Roski Talks: Pepón Osorio

Pepón Osorio | Laura Carnell Professor Community Art, Tyler School of Art, Temple Univeristy

Distinguished Lecture: Pepón Osorio : Art Practice​

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Free and open to all
No tickets required

Wong Conference Center, Harris Hall (HAR)
University Park Campus
Los Angeles 90089

Best known for his large-scale installations, Pepón Osorio merges conceptual art and community dynamics. Osorio’s work emphasizes the exhibition space as an intermediary between the social architecture of communities and the mainstream art world.  He has worked with well over 25 communities across the U.S. and internationally, creating installations based on real life experiences.  For almost two decades Pepón Osorio has been presenting work in unconventional places prior to exhibiting in a museum setting, thus exploring the subjectivity of meaning in art and the multiple meanings that these installations achieve depending on their location.

Osorio is Carnell Professor at the Tyler School of the Arts, Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions in galleries, museums, community storefronts, department stores and private homes. He is grateful for the various awards, fellowships and honors received.