Recent Events with Past Sacatar Fellows
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- Gregory Beyer (Music / USA 2004) presents “Traíra” – Arcomusical: Spinning in the Wheel – Berimbau Sextet No. 2
- Florence Neal (Visual Arts / USA 2018) presents “Waters of the Future” – Print Project & Sound Environment by Florence Neal & Michael Kowalski. Exhibition Dates: September 13 – October 16, 2021. Event: September 13, 1-5pm, Artist’s Intervention / Public Engagement. Sponsored by the Columbus State University Department of Art – Fulcrum Gallery, 1011 Broadway, Columbus, Georgia (on view 24/7).
Waters of the Future is an installation about water incorporating water-based block prints with a sound environment, “Water Music with Ichiyanagi Mix,” a suite of thirty musical miniatures by Michael Kowalski.
“What is the color of the water of the future?”
Waters of the Future reflects the responses to this question by over 170 people living in Brazil and the United States. Answers to the question are rendered visible through hand-carved, hand-printed woodcuts with water-based pigments on Japanese paper (washi) using the traditional (Ukiyo-e) Japanese printing technique or mokuhanga.
Join Us! September 13, 1 – 5 pm – The artist will be on-site to engage with visitors and hand-print visitor responses to the question while demonstrating the Japanese printing technique, mokuhanga. Each participant in the project will receive a “Waters of the Future” button designed by Florence.
The “Waters of the Future” (“As Águas do Futuro”) project began at the Sacatar Foundation in Bahia, Brazil (2018).
- Michael Zelehoski (Visual Arts / USA 2015) is part of The Armory Show with Tang Contemporary.
- Bia Gayotto (Visual Arts / USA – Brazil 2018) is thrilled that one of her recent works is included in the book “Embodied Forest” organized by Ecoartspace director Patricia Lee Watts, with essays by Lilian Fraiji and Sant Khalsa. The book includes 90 artists who use “knowledge and poetic freedom to help understand ecology in the Anthropocene and generate new sensibilities to an ethical relation to nature”. The book will be printed in October, and you may preorder it hereand here is a link to the fundraiser gallery including one of my works as well.
- Shimon Attie (Visual Arts / USA 2019) Join us on September 18th to view Shimon Attie’s Night Watch. From 7:15-7:35 p.m. the temporary art event will be viewable from the public Bay Walk at Pier 15 and 17. The Exploratorium is delighted to partner with Night Watch BOXBLUR at Catherine Clark Gallery and the Immersive Art Alliance to participate in the Bay Area’s first 2021 multi-city art+social justice event. Night Watch by artist Shimon Attie is a floating media arts installation that will activate in the San Francisco Bay and September 17-19. It will pass by Pier 15 on the evening of September 17th and will pause for a special 20 minute viewing at Exploratorium’s Pier 15 on September 18.
- Sophie Lecomte (Traditional Crafts / France 2004) is part of the exhibition “À même la Terre” at Centre Tignous d’Art Contemporain in Montreuil, France from September 9 to October 30, 2021.
- Faith Adiele’s (Literature / USA 2002 & 2010) review of Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu’s new installation at the San Francisco Legion of Honor, I Am Speaking, Are You Listening?, appeared in Hyperallergic. She was also interviewed about pandemic travel in the Toronto Star.
- Basir Mahmood (Moving Images / Pakistan 2014) is pleased to share that he will be having his solo presentation at KINDL Berlin. Curated by Kathrin Becker.
- It’s been a busy time for Faith Adiele (Literature / USA 2002 & 2010), who spent all of July as the artist-in-residence at Surel’s Place in Boise, Idaho. As part of her residency, she taught her first in-person workshop in 16 months, was featured in two public events, and was interviewed on two radio shows, The Lovely Afro on Radio Boise and Morning Edition – NPR Idaho. Her profile on hotelier Damon Lawrence and his hospitality brand focused on Black culture and history, Stay Homage, was published in Here Magazine. And finally, A World of Calm, the HBO series that she wrote two stories for, was recently nominated for (though did not win) a Critic’s Choice Real TV Award 2021 in the Best Structured Series category.
- Chandrahas Choudhury (Literature / India 2017) wrote the article “India’s economic miracle faces new challenges” for the Arab News.
- Mandy Morrison (Performance / USA 2018) is the recent recipient of an Individual Artist Grant for 2021 from the Tree of Life Foundation. On July 28, 2021, Mandy will be part of a group performance “Hold it Together: We Have Each Other” conceived by Maja Bekan (Netherlands/Serbia) and developed in 2020 during Covid. The performance will be part of a studio open house held at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn New York, where Maja Bekan is an artist-in-residence.
- Paulo Nazareth (Performance / Brazil 2014) has photographs of his works Notícias de America (2011-2012); Para Venda (2011); Para Cuando Ellos Me Busquen en el Desierto (2012); Cadernos de Africa (2014); Dancing with Myself (2016-2017) and Debut! (2018) as part of the Pinault Collection. And presented his performance work Moinho de Vento / Moinho by Paulo Nazareth as part of the inaugural cultural program of the new Bourse de Commerce museum in Paris, France.
- Hannah Morris‘ (Visual Arts / South Africa 2008) solo show of new collage paintings “On Second Thought” is on view through August 15th, 2021 at Northern Daughters Gallery in Vergennes, Vermont. There will be an in-person opening reception on Saturday, July 10, 3 to 6 p.m. Hannah will take part in a salon style interview at 5 p.m.
- Sook Jin Jo (Visual Arts / Korea 2001 & 2007) had the work created during her residency at Sacatar featured on the cover of Sculpture Magazine in the July / August 2021 issue.
- Sony Pictures Television Launches Diverse Writers Program With Sixteen Aspiring Scribes. And France-Luce Benson (English Literature / Haiti 2019) is one of them. Congratulations!
- Faith Adiele (Literature / USA 2002) wrote a poignant review of the audio memory archive for Black lives lost, “1-800 Happy Birthday,” that was published at hyperallergic.com: A Joyous, Sorrowful Archive of Birthday Messages for Lives Lost to Police. She also contributed a letter written to Biracial/Multiracial/Mixed Black girls to the recently published Dear Black Girl: Letters from Your Sisters on Stepping Into Your Power, edited by Tamara Winfrey-Harris (Letters to Black Girls Project). Faith also talks bandit territory on an episode of the new travel podcast “There She Goes!: travel stories told by the women who wrote them” and is featured in a brief bonus Q & A as well: Passing through Bandit Territory — there she goes. The podcast is co-hosted by the series editor of The Best Women’s Travel Writing: True Stories from Around the World, Lavinia Spaulding, and constant traveler, Kelly Chappie. Faith was also recently featured in a Washington Post article by Tanya Ward Goodman, “With airline altercations on the rise, a guide to best practices for bystanders.”
- Stacey Steers (Moving Images / USA 2006) announces that George Eastman Museum will be streaming a conversation to discuss her work and the Night Reels exhibition on Thursday, May 27th at 6:00pm EDT. Gordon Nelson, the curator, and Stacey will be speaking live from the galleries. The exhibition is open to the public through June 6th. Click here for a 360 virtual tour of the show.
- Bia Gayotto (Visual Arts / Brazil – USA 2018) is part of the exhibition “Abstraction/Not Abstraction: Recent Drawing and Painting in Los Angeles” a virtual group show curated by David DiMichele at I-Beam Gallery, with amazing artists Yvette Gellis, Virginia Katz, Constance Mallinson, Danny Shain and Marie Thibeault.
- Ayesha Harruna Attah (Literature / Ghana 2015) Her first young adult novel The Deep Blue Between was just released in Italian and it will be in the US in Spring 2022. Translations in Dutch, German and Brazilian Portuguese are forthcoming. And it will be soon available in West Africa! Click here for upcoming book events.
- Philip Boehm (Literature / USA 2016) – Brazos Bookstore and Goethe Pop-Up Houston presents Philip Boehm in conversation with Mimi Swartz for his translation of The Passenger by Ulrich Alexander Bochwitz. There will be a brief reading by Philip Boehm followed by a conversation with Mimi Swartz. On Tuesday, April 20, 2021 – 7:00pm. This event will be hosted on Zoom Webinar.
- Daniel Gwirtzman (Dance / USA 2003 & 2013) Contemporary Modern Class 90 minutes. A morning dance class designed to awaken the body and bring it to fullness regardless of the dancer’s day ahead! Geared toward an intermediate/advanced level, this modern class promotes an ease of movement, individual expression, and choreographies which blend casualness with precision, the Company’s signature style. Enjoy this spirited, high-energy class and Daniel’s engaging pedagogy. Suggested Class Donation $9/class. Click to register on our Eventbrite page.
- Join master artisan Joseph Cavalieri (Visual Arts / USA 2011 & 2017) for this live, two-hour Glass Expert Webinar My Glass Secrets for glasspatterns.com. On Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern.
- Lauri Lyons (Photography / USA 2008) is pleased to announce the Savannah African Art Museum is now an official sponsor of the Rest with Honor initiative to commemorate the Savannah African Burial Ground.
- Fran Siegel (Visual Arts / USA 2015) is part of the group show Space as Presence at the Long Beach Museum of Art with the site-specific work “Lineage Through Landscape”
- Candice Lin (Visual Arts / USA 2011) is part of the group show “Uma História Natural das Ruínas” with the video “Whole New Animal” at Pivo Arte Pesquisa in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
- Celia de Villiers (Traditional Crafts / South Africa 2004) will be part of the group show The Threads That Bind Us at The Viewing Room, Pretoria,South Africa.
- Michael Lowenthal (Literature / USA 2008) is pleased to announce his new book “Sex with Strangers”, a short story collection published by University of Wisconsin Press.
- Basir Mahmood (Video / Pakistan 2014) received the Ammodo Tiger Short Award for his film “Sunsets, Everyday“ from the International Film Festival Rotterdam – IFFR.
- Laurie Anderson (USA / Sacatar Solo 2016) presents The Norton Lectures, a series of six online events entitled Spending the War Without You: Virtual Backgrounds. Register for a Zoom link at Mahindra Humanities Center website.
- Mandy Morrison (Film / USA 2019) is part of the group show Codex along with Brandon Ables, Jason Charney and Adan Rodriguez from Jan 28 – Mar 13, 2021 at Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture.
- 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
- 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