Body Vulnerable Body Protected

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Body Vulnerable Body Protected:
Selected Films and Videos by Nao Bustamante
October 9 – 21, 2017

Hopper Visiting Artist Talk:
Thursday, October 12, 5:30pm
Ayres Hall 106
Reception to follow at the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery.

The Jacki Headley University Art Gallery is pleased to partner with the Hopper Visiting Artist, Nao Bustamante to present Body Vulnerable Body Protected: Selected Films and Videos by Nao Bustamante. The Hopper Visiting Artists Series is sponsored by the Shari and David Hopper Fund.


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Nao Bustamante. Photograph by Eleanor Goldsmith

Nao Bustamante is an internationally recognized artist, residing in Los Angeles, California. Her diverse practice encompasses performance art, video installation, filmmaking, and writing. Her work has been featured at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Museum of Modern Art in New York, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Sundance International Film Festival/New Frontier, Outfest International Film Festival, El Museo del Barrio, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, First International Performance Biennial, Deformes in Santiago, Chile and the Kiasma Museum of Helsinki. She was also an unlikely contestant on TV network, Bravo’s “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist.” She has received several fellowships, including the Anonymous Was a Woman fellowship, the (Short-term) CMAS-Benson Latin American Collection Research Fellowship, and was named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, and a Lambent Fellow. Bustamante has been the Artist in Residence at UC Riverside, the American Studies Association, and was the UC MEXUS Scholar in Residence at the Vincent Price Art Museum in Los Angeles. She also received the Chase Legacy award in Film (In conjunction with Kodak and HBO), and a Makers Muse Award from the Kindle Foundation. Her video work is included in the Kadist Art Foundation collection.

Bustamante received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, New Genres program and attended the Skowhegen School of Painting and Sculpture. Currently she holds the position of Professor and Vice Dean of Art at the USC Roski School of Art and Design.

Cover Image: Still from Soldadera, 2015.

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