Pablo Helguera: Critical Interdisciplinarity

A person with short black hair blows into a conical brass tube with a light at the end of it.

San Juan Poligraphic Triennial (2004), installation and performance, Dead Languages Conservatory, San Juan, Puerto Rico. photo / provided


Pablo Helguera (Mexico City, 1971) is a visual artist living in New York. His work involves performance, drawing, installation, theater, and other literary strategies. A recipient of international grants and awards, he is often considered a pioneering figure in the field of socially engaged art.

He has been a recipient of many awards, including Guggenheim and Creative Capital fellowships, as well as the first International Award for Participatory Art in Italy.

He is the author of many books, including Education for Socially Engaged Art (2011) and The Parable Conference (2014). He is currently Assistant Professor of Arts Managerment and Entrepreneurship at The College of the Performing Arts at The New School. He writes a weekly column titled Beautiful Eccentrics


The artist will provide an overview of his work, primarily with a focus on performance, writing, and socially engaged art, addressing key issues around research processes and the ways in which visual artists engage with other fields in the sciences and the humanities.


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