Artist Talk By Peggy Ahwesh

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University of Texas at Austin Department of Art and Art History says
Artist Talk by Peggy Ahwesh
Tuesday, March 22
6 p.m.
Doty Fine Arts Building, UT Campus, Room 2.204
Free and open to the public

Over the last twenty years, Peggy Ahwesh has produced a diverse body of work in the field of experimental film and video. A true bricoleur, her tools include narrative and documentary styles, improvised performance and scripted dialog, found footage, digital animation, and crude Pixelvision video. Using this range of approaches, she investigates systems of meaning in mass culture, expanding in recent years to consider critiques of digital culture, including videogames and the Internet. Ahwesh has developed a practice that insists on political and social topicality, handled with theoretical and formal rigor, while still valuing humor and playfulness.

Peggy Ahwesh received her B.F.A. from Antioch College. Her work has been widely shown including at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; the Balie Theater, Amsterdam; the Filmmuseum, Frankfurt; the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam; Museu d'Art Contemporani Barcelona, Barcelona; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, among other venues. Her numerous awards include an Alpert Award in the Arts, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and grants from the Jerome Foundation, Creative Capital, and the New York State Council on the Arts. Ahwesh’s work is represented by Microscope Gallery and Electronic Arts Intermix in New York and Video Data Bank in Chicago. She teaches at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
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