Workshop: Socially Engaged Art with Patricia Vázquez Gómez

Tue, February 9, 20214:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Bodecker Foundation
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This workshop will focus on creative exercises and conversations about the ideas and concepts that define Socially Engaged Art, an artistic practice that experiments with social situations, relationships, and contexts (ie. people) the same way a studio-based artist manipulates paint, clay, or video as their medium. We will delve into the work of artists like Pedro Reyes and Miranda July, use audio and video to create call-and-response conversations with artists across distance, and explore the wonders of “self-karaoke” to build new understandings of the experiences we are having in this moment.

Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-5:30pmn | February 9th, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25

  • Patricia Vázquez Gómez

    Patricia Vázquez Gómez works and lives between the ancient Tenochtitlán and the unceded, occupied, stolen and colonized lands of the Chinook, Clackamas, Multnomah and other Indigenous peoples. Her art practice investigates the social functions of art, the intersections between aesthetics, ethics and politics, and the expansion of community based art practices. She uses a variety of media to carry out her research: painting, printmaking, video, exhibitions, music and socially engaged art projects. The purpose and methodologies of her work are deeply informed by her experiences working in the immigrant rights and other social justice movements. Her work has been shown at the Portland Art Museum, the Reece Museum, the Paragon Gallery, and the Houston Art League, but also in other spaces such as apartments complexes, community-based organizations and schools. She is the recipient of the 2013 Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize and has received support from the Ford Foundation, Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC), the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Portland’s Jade and Midway Districts and the Oregon Community Foundation. Patricia’s work can be explored at


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