Edgar Endress Rankin Scholar
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Edgar Endress – an award-winning, international, multi-disciplinary artist and activist-- will be presenting on his work and life in an engaging, interactive slide lecture. Often working collaboratively, the artist’s work integrates many disciplines: including New Media, Film & Video, Anthropology and International/Global Studies. His projects explore the complex narratives of global immigration and displacement.
Edgar Endress is a George Mason University assistant professor teaching new media and public art. Born in Chile, he has exhibited extensively throughout the Americas, most recently in Museum of Cotemporary Art MACBA Barcelona, Spain at the Land Art Biennial in Mongolia, and in Pacific Time at the Getty Museum. In 2015, in association with Provisions, he initiated the Floating Lab Collective, a team of interdisciplinary artists who deploy innovative art projects in collaboration with urban communities. His work focuses on syncretism in the Andes, displacement in the Caribbean, and mobile art-making practices. He received his MFA in Video Art from Syracuse University. He has received numerous grants and fellowships, including from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the NEA and the Creative Capital Fund.