Abraham Cruzvillegas in conversation with Francis McKee
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 from 18:00 to 19:30 (BST)
An opportunity to hear acclaimed artist Abraham Cruzvillegas (born Mexico City, 1968) discuss his recent projects in conversation with Francis McKee, Director of Glasgow's CCA. This event takes place as the artist prepares to launch the inaugural Hyundai Commission for Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in October this year.
Abraham Cruzvillegas has received international recognition for his work, which in recent years has often been created in relation to the concept of 'autoconstrucción' (self-construction), which he derives from the ad-hoc house-building undertaken by his family and other migrants to Mexico City in the 1960s. Since undertaking a six-month residency at Cove Park in 2008, and as a result presenting the exhibition 'Autoconstrucción' at CCA in the same year, Cruzvillegas has exhibited widely. Recent solo shows include: Museo Jumex, Mexico City (2014); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2014); Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis (2013); CCA Wattis, San Francisco (2009). He has also been included in many group exhibitions, including: Sharjah Biennial (2015); The Shanghai Biennial (2012); dOCUMENTA 13 (2012) and the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011).
When & Where
Cove Park/University of Glasgow's School of Culture & Creative Arts
Cove Park's international residency programme creates opportunities for artists working in all art forms and at all stages of their careers. Located in Argyll on Scotland's west coast, Cove Park provides artists, collaborative groups and organisations with the space, time and support necessary to develop new work. In 2016, Cove Park will launch a new Artists' Centre, studios and accommodation, to create more opportunities for artists and provide a new educational and participatory programme. Cove Park works in partnership with national and international arts organisations and we are pleased to present this event in collaboration with CCA and the Univerity of Glasgow's School of Culture & Creative Arts.