On April 6, join curator Daisy Nam and Marfa artist Ester Partegàs in conversation in conjunction with Texas Talks Art.
Texas Talks Art is a multi-institutional initiative intended to both introduce the work of artists across the state of Texas to a wider audience and to foster collaboration between local nonprofit arts organizations. Taking the form of virtual 30-minute lunchtime talks, the series features 50 Texas artists in conversation with 50 Texas curators beginning in January 2021 and continuing throughout the year. Texas Talks Art is built on a belief in the need to work collectively to support the remarkable and diverse community of artists living and working in Texas. The series features an intergenerational roster of artists working across mediums and at differing points in their careers. The program encourages dialogue between art workers and emphasizes the broad range of concerns and questions that animate Texas-based artists. Learn more on the Texas Talks Art website.
Ester Partegàs (b. 1972) questions worth, loss and indifference in the generic objects and spaces that we consume. With a varied formal vocabulary that incorporates sculpture, the photographic image, drawing and painting, Partegàs’s work proposes to update our habits of looking and establish new relationships with our immediate material world.
Partegàs has shown work nationally and internationally in venues such as The Drawing Center, NY; El Paso Museum of Art; The Museum of the City of New York; Sculpture Center, LIC, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, NY; Columbus Museum of Art, OH; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona; Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; the Arnolfini, Bristol; the Moscow, Athens and Busan Biennials; among others. Represented by Foxy Production, New York, and NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona/Madrid.
Partegàs has held teaching positions at the Sculpture Department of Yale University; at the Sculpture + Extended Media Department of the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA; at SUNY Purchase, NY; at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, and currently at Parsons/The New School in New York.
Partegàs was born in La Garriga, Barcelona and is currently based in New York, Marfa, and Barcelona.