November 8, following the opening of the Glass House exhibition, Ballroom Projects will host a symposium of panel discussions moderated by curators Danny Floyd and Jeff Prokash. Speakers and organizers include graduate students from Floyd and Prokash's studio research course at SAIC called Building as Form as well as artists from the exhibition, and keynote speaker Pablo Rasgado. Anticipated topics include how artists, designers, and researchers explore the creation of physical and cultural space, associations between place and space, and how societies or individuals define and redefine their environment.

Greg Ruffing, Meg Santisi, Chaim Emanuel, and Claire Henry

Rocío Azarloza, David Badesch, Jeremy Pellington, and Joe Bochynski

6:00pm: Pablo Rasgado

Pablo Rasgado reconfigures material from everyday life into new abstractions. Much of his past work has been made from painted public walls, some extracted from busy city streets, others from temporary museum exhibitions. Sometimes the walls have political or social content. Sometimes they simply contain an image that the artist wants to capture and present in a new way. Whatever the source, Rasgado seeks to represent a frozen moment. In the case of the Unfolded Architecture paintings, they represent specific moments within a museum’s history and indeed in art history.

Pablo Rasgado (born Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico, 1984) has had solo exhibitions at Steve Turner Contemporary (2011, 2012 & 2013); Arratia Beer, Berlin (2012); and Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City (curated by Tobias Ostrander, 2011). His work has also been featured in solo exhibitions at Zona Maco, Mexico City (Steve Turner Contemporary, 2012); Art Basel Miami Beach (Arratia Beer, 2014) and the Solo Projects Focus Latin America at ARCO Madrid (February, 2014). Rasgado’s work has also been featured in important museum group exhibitions including Other People’s Problems: Conflicts and Paradoxes, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (2013); Noise, Ex Magazzini di San Cassian, Venice (2013); When Attitudes Became Form Becomes Attitudes, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (curated by Jens Hoffman, 2012); Los Irrespetuosos, Carrillo Gil, Mexico City (curated by Carlos Palacios, 2012); and Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2012). He is a recipient of the Bancomer MACG Fellowship.

This event is co-sponsored by the the SAIC Department of Visual and Critical Studies and the SAIC Interlink Lecture and Studio Visit Series