Open Studio Sessions with Maru Aponte, Griffin x ECU Fellowship Studio Award Recipient

November 14, 2023

Live From the Studio with Maru Aponte, Griffin x ECU Fellowship Studio Award Recipient

Join us online to hear what the recipient of the Griffin x ECU Fellowship Studio Award, Maru Aponte, has been up to during her time at Griffin.

Maru Aponte is an artist from the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico. Her work investigates colour and the unknown results of painting. Through her main medium of watercolour, Aponte explores the potential of watercolour in contemporary times. Watercolor is a mediator and channel that transports her home to the ocean, waterfall, pool, rain and humidity of Puerto Rico. Currently pursuing her MFA at Emily Carr in Vancouver, she studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago for two years and was the first Puerto Rican to graduate from the painting department of The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp.

Sunday, November 19 | 1:00 pm  to 2:30 pm

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Curator’s Tour with Lisa Baldissera & Open Studios with Curator Anne Bourrassé and Artist Maru Aponte

Join us for a hybrid Curator’s Tour with Griffin Art Projects director and curator Lisa Baldissera and visit our residency Open Studios to celebrate the work and research of 2023 Paris-Vancouver Program Resident, Anne Bourrassé, and Griffin x ECU Fellowship Recipient, Maru Aponte! Drop in for a casual chat with the residents between 12 and 5 PM.

From 1 to 2  PM, join Lisa Baldissera for a hybrid Curator’s Tour (onsite and online via Zoom) of the current exhibition, SHIFT: Ecologies of Fashion, Form + Textile, followed by audience Q&A. SHIFT addresses the intersection of visual art, fashion and textiles, to consider these practices as worldmaking forms of knowledge and human encounter that comprises every aspect of daily life.

Anne Bourrassé (b. 1991, lives and works in Paris) is an independent curator and art critic at the intersection of the visual arts and the humanities. She is currently director of artistic programming at Le Consulat Voltaire cultural center in Paris and works with numerous cultural institutions in France and abroad. In 2019, she co-founded the association Contemporaines in France to fight against gender inequalities in contemporary art. She is a graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, Sciences Po Paris and Cornell University, USA. She is the winner of the ADIAF Émergence Grant – Curator / Art Critic in France.

Sunday, November 26 | 12:00 pm  to 5:00 pm

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