IMAGE: Installation view, Abraham Cruzvillegas: Hi, how are you, Gonzo?, The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center on Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas, 2019. Artwork © Abraham Cruzvillegas. Courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City and New York. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Abraham Cruzvillegas:
Hi, how are you, Gonzo?

Exhibition Activation: Creative Writing Workshop with Gabriela Jauregui

Activations are included with museum admission.
Advance tickets recommended for timed events.

Abraham Cruzvillegas embraces the concept of autoconstrucción—loosely defined as “self-constructing”—in a vibrant artistic practice imbued with a sense of constant becoming and a curiosity to learn and share information. In this spirit, Cruzvillegas has invited Gabriela Jauregui to share her writing practice in the exhibition space. An acclaimed author who explores poetry, short stories, criticism, and hybrid genres, Jauregui will lead a creative writing workshop using the forms and ideas behind Cruzvillegas’s exhibition as inspirations.

Participants will respond to Cruzvillegas’s sculptures, paintings, everyday objects, and texts through personal and collaborative writing exercises led by Jauregui, concluding with the option to create a printed zine. This workshop is open to participants at beginning to intermediate writing levels. Please bring your own writing implements and paper. Limited to 12 participants. Advance registration is recommended, and drop-in participation will be accommodated as space allows.

Gabriela Jauregui (born in Mexico City) is the author of the poetry collection Controlled Decay (Akashic, 2008); two hybrid genre books, Leash Seeks Lost Bitch (Song Cave, 2015) and ManyFiestas! (Gato Negro, 2017); a book of short stories in Spanish (La memoria de las cosas, or The Memory of Things, 2015); and the feminist anthology Tsunami (Sexto Piso, 2018). She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Southern California; an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside; and an MA in Comparative Literature and Critical Theory from the University of California, Irvine. She is a founding editor at the publishing collective Surplus Ediciones in Mexico. Jauregui has received the P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans (2007) and has been named one of the 39 Best Latin American Authors Under 39 by the Hay Festival's Bogota39 list.