Russell Lecture > Miguel Calderón


Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances Rafa Esparza is unfortunately no longer be able to give the Russell Lecture. However, we are excited to announce that artist and writer Miguel Calderón has agreed to present in his place.

Students and faculty, please create a username here with your school email. Once approved, you will be able to reserve a free ticket.

MCASD and the University of California, San Diego have long collaborated to bring internationally acclaimed artists to San Diego through the annual Russell Lecture program. This year’s lecture features artist and writer Miguel Calderón.

Calderón's work explores themes ranging from family dynamics to the supernatural. Deploying a variety of media, including video, photography, sculpture and painting, his work is unified by foreboding theatricality and the exploration of the macabre. He has presented several solo exhibitions and biennales and has been the recipient of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Grant & Commissions program (2013), The MacArthur Fellowship for Film and New Media (2000), and the Bancomer/Rockefeller Fellowship (1995).

The Russell Lecture is free for Members and San Diego College and University students and faculty; $5 for seniors; and $10 for non-members. MCASD Members at the Contributor level and above are invited to a special pre-lecture reception a 6 PM. Reception guests may RSVP by emailing Reception guests may collect their tickets at check in.

The lecture will take place at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Auditorium, located at 10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego, CA 92121. 

Image: Miguel Calderón, the beast must die (bestseller), 2008, c-print. 33 x 46 inches