EFA Project Space

EFA Project Space A collaborative, cross-disciplinary space producing exhibitions, artist projects & the SHIFT Residenc

EFA Project Space is a 3,000 square foot exhibition space that resides in the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts building in Midtown Manhattan. The ultimate goal of the program is to generate a cumulative and an ever-adapting platform for considering diverse creative practices (from performance to installation, to new media, to craft, to discursive projects, to street art, to ephemera) on an equal

plane. We present five critical contemporary exhibitions per season in collaboration with a diverse range of curators, cultural organizations, collectives, and artists—continually reaching out to the individuals and groups that shape culture today. In order to provide a dynamic and accessible exchange with the content and its creators, we host a multitude of seminars, workshops, performances, residencies, brain-storming sessions and socially interactive events. We do not stand by a strict agenda, but rather we propose one that is fluid and open about the many layers and approaches possible for compelling artistic expression, aiming for content that, without pretense, allows for social, intellectual, poetic, and political engagement with society.

Tomorrow is the last day to view “Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone at E...
01/05/2024

Tomorrow is the last day to view “Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone at EFA Project Space.

Join us tomorrow from 4-6 PM for Poster Making Workshop, Brownies & Tea co-organized by EFA Project Space and The Immigrant Artist Biennial.

We would like to thank all of the artists, curators and collaborators involved in the exhibition Conflictual Distance, as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone: Golnar Adili, .Adili, Marcelo Brodsky , Pritika Chowdhry , Erika DeFreitas , Maria Kulikovska .Studio.Hybrid.Art, Keli Safia Maksud , Mila Panic , Jovencio de la Paz , Emilio Rojas , Nida Sinnokrot , Slinko , and Rafael Yaluff ., TIAB Team: Founding Director Katya Grokhovsky and curators Bianca Abdi-Boragi , Katherine Adams .1433, and Anna Mikaela Ekstrand , Sujetka , and Valeria Schiller .schilller.

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Happy New Year from EFA Project Space! This is the last week to view “Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Art...
01/03/2024

Happy New Year from EFA Project Space! This is the last week to view “Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone at EFA Project Space.

Stop by!
Poster Making Workshop, Brownies and Tea
Closing Event: Saturday, January 6, 2024
4-6 PM

This in-person workshop is free and open to the public at EFA Project Space (323 W 39th St 2nd Fl). Co-organized and facilitated in collaboration between The Immigrant Artist Biennial team and EFA Project Space staff, this workshop invites participants to create their own poster in relation to current events. To accompany the workshop brownies and tea will be provided.

“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view at EFA Project Space. ...
12/27/2023

“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view at EFA Project Space.

Artist Spotlight: Nida Sinnokrot

Nida Sinnokrot (b. 1971) grew up in Algeria and currently lives and works in Boston and Jerusalem. His films and installation works have been shown in numerous international exhibitions, including including KIOSK, Ghent (2018); Witte de With, Rotterdam (2015); Darat al Funun, Amman (2014); Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (2014); the travelling exhibition Tea with Nefertiti, Mathaf, Doha; Institut du monde arabe, Paris; Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Spain and Staatliches Museum Ägypticher Kunst, Munich (2012-2014); Bozar Museum, Brussels (2008) and Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (2004). Palestinian Blues, his first film, has won numerous awards in international film. Nida Sinnokrot also participated in the 57th Venice Biennial (2017), the 13th Sharjah Biennial (2017) and the 10th Tapei Biennial (2016). He is currently Assistant Professor in MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) and co-founder of Sakiya – Art | Science | Agriculture.

***Please note: EFA Project Space will be closed for the holidays December 23-31, 2023****

Image Credit: Al-Jaz/CNN, 2001, 3-hour excerpt from double-channel 24 hour video.

Happy Holidays from EFA Project Space! Please note that the gallery will be closed for the holidays December 23-31, 2023...
12/22/2023

Happy Holidays from EFA Project Space!

Please note that the gallery will be closed for the holidays December 23-31, 2023. We look forward to seeing you in the new year!

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“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view at EFA Project Space  ...
12/21/2023

“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view at EFA Project Space

Artist Spotlight: Jovencio de la Paz

Jovencio de la Paz is a fiber artist whose work is situated in the intersection of radically different technologies: the loom and the modern computer. They approach this intersection both as a traditionally trained weaver and a digital native. Pushing design software to the point of failure, they use the digital TC2 (Thread Controller 2) Jacquard loom to manipulate, hack, confound, and fracture design software to explore and test the boundaries of how cloth is typically conceived. Consequently, the works become irreducibly unique “accidents” or formal aberrations. As such, the material history and conceptual nature of the work reflects and embodies the personal politics and non binary identity of the artist not merely as a form of affirmative representation, but rather as a complex space of potential.

***Please note: EFA Project Space will be closed for the holidays December 23-31, 2023****

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“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view at EFA Project Space. ...
12/20/2023

“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view at EFA Project Space.

Artist Spotlight: Mila Panić
Mila Panić is a Bosnian-born artist and stand-up comedian, based in Berlin. Her practice ranges from personalized documentation to highly poetic visual and discursive elements, from drawings to family videos, found footage, food and photographs, creating a cycle that interprets the various inheritances of migration by providing the glimpses into the consequences of the process itself revealing what is not documented, shaping the whole picture, de-masks the different cultural narratives existing subtly in the very idea of migration.

She is the host of the Broken English podcast, which explores the politics of language and the question of how to live between two or more languages. She is the co-founder of the collective and association Fully Funded Residencies.eV, that provides an overview of paid opportunities for all cultural workers, as well as for the exchange of experiences and critical reflection on AIR programs. Mila Panić is the winner of ZVONO Young Visual Artist Award of Bosnia and Herzegovina for 2020, and recipient of number of scholarships such as Stiftung Kunstfond Bonn grant for 2023 (Germany), Braunschweig Projects artist grant 2022/23 from Braunschweig University (Germany), Koganecho Baazar A-i-R Manager Internship in Residence (Japan), Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop (Germany), Residency Unlimited, New York (US), Research Grant for Visual Arts 2021 from Senate Department for Culture and Europe, etc.
Image Credit: Burning Field, 2017, HD video projection, 01:46:00 minutes.

“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view at EFA Project Space. ...
12/16/2023

“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view at EFA Project Space.

Spotlight: Keli Safia Maksud

Keli Safia Maksud is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working in sound, sculpture, installation, text, printmaking and embroidery. Concerned with histories of colonial encounters and its effects on memory, Maksud’s practice favors the space of in-between and its threshold and works towards destabilizing received histories in order to expose fictions of the state.

Maksud earned her BFA in Painting from the Ontario College of Art and Design University, a Diploma in Art and Curatorial Studies at the New Centre for Research and Practice and an MFA in Visual Arts at Columbia University. Her work has shown at Salon 94 in New York, NY, Huxley Parlour in UK, the Bamako Biennial in Mali, National Museum of Contemporary Art – Seoul in South Korea, Galería Nueva in Spain and the Biennial of Contemporary Art Sesc_Videobrasil in Brazil. Maksud has been awarded fellowships and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Council for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. Her writing has been published in OCULA Magazine, the Swiss Institute, LEAP Magazine and A Space Gallery.

Image Credit: Keli Safia Maksud, They Try Their Tongues, 2022. Light, sound and sculptural Installation, dimensions variable. Photo by Julia Gillard.

Next week is the final week for the project “These Are Our Tools”, Yvonne Shortt  will facilitate “Exploring Rock, Soil,...
12/15/2023

Next week is the final week for the project “These Are Our Tools”, Yvonne Shortt will facilitate “Exploring Rock, Soil, and Cave Drawings” on Wednesday, December 20, from 12-4 PM.

Participants will work with soil/ rock, create pigment, draw, and converse together in a small intimate setting. Please note: This workshop is open to participants via RSVP only.

-Maximum 3 participants
-Must be able to commit to 4 hours (12-4 PM) in the space
-Masks mandatory and can be provided
-RSVP to: [email protected] by December 18, 2023

“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view at EFA Project Space. ...
12/13/2023

“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view at EFA Project Space.

Spotlight: TIAB 2023 Curators Katherine Adams, Bianca Abdi-Boragi, and Anna Mikaela Ekstrand

Katherine Adams .1433 is a curator, writer, and researcher based in New York. Her recent curatorial work and research has centered on time-based media, performance, and photography. She also maintains a sub-focus on contemporary art of the African diaspora. She is a graduate of Bard’s Center for Curatorial Studies and a Summer Fellow at KW in Berlin.

Bianca Abdi-Boragi is an Algerian/French/American interdisciplinary artist/curator who received her MFA from Yale School of Art. She was the recipient of the JUNCTURE Fellowship in Art and International Human Rights from the Yale Law School and was in residency at Pioneer Works, NARS Foundation, MASS MoCA’s studios, the Centquatre, Pact Zullverein, and Cal’Arts.

Anna Mikaela Ekstrand is a Guyanese/Swedish writer, researcher, and curator interested in feminism, social practice, and decolonization. She is also the founding editor-in-chief of Cultbytes. Anna Mikaela holds dual master’s degrees in art and design history from Stockholm University and Bard Graduate Center. Her latest books are “Assuming Asymmetries. Conversations on Curating Public Art Projects in the 1980s and 1990s” and “Curating Beyond the Mainstream” published by Sternberg Press in 2022. She is the Associate Director of The Immigrant Artist Biennial.

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“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view till January 6, at EFA...
12/12/2023

“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view till January 6, at EFA Project Space.

Artist Spotlight: Maria Kulikovska

Maria Kulikovska (b. 1988) is a multimedia artist, architect, actionist-performer, researcher, and lecturer. She received a master’s degree at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture (2007-2013) in Kyiv, Ukraine, and has a second master’s degree in Fine Arts at Konstfack University, Stockholm, Sweden. Kulikovska was born in Kerch, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine. Since the occupation of the Crimea Peninsula by the Russian Federation in 2014, Kulikovska hasn’t returned to her hometown. Kulikovska and her partner Oleh Vinnichenko, lived in Kyiv from 2018-2022, but due to recent events nearly one month after February 2022, Kulikovska fled Kyiv with her newborn daughter and has been moving from one residency to another in Europe, returning to the Ukrainian capital on occasion to see her husband.

In 2019, Kulikovska and her partner, Vinnichenko (architect, engineer and production director of all artworks of MK+VOL Studio), founded the international non-binary art space GARAGE 33.Gallery-Shelter in Kyiv. From 2014 to 2023 MK+VOL Studio organized and created dozens of political performances and actions. The duo have participated in numerous international exhibitions and events of reputable cultural institutions and art collections, including: Accelerator Art Center, Stockholm, Sweden; Francisco Carolinum, Linz, Austria; Neue National Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Ludvig Museum, Budapest, Hungary; Q Collection, Budapest/Hong Kong; Saatchi Gallery, London, UK; Mystetskiy Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine; Crimean Platform, Kyiv, Ukraine; National Odesa Fine Arts Museum, Ukraine; Deutsche Art Collection Telekom, Bonn, Germany; Krolikarnia National Museum of Sculpture, Warsaw, Poland, among others.

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From December 1-20, 2023, EFA Project Space is proud to host a new project by artist Yvonne Shortt titled: “These Are Ou...
12/09/2023

From December 1-20, 2023, EFA Project Space is proud to host a new project by artist Yvonne Shortt titled: “These Are Our Tools”.

In this project, artist Yvonne Shortt puts forth the idea that objects on the wall are not the art; they are tools, vehicles, or archives of the art. This project is taking place on the 10th floor of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (323 West 39 Street, NYC), studio 1005.

Artist Spotlight: Yvonne Shortt

Yvonne Shortt is a question based artist with a practice spanning sculpture, architecture, movement, ecology, and social practice. Some of Ms.Shortt’s current projects include The Museum For Contemporary Artists,The Artist Manifesto and Synopsis, African American Marbleization: An Act of Civil Disobedience, Be the Museum, The Water Vessel, and The Lotto Verses Grant Writing Project.

Ms Shortt is a member of A.I.R. Gallery where she co-heads the Research and Development committee, a committee focused on rooting out toxicity and implementing systems of abundance. The Research and Development committee artifacts are also part of a new R&D program at RPGA Studio.

Ms. Shortt does not name her awards, grants, commissions, collectors, or residencies; believing what matters in her practice is focusing on the art as she defines it- energy shifts.

Image Credit: Yvonne Shortt, Portable Dwelling, 2023. Sticks, tea leaves, cheese cloth, paper, tampico, pigment, rope, ceramic, dimensions variable. Photo by Richard Allen at EFA Project Space.

“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view till January 6 at EFA ...
12/08/2023

“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view till January 6 at EFA Project Space.

Tomorrow from 5-6:30, please join us for Emilio Rojas’ Arena Performance: “Open Wounds: A Gloria” , a performance work by Emilio Rojas. As part of an ongoing yearly project, tattoo artist Sujetka will dry tattoo the US-Mexican border on his back.

Image Credit: Emilio Rojas, Open Wounds: A Gloria, ongoing. Performance.

“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view till January 6 at EFA ...
12/07/2023

“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view till January 6 at EFA Project Space.

Artist Spotlight: Erika DeFreitas

Erika DeFreitas’ multidisciplinary practice includes performance, photography, video, installation, textiles, drawing and writing. Placing emphasis on gesture, process, the body, documentation and paranormal phenomena, DeFreitas mines concepts of loss, post-memory, legacy and objecthood.

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including: Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery; Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, Winnipeg; Gallery TPW, Toronto; Project Row Houses and the Museum of African American Culture, Houston; Fort Worth Contemporary Arts; and Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita. She is a recipient of the 2016 Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Finalist Artist Prize, the 2016 John Hartman Award, and was longlisted for the 2017 Sobey Art Award. DeFreitas holds a Master of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto.

Image Credit: Erika DeFreitas, Her body is full of light (often, very often, and in floods), 2016. 04:22 minutes single-channel video. Photo by Julia Gillard.

“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view till January 6, at EFA...
12/06/2023

“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view till January 6, at EFA Project Space.

Artist Spotlight: Pritika Chowdry

Pritika Chowdhry is an artist and curator whose artworks are in public and private collections. Born and brought up in India, Pritika is currently based in Chicago, IL, USA. Pritika has an MFA in Studio Art and an MA in Visual Culture and Gender Studies from UW-Madison and has taught at Macalester College and College of Visual Arts, both in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Chowdhry has exhibited her works nationally and internationally including her mid-career solo retrospective at the South Asia Institute in 2022 and in group and solo exhibitions at the Weisman Museum in Minneapolis, Queens Museum in New York, the Hunterdon Museum in New Jersey, the Islip Art Museum in Long Island, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, the DoVA Temporary in the University of Chicago, and the Brodsky Center in Rutgers University. Chowdhry is the recipient of a Vilas International Travel Fellowship, an Edith and Sinaiko Frank Fellowship for a Woman in the Arts, a Wisconsin Arts Board grant, and a Minnesota State Arts Board grant.

Image Credit: Pritika Chowdry, Memory Leaks: Drips and Traces, 2014, Etched copper pots, burnt newspapers and books, water, 120 in. x 120 in. x 120 inches. Photo by Julia Gillard.

From December 1-20, 2023, EFA Project Space is proud to host a new project by artist Yvonne Shortt  titled: “These Are O...
12/02/2023

From December 1-20, 2023, EFA Project Space is proud to host a new project by artist Yvonne Shortt titled: “These Are Our Tools”. As part of EFA Project Space’s 2023 final project on the theme of Sites of Ex/hibition, Artist Yvonne Shortt puts forth the idea that objects on the wall are not the art; they are tools, vehicles, or archives of the art. Artist Shortt proposes she, the conversations, the ideas, her actions before/during/after the creation of the objects are the art. Shortt then asks, how can the exhibition space help facilitate the creation of art as she defines it? Using tools she’s created to go in the space and working with visitors she’s preselected as collaborators, Shortt will explore these questions while at EFA Project Space.

The investigation will happen the first three weeks in December on the 10th floor of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (323 West 39 Street, NYC), studio 1005. Tools will change and become conversation and creation facilitators, visitors and the artists will act as one, and the conversations and energy will flow.
Image: Yvonne Shortt, Probable Dwelling, 2023, Sticks, Recycled Cheese Cloth, Museum of Contemporary Artists. Photo by Richard West.

“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view till January 6 at EFA ...
12/01/2023

“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view till January 6 at EFA Project Space.

Join us on Saturday, December 9 from 5-6:30PM for Emilio Rojas’ Arena Performance: “Open Wounds: A Gloria” . A performance work by Emilio Rojas as part of an ongoing yearly project where he dry tattoos the US-Mexican border on his back.

Centering borders as sites of trauma, the ongoing work and multimedia piece Open Wounds: A Gloria commemorates the q***r mestiza theorist Gloria Anzaldúa while making visible the difficulties met by thousands of migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border each year. For Rojas’ performance, tattoo artist Sujetka dry tattoos the outline of the border on the artist’s back. The point of crossing becomes a wound and a blurred geographic line on Rojas’s body. To tackle the pain of the tattooing, Rojas clenches Anzaldúa’s seminal book Borderlands / La Frontera: The New Mestiza between his teeth—finding comfort in her words he makes visible the struggle and resilience of immigrants in the United States.

Image Credit: Emilio Rojas, Open Wound: A Gloria, ongoing. Performance.

“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view till January 6 at EFA ...
11/29/2023

“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view till January 6 at EFA Project Space.

Artist Spotlight: Marcelo Brodsky

During his exile in Barcelona in the 1980s, Marcelo Brodsky (Argentina, 1954), an economics graduate from the University of Barcelona, was trained as a photographer at the International Center of Photography, Barcelona, by the Catalonian photographer Manel Esclusa. In 1997 Brodsky edited and exhibited for the first time the photographic essay Buena Memoria (Good Memory) based on the effects of state terrorism in Argentina. Between 1997 and 2007, the exhibition was presented more than 120 times in 26 countries, both as a one-man show and as part of other artistic projects. Building on the momentum of Buena Memoria, Brodsky has continued creating and exhibiting work based on the ideas of collective memory, oblivion and human rights abuses around the world. Throughout his career he has created visual correspondences through collaborations with other artists based several projects on archival images which he intervened with inscriptions as a form of personal narrative. Some of these projects include I Pray with My Feet (2014) and 1968, The Fire of Ideas (2014-15). His work is featured in public collections worldwide including, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Princeton University Art Museum; the Tate Collection, UK; ESCALA, University of Essex; the Sprengel Museum, Hannover; the Pinacoteca do Estado, Sao Paulo; the Museo de Arte Moderna, Recife; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires; Museo de Arte Moderno MAMBA, Buenos Aires; Museo de Arte de Lima; Coleccion Celarg, Venezuela; Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, Santiago de Chile; and the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago de Chile.

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“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view till January 6 at EFA ...
11/22/2023

“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view till January 6 at EFA Project Space.

Artist Spotlight: Golnar Adili .Adili

Golnar Adili is a mixed media artist, educator, and designer with a focus on diasporic identity. She holds a Master’s degree in architecture from the University of Michigan and has attended residencies at the Rockefeller Foundation for the Arts in Bellagio, Italy, The Center for Book Arts, NY, Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation for the Arts, Lower East Side Printshop, Women’s Studio Workshop, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace among others.
Some of the venues Adili has shown her work include, The Victoria And Albert Museum in London, Cue Art Foundation, NY, and International Print Center, NY. Some of the grants she has received include the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, the NYFA Fellowship in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists Books, and the Jerome Hill Finalist Grant in addition to being a Jameel Prize finalist. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library of Congress, New York Public Library, Parsons School of Design, Yale University, Harvard University, and University of Michigan, are a few collections where Adili’s Artist Books live.

Image Credit: Golnar Adili, Pink Letter, 2011. 23 enlarged and transferred reproductions of a letter on paper, medical tape, museum board, 18 x 24 x 1.5 inches. Photo by Julia Gillard.

“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view at EFA Project Space. ...
11/16/2023

“Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone is now on view at EFA Project Space. Tonight is our Opening Gathering from 6-8 PM. This exhibition is curated by Bianca Abdi-Boragi , Katherine Adams .1433, and Anna Mikaela Ekstrand .

This Saturday, November 18, from 1-2:30PM, join us for our Field Work Online Roundtable “Ukraine, Making Art in Times of War”. This online roundtable on the war in Ukraine features Maria Kulikovska .Studio.Hybrid.Art, Slinko , and Berlin-based curator Valeria Schiller .schilller as speakers, and will be moderated by TIAB Founding Director Katya Grokhovsky .

Find the Zoom link in bio.

Image Credit: Maria Kulikovska, Drawings from the series “888”, 2018, Watercolor on architectural paper, 11.4 x 8.2 inches.

Tomorrow from 6-8PM is the Opening Gathering for the exhibition “Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist B...
11/15/2023

Tomorrow from 6-8PM is the Opening Gathering for the exhibition “Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone curated by Bianca Abdi-Boragi , Katherine Adams .1433, and Anna Mikaela Ekstrand at EFA Project Space.

The show will be on view from November 16, 2023 - January 6, 2024.

Taking into consideration the events around the world, and particularly in countries of conflict and war, EFA Project Space and The Immigrant Artist Biennial offer this time and space for people to convene.

The exhibition features works by artists Golnar Adili, .Adili, Marcelo Brodsky , Pritika Chowdhry , Erika DeFreitas , Maria Kulikovska .Studio.Hybrid.Art, Keli Safia Maksud , Mila Panic , Jovencio de la Paz , Emilio Rojas , Nida Sinnokrot , Slinko , and Rafael Yaluff .

Image Credit: Erika DeFreitas, Her body is full of light (often, very often, and in floods), 2016, Single-channel video, 04:22 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Christie Contemporary.

We are looking forward to hosting our upcoming exhibition “Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennia...
11/13/2023

We are looking forward to hosting our upcoming exhibition “Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone curated by Bianca Abdi-Boragi , Katherine Adams .1433, and Anna Mikaela Ekstrand at EFA Project Space, on view from November 16, 2023 - January 6, 2024. Our Opening Gathering will be on November 16 from 6-8 PM.

On Saturday, November 18 from 1-2:30PM, join us for our Field Work Online Roundtable “Ukraine, Making Art in Times of War”.

This event is free, online, and open to the public. The Zoom link is available via link in bio.

To honor the resilience of the Ukrainian people as the devastating war in Ukraine rages on, the biennial features one or more Ukrainian artists in each of its physical exhibitions. Further situating the exhibition in conflict and creating transatlantic dialogue, it will be accompanied by the Online Roundtable “Ukraine, Making Art in Times of War” on the war in Ukraine with Maria Kulikovska .Studio.Hybrid.Art, Slinko , and Berlin-based curator Valeria Schiller .schilller as speakers moderated by Katya Grokhovsky . The screening of a documentary narrating the war through the lens of Soviet-era objects found at flea markets by Ukrainian-born US-based artist Slinko “Everything Must Go” (2014-2023) on view in the exhibition serves as a physical manifestation of the panel in the exhibition space. The documentary raises open-ended questions about loss and repair within the context of nationhood and war.

Join us next week for the opening gathering  of “Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Co...
11/10/2023

Join us next week for the opening gathering of “Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone curated by Bianca Abdi-Boragi , Katherine Adams .1433, and Anna Mikaela Ekstrand at EFA Project Space, on view from November 16, 2023 - January 6, 2024. Our Opening Gathering will be on November 16 from 6-8 PM.

The exhibition features works by artists Golnar Adili, .Adili, Marcelo Brodsky , Pritika Chowdhry , Erika DeFreitas , Maria Kulikovska .Studio.Hybrid.Art, Keli Safia Maksud , Mila Panic , Jovencio de la Paz , Emilio Rojas , Nida Sinnokrot , Slinko , and Rafael Yaluff .

From the Press Release:
Drawing inspiration from artist Oraib Toukan's reflections on ‘cruel images,’ Conflictual Distance probes concrete approaches to presenting distant conflicts to local publics. The exhibition considers conflict through the lens of political exile and cultural diasporas, focusing on immigrant artists’ experimental approaches to processing distant conflicts in local contact zones. Artists in Conflictual Distance explores ecologies of the image that question how the urgencies of distant conflict situations can be processed with “local” visual means.

Image Credit: Flyer featuring Marcelo Brodsky, Kingston, 1968 from the series 1968, the Fire of Ideas, 2016. Overwritten photograph, 23.6 x 35.4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Henrique Faria Fine Art.

We are excited to announce our upcoming exhibition “Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023:...
11/03/2023

We are excited to announce our upcoming exhibition “Conflictual Distance” as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone curated by Bianca Abdi-Boragi , Katherine Adams .1433, and Anna Mikaela Ekstrand at EFA Project Space. The show will be on view from November 16, 2023 - January 6, 2024. Join us for our Opening Reception on November 16 from 6-8 PM.

The exhibition features works by artists Golnar Adili, .Adili, Marcelo Brodsky , Pritika Chowdhry , Erika DeFreitas , Maria Kulikovska .Studio.Hybrid.Art, Keli Safia Maksud , Mila Panic , Jovencio de la Paz , Emilio Rojas , Nida Sinnokrot , Slinko , and Rafael Yaluff .

From the Press Release:
“As part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial, “Conflictual Distance” probes concrete approaches to presenting distant conflicts to local publics. The exhibition considers conflict through the lens of political exile and cultural diasporas, focusing on immigrant artists’ experimental approaches to processing distant conflicts in local contact zones. Whether the conflicts they address are personal or collective, each artist tackles how the mediation of distant conflict pushes images to their infrastructural limit.”

Image Credit:
Slide 1: Marcelo Brodsky, 1968, Fire of Ideas. Kingston, 1968, Overwritten photograph, 23.6 x 35.4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Henrique Faria Fine Art.
Slide 2: Keli Safia Maksud, They Try Their Tongues, 2022. Light, sound and sculptural Installation, dimensions variable. Photos by Mike Hall. Courtesy of The Immigrant Artist Biennial and the artist.
Slide 3: Mila Panic, Burning Field, 2017. HD video projection, 106 min. Courtesy of the artist and The Immigrant Artist Biennial.

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