Ben Cuevas is an L.A.-based multimedia artist who works in the areas of fiber arts, performance, and installation. Influenced by feminist and queer theory, he often explores the theme of embodiment from his perspective as a queer, HIV-positive person of color. Cuevas is well known for his intricate and anatomically-accurate knitted sculptures which allude to discourses on the body, illness and to traditional notions of women's craft.
Yarn Bombing Fiber Arts Workshop: On Tuesday, November 13th at 11:10am in 2144 Smith Laboratory, he will be assisting workshop participants in the creation of a yarn bombing piece using the techniques of crochet and embroidery. No prior art training or experience necessary! Please RSVP to Guisela Latorre (email@example.com) if you plan to participate.
Artist's Talk: In the afternoon at 3:00pm in the Student Alumni Council Room (Ohio Union, Room 2154), Cuevas will discuss the trajectory of his work and the various social and political issues that inform his praxis as an artist.
This event is co-sponsored by the Livable Futures Discovery Theme, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.