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Noontime Talk with Chicago-Based Artist Edra Soto Sponsored by The Helis Foundation
Wed, August 22nd, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Noontime Talks are casual conversations between artists, curators, and other special guests with NOMA visitors frequently scheduled throughout the year. Louisiana residents receive free admission to NOMA on Wednesdays courtesy of The Helis Foundation.
Join us as Chicago-based artist Edra Soto comments on Carlos Rolón: Outside/In and reflects on the connections and divergences between her own work and that of her fellow Chicagoan Carlos Rolón.
About Edra Soto
Edra Soto (b. Puerto Rico) is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist, educator, curator, and co-director of the outdoor project space THE FRANKLIN. She is invested in creating and providing visual and educational models propelled by empathy and generosity. Her recent projects—motivated by civic and social actions—focus on fostering relationships with a wide range of communities. Soto’s work has been shown at the Pérez Art Museum in Miami, Hunter East Harlem Gallery in New York, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, and DePaul Art Museum, UIC Gallery 400, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (IL). Most recently, Soto was awarded the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship, the DCASE for Individual Artist Grant from the City of Chicago, and the 3Arts Foundation Make A Wave Grant. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she is a lecturer in the Contemporary Practices Department, and bachelor’s degree from Escuela de Artes Plastics de Puerto Rico.