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Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture: Farrah Karapetian

October 13, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Farrah Karapetian (1978 US) is an artist currently based in California. Her subject is struggle, and she “marries two traditions in photography – that of the staged picture and that of the image made without a camera” (LA Times 2015). Her methods incorporate sculptural and performative means of achieving imagery that refigures the medium of photography around bodily experience. She received a BA from Yale and an MFA from the University of California Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions include the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA; the Torrance Art Museum in Torrance, CA; the UCR/California Museum of Photography in Riverside, CA; the Orange County Museum of Art; and the Vincent Price Art Museum in Monterey Park, CA. She has had multiple solo exhibitions and is represented by Danziger Gallery (New York, NY), where she has a solo exhibition September 10 – October 31, 2015, and Von Lintel Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), where she will have a solo exhibition in January 2016. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Mid-Career Artist Fellowship from the California Community Foundation (2014) and a Writers Grant from the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation (2014.) Karapetian’s work is included in Charlotte Cotton’s survey of contemporary trends in fine art photography, Photography is Magic, published by Aperture in 2015, and has been reviewed in the LA Times and Artforum among many other publications.

An endowment established in 1983 through the generosity of Nancy and Robin Hanes supports the Art Department’s Visiting Artist Series. This important program brings both established and emerging artists to campus to discuss their work in public lectures and to offer individual critiques to our M.F.A. students.  The Hanes Visiting Artist series greatly enriches both our academic programs and our outreach to the wider community.  All lectures are free and open to the public.

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Image credit: Riot Police, 2011
Unique chromogenic photogram from performance
96 x 156 in (243.84 x 396.24 cm)
Installation Shot, “Representation Cubed” Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA, 2012


October 13, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Roxana Perez-Mendez


121 Hanes Art Center
121 E Cameron Ave
CHAPEL HILL, 27514 United States
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