'Regarding the Wild' exhibition (NYC)

March 3 - March 31, 2019

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

One Brooklyn Bridge Place
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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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Still from ‘every dog has its day’ (2019) by Alison Nguyen

Still from ‘every dog has its day’ (2019) by Alison Nguyen

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.

Ann Arbor Film Festival

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March  24th, 2018
7:30pm


Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

My video work 'Dessert-Disaster' will be a part of the Ann Arbor Film Festival this year as part of the Films in Competition:
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The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the oldest avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America, founded by George Manupelli in 1963. The six-day festival presents 40 programs with more than 180 films from over 20 countries of all lengths and genres, including experimental, animation, documentary, fiction, and performance-based works.

 

'Dessert-Disaster' Installation at The University of Oklahoma

March 4 - 10, 2018

The University of Oklahoma
Spotlight Gallery

I'm excited to have a solo exhibition of the double-channel installation version of my video 'Dessert-Disaster' at The University of Oklahoma, where I will be a Visiting Artist from March 4-8, 2018. Alongside the exhibition I will be teaching an Experimental Media course to Art, Technology, and Culture BFA students. 

Artist Residency at Signal Culture

Still from "Death and TV", triple-channel video installation, by Alison Nguyen

Still from "Death and TV", triple-channel video installation, by Alison Nguyen

I will be an artist-in-residence at Signal Culture (Owego, NY) from February 16-23rd, 2018. I'll be focusing on a long-term archival video installation project temporarily titled, “Death and TV.” The piece centers on both banal and fatal televised media from the mid-90’s to present day; I use this material to explore the cultural surrounding, mediated death, and childhood memories. Footage sources include: QVC, news coverage of the Heaven’s Gate cult suicide, soap operas such as Days of Our Lives, news coverage of natural disasters, cartoons, televised Church masses, and UFO sightings. 

“Death and TV” involves my interest in the blur between the mediated self and the actual self. In this project I question how the coming of age of certain televised phenomenons such as home shopping networks and sensationalized violence affected my own coming of age as a child in the 90’s.

BRIC Media Fellowship

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I'm honored to have been awarded the  2018 Media Art Fellowship. I will be using BRIC's facilities and resources to create an installation version of my video 'Dessert-Disaster' and create a new piece temporarily titled 'Death and Television'. 

Other grantees include: Chloë Bass, Mildred Beltre, Sarah E. Brook, Esperanza Cortes, Caroline Falby, Michelle Gevint, David Cutler Kenndy, Jemila MacEwan, Julie Petrusak, Kamran Shahraray, and Pacifico Silano. 

More about us here.