Visual Voices Colloquium is the Professional Lecture Series of the School of Art and Design and represents a window into the professional world of art and design. Speakers are chosen with faculty guidance to represent leading and emerging talented practitioners, as well as artists whose work lies beyond the subject areas of the program offerings. This is an edited recording of the live conversation with Koyoltzintli Miranda-Rivadeneira on March 23, 2023, hosted on Zoom.
Koyoltzintli Miranda-Rivadeneira is an Ecuadorian American artist and “curandera” from Queens, New York who investigates Indigenous ways of relating to the land, through photography, video, ceramics, and sound. The artist captures within a multifaceted exchange between herself and the land, achieving levels of intimacy as both a creator and a subject, an intimacy that is often withheld through the Westernized lens of photography and video’s history of colonial bias.
Miranda-Rivadeneira has exhibited at the United Nations and Aperture Foundation, both NY; and the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC. She has been an artist in residence in the United States, France, and Italy and has taught at CalArts, School of Visual Arts, International Center of Photography, and City University of New York. Miranda-Rivadeneira is a recipient of multiple awards and fellowships including the NYFA Fellowship, and the Photographic Fellowship at the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris. Her first monograph, “Other Stories,” was published in 2017 by Autograph ABP. Her work was featured in the Native America issue of “Aperture (no. 240)” published in fall 2020, as well as in the book “Latinx Photography in the United States: A Visual History” by Elizabeth Ferrer, published in January 2021.
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