Aliza Nisenbaum

PTDW Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Thursday, November 14, 5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.

280 S. Columbus Drive Room 319



Born in Mexico City, and currently based in New York, Aliza Nisenbaum’s paintings are intimate exchanges between herself and her subjects. The artist makes portraits of undocumented Latin American immigrants, and of other distinct communities, using the focused attention of observational painting to mark those who are socially unmarked in society, along with the apparently anonymous goods that constitute a transnational trade in quotidian objects. Often lushly decorated with patterned textiles, her canvases ask for close looking in keeping with her personal connections to her subjects.

Recently she has presented her work at the Phillips Collection, Boston ICA, LA MOCA, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Whitney Biennial 2017; The Flag Art Foundation; The ICA at MECA; Biennial of the Americas, MCA, Denver; the Rufino Tamayo Painting Biennial, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City; She has a forthcoming exhibition at Anton Kern gallery 2019; and at Tate Liverpool in 2021. She is represented by Anton Kern gallery and is Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at Columbia University School of the Arts.