Art, Tech + Advocacy Series (2022)

This series consists of themed artist talks by Kit Son Lee, Ada Pinkston, and Federico Cuatlacuatl. The program is produced in collaboration with Public Art for Racial Justice (PARJE) and the Ammerman Center for Art and Technology @ Connecticut College.

Federico Cuatlacuatl

Born in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, Federico Cuatlacuatl is an artist based in Virginia and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Virginia. Federico’s work is invested in disseminating topics of Latinx immigration, social art practice, and cultural sustainability. Building from his own experience growing up as an undocumented immigrant and previously holding DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), Federico’s creative practice centers on the intersectionality of indigeneity and immigration under a pressing Anthropocene, transborder indigeneity, and migrant indigenous futurisms. In 2016, Federico launched the Rasquache Artist Residency in Puebla, Mexico and continues to host artists internationally in his hometown San Francisco Coapan.

Join us for this talk on June 6, 2022 @ 12:00pm!

Ada Pinkston

Ada Pinkston is a multimedia artist, educator, and cultural organizer. Her art eplores the intersection of imagined histories and sociopolitical realities on our bodies, using mono print, performance, video, and collage.

Pinkston’s work has been featured at a variety of spaces, including the Smithsonian Arts and Industries building, the Walters Museum of Art, the Peale Museum, Transmodern Performance Festival, P.S.1, the New Museum, Light City Baltimore, and the streets of Berlin.

In addition to her studio practice, she is a co-founder of the Labbodies Performance Art Laboratory in Baltimore, Maryland. She is currently a lecturer in art education at Towson University.

Kit Son Lee

Kit Son Lee (sometimes Son Kit) is a designer, developer, and artist based in Brooklyn, NY by way of Providence, RI and Koreatown, Los Angeles. Kit’s work investigates, exaggerates, and narrativizes the methods of network surveillance, the attention economy, machine learning, and UX/ UI design to confront them on the field of analogy.

Kit is a co-founder of Codify Art, a Brooklyn-based producorial collective dedicated to supporting work by queer and trans artists of color, and an editor at Queer Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary open-access journal pursuing equitable representation in the arts.