Galleries of Contemporary Art
Visiting Artists and Critics Series: Raven Chacon

Repellent Fence, 2015. Land art installation and community engagement (Earth, cinder block, para-cord, pvc spheres, helium). Installation view, US/Mexico Border, Douglas, Arizona / Agua Prieta, Sonora.

Visiting Artists and Critics Series: Raven Chacon

March 4, 2019 | 6:30 PM

Chapman Foundations Recital Hall

Raven Chacon is a composer of chamber music, a performer of experimental noise music, and an installation artist. He performs regularly as a solo artist as well as with numerous ensembles in the Southwest USA, and is also a member of the artist collective Postcommodity. Chacon has presented his work in different contexts at Vancouver Art Gallery, La Biennale di Venezia - Biennale Musica, Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Chaco Canyon, Ende Tymes Festival, 18th Biennale of Sydney, The Kennedy Center, the Whitney Biennial and documenta 14. He is the recipient of the United States Artists fellowship in Music, The Creative Capital award in Visual Arts, The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation artist fellowship, and the American Academy’s Berlin Prize for Music Composition. He lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Recommended Readings

John Dieterich of Deerhoof interviewing Raven Chacon
How Things Align: An Interview with Raven Chacon (Van Magazine)
Richard Cullen Rath, How Early America Sounded chapter one: "'Those Thunders, Those Roarings': The Natural Soundscape"

About VACS

The UCCS Visiting Artists and Critics Series fosters understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through dialogue and critical conversations. Artists and scholars of national significance are invited to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus to present public lectures and meet with UCCS undergraduate students in classes and workshop settings. The Visiting Artists and Critics Series is a collaborative program of the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA), UCCS Visual Arts and Art History (VAPA).

Made possible with generous support from the CU President's Fund for the Humanities, Colorado Creative Industries, and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Endowment

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