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In the Studio: Amelia Bande

Americas Society

May 22, 2020


Amelia Bande in conversation with Aimé Iglesias Lukin, Director and Chief Curator of Visual Arts.

Join us live on Instagram from your cell phone, or watch here and on YouTube live or after, for a series of remote visits to artists' studios to bring Americas Society's Visual Arts public programs to your home. Every Wednesday and Friday this month, contemporary artists will dialogue with our Visual Arts department about their work and practice.

About the artist:

Amelia Bande is Brooklyn-based artist from Chile working primarily in performance. She started her professional work in Santiago, Chile as a playwright, where she won the National Playwriting Showcase in 2006 and received a National Fund for Arts and Culture Grant in 2009 and 2010. Her plays “Chueca” and “Partir y Renunciar” were published by Sangría Editora in 2012. Bande has an MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish at NYU. Living in New York she began to work with fewer boundaries as an artist. Text is a starting point for her live and visual representations that include humor, music, and the body, often spurred by autobiographical information. Bande has presented work and performed at The Poetry Project, Artists Space, PS1, The Kitchen, Abrons Arts Center, Performance Space, Storm King Arts Center, Knockdown Center, Flux Factory, Tucson Jewish Museum, Andy Warhol Museum, Tang Museum, NgBK Berlin and others. She has taught performance and writing workshops at Skidmore College, NYU, Yale, Carnegie Mellon, Wesleyan, and Bard Universities. Her written work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, leading to the release of “The Clothes We Wear” by Belladonna in 2017. She was co-editor of Critical Correspondence, an online journal of Movement Research 2017-2019. A cassette tape was released with recordings from early performance work by Infinito Audio in 2018. Bande has been an artist in residency at Shandaken Projects, Yaddo, and Fire Island Artists Residency in New York, and WORM Filmwerkplaats in Rotterdam. In addition to making art she works as a Spanish teacher.

Follow the conversation on Instagram: #IntheStudioAS | @americassociety.visualarts

Visit the Americas Society Visual Arts YouTube Channel for recordings of In the Studio Series and other previous events.

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— Book Launch: Alejandra Seeber – Picture This Featuring the Artist in Conversation with Guillermo Kuitca

Image caption: Amelia Bande performing at EFA Project Space, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.