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Maria Thereza Alves
Maria Thereza Alves’ projects focus on decolonizing knowledge. She investigates strategies on survivance by giving space and voice to silenced histories. Since the early 1990s Alves has addressed both the devastating effects of Portuguese imperialism on the indigenous peoples of her native Brazil and the impact of the Spanish conquest of the Americas. Alves’ Seeds of Change has been awarded the Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics for 2016-2018 in New York.
MORE ABOUT THE JACK WEINBAUM FAMILY FOUNDATION GLOBAL EXPERIENCE PROJECT
The Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation Global Experience Project was made possible by a $500,000 gift from the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation to OCAD University. The Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation has been a supporter of OCAD U for nearly 15 years by funding such events as the annual Graduate Exhibition and the Nomadic Resident Program.
“We are grateful to the Weinbaums for giving this opportunity to some of the university’s most promising creative minds, enabling them to immerse themselves in the rich and varied landscape of global artistic practice,” said Dr. Sara Diamond, OCAD University President and Vice-Chancellor. “The Global Experience Project will expand OCAD U’s global connections to strengthen teaching and learning experiences.”
“The Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation is delighted to invest in this transformational program at OCAD U, where students will engage with world-renowned artists and embark on international learning experiences,” said Carol Weinbaum, representative of the Foundation. “We are excited to help bring Isaac Julien to campus for the inaugural edition of the project.”