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Dance Your Dance: A lecture on Art and Architecture by architect and artist Bruno Castro Santos followed by interview with Dr. Jordana Pomeroy, Director of Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU
How much of our life is chance over premeditated planning? How much of our professional careers are governed by “the call” of love and instinct over safety nets and comfort zones?
“To be a savant, an artist, an activist and a lover” are the four conditions of philosophy proposed by French philosopher Alain Badiou. Along these lines, architect and artist Bruno Castro Santos examines from his own experiences, how these conditions might as well apply to the disciplines of architecture and art and how they might exist in the same poetic plane when conceived at a certain level.
Bruno Castro Santos, Lived in the United States between 1990 and 1998 where he completed a bachelor of architecture in the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles. Subsequently, Bruno concluded his academic studies with a Master’s Degree in Advanced Architecture Design from Columbia University, New York. Following a decade of architecture practice and teaching, he gradually devoted himself to the arts, having completed in 2012 the Advanced Fine Arts Degree from Ar.Co. Since 2012 the artist has been showing his work collectively and individually in galleries, institutional and cultural venues in Portugal and abroad.
Dr. Jordana Pomeroy is the director of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University since January 2015, Dr. Jordana Pomeroy came from Baton Rouge where she was the executive director of the Louisiana State University Museum of Art. Dr. Pomeroy received her B.A. in art history from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. in art history from Columbia University. As the chief curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., Dr. Pomeroy organized many notable exhibitions and published catalogues ranging from contemporary Scandinavian design to 16th-century Renaissance art. She has also taught in the museum studies departments at LSU and at Georgetown University. At the Frost Art Museum she has co-curated numerous exhibitions, including Narciso Rodriguez: An Exercise in Minimalism and Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia.