Friday, Oct 13, 4–6 PM

Join SLOMA for a workshop led by artist Edgar Fabián Frías, offering both an insightful artist lecture and an exploration of performance as a tool for empowerment and presence. During this workshop, Edgar will delve into influential performance works and elucidate key themes and concepts within their own practice of performance art.

Additionally, a segment of the session will be devoted to observing, celebrating, and supporting one another as we showcase our brief, spontaneous, experimental performances. Active participation in these performances is optional, but we kindly request that all attendees contribute their enthusiastic attention to those who choose to perform. No prior experience in performance is needed, and a limited supply of art materials will be provided for attendees.

Please contact SLOMA to request access accommodations.

This event is free and open to the public but reservations are required. Max 25 attendees. Please RSVP through SLOMA’s Eventbrite page.

Edgar Fabián Frías is a multidisciplinary artist, psychotherapist, educator, curator, and brujx based in Los Angeles. With a passion for breaking boundaries and creating new forms of knowledge, Frías blends diverse artistic disciplines to produce thought-provoking and immersive works of art that transcend conventional categories. Their oeuvre encompasses installation, photography, video art, sound, sculpture, printed textiles, GIFs, performance, social practice, and community organizing, reflecting their commitment to experimentation and innovation.

Frías’ work explores themes of resistance, resiliency, and radical imagination in the face of colonization, environmental racism, and other contemporary issues. Drawing on Indigenous Futurism, spirituality, play, pedagogy, animism, witchcraft, and queer aesthetics, Frías offers a unique perspective on the complexities of modern society. Through their art, they bridge the gap between the traditional and the contemporary and create spaces for contemplation and transformation.

As a nonbinary, Wixárika, and Latinx artist whose family hails from Mexico, Frías brings a rich and diverse background to their practices. They hold dual BA degrees in Psychology and Studio Art from UC, Riverside, and an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus on Interpersonal Neurobiology and Somatic Psychotherapy from Portland State University. In 2022, they completed an MFA in Art Practice at UC Berkeley.

Frías’ work has been exhibited internationally, including at prestigious venues such as the Vincent Price Art Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Oregon Contemporary, MOCA Jacksonville, Project Space Festival Juárez, and ArtBo. Their art, tarot, and multidisciplinary practices have also been featured in numerous publications, including Cosmopolitan, Taschen, ELLE UK, Bustle, Nylon, Los Angeles Times, Slate, CVLT Nation, Terremoto, and Hyperallergic, among others.

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