We invite you to join us for this annual program honoring Temple faculty.
Dr. Kariamu Welsh is a choreographer and professor in the dance studies department in the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She received her Doctor’s of Arts from New York University and her MA.H. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Widely published in both scholarly journals and book length studies, Kariamu is a scholar of cultural studies including performance and culture within Africa and the African Diaspora. She is the founding artistic director of the National Dance Company of Zimbabwe in southern Africa. Kariamu is the recipient of numerous fellowships, grants and awards including several National Endowment for the Arts Choreography Fellowships, a Pew Fellowship, and more. Recently Kariamu received the prestigious Leeway Foundation Transformation 2014 Award.
Pepón Osorio is Laura Carnell Professor at the Tyler School of the Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Best known for his large-scale installations, Pepón Osorio merges conceptual art and community dynamics. Osorio’s work emphasizes the exhibition space as an intermediary between the social architecture of communities and the mainstream art world. He has worked with well over 25 communities across the U.S. and internationally, creating installations based on real life experiences. For almost two decades Pepón Osorio has been presenting work in unconventional places prior to exhibiting in a museum setting, thus exploring the subjectivity of meaning in art and the multiple meanings that these installations achieve depending on their location. His recent group and solo exhibitions include The Menil Collection, Texas,P.S. 1, NYC, NY, Miami Museum of Art, Ronald Feldman, Williams College Museum of Art. Osorio is the current Cornell Cultural Council Artist in Residence.