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Artist in Residence: Claudio Talavera-Ballón: Home

About the Artist

The Spanish faculty at the University have invited Claudio Talavera-Ballón, oil painter and muralist, as artist in residence April 1-5, 2019. During his residency, Claudio will teach eight sections of Spanish and give an all-campus address in English in Buckley Center Auditorium on Wednesday, April 3 at 7:15pm, focusing on his Patronas & Migrants series, Mujeres Luz, as well as a recently commissioned mural in San Francisco on human migration. Sponsors include: Office of the Provost, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Garaventa Center, Moreau Center, and the departments of International Languages & Cultures, Political Science, and History within the College of Arts & Sciences.

For more information about the artist or for additional context for his work, see Talavera-Ballón's official web site or the links below.

Film about Talavera-Ballón's Mujeres Luz

Mujeres Luz (In Spanish w/ English subtitles):

Context for the Artist's Work: Interviews

Interviews with two patronas conducted by Claudio Talavera-Ballón's wife, Mariela:

Latin American and American Artists: Images

Film about The Beast (Train that Carries Migrants)

El tren de las moscas (In Spanish with no subtitles):

Context for the Artist's Work: Podcasts

Spanish-language podcasts from NPR's Radio Ambulante, including:

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