Academic Affairs is pleased to announce that Adela Goldbard has been appointed as the AICAD Post-Graduate Teaching Fellow for 2017-2018.
Adela lives and works in Chicago and Mexico City. Goldbard is an artist and filmmaker who believes in the potential of art to generate critical thinking and social transformation. With her work she questions the politics of memory by suspecting archeological preservation, official history, mass media, and popular culture. She dissents by making visible defiant events that have been forgotten or erased and by ritually and allegorically destroying social evil in order to, momentarily, “correct what went wrong.” Influenced by current reflections on the conflation of aesthetics and ethnography, Goldbard challenges traditional documentary and mainstream cinema by re-enacting history and by collectively building, staging and importantly, destroying, always with a subtle amount of parody and dark humor. Her work includes photography, video, sculpture, text, public actions and immersive installations, and is significantly research-based.
Goldbard is a member of the National System of Artistic Creators of Mexico since 2015. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic Language and Literature from the National University of Mexico and is currently completing her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was granted the New Artist Society Scholarship. Her work has been exhibited in Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Spain, Philippines, Russia, Argentina, Canada, USA, and widely in Mexico.