Friends of Contemporary Art (FCA) members are invited to join Phoenix Art Museum’s Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Selig Family Chief Curator, Gilbert Vicario, for a private studio visit with Liz Cohen on September 28, 2019.
Cohen’s practice is rooted in both photography and performance. She is best known for her project BODYWORK, in which she transformed an aging East German Trabant into an American El Camino lowrider – a hybrid form she calls the Trabantimino. Most of her work is interdisciplinary, bringing together women’s studies, literature, poetry, and auto mechanics to explore issues of identity, immigration, nonconformity, and resistance. This is a unique FCA opportunity where Cohen will share an intimate look into a variety of her projects, from her 1990’s photographic work with Panama Trans Sex Workers, to her lowrider creations, and various portraits.
Cohen has exhibited her work at Site Santa Fe, Ballroom Marfa, the Cranbrook Art Museum, Färgfabriken, and Museum Tinguely. Her projects have been written about in the New York Times, Art in America and Lowrider Magazine. Cohen received her MFA degree in Photography from the California College of the Arts. She holds a BFA in Studio Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and a BA in Philosophy from Tufts University.
This studio tour is open exclusively to Friends of Contemporary Art members. Space is limited. RSVP by September 26.
Not a FCA member? Join or renew today to attend this private tour.