Calendar: FIU Focus: Teresita Fernández in conversation with Dr. Ana Dopico

Event Description

Pérez Art Museum Miami welcomes Florida International University students and public to a conversation on how being a first-generation American in Miami in the 80s molded Teresita Fernández’s work. She will also discuss how she uses conceptual landscape to address and question notions of identity and belonging.

Elemental presents an unparalleled opportunity to experience over 50 works by one of the nation’s leading contemporary artists. This exhibition will introduce visitors to the artist’s expansive conceptual approach to landscape. Through large-scale sculptures, experiential installations, and mixed media works, Fernández brings to light relationships between elemental materials, nature, history, and the cultural, socio-political references tied to the perception of place. 

Ana Dopico was born in Havana, grew up in Miami, and teaches at New York University. She is Director of the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center and Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish and Portuguese. She teaches comparative studies of Cuba, the Americas, and the global South. She has published work on  Cuban and Cuban-American imaginaries, comparatism and intellectual history, Latin American visual art, race and political memory, and Cuban cultural history. She is presently completing a book titled Cubanologies: A Cultural History  for Cambridge University Press. Professor Dopico is also the author of the blog and book project, CubaCargo/Cult, whose essays reflect the period from December 17, 2014 through the death of Fidel Castro. She is presently researching a new book project about Miami "Cold Civil Wars: Race Politics in Black and Cuban Miami 1960-1980."

Advance Ticket Policy
Guests with advance reservations must check-in on the day of the event and pick up a wristband, which serves as an event ticket. Wristbands are available for pick-up beginning at 10am on the day of the event. Advance reservation wristbands are guaranteed until the published start time of the event, after which unclaimed seats will be distributed to those in a standby line.

Seating and Standby
Auditorium seating opens approximately 30 minutes before the event start time. Wristband-holding guests may line up beginning one hour before the published start time of the event. If there are no more advance ticket reservations available for an event, patrons may form a standby line beginning no earlier than one hour before the published start time of the event. A limited number of wristbands will be made available to guests waiting in the stand-by line on a first-come, first-served basis on the night of the event.

10am | Wristbands may be picked up at Visitor Services Desk
10:30am | Standby line opens; wristband line opens 
11:00am | Auditorium seating opens; wristband line is seated
11:30am | Standby line is seated if space permits 
11:30am | Conversation begins