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Shannon Spanhake: LV/UC Residency Program

Shannon Spanhake (San Diego, Visual Arts) Graduate

LV/UC Residency Program consists of a series of artists residencies to be hosted at Lui Velazquez, an alternative art space in Tijuana, Mexico.  The residency program facilitates projects that make interesting use of the San Diego/Tijuana region, require long-term involvement, and engage specific sites or communities within the region.  The residencies will culminate into various public presentations, such as workshops, lectures, exhibitions and publications.

NYT Article: Tijuana Transforms Into a Cultural Hotbed

About the Artist: Shannon Spanhake is a post-doctoral researcher at The California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology (CalIT2). She received her M.F.A in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego and began her studies with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering at Drexel University, Philadephia PA, and went on to receive a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Spanhake is the co-founder of Lui Velazaquez, an art space in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico and the founder of the collective DoEAT. Her work has been presented throughout the US, notably at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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