Beom Kim’s works have been in solo shows at the Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver, Canada), Hayward Gallery (London, UK), REDCAT Gallery (Los Angeles), the Cleveland Museum of Art (OH), Artsonje Center (Seoul, Korea), Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo (Mexico City, Mexico), and in group shows including the Gwangju Biennale (1997 and 2012), Taipei Biennial (1998), Istanbul Biennial (2003), Venice Biennale (2005), Media City Seoul (2010), and Sharjah Biennial (2015).
Yu Yeon Kim
Yu Yeon Kim 김유연 - born, South Korea) is an independent curator based in New York City, USA
Yu Yeon Kim’s recent curatorial projects include: New Conjunctions and Intersections, United Nations Headquarters, New York (2015), Fluid Form II–Arab Contemporary Art at Blue Square, Seoul and Busan Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea (2014), Gauguin and After; Idyllic Synthesis at the Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea (2013).
Ei Arakawa (b.1977 in Fukushima, Japan) has developed an extensive and international performance practice involving friends, random passersby, and other artists. His performances often use existing artworks (such as paintings and sculpture) as "scenario," creating dynamics between different media, receptions, and meanings. Arakawa arrived
Jon Kessler (New York) was best known for his kinetic sculpture combining analog and digital technology, addressing tensions between Orient and Occident. Since 2001 his work has been examining themes of surveillance and isolationism. He has exhibited his work widely in Europe, Asia, and the United States. He had solo shows at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PS1 MoMA in New York, Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and other institutions.
His sculptures are in the permanent collections of many institutions, including MoMA in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Walker Art Center, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. He has received two NEA grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Foundation for the Performing Arts Fellowship. He is a professor at Columbia University School of the Arts.
Prof. Dr. Sabine Flach is an art historian focusing on modern and contemporary art, art theory aesthetic theory and critical theory, including interdisciplinary approaches to biology, psychology, sciences of cognition, sociology, and environmental sciences. Since 2014 she is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Chair of the Institute for Art History at the University of Graz, Austria. From 2000 to 2010, she was head of the research department “WissensKünste – Art of Knowledge and Knowledge of Art” at the Center of Literary and Cultural Studies in Berlin.
She worked on the Documenta X organization team and curated 22 international exhibitions including artists such as Vanessa Beecroft, Mariko Mori, Stelarc, Dan Graham, Aziz & Cucher, and others.
Liz Deschenes is a contemporary visual artist who lives in New York City. Her work and art practice can be understood in relation to post-conceptual photography and minimalism.
Since the early 1990s, Liz Deschenes has produced a singular and influential body of work that has done much to advance photography’s material potential and critical scope. Making use of the medium’s most elemental aspects, namely paper, light, and chemicals, she has recently worked without a camera to produce mirrored photograms that reflect our movements in time and space.
Her solo shows include the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (2016), The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (2014), the Secession in Vienna, Austria (2012). Her work is in many international collections, including the Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Art Institute in Chicago, and Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Stephanie Barber’s films and videos have has been screened in solo and group shows at MoMA, NY; The Tate Modern, London; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; The Paris Cinematheque and MOCA Los Angeles among other art spaces. Her books Night Moves and These Here Separated to See How They Standing Alone were published by Publishing Genius Press in 2013 and 2010 respectively. Her recent collection of very short stories All The People was published by Ink Press Productions in 2015.
Dario Robleto (Houston, TX) is an artist whose multifaceted practice links careful research with romantic earnestness and conceptual precision with unorthodox fabrication. His sculptures, prints, and wall
Eva and Franco Mattes
Eva and Franco Mattes (1976) are an artist duo originally from Italy, working in New York. Their medium is a combination of Internet and video. Their work explores the ethical and moral issues arising when people interact remotely, especially through social media, creating situations where it is difficult to distinguish reality from a simulation. They are also founders and co-directors of the international festival The Influencers, held annually at the CCCB, Barcelona, Spain (2004-ongoing).
Eva and Franco Mattes’ work has been exhibited at the Biennale of Sydney (2016); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2016); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); Minneapolis Institute of Arts (2013); Site Santa Fe (2012); Sundance Film Festival (2012); PS1, New York (2009); Performa, New York (2009, 2007); National Art Museum of China, Beijing (2008); The New Museum, New York (2005) and Manifesta 4, Frankfurt (2002). In 2001 they were among the youngest artists ever included in the Venice Biennale. The Mattes have received grants from the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde; ICC, Tokyo, and were awarded the New York Prize 2006 from the Italian Academy at Columbia University. In 2016, they were recipients of the Creative Capital Award. Their work has also been written about in Artforum, Frieze Magazine, e-flux Journal, The New York Times and The Guardian.
Xaviera Simmons' work spans photography, performance, video, sound, sculpture, and installation, as she works in a cyclical manner. Simmons received her BFA from Bard College (2004) after spending two years on a walking pilgrimage retracing the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade with Buddhist Monks. She completed the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program in Studio Art (2005) while simultaneously completing a two-year actor-training conservatory with The Maggie Flanigan Studio. In 2015, Simmons was awarded the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (Robert Rauschenberg) grant. Simmons has exhibited nationally and internationally where major exhibitions and performances include: The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, The Studio Museum In Harlem, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Public Art Fund, and The Sculpture Center, among others.
Claudia Joskowicz’s practice centers on history, its narrative and its impact on the physical and symbolic landscape. In her videos and installations, the viewer’s gaze is directed to the physical movement of the camera through a cinematic space where historic events and personal stories with a historical dimension are revisited and anchored in the Latin American landscape. On the whole, her work addresses the way technology mediates and redefines concepts like history and memory.
Joskowicz lives and works between New York and Santa Cruz, Bolivia. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim and a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) fellowship in film and video, prizes from Videobrasil and Fundación Simón I. Patiño, a Fulbright Scholar award and was a resident fellow at Sacatar Institute (Brazil), the LMCC’s Workspace Residency and AIM at the Bronx Museum of the Arts (NY). Recent museum and institutional exhibitions include the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in NY;
Alison Saar was born in Los Angeles, California. She studied art and art history at Scripps College and received an MFA from the Otis Art Institute. She received the United States Artist Fellowship in 2012 and has also been awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and two National Endowment Fellowships. She has exhibited at many galleries and museums, including The Contemporary, the Hirshhorn Museum, and Watts Towers Arts Center. Her art is represented in the collections of the Whitney Museum, Baltimore Art Museum, Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum.
Andrea Zittel was born in Escondido, California, in 1965. She received a BFA in painting and sculpture in 1988 from San Diego State University and an MFA in sculpture in 1990 from the Rhode Island School of Design. Zittel’s sculptures and installations transform everything necessary for life—such as eating, sleeping, bathing, and socializing—into artful experiments in living. Blurring the lines between life and art, Zittel’s projects extend to her own home and wardrobe. Wearing a single outfit every day for an entire season, and constantly remodeling her home to suit changing demands and interests, Zittel continually reinvents her relationship to her domestic and social environment. Influenced by Modernist design and architecture from the early twentieth century, the artist’s one-woman mock organization, A–Z Administrative Services, develops furniture, homes, and vehicles for contemporary consumers with a similar simplicity and attention to order. Seeking to attain a sense of freedom through
Alex Klein is an artist and the Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art,
Anicka Yi's work operates around a series of connections between materials and materialism, states of perishability and their relationship to meaning and value, consumerist digestion and cultural metabolism, stomachs as a biological metaphor for both the individual and society, scent and the fragrance industry as memory machine and post-humanist theory with it's sociopolitical implications for the body and the senses.
Her interest in the sensorial stems from a desire to reorder and reconfigure the spatial and experiential terms of a predominately visual art world. Scent and tactility are two recurring themes in her work. As a result, the dichotomy between the archival, permanent, agelessness of art and the perishable, transient, contemporary plays a role in Yi's work. The perishability of her materials exposes an uneasy relationship to the “value” often associated with art.
Anicka Yi lives and works in New York. Her work has been exhibited in group exhibitions at White Columns, NY; Bortolomi, NY; The Artist’s Institute, NY; Karma International, Zurich; Gavin Brown’s enterprise, NY; The X-Initiative, NY as well as two-person shows at 179 Canal, NY; and solo shows at Rüdiger Schöttle Gallery, Munich; The Green Gallery, Milwaukee; and 47 Canal, NY. She is also the recipient of the 2016 Hugo Boss Award.