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Portrait of the artist Eamon Ore-Giron

Photo by Fabian Guerrero.

Please join us for a conversation between artist Eamon Ore-Giron and Dr. C. Ondine Chavoya on Saturday, September 9 at 2 PM at 52 Walker. This will be held in conjunction with Talking Shit, Eamon Ore-Giron’s second solo exhibition with the gallery on view from September 8 – October 21, 2023.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dr. C. Ondine Chavoya was appointed to the John D. Murchison Regents Professorship in Art in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin in 2023. A specialist in Chicanx and Latinx art, Chavoya is co-editor of Chicano and Chicana Art: A Critical Anthology (Duke University Press, 2019) and author of the essay “Looking South with Eamon Ore-Giron” in the exhibition catalogue Eamon Ore-Giron: Competing with Lightning / Rivalizando con el relámpago published by MCA Denver. In 2021, he received the Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. Chavoya’s curatorial projects have addressed issues of collaboration, experimentation, social justice, and archival practices in contemporary art. Recent exhibitions include Asco: Elite of the Obscure (with Rita Gonzalez, 2011), Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography (with Lisa Dorin, 2017), and Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. (with David Evans Frantz, 2017). From 2018 to 2020, Chavoya served as the International Consulting Curator to the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI) in Peru.

Born in Arizona to a Peruvian father and a mother of Irish descent, Eamon Ore-Giron (b. 1973) grew up in Tucson, where indigenous, Latino, Mexican, and white American cultures intersect. He later spent formative time in Mexico City as well as Huancayo and Lima, Peru, before relocating to Los Angeles, where he is currently based. Ore-Giron received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1996 and an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2006. 

Ore-Giron has been the subject of solo exhibitions at The Contemporary Austin (2023); Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (2022); The Anderson Collection at Stanford University (2022); LAXART, Los Angeles (2015); the 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica (2012); and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia (2005), among others. His work has been featured in shows that include New Light: Encounters and Connections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2021); Break + Bleed at the San José Museum of Art (2021); Close to You at MASS MoCA (2021), Sonidx: Audio Culture in Latinx Art at the Vincent Price Art Museum (2021); SOFT POWER at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2019); Made in L.A. 2018 at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Soul Mining at the ASU Museum of Art, Arizona State University, Tempe (2017); Something Else, the OFF Biennale Cairo (2015); and the 2008 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California. His work as part of LOS JAICHACKERS has also been shown at Pérez Art Museum Miami (2013), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2008), and in Prospect.3, New Orleans (2014). 

Ore-Giron was selected to realize major public commissions by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and LA METRO for subway stations in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, respectively. His work is in the permanent collections of Art in Embassies, U.S. Department of State; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Kadist, San Francisco; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Pérez Art Museum Miami; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

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