10.29.2008 / Claudia Bernardi

Visual & Critical Studies Forum
Wednesday, October 29, 10 am – 12 pm
Boardroom, San Francisco campus

Claudia Bernardi teaches in Community Arts at CCA. She works in the fields of human rights and social justice through installation, sculpture, and printmaking. She also engages in collaborative projects that incorporate dance, theater, and spoken word. Her projects on political refugees and survivors of torture in Latin America have been exhibited internationally and her work has been featured in more than 40 solo exhibitions. Some of her best-known work resulted from her association with the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team, exhuming mass graves in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Ethiopia.In 2005, Bernardi created a community art school/ open studio in Perquin, El Salvador, where she facilitates public art projects, urban interventions and workshops in painting, drawing, wood sculpture, textile art, printmaking and mask making. Bernardi ’s summer school class “School of Art and Open Studio of Perquín, El Salvador Community and Collaborative Partnerships through Art” offers CCA students the unique opportunity to create Art in Residence projects in Perquin.

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