Graduate Lecture Series: Matias Armendaris


Tuesday, October 3, 12:15 p.m.
Columbus Building, 280 S. Columbus Dr., room 319

Matias Armendaris (b. 1990) is an Ecuadorian artist living and working in Chicago and Mexico City. He is a second-year MFA candidate in the Painting and Drawing Department at SAIC. He graduated with a BFA in drawing from Emily Carr University in 2015. He has exhibited in solo and group shows internationally in Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Slovenia, Argentina and The United States. His work uses sculpture, drawing, printmaking, writing and installation to explore the paradigm of belonging, hoping to generate an affective space for plural identity. His practice is concerned with finding a way to dynamize thing-human relationships with objects from a suggested past as a way to heal historical distancing, social trauma or collective wounds. The objects echo artifacts of anthropology, archeology and geology as means of deterritorialization of an academic historization.