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July 18, 2024 at 6:00 pm | Artist Program, Public Programs

Artist Talk: Elizabeth Englander and Eduardo Andres Alfonso

Thursday, July 18 | 6 to 7 pm
Free for Members; $15 General Admission
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Please join artist Elizabeth Englander and Associate Curator Eduardo Andres Alfonso for a talk on the work and ideas behind Elizabeth Englander: Eminem Buddhism, Volume 3, the artist’s first museum exhibition. The talk will explore the relationship between the contemporary materials forming the sculptures of deities and the deep history of iconography drawn from Englander’s study of Asian religious art. This talk will include a Q&A with the artist and curator.

Participants can register to attend this program in-person at the Museum or virtually over Zoom.

Members, please join us at 5:30 pm in the Atrium for a members-only reception before the talk. Not a member? Join today to attend this special event.

Elizabeth Englander: Eminem Buddhism, Volume 3 is organized by Eduardo Andres Alfonso, Associate Curator at The Aldrich, and is on view through October 27, 2024.

Speaker Bios

Elizabeth Englander

Elizabeth Englander (b. 1988, Boston, MA) lives and works in New York, NY. She received her BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design in 2011 and her MFA from Hunter College in 2019. Recent solo exhibitions include: House of Gaga, Guadalajara (2023); Liste Art Fair Basel, solo presentation with Theta (2023); Theta, New York (2022); Smart Objects, Los Angeles (2021); From the Desk of Lucy Bull, Los Angeles (2019). Group exhibitions have been held at: White Columns, New York (2023); Lomex, New York, (2022); What Pipeline, Detroit (2022); Theta, New York (2021); Smart Objects, Los Angeles (2021); Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2021); Safe Gallery, Brooklyn (2019); and Muzeum Ikon, Warsaw, PL (2018).

Eduardo Andres Alfonso

Eduardo Andres Alfonso is a curator and architect. He is the Associate Curator at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Using research to situate exhibition histories within larger social, economic, and political contexts, Alfonso’s curatorial practice engages audiences through new commissions and innovative exhibition design. Alfonso was the Associate-Curator-at-Large at The Shed in New York City where he worked on The Yanomami Struggle and the Open Call 2023: Visual Arts Group Show, where he worked with eleven artists to develop new commissions for the exhibition. Prior to his time at The Shed he completed a Masters in Curatorial Studies at Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College where he curated Frame (Traced) (2022), a new commission with artist Alan Ruiz that surveyed how architecture and protocol structure access to the museum and its resources. While at CCS Bard Alfonso also co-curated Ñande Róga (2021) and FIGURE DOOR PASSAGE (2022). During his time attending CCS Bard, Alfonso was Curator-in-Residence at EMPAC in Troy, NY, where he co-curated Conspiracy Influencer (2022), and a Curatorial Fellow at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University (2021).

Alfonso’s other curatorial projects include The Personal Laboratory (2018) and The Hong Kong Journey (2018), archival exhibitions on the architect Paul Rudolph at The Modulightor Building (New York, NY) and The Center for Architecture (New York, NY), respectively; as well as exhibitions with Downs and Ross (New York, NY), A+A Gallery (Venice, Italy), and King’s Leap (New York, NY). Alfonso was an adjunct lecturer at The Spitzer School of Architecture at City College (2018-20) and a visiting assistant tutor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture (2015). He received a Bachelor’s in Architecture from The Cooper Union’s Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture (2014).

Related Exhibitions

April 7, 2024 to October 27, 2024 | Balcony Gallery, South Gallery, Bridge Gallery

Elizabeth Englander: Eminem Buddhism, Volume 3