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february, 2024

22feb7:00 pmArtist Talk: Dionne Lee & Aaron Hegert | Texas Tech School of Art @ CO-OPt & Research @ 7pm

Event Details

Texas Tech School of Art
CO-OPt Research & Projects
4202 Boston Ave

Tuesday, February 22nd

This event is free and open to the public.

Please join us for an open and expansive conversation between Dionne Lee and Aaron Hegert about photography, collage, and land.

Dionne Lee (b. 1988, New York, NY) works in photography, collage, and video to explore power, survival, and personal history in relation to the American landscape. Dionne received an MFA from California College of the Arts in 2017. Lives and works in Columbus, Ohio and is an Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University. Lee has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), Yancey Richardson, Aperture Foundation in New York City, New Orleans Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Princeton University Art Museum, and the San Francisco Arts Commission, among others. Lee was an Artist-in-Residence at the Chinati Foundation, Unseen California, and Land Arts of the American West between 2022-2023. Lee will participate in the 81st Whitney Biennial opening to the public on March 20, 2024, in New York.
Aaron Hegert (b. 1982) is an artist working in digital and photographic media. His projects aim to contribute to conversations about images, technology, and power; with a particular emphasis on how images shape the way we understand landscape and human/nature relationships. He is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Texas Tech University, a Fulbright Scholar (Paris 2008), a founding member of Everything Is Collective, and a director at CO-OPt Research and Projects. His work has been exhibited and published widely, with recent exhibitions at the International Center of Photography, The Wilhelm Hack Museum, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Aperture Foundation, among others. His publications are held in The Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Franklin Furnace Archive in Brooklyn, and the Museum of Modern Art Library in New York City. Aaron Hegert lives and works in Lubbock Texas.
Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech University operates from the Huckabee College of Architecture as a transdisciplinary field program dedicated to expanding awareness of the intersection of human construction and the evolving nature of our planet. The program leverages immersive field experience in the desert southwest as a primary pedagogic agent to support research that opens horizons of perception, probes depths of inquiry and advances understanding of human actions shaping environments. Dionne Lee was the inaugural Land Arts Field Resident in 2023 and Aaron Hegert was a Field Guest in 2019.
Sponsored by the School of Art, Huckabee College of Architecture, and Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech University.


(Thursday) 7:00 pm


CO-OPt Research and Project Art Studio

4203 Boston Ave