On March 28, the University of Iowa welcomes Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professors Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Felicia Rice.
Gómez-Peña is a performance artist whose live art, video, radio, photography, and writing have earned acclaim -- and many awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship -- over the past thirty years. He is the artistic director of the transnational performance collective La Pocha Nostra.
Rice’s design, printing, and publication work for her Moving Parts Press (Santa Cruz, CA) has been exhibited at major book fairs in New York and Frankfurt, and collected by the Whitney Museum, the Bodleian Library, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, among others. Rice is also an educator who teaches courses in letterpress printing, typography, printmaking, typography, and bookmaking at institutions ranging from UC-Santa Cruz to the Santa Cruz YWCA.
Together with their collaborators, Gómez-Peña and Rice have published artists’ books including DOC/UNDOC: Documentado/Undocumented, Ars Shamánica Performática (2014), a copy of which is held by UI's Special Collections.
Guillermo Gómez-Peña, "Gómez-Peña Unplugged”: Monday, 3/28, 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, Theatre Building
Felicia Rice, “DOC/UNDOC: Collaboration and Metamorphosis,” followed by a conversation with Guillermo Gómez-Peña: Wednesday, 3/31, 5:00 p.m., Special Collections, Main Library
Guillermo Gómez-Peña, "Multiple Journeys: The Life of Gómez-Peña”: Thursday, 3/31, 7:30 p.m., 240 Art Building West