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September 5 – October 19, 2008


Mechanical Perceptions
Presented by The School of Art at the University of Houston and FotoFest

Soody Sharifi

An exhibition of work by alumni from the University of Houston Photo/Digital Media Department. . Featuring work by Mei-Mei Liem, Eileen Maxson, Brian Piana, Soody Sharifi, and Anderson Wrangle.

Mechanical Perception is curated by Stephan Hillerbrand, University of Houston Assistant Professor and Coordinator for the Photography/Digital Media Program, Toby Kamps, Senior Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, and Ariane Roesch, artist and alumnus, from a list of graduates which were nominated by Houston Area curators and current and past University Professors.


Saturday Matinee Artist Talks -
Free talks at FotoFest Headquarters
September 6, 2pm:
Eileen Maxson and Anderson Wrangle
October 4, 2pm: Soody Sharifi and Brian Piana


This exhibition is presented due to the generosity of the Houston Arts Alliance, the School of Art at the University of Houston, and FotoFest.



November 6, 2008 – January 11, 2009


Viewfinder: New Images from Texas Artists
From the Talent in Texas Exhibition Series
Presented by FotoFest and Houston Center for Photography (HCP)

  Ben Aqua

The Talent in Texas series focuses on photo-related works by artists living and working in Texas. The exhibition will feature 12-15 artists. The organizations have commissioned Arturo Palacios (Director, Art Palace, Austin) and Risa Puleo (Assistant Curator of American and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin) to co-curate this new exhibition, the third in a series. The Talent in Texas exhibition will be split between FotoFest and HCP marking a new between Houston’s two premier photographic arts organizations.



Saturday Matinee Artist Talks - Free talks at FotoFest Headquarters
To be announced



February – March 2009


Curated by Wendy Watriss, FotoFest Founder and Artistic Director


March – April 2009


EXHIBITION - To be determined
Curated by Jennifer Ward, FotoFest Exhibitions Coordinator


Fall 2009


International Discoveries


Spring 2010