Connections, Collaboration & Change: A Lecture by Tanya Aguiñiga
Thursday, February 27, 2020
7pm – 9pm
Studio Theatre, Bill Boyle Artport
235 Queens Quay West
Tanya Aguiñiga is an artist whose practice seamlessly moves from sculpture to furniture; site-specific installation to performance; wearables to homegoods. She invigorates the language and methodologies of art, craft – predominately weaving – and design to generate dialogue and provocations highlighting identity, culture, gender, immigration and community.
Aguiñiga was raised in Tijuana, Mexico and crossed the border every day for 14 years to go to school in the United States. More than a “news story”, the U.S.-Mexico border is a lived experience for Aguiñiga. Her bi-national reality has resulted in her fluid relationship with identity that resonates throughout her art activism.
Aguiñiga will talk about her multi-dimensional practice, the integration of the personal and shared experience, the emotional power of collaboration and a life devoted to art as an impetus to make change.
– Melanie Egan, Director of Craft & Design, Harbourfront Centre
We want to thank OCAD for partnering with us for this event.
Making & Thinking: Contemporary Craft & Design Series
This dynamic series addresses current topics of significance and interest within the contemporary craft and design field by inviting artists, curators and writers who are spearheading contemporary thought and practice.