Monday, July 24, 2017

Fwd: Salon Tomorrow and Two Open Call Opportunities

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International Studio & Curatorial Program

July 2017 Newsflash

Marius Ritiu, The Global Citizen, 2017, hand carved wood and hammered copper plates,
36 × 38 × 7 in. each.

July 25, 2017

Salon: Nicanor Araoz and
Marius Ritiu

Join us tomorrow evening for artist talks by residents Nicanor Araoz and Marius Ritiu. 

Nicanor Araoz will speak about his work through poetry and free association, a technique used in psychoanalysis. Araoz's practice explores the body, disintegration and nature in relation to homicide, torture and pain. In his talk, he will also address how psychedelia influences his work, and his interest in the film Perdues dans New York (1989), the artist Leigh Bowery and the theorist Georges Bataille.

In his practice, Marius Ritiu explores ideas surrounding travel, motion, migration and cosmology, reflecting on the importance and/or triviality of heritage, borders, nationhood. Ritiu will speak about his ongoing series entitled The Global Citizen. For these sculptural works, he collects wood adorned with pre-Christian symbols from the ancient region Maramures in Romania. He cuts and reassembles the wood to form 12 pentagons, and uses a unique Roma processing method to then superimpose Belgian copper plates on top.
  • Date and Time: Tuesday, July 25, 6:30–8pm
  • Location: ISCP's second floor lounge
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Kiluanji Kia Henda: A City Called Mirage, installation view of the gallery, 2017. Photo by Martin Parsekian


June 27–October 6, 2017 

Kiluanji Kia Henda:
A City Called Mirage

A City Called Mirage, an exhibition by Kiluanji Kia Henda, current resident at ISCP and winner of the 2017 Frieze Artist Award, is now on view in ISCP's second floor gallery. 

A City Called Mirage is the first solo exhibition by the Luanda-based artist in the United States. Henda considers the birth, life and death of modern cities by looking at real cities and their 3D models in an immersive four-channel video installation, as well as three interconnected series of photographs.

Kiluanji Kia Henda (born 1979, Luanda, Angola) works with photography, video and performance. His work has been exhibited at institutions including Tate Liverpool, 2017; SCAD Museum, Savannah, 2016; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2016, and National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 2015, and he has participated in the 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience, New Museum, New York; Dakar Biennale, 2014; the Venice Biennale, 2007; and the Luanda Triennale, 2007.

On Tuesday, August 29, Dariel Cobb, PhD candidate in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Art and Architecture at MIT, will discuss A City Called Mirage with Kiluanji Kia Henda.

Read here an interview with Kia Henda by Nadia Sesay about the exhibition in the art magazine Contemporary And (C&)

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Studio installation by ISCP alumna and Cree artist from the Gordon First Nation, Judy Anderson, Spring 2016 Open Studios. Photo by Martin Parsekian

Open Call: Indigenous Artist's Residency at ISCP

ISCP invites professional artists who are First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to apply for a six-month residency, from July 1 – December 31, 2018. This residency will support the development of an Indigenous artist, expand discourses on Indigenous art, and foster deeper international collaboration with New York City and Indigenous artistic communities.

Benefits include 24-hour access to a private furnished studio space; regular studio visits from visiting critics and an appointed advisor; field trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues; participation in artist talks and Open Studios; and opportunity to take part in ISCP's exhibition program and offsite projects.

This call is open only to Indigenous contemporary artists with Canadian passports, working in all mediums. Applicants must be eligible to receive funding as Indigenous artists from the Canada Council for the Arts, and they may not be ISCP alumni or residents in another studio program at the same time as the Indigenous Artist's Residency.

Applications are accepted by email to by August 1, 2017 indicating "Indigenous Artist's Residency" in the subject line.

Click here to learn more about the two-step application process and download the application. 

Ayesha Kamal Khan, studio installation from ISCP Spring 2016 Open Studios. Photo by Martin Parsekian

Open Call: 
The New York Community Trust Van Lier Residency at ISCP

ISCP is now accepting applications for a fully-funded six-month residency, from March 1–August 31, 2018, by The New York Community Trust's Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund for talented, culturally diverse, economically disadvantaged young artists who are New York City-based.

The residency program includes 24-hour access to a private furnished studio space and an exhibition or public project supported by ISCP staff and funded by the New York Community Trust. The funding also includes living and materials stipend of approximately $790 per month.

Applicant must be aged 30 or younger (applicant's date of birth must be August 31, 1988 or later), identify as a person of color, demonstrate financial need, and be a New York City resident. All applicants must be United States citizens or legal Permanent Residents of the United States, 18 years or older, may not be enrolled in any degree or other studio program.

Applications are accepted by email to by September 1, 2017. 

Click here to view the full description of the Open Call and to download the application.

Alumni Spotlight: 

Jennifer Tee exhibits work at London's Kunstraum and Camden Arts Centre

Sculpture, installation, and performance artist Jennifer Tee currently has a solo show, Structures of Recollection and Perseverance, at Kunstraum, London. She creates a total environment, in a display structure inspired by the exhibition design of Brazilian Neo-Concrete artist Hélio Oiticica. In parallel, she is exhibiting Let It Come Down at Camden Arts Center. The ephemeral work is made of rare, dried black tulip petals and will transform over time, slowly fading in the daylight.

Tee will have a solo show at ISCP in March 2018. Save the date!  
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