The University of Iowa

Luchadores Immigrants in Iowa exhibit

In an effort to give a voice to new Iowans and share their challenges as immigrants of rich Latinx heritage, visual and multimedia storytelling artist Miriam Alarcón Avila has been working since July 2017 on the Luchadores Immigrants in Iowa art project. The project is a photo-documentary comprised of portraits of immigrants to Iowa reimagined as Luchadores (wrestlers), wearing traditional and customized Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) masks. The mask is a symbol representing their identity as invisible Latinx immigrants.

Luchadores Immigrants In Iowa opening reception

In an effort to give a voice to new Iowans and share their challenges as immigrants of rich Latinx heritage, visual and multimedia storytelling artist Miriam Alarcón Avila has been working since July 2017 on the Luchadores Immigrants in Iowa art project. The project is a photo-documentary comprised of portraits of immigrants to Iowa reimagined as Luchadores (wrestlers), wearing traditional and customized Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) masks. The mask is a symbol representing their identity as invisible Latinx immigrants.

The Vital and Energetic Interplay of the Somatic, the Affective and the Cognitive in an Audience’s Experience of Theater

This event is part of The Examined Life Conference and is hosted by The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.

The Examined Life Conference seeks to explore the intersections between the arts and medicine. How can they be of use to each other? How can they interact to make each more than they were without the other? 

Creative Matters: Anne Bogart, theater director

Anne Bogart is one of the three Co-Artistic Directors of SITI Company, which she founded with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992. She is a professor of theatre at Columbia University, where she runs the Graduate Directing Program.

She was a recipient of a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, the Richard B. Fisher Award, a USA Fellowship, a Rockefeller Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and received the 2016 Alfred Drake Award from Brooklyn College.