An Artist’s Perspective

Lecture with Christina Fernandez

1:30pm, October 19, 2019

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Christina Fernandez explores a personal connection to her native Los Angeles through numerous bodies of work that use photography and photographic materials. Her work examines the intersections between private and public space, personal and historical narratives, ex-urban and city spaces and the cultural border, and historical relationships between the United States and Mexico. Several threads operate throughout Fernandez’s work, including depictions of the invisible, images and stories of women (particularly Latinas by the artist representing herself or playing a role), the presence of Los Angeles as a backdrop, as well as the subject of migration and the imprints of Mexican culture that come with our proximity to the border. Fernandez’s photographic works often utilize text or other methods of narration in which the more-than-personal narrative is of primary importance.


An Artist’s Perspective Lecture Series

In conjunction with the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego we are proud to partner for the annual lecture series “An Artist’s Perspective” with Christina Fernandez. Museum members are invited to attend this lecture free of charge by RSVP to April Farrell before Oct. 4. The Artist’s Perspective program is a casual and engaging lecture series featuring acclaimed artists from around the region.

Christina Fernandez

Christina Fernandez’s work has been widely exhibited, published and collected by museums including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Smithsonian Museum of American Art and others. She has worked on numerous curatorial projects and exhibited her work internationally. Christina Fernandez is currently Associate Professor and chair of the art department at Cerritos College. She is represented by Gallery Luisotti in Santa Monica.