Kenyon College

Visiting Curators Talk: C. Ondine Chavoya and David Evans Frantz

January 16, 2020 5:30pm – 6:30pm

C. Ondine Chavoya, Professor of Art and Latina/o Studies at Williams College, and David Evans Frantz, independent curator discuss the process of curating Axis Mundoincluding the special challenges of researching and presenting works created by artists who have been historically underrepresented.

Thursday, January 16, 5:30-6:30 PM
Buchwald Wright Gallery, Gund Gallery

The opening reception will be in the Fischman Lobby from 4:30-6:30 PM that night. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to the public.

About the curators

C. Ondine Chavoya is Professor of Art History and Latina/o Studies at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He is the author of numerous texts on Chicano avant-garde art, video, and experimental cinema, and is a leading figure in the field of Latinx art history and visual culture. His curatorial projects have addressed issues of collaboration, experimentation, social justice, and archival practices in contemporary art. Chavoya has organized exhibitions and events including Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972-1987, the first museum retrospective to present the wide-ranging work of the performance and conceptual art group Asco (2011-2013) with Rita Gonzalez, and Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography (2016) and Michel Auder: Chronicles and Other Scenes (2004) with Lisa Dorin.

David Evans Frantz is an independent curator based in Los Angeles. He was Associate Curator at the Palm Springs Art Museum from 2018 to 2019 and curator at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries from 2011 to 2018. His curatorial projects examine alternative art movements, queer politics and culture, historical erasure, and archival practices in contemporary art. In 2017 he co-curated with C. Ondine Chavoya the exhibition Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., a collaboration between ONE Archives and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. The catalogue for Axis Mundo has been the recipient of nine awards, including an Award for Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC).


Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.