The David C. Driskell Center Gallery Hosts an Artist Talk with Carlos Martiel

By Editorial Team on October 23, 2018
Image: Carlos Martiel, Intruder (America),”2018, AC Institute, New York, USA. Photo: Walter Wlodarczyk
Artist Talk: Tuesday, October 23 from 6pm to 7pm

From arrow-punctured flesh to star-sewn skin, Havana-born, Brooklyn-based artist Carlos Martiel presents a visceral, thought-provoking canon in order to address the current sociopolitical landscape affecting minorities. Through his compelling performance pieces, Martiel embodies the unjustly afflicted and challenges the experience of looking as a passive act, asserting instead that it participates in and perpetuates discriminatory and exclusionary forms of oppression.

Gallery associate director Taras W. Matla and Department of Art History and Archaeology graduate student Patricia Ortega-Miranda. They will discuss the intersection of geopolitics, cross-cultural borders, and identity in Martiel’s art. This event is in partnership with the David. C. Driskell Center, and is part of the University of Maryland Art Gallery’s Visiting Artist Lecture/Project and UMD’s Year of Immigration initiative. Additional funding for this event is provided by a generous grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

For more information, please visit the artist’s website:

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 11am to 4pm
  • extended hours on Wednesdays until 6pm.

The David C. Driskell Center Gallery is located at Cole Student Activities Building Room 1207 at the University of Maryland, College Park.