Lecture: Edward Victor Sanchez, University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
Edward-Victor Sanchez is a Puerto Rican multidisciplinary artist who graduated from La Escuela de Artes Plasticas in San Juan (BFA) and Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore (MFA). His art practice is based on the social, economic and political concerns of today and in elements of memory and nature. His works question the notions of separation, segregation, and obstructions through barricades, walls, and carelessly packed objects. In his works, he recycles and interposes discarded materials and combines them with older artworks to create new ones. The structure, color, shape and large scale of his works addresses his interest in pointing out or depicting our contemporaneity.
Sanchez worked for many years in art education with the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture (ICP) and the Puerto Rico Department of Education (DEPR). He also worked and directed the Walter Otero Contemporary Art Gallery (WOCA) in Puerto Rico for over ten years.
His engagement with the community and with collaborative projects prompts him to create new opportunities of work for established and emerging artists.