Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Recital Hall 12:00 noon March 27, 2009
LANI MAESTRO’s works have consistently pursued links between the concerns of Minimalist art and philosophic traditions associated with silence, emptiness or absence.
Her poetic sensibility is employed in a manner that tries to disarm authoritative language and often, these are located in the context of themes such as architecture, language and the body. Lani Maestro’s expanded art practice also includes exhibitions, writing, editorial design, teaching as well as collaborative projects in art publishing and running an exhibition space in Montreal in the 1990’s.
Maestro’s work has been shown across Canada and in various countries around the world. Her international recognition as an artist began in1986 when she participated in the Segunda Biennal dela Habana in Cuba where she was awarded the Bienal Prize. Since then, her work has been included in the "controversial" Canadian Biennal of Contemporary Art at the Natioanl Gallery of Canada, 1998. She has been a Canadian representative to major international Biennals in Sydney, Australia (1998); Istanbul, Turkey (1997); Busan, Korea (2004); Queensland, Australia (1999). She has just returned from the United Emirates where her work is included in the ninth Sharjah Biennal.
attached image: Dream of the Other, photo