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Art & Art History

Special Series in Public Art, Social Justice, and Human Rights: Monica Haller

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Thursday, May 09, 2013
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street

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Monica Haller’s work involves long-term collaborations with individuals and small groups, most often using photography, video, and writing. Her work explores the way that people grapple, both psychologically and practically, with difficult transitions or traumatic situations, for example, the transition from active military duty to civilian life. Her art practice is rooted in social justice concerns and attempts to mobilize information by amplifying the materials and technologies that her collaborators turn to in their own lives. Drawing from the individuals and communities with whom she works, Monica reactivates their personal histories as well as her own, and in so doing, hopes to provoke critical dialogue around them and their larger social contexts. She has exhibited at Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis; the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN; and the Washington Street Art Center, Cambridge, MA. Haller has a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the College of St. Benedict and an MFA in Visual Studies from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.