We hope you will come to the thesis shows for the DIAP MFA class of 2018!
Lorenna Gomez-Sanchez /// Teen DreamInstallationOne Night Only Event: Tuesday, May 8th, 7pm – 9pm
Directions – The Living Gallery Outpost, 246 E 4th St, New York, NY 10009
Matthew Mottel /// CHARAS IS ALIVE ON SPACESHIP EARTHclick for more infoOpening Reception: Wednesday May 9th, 6pm – 8pm
Exhibition: May 9th – 12th
Directions – Loisaida Center, 710 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009
Lori Brungard /// QualiaDirections – The City College of New York, Shepard Hall, 259 Convent Ave, Rm 408, DIAP Studio—Past:
Karla Carballar /// Oscillations
(Preview: Thursday, April 26th. 6:30pm – 8:30 pm.)
Reception/Event: Friday, April 27th, 6:30pm – 9pm.
Directions – The City College of New York, Shepard Hall building, Room S-305, 160 Convent Ave (Below 138th St.), New York, NY 10031
Brick Shoemaker /// Total Noise
click for more infoReception/Event: Sunday, April 29th, 4pm – 6pm.Directions – The Sheridan, 1829 West Farms Rd, Bronx, NY 10460—
February 27, 2018 talk at 6- 8pm in the DIAP Studios
D. Graham Burnett
D. Graham Burnett works at the intersection of historical inquiry and artistic practice. He is interested in experimental/experiential approaches to textual material, pedagogical modes, and hermeneutic activities traditionally associated with the research humanities. Recent (collaborative) performances and exhibitions include: “The Work of Art Under Conditions of Intermittent Accessibility” (Palais de Tokyo, Paris); “The Trochilus Exercise” (Asian Arts Theater, Gwangju, South Korea); “Boğaziçi Rolls” (SALT-Galata, Istanbul), “The Ketchem Screen” (Manifesta 11, Zurich), and “Schema for a School” (2015 Ljubljana Biennial). Several of these projects emerged in association with the speculative historiographical collective known as ESTAR(SER). Burnett trained in History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University, and currently teaches at Princeton University. He is an editor at the Brooklyn-based Cabinet magazine, and the author of a number of books and essays.
March 9, 2018 studio visits 6- 7:30pm (6 total) and 8:30pm talk/performance
in the DIAP Studios
Audrey Chen and Martha Colburn
Audrey Chen uses the cello, voice and occasional analog electronics, to delve into her own version of narrative and non-linear storytelling. Her playing explores the combination and layering of the homemade analog synthesizer, preparations and traditional and extended techniques in both the voice and cello. Recent projects, aside from performing solo, include her long running voices duo with London based artist, Phil Minton. Her most recent album releases (2013) include, a quartet LP with Nate Wooley, C. Spencer Yeh and Todd Carter on Monotype (Warsaw), and a duo record with Phil Minton on Subrosa (Brussels). Chen has performed across Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, Argentina, Canada and the USA. http://www.audreychen.com/
Martha Colburn is an artist filmmaker based in Pennsylvania, USA and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She travels extensively exhibiting and lecturing on her work. She has a B.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art and MA equivalent from Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunst in the Netherlands. Her films are included in a number of exhibitions and films premiering in Sundance Film Festival (a collaboration with the performance artist ‘Narcissister’ and she is included in the Rotterdam International Film Festival with a live performance with composer Jeroen Kimmans’ musical group ‘Orquesta del Tiempo Perdido’ and her newest film, created with a grant from the Creative Capital Foundation Award for film ‘Western Wild…or how I found Wanderlust and met Old Shatterhand’. http://marthacolburn.com/about/
March 28, 2018 talk at 6pm in the DIAP Studios
Taeyoon Choi is an artist, educator, and activist based in New York and Seoul. His art practice involves performance, electronics, drawings, and installations that form the basis for storytelling in public spaces. He co-founded the School for Poetic Computation where he continues to organize sessions and teach classes. He is a fellow at the Data and Society Research Institute for 2017-2018. http://taeyoonchoi.com/
April 17, 2018 talk at 2pm in the DIAP Studios
Aliza Shvarts’ work deals broadly with queer and feminist understandings of reproductive labor and temporality. Using text, video, sculpture, sound, and performance, she explores questions of duration, as well as how the body can function as a political organ in time. She holds a BA from Yale University and is completing a PhD in Performance Studies at NYU. Her artwork has appeared at the Slought Foundation in Philadelphia, MoMA PS1 in New York, and the Tate Modern in London. Her writing has appeared in TDR: The Drama Review, Extensions: The Online Journal of Embodiment, and Technology, Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, and The Brooklyn Rail, among other publications. She was a 2014 recipient of the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, a 2014-2015 Helena Rubinstein Fellow in Critical Studies at the Whitney Independent Study Program, and is currently a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In May 2018, Artspace (New Haven) will present a survey exhibition of her work entitled Off Scene. www.alizashvarts.com
May 2, 2018 talk at 2pm in the DIAP Studios
Allison is a computer programmer, poet, educator and game designer whose teaching and practice address the unusual phenomena that blossom when language and computers meet, with a focus on artificial intelligence and computational creativity. She is a Teacher at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, where she earned her master’s degree in 2008.
Named “Best Maker of Poetry Bots” by the Village Voice in 2016, Allison’s computer-generated poetry has recently been published in Ninth Letter and Vetch. She is the author of “@Everyword: The Book” (Instar, 2015), which collects the output of her popular long-term automated writing project that tweeted every word in the English language. The word game “Rewordable,” designed by Allison in collaboration with Adam Simon and Tim Szetela, was published by Penguin Random House in August 2017 after a successful round of Kickstarter funding. Her first full-length book of computer-generated poetry, “Articulations,” was published by Counterpath in 2018. www.decontextualize.com
DIAP MFA Current Student:
Brick Shoemaker (MFA 2018) is a part SHED, a group of four artist who received one of the Queen’s Council on the Art’s Artist Commissioning Program Grants for 2017-2018. As part of the grant’s fulfillment they are hosting a public studio showing in their work space in Elmhurst, Queens on Sunday, February 25th from 1-3PM. Drinks and snacks and art on display and all are welcome.
SHED Open Studio
February 25th 1-3PM
88-10 Whitney, Ave, Basement (Floor B)
Elmhurst, NY 11373
DIAP MFA Recent Graduate:
Priyanka Dasgupta & Chad Marshall’s installation considers the current plight of American immigration, by revisiting the paths that Blacks and early twentieth century Bengali sailors took to the United States, through the holds of slave ships and steamship boiler rooms. “The New Colossus”—the sonnet by Emma Lazarus engraved on the Statue of Liberty base—echoes through the installation: translated into Yoruba and Bengali, and set to traditional music by the artists’ collaborators Moses Mabayoje and Monjula Datta.
Tyler Coburn‘s one seat from Ergonomic Futures installed for long-term use at Centre Pompidou, Paris (gallery 10), NaturallySpeaking in “Open Codes,” ZKM, Karlsruhe, “Walkthrough,” a restaging of Revital Cohen and Tuur van Balen’s exhibition at Brakke Grond — opening January 7th, 4pm, “The Unfinished Object,” an expanded talk at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds — January 10th, 6pm, I’m that angel in After Effects, curated by Laurel Ptak, Center for Contemporary Art Estonia, December 9th. Excerpt from I’m that angel published in Visions of the Now (Sternberg Press), Waste Management discussed in “From Trash to Waste: On Art’s Media Geology” by Yvonne Volkart Schmidt, Texte Zur Kunst #108
DIAP faculty João Enxuto and Erica Love were awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Artist Fellowship in Digital/Electronic Arts and a Creative Capital Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for their Contemporary.Institute. They too participated with Tyler Coburn in After Effects, curated by Laurel Ptak, Center for Contemporary Art Estonia, December 9th.
Tyler Coburn, João Enxuto and Erica Love will be screening their work for After Effects at Anthology Film Archive on Thursday March 1, 2018 from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. All are invited to attend!
Erik Sanner’s Martian Weed and Pest Utility Research at Agrikultura
Agrikultura is an triennial exhibition of public artworks, installations, meals, performances, urban interventions, and events to take place outdoors in Hyllie, Malmo, in July/August 2017.
June 10 – August 27, 2017
In celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the passage of women’s suffrage in New York State, Seen and Heard explores the use of the arts as a catalyst for social change. Artists have played key roles in social and political movements throughout history, altering the ways in which people view and think about the world. Whether performance, music, or visual, art of any medium has the power to challenge assumptions and inspire passions as nothing else can, and artists harness that power to analyze humanity, initiate tough conversations, protest injustice, and affect emotional and systematic change.
Initially inspired by Barbara Kruger’s Who Speaks? Who is Silent?, a monumental work in the Everson’s collection that addresses the implication of silence and representation for women, Seen and Heard features the work of nine contemporary artists alongside key works from the Museum’s permanent collection. Through this presentation, the exhibition considers the history of social and political activism in the arts and invites visitors to participate in a timely conversation about equal rights and civic engagement. The nine artists, Mildred Beltré, Yvonne Buchanan, Cassils, Lionel Cruet, Stella Marrs, Jessica Posner, Jessica Putnam-Phillips, Kevin Snipes, and Holly Zausner, share a passion for social equality and justice, and their work builds upon the extensive history of art as a form of activism. Working in sculpture, installation, printmaking, ceramics, photography, and video, each artist explores the language and tactics of protest in both subtle and overt ways.
Through their work, artists drive people to act, think, and feel deeply and with a greater sense of empathy. At this critical time, the Everson remains committed to providing a safe place for peaceful civic engagement. By presenting Seen and Heard, the Museum hopes to empower citizens to participate in the local democratic process by sharing their unique perspectives, to create positive change, and to continue to position the Everson as a community resource for activism through the arts.
Seen and Heard is accompanied by a series of public programs and events throughout the summer, an artist-in-residence program in partnership with SaltQuarters, and an exhibition through a partnership with the Photography and Literacy Project, also on view at the Everson.
Voice Reading, Mail to:, 2013
Sound installation, speaker, lectern and desk lamp
Borrowing imagery from diverse sources—West African iconography, political movements, planar geometry, plant growth, and sports—Mildred Beltré’s playful abstract constructions are metaphors for the complexity of human relationships.
Based in Syracuse, NY, Yvonne Buchanan uses video, animation, photography, illustration, drawing, and installation to create narratives of survival strategies. Her work often focuses on the black body as object, symbol and story, an embodiment of curiosity, and a “dark” and weighty presence.
Listed by the Huffington Post as “one of ten transgender artists who are changing the landscape of contemporary art,” Cassils uses their own body as a form of social sculpture, creating works that offer shared experiences for contemplating histories of violence, representation, struggle, and survival.
Lionel Cruet is a contemporary artist best known for depicting the interactive nature of the environment using digital printing, performance, and installations. Cruet lives in both New York City and San Juan, Puerto Rico, and frequently collaborates with other artists, as well as musicians, students, writers, and communities.
Stella Marrs is an interdisciplinary artist whose work addresses environmental issues and feminism. Through collage, printmaking, and installation, Marrs seeks to open new relationships and redefine public space.
Jessica Posner is a feminist artist working in a world where women’s bodies are objects. She creates experiences, objects, images, and language in response to cultural, historical, and structural violence against feminine subjects.
Drawing influence from her service as a military intelligence specialist in the United States Air Force, Jessica Putnam-Phillips juxtaposes US service women in combat with the domestic and decorative nature of ceramic heirloom tableware in order to challenge the entrenched ideas of domesticity and gender roles while exposing the social and cultural issues faced by military women.
Currently based in Pittsburgh, PA, Kevin Snipes combines his love of constructing unconventional pottery forms with an obsessive need to draw on everything that he produces, creating a uniquely dynamic body of work that addresses the eccentricities of human interaction.
Working in both Berlin and New York City, Holly Zausner explores questions of identity, gender, and place through her work in sculpture, film, and collage.