Light is Everything
FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN / 3 May 2013 / New York NY, USA
Introducing a new initiative combining art and women's human rights: In conjunction with the Huffington Post's Raise for Women Challenge and the Restore NYC Board of Directors, Lia launches a fundraising campaign for her latest creative philanthropic endeavor, the Restore Prize. The Restore Prize is a biannual public art commission awarded to an outstanding female contemporary artist. The commission will engage powerful female voices in order to raise community awareness and understanding of the plight of sex trafficking survivors and the work of the non-profit organization, Restore, throughout New York City through the unique language of art. The inaugural Restore Prize is curated by Tali Wertheimer and will launch in early 2014. #RaiseForWomen #RestorePrize
GALA / 14 May 2013 / New York NY, USA
Restore is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to end sex trafficking in New York and restore the well-being and independence of foreign-national survivors. Restore's annual Freedom Gala takes place on May 14th at the City Winery. It features an evening of wine tasting, the music of electronic dream pop band Au Revoir Simone, and inspiring stories of healing and hope. @RestoreNYC @aurevoirsimone
RESEARCH / Late May - July 2013 / Various locations, EUROPE
Lia spends a month in Europe this summer conducting material research for her upcoming endurance performances this fall.
CELEBRATION / 28 May 2013 / Venice, ITALY
Alongside New York's Magnan Metz Gallery, Lia hosts a party to celebrate the vernissage of the 55th Venice Biennale.
PERFORMANCE PROJECT LAUNCH / 1 June 2013 / Venice, ITALY
Lia launches her first of several performances belonging to her long-term ecological performance project, Material Dispersion, on the Lido of Venice. For Material Dispersion, Lia will journey to the seven great seas of the planet. More details to come throughout the summer.
CONFERENCE / 6 June 2013 / New York NY, USA
Lia participates in the Third Metric Conference on the topic of "Redefining Success" hosted by Mika Brzezinski and Arianna Huffington. You can read Lia's writings about the conference on Huffington Post. #thirdmetric #womensmovement
EXHIBITION / 14-15 June 2013 / Turin, ITALY
Lia exhibits her new video work, Form of the Infinite, at the Torino Performance Art Festival.
BALL / 8 July 2013 / New York NY, USA
Lia joins the hosting committee for the 2013 Pilobolus Ball NYC supporting the incomparable Pilobolus contemporary dance company. The evening will feature special performances of new artistic work and a dance party with the members of Pilobolus at Tribeca Rooftop. To inquire about attending this exciting event, please contact Lia.
DANCE / 22 July 2013 / Washington CT, USA
SALON / Late July 2013 / New York NY, USA
Lia curates an evening salon for Performa exploring Surrealism, the historical research theme of Performa 13. She will moderate an evening discussion on Dreams and Desires with a guest artists from Performa 13.
PERFORMANCE / 15 August 2013 / Brooklyn NY, USA
Lia's two week endurance performance exploring surreal visions accessed during heightened states of concentration opens at the Soapbox Gallery. The performance is part of the exhibit, Plethora, featuring the work of Linnea Spransy, Maggie Hazen and Lia Chavez.
PUBLICATION / 30 September 2013 / Bologna, ITALY
Lia's photography monograph, A Thousand Rainbows, is published by Damiani. With texts by cultural critic Andrea Codrington Lippke and cultural historian Mark Sprinkle. "A Thousand Rainbows gathers a new body of photographic work by Lia Chavez that explores the nature of interpersonal and spiritual relationships through the manipulation of light. This volume reproduces 22 images from the series and discusses the science and mysticism behind her art." See artbook D.A.P. for pre-order information.
EXHIBITION / Late September 2013 / Seattle WA, USA
The exhibition, Hide and Seek: Photography and the Body, opens at Seattle Pacific Art Center. The show will feature prints from Lia's series, A Thousand Rainbows.