‘Modern or Contemporary: New Trends in Artistic Practices in Africa and its Diaspora’
Tuesday 1 April 2014 at 18:00
TH Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South Africa Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
RSVP: Shameem Adams at email@example.com / 021 481 397 by 28 March
Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz is an Art Historian with expertise in African and Caribbean artistic, visual, and religious practices. Born and raised in Cuba, Martinez-Ruiz, after graduating from Havana University, taught Art History at Havana’s High Institute of Art for five years prior to going to the United States. Since arriving in the US, he has lectured frequently on African Art and Afro-Caribbean religions and taught a range of graduate and undergraduate courses on African and Afro-Caribbean writing systems. Additionally, he has both curated exhibitions on contemporary and African art, and presented his own multimedia work in solo and group exhibitions in New York and Alabama. Martínez-Ruiz completed his masters and doctoral studies in the History of Art department at Yale University in 2004. He served as an adjunct professor at Rhode Island School of Design from 2002-2004, and joined the Stanford Department of Art and Art History in 2004, and in 2013 the History and Theory of Art Department at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town.