Research Professor of Art, Art History and Visual Studies
I see my work as a consecutive set of acts and ideas that complement and interrupt the flow of the everyday. It’s a chain of routine-breaking routines. My role as an artist, researcher, educator, activist, cultural organizer, and producer can be understood as a cohesive whole, which develops within specific social situations and exists within and outside of conventional art settings. Presentations in museums, galleries, and academic contexts represent only a part of my overall production. A preoccupation with the theory and practice of a socially engaged art, which is rooted in daily exchanges, has led me to the formulation of an aesthetics based on public interventions, social interactions, games, and temporal rearrangements.
The range of my projects encompasses anti-monuments, language games, artist's books, radio works, lunch events, experimental workshops, events, and activities, as well as more conventional work in the form of installations, video, photography, painting, printmaking, and drawing. Regular participation in the organization and production of cultural and social networks, such as art collectives like 16Beaver Group (NY) and various immigrant grassroots organizations is also a very significant part of my work.
The circulation of my work in international circuits is a direct result of an ongoing engagement with the culture of cross-class cosmpolitanism.
Pedro Lasch: Exhibitions, 2008 | Caras Vemos, Corazones No Sabemos (Faces We See, Hearts We Do Not Know): The Human Landscape of Mexican Migration to the United States at Fowler Museum of Art, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. (2008)
Pedro Lasch: Exhibitions, 2007 | Promesas y Esperanzas del Siglo XXI. 'El Gobierno del Cambio' y el Ã‰xodo Mexicano a los Estados Unidos 2000-2006 (Promises and Hopes of the 21st Century: The 'Government of Change' and the Mexican Exodus to the Unit.... (2007)