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Pepón Osorio in Conversation

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From left to right: Photo: Mason Wilson; Photo: Sam Fritch; Photo: Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.

Join artist Pepón Osorio for a conversation about his creative practice and use of individual stories to address critical social issues affecting Latinx and working-class communities in the United States. He will be joined by the co-curators of “Pepón Osorio: My Beating Heart/ Mi corazón latiente,” Bernardo Mosqueira and Margot Norton, to discuss his elaborate, large-scale environments and his career-long investment in the question of how to better care for one another.

A recording of this conversation can be found on our YouTube channel and below:


Live CART captioning will be provided for this program by StenoCaptions.

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About the Speakers

Pepón Osorio (b. 1955, San Juan, Puerto Rico; he/him) lives and works between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Osorio is the recipient of numerous awards, including Guggenheim Fellowship (2021), United States Artists Fellowship (2018), and MacArthur Fellowship (1999). In 2006, Osorio was nominated by former President Barack Obama to the National Council on the Arts, an advisory committee of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Margot Norton (she/her) is the Chief Curator at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and former Allen and Lola Goldring Senior Curator at the New Museum. Most recently, Norton co-curated “Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined” and the 2021 New Museum Triennial, “Soft Water Hard Stone.”

Bernardo Mosqueira (he/him) is Chief Curator at Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA), and former ISLAA Curatorial Fellow at the New Museum. He curated “Wynnie Mynerva: The Original Riot,” also on view. Other recently curated exhibitions include “Vivian Caccuri and Miles Greenberg: The Shadow of Spring” and “Daniel Lie: Unnamed Entities.” Mosqueira is also founder and artistic director of Solar dos Abacaxis, an institute for experimentation in art, education, and social transformation in Rio de Janeiro.


Support for Education and Public Engagement programs is provided, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

We gratefully acknowledge the Bowery Council of the New Museum for its support of Education and Public Engagement Programs.

Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund; and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

Support for “Pepón Osorio: My Beating Heart/ Mi corazón latiente” can be viewed here.

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