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Cura/genda: Sites And Sound


Wednesday, August 16 —
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Blender Workspace
135 Madison Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016

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Sites and Sounds: Group Show presented by Cura/genda

**Works will be on display thru October 25th

Artists featured in this exhibition:

Jacob Kirkegaard (born in Denmark 1975) is an artist and composer who works in carefully selected environments to generate recordings that are used in compositions, or combined with video imagery in visual, spatial installations. His works reveal unheard sonic phenomena and present listening as a means of experiencing the world. Kirkegaard has recorded sonic environments as different as subterranean geyser vibrations, empty rooms in Chernobyl, Arctic calving glaciers and tones generated by the human inner ear itself.

Kirkegaard has presented his works at galleries, museums and concert spaces throughout the world, including MoMA in New York, LOUISIANA – Museum of Modern Art and ARoS in Denmark, KW in Berlin, The Menil Collection & at the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Aichi Triennale in Nagoya, the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan.

Jacob Kirkegaard has gallery representation through Galleri Tom Christoffersen. His sound works are released on the TOUCH (UK), Important Records (USA), mAtter (JAP), VON Archives (FR), Holotype Editions (GR) & Posh Isolation (DK) labels. Kirkegaard’s work is represented in the permanent collection of LOUISIANA – Museum of Modern Art in Denmark and he is a founding member of the sound art collective freq_out. In 2016 Jacob Kirkegaard was the sound-artist-in-residency at St. John’s College, University of Oxford, U.K.

Enrico Isamu Oyama was born in Tokyo in 1983 to an Italian father and a Japanese mother. While growing up there, the family had visited North Italy every summer for more than 2 decades. Going back and forth experiencing Tokyo as megalopolis and North Italy as quiet countryside trained him to view the world from different angles.

Ōyama encountered graffiti culture when he lived in Italy in 2000-2001, and initiated self-taught creation. After his return to Tokyo, he started drawing the minimal motif of repetitive lines developed from the visual language of graffiti culture. He established it as his signature style in Tokyo underground art scene around mid 2000’s.

After attending MFA at Tokyo University of the Arts in 2007-2009, he named the motif Quick Turn Structure, and has positioned his practice in the midst of contemporary art and street culture. He has authored the book Against Literacy: On Graffiti Culture and undertook collaboration with brands such as COMME des GARÇONS and Shu Uemura.
Ōyama stayed in New York for 6 months in 2011-2012 as a grantee of Asian Cultural Council. Since then, he lives and works in New York, being active both as an artist and a critic linking contemporary art and street culture at multiple levels.

David B. Smith (b.1977, Washington, DC) holds an MFA from Bard College and is a current Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellow in Queens, NY. His work will be featured in Fired Up! Ready to Go! Finding Beauty, Demanding Equity, and the Art Collections of Peggy Cooper Cafritz, which will be published by Rizzoli in 2017. He has been awarded residencies by Apex Art, New Zealand; Harold Arts, Ohio; Marble House Project Vermont; Waterpod, The Art and Law Program, and the BOFFO residency, New York. Smith’s work has appeared in exhibitions at MoMA PS 1, The International Center of Photography, Yancey Richardson Gallery, Spring Break Art Show, Asia Song Society, John Connelly Presents and Halsey McKay Gallery. He has served as adjunct professor of visual art at SUNY Old Westbury, as well as visiting lecturer at Cooper Union, International Center of Photography, and the New York University ITP Program. His work has been discussed by the New York Times, Hyperallergic, Vice, and the Washington Post. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Sandra Shashou is a UK-based, Brazilian multimedia artist who has a diverse practice of sculpture, photography and painting. Shashou studied at City & Guilds of London Art School with BA(Hons) in Painting. Shashou’s practice has taken a turn into sculpture with a series of positive works that reflect on major transformation through the fragility of love, which references bravery, courage and rebuilding after devastation. In recent years, her work has been exhibited internationally, including Art Miami, Art Southampton NY, Armoury Antiques NY, Art15 Olympia London, Sothebys, Christies and Phillips. Shashou has been commissions for several site specific large sculptures in the US and UK. Sandra Shashou lives and works from her studio in Primrose Hill, London.

Popel Coumou Dutch photographer who’s work has been collected and shown by Gemeente Museum Den Haag, Het Domein, Foam, Huis Marseille, Statoil, the Dutch
Ministry, AMC and Dela. Recently her work is shown in Art Centre Mechelen, Belgium and at Photo Dubai. Her work has been recognized through such prices as the Foam Talent, Mercure Cultuur price, won the Hyères Photography competition and nominated for the Paul Huf Award. Her commissions include a catalogue for Hermes at Villa Poiret Mallet-Stevens @ ADAGP, Hotel Mercure in the Hague, and the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam.

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