Pedro Lasch

Associate Research Professor in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies

Education

  • B.F.A., Cooper Union 1999

Overview

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.

Expertise

Drawing, installation art, experimental pedagogy, new media, participatory art, art theory, latin american visual culture

Projects

The provocative three-part project Black Mirror/Espejo Negro by the artist Pedro Lasch encompasses a museum installation, photographs of the installation, and this bilingual... read more »

Lasch, P. Géoesthétique. Ed. K Quiros and A Imhoff. B42, Paris, France, December 2013.

Lasch, P. HETEROPOLIS. Ed. M-P Boucher, J-M Dufresne, G Melgar, and J-F Prost. Adaptive Actions, Montreal, December 2013.

Lasch, P, and Cruz, T. What We Made: Conversations on Art and Social Cooperation. Ed. T Finkelpearl. Duke University Press, January 2013.

Lasch, P, and Cruz, T. Transnational Community-Based Production, Cooperative Art, and Informal Trade Networks. Ed. T Finkelpearl. Duke University Press, January 2013.

Lasch, P. Grand Gestures & (Im)Modest Proposals: A Project for Documenta 13 AND AND AND. Ed. P Lasch. XCO / Documenta 13 AND AND AND, September 2012.

Lasch, P. Lecturas para un espectador inquieto. CA2M: Madrid, Spain, 2012.

Lasch, P, and others, . Un Atlas de Cartografías Radicales. Ed. L Mogel and A Bhagat. November 2010.

Lasch, P. "Eight Ways to Look at a Map: Modular statements from the LATINO/A AMERICA Series (translation from 2006 English-Spanish text)." Géoesthétique. Ed. K Quiros and A Imhoff. B42, Paris, France, December 2013.

Lasch, P. "Breve argumento visual por una estética descolonial." Lecturas para un espectador inquieto. CA2M: Madrid, Spain, 2012. 273-282.

Lasch, P. "Global Indianization? and LATINO/A AMERICA." The Future Lasts Forever. Ed. R Lagomarsino and C Motta. Gävle Konstcentrum, Iaspis, Sweden, 2011. 45-49.

Lasch, P. "Brain Review 2002 (Part 1)." SPECULATIVE: Exhibition catalogue. Ed. CO Leary and Z Blas. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions Los Angeles, 2011. 36-42.

Lasch, P. "LATINO/A AMERICA." Trans-Americanity: Subaltern Modernities, Global Coloniality, and Cultures of Greater Mexico. Ed. JD Saldívar. Duke University Press, 2011. cover-cover.

Lasch, P. "Tanta Cerca Tan Cerquita." Catalog for Transitio 2007: International Festival of Electronic Arts & Transnational Communities. Ed. EG Quintanilla and M Delgado. Centro Nacional de las Artes, 2009.

16 Beaver Group, . "Between US: Exhibition Notes and Documentation." Fever Variations: Gwangju Biennale 2006 Catalogue. Ed. H-H Kim. Gwangju Biennale Foundation, 2006. 168-169.

Lasch, P. "Naturalizations." Caras Vemos, Corazones No Sabemos: Faces Seen, Hearts Unkown (Exhibitition Catalogue). Ed. A Malagamba. Notre Dame: Snite Museum, University of Notre Dame, 2006. 66-66.

16 Beaver Group, . "Between US: Introduction." Fever Variations: Gwangju Biennale 2006 Catalogue. Ed. H-H Kim. Gwangju Biennale Foundation, 2006. 281-295. (Introduction)

Beck, J. "The Art of Memory and Navigation Across Asia." Fever Variations: Gwangju Biennale 2006 Catalogue. Ed. H-H Kim. Gwangju Biennale Foundation, 2006. 281-295.

Lasch, P. "Propositions for a Decolonial Aesthetics and “Five Decolonial Days in Kassel” (Documenta 13 AND AND AND)." Periscope - Social Text, New York (July 2013). (Academic Article)

Lasch, P. "Breve Argumento Visual por una Estética Descolonial." Causa Sur: Pensar Nuestra America / Revista de pensamiento político, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2013). (Academic Article)

Lasch, P, and Lay-Trigo, . "Migrarte Ciencia y arte visual, un diálogo identitario bilateral." Ed. IUDCII Educatives. EARI. Educación artística. Revista de investigación (2013).

Lasch, P, and others, . "Pensamiento argentino y opción descolonial." Ed. W Mignolo and Z Palermo. El desprendimiento: pensamiento crítico y opción descolonial 7 (2013): cover & p2-cover & p2.

Lasch, P. "If Not Here, Then There: Will We Some Day Regret Not Having Rebuilt the Twin Towers?." Towerview: The Chronicle’s News and Culture Magazine 13 (September 2011): 20-20. (Academic Article)

Lasch P, . "Selections from Pedro Lasch’s ’Phantom Limbs’ and ’Twin Towers Go Global’." Time Out New York (September 2011). (Review)

Lasch, P. "The Indianization of Globalization." Ed. C Levander and W Mignolo. The Global South 5 (2011): 12-13.

16Beaver Group, , and Lasch P, . "Free Association/Means in Common." Ed. A Curcio and C Ozselcuk. Rethinking Marxism, Special Issue: The Commons and the Forms of the Commune 22 (July 2010).

Lasch, P, and others, . "Arte y estética en la encrucijada descolonial." Ed. EW Mignolo and Z Palermo. El desprendimiento: pensamiento crítico y opción descolonial (2010): cover & p2-cover & p2. (Academic Article)

Pages

Fall 2017

Advanced Visual Practice (ARTSVIS 497S.01)
Sculpture 001, Th 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Advanced Visual Practice (VMS 497S.01)
Sculpture 001, Th 06:15 PM-08:45 PM

Spring 2017

Senior Capstone in Visual Prac (ARTSVIS 498S.01)
Nasher 119, Th 06:15 PM-08:45 PM

Spring 2016

Special Topics in Visual Arts (ARTSVIS 590S.01)
Smith Wrhs 228, Tu 11:45 AM-02:15 PM
Topics in Visual Studies (VMS 590S.01)
Smith Wrhs 228, Tu 11:45 AM-02:15 PM

Spring 2015

Drawing (ARTSVIS 199.03)
Smith Wrhs 200, Tu 10:20 AM-12:50 PM