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2018 Annual Conference

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March 01-04, 2018

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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler have been working collaboratively in video, photography and sculpture since 1990. Their work invites suggestive, open-ended reflections on place and cinema. Hubbard / Birchler's work is held in numerous public collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D. C.; Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland; Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland; Modern Art Museum Fort Worth; Museum of Fine Arts Houston; Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan and the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany. Their international exhibition history includes venues such as the Venice Biennial; Tate Museum Liverpool; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Reina Sofia Museum Madrid and most recently, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Their work has been featured on the PBS series, Art 21 - Art in the 21st Century.

Hubbard grew up in Australia and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the graduate sculpture program at Yale University School of Art, New Haven. Birchler grew up in Switzerland and studied at the Academy of Art and Design Basel and the University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland. They began collaborating as artists in-residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts and completed graduate degrees at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Canada. Hubbard and Birchler are faculty members at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. Birchler is an Affiliate Research Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin and Hubbard holds the William and Bettye Nowlin Endowed Professorship in Photography in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin.

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