Implementing Arte Útil with Tania Bruguera

Artist and activist Tania Bruguera discusses the concept of Arte Útil, or “useful art.” Bruguera is a politically motivated performance artist who explores the relationship between art, activism, and social change in works that examine the social effects of political and economic power. She has received a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, and has been awarded various residencies, including Skowhegan, Headlands Centers for the Arts, and ART/OMI. Major exhibitions of her work have appeared at multiple venues, including the Van Abbemuseum, Queens Museum, Venice Biennale, National Museum Wales, and the San Francisco Art Institute.

Participating units at UC Berkeley: Arts + Design Initiative; Arts Research Center; Department of Spanish and Portuguese; and Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series.