2019 Hoffman Lecture with Daniel Joseph Martinez and Pilar Tompkins Rivas

Daniel Joseph Martinez will give a performative lecture that will be followed by a conversation with Pilar Tompkins Rivas. The conversation will center on Martinez’s expansive practice and developments in the framing of artistic production engaged in political and social critique in recent decades. Daniel Joseph Martinez is a Los Angeles-based artist and educator who engages in an interrogation of social, political and cultural mores. Operating with fluidity and as open source manifestations not bound by any singular category, his works extend from the ephemeral to the solid. Martinez’s practice takes the form of text, sculpture, photography, painting, installation, robotics, performance and public interventions to unapologetically question issues of the politics of race, personal and collective identity, vision and visuality, and the fissures formed between the appearance and the perception of difference. Martinez represented the U.S. in 11 biennials worldwide, including the Venice Biennial (1993); Istanbul Biennial (2011); Lyon Biennial, France (2013); among others, and received numerous fellowship awards. Most recently, Martinez was the recipient of The Headlands Center Residency, San Francisco (2019). His work can be found in public collections in the United States including the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts Houston, MFAH; and the Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, Texas. Committed to artist-run and not for profit galleries and organizations, Martinez was a co-founder of Deep River and LA>

Friday, March 29, 2019 at 5:30pm to 5:30pm

Art Building (ART)
2301 SAN JACINTO BLVD , Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Arts & Humanities


Department of Art & Art History, College of Fine Arts

Target Audience

Students, General Public

Import Type

COFA/Art & Art History



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