Gabriel García Román

Gabriel García Román
Tuesday, May 10 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Tishman Lecture Hall
VALS—Spring 2022
Tuesday, May 10 2022 7:00 PM Tuesday, May 10 2022 8:00 PM America/New_York Gabriel García Román OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Gabriel García Román will give a presentation as part of the Visual Arts Lecture Series. Tishman Lecture Hall Bennington College

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Each term, Bennington offers a program of five-six lectures by visiting arts professionals: artists, curators, historians and critics, selected to showcase the diversity of contemporary art practices. Designed to enhance a broader and deeper knowledge of various disciplines in the Visual Arts and to stimulate campus dialogue around topical issues of contemporary art and culture, these thematically connected presentations offer students the opportunity to explore ideas from multiple perspectives over the course of the term.

The theme for VALS this term is Looking Forward: Disrupting and Reimagining. 

About the Speaker

Gabriel García Román was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and raised in Chicago’s northwest side. He received his B.A. from The City College of New York where he studied Studio Art and currently resides in New York City. 

García Román is a multi-disciplinary artist and craftsman who examines and decodes the politics of identity through intricate and process-based work. His art has been acquired by the International Center of Photography and has been shown at the Museum of Latin American Art (Long Beach, CA), Galería de la Raza (San Francisco, CA), Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York, NY), the Center for Photography at Woodstock (Woodstock, NY), BRIC (Brooklyn, NY), and numerous other institutions and galleries. 

He was a 2018 recipient of the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture’s artist grant and in 2019 was commissioned by the Leslie-Lohman Museum to bring his Queer Icons series into the streets for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots where 100 Queer Icons flags were marched down the World Pride route. In 2020, García Román was one of 10 artists in residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
for Workspace, their flagship residency program.