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Artist Slide Show and Talk

Monday, October 24, 2016
4:30pm – 6:30pm

Stamford Campus
MPR (108)

Artist Xaviera Simmons will give a talk

Xaviera Simmons completed a BFA in Photography from Bard College after a 2-year walking pilgrimage retracing the Atlantic slave trade. She participated in the studio program of the Whitney ISP while also completing a 2-year actor training conservatory with The Maggie Flanigan Studio. Xaviera has exhibited nationally and internationally and her major exhibitions and performances include The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, Nouveau Museum National de Monaco, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Public Art Fund, and The Sculpture Center. Simmons is a recipient of numerous awards including The David Driskell Prize, The Jerome Foundation Travel Fellowship, an Art Matters Fellowship, and a SmARTPower Fellowship. Simmons was a 2012 AIR at The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Co-sponsored by WGSS and Franklin Street Works.

Contact:

ingrid.semaan@uconn.edu

Stamford Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies (primary), Stamford Campus, Stamford Events

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