Weaving Data: the work of Paola Torrez Núñez de Prado
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About the Event
Join us for a seminar on the work of Paola Torrez Núñez de Prado, with Dr. Giuliana Borea as we explore the exertion of power in the hierarchy of translation and interpretation. Dismantling and decoding languages lost, and dissecting the use of data and AI in interpretation.
Speakers: Paola Torrez Núñez de Prado (artist, Peru) & Dr. Giuliana Borea (Academic, Peru)
Moderator: Silvana Lagos (Curator, Writer & Studio Director for Carsten Höller)
Paola Torrez Núñez de Prado is an artist and researcher of transdisciplinarity, working with textile assemblages and embroideries, painting, sound, digital media, interactive art, and video. Using both contemporary and ancient/traditional technologies, she explores the limits of sensorial experience by examining concepts like interpretation, translation, and misrepresentation while exerting a critical view upon the hegemonic history of technology and the arts. She is the recipient of the Artists + Machine Intelligence Grant from Google Arts and Culture and Google AI. Her works are in collections of the Swedish Public Art Agency (2018), Malmo City Museum (2017), and she was the winner of the “Local Media: Amazon Ecoregion: contest of Vivo Arte.mov in Brazil (2013).
Giuliana Borea received her PhD in Anthropology from New York University in September 2016. Her thesis, for which she received the Wenner-Gren Research Fieldwork Grant, explored the transformation of the Lima art scene in relation to Peru's political economy and changes in the larger art world. As part of her fellowship at the Institute of Latin American Studies, Giuliana will develop her doctoral thesis into a book manuscript, ‘The Reconfiguring of the Lima Art Scene: Acting across Arenas’. She will be presenting her work in different seminars, organising a conference on art participation and its paradoxes, and expanding Latin American networks on visual arts and culture. She maintains a close academic relationship with the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú where she is a lecturer in the Department of Social Science and the Coordinator of the Visual Anthropology Research Group. Her courses have covered topics such as art and anthropology; museum theory and practices; material culture and materiality; urban anthropology; methodology and thesis seminars.
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