Paul Rosero: Sierra Negra
Vernissage & Talk | 7pm - 10pm, 26 April, 2017
The artist in conversation with philosopher Dr. Dehlia Hannah (School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State / University of Copenhagen)

Vernissage and party
Drawing on fieldwork in locations including active volcanos in the Galapagos Archipelago, Sierra Negra presents perspectives on evolution, experiments and mutation. In this exhibition, Ecuadorian artist Paul Rosero Contreras explores the continuum between representing and altering a given landscape, while also probing the distinction between objectivity and enigma.
Paul Rosero Contreras works at the intersetion of scientific data, speculative realism and fictional narratives. His body of work explores topics related to geopolitics, environmental issues and the relationship between humans and living surroundings. Rosero received a Master’s in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, as well as a MFA in Art and Technology at the California Institute of the Arts. His previous studies include Philosophy, Literature and Technologies of Communication. His cross-disciplinary interests involve photography, experimental sound material development and audiovisual performance. His work has been displayed worldwide as part of the Moscow Biennale for Young Art, Russia, Musee Quai Branly, Paris – France, Instituto Cervantes, Roma – Italy, Museo de Historia, Zaragoza – Spain, Galeria Virgilio, Sao Paulo – Brazil, Cuenca Biennale, Ecuador, 1st Antarctic Biennale, SIGGRAPH 17 Los Angeles, among other venues. 

Dehlia Hannah, Ph.D. is a curator and Visiting Assistant Professor of Art-Science Collaboration in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University. She holds a doctorate in Philosophy from Columbia University, with specializations in philosophy of science and aesthetic theory. Her current book project, entitled Performative Experiments, articulates the philosophical implications of an emerging genre of contemporary artwork that takes the form of scientific experiments. She currently leads the transmedia thought experiment, A Year Without a Winter (2015-18).