12.10.2008 / Rita Gonzalez

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

Rita Gonzalez is assistant curator and special assistant to the deputy director in the Center for Art of the Americas, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has written for media and art journals including Wide Angle, Poliester, COIL, Signs, and RIM. Her essays will appear in the forthcoming publications Still Moving: Between Cinema and Photography (Duke University Press) and Recent Pasts: Art in Southern California from 90s to Now (JRP|Ringier Zurich). She is nearing completion of her Ph.D. in the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media at UCLA. Her dissertation examines the representation of new topographies in post-Chicano visual and media art, as well as the representation of Chicano art in a “globalized” Mexican art scene. With Howard Fox and Chon Noriega, Gonzalez is working on an exhibition featuring conceptual and interventionist works by Chicano artists. Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement will be the first comprehensive consideration of Chicano art in almost two decades and the largest exhibition of cutting-edge Chicano art ever presented at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.