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Aliza Nisenbaum at Boston University

  • Room 303, 3rd Floor 808 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 United States (map)

Room 303, 3rd Floor, 808 Commonwealth Ave. 
Part of the graduate painting seminar at Boston University, the Tuesday Night MFA Lecture series brings practicing artists to campus to present their work. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Born in Mexico City and currently based in New York, Aliza Nisenbaum’s paintings are intimate exchanges between herself and her subjects. The artist makes portraits of undocumented Latin American immigrants, hand-written letters, books, and other personal objects. Often lushly decorated with patterened textiles, her canvases demand close looking in keeping with her personal connections to her subjects.

Nisenbaum has presented her work internationally, at Mary Mary, Glasgow; White Columns, New York; Lulu, Mexico City; and Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago. National and International group exhibitions have included the Biennial of the Americas, MCA, Denver; the Rufino Tamayo Painting Biennial, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City; 68 Projects, Berlin; Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice; Princeton University School of Architecture; The Renaissance Society, Chicago; Green Gallery, Yale School of Art, among others. She received her BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been a resident at The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program and Artist-in-Residence at the University of Tennessee. Fellowships and grants include the Rema Hort Mann NYC award, and the Fellowship for Immigrant Women Leaders from NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA). She has also been a participating artist at Immigrant Movement International, Corona Park, Queens. Her work will be featured in the upcoming 2017 Whitney Biennial.

Earlier Event: April 24
Pedro Reyes at MIT ACT
Later Event: April 26
Fred Eversley at the Rose Art Museum