When Feb 25 6:00 PM
Headshot of Alicia Grullon, centered between two of Moore's branded circles.

Join us for a discussion about art and care with artist Alicia Grullón whose interdisciplinary practice focuses on the politics of presence, arguing for the inclusion of disinvested communities in social and political spheres in New York City. Grullón was recently named 2020 Jane and David Walentas Endowed Fellowship at Moore College of Art & Design.

Grullón will be joined in dialogue by Laura Raicovich.

This free and virtual event is part of Moore College of Art & Design's ongoing Conversations@Moore public program series, organized by the Graduate Studies programs in Socially Engaged Art. For more information, visit our website

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  • A few weeks earlier, we will have a Conversations@Moore: Art & Aging with Anne Basting February 9th 6pm EST on Zoom.

(Headshot photo: Alicia Grullón, the 2020–2022 Walentas Endowed Distinguished Fellow. Courtesy of the artist, photograph by Dexter Miranda.)

About the Speakers

Alicia Grullón

Alicia Grullón’s works have been shown in numerous group exhibitions, including The 8th Floor, Bronx Museum of the Arts, BRIC House for Arts and Media, School of Visual Arts, El Museo del Barrio, Columbia University, Socrates Sculpture Park, Performa 11, Old Stone House and Art in Odd Places. Her art activist work led her to be one of the initial and current organizers for The People’s Cultural Plan (The PCP), a collection of artists and cultural workers addressing inadequacies with the city’s first proposed cultural plan. Grullón has served as a mentor for the New York Foundation of the Arts’ Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program and as Artist Catalyst for The Laundromat Project from 2016–2018. She is an adjunct at The School of Visual Arts and the City University of New York. In July 2020 Grullón received the 2020 Jane and David Walentas Endowed Fellowship at Moore College of Art & Design.

Laura Raicovich

Laura Raicovich is a New York-based writer and curator who is completing a new book, Culture Strike: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest (Verso 2021). She recently served as Interim Director of the Leslie Lohman Museum of Art; was a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow at the Bellagio Center; and was awarded the inaugural Emily H. Tremaine Journalism Fellowship for Curators at Hyperallergic. While Director of the Queens Museum from 2015 to 2018, Raicovich co-curated Mel Chin: All Over the Place (2018), a multi-borough survey of the artist's work. She lectures internationally and in 2019-20 co-curated a seminar series titled Freedom of Speech: A Curriculum for Studies into Darkness at the New School’s Vera List Center for Art and Politics, from which she is co-editing an anthology of writings on the subject. She also is the author of At the Lightning Field (CHP 2017) and co-editor of Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production (OR 2017).

(Photo: Michael Angelo)

Work by Alicia Grullón

Alicia Grullón, "April 28, 2020: As Amazon, Walmart, and Others Profit Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Their Essential Workers Plan Unprecedented Strike-https://theintercept.com/2020/04/28/coronavirus-may-1-strike-sickout-amazon-target-whole-foods/,” 2020. Archival digital print.

Alicia Grullón, Woman holding a balance, 2017, traditional C-print, 13 x 13 inches.

About Moore College of Art & Design

Moore College of Art & Design educates students for careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's visual arts college for undergraduates. The College's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district, surrounded by world-class museums. The College offers eight bachelor of fine arts degrees for women and four coeducational graduate programs. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, Continuing Education Certificate programs for professional adults, the acclaimed Young Artists Workshop, The Art Shop and Sculpture Park.