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The Trouble of Finding a Place To Stand In The Land – a talk by Christine Howard Sandoval

May 29, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

Artist Christine Howard Sandoval will discuss the development of a three-year project that explores the complexities of her own colonial settler and Indigenous ancestry through the land forms, geography, history and potential future(s) of the 500 year old agrarian communities called Acequias that are specific to Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado.

This event is free and open to the general public.

Artist Biography

CHRISTINE HOWARD SANDOVAL is an Obispeño Chumash and Hispanic artist based in New York City. Her work challenges the boundaries of representation, access, and habitation through the use of performance, video, and sculpture. Howard Sandoval makes work about contested places, such as the historic Native and Hispanic waterways of northern New Mexico; the Gowanus Canal, a Superfund site in New York; and an interfacing suburban-wildland in Colorado. Howard Sandoval has exhibited nationally and internationally; at The Museum of Capitalism (Oakland, CA), Designtransfer, Universität der Künste Berlin (Berlin, Germany), El Museo Del Barrio (Bronx, NY), and Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, NY). Her first solo museum exhibition debuted at The Colorado Springs Fine Art Center in May 2019, during which time she will be the Mellon Artist in Residence at Colorado College. Sandoval has also been awarded residencies at the Santa Fe Art Institute, Triangle Arts, and The Vermont Studio Center. She holds a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design. She currently teaches within the Art, Media, and Technology program at Parsons.


May 29, 2019
5:30 pm–6:30 pm
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Fine Arts Center
30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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