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Jovencio


de la Paz

Jovencio de la Paz

They // Them // Theirs

[ID: A portrait of a Chinese/Filipino individual standing in front of a white wall. They smile warmly at the viewer with their arms casually crossed at the chest. They wear a wonderfully bright colored, quilted jacket; striped red, yellow, and blue.]

Weaver
Eugene, OR
2022 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by The Ford Family Foundation.
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Jovencio de la Paz is an artist, weaver, and educator. Their current work explores the intersecting histories of weaving and modern computers. Rhyming across millennia, the stories of weaving and computation unfold as a space of speculation. Trained in traditional processes of weaving, dye, and stitchwork but reveling in the complexities and contradictions of digital culture, they work to find relationships between concerns of language, embodiment, pattern, and code and broad concerns of ancient technology, speculative futures, and the phenomenon of emergence. Currently, de la Paz is an assistant professor and curricular head of fibers at the University of Oregon.

Portrait photo courtesy of the artist.

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  • Artwork by Jovencio de la Paz
    Bionumeric Organisms 2.0, 2021. Handwoven TC2 textile and canvas, cotton, dimensions 36 × 24 inches.
    [ID: A vertical textile strip placed against an off-white canvas. The textile is grey with yellow, blue, white, and red blocks sporadically patterned like an old computer punch card.]
  • Artwork by Jovencio de la Paz
    Bionumeric Organisms, 2021. Handwoven TC2 textile and canvas, cotton, dimensions 24 × 36 inches.
    [ID: An uneven, organically shaped textile stretches center left on an off-white canvas. The abstract textile consists of blue, green, and white pixelated boxes with a large splash of orange at the bottom.]
  • Artwork by Jovencio de la Paz
    Bionumeric Organisms, 2021. Handwoven TC2 textile and canvas, cotton, dimensions 24 × 36 inches.
    [ID: An in-gallery photograph, displaying several canvases on white walls. Each canvas has a textile splashed across its pristine surface, giving small pops of color.]
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