From Apr 17th through Sep 6th, 2009. The Frost Art Museum at Florida International University is currently presenting an exhibition by Venezuelan artist Nela Ochoa titled Genetic Portraits. The exhibit features key pieces from Ochoa's oeuvre, including Materia Gris Incompleta/Gray Matter Incomplete. Ochoa, a prolific and internationally recognized multi-media artist, works simultaneously and seamlessly in the areas of video art, sculpture, and performance to explore the genetic codes of human bodies.
"The Frost is a wonderful venue in which to bring art, science, medicine and research together in a multi-disciplinary forum and spark intellectual discourse," said Dr. Carol Damian, Director and Chief Curator of The Frost Art Museum.
Ochoa's interest in the human body has led her to work with medical images such as X-rays and MRI's, integrating them into videos, paintings and installations. Her most recent work has led her further into the body, where she explores the mysteries of DNA. Among the many awards Ochoa has garnered, most prominently, she has received the Premio de Arte No-Objetal, Salón Arturo Michelena, Valenciam, 1987 for the video-installation Invernadero.
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