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  1. Precarious Performances

    20 Jun 2021
    Happy to be part of the exhibition Precarious Performances. Curated by Chelsea A Flowers.  Opens on Monday, June 21st, 2021. Check out that golden shoe… Ase

  2. Art Connect - Artist to Watch

    18 Jun 2021
    Got featured in Art Connect - Artist to watch : https://www.magazine.artconnect.com/luis-vasquez-la-roche ASE

  3. Destination Log

    06 Jun 2021
    Honoured to have collaborated with Lisa-Marie Harris and Leanne Wiggers. ABOUT Sails, secured in a casket, are sent between agents - from one artist to another - in different locations across different global cities. They travel alone, in stasis and isolated, in this time of inertia. Becoming reanimated, mutated, changed…

  4. Aint Bad 15

    06 Jun 2021
    I am part of Aint- Bad 15 I am looking forward to see the printed version  =) “Aint–Bad issue No.15 represents some big things for our small company. 2020 was a year of unprecedented events, challenges, and outcomes. The world as we know it has changed, and so has Aint–Bad.…

  5. REST AT HOME

    23 Apr 2021
    Collaboration REST AT HOME - CHRISTOPHER COZIER IN COLLABORATION WITH AMIR DENZEL HALL, ROBERT YOUNG, SUELYN CHOO AND LUIS VASQUEZ LA ROCHE(Trinidad and Tobago) for the IDB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mihau58N6ts

  6. Visualizing / Performing Blackness in the Afterlives of Slavery: A Caribbean Archive

    02 Apr 2021
    Happy to be part of this. Visualizing / Performing Blackness in the Afterlives of Slavery: A Caribbean Archive at The University of Chicago https://afterlives.hum.uchicago.edu/

  7. Number INC Magazine

    29 Mar 2021
    Interview with Luis Vasquez La Roche Written by Haley Clouser with Luis Vasquez La Roche Through his performances and participatory installations, Trinidadian-Toboggan artist Luis Vasquez La Roche presents a mirror onto our world, raising pertinent questions on the historical and future realities of colonialism and labor systems. To unpack these…

  8. Entre Puerto Rico y Richmond: Women in Resistance Shall Not Be Moved

    20 Mar 2021
    The dance film “Entre Puerto Rico y Richmond: Women in Resistance Shall Not Be Moved” links interrelated histories of racism and colonial capitalism in Virginia and Puerto Rico. Filmed in a former American Tobacco Company warehouse, the film honors the spirit of resistance and liberation of Black female tobacco stemmers…

  9. An A-historical Daydream 14th A.I.R. Biennial

    12 Feb 2021
    February 12 — March 14, 2021 Curated by Jasmine Wahi Jo Ann Block, Marcy Chevali, Jin-Yong Choi, Molmol Kuo, Marina Leybishkis, Nikki Luna, Helina Metaferia, Marianna Peragallo, Nitcha Tothong (Fame), Luis Vasquez La Roche, Noa Yekutieli A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to present its 14th Biennial exhibition, An A-historical Daydream, curated…

  10. Rumors of War: One Year Later

    23 Jan 2021
    Rumors of War: One Year Later Created by the 2020-2021 Museum Leaders in Training cohort at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Glad I was part of this  

  11. MFA Thesis - Art and Education

    14 Jan 2021
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts arts.vcu.edu Facebook / Instagram / Twitter Like many other MFA programs in spring 2020, the graduating students at VCUarts were not able to show their work in a final thesis exhibition due to the global pandemic. There have been a wide array of…

  12. Reclaimed, Reimagined

    12 Nov 2020
    RECLAIMED, REIMAGINED Curated by David Rios FerreiraFeaturing: Kelly Chuning, Maya Ciarrocchi, Vanezza Cruz, Francisco Donoso, Alexis Duque, Fei Li, Maria Liebana, Dionis Ortiz, Deja Patterson, Brad Silk, Jill Slaymaker, Joey Solomon, Luis Vasquez La Roche Opening Reception: Thurs, Nov. 12, 6-9pm  Dates: November 12 - December 12 2020 Regular Hours:…

  13. November 2020

    06 Nov 2020
    November 2020 seems to be a very busy month I will be talking to Middle and high school students in MLit organized by Fin Bradley from the Virginia Fine Arts Museum. I will also be part of a series of group shows: InLight / Afrikana Film Festival - 1708 Gallery.…

  14. Mar de Islas 2021

    12 Oct 2020
    Happy to be one of the selected artists for the performance encounter in Mar de Islas. ashe

  15. Film Festivals

    28 Aug 2020
    I am happy to share with you all the Official selection of my video to the Afrikana Independent Film Festival and the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival Synopsis Collection of phrases from 2013 - 2016 that talk about blackness, failure, hopelessness, and death—thoughts about water on how it gives life…

  16. We Are More than a Moment

    12 Aug 2020
    Genevieve Gaignard, our MCLA Artist-in-Residence selected 40 artists from the nearly 100 submissions we received for the group exhibition, We Are More Than A Moment. MCLA’s Gallery 51 is grateful to Genevieve for curating this exhibition and we are very excited to open the show next Wednesday, August 12th Here…

  17. Art with a Limited Lifespan

    01 Aug 2020
    Art with a Limited Lifespan A conversation between Marsha Pearce and Luis Vasquez La Roche Marsha Pearce: Hi Luis, how have you been coping during this time? I know this is a particularly charged question for you as you’ve been completing graduate study at VCUarts, in a city that was

  18. June/July 2020

    01 Aug 2020
    During the month of June and July I did two performances that I di not get a chance to do during my time in Graduate school. I finally got to finish the second version of OYA- 9394 and the casting for the Impossibility. None of this would have been possible…

  19. We Out Here

    07 Feb 2020
    We Out Here. Denison Art Space, Denison University. Curated by Tara Fay Coleman and JSTN CLMNT. Thanks, Tara and JSTN - I carry you both deep in my heart. L ASE

  20. WIP - Palm Oil

    29 Mar 2019
    I have been making these text paintings/drawings with palm oil and looking into national symbols. Crit coming up.

  21. VCU_NEW studio

    13 Aug 2018

  22. VCU - Fulbright scholar

    31 Jul 2018
    I got accepted n Virginia Commonwealth University to the Painting and Printmaking program. good times ahead!

  23. LA HISTORIA SE REPITE | Chilean Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago

    27 May 2018
    I was invited by the Chilean Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago to show some work. I leave you guys here with a temporary invitation

  24. Update - New Work

    01 May 2018
    I have been making some work I’m really excited about in the past few months. just want to share a few images with you all. Some of these works are still on development.  

  25. TVE in Australia

    11 Apr 2018
    Transoceanic Visual Exchange in Australia My video work “Espacios Imaginarios” got selected to be shown in and Iteration of TVE in Australia. Here are some images of the space.

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