b. 1975 Mexico City
Resides in Durham, NC
Pedro Lasch (US/Mexico/Germany) is a visual artist, Duke professor, and 16 Beaver organizer. He is also director of the FHI Social Practice Lab at Duke. Solo exhibitions and presentations include Open Routines (QMA), Black Mirror (Nasher), Abstract Nationalism (Phillips Collection) and Art of the MOOC (Creative Time); group exhibitions include MoMA PS1, MASS MoCA (USA); RCA, Hayward Gallery, Baltic (UK); Centro Nacional de las Artes, MUAC, National Palace Gallery (Mexico); Gwangju Biennial (2006), Havana Biennial (2015), Documenta 13 (ANDANDAND, 2012), and the 56 th Venice Biennale (CTS, 2015). Author of three books, his work has appeared in October Magazine, Saber Ver, Art Forum, ARTnews, Cultural Studies, Rethinking Marxism, The New York Times, and La Jornada.
The Weekly Monster
The Weekly Monster began on November 8th, 2016. Taking the form of weekly black and white social media posts, special workshops, a gallery print edition, and posters displayed in public sites, the project collapses different aspects of the story of Frankenstein with contemporary world affairs. The original image-text pieces created by Lasch also serve as the starting point for others to produce their own monsters through public workshops, open calls, and direct invitation. Published on the occasion of Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, New Orleans, this special publication brings together all the weekly artworks and texts from the first year, as well as documentation of the installations and workshops produced in New Orleans. Additional texts include an introduction by Prospect.4 curator Trevor Schoonmaker, and a critical essay by Nicholas Mirzoeff.
Download the free ebook version here, or purchase a hard copy here.