I’m jurying an open call exhibition, FRESH 2021 at SoLA Contemporary. Deadline is June 15, 2021. Exhibition dates are July 28 – August 28, 2021. Two participating artists who are currently or recently enrolled in BFA programs will be awarded solo exhibitions this fall.
On January 27, The Getty announced the 45 Southern California institutions participating in Pacific Standard Time: Art x Science x LA in 2024. I am thrilled to be collaborating with Victoria Vesna, Director of UCLA Art Sci Center to curate Atmosphere of Sound: Sonic Art in Times of Climate Disruption. The research phase of the project consists of artist residencies, panel discussions, and workshops on the UCLA campus. The exhibition in 2024 will be hosted by UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance.
“How to Change” is a limited series for KCET’s Southland Sessions. My columns between June 2020-June 2021 have addressed changing arts institutions from the inside, promoting your art in the absence of open galleries and museums, using your art for social change, exhibiting art in unconventional settings, artists parenting, and teaching studio art online.
An undertaking of nearly two years, Jaishri Abichandani: Flower-Headed Children is the first comprehensive museum survey of New York-based artist and organizer Jaishri Abichandani’s varied creative production. The mid-career survey exhibition has been postponed due to COVID-19 but is now slated for January 30 – May 8, 2022 at the Craft Contemporary in Los Angeles.
I have a contribution, “Letter to a Radical Mom,” in the Routledge collection La Pocha Nostra: A Handbook for the Rebel Artist in a Post-Democratic Society.
May 20 UCLA Art Sci panel “Value(s) of NFT Art” with Christiane Paul, Alex May, Tamiko Thiel, and myself.
May 5 2021 RISD panel “Digital Gold? What Artists Need to Know About NFTs,” hosted by RISD and organized by Brian Droitcour of Art in America. This is in conjunction with my article for the magazine about the value and risks of NFT technology for contemporary artists. I’ll be joining Shepard and Amanda Fairey, Tina Rivers Ryan, and Anne Morgan Spalter. Video and bibliography at the link.
I’m delighted to have been included in The Feminist Art Project’s Day(s) of Panels: Ecofeminisms, taking place online February 12-13, 2021. My presentation on Friday February 12 at 3:30-5pm EST is archived here.
I organized a series of artist dialogues for Baik Art in 2020-21 featuring Mithu Sen and Jaishri Abichandani, Shinique Smith and Mella Jaarsma, Elana Mann and Jiha Moon, and Elliott Hundley and Entang Wiharso.
My essay “Virtual Eyes: Art Criticism in the Online Gallery” was published in conjunction with the debut issue of MARCH in December 2020.
My recent contributions to X-TRA include “Unstable Connections” and “Black Mirrors: Hammons, Wilson, and Julien on Capital in the Art Market” as well as a video conversation with fellow X-TRA editor Travis Diehl.
Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas Vol. 5, Issue 3 (Dec 2019): “Special Issue: Challenging Hegemony within the South Asian Diaspora” edited by Jaishri Abichandani, Santhi Kavuri Bauer, and Anuradha Vikram
Thoughts on sea level rise, climate change, migration, and the last Venice Biennale: Read my write-up of May You Live in Interesting Times, “Collapses: The Venice Biennale and the End of History” in Art Practical 11.1: All the World’s End.