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Fall Speaker Series: Benvenuto Chavajay Ixtetela

Thursday, November 2, 2023

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for an artist talk with featured artist Benvenuto Chavajay Ixtetela as a part of the University of Houston School of Art Speaker Series. The talk will be in Spanish and interpreted by Houston artist JD Pluecker.

The School of Art Speaker Series invites visiting artists to share their journeys, insights and works with students and community members alike. Distinguished guests offer a range of perspectives on the most pertinent issues facing today’s makers and scholars. The series is a key component of students’ experience at the School of Art. In addition to presenting their work to a large audience of students and community members, speakers spend extended periods engaging directly with students in small gatherings for focused debate and conversation, in formats tailored to their individual practice. Join us in exploring the world of art through the eyes of those who shape it.

Benvenuto Chavajay’s body of work includes sculpture, interventions into objects, installation, performance, and painting. Chavajay draws inspiration from many different contextual realities in order to produce his work. His creative process alludes to the present context not only in Guatemala but also in Latin America and beyond, in the sense that one part always affects the whole.

Dudley Recital Hall University of Houston
UH School of Art 
4188 Elgin Street, Room 100
Houston, Tx. 77204