Race, Identity, Status & Responsibility
Claudia Joskowicz is a Bolivian artist who lives and works in between New York and Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Her video work focuses on the lapses in narrative that are formed when texts or events are taken out of their original context and mediated through technology. As an international artist, Joskowicz has developed a following and her video art has been exhibited in a variety of exclusive galleries throughout the United States and Latin America.
A Look Inside:
For her latest project, Joskowicz will be presenting Los Rastreadores—a very loose Bolivian adaptation of John Ford’s American western classic film, The Searchers. This project does not attempt to recreate the original film; however, Joskowicz’s interpretation will adapt some of the major themes in the original film exploring the issues of race, kinship, identity, status, responsibility and how they relate to those of present day Bolivia.
Born │ Bolivia, 1968
Education │ Masters Degree in Fine Arts from New York University (2000).
Awards │ 2011 Guggenheim fellowship in film/video, Fulbright Scholar award, East Harlem Arts Grant, Urban Artists Initiative Fellowship, full fellowship in photography from the Vermont Studio Center, the grand prize in the Digital Arts Salon awarded by the Fundación Simón I Patiño in Cochabamba, Bolivia., 2014 Grants & Commissions Award from CIFO.
Selected Exhibitions │ Thierry Goldberg Projects and Momenta Art (New York), Galeria ACBEU (Salvador), Espacio Simón Patiño (La Paz), Museo Nacional de Arte (La Paz), Centro Cultural (Santa Cruz), Galería Kiosko (Santa Cruz), Lawndale Art Center (Houston), Cartier Foundation (Paris), Tenth Sharjah Biennial (United Arab Emirates), 29th São Paulo Biennial (São Paulo), Tenth Habana Biennial (Havana), 17th Videobrasil Festival (São Paulo), LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Asturias), Asya Geisberg Gallery (New York), Sara Meltzer Gallery (New York), Center for Book Arts (New York), Socrates Sculpture Park (Long Island City ), Exit Art (New York) and Dukwon Gallery (Seoul).