Lectures and Workshops

Graduate Art Seminar: Aram Moshayedi presents Tishan Hsu

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

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Hillside Campus | ArtCenter College of Design
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Pasadena, CA

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Tishan Hsu spent his first years in Zurich, Switzerland. Raised in Ohio, Wisconsin, Virginia, and New York, he had his first one-person exhibition as a teenager in Virginia. Hsu studied architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received his BSAD in 1973. While at MIT, he studied film at Harvard University’s Carpenter Center. Hsu moved to New York in 1979, where he currently resides, and he first exhibited at the Pat Hearn Gallery. Since 1985, he has shown in the United States, Europe, and Mexico. From 1988-90, Hsu lived and worked in Cologne, and from 2013-16, he maintained a studio in Shanghai.

Hsu’s work is included in collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main; High Museum, Atlanta; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Hsu has served as a professor of visual arts at Sarah Lawrence College, and a visiting professor at Pratt Institute and Harvard University.

Aram Moshayedi is a writer and the Robert Soros Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, where he organized the exhibition and publication Stories of Almost Everyone and co-curated (with Hamza Walker) Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only. Since joining the Hammer in 2013, Moshayedi has curated projects by artists Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Marwa Arsanios, Andrea Bowers, Andrea Büttner, Simon Denny, Mario Garcia Torres, Shadi Habib Allah, Maria Hassabi, Jasmina Metwaly, Oliver Payne and Keiichi Tanaami, and Avery Singer. He was formerly associate curator at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT), where he organized exhibitions and oversaw the production of new works by Tony Cokes, Geoffrey Farmer, Erlea Maneros Zabala, The Otolith Group, Slavs and Tatars, Jordan Wolfson, and Ming Wong. He has contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues as well as ArtforumArt in AmericaBOMB MagazineFriezeMetropolis MParkettX-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, and Bidoun, for which he is a contributing editor.

Image: Tishan Hsu, Finger Painting, 1994, 71 x 177 inches, silkscreen on canvas.

The Graduate Art Seminar is a forum for graduate students and members of the ArtCenter community to enter into dialog with internationally recognized artists, critics, and art historians. The Seminar is a core component of ArtCenter's Graduate Art program. The Seminar is also free and open to the public.

ArtCenter's Graduate Art program is based on intensive studio practice and rigorous academic coursework. The program is distinguished by its low faculty-to-student ratio that provides students with the attention and feedback they need to refine and achieve their artistic goals. Faculty and students are artists working in all genres—film, video, photography, painting, sculpture, performance and installation. A significant number of alumni have achieved national and international acclaim and often return to share their insights and expertise as visiting faculty and guest lecturers.