Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art Practice and Theory
Parsons Faculty Hotseat
Mev Luna is a research-based artist whose practice spans performance, installation, video, new media, and text. Their work considers issues of incarceration, institutional access, and how images are circulated and controlled. Their recent exhibitions include Empathy Fatigue at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, and a solo presentation at EXPO Chicago 2019. Luna’s time-based works have premiered at SFMOMA, Artists' Television Access, San Francisco, and Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago. They were a 2020-2021 Queer | Art Film Fellow; 2019-21 AICAD Post Graduate Teaching Fellow; 2018 Art Matters Foundation Fellowship recipient, 2018-2019 BOLT resident at the Chicago Artist Coalition; 2017 SOMA Summer participant in Mexico City and a 2015–2016 Research Fellow at the Shapiro Center for Research and Collaboration.
2017 MFA, Performance, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2011 BFA, High Distinction, Textiles & Media Arts, California College of the Arts
Performances and Appearances
Materializing Citations: Autotheory and Artistic Practice, 13th Annual Society for Artistic Research, Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, Germany, 2022.
In-Motion: Performance and Unsettling Borders, presenter, Northwestern University, Evanston, 2018.
Fact Checking My Father, Lecture-performance presented at the inaugural Berkeley/Stanford Symposium: Not-At-Home, Migration Pilgrimage, and Displacement in Art, Design, and Visual Culture, SFMoMA, San Francisco, 2017.
race and ethnicity, gender, queer theory, US/Mexico border, visual culture, surveillance, Prison Industrial Complex, screen-based mediation, technology, simulation software, new media
Awards And Honors
2020 Queer | Art Film Fellow
2018 Art Matters Foundation Grantee