Recent Events with Past Sacatar Fellows
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- Kubra Khademi (Visual Arts / Afghanistan > France 2019) is pleased to announce the opening of her solo show “From the Two Page Book” at Gallery Eric Mouchet in Paris, France from Jan 30 – Mar 16, 2021.
- Sidiki Conde (Music / Guinea & USA 2004) participated in Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online. The program was produced by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. This online series celebrates the artistry of fifty of New York City’s leading immigrant performers and diverse cultural traditions from around the world found in New York City, while furthering the public’s understanding and appreciation of their work in these difficult times.
- Faith Adiele (Literature / USA 2002 & 2010) wrote two episodes in the new HBO Max mini-documentary series “A World of Calm”, which premiered in October 2020. She also had several essays published recently: “The New Old Vocabulary” in the anthology, Alone Together: Love, Grief & Comfort in the Time of COVID, from which sales go to benefit indie bookstores; “The Eye Exam,” which appears in The Offing and discusses race, identity and medicine; and “A Family Project,” about meeting and getting naked with long-lost Finnish family, included in The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 12: True Stories from Around the World, edited by Lavinia Spalding and illustrated by Colette Hannahan.
- Okwei Odili (Music / Nigeria and Brazil 2013) has just released the song “A Lua” in partnership with Banda Aweto on all musical platforms
- Daniel Melim (Visual Arts / Portugal 2013) is pleased to announce the opening of his solo show “Sete – Estrelo” at Monitor Lisbon Gallery on Friday November 13th, from 2 – 8 pm, in the context of Lisbon Art Weekend 2020. The show will be on view from November 13, 2020 – January 23, 2021
- Marija Stojnic (Film and Video / Serbia 2017) latest film “Speak so I can see you” will be featured online on the following venues: Escales Documentaires-International Festival Of Creative Documentary and Listapad Minsk International Film Festival
Marija Stojnic invites former Sacatar fellows writers and poets for collaboration:
“Dear former fellows and friends of Sacatar, in 2017 I had the privilege to capture bits and pieces of life on Itaparica and at Instituto Sacatar, which I intend to turn into a series of miniatures for non-commercial use. In some of these miniatures I would like to collaborate with other fellows who found themselves in the same place at a different time, and include your poetry or other short forms of writing like thoughts, dreams, excerpts from essays etc. The written work should either thematically be connected to Bahia, Itaparica, Brasilian heritage or contemporary issues and challenges of the region, or in some way reflect the experience of the residency. Works in Portuguese and English are welcome to apply.”
For more info, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Reference video: Iemanja Song, Dona Cici
- Fred Martin (Visual Arts / France 2013 & 2018) presents his latest work “PYRA” (Burned wood, branches and plaster cast of faces) on view at Parcours des Lum’rottes, Quevaucamps, Belgium from 24th october – 7 november 2020
- Marcio Junqueira (Literature / Brazil 2018) launches the poem book “Sábado” on November 4, 2020 at Feira Flamboia. Check out the audiovisual version of the poem with images and edition by Xavier Marrades.
- Solange Lima (Circus Arts / Brazil & France 2005) presents the children show entitled “Dans la Cabane” on November 19, 2020 at Salle de l’Ancien Cinéma Merlen in Gravelines, France.
- Gerald Cyrus (Photography / USA 2002 & 2011) exhibits six of his Itaparica 2011 portraits at the group show Uptown Triennial 2020 at Columbia University Wallach Art Gallery in NYC from Sept. 24 – Dec. 13, 2020
- Pat Oleszko (Performance / USA 2008 & 2017) is part of the group show entitled “Living Things” curated by Marie Catalano from October 28 – November 28, 2020 at JTT Gallery in NYC.
- Bia Gayotto (Brazil / USA 2018) is showing in the virtual exhibition Suturo organized by Durden and Ray gallery, together with so many incredible artists and poets! Her artwork contribution was inspired by Eve Luckring’s poem.
- William Adjété Wilson (France 2013) invites for the opening of his solo show “Tissages et métissages” Textile and appliqué collages on October 13 and 14, 2020 at MAM Gallery, Douala – Cameroon
- Michael Zelehoski (USA 2015) is proud to announce two current solo shows: ALL OF THIS AND NOTHING at The Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art / Beijing and ZELEHOSKI: NEW WORK at Bernay Fine Art / New York.
- Amy Campion (USA 2012), Antics and Vision Paradox partnered to produce a series of six short films called “Hip Hop Dancers Talk About Why They Vote”. We hope to inspire young people to vote and participate in our democracy. Join us in GOTV efforts by posting and sharing these videos with every young person you know! #VotingIsCool
- Lauri Lyons (USA 2008) will teach the Virtual Class: Social Justice & Diversity in the Media. Date Start: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 / Date End: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 / Time: 7:30-10:30 p.m. (US Eastern Time)
- Brenda Rios (Mexico 2019) has just published the fictional book “La suma de las noches”. The work is available in ePUB.
- Mark Steven Greenfield (USA 2013) invites to the opening of his exhibition “Black Madonna” at the William Turner Gallery on Saturday, September 19, from 11 am to 7 pm. The exhibition runs from September 22 to November 28, 2020.
- Étienne Yver (France 2009) participates in the multidisciplinary event “Préludes” that takes place on Sunday 27 September 2020 at 18h at Maison Heinrich Heine in Paris.
- Celia de Villiers (South Africa 2004) and her partner Kris van’t Hof will be part of the Contextile Textile Art Biennial that happens in Guimaraes, Portugal from 5 september — 25 october 2020 along with 870 artists from 65 countries.
Celia has been asked to do a short talk about the two large artworks (180x180cm each) they made in collaboration with the Intuthuko Collective of embroiderers in South Africa.
- Angèle Etoundi Essamba (Netherlands 2019) invites for her latest group exhibition INSIDE BLACK! at Arte et Amicitiae Gallery from Sept 5 – 27, 2020 in Amsterdam.
- Performance ÈTÙTÙ by Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya Akirash (Nigeria / USA 2015) at Carver Museum ATX in Austin, Texas.
- Curator and writer Marina Fokidis (Greece 2019) would like to share with you the text “Digging into the Future: An Account of Notions of Time and Place” writen during her residency at Sacatar, which is part of a collection of essays on globalism called “Navigating the Planetary – A guide to the planetary art world – its past, present, and potentials”. Editors: Kimberly Bradley and Hildengund Amanshauser
- Alice Miceli (Brazil 2011 & 2016) was announced as one of the 27 recipients of the Bogliasco Foundation‘s Fall 2020 Fellowships.
- Stephanie Griffin (Canada 2019) participated at Live stream: Accidental Music Festival 2020 on May 30, 2020
- Cristina Megía (Spain 2014) invites you to watch the video of her work “El desnudo del Guerrero” done at José Guerrero Center, in Granada, Spain in June 1st, 2020.
- Mark Steven Greenfield (USA 2013) participates at the Los Angeles County art show We Are Here / Here We Are with his totem sculpture “Homage to Mestre Didi”
- Philip Boehm (USA 2016) made the shortlist for the 2020 Helen & Kurt Wolff Prize, which is awarded each spring to honor an outstanding literary translation from German into English published in the USA the previous year.
- Angèle Etoundi Essamba (Netherlands 2019) invites to her solo exhibition 35 Years of Photography at Gallery 23 Contemporary African Art Amsterdam from February 16 to March 22, 2020. On Sunday 23 February at 4 pm the presentation of Essamba’s latest book RENAISSANCE (designed in Bahia by Ines Grimaux Studio) will take place and we will also open the exhibition ‘Breaking The Stereotypical’ in the presence of the artist.
- News from Carolyne Wright (USA 2018): 1) She won First Place in the first Airlie Press Single Poem Prize, for her poem, “KZ”, and a Finalist designation for her poem “Ghazal for Emilie Parker” (which was translated to Portuguese by the author with Emanuella Leite Rodrigues de Moraes). 2) A review by Coal Hill Review of her most recent book, This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems, a copy of which is in the Sacatar library! 3) Her memoir essay, “The Blind Man,” appeared in the online journal, Shark Reef, Issue 35, Winter 2020.
- Carol Barton (USA 2001) would like to inform about her workshop on “Pop-Ups and Sculptural Books” at the International Center for the Arts in Monte Castello, Italy from May 24 – June 7, 2020.
- Jeffrey Long (USA 2001) solo exhibition “PLACES SEEN AND IMAGINED” opens on Saturday, January 25th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Desta Gallery San Anselmo, CA
- Melanie Baker (USA 2003) invites for her solo exhibition “The Optimates” from January 10 – February 22, 2020 at Cristin Tierney Gallery NY
- Nana Oforiatta Ayim (Ghana 2016) is creating a 54-volume encyclopedia on African culture
- Maja Klaric (Croatia 2012 & 2019), wrote about her experience at Sacatar during the Ecological Session in 2019 in Croatian magazine Sensa, one of the most popular and long-lasting magazines in Croatia. January/2020 edition
- Viga Gordilho (Brazil 2004) invites to the exhibition “Trilhas de Cristal” at the Museum of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, Portugal. December 13-19, 2019
- Erman (Cuba / USA 2006) interSectionality: Diaspora Art from the Creole City, Nov. 14, 2019 – Mar. 20, 2020 at The Cocoran School of the Arts and Design – The George Washington University, Flagg Building, 500 17th Street – Washington, D.C.
- Estabrak (Iran / UK 2018) wants to share with you all a short documentary about her work and her recent project Sea; the remains between in exhibition at Ferens Art Gallery, Queen Victoria Square, Hull HU1 3RA, UK from 16 November 2019 – 23 February 2020
- Basir Mahmood (Pakistan 2014) will be presenting a film at the Second Karachi Biennale, curated by Mohammad Zeeshan. The work would be shown from dusk till dawn – through the night – at the Jehangir Kothari Parade, in Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim, Karachi. Dates: 26 OCT – 12 NOV
- Florence Neal (USA 2018) invites for her print installation Waters of the Future at Five Myles gallery from October 12 – November 17, 2019
Sandra Brewster (Canada 2017) will be showing her latest work Sandra Brewster: Blur in the Jackman Gallery, second floor of the AGO – Art Gallery of Ontario. The opening reception is on Wednesday July 24, 6-9pm in the Tannebaum Sculpture Atrium, first floor. The exhibition will run until March, 2020
- Fábio Duarte (Brazil 2016 & 2018) teaches the workshop “Pictorialism in Mobile Photography” that takes place on Sunday, July 14. He also participates in the group show “O Olhar: O que Vemos nos Afeta” with 30 Bahian photographers during the Festival A Gosto da Fotografia that takes place at CAIXA Cultural Salvador
- Meredith Lackey (USA 2016) is happy to be hosted by SHADOW KITCHEN for a screening of her short film, Cablestreet, followed by a live narrated excursion into liaising with hackers in the field. Screening on June 4, 2019 at 8PM at Coaxial, 1815 S Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90016
- Dany Leriche and Jean-Michel Fickinger (France 2009 & 2014) invite for the photo exhibition Esprit du Mali, Donsow et Korédugaw at Grand Theatre d’Angers on Place du Ralliement, 49100 Angers, France from June 11 to October 6, 2019
- Karen Ostrom (Canada/USA 2013 & 2016) and Maristela Ribeiro (Brazil 2007) are part of the group show Prisma at the Museu Regional de Arte in Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil. From 16.may to 31.July, 2019
- Mauricio Adinolfi (Brazil 2017) is participating in the 3rd Bienal Internacional de Arte Gaia from April 24 to August 20, 2019 in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
- Sook Jin Jo (Korea 2001 & 2007) was invited to join as a Master Artist in Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, for the session of Oct 13 — Nov 2, 2019
- “Trumpiad”, the new book by Evan Eisenberg (USA 2006 & 2010), is now available at Amazon, Goodreads and Google Books
- Ines Raphaelian (Brazil 2003) is curating the show “Correlações Entre Variáveis Aleatórias: Julio Plaza e Nelson Leirner” at Galeria Marília Razuk in São Paulo from March 30 to April 27, 2019. Opening reception: March 30 from 11am to 4pm
- Eduardo Kac (Brazil 2002) invites for his solo exhibition “Inner Telescope” at Henrique Faria Fine Art, New York from March 28–May 11, 2019. Opening reception: March 28, Thursday, 6–9 pm.
Kac’s first solo exhibition in the gallery, Inner Telescope features an artwork that the artist conceived specifically for zero gravity and realized in outer space with the cooperation of French astronaut Thomas Pesquet. In the works on view—including original drawings, photographs, embroideries, an installation, and video—we see the conceptualization, realization, and visual expression of the first artwork that was literally made outside of our home planet
- Three of the nine laureates of the PIPA Prize awarded to date are Sacatar alumni. They are: PAULO NAZARETH (Sacatar 2014 / PIPA Winner 2016); ALICE MICELI (Sacatar 2011 & 2016 / PIPA Popular Vote 2014 & PIPA Winner 2014); VIRGINIA DE MEDEIROS (Sacatar 2007 / PIPA Popular Vote 2015 & PIPA Winner 2015). LUCIANA MAGNO (Sacatar 2016) won the PIPA Online prize in 2015
And five of this year’s nominees are also Sacatar alumni: ÍCARO LIRA (Sacatar 2014); ROMY POCZTARUK (Sacatar 2014); LOUISE BOTKAY (Sacatar 2017); LUCIANA MAGNO (Sacatar 2016) and PAULO NIMER PJOTA (Sacatar 2015)
- Laurie Anderson (USA / Sacatar Solo 2016) won Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance at the 2019 Grammy Awards with the album LANDFALL Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet.