Assembly/Encuentro: Thank You For Listening
Join a live recording of the Latinx-bilingual podcast Thank You For Listening with hosts Hernán Jourdan and Shey Rivera Ríos. Artists and performers take part in conversations about identity, intelligence, and the realities that surround us. And who knows?! Maybe you'll be invited to sit and share a story too.
Vengan a compartir una tarde de conversaciones bilingües con Hernán Jourdan y Shey Rivera, mientras grabamos Thank You For Listening. Con artistas invitados, vamos a estar pensando cómo nuestra identidad Latina se expresa (o limita) en las realidades quen nos rodean en los Estados Unidos, y de qué hablamos cuando hablamos de inteligencia. Incluso tal vez haya lugar para que te acerques a compartir una historia!
Hernán Jourdan (pronouns: he/his) is an artist, writer and producer originally from Argentina. He has traveled extensively across South and North America, graduated from School of Tokyo Visual Arts in Japan, and currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island. His projects intervene public and private spaces to create out-of-the-ordinary experiences for people. Former Monbukagakusho Scholarship recipient (Ministry of Education of Japan), A4A/MassMoCa grantee (2019-2020) and Rhode Island Cultural Anchor (RISCA, 2019).
Hernán Jourdan (pronombres: el) es un artista, escritor y productor nacido en Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ha viajado a lo largo de America del Norte y Sur y estudiado en la escuela Tokyo Visual Arts de Japón. Actualmente vive en Providence, Rhode Island, donde crea experiencias extra-ordinarias para la gente en espacios tanto públicos como privados. Ex-becario Monbukagakusho (Ministerio de Educación del Japón), becario de A4A/MassMoCa (2019-20) y nomrado Ancla Cultural de Rhode Island (por RISCA, 2019).
Shey Rivera Ríos (pronouns: they/them) is a multi-genre artist and community organizer who’s work is at the intersection of art/culture, digital media, and civic engagement. Shey was born and raised in rural Puerto Rico and lives in Providence, RI. National alliances include: National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC), Board of Directors of the Alliance of Artist Communities, Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI) 2017-2018, and Brown University Public Humanities Community Fellow 2017-2019.
Shey Rivera Ríos (pronombres: elle, ellx) es artista de múltiples medios y gestorx cultural cuyo trabajo se encuentra en la intersección del arte / cultura, los medios digitales y el compromiso cívico. Shey nació y creció en la zona rural de Puerto Rico y vive en Providence, RI. Sus alianzas nacionales incluyen: la Asociación Nacional de Arte y Cultura Latina (NALAC), la Junta Directiva de la Alianza de Comunidades de Artistas, el Instituto de Liderazgo Intercultural (ILI) 2017-2018 y el Centro de Humanidades Públicas de Brown University 2017-2019.
This podcast is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. (2018 & 2019)
Este proyecto es posible gracias a una beca del Consejo Estatal para las Artes de Rhode Island (RISCA). 2018-2019.
Artists working in a variety of disciplines and mediums share their work in the program series, Assembly. These encounters present creative interpretations, inclusive practices, and sensory experiments in museum spaces.
Adela Goldbard is an interdisciplinary artist and educator who believes in the potential of art to generate critical thinking and social transformation. Her work questions the politics of memory by suspecting power relations and social constructs within official narratives, archeological preservation, state-sanctioned celebrations, and mass media. She is especially interested in how collective destruction can become a ritual, a statement, a metaphor, a way of remembering and a form of disobedience. Goldbard holds an MFA as a Full Merit Fellow in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic Language and Literature from the National University of Mexico. She was granted the Joyce Award in 2019 and is the 2017 SAIC Awardee of the Edes Foundation Prize. From 2015 to 2018 she was a member of the National System of Artistic Creators of Mexico. Goldbard is Assistant Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. Originally from Mexico City, she lives and works in the United States and Mexico.
Huáscar Robles writes and makes art about technology and culture. He has published with The New York Times, Chicago Tribune's Hoy, Metro San Juan and other publications in United States, Puerto Rico and Brazil. He was a correspondent in Haití and published Puertos príncipes: temblemos todos, a journal and photo book on Haiti after the earthquake. He is currently an Op-Ed contributor to Puerto Rico's El Nuevo Día. The Country Under My Skin, Los silencios de Santurce, Portraits of Marassa, are some of his photo and multimedia performances in the U.S. and Puerto Rico as well as the documentary The Invisible Coast, on Haitian merchants' struggle on Puerto Rico's Loíza town. He has participated with The Dart Center's Ochberg Fellowship (2009), Center for Justice and Journalism's Urban Fellowship (2009), AS220's Artist in Residence, and Brunetto's School cultural exchange in Brazil (2006). His collection Country Under My Skin as acquired by Rhode Island's Historical Society's Permanent Gallery. Robles has an M.F.A. from New York University.