Scholars in Residence

Current Scholars in Residence at the Claremont Colleges

Spring 2013 ~ Activist/Artist in Residence: Denise Uyehara

Asian American Studies at the Claremont Colleges

Performance artist/activist Denise Uyehara will be in residence with IDAAS February 13 – March 9, 2013, teaching a workshop in conjuction with the IDAAS course Arts and Activism; presenting “Shedding Light on Memory & the Occupied Body,” tracing her early solo work around Asian American queer identity through her work with the Sacred Naked Nature Girls and newer work linking her own community with those of Native Americans, Arab Americans, and Muslims, and a recent project at sites of deportation in Tuscon (Feb. 13); and giving a series of three workshops open to the community.





Opening performative talk: February 13th, 2013 , 7pm
Location: Benson Auditorium at Pitzer College
Artist Talk: Shedding Light on Memory & the Occupied Body. In an evening of performance, video presentation and narrative, Uyehara shares highlights from her repertoire that challenge and inform her as an artist.

Community workshops (limited space available!): Three consecutive Saturdays – Feb. 16, Feb. 23, and Mar. 2 from 1-5pm.
Location: Carnegie 107 at Pomona College.

Workshop attendees must participate in all the workshops and the showing on March 9. Participation capped at 12 (one-third to Claremont College students; one-third to community off-campus community members; one-third to IDAAS community engagement partners).

Please apply here.  DEADLINE EXTENSION: Applications are due by Tuesday January 15, 2012.

Class workshops (ASAM187): Thursdays from 7:00-9:50pm  Arts and Activism (SC) with Erin O’Brien as facilitator with students; four consecutive in-class workshops (Feb. 14, 21, 28 and March 7) co-facilitated with Denise Uyehara, 2 hours and 50 minutes each.

Providing an opportunity to integrate theory and practice, the workshops taught by the AAIR amplifies IDAAS’ five core learning objectives. The workshops will be part of a one unit IDAAS course. In the workshops, participants will learn the techniques and historical significance of these art forms and activist praxes. These forms are incorporated into the work that the students develop and present in the one unit course.

Closing/ShowingSaturday, March 9, daytime (time TBA) in Kallick Family Gallery at Pitzer College.

Office hours: Denise Uyehara will hold office hours on campus. Times/days and location to be announced.

For more information:
AAIR 2013 Project Manager:
Erin O’Brien

Event Co-sponsors:

Pitzer College Campus Life Committee
Pacific Basin Institute
Pomona College Museum of Art
Pomona College Public Events Fund
Intercollegiate Women Studies
Intercollegiate Media Studies
Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE)
Scripps Asian American Student Union (AASU)
Queer Resource Center