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Pedro Lasch

Research Professor of Art, Art History and Visual Studies
Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Box 90766, Smith Arts Warehouse, Durham, NC 27708-0766
Smith Arts Warehouse, Room 220, Durham, NC 27708


I see my work as a consecutive set of acts and ideas that complement and interrupt the flow of the everyday. It’s a chain of routine-breaking routines. My role as an artist, researcher, educator, activist, cultural organizer, and producer can be understood as a cohesive whole, which develops within specific social situations and exists within and outside of conventional art settings. Presentations in museums, galleries, and academic contexts represent only a part of my overall production. A preoccupation with the theory and practice of a socially engaged art, which is rooted in daily exchanges, has led me to the formulation of an aesthetics based on public interventions, social interactions, games, and temporal rearrangements. The range of my projects encompasses anti-monuments, language games, artist's books, radio works, lunch events, experimental workshops, events, and activities, as well as more conventional work in the form of installations, video, photography, painting, printmaking, and drawing. Regular participation in the organization and production of cultural and social networks, such as art collectives like 16Beaver Group (NY) and various immigrant grassroots organizations is also a very significant part of my work. The circulation of my work in international circuits is a direct result of an ongoing engagement with the culture of cross-class cosmpolitanism.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Research Professor of Art, Art History and Visual Studies · 2018 - Present Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Director, Social Practice Lab, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute · 2019 - Present John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, University Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

The Cooper Union · 1999 B.F.A.