We are pleased to announce the upcoming speaker for PhotoEye is Bessma Khalaf!! Please join us on April 20, 2017 at 6:30pm to welcome Bessma Khalaf. The lecture will take place at the Performing Arts Center, Building 100, Room 133.
PhotoEye is produced with the support of the Janice E. & Bernard Charles Photography Endowment of the Napa Valley College Foundation and co-presented by di Rosa.
Bessma Khalaf (born 1978 in Baghdad, Iraq) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Oakland, California. She utilizes Photography, video, sculpture and performance to explore the boundaries of landscape, place, and image. While employing processes of degradation such as (burning, smashing, shattering, melting, defacing, eating, regurgitating, etc.)
Khalaf earned her B.A. from San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, and M.F.A. from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Her works have been exhibited at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY; Steven Wolf Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA; Gallery Four, Baltimore, MD; 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA and the ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY. Khalaf has been the recipient of a Murphy Cadogan Fellowship and the Vision From The New California Award in addition to a residency at the Kala Art Institute. Her work has been featured and reviewed in publications such as Zyzzyva, Artforum, the San Francisco Tribune and Baltimore City Paper. Khalaf is currently represented by Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA.
Valerie Mendoza was born in the Bay Area and taught part-time at the San Francisco Art Institute, U.C. Santa Cruz and Civic Arts Education before accepting a position as an Assistant Professor with the University of Florida in 1999. She lived and worked in Florida for five years. She has been an Assistant Professor with San José State University since 2004.
Mendoza received an MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1995, and a BFA from San José State University in 1992. She has exhibited internationally, with installation and video work included in Ars Latina 2007, at the Centro Estatal de las Artes in Mexicali, Mexico (June 2007), Site, Intervention, Identity at the Limerick City Gallery of Art in Limerick, Ireland (2004), and the 16th Annual Festival International Du Film Vidéo, Vébron, France (2003). Recent national exhibitions include Her Shorts, with the Plugged Women’s Video Collective in Tucson, Arizona (May 2007), Tergloba at the Meadowbrook Art Gallery in Rochester, Michigan (March 2007), Illegal Entry featuring the work of 5 artists addressing border issues at Galería de la Raza in San Francisco, California (May, 2006), Packed, an exhibition featuring the work of artists from Ireland and the US at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia (February, 2006), the 8th International Open at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, Illinois (March, 2005), En Masse, San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, California (March, 2005) and The Art of Illness: Examining the Biomedical Paradigm at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville Museum Gallery (January, 2005), among many others.
Napa Valley College Performing Arts
Center Room 133, Building 100
Thursday November 17, 2016 ,6:30pm
2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy. Napa, CA
Free to Public
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Produced with support from the Janice E. & Bernard Charlup Photography Endowment of the Napa Valley College Foundation.
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