Sofia Bastidas ’13 (BA) has been selected to be the 2016 Pollock Curatorial Fellow at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Sofia Bastidas is a Miami-based artist and art historian. She was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador. A graduate of Florida International University, Bastidas is the founder and director of Dwelling Projects, a traveling residency that partners with organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean to create sustainable models of mentoring rooted in practice and leadership. (Source: Cannonball)
Her new fellowship is at the Pollock Gallery at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, which holds a significant and valuable academic role in the University’s learning environment in addition to playing a vital role in the Dallas/Fort Worth arts community. Exhibiting work by student and faculty members as well as emerging and established local, national and international artists, the Gallery also serves as a platform for the dissemination of ideas and discourse related to historical, modern and contemporary arts practices. Providing the Division of Art with an arena where connections critical to the educational process can develop and unfold, the Pollock Gallery functions as a hub that connects the studio classroom with contemporary arts practice and provides a place for the consideration of pedagogy, artistic production and meaning on a larger scale. (Source: Southern Methodist University)
Over the years, the exhibitions and public programs organized by the Gallery have provided visitors with opportunities to experience diverse works of art from a wide range of artists, time periods and perspectives. Engagement with other academic institutions and the public at large is achieved through the scholarly production of publications, gallery talks and symposia. (Source: Southern Methodist University)
The featured photograph is provided courtesy of GESI SCHILLING.