(PAST) Artist Talk - Julia Csekö
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About the Event
Emerson College is delighted to announce “A Coney Island of the Mind,” a new mural commission featuring excerpts from “Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation,” an essay by the late Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis published in The New York Times on the day of his funeral. The mural is designed and painted by Brazilian-American visiting artist Julia Csekö, and is installed in the Quiet Lounge in 150 Boylston Street, Boston (Piano Row). Join us for a virtual Artist Talk and Conversation.
This project received guidance and support from the Public Art Think Tank and the School of the Arts at Emerson. It was funded by the Office of the Provost and faciltiated by Emerson Contemporary.
ABOUT Julia Csekö
Csekö was born in Colorado and grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2010, she moved to Boston, Massachusetts to pursue an MFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. She is currently a visiting artist at Emerson College for the Summer of 2020 and has a public mural on view at Winter Place, downtown Boston, commissioned by the Boston Downtown BID, and created in partnership with the Boston Literary District. In 2018 Csekö was invited to the Assets for Artists MassMoCA residency program where she further investigated her multi-disciplinary practice as a sculptor, painter, and performer.
Her most recent work gravitates around social experiments grounded on a paradigm shift from competitive to collaborative mindset in social actions and interactions. Csekö is the recipient of a 2016 Walter Feldman Fellowship, awarded by the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston. She divides her time between being a Practicing Artist and an Art Administrator.