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POSTPONED: Art as Historical Praxis featuring Álvaro D. Márquez

Due to ongoing health concerns, this event has been postponed. For more information about the status of CGU events and the precautions we are taking during this time, click here.

Artwork: The Great L.A. Real Estate Fire by Álvaro D. Márquez

Join us for a special talk with Álvaro D. Márquez, an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and researcher whose work examines the lives of history in the popular imagination. Working with printmaking, installation, and sculpture, his work challenges the notion that writing is the only, or primary, mode of social and intellectual critique, arguing instead for the role of the embodied and the visual in the transmission of historical memory.

This event is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be provided.

Álvaro D. Márquez is a visual artist and professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies at East Los Angeles College Márquez’s work explores questions of social, racial, and gender inequality and engages questions about the self, history, and one’s place in it. After deciding that a PhD in American Studies was not the best path for his goals, Márquez enrolled in an MFA program in Printmaking at CSU Long Beach, which he is currently completing. Márquez also has an MA in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California and a BA in US History from Brown University.