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Faculty Updates: Lorenzo Triburgo, Barbara Nitke, Jonathan David Smyth


Pride month is here! For our LGBTQ community and beyond, here’s an extra fabulous Pride edition of updates from SVA Continuing Education faculty. Read on for the latest from Lorenzo Triburgo, Barbara Nitke, and Jonathan David Smyth.

Lorenzo Triburgo will screen his video, Monumental Resistance: Stonewall, throughout June to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Monumental Resistance: Stonewall is a performance, photography, and time-lapse video piece created during the 2018 NYC Pride Celebration in collaboration with his partner, Sarah Van Dyck. Screenings will take place at The Center in the West Village on June 8th and at the Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg on June 27th — where Lorenzo will also be a featured storyteller! And stay tuned for guerilla-style screenings at pop-up locations around NYC. Read more about Monumental Resistance: Stonewall here.

Lorenzo Triburgo teaches Queering the Portrait, an online photography course.

Barbara Nitke is included in "Photography After Stonewall," a group exhibition at Soho Photo Gallery that commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and highlights the work of twenty-three living artists.

Nitke tells us: “I’m honored to be included in Photography After Stonewall at the Soho Photo Gallery. The show was beautifully curated by Bill Travis and Larry Davis and demonstrates how the Stonewall Riots in 1969 made possible a type of imagery that earlier generations had to suppress. My work has long explored issues of LGBTQ+ sexuality as well as other transgressive areas, and would have never been possible without the gay liberation movement.”

Jonathan David Smyth is included in “Queries,” a group exhibition at The Carriage House upstate in Newburgh, NY. See his film, Work Out, for which he writes, "I'd been thinking about wavelengths within a relationship, and how we naturally fluctuate and go back and forth with each other. In this way, Work Out is about every single relationship I have ever had."

Feeling inspired? Get into the spirit with SVA’s guide to Pride, and check out our Pride-friendly summer museum show tips, including “Camp: Notes on Fashion” and “Art After Stonewall." And read up on the world’s first permanent public artwork dedicated to transgender women, reported by Hyperallergic.

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