Sensory Loss Symposium
Sep 13 2018 | 1:30 - 5pm

333 E River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

exterior shot of Weisman's metal plating

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Target Studio Incubator Project: Artist in residence

This graduate symposium will explore new cultural and technological approaches to sensory loss, designed and organized by artist in residence Liza Sylvestre and professors Gordon Legge and Peggy Nelson of the Center for Applied and Translational Sensory Science. It is the culmination of their collaborative work about connections between artistic and scientific approaches to sensory research and education, and addresses the lack of societal and institutional awareness of sensory disabilities.


Liza Sylvestre

About the Artist

Liza Sylvestre is a transdisciplinary artist and a Research Assistant Professor within the College of Fine and Applied Arts at UIUC where she has co-founded the initiative Crip*––Cripistemologyand the Arts (Crip*). Her work has been shown internationally at venues including the Plains Art Museum (Fargo), Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis), Roots & Culture (Chicago), Soap Factory (Minneapolis), Soo Visual Arts Center (Minneapolis), John Hansard Gallery (Southampton, UK), ARGOS (Brussels), MMK (Frankfurt, Germany), MIT List Visual Arts Center (Cambridge), Collective (Edinburgh, Scotland), and Marta Herford (Herford, Germany). Sylvestre has been the recipient of both an Artists Initiative and an Arts Learning grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, a fellowship through Art(ists) on the Verge, and most recently she has been named a 2021 Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellow and a 2022 Louis Comfort Tiffany Fellow. She has been artist-in-residence of the Weisman Art Museum and the Center for Applied and Translational Sensory Science (CATSS). In 2019 she received a Citizens Advocate Award from the Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing (MNCDHH). Sylvestre work has been written about in Art in America, Mousse Magazine, OculaMagazine, Art Monthly, SciArt Magazine and others.

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