Thanks to generous support from the Alturas Foundation and the UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts, UTSA proudly announces the opening of Kukuli Velarde: CORPUS at the Russel Hill Rogers Galleries at the UTSA Southwest Campus. CORPUS is comprised of ceramic and fabric works that encourage reflection on the meaning of survival in the face of colonialism. Fifteen ceramic sculptures, each with matching tapestries, will be presented in a symbolic representation of the annual Corpus Christi festival in Cusco, Perú. The sculptures reference indigenous pre-Columbian forms and iconographies in a visual representation of syncretic aesthetic, cultural, and religious traditions. Kukuli Velarde, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a multi-talented artist, working in ceramics, painting, drawing, and installation. Velarde received a BFA from Hunter College in New York City.
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https://secure.touchnet.com/C20590_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1069 The Halsey Institute has produced an exhibition catalogue to accompany Kukuli Velarde: CORPUS which will debut Peruvian American artist Kukuli Velarde’s CORPUS project in its entirety for the first time. CORPUS is comprised of ceramic and fabric works that encourage reflection on the meaning of survival in the face of colonialism. Fifteen ceramic sculptures, each […]
6:30 PM ESTWednesday, April 20, 2022 link: https://moadmdc.org/programs-events/kukuli-velarde-in-search-of-a-connection Peruvian artist Kukuli Velarde joins Kislak Center Curator Carol Damian to focus on three bodies of work by the artist—Corpus, Plunder Me Baby, and Isichapuitu—and to explore how her work engages the complexities of identity and cultural appropriation in the face of enduring colonization, […]
March 12 @ 10:00 am
Celebrate the Kukuli Velarde: CORPUS at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College! Join in on hands-on art making activities (10 a.m.–4 p.m.) and a tour of the exhibition with the artist (2–3 p.m.).
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By Jennifer Mulson email@example.com Feb 14, 2022 Updated Feb 14, 2022 View Comments “San Jose,” part of “Kukuli Velarde: Corpus.” The installation will open Friday at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. Courtesy “Patron Santiago,” part of “Kukuli Velarde: Corpus.” The installation will open Friday at Colorado Springs […]
https://www.berkshireeagle.com/arts_and_culture/arts-theater/ferrin-contemporary-clay-cristina-cordova–kukuli-velarde/article_af2cd06c-3c08-11ec-b324-f72d4c98e2dc.html By Jennifer Huberdeau, The Berkshire Eagle Nov 5, 2021 Velarde’s figure is looking out toward America, and at the same time side-to-side and behind, as an attitude of awareness to her surroundings. All of this is painted as an almost-but-not-quite-Vitruvian-meets-the-crucified-Christ-woman to comment on the the cultural expectations of femme […]
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Frank feminism at Taller Puertorriqueño Kukuli Velarde, a Peruvian-born Philadelphia artist, is known primarily for her feminist ceramic reinterpretations of pre-Columbian sculptures. The recipient of a Pew Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship, she is now having her first Philadelphia solo show of paintings, at Taller Puertorriqueno. “The Complicit Eye” features […]