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  • Mev Luna

    Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art Practice and Theory

    Email
    lunam1@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    Parsons Faculty Hotseat

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    Mev Luna

    Profile

    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, a 2018-2019 BOLT resident at the Chicago Artist Coalition, and a 2019-2021 AICAD Post-Graduate Teaching Fellow at The New School Parsons. They are currently a 2020-2021 Queer | Art Film Fellow. 


    Degrees Held

    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

    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


    Research Interests

    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

    2018          Art Matters Foundation Grantee


    Future Courses

    Critical Studio
    PUFY 1005, Fall 2022

    Independent Study
    PGTE 5900, Spring 2023

    Making + Meaning: Capstone
    PLHT 4020, Spring 2023

    Past Courses

    Independent Study
    PGTE 5900, Spring 2022

    Making + Meaning: Capstone
    PLHT 4020, Spring 2022

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