As part of NHIA's Graduate Programs Winter Residency, we are pleased to welcome Ernesto Pujol. This event is free, open to the public and handicap accessible. To register for this event, please click here.
Ernesto Pujol is a performance artist and Social Geographer who has worked on public projects across the globe. In his presentation, Pujol will share a selection of these projects in which he works with cultural institutions and diverse communities to create meditative portraits of people and place. As a social geographer, the artist collaborates with citizens in enacting their memories and history through an accessible performative menu of gestures, silence, stillness, walking, and mindful perception. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.
Pujol pursued undergraduate work in humanities, fine arts, philosophy, and monasticism. He did graduate work in education, communications, media theory, and art therapy. He is the author of Walking Art Practice, Reflections on Socially Engaged Paths (Triarchy Press, England) and numerous published essays. Pujol serves as an interdisciplinary consultant to the Land Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico in its native reforestation initiative after an ecologically devastating Category 5 hurricane. Pujol lectures and mentors in graduate programs nationwide and is currently working on reperforming The Listeners, originally premiered in Germany during summer 2018 as part of a cultural festival commemorating the 370thanniversary of the Peace of Westphalia.