Sept 7, 2018, 10:00-11:30 am
601 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220
The ICA, the departments of Craft/Material Studies, Painting + Printmaking, Photography & Film, and Sculpture + Extended Media, present a conversation with Cassils, whose work is included in Declaration, the ICA’s inaugural exhibition. Moderated by MATX doctoral student Tracy Stonestreet, four graduate students from each department will lead a Q&A discussion with Cassils.
Cassils is a trans visual artist who has achieved international recognition for a rigorous engagement with the body as a form of social sculpture. Drawing on the histories of conceptualism, feminism, body art, and gay male aesthetics, Cassils undergoes strict physical training regimes to create a powerfully trained body for performative purposes. Cassils received their BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Canada and an MFA in Art and Integrated Media from California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles.
Select solo exhibitions: Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York (2017), Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha (2017), Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts (2016), School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (2016), MU Artspace in Eindhoven, Netherlands (2015), Trinity Square Video in Toronto, Canada (2014), and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in New York (2013). Select group exhibitions: University Art Museum of Central Michigan in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan (2015); Deutsches Historishes Museum in Berlin, Germany (2015); National Gallery of Art in Sopot, Poland (2015); Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York, New York (2014); Art Gallery of York University in Toronto, Canada (2014); Rutgers Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ (2013); One National Gay and Lesbian Archives in Los Angeles, California (2012); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California (2008); Whitechapel Gallery in London, England (2005); National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City, Mexico (2003); and Manifesta in Frankfurt, Germany (2002). Collections include: Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts (PA), Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York, Katie Bush, San Francisco (Private Collection), Wanda Kownacki, San Jose, (Private Collection), Natalie Loveless, Alberta, (Private Collection). Select awards: John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2017), Creative Capital Visual Artist Award (2015), Rema Hort Mann Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship (2014), MOTHA Art Awards (Museum of Transgendered Art) (2013), Canadian Council for the Arts (2010- 2016), and Banff Center for the Arts Merit Grant (2006).