Research Professor of Art, Art History and Visual Studies
B.F.A., The 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. Géoesthétique. Edited by Kantura Quiros and Aliocha Imhoff, B42, Paris, France, 2013.
Lasch, P. HETEROPOLIS. Edited by Marie-Pier Boucher et al., Adaptive Actions, Montreal, 2013.
Lasch, P. TAKE ME TO THE TOP: The Fine Art of Finance, A project by Pedro Lasch, with the collaboration of Stefano Harney and Sverre Spoelstra London Eye, July 5th, 2012 Produced by Hayward Gallery for the Wide Open School exhibition. Edited by Marie-Pier Boucher et al., Adaptive Actions, Montreal, 2013.
Lasch, Pedro, and Teddy Cruz. What We Made: Conversations on Art and Social Cooperation. Edited by Tom Finkelpearl, Duke University Press, 2013.
Lasch, Pedro, and Teddy Cruz. Transnational Community-Based Production, Cooperative Art, and Informal Trade Networks. Edited by Tom Finkelpearl, Duke University Press, 2013.
Lasch, P. Grand Gestures & (Im)Modest Proposals: A Project for Documenta 13 AND AND AND. Edited by Pedro Lasch, XCO / Documenta 13 AND AND AND, 2012.
Lasch, P. Lecturas para un espectador inquieto. CA2M: Madrid, Spain, 2012.
Lasch, P., and P. others. Un Atlas de Cartografías Radicales. Edited by Lize Mogel and Alexis Bhagat, 2010.
Lasch, P., and P. others. An Atlas of Radical Cartography. Edited by Lize Mogel and Alexis Bhagat, Los Angeles: Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Press, 2007.
Lasch, P. “Eight Ways to Look at a Map: Modular statements from the LATINO/A AMERICA Series (translation from 2006 English-Spanish text).” Géoesthétique, edited by Kantura Quiros and Aliocha Imhoff, B42, Paris, France, 2013.
Lasch, P. “Breve argumento visual por una estética descolonial.” Lecturas Para Un Espectador Inquieto, CA2M: Madrid, Spain, 2012, pp. 273–82.
Lasch, P. “LATINO/A AMERICA.” Trans-Americanity: Subaltern Modernities, Global Coloniality, and Cultures of Greater Mexico, edited by José David Saldívar, Duke University Press, 2011, p. cover-cover.
Lasch, P. “Global Indianization? and LATINO/A AMERICA.” The Future Lasts Forever, edited by Runo Lagomarsino and Carlos Motta, Gävle Konstcentrum, Iaspis, Sweden, 2011, pp. 45–49.
Lasch, P. “Brain Review 2002 (Part 1).” SPECULATIVE: Exhibition Catalogue, edited by Christopher O. Leary and Zach Blas, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions Los Angeles, 2011, pp. 36–42.
Lasch, P. “Tanta Cerca Tan Cerquita.” Catalog for Transitio 2007: International Festival of Electronic Arts & Transnational Communities, edited by Eds Grace Quintanilla and Mariana Delgado, Centro Nacional de las Artes, 2009.
16 Beaver Group, Mariana. “Between US: Exhibition Notes and Documentation.” Fever Variations: Gwangju Biennale 2006 Catalogue, edited by Hong-hee Kim, vol. 2, Gwangju Biennale Foundation, 2006, pp. 168–69.
Lasch, P. “Naturalizations.” Caras Vemos, Corazones No Sabemos: Faces Seen, Hearts Unkown (Exhibitition Catalogue), edited by Amelia Malagamba, Notre Dame: Snite Museum, University of Notre Dame, 2006, pp. 66–66.
16 Beaver Group, Amelia. “Between US: Introduction.” Fever Variations: Gwangju Biennale 2006 Catalogue, edited by Hong-hee Kim, vol. 1, Gwangju Biennale Foundation, 2006, pp. 281–95.
Beck, J. “The Art of Memory and Navigation Across Asia.” Fever Variations: Gwangju Biennale 2006 Catalogue, edited by Hong-hee Kim, vol. 1, Gwangju Biennale Foundation, 2006, pp. 281–95.
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.
Lasch, P., and P. Lay-Trigo. “Migrarte Ciencia y arte visual, un diálogo identitario bilateral.” Eari. Educación Artística. Revista De Investigación, edited by Institut Universitari de Creativitat I Innovacions Educatives, Universitat de València, 2013.
Lasch, P., and P. others. “Pensamiento argentino y opción descolonial.” El Desprendimiento: Pensamiento Crítico Y Opción Descolonial, edited by Walter Mignolo and Zulma Palermo, vol. 7, Argentina: Editorial Signo & Durham: Globalization and the Humanities Project, Duke University, 2013, p. cover&p2-.
Lasch, P. “Breve Argumento Visual por una Estética Descolonial.” Causa Sur: Pensar Nuestra America / Revista De Pensamiento Político, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2013.
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, vol. 13, Sept. 2011, pp. 20–20.
Lasch P, Chris. “Selections from Pedro Lasch’s ’Phantom Limbs’ and ’Twin Towers Go Global’.” Time Out New York, Sept. 2011.
Appleton, Andrea, and Andrea Lasch P. “Where Do We Migrate: Group exhibition asks you to consider the plight of refugees, exiles, and migrants.” Baltimore City Paper, Apr. 2011.
Lasch, P. “The Indianization of Globalization.” The Global South, edited by Caroline Levander and Walter Mignolo, vol. 5, 2011, pp. 12–13.
16Beaver Group, María Fernanda, and María Fernanda Lasch P. “Free Association/Means in Common.” Rethinking Marxism, Special Issue: The Commons and the Forms of the Commune, edited by Anna Curcio and Ceren Ozselcuk, vol. 22, July 2010.
Lasch, P. “University, Narcochingadazo, and Hemispheric Non-Cooperation.” E Misférica, edited by Jill Lane and Marcial Godoy-Anativia, vol. 6, New York University: Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, 2010.
Pedro Lasch: Exhibitions, 2012 - 2013. Creator. (2012)
Pedro Lasch: Exhibitions, 2011. Creator. (2011)
Pedro Lasch: Exhibitions, 2010. Creator. (2010)
Pedro Lasch: Exhibitions, 2009. Creator. (2009)
Pedro Lasch: Exhibitions, 2008. Creator. (2008)
Pedro Lasch: Exhibitions, 2007. Creator. (2007)
Pedro Lasch: Exhibitions, 2006. Creator. (2006)
Pedro Lasch: Exhibitions, 2005. Creator. (2005)
Pedro Lasch: Exhibitions, 2004. Creator. (2004)
Pedro Lasch: Exhibitions, 1991 - 2002. Creator. (1991)