|Lecture by Raúl Ortega Ayala at KABK
Tuesday April 18, 16:00 Auditorium
Raúl Ortega Ayala is invited to give a lecture to the Fine Arts students of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague next Tuesday 18 April. Students from other departments are more than welcome to attend!
Raúl Ortega Ayala (1973) studied Painting at ‘La Esmeralda’ in Mexico City after which he traveled to the Glasgow School of Art for a Master in Fine Arts. He then moved to London, where he worked for five years on various research projects. During his masters degree, he moved away from painting and veered his practice towards Anthropology and began working with the ethnographic method of ‘participant observation.’
Since then, he has purposefully immersed himself for periods of one or two years in various different contexts such as the office world, food and gardening, resulting in three different series titled: Bureaucratic Sonata, An Ethnography on Gardening, and Food for Thought. He is currently exploring other methodologies used in History and Archaeology for an ongoing series From the Pit of Et Cetera devoted to the concept of absence, trace, and iconoclasm. Ortega Ayala is currently living and working in Wellington, New Zealand.
Stil The Zone from the series 'From the Pit of Et Cetera', Raul Ortega Ayala