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Join us within Reckoning and Resilience: North Carolina Art Now for a talk by Renzo Ortega, whose work is on view.

From the artist’s bio: Renzo Ortega (Lima, Peru 1974) is an artist based in Carrboro, NC. Renzo earned a BFA in painting from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes del Perú (1999), studied at the Art Students League of New York (2000-04), and has his MFA in painting from Hunter College (2014). His artwork has been shown in solo and group shows in the United States and Perú, and he has created public art projects and community murals. His recent solo exhibitions have been at LUMP Gallery in Raleigh, NC (2021), Espacio Venancio Shinki ICPNA in Lima- Perú (February 2020), Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia (March 2019), The Power Plant Gallery at Duke University (February 2019), and at The John and June Allcott Gallery at UNC Chapel Hill (January 2018). Renzo’s work has been presented in museums such as the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University (Durham, NC, 2022), Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art SECCA (Winston-Salem, NC, 2020), the Works on Paper: 2017 Exhibition at The Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC,  in the S-Files Biennial at El Museo del Barrio (New York 2007) and Queens International Biennial at the Queens Museum in 2006. He is a recipient of the 2018-2019 North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award, 2018-2019 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grant Durham Arts Council, 2018 Orange County Arts Commission Artist Project Grant, and 2016 Queens Council on the Arts New Work Award. In 2013, as a Kossak Travel Grant recipient, Renzo traveled to Berlin to study German Expressionism, and also in 2015 traveled to Honduras as a part of the U.S. Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Envoy Program. He took part in the Visiting Artist Residency at the Rubenstein Arts Center at Duke in 2019. In 2020, and was the inaugural artist of the New Wave Art Wknd artist-in-residence program in West Palm Beach, FL. Renzo is also a musician and has been performing and recording songs for over 30 years; currently, he performs solo as Ancestor Piratas, a keyboard cumbia-electronic music project.

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Event Details

Sunday, April 24, 2022
2–3 PM
Reckoning and Resilience: North Carolina Art Now, Renzo Ortega
The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
2001 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States