Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Lecture Series: Astria Suparak

The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies is thrilled to welcome Astria Suparak for a lecture on her work and practice.

Astria Suparak is an artist, writer, and curator based in Oakland, California.

Her cross-disciplinary projects address complex and urgent issues (like institutionalized racism, feminisms and gender, colonialism) made accessible through a popular culture lens, such as science fiction movies, rock music, and sports. Straddling creative and scholarly work, the projects often take the form of publicly available tools and databases, chronicling subcultures and omitted perspectives.

Over the last year Suparak’s creative projects have been exhibited and performed at MoMA, ICA LA, the Walker Art Center, the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, and as part of the For Freedoms billboard series. She has curated exhibitions, screenings, and performances for art institutions and festivals including the Liverpool Biennial, Museo Rufino Tamayo, The Kitchen, Eyebeam, MoMA PS1, and Expo Chicago, as well as for unconventional spaces, such as roller-skating rinks, sports bars, and rock clubs. Suparak is the winner of the 2022 San Francisco Bay Area Artadia Award.

Free and open to the public. All are welcome.

This lecture is hosted by PNCA’s MFA in Visual Studies program