Diego Vergara is studying Art and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Diego's work explores interdisciplinary methods in order to provoke participation and thought. His work takes many forms, from drawings and printmaking to actions and curating. Over the summer, he attended the prestigious New York Arts Practicum program and is currently reporting to GPS from Cape Town, South Africa. Please enjoy these reports from his experiences in both the Big Apple and Cape Town.
july15 from Diego Vergara on Vimeo.
July 15 in Cape Town
Reports From The New York Arts Practicum
ABOUT THE NYAP
The New York Arts Practicum is a summer arts institute where participants experientially learn to bridge their lives as art students into lives as artists in the world. The program is structured around apprenticeships with mentor artists, a critique seminar where participants produce work without access to their institutional facilities, and site visits to artist workspaces, galleries, and museums. The intensive eight-week program offers participants a structured environment to experience the challenges of life as an artist and demystifies the many ways one can be an artist today.
Since 2012, UNCG's Department of Art has worked directly with Michael Mandiberg, Founder and Director the New York Arts Practicum, to create a partnership with the Art Department of UNCG. This partnership provides unique opportunities for students and involves instituting an annual scholarship, mentoring students with the competitive application process and helping the NYAP make successful matches.
UNCG students whom have attended the NYAP:
Matt BrinklySharon RomangNadia StevensCamillo VergaraDeigo VergaraQuinn HunterIvan GilbertNathan Terry