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Muriel Hasbun will give an overview of her art practice, her family history, and of her desire to bring communities together to construct memory through the knowledge and representation of Salvadoran art and culture.
Hasbun’s expertise as an artist and as an educator focuses on cultural identity, migration, and memory. Her distinctions include Santa Fe’s Producer’s and Curator’s Choice; Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship; Howard Chapnick Grant; Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards in Photography and Media; Corcoran’s Outstanding Creative Research Faculty Award; Fulbright Scholar fellowship, and representing El Salvador in the 50th Venice Biennale. Hasbun’s work has been internationally exhibited, and is in private and public collections, such as Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Lehigh University, Smithsonian, University of Texas, Whitney Museum. Building upon her career as a socially engaged artist and a photography professor, Hasbun is the founder/director of laberinto projects, a transnational, cultural memory initiative fostering contemporary art practices and dialogue in El Salvador and its U.S. diaspora. Hasbun is the 2021-2022 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist at Rutgers University, and just opened Artists Call NOW in El Salvador.
Image: Muriel Hasbun, Pulse: Corazón (Homage, Luis Lazo), 2020