Fidencio Fifield-Perez

Conversations with Artists

September 26, 2019, 6:30 pm

University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips Collection

The work of Fidencio Fifield-Perez (b. Oaxaca, Mexico; lives and works in Columbia, Missouri) examines borders, edges, and the people who must traverse them. In his work, Fifield-Perez manipulates paper surfaces and maps to refer to the crafts and customs used to celebrate festivals and mourn the dead, which he learned as a child in Oaxaca. For Fifield-Perez, these techniques are a way to reconnect with a time and place no longer present.

He will be joined in conversation by Heidi Zenisek, a sculptor and current MFA candidate at the University of Maryland.

The Conversations with Artists series provides an opportunity for the DC community and University of Maryland students to hear from leading and emerging artists in an informal setting.