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Release: Jan. 27, 2003

BRAZILIAN ARTIST WILL SPEAK AT UI FEB. 3

Ana Tavares, an installation artist from Sao Paolo, Brazil, will lecture on her works at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3 in Room E109 of the University of Iowa Art Building.

Tavares’ work is included in “Layers of Brazilian Art,” an exhibition currently on display at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.

Ana Tavares was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She received a master’s degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a doctorate from the University of Sao Paulo’s School of Art and Communication. She held her first one-person exhibition, “Objetos e interferencias” (Objects and interferences) in 1982 in Sao Paulo. Her work has been shown in major international exhibitions in Brazil, Cuba and Turkey. In 2001, she was recipient of a scholarship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.

Tavares’ visit to the UI campus is sponsored by the School of Art and Art History in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, International Programs and the Latin American Studies Program.

For information on UI arts events, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa on the World Wide Web. You may visit the UI School of Art and Art History web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~art/. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact <ur-acr@uiowa.edu>.

More information on the exhibition “Layers of Brazilian Art” can be found on the World Wide Web at http://web.grinnell.edu/faulconergallery/includes/files/AdditionalExhibImages/Brazil.htm. For additional information on Tavares, go to http://www.britocimino.com.br/ing/artistas/tavares/i-tavares.htm.