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Each semester this series brings to campus prominent artists and scholars to give free, public on-campus presentations, critique student work, and participate in events, projects, and lectures. 

     S/2020 Visiting Artist Series                 



       build. VPA 72



        build. VPA 72

        Reception: 5:30-6pm

          *This event is in conjunction with the

           24th Annual CAHSS Social Justice Colloquium

      All Events are Free and Open to the Public

S/2020 Visiting Artist Series:

Luis Sahagun

Date: March 19, 2020

Time: 6-8pm

Location: Build. 72, VPA Complex

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Free and Open to the Public!

Luis Sahagun was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico in 1982. His grandfather came to the United States in the 1940s under the Bracero Program, working in Chicago Height’s steel industry. Sahagun’s father found field work in the late 1970s, and Luis was brought to this country in 1985, living undocumented until he was naturalized in 1995 under Ronald Reagan’s Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Sahagun, a 2001 graduate of Chicago Height’s Bloom High School, earned his BFA from Southern Illinois University in 2006 and his MFA in painting from Northern Illinois University in 2015. He has participated in multiple solo, juried, invitational, and national exhibits in the U.S and Mexico. In addition to being featured in New American Paintings (Issue #111), Luis' work has also been showcased at the International Exposition of Contemporary Art (expo) Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago Cultural Center, and the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. Sahagun has worked as a Teaching Artist for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, the Smart Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. He is currently an Artist-in-Residence/Visiting Professor for Critical Race Studies in Michigan State University.



S/2020 Visiting Artist Series

Leila Weefur

Date: April 9, 2020
Time: 6-8pm

Reception: 5:30-6pm

Location: VPA 72, VPA Complex

This Event is in conjunction with the 24th Annual  Social Justice Colloquium. 

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Free and Open to the Public!

Leila Weefur (She/They/He) is a trans-gender noncomforming artist, writer, and curator based in Oakland, CA. Their interdisciplinary practice examines the performativity intrinsic to systems of belonging present in our lived experiences. The work brings together concepts of the sensorial memory, abject, hyper surveillance, and the erotic.


Weefur has worked with local and national institutions including SFMOMA, The Wattis Institute, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, New York. Weefur is a visiting lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, the San Francisco Art Institute and is a member of The Black Aesthetic.

Weefur is the Audio/Video, Editor In Chief at Art Practical and a member of The Black Aesthetic.