Jos van der Pol
Liselot van der Heijden
Presentation and conversation with Monika Weiss and Alex Rivera. nomads&residents invites artists, guests, curators, critics, activists, travelers and passers-by to present insight into their practice, their ideas, histories, and drives. A forum for visitors in the arts: making connections, supporting networks, setting up meetings.
Saturday, March 16, 2002 7:00 pm
A presentation and conversation with Monika Weiss and Alex Rivera. A forum for visitors in the arts: making connections, supporting networks
On Alex Rivera:
Alex Rivera is a New York based digital media artist and filmmaker. Through the past 5 years he's made work in digital video and on the internet that addresses concerns of the Latino community through a language of humor, satire, and metaphor. His work has been screened at The Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum, Lincoln Center, on PBS, as well as at film festivals, universities, libraries, union halls, and community centers. Rivera has received support from various foundations including The Rockefeller Foundation, The Sundance Institute, Creative Capital, The Jerome Foundation, The New York Foundation for the Arts and The US/Mexico Fund for Culture.
To view some of his work, including his "longer dance re-mix bio" http://www.alexrivera.com
On Monika Weiss:
Monika Weiss collides intuition with concept, private narrative with history in multi-media installations. Working with drawing, photography, object, sound and video projection among others, the artist confronts Inflecting presence of catholic imagery in her work and in her interest in body as cultural signifier and physical envelop manipulated within a scene.
(Brief Bio) MFA Warsaw Academy of Art, Poland; exhibited in galleries and art centers in Warsaw, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Paris, Luxembourg among others, works in collections of Albertina Museum in Vienna(Austria) and Contemporary Art Museum in Lodz (Poland). Art residency at Georgia State University and Visiting Artist at Spelman College,Atlanta College of Art and more recently at the University of Maryland. Moved to New York area in 2001.
Some reviews of her work at:
16 Beaver Group
16 Beaver Street, 5th fl. New York, NY 10004
Big cities are in a continuous flux, with a coming and going of people who settle in, stay temporarily or move through. Newcomers enter this flux, become part of the life of the city, and make connections with others. The city, as a space, contains possibilities through the dynamic relationships between people, which may provoke an active engagement. Strangers become friends, ideas become practice, models are being transformed into action. NOMADS & RESIDENTS makes connections with people who live here and with people who visit, by setting up an active network of collaborators, and creating and organizing public events in a variety of places. NOMADS &RESIDENTS invites artists, guests, curators, critics, activists, travelers and passers-by to present insight into their practice, their ideas, histories, and drives.
The curatorial and organizing group of NOMADS & RESIDENTS consists of New York based and temporary residents. They actively seek out information about who is coming to New York and when, they invite guests to present his/her ideas and solicit the involvement of spaces where these presentations can take place. They welcome advice, ideas and the enthusiastic support of others. The events will be partly informal and casual, and will focus on exchanging ideas, initiating new projects and networks. They will also include short presentations, lectures, talks, sideshows, small exhibitions, performances, discussions. Priority will be given to proposals that could become projects that will be shared among the participants, to a practice that can make resources and ideas available for common use.
Liesbeth Bik (artist, The Netherlands)
Catherine Ruello (curator/organizer, New York)
Heather Felty (curator, New York)
Andrea Geyer (artist, New York)
Ashley Hunt (artist, New York)
Gordon Knox (New York based initiator and organizer)
Jan Kopp (artist, France)
Peter Lasch (artist, New York)
John Menick (artist, New York)
Phill Niblock (artist, New York)
Olu Oguibe (New York based artist/curator)
Cesare Pietroiusti (artist, Italy)
Jos van der Pol (artist, the Netherlands)
Annette Schindler (curator, Switzerland)
Shelly Silver (artist, New York)
Wolfgang Staehle (artist, New York)
Valerie Tevere (artist, New York)
Liselot van der Heijden (artist, New York)
Ben Young (writer, New York)
Image: Monika Weiss, Koiman
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