Archives for January 2017

Elite Kedan

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Elite Kedan is an artist and architect based in Miami, Florida. Her hybrid practice explores the intersections of technologies and process, with human behavior, public space, historical context and meaning.

 Registered as an architect in the states of New York and Florida, she received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She has been awarded residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts (New Smyrna Beach, FL), the Artist in Residence in the Everglades program at Everglades National Park, FL and the School for Poetic Computation (New York, NY). She is the co-editor of Provisional: Emerging Modes of Architectural Practice USA, published by Princeton Architectural Press; and co-founder of Alliance of the Southern Triangle (A.S.T.), an art collaborative bridging speculation, geopolitics and climate change.

Studio #: 212

E-mail: ekedan@gmail.com

Website: info.elitekedan.com

Jessica Martin

Merging states of dimensionality and flatness, Jessica Martin’s paintings convey both layering and compression of time, with a nation of movement. Drawn from recognizable imagery in a combination of figures and landscapes, they become disorienting and unrecognizable from their source. Built up through layers of paint and overlaid with mark-making, the paintings become highly worked, creating new narratives of their source of imagery. Shifting between swiftness and bursting softness and aggression, frenetic mark making becomes a gesture of visual tempo that phases and echoes rhythmic compositions.

Studio #: 108

Joshua Veasey

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Joshua Veasey is an interdisciplinary artist, working primarily in sculpture, photography and installation. His recent output is focused on dissecting the socioeconomic structure of the urban landscape. Documentation is a key factor in his process of object making, using image as a means to signify relationships between mobility, work, labor and the implications that further build those identities in society.

Veasey received a BFA in Sculpture from New World School of the Arts. His work has been shown throughout Florida, including exhibitions at ArtCenter/South Florida, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Gucci-Vuitton and the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. He is also an active member of the collective Midnight Thrift, an artist-run nightlife thrift store.

Studio #: 202

E-mail: joshua.veasey@gmail.com

Website:  www.joshuaveasey.com

Rachael Rakes

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Rachael Rakes is a curator, critic, and teacher from New York, currently working as an editor for the Brooklyn Rail, programmer at large for Film Society of Lincoln Center, and an editor at large for Verso Books. Rakes has recently contributed criticism to Art-Agenda, Artforum, and Ocula, and organized exhibitions for ISCP, Malmö Konsthall, and the Hessel Museum of Art. From 2010-2013, Rakes was Assistant Curator at the Museum of the Moving Image. With Leo Goldsmith, she teaches a course at Harvard Summer School called Documentary Aesthetics in Contemporary Art, and and is at work on a book on radical filmmaker Peter Watkins, which received a 2014 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.

Website: http://rachaelrakes.com/

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Juan Ledesma

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Juan Ledesma (b. 1988) lives and works in Miami, FL. His practice mines discourse rooted in the historic avant-garde and the way it has informed more current colloquial musical traditions. Ledesma is the co-founder of Goin’ Ghost, a platform for recording and releasing musical projects.

Website: https://goinghost.bandcamp.com/

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Amir George

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Amir George is a practicing alchemist working as a motion picture artist and film programmer. Amir creates work for the cinema, installation, and live performance. Born and bred in Chicago, his motion picture work and curated programs have been screened in festivals and galleries nationally, and internationally. In addition to founding Cinema Culture, a grassroots film programming organization, George is the co-curator of Black Radical Imagination, a touring experimental film series.

Website: http://amirgeorge.com/

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Kayla Delacerda

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[Hook — BJ the Chicago Kid:]

I’m just sitting in the studio just trying to get to you, baby

But this song so f***ing dope, girl, it’s hard not for me to blaze it

To tell the truth, wish it was you in this booth that I was blazing

So I’m just sitting in the studio just trying to get to you, baby

Kayla Delacerda was born in Miami in 1992. Her photography, sculpture, and video work has been shown throughout Miami since 2008. She is a founding member of Midnight Thrift, a nightlife thrift store established in 2015.

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Zain Alam

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Zain Alam is a storyteller and musician whose work explores South Asian artistic traditions, transnational movements in the Islamic world, and diasporic identity in the U.S. Raised in Kennesaw, GA, he graduated from Wesleyan University where he wrote a thesis on the makings of an Indian Muslim and muhajir diaspora after Partition. He returned to India on the AIF Clinton fellowship as a story scholar for the 1947 Partition Archive. During this time, he wrote the songs that grew into the NYC-based band and recording project, Humeysha. He is presently a graduate student of Islamic studies at Harvard University, seeking to enrich the aesthetic and conceptual processes behind his creative endeavors.

Website: http://humeysha.com/

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Laura Marsh

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Laura Marsh is a textile artist with an expanded practice. She defines spaces for viewers to engage with tactile objects, poetic phrases, and social experiences. Her weavings contain social mottos and her immersive environments offer communal space for viewers to gather and communicate about class and creative practices. Marsh received her MFA from Yale University School of Art and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Marsh has exhibited nationally at venues including The Whitney Museum of American Art, Printed Matter, Field Projects, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, and Tilton Gallery in NY. She is a current artist in residence at ArtCenter/South Florida in Miami Beach and the Curator of Exhibitions at the Art and Culture Center in Hollywood.

Studio #: 110

Website: www.lauramarsh.net / www.nopop.gallery

E-mail: lauralmarsh@gmail.com

 

GeoVanna Gonzalez

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GeoVanna Gonzalez is a Miami-based artist and curator. Her practice explores shifting notions of gender and identity in our environment, and the relationships between the organic and the technological. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California where she received her BFA at Otis College of Art and Design. Previous to her time in Miami, GeoVanna lived in Berlin, Germany where she became a member of Coven Berlin, a queer feminist collective which produces exhibitions and events that focus on body politics, gender, labor, and art. Her upcoming exhibitions include Hollywood Art and Culture Center, Florida; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin Germany; and NGBK, Berlin Germany.

As a curator, her most recent project was an international group show, ‘A New Prescription For Insomnia’ at Horse and Pony Fine Arts in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition was featured in Artforum, Elephant Magazine, and Berlin Art Link. In 2016, GeoVanna was the Project Manager for the Berlin Art Prize and co-curated Unearthed with Dan Halm at Rockelmann & Gallery. She is also the Co-founder of READ WHAT YOU WANT!, a reading club established in 2014.

Studio #: 207

E-Mailgeovvvanna@gmail.com

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