The UNLV Department of Art welcomes Aram Moshayedi to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on Thursday, September 6, 2018, 7 p.m. for the Fall Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
Aram Moshayedi is a curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, where he most recently organized the exhibition and publication Stories of Almost Everyone. In 2016, he co-curated (with Hamza Walker) Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only. Since joining the Hammer in 2013, he has organized projects by artists Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Andrea Büttner, Oliver Payne and Keiichi Tanaami, Andrea Bowers, Simon Denny, Avery Singer, Maria Hassabi, and Mario Garcia Torres, as well as All the Instruments Agree: An Exhibition or a Concert, a two-day program of live music and sound performed by visual artists. He was formerly associate curator at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT), where he organized exhibitions and oversaw the production of new works by The Otolith Group, Slavs and Tatars, Jordan Wolfson, Tony Cokes, Ming Wong, Erlea Maneros Zabala, and Geoffrey Farmer. He has contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues as well as such publications as Artforum, Art in America, Frieze, Metropolis M, Parkett, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, and Bidoun, for which he is a contributing editor.
The UNLV Visiting Artist Lecture Series features a diverse array of some of the most compelling artists and thinkers working in the art world today. This important program brings both established and emerging artists to visit the campus and discuss their work in public lectures and to offer individual critiques to our BFA and MFA students. This program has established itself as an invaluable resource for UNLV students and the public alike. The primary mission of the UNLV Artist Lecture Series is to educate, inspire and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through visual presentations and discourse.