Santa Fe, NM - The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs teamed up
Team Meeting
with students from New Mexico Highlands University, The College of Santa Fe
and Institute of American Indian Arts to document visual artists creating work
for the 7th International Biennial Exhibition at SITE Santa Fe, Lucky Number
Seven, curated by Lance Fung. 25 artists from 17 countries have arrived in
Santa Fe three weeks before the opening of the exhibition to produce their
works on site. SITE Santa Fe hosts the only international biennial in the
United States.

The website will permit the public to be engaged and informed in the exhibition
from the time the artists start their work June 2nd through opening night,
June 20th. We want to create a narrative of the artist’s experience, involve
the community, and open a cultural dialogue. The goal is not only to document
this unique exhibition, but also incorporate its guiding principles of
experimentation, collaboration, process, and community.

States curator Lance Fung, “I’ve never before worked with such a professional
team of documentary artists. Had they not approached me and proposed this
exciting project, the public would be denied the rich legacy of the
behind-the-scenes creative work artists do before the exhibition.”

The documentary website team includes: Lauren Addario, Kenny Bachicha, Veronica Black, Paul Conley, Eliot Fisher, Jeana Francis, Jason Jaacks, Carlo Martinez, Megan McHugh, Kara Pajewski, under the direction of Mimi Roberts from the Department of Cultural Affairs. Faculty advisors are Professors Robert Drummond and Miriam Langer from the NMHU Media Arts Program, Tony O’Brien from the CSF Documentary Studies Program, and Carlos Peinado from IAIA New Media Arts Program.

This project is generously supported by The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs with additional support from the Mandelman-Ribak Foundation and HD Solutions. Thanks to biennial curator Lance Fung and the artists and SITE Santa Fe for giving access to the exhibition’s process.


Mimi Roberts