Join the Institute for the Study of Los Angeles as we present our speaker series called Street / Space, as we seek to explore the ways people in Southern California have engaged with everyday public space, including zones of transportation, to interact, challenge each other, and even find a tiny bit of community.
Harry Gamboa Jr. is an artist, writer, and educator. He is the founder and director of Virtual Vérité (2005-2017), the international performance troupe. He is a co-founder of Asco (1972-1985), the Los Angeles-based performance group. He is Co-Director of the Photo/Media Program at California Institute of the Arts. He is a lecturer with the Chicana/o Studies Department at California State University, Northridge.
His work has been exhibited by museums, galleries and art spaces nationally/internationally. He has received numerous awards from institutions including the Rockefeller Foundation (2004), the Durfee Foundation Artist Award (2001), the Flintridge Foundation Visual Artist Award (2000), the Gluck Foundation (1998–1999), the J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts (1990), the California Arts Council (1996), Art Matters, Inc. (1996), and National Endowment for the Arts (1987 and 1980).
Hilda Solis, Los Angeles County Supervisor, First District presented Harry Gamboa Jr. with a County of Los Angeles Commendation, August 1, 2017. In recognition of dedicated service to the affairs of the community and for the civic pride demonstrated by numerous contributions for the benefit of all citizens of Los Angeles County.