Pedro Lasch

Associate Research Professor, Art, Art History & Visual Studies

-- Duke University
HWL Affiliation: Undergraduate Research

Pedro Lasch was born and raised in Mexico City. He divides his time between North Carolina, where he has taught art, art theory, and visual studies at Duke since 2002, and New York (NY), where he has led on-going projects with immigrant communities and art collectives, such as 16 Beaver Group, since 1999. His solo exhibitions and projects include Open Routines (Queens Museum of Art, 2006), Black Mirror (Nasher Museum of Art, 2008), and Abstract Nationalism & National Abstraction (The Phillips Collection, 2014); he has also participated in group exhibitions at MoMA PS1, MASS MoCA, Walker Art Center, CAC New Orleans (U.S.A.); Royal College of Art, Hayward Gallery, Baltic (U.K.); Centro Nacional de las Artes, MUAC (Mexico); the Gwangju Biennial (South Korea), the 12th Havana Biennial (Cuba), and Documenta 13 (AND AND AND), among many others.  The author of two books, his art and writings have also appeared in numerous catalogues and edited collections, as well as journals across disciplines like October Magazine, Saber Ver, Art Forum, ARTnews, Cultural Studies, and Rethinking Marxism, and international news like The New York Times, The Philadelphia Weekly, El Universal, and La Jornada.

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Undergraduate Research


New Course Teaches Socially Engaged Art in Concept and Practice
-- Jan 14 2016
Pedro Lasch, Associate Research Professor in Art, Art History & Visual Studies, is teaching a Spring 2016 course Social Art Practice and Socially Engaged Humanities, that is connected to a... Read More
7,000 Students, 900 Hours, 29 Lecturers, 1 MOOC
-- Apr 12 2016
For the last half of a year, Art, Art History and Visual Studies professor Pedro Lasch convened 7,000 students from around the world to answer one question: “Can a MOOC be a work of art?” “Art of the... Read More
Pedro Lasch's Curricular Intervention in Venice
-- Aug 28 2015
HOW TO KNOW: The Protocols and Pedagogy of National Abstraction, a new piece by visual arts professor Pedro Lasch, was presented recently as part of the 2015 Creative Time Summit at the Venice Art... Read More