The Visiting Artist and Scholars Committee are excited to present Roberto Visani to share his work as part of the Weekly Wednesday Artist Speaker Series. Visani will discuss the relationship his art practice has to history from a both a personal and social perspective as well as the interconnectedness of content to his creative process and pedagogy.
Roberto Visani is a multi-media artist residing in Brooklyn, New York. Primarily working in sculpture, his artwork examines the black body, often through the reinterpretation of historical artworks and artifacts. He has exhibited at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY, The Bronx Museum, NY, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF, and Barbican Galleries, London. Visani has been awarded residencies from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Chelsea College of Art, Abrons Art Center and Art Omi. He is a NYFA Fellow in Sculpture and was a Fulbright Fellow to Ghana. His work has been reviewed by the New York Times, Art Forum, Art News, Hyperallergic and Frieze among others. Since 2004 he has taught at John Jay College of Criminal Justice where he is an associate professor of art. In spring 2022, Visani will have a solo exhibition at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center in Vermont titled Form/Reform, opening in March of 2022 and a community based workshop and exhibition at the Speed Museum of Art in Louisville, Kentucky in September 2022.