Associate Research Professor in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies
B.F.A., Cooper Union 1999
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.
ExpertiseDrawing, installation art, experimental pedagogy, new media, participatory art, art theory, latin american visual culture
Lasch, P. "El Pincel Electrico y el Cuadro de Plata." Ciencias 59 (2000): 76-77. (Academic Article)
Lasch, P. "Ciencia y Circo." Ciencas 57 (2000): 68-74. (Academic Article)
Lasch, P. "Una Propuesta Escultorica para el Zocalo." Curare: Espacio Critico para las Artes 15 (1999): 89-95. (Academic Article)
Black Mirror/Espejo Negro and Post-modern Installation Art (Lecture/Workshop for Duke University’s TIP contemporary art class (a program for gifted high school students) with Karen Gonzalez. July 30, 2008