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Artist Steffani Jemison to Speak at the University of Hartford

October 28, 2019
Revelation by Steffani Jemison
Steffani Jemison, “REVELATiON” (2019), Neon, transformers, hardware, installation view, MASS MoCA, Photography (c) MASS MoCA
Similitude by Steffani Jemison
Steffani Jemison, Similitude, (2019) video still

Artist Steffani Jemison presents “In Succession” at the University of Hartford on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Jemison’s artist talk, part of the Auerbach Lecture Series, begins at 2:30 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium on the University campus, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford. This lecture is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

Jemison uses time-based, photographic, and discursive platforms to examine "progress" and its alternatives. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions and commissioned performances include De Appel, Stedelijk Museum, Kai Matsumiya, MASS MoCA, Jeu de Paume, CAPC Bordeaux, Nottingham Contemporary, and the Museum of Modern Art. Recent and current group exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial 2019 and Black Refractions, the touring permanent collection exhibition of the Studio Museum in Harlem. Jemison’s work is in several public collections, including the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Kadist Foundation. 

Jemison was born in Berkeley, California, and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2009) and a BA in Comparative Literature from Columbia University (2003).

Jemison’s visit is made possible by The Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund of the Hartford Art School Endowment, Inc.

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