THE CHICAGO CHAPTER of the Fulbright Association is very pleased to invite the Fulbright community to the opening reception of “Victoria,” a Photographic Art Exhibition that presents work by Venezuelan artist Alberto March.
The photographic exhibit documents the life and trajectory of Venezuela-born Chicago-based dancer Victoria Vargas.
“Victoria” will open on September 26, 2013 at the Cultural Space gallery of the UNAM Chicago (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Chicago) located on 350 W Erie St. #300, Chicago, IL 60654 at 6 p.m.
This reception will also feature the participation of the dance group Elements Contemporary Ballet, that will perform an excerpt of their work-in-progress, “The Sun King.”
Alberto March is an award-winning photographer/graphic designer living and working in Barcelona, Spain. Born in Venezuela in1960, March received his B.A., in Graphic Design in 1985 and his B.A. in Advertising and Marketing in 2000. He has participated in-group exhibitions from 1980 to 1990 in Venezuela, Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Colombia and Central America. He has recently presented a 14-piece exhibit titled “Giants of Chicago” at ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Consulate of Venezuela and UNAM University of Mexico in Chicago, CuCut Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, and Thompson Center in Chicago.
Victoria Vargas has more than 20 years of experience as a professional dancer. She studied ballet at the School of Fine Arts of Venezuela and has performed with the National Ballet of Venezuela, Contemporary Ballet of Caracas, the San Francisco Opera House, Dallas Opera House and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Victoria has taught dance in Chicago for the last 12 years. Currently, she is a a faculty member of the Joffrey Ballet. She was a founding member of Luna Negra Dance Theater Company and its outreach program, UNO, earning her a nomination by the City of Chicago as one of the most prominent Latinos in the expansion of the Educational Programs for Minority Communities. The National Ballet of Panama has invited Victoria to stage her most popular piece, The Dreams of Reason, an exciting theatrical ballet that explores the darker ideas of the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya.
This photo exhibit will remain open until November 26, 2013.