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. “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.
Lasch, P., and P. 16Beaver. “C.A.R.T.E.L.” Art Work: A National Conversation About Art, Labor, and Economics, edited by Temporary Services, 2009.
Lasch, P. “What Are We Before We Are Naturalized? A Journal of Non-Linear Activity.” Idea: Arts & Society, no. 33–34, 2009, pp. 7–27.
Lasch, P. “A Proposal for the 11th Istanbul Biennial, 2009.” Idea: Arts & Society, 2009, pp. 146–48.
Lasch, P., and P. 16Beaver Group. “Iraq Questionnaire Answers.” October Magazine, MIT Press, 2008, pp. 149–60.
Lasch, P. “Tianguis Transnacional: Drifting and Indigenous Migrancy.” What Keeps Mankind Alive? And Continental Drift, edited by Brian Holmes et al., 2008, pp. 20–21.
Lasch, P. “El color de la razón: racismo epistemológico y razón imperial.” El Desprendimiento: Pensamiento Crítico Y Opción Descolonial, edited by Walter Mignolo et al., Argentina: Editorial Signo and GlobalArgentina: Editorial Signo & Durham: Globalization and the Humanities Project, Duke University, 2008, p. cover&p2-.
Lasch, P., and P. others. “Genero y Descolonialidad.” El Desprendimiento: Pensamiento Crítico Y Opción Descolonial, edited by Walter Mignolo et al., 2008, p. cover&p2-.
Ramírez, Molina, et al. “Ser mixteco o purépecha ya no puede entenderse con una lógica territorial.” La Jornada (México), Oct. 2007.
Lasch P, V. “Abren muestra fotográfica sobre vida de mexicanos en Nueva York.” Milenio (Guadalajara), Apr. 2006.
Pedro Lasch: Exhibitions, 2011 | Pedro Lasch and Twin Towers Go Global (TTGG) / Three Anniversary Reports (Part 3 to follow in 2012) at AND AND AND Platform, Documenta 13. Kassel, Germany & worldwide. (2011)
Pedro Lasch: Exhibitions, 2011 | International Day Without English at Super G: Experiential Residency Program, Greensboro, NC & worldwide via web ( http://www.experimentalcommunities.net/international-day-without-english/ ). (2011)
Pedro Lasch: Exhibitions, 2010 | Caras Vemos, Corazones No Sabemos (Faces We See, Hearts We Do Not Know): The Human Landscape of Mexican Migration to the United States at The Alameda Museum, San Antonio, Texas. (2010)