Luz María Sánchez Selected for Climate Change Artist Commission
The Land Heritage Institute (LHI) will be naming renowned Mexican-born artist, Luz María Sánchez as the selected artist for the 2016 Climate Change Artist Commission as part of the annual LHI Art-Sci Symposium tonight at the Southwest School of Art in Coates Chapel at 7:30 pm.
San Antonio, Texas, September 11, 2015 (Newswire.com) - The Land Heritage Institute (LHI) will be naming renowned Mexican-born artist, Luz María Sánchez as the selected artist for the 2016 Climate Change Artist Commission as part of the annual LHI Art-Sci Symposium tonight at the Southwest School of Art in Coates Chapel at 7:30 pm.
The commission is for a significant land art piece to be created on the Land Heritage Institute property, which runs 1200 acres along the Medina River on the south side of San Antonio under development as a land museum.
Luz María Sánchez, a resident of both Mexico City and San Antonio has just returned to the area to present her powerful diaspora exhibition on immigration as part of the Artpace 20th anniversary series, where she was an Artist-in-Residence in 2006. On September 18, she continues to Houston as part of a two-person show at She Works Flexible entitled, detritus exploring the Mexican media and how it covers the violence of the drug war.
Sánchez is an international award winning artist living and working in Mexico and the United States as well as an active scholar, writer and educator. She works with themes such as the Mexican diaspora, violence in the Americas, and the failure of Nation-states. Sánchez employs both sound as well as the moving image in order to create a full sensory experience, thus imbuing the work with a physical immediacy in the face of political trauma. In 2014 she received the First Prize Award for the inaugural Biennial de las Fronteras, and two of her pieces entered the collection of the Linda Pace Foundation. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious national grant Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte by the National Institute of Arts and Culture in Mexico. She is currently a visiting professor in the Department of Digital Arts and Humanities at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Lerma campus, in Mexico City.
Event info: “Climate Change: Facts, Fictions and What it Means to Texas” featuring climate change scientist and expert, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe at Coates Chapel, Southwest School of Art. 300 Augusta Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205