Visiting Artists Program

This student-run program brings an outstanding roster of local, national and international artists to PAFA each semester for lectures, critiques, and workshops. The program exposes students and the public to a range of artistic approaches and fosters discussion about contemporary art and ideas.

All lectures are free and take place in the Hamilton Auditorium of the Historic Landmark Building, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM.


  • Artwork by Christopher Saucedo.
    Artwork by Christopher Saucedo.
  • Lucia Hierro, "De Todo Un Poco" (2017). PolyOrganza, felt, digital print on brushed nylon, 60 x 67inches (28” Strap) 152.4 x 170.2 cm. Photo courtesy Etienne Frossard, Elizabeth Dee Gallery.
    Lucia Hierro, "De Todo Un Poco" (2017). PolyOrganza, felt, digital print on brushed nylon, 60 x 67inches (28” Strap) 152.4 x 170.2 cm. Photo courtesy Etienne Frossard, Elizabeth Dee Gallery.
  • Photograph of Dr. Leslie King-Hammond.
    Photograph of Dr. Leslie King-Hammond.
  • Mira Schor, "Reversible Painting: Theory/Pleasure" (2013)
    Mira Schor, "Reversible Painting: Theory/Pleasure" (2013)
  • Meleko Mokgosi, Acts of Resistance, Installation View (2018).
    Meleko Mokgosi, Acts of Resistance, Installation View (2018).
  • Tomashi Jackson, Girls Clubs of America (Integrated Anacostia High School 1957)(Eric Casebolt brutalizing teenaged girl 2015), 2018. Acrylic, oil, reflective paper, and Massachusetts beach sand on paper, gauze, and canvas, 75½ x 72 inches.
    Tomashi Jackson, Girls Clubs of America (Integrated Anacostia High School 1957)(Eric Casebolt brutalizing teenaged girl 2015), 2018. Acrylic, oil, reflective paper, and Massachusetts beach sand on paper, gauze, and canvas, 75½ x 72 inches.
  • Adrián Román, Caja De Memoria Viva III: Sobreviviente, Digna Quiles. (2018). Charcoal on wood (outside), Found objects and audio (inside), 48”(h) x 49”(w) x 48”(d).
    Adrián Román, Caja De Memoria Viva III: Sobreviviente, Digna Quiles. (2018). Charcoal on wood (outside), Found objects and audio (inside), 48”(h) x 49”(w) x 48”(d).
  • Nakeya Brown, Hair Stories Untold.
    Nakeya Brown, Hair Stories Untold.

 


Upcoming Events


Visiting Artists Program

February 20, 2019 - 11:45am to 1:00pm

Visiting Artists Program | Dr. Leslie King-Hammond

Artist, curator, and scholar Dr. Leslie King-Hammond comes to PAFA as part of the Visiting Art Program (VAP) series. She is the Graduate Dean Emeritus of at the Maryland Institute College of Art, as well as the founding Director of its Center for Race and Culture. King-Hammond has curated several exhibitions and received numerous fellowships and awards throughout her career.

Cost: Free

Location: Hamilton Auditorium, Historic Landmark Building

Visiting Artists Program

March 13, 2019 - 11:45am to 1:00pm

Visiting Artists Program | Mira Schor

Mira Schor is a New York-based artist and writer noted for her advocacy of painting in a post-medium visual culture and for her contributions to feminist art history. Schor's work balances political and theoretical concerns with formalist and material passions. Schor is the author of "Wet: On Painting, Feminism, and Art Culture," in addition to other writing.

Cost: Free

Location: Hamilton Auditorium, Historic Landmark Building

Visiting Artists Program

March 20, 2019 - 11:45am to 1:00pm

Visiting Artists Program | Meleko Mokgosi

Meleko Mokgosi is an artist who works within an interdisciplinary framework to create large-scale project-based installations. Mokgosi works across history painting, cinematic tropes, psychoanalysis, and post-colonial theory. Mokgosi's artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the Botswana National Gallery, The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art.

Cost: Free

Location: Hamilton Auditorium, Historic Landmark Building

Visiting Artists Program

March 27, 2019 - 11:45am to 1:00pm

Visiting Artists Program | Tomashi Jackson

Tomashi Jackson's multimedia practice works across painting, video, textiles, and sculpture. Examining the relationship between the aesthetic and the political, Jackson creates layers of content that bridge historical actions with shifting artistic structures. Her work has been shown at such venues as MoMA PS1, the New Museum, Mass MoCA, and the Walker Art Center.

Cost: Free

Location: Hamilton Auditorium, Historic Landmark Building

Visiting Artists Program

April 10, 2019 - 11:45am to 1:00pm

Visiting Artists Program | Adrián Román

Adrián Román's work is informed by issues of race, migration, and identity while exploring both the personal and historical memory of the two disparate worlds he inhabits: the tropical landscape of Puerto Rico and the overpopulated cityscape of New York. His practice combines drawing, painting, and sculpture within immersive installation environments composed of objects collected from different communities, from salvaged wood and window frames to historic artifacts and vintage photographs.

Cost: Free

Location: Hamilton Auditorium, Historic Landmark Building

Visiting Artists Program

April 17, 2019 - 11:45am to 1:00pm

Visiting Artists Program | Nakeya Brown

A 2017 Snider Prize award winner, Nakeya Brown has generated a vast body of work that uses photography to explore the complexities of race, beauty politics, and gender. Her work has been featured nationally and internationally at museums and galleries, as well as appeared in New York Magazine, Dazed & Confused, The Fader, TIME, and Vice.

Cost: Free

Location: Hamilton Auditorium, Historic Landmark Building