Unconventional Art Fairs: Philadelphia's Philagrafika

MA in Visual Arts Administration

Unconventional Art Fairs: Philadelphia's Philagrafika

Date and Time: November 12, 2010, 7:30pm

Guest(s): Teresa Jaynes, co-Founder/Director, Philagrafika and Pablo Helguera, participating artist in 2010 Philagrafika's "Out of Print" series

Teresa Jaynes is the director and co-founder of the Philadelphia Print Collaborative and a practicing artist. She has directed two regional print festivals, three community art projects, and the publication of five invitational print portfolios, works, lectures, and numerous special events. Ms. Jaynes brought the Philadelphia Print Collaborative from concept to reality by working closely with other arts leaders and artists across the Philadelphia region. Produced by the Philadelphia Print Collaborative, Philagrafika, an international festival for the printed image, premiered in Philadelphia in 2009. In addition to her experience as an arts administrator, Ms. Jaynes is an accomplished artist and her work has been shown in numerous organizations including the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, the Painted Bride and the Rosenbach Museum & Library. Ms. Jaynes is also the recipient of the Pew Fellowships in the Arts, an Independence Foundation fellowship and a Leeway Foundation Window of Opportunity grant.

Pablo Helguera is a New York based artist working with installation, sculpture, photography, drawing and performance. His work focuses on topics ranging from history, pedagogy, sociolinguistics, ethnography, memory and the absurd, in formats that are widely varied including the lecture, museum display strategies, musical performances and written fiction. His work has appeared at the Museum of Modern Art, the Museo de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; ICA Boston; RCA London; the 8th Annual Havana Biennal; Performa 05; and many other museums / galleries. In 2008 Helguera was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and in 2005 he received a grant from Creative Capital. For more background, visit http://pablohelguera.net/bio/.