Presidential Residency on the Future of the Arts 2020-2021

In the Stanford tradition of providing a home for art and artists who advance dialogue on contemporary issues, the Anderson Collection at Stanford University and the Institute for Diversity in the Arts host visual artist Eamon Ore-Giron for the 2020-2022 Presidential Residency on the Future of the Arts.

Image: Eamon Ore-Giron, Infinite Regress LXVI, 2019, flashe on linen, 69 x 54 in. Private Collection, Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York © Eamon Ore-Giron


Eamon Ore-Giron: Non Plus Ultra

September 23, 2021 – February 20, 2022

Ore-Giron’s work draws on motifs from indigenous and craft traditions, such as Amazonian tapestries and pre-Colombian gold work, alongside aesthetics from 20th-century avant-gardes, including Suprematism, Neo-Concretism, and Futurism.

Moving between temporalities and across cultural contexts, his large-scale abstract geometric paintings make manifest a history of transnational exchange.

We invite you to explore the virtual events that took place at Stanford University in the Fall of 2020 as part of Ore-Giron’s residency.

In Conversation: Artist Eamon Ore Giron and Poet and Scholar Edgar García

An in-depth talk about Ore Giron’s art practice
October 22, 2020 | Digital Program

Stanford Presidential Visiting Artist Eamon Ore-Giron and poet and scholar Edgar Garcia discuss the artist’s practice through a lens of abstraction and in relation to the history and symbolism of gold. The color gold features prominently in Ore-Giron’s ongoing series of Infinite Regress paintings, and the speakers consider how we might decolonize and reevaluate this precious metal.

Exploration Event with Eamon Ore Giron

A two-part exploration of depictions of Latin American and border cultures through the moving image and sound

This two-part program highlights works that feature formal qualities and nuanced depictions of cross-cultural evolution and particular subcultures and traditions that have informed Ore-Giron’s approach to seeing and making.

Exploration Event Part One

October 29, 2020 | Digital Program

Artist Eamon Ore-Giron presents a selection of film clips, artist videos, and footage documenting different indigenous and folkloric performances that have influenced his practice. Amongst them, he features “Crudo” by Miguel Angel Ríos, and Miguel Calderon’s “Camaleón” and “Inverted Star.”

His body of work, which spans painting, video, and music, makes manifest a history of transnational exchange.

Artists featured in the event:

  • Eamon Ore-Giron, Bite Work
  • Miguel Calderón, Cameleón and Inverted Star
  • Miguel Angel Ríos, Crudo

Exploration Event Part Two

November 12, 2020 | Digital Program

In part two of this exploration event, Ore-Giron presents the film Chulas Fronteras. This 1976 documentary, directed by Les Blank, explores the Chicano experience through the lives and music of the Norteño musicians of the Texas-Mexican border. Eamon Ore-Giron introduces the film, discusses its relevance to his practice as an artist and musician, and hosts a Q&A session at the close of the screening.

Learn more about Chulas Fronteras.