Labor: a Lecture by Sergio de la Torre

Fri Feb 15, 2013
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
Arts, City, Educational Event


Please join us for the next talk in the Graduate Lecture Series with San Francisco-based artist Sergio de la Torre.

Sergio de la Torre works with and documents the manifold ways citizens reinvent themselves in the cities they inhabit, examining the site-specific strategies that individuals employ in moving “in and out of modernity.” Through a range of media (including video documentation, photography, posters, billboards, public video projections, and installations), his work invokes collaborations with his subjects and invites both intimate and critical reflections on topics related to housing, immigration, and labor. De la Torre works with individuals from marginalized sectors of the cities in which he develops his projects, including factory workers in Tijuana, shoeshine boys in Mexico City, undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and evicted families in Oakland.

Artist Bio
De la Torre’s work has appeared in many different types of venues—from international film festivals, art biennials, public television (in USA, Mexico, and Europe), galleries, and museums to community centers, empty city lots, abandoned schools, and university campuses. He is the recipient of grants from Creative Capital, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Sundance Documentary Fund, and is currently Assistant Professor in the University of San Francisco’s Art + Architecture Department.

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