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A Conversation with Nuria Montiel – Monday Oct. 23

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A Conversation with Nuria Montiel

Monday, October 23, 2-3pm

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Nuria Montiel, Imprenta móvil (Mobile Press), (2010-ongoing), as part of Stelo’s Una palabra de lucha, July 6, 2023.

Mexican printmaker Nuria Montiel will be joined by Alberto McKelligan Hernández, assistant professor of art history at Portland State University, to discuss the history of political printmaking in Mexico, as well as the contributions of women artists to this rich artistic tradition. The conversation will also highlight Montiel’s projects, such as the participatory Mobile Press (2010-ongoing), in which the artist collaborates with members of the public to create artistic and activist prints.

The event anticipates Montiel’s exhibition at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, “Mundos Posibles / Possible Worlds,” which will be open to the public from October 12, 2023, to December 2, 2023.

About the Artist

Nuria Montiel obtained a BA in Visual Arts at the School of Art & Design of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (2002-2008), where she was also a member of Medios Múltiples, a graduate program that explores social practice in Mexico City.  She later earned her MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2015-2017). She has been an artist in residence at Federico Sevilla Sierra Printmaking Residency at Mullowney Printing in Oregon; Casa Wabi, Oaxaca; La Pared, Colombia; among others. She lives and works in Mexico where she is a professor at the Fine Arts Department of the Universidad de las Americas de Puebla (UDLAP). Since 2022, Nuria Montiel has been part of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (National System of Art Creators, SNCA).

Photograph of a letterpress set up outside in a park.

Nuria Montiel, Imprenta móvil (Mobile Press), (2010-ongoing), as part of Stelo’s Una palabra de lucha, July 6, 2023.