Contemporary Voices: Jovencio de la Paz

Jovencio de la Paz seated in front of a wall of their artworks
Photo courtesy of the artist.


Join artist Jovencio de la Paz for a discussion on weaving the digital. The weaving loom is considered by many historians to be the precursor to the modern computer. In their art practice, de la Paz uses this interrelated history to examine the intersection of digital and material cultures, finding surprising narrative threads through science-fiction, histories of technology and queer identity. 

About Jovencio de la Paz

Jovencio de la Paz (they/them, b. Republic of Singapore, 1986) is an artist, weaver and educator. Their current work, exhibited both nationally and internationally, explores the intersecting histories of weaving and modern computers. Rhyming across millennia, the stories of weaving and computation unfold as a space of speculation around the concerns of material and digital culture and their complex histories. De la Paz is currently assistant professor and curricular head of Fibers at the University of Oregon.

How to Participate

This program will take place on Zoom. To participate, please register online, and we will email you a link and instructions for joining. Simply follow that link at the time the event starts (7 p.m. EDT / 4 p.m. PDT). When you register, you can also request to receive a reminder email one day before the program with the link included.

About Contemporary Voices

Meet innovative artists and scholars whose practice draws on textile materials, techniques or knowledge. This series is presented in partnership with the Textile Society of America and is supported through the museum's Cynthia and Alton Boyer Fund for Education. Browse upcoming programs