Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art Practice
Mev Luna is an interdisciplinary artist working between live performance, video installation, new media, and text. Through a research-based practice and self-reflexive methodology, Luna's practice rethinks history to identify the fictions that govern contemporary life and speculative futures. Their works have been exhibited in group exhibitions at Oficina de Arte, México City; PRIZM Art Fair, Miami; Threewalls, Chicago; and the Oliver Arts Center, Oakland. Luna's time-based works have been presented at SFMOMA San Francisco; Artists' Television Access, San Francisco; MIX Queer Experimental Film Festival, New York; and Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago. Luna was a 2018 Art Matters Foundation Fellowship recipient, 2017 SOMA Summer participant in Mexico City and a research fellow at the Shapiro Center for Research and Collaboration, and a 2018-2019 BOLT resident at the Chicago Artist Coalition. They are currently a 2019-2020 AICAD Post-Graduate Teaching Fellow at The New School Parsons.
2017 MFA, Performance, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2011 BFA, High Distinction, Textiles & Media Arts, California College of the Arts
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
In-Motion: Performance and Unsettling Borders, Northwestern University, Evanston, presenter
race, racialized ethnicities, gender, queer theory, US/Mexico border, visual culture, surveillance, Prison Industrial Complex, mediation, technology, new media
2018 Art Matters Foundation Grantee