Lecture: Thursday October 23
UNM Hibben Center, Rm 105 <map>
Irvin Morazan Bio:
Born in El Salvador, Mr. Morazan and his family immigrated to New Jersey when he was nine to escape the Salvadorian Civil War. The artist draws on both of these cultures with the fantastical sculptures he creates to be worn in performances, photographs and videos that intertwine his indigenous ancestry with contemporary urban subcultures. Merging old tribal traditions with urban street aesthetics, he creates new personas that blur the boundaries of stereotypes. In so doing, Mr. Morazon draws upon multiple associations and meanings while valuing history, theory, humor and everyday life.