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  • Mev Luna

    Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art Practice and Theory


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    Mev Luna


    Mev Luna is a research-based artist whose practice spans performance, installation, video, new media, and text. Their work considers issues of incarceration, institutional access, and how images are circulated and controlled. Their recent exhibitions include Empathy Fatigue at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, and a solo presentation at EXPO Chicago 2019. Luna’s time-based works have premiered at SFMOMA, Artists' Television Access, San Francisco, and Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago. They were a 2020-2021 Queer | Art Film Fellow; 2019-21 AICAD Post Graduate Teaching Fellow; 2018 Art Matters Foundation Fellowship recipient, 2018-2019 BOLT resident at the Chicago Artist Coalition; 2017 SOMA Summer participant in Mexico City and a 2015–2016 Research Fellow at the Shapiro Center for Research and Collaboration.

    Degrees Held

    2017       MFA, Performance, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    2011       BFA, High Distinction, Textiles & Media Arts, California College of the Arts


    Performances and Appearances

    Materializing Citations: Autotheory and Artistic Practice, 13th Annual Society for Artistic Research, Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, Germany, 2022.

    In-Motion: Performance and Unsettling Borders, presenter, Northwestern University, Evanston, 2018.

    Fact Checking My Father, Lecture-performance presented at the inaugural Berkeley/Stanford Symposium: Not-At-Home, Migration Pilgrimage, and Displacement in Art, Design, and Visual Culture, SFMoMA, San Francisco, 2017.

    Research Interests

    race and ethnicity, gender, queer theory, US/Mexico border, visual culture, surveillance, Prison Industrial Complex, screen-based mediation, technology, simulation software, new media

    Awards And Honors

    2020          Queer | Art Film Fellow

    2018          Art Matters Foundation Grantee

    Current Courses

    Making + Meaning: Materials
    PLHT 3010, Fall 2023

    Materializing Citations
    PGHT 5030, Fall 2023

    Materializing Citations
    PLVS 3036, Fall 2023

    Past Courses

    ARS: Visual Culture
    PLVS 3500, Spring 2023

    Critical Studio
    PUFY 1005, Fall 2022

    Independent Study
    PGTE 5900, Spring 2023

    Surveying the Screen
    PLVS 4036, Spring 2023

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