Museo en una Caja / Museum in a Box
Exhibition and Artist Talk with Ana Fernandez
September 7–30, 2009
Center for Art and Public Life, Oakland campus
On display September 7 - September 30
in the Center for Art and Public Life Office Gallery
Gallery hours 10am - 4:30pm Mon. - Fri.
Artist Talk with Ana Fernandez
3:15 - 4pm, Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Ana will present her project "Museo en una Caja / Museum in a Box" an arts education tool developed to bring contemporary Ecuadorian art to rural communities. Ana conducts art workshops in rural Ecuadorian communities and urban under-served populations. She designed the Museum in a Box so it can be easily transported, seen, touched, passed down to other people, and serve as an inspiration to create art.
The first 20 K-12 teachers who attend the artist talk will receive a free "Museum in a Box" to use in their own classrooms.
About the Artist
Ana Fernandez was born in 1963 and raised in Quito, Ecuador. She graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a BFA in Painting and received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from California College of the Arts. She explores the intersection between the real and the fantastic through drawing, painting, writing and random street actions. She is a recipient of the Pollock-Krassner Foundation Award, and was an Artist in Residence at Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale New York. She received a grant to develop and Art Program in Yunguilla Ecuador through Center for Art and Public life. Ana is current Drawing and Painting faculty at the School of Fine Arts Central University Quito, also develops a program to bring Contemporary Ecuadorian Art to rural communities through the Central Bank’s Cultural Department. Her work has been shown throughout Latin America, Spain, San Francisco and New York, and is in many collections in those countries. She represents Ecuador in the Cuenca Biennial.