Studio Lecture Series: Manuel Rocha Iturbide
Sonic Intermedia. The works of Manuel Rocha Iturbide.
In this lecture, the composer and artist Manuel Rocha Iturbide will talk about his different works (composition, sound sculpture and sound installation, conceptual art, graphics, etc) both in the fields of visual art and music, focusing his attention on leading concepts that drive his ideas such as complexity, deconstruction, emptiness and chance, and giving utterance to the different elements that conform a transdisciplinary work or art, like context, time, space and intermediality.
Born in 1963 in Mexico City. Manuel Rocha Iturbide is an artist and composer. He studied composition at the ENM in UNAM (1981-1989) and photography at the Taller de los lunes with Pedro Meyer (1985-1989). MFA in electronic music and composition at Mills College, USA (1989-1991). PHD in the field of Art and Technologie at the University of Paris VIII. In 1996 he returned to Mexico where he became an active interdisciplinary artist. He’s work is based in the fields of sculpture, installation, intermedia works, sound works and conceptual art. He has exhibited in galleries and museums such as Crousel gallery in Paris (1993), Artists Space in NY NY (1997), the 1998 Sidney Biennial, ARCO art fair in Madrid (1999), SURGE gallery in Tokyo (2000), Kyoto Art Center (2001), Avatar in Quebec (2003), Koldo de Mixtelena in San Sebastian (2007), McBean Gallery in San Francisco (2010), Xing Dong Chaeng gallery in Beijing (2011), Pravda Foundation in Italy (2014), etc. His music has been played through the American, European and Asian continents. He has received different grants like the Japan Foundation Fellowship. He was co-founder of the international sound art festival in Mexico City (1999-2002). He teaches contemporary art in UAM Lerma and composition at the music faculty of UNAM, and is a researcher on these subjects.
The Studio Lecture Series is sponsored by the Millicent Greenwell Clapp Fund for Studio Art.
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