Place: Imagined Places and (De)Territorialized Identities in Postcolonial Black Arts

April 16| 2pm | Instructor: Samba Camara

Instructor: Samba Camara of FIU Samba Camara is Adjunct Professor of African Art and Literatures and Wolof Language at Florida International University. He is a PhD candidate at Ohio University’s School of Interdisciplinary Arts and is completing a doctoral dissertation on postcolonial nationhood focusing on Islamic poetry, popular music, and the negotiation of »

MOCA Contemporary Dialogues

Saturday, April 2, 6:30 pm

  MOCA CONTEMPORARY DIALOGUES Saturday, April 2, 6:30 pm The colonial body in performance: a Caribbean/Afro-French perspective. Stéphanie Melyon-Reinette, PhD Artist and performer, member of the Comité Nationale pour la Mémoire et l’Histoire de l’Esclavage, independent researcher, cultural activist. Jorge Luis Gutiérrez Museum and visual arts manager, doctoral candidate and »

Time: The Past is More Infinite Than the Future – Collapsing the linear

Mar. 12 | 2pm | Instructors: william cordova and Onajide Shabaka

  Instructor: william cordova, artist william cordova is an interdisciplinary cultural practitioner born in Lima, Peru and living in Miami/New York City. Cordova’s work addresses the metaphysics of space and time and how objects change and perception changes when we move around in space. Cordova received a BFA from the School of »

Identity Issues: Nationality and Ethnicity

Mar. 5 | 2pm | Instructor: Dr. Maya Boutaghou

  Instructor: Dr. Maya Boutaghou, Assistant Professor in Modern Languages & Women’s and Gender Studies Dr. Boutaghou is currently Assistant Professor in Modern Languages and Women’s and Gender Studies at Florida International University.  From 2008 to 2010 she was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles. »

Spirituality: A Discussion of the Sacred Arts of Afro-Cuban Lukumí Religion

Feb. 27 | 2pm | Instructor: Martin Tsang

  Instructors: Martin Tsang PhD Martin Tsang is a cultural and historical anthropologist with a focus on Chinese people in Cuba and Afro-Caribbean religiosity. His doctoral research investigated Chinese influence in Afro-Cuban religion. Martin is also a Lukumí priest and creates Lukumí bead work. In 2012, Alexander Fernández and Martin curated »

Language: An Artist’s Perspective

Feb. 20 | 2pm | Instructor: Rosa Naday Garmendia

Using letters, words and Spanglish phrases to interpret and re-purpose meanings addressing contemporary issues   Instructor: Rosa Naday Garmendia, creative thinker and producer Rosa Naday Garmendia is a socially engaged artist whose art making process is fed by her interest in the human condition. For the last 15 years she has cultivated a diverse artistic practice using a »

Identity Issues: Protest Art: (Re)constructing Spaces of Resistance

Jan. 23 | 2pm | Instructor Dr. Alessandra Rosa

Instructor: Dr. Alessandra Rosa, Sociocultural Anthropology, Puerto Rican Studies, Social Movements, National Identity, and Media at FIU Alessandra Rosa is a practicing sociocultural anthropologist and activist researcher. She focuses on social movements, education, national identity(ies), discourses, and how these intersect and are manifested through the media. As a transnational feminist scholar, »

Identity Issues: Feminist and Queer Art

Jan. 16 | 2pm | Instructor David Rohn

Artists that the lecture will cover and may be present for the lecture (including but not limited to): Instructor: David Rohn, Visual & Performance Artist David Rohn grew up in the NY suburbs, by turn New Jersey, Long Island and Connecticut, studied art and urbanism at Colgate and NYU, then »


Saturday, 12.05.15 | 6pm

Saturday, 12.05.15 | 6pm  ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LECTURE:  Latin America in the Twenty First century:  A Perspective By Professor George Yudice, University of Miami The 2015 International Lecture focuses on the concepts of de-territorialization and imagined communities to rethink the dynamics of movements and social networks in the era of globalization. »