Alicia Eggert, interdisciplinary artist, UNT Presidential Early Career Professor of Studio Art and coordinator, CVAD Sculpture Program, will be giving a talk for TEDxSMU on March 6, 2020 at The Majestic Theater, 1925 Elm St., Dallas. TEDx events are independently organized events in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” The TEDx program helps communities, organizations and individuals produce TED-style events at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis, under a free license from TED. For more information, please visit the TEDxSMU website.
Eggert's work has been exhibited at notable institutions nationally and internationally, including the Central Academy of Fine Art Art Museum in Beijing, the Triennale Design Museum, Milan, Italy, the Light Festival, Amsterdam, Denmark, the International Symposium on Electronic Art at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History in New Mexico, and the Corning Museum of Glass in New York.
She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including a TED Fellowship, a Washington Award from the S&R Foundation, Washington, D.C., a Direct Artist Grant from the Harpo Foundation, an Artist Microgrant from the Nasher Sculpture Center, and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Maine Arts Commission.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks that are 18 minutes or fewer. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.