Teresita Fernández at the 2017 Rome Prize Ceremony

Teresita Fernández

Deenie Yudell Resident in the Visual Arts
May 14–July 16, 2018
Artist, Brooklyn

Teresita Fernández (1999 Affiliated Fellow) is coming off a busy 2017, having staged two solo exhibitions with her gallery, Lehmann Maupin, at its New York and Hong Kong spaces. She was also the featured speaker at last year’s Rome Prize ceremony.

While in Rome this spring, Fernández will produce a “visual calendar, or a book of days, as a time-keeping project that marks my time and research in Rome.” As for a project, “I am especially interested in exploring multiple, stratified, and subterranean sites in Rome underneath visible landmarks. I will also be researching materiality inherent in Roman tradition including concrete, travertine, and mosaic.”

For her public presentation at the Academy in May, Fernández will present a survey of her work, “which is characterized by an interest in perception and the psychology of looking. I will discuss my immersive, experiential, public artworks, often inspired by a rethinking of the meaning of landscape and place, diverse historical and cultural references, and conceptual way-finding.”