The UCF School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) is proud to welcome artist Jezabeth Roca Gonzalez as part of the SVAD Distinguished Artist Series.
The SVAD Distinguished Artist Series is an initiative that introduces the UCF students and community to professional and emerging contemporary artists in various fields of study. This lecture by Jezabeth Roca Gonzalez is co-sponsored by SVAD and the Center for Humanities and Digital Research.
Those attending will enjoy a lecture from Jezabeth Roca Gonzalez on their artistic practice and will also have an opportunity to engage in a Q&A session afterwards. The SVAD Distinguished Artist Series is free to attend and open to the public.
Jezabeth Roca Gonzalez is a multidisciplinary artist and educator working in collaboration with their family. Their work pairs the multiplicity of lands and intimacy, drawing on the experiences of living and growing up between rural Puerto Rico and the constant shiftings of the va y ven (come and go) between the island and the U.S.
Driven by curiosity and investigation threading through an autobiographical form, Roca Gonzalez uses multimedia installation and live plants to examine interpersonal relationships, family narratives, cuir (Queer) ecology, and how we carry the land's inherited colonial structures through personal imaginaries and the dualities of the everyday.