MFA show Round 1

 

MFA show Round 1

April 6-19
Reception April 6, 5-9pm

907 1/2 W. Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23284

Participating artists:  Lauren Hensens, Liang Luscombe, Johanna Robinson, Brett Suemnich

MFA Candidacy Show

MFA Candidacy Show

April 20th, 5-8pm.

506 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Participating artists: Diana Antohe, Katie Barrie, Wallis Cheung, Cait Porter, Yu Su, Emily Wardell

Painting + Printmaking Senior Show: Business Casual

Painting + Printmaking Senior Show: Business Casual

April 27-29
Reception April 27, 5-7pm

1500 E Main St
Richmond, VA 23219

Gallery hours:
Sat April 27: 11-6
Sun April 28:

 

MFA show Round 2

MFA show Round 2

April 27-May 12
Reception April 27, 5-9pm

907 1/2 W. Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23284

Participating artists: Azim Al Ghussein, Isa Gagarin, Daliya Jokondo, Greg Piwonka, Michael Royce

 

TANIA BRUGUERA

Tania Bruguera

 

CANCELLED

March 14, 12:30pm
The Depot, VCUarts
814 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220

For over twenty-five years, Tania Bruguera (Cuban, born 1968) has created socially engaged performances and installations that examine the nature of political power structures and their effect on the lives of society’s most vulnerable individuals and groups. In Havana, Bruguera established the Arte de Conducta (Behavior Art) program at Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana in 2003 and recently opened the Hannah Arendt International Institute for Artivism, a school, exhibition space, and think tank for activist artists. Her work was included in Documenta 11 (2002) and the 2015 Venice Biennale, and has been exhibited at Tate Modern, London, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and other venues. She is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship, and a Yale World Fellowship, and is the first artist-in-residence in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. This lecture is co-organized by The Department of Painting and Printmaking at VCUarts and the ICA at VCU. Bruguera’s project The School of Arte Arte Útil is included in the inaugural exhibition of the ICA entitled Declaration.

FOUNTAINHEAD FELLOWS EXHIBITION

Fountainhead Fellows exhibition: Ryan Lucero, Jeanne Medina,and Sara Stern

March 16 – April 27, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, March 16, 7 – 9 pm

Reynolds Gallery
1514 West Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220

Reynolds Gallery presents the 2017-2018 VCU Fountainhead Fellows’ exhibitions, presenting work by Ryan Lucero (Painting+Printmaking), Jeanne Medina (Craft+Material Studies), and Sara Stern (Sculpture+Extended Media). Lucero balances delicacy and rawness in his repetitively patterned paintings, capturing a haunting beauty in his show Jumping from an Imaginary Explosion. In Ancestral Offerings, Medina weaves together materials from various cultures, presenting themes of decolonization and identity through monochromatic textiles works. Through video, performance, and installations, Stern overlaps digital and physical spaces in Foundation Vent, dissecting established social and political systems.

 

 

TSCHABALALA SELF

Tschabalala Self

March 20, 2:30 pm
The Depot, VCUarts
814 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220

Tschabalala Self is a New Haven based painter whose work is concerned with the iconographic significance of the Black female body in contemporary culture. Her work explores the emotional, physical and psychological impact of the Black female body as icon, and is primarily devoted to examining the intersectionality of race, gender and sexuality. Her work was recently included in Trigger. Gender as a Tool and a Weapon at the New Museum. Selected current and recent exhibitions include: Tschabalala Self, Tramway, Glasgow (2017); Tschabalala Self, Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London (2017); Desire, Moore Building, Miami (2016); The Function, T293, Naples (2016); A Constellation, Studio Museum Harlem, Harlem (2015); Tropicana, The Cabin, Los Angeles (2015). She received her B.A. from Bard College in 2012 and her M.F.A. from the Yale School of Art in 2015.

 

KHALED JARRAR

Khaled Jarrar

March 30, 2:30pm
FAB 301 – The Fishbowl
1000 West Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220

Born in Jenin in 1976, Khaled Jarrar lives and works in Ramallah, Palestine. Jarrar graduated from the International Academy of Art Palestine with a Bachelor in Visual Arts degree in 2011. The following year, his documentary The Infiltrators (2012) won several accolades at the 9th Annual Dubai International Film Festival, and confirmed his importance in global cinema. Recently, Jarrar was awarded the 2017 General Grants program for Cinema by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture for his film Displaced in Heaven, a documentary that follows an exiled Palestinian family fleeing Syria. Jarrar’s solo exhibitions include Ayyam Gallery Al Quoz, Dubai (2016); Art Bartsch & Cie, Geneva (2015); Galerie Polaris, Paris (2014, 2012); Gallery One, Ramallah (2014); Ayyam Gallery London (2013); Galerie Guy Bartschi, Geneva (2013); and the NEWTOPIA: The State of Human Rights Contemporary Arts in Mechelen and Brussels (2012). His group exhibitions were held at venues such as Whitechapel Gallery, London (2017);  Diverse Works, Houston (2017); The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM), Marseille (2017); Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York (2017); 57th Venice Biennale, Venice (2017); Institut Du Monde Arabe, Paris (2017); La Triennale di Milano (2017); Brentwood Arts Exchange, Maryland (2017); Hinterland Gallery, Vienna (2016); Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris (2016); Aga Khan Museum, Toronto (2016); Palais De La Culture, Constantine (2015); Pirineos Sur Festival (2015); Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah (2015); New Museum, New York City (2014), Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, London (2014), University of Applied Arts, Vienna (2014), USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa (2013); The Madrid Palestine Film Festival, Madrid (2013); 15th Jakarta Biennale (2013); 7th Berlin Biennale (2012); 52nd October Salon, Belgrade (2011); Al-Ma’mal Foundation, Jerusalem (2010); and London Film Festival (2010).

 

MFA Open Studios

 

MFA Open Studios

Feb 2, 2018, 6 – 8 PM
Fine Arts Building
1000 W Broad St.
Sculpture & Extended Media, Kinetic Imaging, Craft, Painting & Printmaking

Aliza Nisenbaum

Aliza Nisenbaum

Feb 15, 2:30pm
The Depot, VCUarts
814 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220

 Aliza Nisenbaum (b. 1977, Mexico City) has presented her paintings in solo shows at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Mary Mary, Glasgow; White Columns, New York; Lulu, Mexico City; Julius Caesar, Chicago; and Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago. National and International group exhibitions have included the Whitney Biennial 2017; The Flag Art Foundation; The ICA at MECA, Maine; Biennial of the Americas, MCA, Denver; the Rufino Tamayo Painting Biennial, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City; T-293 gallery, Rome; Hannah Hoffman Gallery LA; Gallerie Nachst St. Stephen Rosemary Shwartzwalder, Austria; Wilkinson Gallery, London; Slopes Gallery, Melbourne, Australia; Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice; Princeton University School of Architecture; The Renaissance Society, Chicago; Green Gallery, Yale School of Art; The Poor Farm, Wisconsin; The University of Wisconsin; and The University of Texas at Tyler, among others. She has curated an exhibition named “Intimisms” at James Cohan Gallery in 2016.

Aliza lives and works in New York, and is currently Director of Graduate Studies, and Professor of Visual Arts at Columbia University School of the Arts. She received her BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She  has been an artist in residence at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Artist-in-Residence at the University of Tennessee; and SOMA Summer, Mexico City. Fellowships and grants include the Rema Hort Mann NYC award, and the Fellowship for Immigrant Women Leaders from NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA). She has also been a participating artist at Immigrant Movement International, Corona Park, Queens. She has been widely reviewed, and is included in the book Vitamin P3, New Perspectives in Painting.