Cowboy Conversations: We Are Coming


MCA Denver at the Holiday
2644 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
United States


About the Speakers

Yumi Janairo Roth was born in Eugene, Oregon, and grew up in Chicago, Metro Manila, the Philippines, and suburban Washington DC. She received a BA in anthropology from Tufts University, a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston, and an MFA from the State University of New York-New Paltz. She currently lives and works in Boulder, Colorado, where she is a professor of Sculpture and Post Studio Practice at the University of Colorado. Roth has created a diverse body of work that explores ideas of immigration, hybridity, and displacement through discrete objects and site-responsive installations, solo project as well as collaborations. Roth has exhibited and participated in artist-in-residencies nationally and internationally, including Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Smack Mellon, and Cuchifritos in New York City; Diverse Works and Lawndale Art Center in Houston; Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, ME; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Vargas Museum, Metro Manila, Philippines, Ayala Museum, Metro Manila, Philippines; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany; Galerie Klatovy Klenová, Czech Republic; and Institute of Art and Design-Pilsen, Czech Republic.

Emmanuel David is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work highlights the intersections of gender, sexuality, and globalization, especially in the racialized contexts of US-Philippine relations. He was trained as a sociologist and ethnographer, and his research has focused on global call centers, beauty pageants, and contemporary art, dance, and performance. He is associate professor of women and gender studies at the University of Colorado Boulder.

About the Host

R. Alan Brooks writes an award-winning weekly comic for The Colorado Sun, “What’d I Miss?”. His TED Talk on the importance of art has reached 3 million views, and his graphic novel work is featured in the Denver Art Museum's renovated Western exhibit. He also hosts the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver’s podcast, "How Art Is Born."


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Your ticket to Cowboy Conversations includes admission to MCA Denver anytime before Cowboy closes on February 18. Simply show your confirmation email at the front desk of the museum.