Ungrounded, group exhibition at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (NYC)

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October 8th - December 6th. 2019

Ungrounded is a group exhibition featuring the work of the seven artists in residence in ISCP’s Ground Floor Program. The exhibition considers—from many vantage points—today’s political, social, and ecological urgencies. Works include a compilation of words in need of safeguarding painted by Danilo Correale; Simone Couto’s multimedia presentation of immigrant stories spanning 150 years in 2 x 2; Furen Dai’s two-dimensional work examining global census forms; Mariajosé Fernández-Plenge’s photographic exploration of the fine line between mental illness and compulsive habits in Small Obsessions; Jude Griebel’s latest figurative sculpture highlighting dystopic paranoia; Joshua Liebowitz’ Proof Burdens – No1, an ongoing multimedia project investigating grievance in the United States; and Alison Nguyen’s every dog has its day, a video made with consumer-produced media highlighting the connections between religion, self, and technology.

Artists in the exhibition: Danilo Correale, Simone Couto, Furen Dai, Mariajosé Fernandez-Plenge, Jude Griebel, Joshua Liebowitz, and Alison Nguyen.

Ungrounded is organized by Alexandra Friedman, Programs Associate, ISCP.

More info:
https://iscp-nyc.org/event/ungrounded

International Studio & Curatorial Program's Summer 2019 Open House (NYC)

July 17th, 2019
6-9pm

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) announces the second edition of Summer Open House, an evening of live performances and studio presentations.

Summer Open House will include three live performances curated by Hsiang Huang (Curator and CEO, Yu-Hsiu Museum of Art, Taiwan) with assistance from Alexia Pierre. From 6:15-7:00pm, artists Paolo Bini, Joshua Liebowitz and Honkasalo-Niemi-Virtanen will present new performance works outdoors on the loading dock of ISCP. Rhythmic and fluid, the performances are choreographed around three points of entry and exit. Each performance will articulate a new form of exchange and dialogue, engendering audience participation through the use of objects, spoken word or physical gestures.

The 37 artists and curators from 23 countries in residence at ISCP will open their studios to the public from 7-9pm.

Schedule:
6:15-7pm: Performances by Paolo Bini, Joshua Liebowitz and Honkasalo-Niemi-Virtanen
7-9pm: Resident studios open to the public

'Regarding the Wild' exhibition (NYC)

March 3 - March 31, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, March 8th, 6 - 9PM

One Brooklyn Bridge Place
(waterfront side of) 
360 Furman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 11AM - 6:30PM

Curated by Basia Goszczynska, Regarding the Wild brings together paintings, sculptures, cyanotypes, drawings and a video installation by Nellie Appleby, Matt Arbuckle, Jason Baerg, Heidi Daehler, Jeffrey Heiman, Delphine Hennelly, Jodie Mack, Debby Miller, Alison Nguyen, Sharon Norwood, Ben Pederson, Gabriel Ramos and Alexander Stark.

you can't plan a perfect day sometimes it just happens  by Alison Nguyen, Hd video installation, single channel, color, sound, 10'w x 5' 7 1/2"h x 1' 3 3/4"d custom projection screen, 8 minute loop, 2017 - 2019

you can't plan a perfect day sometimes it just happens by Alison Nguyen, Hd video installation, single channel, color, sound, 10'w x 5' 7 1/2"h x 1' 3 3/4"d custom projection screen, 8 minute loop, 2017 - 2019

you can't plan a perfect day sometimes it just happens  by Alison Nguyen, Hd video installation, single channel, color, sound, 10'w x 5' 7 1/2"h x 1' 3 3/4"d custom projection screen, 8 minute loop, 2017 - 2019

you can't plan a perfect day sometimes it just happens by Alison Nguyen, Hd video installation, single channel, color, sound, 10'w x 5' 7 1/2"h x 1' 3 3/4"d custom projection screen, 8 minute loop, 2017 - 2019

True/False Film Festival 2019 (Columbia, MO)

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My short video ‘every dog has its day’ will premiere at True/False Film Festival on March 1st at 7:45pm.

https://truefalse.org/program/shorts/

‘every dog has its day’ explores the notions of iconicity, immortality, and terror in consumer-produced media. Drawing from home movies, social media, surveillance, and videos created by religious cults/extremists, the appropriative work explores the porous visual relationships between domestic intimacy, terror and technology.

"...agitation, irritation, self-reflexivity, random acts of violence, narcissism, feedback loops of constructed selves, instant history and cultural amnesia all collide in mirror-play, pseudo-remembrance and denial." 
-Bradley Eros


Performance of Chiara Fumai's 'S.C.U.M. Elite' at ISCP (NYC)

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February 12, 2019, 6–8pm: I will be performing in the reenactment of The S.C.U.M. Elite (2014) by pioneering feminist artist Chiara Fumai (1978–2017).

Fumai’s hybrid practice was deeply rooted in performance and her interests were far-reaching—encompassing radical feminism, chaos magick, terrorist propaganda and Italian Autonomist Marxism. In her work, she frequently deconstructed ideologies that have impeded women’s empowerment. Fumai performed as marginalized historical figures, transmitting occult messages that revived forgotten or discarded narratives.

The International Studio & Curatorial Program announces the opening of LESS LIGHT, an exhibition of work by Chiara Fumai , a 2017 ISCP alumna. The artist’s first solo exhibition on this continent, LESS LIGHT brings together two of Fumai’s pioneering works, The Book of Evil Spirits (2015) and Dogaressa Elisabetta Querini, Zalumma Agra, Annie Jones, Dope Head, Harry Houdini, Eusapia Palladino read Valerie Solanas (2012-13), as well as a reenactment of the performance The S.C.U.M. Elite (2014) at the opening reception.

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Artist Residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program for 2019 (NYC)

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I’m honored to be an artist-in-residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, NY for all of 2019.

You can find out more about my work and events/exhibitions here.

Many thanks to the following donors for their support: Yoko Ono, Alice and Lawrence Weiner, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, New York City Council District 34, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, Danna and Ed Ruscha, Joyce Lowinson, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Tai Kwun Contemporary (Hong Kong)

Still from “Signal” (2017) by Alison Nguyen and Hemant Sreekumar

Still from “Signal” (2017) by Alison Nguyen and Hemant Sreekumar

October 23, 2018
7-9pm

Tai Kwun Contemporary
10 Hollywood Road
Central, Hong Kong

I’m excited to be showing “Signal”, my collaboration with Hemant Sreekumar, as a part of “Start From Scratch, Not Two Steps Back” curated by Simon Liu. In great company with works by Sky Hopinka, Ross Meckfessel, Erica Sheu, and Simon Liu, among others.