The twenty-second annual Stonewall lecture will feature Gayatri Gopinath in conversation with Felipe Baeza.
Gayatri Gopinath is Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, and the Director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University. She works at the intersection of transnational feminist and queer studies, postcolonial studies, and diaspora studies, and is the author of two monographs: Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures (Duke University Press, 2005), and Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora (Duke University Press, 2018). She has published numerous essays on gender, sexuality, and queer diasporic visual art and culture in anthologies and journals such as Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, GLQ, and Social Text, as well as in art publications such as PIX: A Journal of Contemporary Indian Photography, Tribe: Photography and New Media from the Arab World, and ArtReview Asia. She is also the Principal Investigator of the Intersectional Feminist/Queer Studies Collective at NYU, an initiative funded by the Mellon Foundation, and the recipient of the 2023 NYU Dorothy Irene Height Faculty Award.
Felipe Baeza (b. 1987, Guanajuato, Mexico) is a visual artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Baeza's practice is equal parts confrontation of violent pasts and a tribute to people whose sense of personhood is constantly litigated and defined by those in power. His “fugitive bodies” created over densely layered paintings appear in different states of becoming and at times are even abstracted to the point of invisibility. Baeza's recent exhibitions include The Milk of Dreams, 59th Venice Biennale, Venice (2022); Made Into Being, Fortnight Institute, New York (2022); Prospect 5. New Orleans: Yesterday We Said Tomorrow, New Orleans (2021); Unruly Suspension, Maureen Paley, London (2021); and Desert X, Palm Springs (2020). Baeza received a BFA from Cooper Union and an MFA from Yale University. Baeza is currently an artist in residence at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles through June 2023.
Following the lecture, Gayatri Gopinath will be available to sign free copies of Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora (Duke University Press, 2018). At least 20 copies will be given out, first come first served!
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.