The New Social Environment#854

Beatriz Cortez: The Volcano That Left

Featuring Cortez and Chloe Stagaman, with Laura Jaramillo


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Beatriz Cortez joins Rail Director of Programs Chloe Stagaman for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Laura Jaramillo.

In this talk

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Beatriz Cortez

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Photo by Ruben Diaz
Beatriz Cortez is a multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. Her work explores simultaneity, different temporalities, and speculative imaginaries of the future. She currently has solo exhibitions at Storm King Art Center in New York and Williams College Museum of Art. She has received the Latinx Artist Fellowship (2023); Borderlands Fellowship (2022-2024); Atelier Calder Artist Residency (2022); California Studio Artist Residency at UC Davis (2022); Longenecker-Roth Artist Residency at UCSD (2021); Artadia Los Angeles Award (2020); Frieze LIFEWTR Inaugural Sculpture Prize (2019), among others. Cortez holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and is currently Associate Professor of Art at UC Davis.

Chloe Stagaman

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The Brooklyn Rail’s Director of Programs Chloe Stagaman is a curator working with artists in public spaces. Prior to her time at the Rail, Chloe was a public art curator in London where she collaborated with artists to deliver site-specific commissions, artist-in-residence programs, and cultural partnerships in the US and UK. Chloe has also held stints at Van Alen Institute in New York, where she created international public programs on topics in architecture and urban design, at Judd Foundation and at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Chicago. She has an M.A. in Art History with a focus on documentary photography and contemporary art from The Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Laura Jaramillo reading.

Laura Jaramillo

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Laura Jaramillo is a poet and critic. Born to Colombian parents in Queens, New York, she now lives in Durham, North Carolina. Her books include Material Girl (subpress, 2012) and Making Water (Futurepoem, 2022). She holds a PhD in critical theory from Duke University. She co-runs the North Carolina-based reading and performance series Paradiso.

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