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Voices: Silvia Gruner

Silvia Gruner

Tuesday, March 20, 2001–Wednesday, March 21, 2001
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street

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Working in diverse media, Mexico City based Silvia Gruner (born 1959) examines the body as a depository of memory and various cultural traditions. Often using her own body, Gruner explores multiple readings of the female body as it has traditionally been used to define spiritual, sexual, and national identity. Her work has additionally involved the symbolic reinterpretation of everyday domestic and work objects, transforming the quotidian into fetishistic objects of cult or magic.

She has held solo exhibitions at Espace d’art Yvonamor-Palix, Paris; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California; and Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, among others. Her work has also been included in As Est La Cosa: Instalaci n y Arte Objeto en Am rica Latina, Centro Cultural de Arte Contempor neo, Mexico City and the 10th Biennale, Sydney, Australia. Gruner received a BA from the Betzalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem and an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston.