AICAD FELLOWS: SERA BOENO & TATIANA GÓMEZ

AICAD (the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design) is a non-profit consortium of 39 leading art schools in the US and Canada; it was founded in 1991 by a group of 25 presidents who felt a need for the similarly structured art schools to come together to mutually develop their programs. Their mission is to help strengthen the member colleges individually and collectively, and to inform the public about these colleges and the value of studying art and design. Moore is one of these schools.

Featuring the work of two artists, Boeno and Gómez, who recently participated in the AICAD Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship program through one-year faculty appointments here at Moore. The AICAD fellows program provides significant professional practice opportunities to high-achieving graduate alumni who recently completed their Masters studies at one of 39 leading art & design schools. "In contributing to the goal of increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of our faculty, we aspire to create a climate that recognizes and values diversity as central to excellence," - AICAD teaching fellowship statement-of-purpose, read more.

Sera Boeno (b. 1991) is a sculptor and installation artist from Istanbul, Turkey. Concrete, metal, wood, found objects make the foundations of her practice. Silenced topics –politics, sex, religion, trauma– are central to her work, which she addresses by collecting small, intimate bits of information, and re-contextualizing these in public, enduring narratives. Boeno graduated from Dartmouth College with degrees in Neuroscience and Studio Art, where she then taught. She has worked in various creative projects between Turkey, Lebanon, Japan and the United States. Boeno is a recent MFA candidate at Rinehart School of Sculpture at Maryland Institute College of Art with focuses in curatorial practice, critical studies and art education.

Tatiana Gómez collaborates with cultural and commercial clients on projects relating to language, art, design, exhibitions, publications, posters, websites, and placemaking. She has worked with Stoltze Design, the RISD Museum, RISD Co-Works, the Inter-American Development Bank, and MassDevelopment. She holds an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in Design from the Universidad de los Andes, in her native Bogotá. Before moving to the United States, she ran the graphic design studio Monograma with Federico Parra. She has taught and lectured at the Rhode Island School of Design, Boston University, and Moore College of Art and Design. She lives & works in Providence, RI.

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