Lecture by Andrea Bowers

Presented as part of CCA's Graduate Program in Fine Arts Satellite Lecture Series
November 18, 2010, 7:30–9:00 pm

No Olvidado (Not Forgotten), 2010, graphite on paper, each 120 x 50 in., installation view

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Andrea Bowers's recent work explores contemporary issues of power, landscape, site, memorials—visible and invisible—and the American West.

She focuses on contentious locations where countries and corporations are willing to cause environmental degradation or human rights violations for the purpose of attaining or maintaining power. One of the earliest functions of the landscape picture has been to provide evidence of ownership; in her recent work Bowers aims to reveal the abuse of ownership. Bowers will discuss recent projects that focus on two different sites in the American West: public land in Utah and the Mexican/American border.

Andrea Bowers received her MFA at the California Institute of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited at Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, Germany; REDCAT, Los Angeles; Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Bard College, New York; Cinema of Museum Ludwig, Cologne; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; Sammlung Goetz, Seedamm Kulturzentrum, Switzerland; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt; UCLA Armand Hammer Museum; Deichtorhallen, Hamburg; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.