Carlos Motta, Artist

Lectures, Panels, Workshops & Artist Presentations

September 5, 2011

2020
Carlos Motta: History’s Backrooms (Book launch and panel discussion with Hendrik Folkerts, Eungie Joo, Miguel López and Roya Amirsoleymani) Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), co-presented with P.P.O.W Gallery, December 8, 2020

Carlos Motta (Artist Talk)
Photography Department, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Detroit. November 30, 2020

The Power of Mourning: Decolonial Struggles and Queer Bodies (with Simon(e) Pateau, Bartolina Xixa, Naomí Rincón Gallardo, and Agustín Pérez Rubio)
Berlin Biennial, Gathering 3, ExRotaprint, Berlin, October 29, 2020

Carlos Motta and Nato Thompson in Conversation
Instagram Live, August 19, 2020

Carlos Motta and Mania Akbari in Conversation
Instagram Live, June 30, 2020

Movimiento queer, activismo y políticas del cuerpo: Entrevista con Carlos Motta y Pablo Bedoya por Inés Elvira Mejía
Plataforma Enlaces, Montevideo, Uruguay y Signo Centro Interdisciplinario, Bogotá, Colombia
Stream Yard, June 15, 2020

Carlos Motta: We The Enemy (Artist Talk)
The Center for Cultural Studies, UCSC, Santa Cruz, January 22, 2020

Bodies at the Borders (Symposium convened with Rachel Nelson)
UCSC, Santa Cruz and SFMOMA, San Francisco, January 24-25, 2020

Queer Archives: Between the Individual and the Institution (Panel with Dean Erdmann, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Shannon Mattern, and Christiane Paul)
Vera List Center for Arts and Politics, The New School, New York, January 27, 2020

“I am reborn at every moment” – Contemporary Reflections on Feliciano Centurión and AIDS (Panel with Bill Arning, Elektra KB, and Carlos Motta. Moderated by Gonzalo Casals (Executive Director, Leslie-Lohman Museum), Americas Society (in collaboration with Visual AIDS), New York, March 5, 2020

Movimiento queer, activismo y políticas del cuerpo: Entrevista con Carlos Motta y Pablo Bedoya con Inés Elvira Mejía
Plataforma Enlaces (Colobia) y Signo (Uruguay), June 17, 2020

2019
Making Another World Possible (Panel with Nato Thompson, A.L. Steiner, Rashida Bumbray, and Nikolay Oleynikov)
Summit X Sessions, Creative Time, New York, November 16, 2019

Soot Breath: On Land, Law, and Bodies (Symposium convened by Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Neuman)
Goldsmiths, London, May 18, 2019

Are the Arts Essential? (Symposium)
John Brademas Center/New York University at Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, January 23-25, 2019

SEX/WORK (Screening)
First Person Plural, March 3, 2019

En Vivo y En Directo (Reading with SPIT! for Camilo Godoy’s En Vivo y En Directo programs)
CUE Art Foundation, March 9, 2019

Marathon Reading of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s DICTEE (Organized by Sarah Schulman) (Reading)
Performance Space New York, March 17, 2019

Humboldt’s Parrot: David Ayala-Alfonso, Carlos Motta and Felipe Steinberg (Panel)
Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, March 18, 2019

Carlos Motta (Job Talk)
Pratt Institute, New York, February 21, 2019

2018
Carlos Motta (Artist Talk)
Parsons The New School of Design, November 28, 2018

Max Wasserman Forum on Contemporary Art: Future Genders (Symposium)
MIT List Visual Arts Center, November 10, 2018

Carlos Motta (Artist Talk)
The Mount Royal School of Art MFA Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Maryland Institute College of Art, October 9, 2018

Butterfly’s Mirror: A Conversation on Carlos Motta’s Refugee Portraits in
The Crossing (Discussion with Laura Raicovich and Itamar Mann)
The Dedalus Foundation organized by Denniston Hill, May 17, 2018

Carlos Motta (Artist Talk)
NYU Performance Studies, March 22, 2018

Carlos Motta (Artist Talk for Tyler Coburn’s Critical Issues Seminar)
Columbia University, MFA Program, March 19, 2018

The Unforgettables (Reading Group and Discussion about The SPIT! Manifesto) (with SPIT!)
A.I.R. Gallery, New York, March 19, 2018

Collapsing Structures (Panel with Simon Castets, Michy Marxuach, and Laura Raicovich)
Armory Live, Armory Show, March 9, 2018

Shapes of Freedom: Carlos Motta (Artist Talk)
Pratt Institute, February 12, 2018

2017
After Silence: A History of AIDS Through Its Images (Panel with Avram Finkelstein, Nayland Blake, and Kameelah Janan Rasheed)
Rizzoli Bookstore, November 17, 2017

Trans*historicities (Panel with  Maya Mikdashi, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Gabriel Garcia Roman, Leah DeVun, and Zeb Tortorici)
NYU’s Fales Library and Special Collections, November 3, 2017

Carlos Motta in Conversation with Lia Gangitano 
Americas Society, November 2, 2017

Carlos Motta (Artist Talk)
Fire Island Artist Residency, July 31, 2017

The Visitor Talks: Carlos Motta (Artist Talk)
CCS, Bard College, April 5, 2017

Council presents The Against Nature Journal, Contour Biennale 8 Public Program (Screening of Deseos)
March 11, 2017

2016
La internacional queer: La indecencia y el futuro de la teología (Symposium with Ron Athey, Hugo Córdova-Quero and Linn Tonstad)
MALBA, Buenos Aires, October 15, 2016

Nefandus: Colonial Sexual Alterity and Histories for the Future (Symposium with Anjali Arondekar, Pablo Bedoya, Joseph Massad, Fernanda Molina and Pete Sigal)
Pérez Art Museum (PAMM), Miami, August 27, 2016

Histories for the Future (Panel with Tone Hellesund, Heather Love and Julia Morandeira)
Hordaland Kunstsenter, August 27, 2016

What Now? On Future Identities (Panel)
Art in General, in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, New York, May 20, 2016

Jack McGrath on Carlos Motta’s Nefandus Trilogy
PPOW Gallery, New York, May 17, 2016

Editor Evan Moffitt in conversation with Carlos Motta 
Reading Room, Frieze New York, May 9, 2016

Asking and Telling It: A Conversation between Carlos Motta and Juan Ledezma
Henrique Faria Fine Art, New York, March 9, 2016

La universidad desconocida (Symposium)
Museo Jumex, Mexico City, January 29-30, 2016

2015
Gender Talents (Artist Presentation)
Sofia Queer Forum, Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia, December 9, 2015

SOMA presents: The Archive  (Panel with Jorge Méndez-Blake, Alaina Claire Feldman and Carla Herrera-Prats). Art Basel Crowdfunding Lab, Miami, December 3, 2015

Cidade queer  (Panel with Maya Mikdashi and Ezsio Rosa)
Centro Cultural Sao Paulo, November 11, 2015

Sunny Bunny — Molodist Kiev International Film Festival (Member of the jury), October 24- November 1, 2015

Conflict #5 – ‘Do-Gooding’ and Criticality (Artist Presentation)
Art and Social Justice Working Group, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School, New York September 24, 2015

MoMA R&D Salon: Fluid States of America (Panel with Paola Antonelli, Micha Cárdena, Thomas Lax, Latoya Peterson, Tricia Wang)
Museum of Modern Art, New York, September 16, 2015

Drawing in A Straight Line (Panel with Nayland Blake, Collier Shorr and Bob Nickas)
Artist Space, New York, July 16, 2015

Encuentro profesionales ArteBA (Co-organizer with Miguel López)
ArteBA, Buenos Aires, June 4-7, 2015

Gender Talents  (Panel Organizer with Kate Bornstein, Johanna Burton, Tiger Devore, Tara Mateik and Tavia Nyong’o)
New Museum, New York, May 3, 2015

Carlos Motta  (Artist Presentation)
Purchase College, State University of New York, April 15, 2015

Art, Social Change, and the Urban Sphere (Panelist with Johanna Fateman, Eva Franch i Gilabert and Dread Scott)
The City College of NY (CCNY), New York, March 26, 2015

Who remains? Subjectivity After Identity Politics part of the Visible/Invisible Symposium
(Panelist with Katherine Hubbard, Steffani Jemison and Luke Willis Thompson. Moderated by Johanna Burton)
New Museum, New York, March 7, 2015

Encuentros profesionales ARCO (Participant in both Miguel López’s and Manuel Segade’s Professional Encounters)
ARCO, Madrid, February 27-28, 2015

Carlos Motta  (Artist Presentation)
Pratt University, New York, February 11, 2015

SITAC XII: Just Art(e) Justamente (Screening)
Patronato de arte contemporáneo, Mexico City, Jan. 22-24, 2015

The Empire of Love: Alternative Relationships and Other Possibilities  (Symposium co-organizer with Mary Coble and Sara Jördeno. With Erika Alm and Ellie Nordfeldt, Katarina Bonnevier, Mathias Danbolt, Al Masson, and Transmilitanta Brigaden)
Valand Academy, Gothenburg, January 25, 2015

Queer/Art/Film: Carlos Motta presents TO DIE LIKE A MAN
IFC Center, January 12, 2015

2014
Carlos Motta: Nefandus Trilogy (Screening and artist presentation)
Jeu de Paume, Paris, October 14, 2014

Carlos Motta: Nefandus Trilogy (Screening and artist presentation)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, October 4, 2014

Carlos Motta: Gender Talents (Artist Presentation)
98weeks —Beirut, Lebanon, July 14, 2014

Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City (Artist Presentation)
Independent Curators International —Museo Jumex, Mexico, July 3, 2014

El cuerpo producido (Panel with Carolina Escobar Sarti and Dorotea Gómez)
Centro Cultural de España —19 Bienal de Arte Paiz, Guatemala, Peru, June 7, 2014

Talentos de género: Disidencias sexo-genéricas y prácticas políticas desde REDMMUTRANS (Panel with Galilea Bracho (REDMMUTRANS), Jorge Chavarría (artist), Ricardo García (UNAIDS), Carlos Motta (artist), Lic. Trinidad (Presidential Commission Against the Discrimination and Racism Against Indigenous People), and Gabriela Tuch (Sexual Diversity Defender, Attorney General’s Office for Human Rights, Guatemala)
Centro Cultural de España — 19 Bienal de Arte Paiz, Guatemala, Peru, June 5, 2014

Genealogías del arte latinoamericano desde la sexualidad y el género (Panel with Miguel López y Fernanda Nogueira)
PARC-Perú Arte Contemporáneo, Lima, Peru, Abril 26, 2014

I see in the sea nothing except the sea. I don’t see a shore. I don’t see a dove. (Round table discussion with Adam Golfer, Ashley Hunt, Heather M. O’Brien and Samira Yamin)
The Camera Club of New York, April 19, 2014

The Queer Art of the Counter Archive (Panel moderator. With Harrison Apple, Andy Campbell, and Ryan Conrad)
Radical Archives Conference, A/P/A Institute & Cantor Film Center, NYU, April 12, 2014

The Oncoming Corner # 13: Carlos Motta (Screening and Discussion)
A project by Malin Arnell at her Brooklyn apartement, March 30, 2014

Visual Activism Symposium 
(Keynote Presentation)
SF MoMA and International Association for Visual Culture, San Francisco, March 14-16, 2014

El sexo (el arte) y la ciudad (Workshop)
Galeria Arte Actual, Quito, Ecuador, February 17-19, 2014

Los contextos queer en el arte (Panel with Eduardo Carrera, Eduardo Fajardo and León Sierra)
Cine Ocho y Medio, Quito, Ecuador, February 18, 2014

2013
Oiticica-subterrânea (Panel moderator. With Irene Small and Víctor Manuel Rodriguez)
PINTA FORUM, PINTA NY, November 15, 2013

ritual of queer rituals (Ritual co-organizer with AA Bronson. With Ron Athey, François Chaignaud, Ebe Oke, Elizabeth Povinelli and Linn Tonstad) 
Witte de With, Rotterdam, November 2, 2013

The Practice of Reading Undocumented Histories (Artist Talk & Screening with Prof. Carmen Mörsch)
Kunsthof Zürich at Main Auditorium ZHdK, Zürich, October 31, 2013

Art Talk: AA Bronson and Carlos Motta 
Hyperallergic, New York, August 21, 2013

Aesthetics of Engagement (Panel Discussion with Mariam Ghani, Murtaza Vali and Ann Mesner)
Pratt University, New York, May 9, 2013

El sexo (el arte) y la ciudad (Workshop and artist presentation) 
Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City, July 31, 2013

Youth (Lecture and panel discussion with Naomi Hirabayashi, Barry McGee, Carlos Motta, and Ellin O’Leary and Dennis Schol)
IDEAS CITY Conference, New York, May 2, 2013

Carlos Motta  (Artist Presentation)
Paul Branch Lecture Series, CalArts, Los Angeles, April 25, 2013

Godfull: Shape Shifting God as Queer (Symposium co-organizer with Jared Gilbert. With Lovett/Codagnone, Darnell L. Moore, Ernesto Pujol, Robert Sember, Samita Sinha and Linn Tonstad) The Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice, Union Theological Seminary, New York, April 12, 2013

La forma de la libertad (Panel Discussion with Susana Vargas, Alonso Hernandez, Oscar Garcia and Xabier Lizarraga)
Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City, April 9, 2013

Gender Talents: A Special Address (Symposium co-organizer with Electra. With Xabier Arakistain, Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad, Giuseppe Campuzano, J. Jack Halberstam, Carlos Motta, Beatriz Preciado, Dean Spade, Terre Thaemlitz, Wu Tsang & Safra Project, Del LaGrace Volcano and Campbell X)
TATE Modern, London, February 2, 2013

2012
Conflict and the Rebel City (Panel Discussion with Miguel Amado, Chelsea Haines and Sreshta Rit Premnath)
Dorsky Gallery—Curatorial Projects, Long Island City, Queens, October 21, 2012

Carlos Motta, We Who Feel Differently (Lecture and Screening)
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, October 11, 2012

Feeling Differently (Round Table with Sianne Ngai, Nomy Lamm & Raegan Truax)
Stanford University, October 10, 2012

Show and Tell: Carlos Motta in Conversation with Larry Rinder and Naland Blake (Talk)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, October 8, 2012

Absolute Democracy (Symposium co-organizer with Oliver Ressler)
Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria, September 26, 2012

Carlos Motta: Algunos apuntes sobre las políticas del afecto queer (Lecture and Screening)
Lugar a dudas, Cali, Colombia, August 9, 2012

Carlos Motta, We Who Feel Differently (Lecture and Screening)
Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, July 17, 2012

Digital Art & Democracy: People, Places, Participation (Symposium—Artist Presentation)
University of California, Santa Cruz, June 1, 2012

We Who Feel Differently: Thursday Night Events— (Organizer of public programs in the context of New Museum solo exhibition)
New Museum, New York, May 31 – September 6, 2012

We Who Feel Differently: A Symposium (Co-organizer with Raegan Truax)
New Museum, New York, May 4-5, 2012

Carlos Motta (Artist Presentation)
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, April 17, 2012

Carlos Motta (Artist Presentation)
Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, March 29, 2012

Carlos Motta (Artist Presentation)
Escuela de Artes Plásticas (EAP), San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 12, 2012

SITAC X: The Future: The Long Count Begins Again (Symposium)
Patronato de arte contemporáneo, Mexico City, Feb. 9, 10 and 11, 2012

2011
Writing as Practice: Peripheral Continuity (Symposium— Artist Presentation with Andrea Geyer)
International Center of Photography, New York, December 17, 2011

Theologies of Liberation (Artist Talk with Jared Gilbert)
Y Gallery, New York, December 15, 2011

The Walls That Divide Us (Artist Talk with Leor Grady)
Apexart, New York, December 8, 2011

The Future Lasts Forever (Book Presentation with Migue López and Lisa Rosendahl)
Gävle Konstcentrum, Sweden, November 19, 2011

Broken English (Panel Discussion with Julieta Aranda, Defne Ayas, Adam Kleinman and Naeem Mohaiemen)
Performa Hub, Performa 11, New York, November 13, 2011

A New Discovery: Queer Immigration in Perspective (Panel Discussion)
Museum of Art and Design, New York, October 15, 2011

Live Out Loud (Panel Discussion)
Pratt University, Brooklyn, October 11

The Gay Generation Gap (Panel Discussion)
Dixon Place, New York, October 2, 2011

We Who Feel Differently (Artist Presentation)
Pomona College Museum of Art, Clermont, CA, September 26, 2011

Diversidad Sexual, Activismo y Arte en Cali (Panel Discussion)
Espacio de Arte Contemporaneo, Museo La Tertulia, Cali, August 11, 2011

Artist Residencies and Conflict Areas (Symposium)
Goethe-Institut, New York, June 25, 2011

Aesthetic Justice (Artist Presentation with Niels Van Tomme)
Cabinet, New York, June 14, 2011

We Who Feel Differently (Panel Discussion)
Torpedo Books, Oslo, Norway, May 20, 2011

We Who Feel Differently (Panel Discussion)
Gallery USF, Bergen, Norway, May 19, 2011

Aesthetic Justice (Seminar)
Provisions Libraby and Lambent Foundation, New York, May 14, 2011

Queerocracy (Symposium)
The New School University, New York, April 17, 2011

Sexuality and the State in Latin America (Panel with Noelle Stout)
Columbia University, New York, April 13, 2011

2010
Carlos Motta (Artist Presentation)
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Nov. 4, 2010

Carlos Motta (Artist Presentation)
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, Oct. 12, 2010

Carlos Motta (Artist Presentation)
Hunter College, New York, NY, Sept.29, 2010

La imagen emancipada (Panel Discussion)
ARTEBA’10, Buenos Aires, June 26, 2010

Ask Los Artistas  (Panel Discussion)
VOLTA NY, New York, March 6, 2010

Carlos Motta (Artist Presentation)
University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), Santa Cruz, CA, Feb.26, 2010

Geography of Trans-teritories (Panel Discussion)
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), San Francisco, CA, Feb.24, 2010

Carlos Motta (Artist in Residency & Artist Presentation)
Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT, January 29- Feb 7, 2010

2009
Carlos Motta (Artist Presentation)
Medienwerkstatt, Vienna, Austria, Nov. 30, 2009

Feedforward: The Angel of History (Symposium)
Laboral, Gijon, Spain, Oct. 23-24, 2009

Carlos Motta (Artist Presentation)
Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen, Norway, Oct. 15, 2009

Carlos Motta (Artist Presentation)
California College of the Arts Curatorial Practice Program, San Francisco,   Oct. 9, 2009

Carlos Motta (Artist Presentation)
SF Camerawork with Galeria La Raza, San Francisco, Oct. 8, 2009

¡Presente! Daniel Alarcón and Carlos Motta: Next-Generation Latin American Art and Literature (Panel Discussion)
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, Oct. 10, 2009

Carlos Motta (Artist Presentation)
Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb, Croatia, Sept. 4, 2009

Carlos Motta (Artist Presentation)
Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College, New York, June 26, 2009

Atti Democratici (Panel Discussion)
Casa della Creativita, Florence, Italy, May 6, 2009

Symposium on Integration, April 4, 2009
Konsthall C in collaboration with Institute for Future Studies, Stockholm

The Good Life (Workshop)
El Parqueadero, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogotá, March 14-15, 2009

Carlos Motta (Artist Presentation)
RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI, February 18, 2009

2008
The Shape of Things to Come – Artists as Public Intellectuals (Panel Discussion)
Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA, December 4, 2008

What is Real? Photography and the Politics of Truth (Symposium)
International Center of Photography, Dec 12-13, 2008

Carlos Motta (Artist Presentation)
Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, November 13, 2008

Carlos Motta (Artist Presentation)
Parsons Fine Arts Lecture Series, New York, NY, October 15, 2008

Carlos Motta + Ann Farnsworth-Alvear (Artist Presentation)
ICA, Philadelphia, PA, February 27, 2008

2007 
Vita Activa: Political Engagement through the Arts (Artist Presentation)
SODAart at Villa Arson, Nice, France, October 2007

On the edge of the abyss, one step forward! A conversation between Carlos Motta and Juan Pedro Fabra
wip:konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden, October 2007

Carlos Motta (Artist Presentation)
Konstfak, Stockholm, Sweden, October 2007

2006
Art/Net/Work (Artist Presentation, Panel Discussion)
New Media Department, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, October 2006

Town Meeting (Artist Presentation)
Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, October 15, 2005

La Conceptualizacion de La Imagen (Teaching, One-Week Workshop)
El Centro de La Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico, August 2005

The Future of Photography (Panel Organizer and Moderator)
Parsons The New School of Design, part of SPE Conference 2004, New York

Legitimizing The Other: Art and National Identity in the Age of  Globalization (Artist Presentation)
New York University, October 9, 2004, New York

Visiting Artist
School of Visual Arts, New York, April 2004

Establishing Shot (Panel Discussion)
Artists Space, March 2004, New York, USA

Carlos Motta (Artist Presentation)
SF Camerawork, May 2003, San Francisco, CA, USA

Slide Fest (Artist Presentation)
ICP Education Program, September 2002, New York , USA