Roberto Visani, Artist-in-Residence at University of the Arts London, to Exhibit Work at Chelsea College of Art
Visani to show works created during this month-long residency program in London.
Roberto Visani (Fellow in Sculpture ‘07) has had a productive month in London as Artist-in-Residence at Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Arts, both affiliated with University of the Arts London. His residency began in mid-February and will conclude with a public exhibition of the work he has created. See below for details on the exhibition and residency.
Title: Roberto Visani Exhibition
When: Monday, March 13, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Where: Chelsea College of Art, 16 John Islip Street, MA Fine Art: Chelsea Gallery, Room A203, London SWIP 4JU
The unique residency program is giving the New York-based artist an exciting opportunity to work in central London alongside the colleges’ staff and students. While abroad, Visani is delivering lectures and leading a series of workshops for Fine Arts students, deriving fresh inspiration from his new surroundings, and undertaking his own research and practice. He recently reflected on his experience of creating work abroad in an interview with Patricia Ellis, Course Leader of MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts. Below is an excerpt from their conversation:
Because of the time frame, I decided to create collages while I’m here, which is a way I intuitively respond to a situation. These works negotiate a dialog between figure and ground through the translation of texture, color, media, etc., and have a loose relationship to the reformation of identity which is something that comes up throughout my work.
Visani is a multi-media artist residing in Brooklyn. He has exhibited his work internationally at venues including New Museum of Contemporary Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and The Bronx Museum of Art, all in New York; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; The Contemporary Arts Center, Cleveland; Barbican Galleries, London; and the Ghana National Museum, Accra. He will next exhibit a large, site-specific piece in The Joshua Triennial from March 31 – April 2, 2017 in Joshua Tree, California. Since 2004, Visani has taught at John Jay College, where he is an associate professor of art.
Images, from top: Roberto Visani delivering a lecture at Chelsea College of Art; V&A Cafe, Victoria and Albert Museum; Untitled Mixed Media Collage; Ester Mahiangu, BMW Art Car 12, 1991, as seen at British Museum; and Untitled Mixed Media Collage. Photo Credit: Courtesy Roberto Visani