The Art of Being Dangerous - Book Publication
I am so pleased to announce that my artwork has been included in this anthology, The Art of Being Dangerous: Exploring Women and Danger Through Creative Expression. The book features my How to Be A Monster Series (which you can view here) and accompanying text based on my original blog post for the Dangerous Women project.
The book is available for purchase at various online retailers and is distributed in the US by Cornell University Press.
LACUNA - Virtual Reality Art Project
Created in collaboration with five other artists, this interactive virtual reality art installation and community gathering space highlights contemporary artists living in the Americas and Europe who are descendants of South Asian Indenture.
Sponsored by the South Asian Women's Creative Collective
You can visit the exhibition on your desktop using the Chrome internet browser by clicking this link: LACUNA
A press packet is available here: PRESS PACKET
Collaboration and Consent - Talk with Concordia University Students
I am so pleased to be working with students at Concordia University's Fine Arts Student Organization to create this artist talk/discussion around collaboration and ethics in art!
Encounters at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
In a year defined by great turmoil and deep sorrow, when all forms of symbolic and actual distance, division, and isolation overwhelmed our daily lives and our world, how did we make space for meaningful creativity, connection, and collaboration?
Encounters features fourteen women from the South Asian diaspora who came together across geographical, cultural, political, and religious boundaries. Working as “artist pairs” and grounded in an ethos of friendship, creative partnership, and community-building, their artworks illuminate shared bonds and histories, reveal personal and political narratives that may have been otherwise unknown or invisible, signal an economy of care, and envision a equitable future in which women thrive.
Curated by Grace Aneiza Ali and sponsored by the South Asian Women's Creative Collective.
My piece created with Rashida Abuwala can be viewed here.
GARDEN at LADIES' ROOM
I am thrilled to be included in this exhibition hosted by LADIES' ROOM LA. You can view the exhibition here.
#NEWGLOBALMATRIARCHY has a new virtual manifestation on Mozilla Hubs! You are invited to join us for an opening ceremony on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 2pm PST click here for more info
The space will develop rhizomatically over the course of one month, adding video art, digital art, and culminating in a Poetry and Performance Circle on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 2pm PST.
This virtual space is open to visitors 24/7 across the globe. Click here to visit.
Liminal Spaces at the Indo-Caribbean Women's Empowerment Summit
Really looking forward to this conversation taking place at the Indo-Caribbean Women's Empowerment Summit. There is still time to register for this three day event! Click here.
Artist Talk - Teaching and Socially Engaged Artist Series - CSUF
I feel so honored to have been invited to give a talk about my work to students attending California State University, Fullerton. I talked about themes of trans-generational trauma, ritual, and healing in my practice, as well as the ways I use SEL as an educator.
The webinar streamed on Facebook Live, you can access a recording here.
Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora
Liminal Spaces is an intimate exploration into the migration narratives of fifteen women of Guyanese heritage. It spans diverse inter-generational perspectives bringing the voices of women to the fore. The volume is conceived of as a visual exhibition on the page; a four-part journey navigating the contributors’ essays and artworks, allowing the reader to trace the migration path of Guyanese women from their moment of departure, to their arrival on diasporic soils, to their reunion with Guyana.
I am so honored to be included with these amazing artists and writers and to share my work with the world though this amazing project. You can read the book online here.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 6pm Eastern / 3pm Pacific
Thank you to everyone who attended the Liminal Spaces book event featuring contributors and the editor Grace Aneiza Ali presented by The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at NYU. You can watch a recording here.
Launching Womb Chamber on YouTube
Over a decade ago, I imagined an art project called Womb Chamber that centered intimacy, the body, and performance. I'm so excited that this has finally come to fruition on my NEWGLOBALMATRIARCHY YouTube channel. The project launched earlier this month with a series of ASMR-style video rituals, Invocation and Reclaiming the Body (a still from this performance is above).
Join the Goddess Lakshmi in the Womb Chamber, a place beyond space and time, for rituals of healing and transformation. Subscribe on YouTube to get updates as I continue to post videos in this series twice a month.
Secretland Artist Residency
In these challenging times, I am so thankful for this opportunity to reconnect with my studio practice through the generous support of Secretland ARP. Keep an eye on my social media for updates!
I had a great conversation with Jorge Mujica in our virtual studio visit towards the end of my residency! Check it out on Instagram.
I made so much new work during this residency! I created a PDF catalogue of the work that you can view and download here.
OPP Interview and Instagram Takeover
What She Said at ace/121 Gallery
Throughout time and across all cultures women have held the role of prophet, oracle, seer and diviner. Their stories warned us where our society was heading. In exchange for their wisdom they have been banned and burned, but also revered and channeled. She never stopped speaking and we never stopped listening. Sometimes it is a whisper and sometimes it is a shout.
Please join me at the opening reception for What She Said featuring Cyborg Divinations, a durational performance created in collaboration with Scarlett Kim from 7-8pm.
You can view documentation of this performance here.
What Is Feminist Art?
In 1977, feminist activists Ruth Iskin, Lucy Lippard, and Arlene Raven organized an exhibition centered on the question, “What is Feminist Art?” They invited artists to answer this question on a letter-sized piece of paper. Hundreds of artists responded in the form of collage, manifestos, drawings, and prints, providing a snapshot of the ongoing conversations around feminism in the United States.
In 2019, the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art asked this same question, “What is Feminist Art?” to some of the same women who responded in 1977, as well as a new group of artists to capture the current response.
So excited to be part of this exhibition, and to have my work included in the Smithsonian's Archives! The show will be on view from November 26, 2019 - November 29, 2020
You can view my contribution online.
The show was reviewed by Hyperallergic.
Schizophrene at Threewalls In Session
I am so honored to be collaborating with Enid Muñoz, Udita Upadhyaya, and Bhanu Kapil on a multi-media performance inspired by Kapil's amazing work of experimental poetry, Schizophrene for the Threewalls In Session Series. Enid and I will be performing live with video contributions from Bhanu and a post-performance discussion facilitated by Udita.
You can view documentation of this event here.
CALAFIA: Manifesting the Terrestrial Paradise
The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA), in collaboration with the MexiCali Biennial, will present a new temporary exhibition, “Calafia: Manifesting the Terrestrial Paradise”. The exhibition will be on display Oct. 6 – Dec. 15, 2018.
Calafia is a group exhibition featuring 30 artists from California and Mexico that seeks to explore the spirit of California by using the mythological Black female warrior who is the namesake and ruler of the fictional island of California, as a source of inspiration and artistic departure.
Read more about the MexiCali Biennial and the show here
And check out this review, which features my sculpture in the show, on Terremoto here
#NEWGLOBALMATRIARCHY at LAVC
#NEWGLOBALMATRIARCHY COMES TO LA!
#NEWGLOBALMATRIARCHY Poetry and Performance Night
Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery Courtyard
5800 Fulton Ave, Valley Glen, CA 91401
Saturday, August 4, 2018
#NEWGLOBALMATRIARCHY is an ongoing transdisciplinary project that was launched by artists Maya Mackrandilal and Stephanie Graham in Chicago in 2016. It embraces collaboration and openness. It is simultaneously funny and dead serious, seductive and antagonistic, critical and celebratory. It invites participating artists and viewers to reimagine the past, present, and future as spaces for radical liberatory intervention for women/queer people of color.
For this program at Los Angeles Valley College, in conjunction with MAIDEN LA, Mackrandilal collaborated with artist and director Scarlett Kim, inviting artists, writers, and performers to consider gestures against borders. The themes of engagement were broad—the spaces between dualisms (like male/female, West/East, civilized/primitive, self/other, mind/body, etc) and how women/qtpoc resist those borders. It will be an evening of celebrating the things that the dominant culture sees as most threatening: powerful femininity, queer desire/bodies, open borders, cultural hybridity, poc solidarity, the irrational, non-Western traditions and practices, and more.
The program will include durational performance, a participatory art piece, dance, poetry readings, and more. Participating artist include: Paola Escobar, Diana-Sofia Estrada, Edgar Fabián Frías, Scarlett Kim, Seonjae Kim, Maya Mackrandilal, Imani Tolliver, Candy Yi, and others.
JURIED EXHIBITION 2018 @ LAMAG
I am thrilled to have been selected for the 2018 Juried Exhibition at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery! Please join me at the opening reception on Sunday, July 22 from 2-5pm. The show will be on view through September 16, 2018.
TERRAIN BIENNIAL LOS ANGELS: ANA MENDIETA PERFORMANCE DAY
I am so pleased to have been included in the Ana Mendieta Performance Day, part of The Terrain Biennial Los Angeles. The event was organized by the Association of Hysteric Curators (more info here).
ANTI/body AT BOUNDARY CHICAGO
Brand new work will be on view in Chicago at boundary! The show opens on Friday, September 8 from 6-9pm at 2334 West 111th Place in Chicago's Morgan Park neighborhood. Hope to see Chi-town friends there!
For those of you who are out of town, a publication was created for this show that features a few images of the work, along with other recent work and writing. Print copies are available for purchase, or you can view online here.
QUEER HORIZONS at CENTER FOR ART + THOUGHT
I am so honored to be included in this beautiful online exhibition coinciding with pride month. The work included here is beautiful, thoughtful, and necessary. Click here to explore.
THE PETTY BIENNIAL
Very excited to debut a new video titled "knife/woman" at The Petty Biennial in Chicago! The show opened on May 19th and will be up through June 23rd.
Click here for info on programming happening throughout the course of the exhibition.
The Petty Biennial got a wonderful write-up on Vice.com by Antwaun Sargent including some wonderful quotes from the curators about my work! I am really proud to have been included in a show with so many really great artists. Click here to read it!
QUEERING CONTEMPORARY ASIAN AMERICAN ART
I have been included in a really great anthology of Asian American Art edited by Laura Kina and Jan Christian Bernabe. It includes a lot of interesting work by some really great artists. This would make a great addition to your school or personal library. It is available for purchase on Amazon or The University of Washington Press website.
The book now has its own website! Check it out to learn more.
Click Here to read a very thoughtful review on artnet.
ARCHIVAL ALCHEMY at ABRONS ARTS CENTER
My THUG/LIFE card series will be included in Archival Alchemy - the 20th Annual South Asian Women's Creative Collective group show, guest curated by Saisha Grayson. The show opens April 6, 2017 at the Abrons Arts Center in New York and will be on view through May 10th. Click here for more info!
The show made it to the New York Times! As part of their spring gallery guide, Holland Cotter gave me a shout out and listed the show as one of "10 Galleries to Visit Now on the Lower East Side" - click here to read it
"PRACTICES OF TRANSGRESSION" at CMRS 2017
Very pleased to co-chair a roundtable discussion with Alejandro Acierto exploring creative practices, labor, diversity work, and infiltrating (or resisting) institutions and white spaces. You can read more about the conference by clicking here.
HOW TO BE A MONSTER in DANGEROUS WOMEN
My "How to Be a Monster" project was selected to be featured on the Dangerous Women Project, an online project housed at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. I wrote a short text to accompany the images that analyzes some of the symbolic elements of the piece. You can check it out by clicking here.
UN|FIXED HOMELAND at ALJIRA
So honored to be included in this exhibition, featuring Guyanese artists exploring the concept of "homeland." It will be on view at Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, NJ. The opening reception will be on July 17th and the show runs through September 17th. Please click here for the press release.
UPDATE: Siddhartha Mitter wrote a really thoughtful review of the show for The Village Voice click here to read it!
The show was also written about in the Guyana Chronicle click here to read it.
CHICAGO HOME THEATER FESTIVAL
I am incredibly excited about this upcoming performance at the Chicago Home Theater Festival on Saturday, May 14th! I'll be performing remotely (via the interwebs) as the Goddess Saraswati, doing vol. 2 of "Letters to Whiteboys." The women in this group are extraordinary, so anyone in Chicago should definitely consider attending this event. Act fast, tickets often sell out! You can read about the evening's events, curated by La Keisha Leek by clicking here.
Tickets are available here and support the artists.
Update: The event went really well! Check out this review on South Side Weekly
INTERVIEW with COOCH & COOKIES
I had a blast as the first interviewee for "Cooch and Cookies" - we had a great conversation about art, life, and #NewGlobalMatriarchy. You can listen to the recording here.
I'm so excited about this new series of work created in collaboration with Stephanie Graham. You can catch our installation documenting a recent public intervention featuring Oya and Lakshmi at the Chicago Artist's Coalition, part of "Batten Down the Hatches" curated by Jason Pallas. It will be on view through February 25th, 2016.
Be sure to check out this interview Stephanie and I did with Hiba Ali over at VAM Magazine!
And remember to tune into ACRE TV March 7-13th as this project continues, part of "The Set Speaks"-- a two month long 24/7 live stream from the ACRE TV studios at Mana Contemporary. We made a little promo video about it!
WINTER EXPERIMENT: SAIC at MMG
I am really happy to be included in this group show celebrating the 150th anniversary of SAIC. Reception is Thursday, January 14th from 6-7:30pm. The show is up through January 30th.
Monique Meloche Gallery 2154 W Division Street, Chicago IL
BEDTIME STORIES of WHITE SUPREMACY at MANA CONTEMPORARY
I am pleased to be included in Allison Glenn's ongoing curatorial project at Mana Contemporary with a performance/installation created in collaboration with FEMelanin (a collective of woman-of-color identified performers). We will be performing at 5pm on Sunday, November 15th.
Update: an encore performance is scheduled for 5pm on Sunday, December 20th.
THE VIRUS OF SCARCITY and THE CULTURE OF ABUNDANCE
Thrilled to be included in Issue #5 of Sixty Inches from Center. Click here to read it!
TELE-NOVELA at ACRE TV
Was included in "Tele-novela" curated by Robyn Farrell for ACRE TV.
WOMEN as WITNESS
Really happy to have been selected for this show in Brooklyn. It runs Saturday, September 12 to Saturday October 10th. Gallery hours are by appointment only. Check out the website here.
The show has been featured in:
Dodge and Burn
REFERENCE ROT at the CHICAGO ARTIST'S COLATION
I am pleased to be part of Reference Rot, a three-person group show currently on view at the Chicago Artist's Coalition, part of my participation in the HATCH Residency program.
FLASH at the GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER
I'm happy to be included in “Flash,” curated by Haley Jung, an exhibition running alongside of the 20th Annual Asian American showcase in the cafe of the Gene Siskel Film Center. Opening reception is Friday, April 3, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
KAL PANI AT THE SUB-MISSION
I have created a site-specific installation piece titled Kal Pani at THE SUB-MISSION, the special projects space at THE MISSION gallery in Chicago. The show will run through April 25th, 2015. An online catalogue is available here.
Bad At Sports featured Kal Pani as one of their Top 5 Weekend picks!
Also included in Chicago Magazine's What's Happening in Chicago Culture This Week.
ART WITHOUT ARTISTS: AGAINST THE ARTIST CEO
The newest installment from my writing partner and myself is live at 60 Inches from Center, click here to check it out!
RESPOND at SMACK MELLON
Really happy that my THUG/LIFE cards were accepted to be a part of this show, which is up through February 22nd, 2015 (click here for more info about the show). Holland Cotter of the New York Times gave the show a great review.
HATCH PROJECTS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2014-2015
I am an Artist in Residence with HATCH Projects at the Chicago Artists Coalition through 2015.
Check out my artist page here
CRITICAL MIXED RACE STUDIES CONFERENCE
Presented on the panel "Mixed Race Art: Hybrid Identities and Studio Practice" at the Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference at DePaul University.
WORDS WE LIVE BY
Pleased to be included in Larry Lee's latest Molar Production, my work will be at White Box and North Branch Projects, opening reception for both is June 6th, 6-9pm and check out the openings every Friday for the rest of the month!
THE WHITNEY BIENNIAL FOR ANGRY WOMEN
GENERATION SEX COLLABORATION with THEATRO LUNA
Happy to collaborate with the amazing ladies of Theatro Luna, a pan-Latina theatre organization in Chicago. You can read about my experience working with them here.
You can also read a review of the show in the San Francisco Examiner.
THE COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
On Saturday, February 15th from 2:30 to 5:30, I will be participating in a panel titled: Miscegenating Racial Representations: Critical Mized Race Strategies and the Visual Arts at the annual CAA conference in Chicago. Click here for full details.
THE MAKING OF ARTISTS
As part of my participation in a visiting artist program at Schurz High School facilitated by the MCA, I'll be showing my work alongside artists and AP art students at a gallery at Harold Washington College. Click here to read about it
CONVERSANT IN CATALOGUE FOR THE 2014 WHITNEY BIENNIAL
Whitney Biennial artist Pedro Velez included part of an interview with me in his contribution to the biennial catalogue (p. 393-394). You can read the unedited version of the interview with Eunsong Angela Kim on my tumblr by clicking here.
VISITING SCULPTURE FACULTY AT UVA
I will be at the University of Virginia for the Spring 2013 semester teaching Introduction to Sculpture and Intermediate/Advanced Sculpture. I was part of the faculty show in October 2012 titled New Natural History, the invitation can be found here.
TOUCHED BY VIRGINIA OCTOBER 2011
WORK FEATURED ON THE HUFFINGTON POST
click here My work is image #4
NEW BLOG: THIS BRIDGE CALLED MY BACK
Started a new blog where I will be developing my concept for the performance project I hope to include in the MFA show. It will chart the evolution of the project, my research, thoughts, and hopefully in the future will be a place for viewers to share their experiences of the piece.
I've also included the link in the navigation bar. Please feel free to comment on the blog and be part of its development.
PRESS RELEASE FOR JAVITS FELLOWSHIP
For some reason this wasn't coming up before, so, here is the press release for the Jacob K Javits Fellowship that I received last year.
REVIEW ON ARTNET
I was included in a review on artnet:
Read Article Here