SOHO20 is excited to announce the participants of the 2017/2018 season of the +/- Project Space!
After a competitive open call, the jury has selected projects by Kyoung eun Kang, Son Kit, and Amanda Tuner Pohan.
The Open Call Jury Panel was comprised of:
Heather Darcy Bhandari (Director of Exhibitions, Smack Mellon)
Carla Hernandez (SOHO20’s Board President / Programs Chair)
Nadja Verena Marcin (Artist and former +/- Project Space participant)
Rachel Steinberg (SOHO20 Gallery Director)
This season’s curatorial selection will feature projects by Camila Cañeque, and Caroline Sinders.
September 7 – October 8, 2017
Camila Cañeque (Barcelona, 1984) is a Spanish artist whose practice consists of the construction and personification of characters, temporarily becoming someone or something else to reflect on contemporary dramas, and to disentangle from identity as a fixed unit. For each project, she steps into the shoes of others as a research method, process that leads into different approaches to the narratives of otherness and individuation. Here, the personas recurrently inhabit a passive attitude within a circular time in the form of long endurance performances without beginning or end, but in a permanent standby. This space of tension -and its emerging contradictions- is the context where they exist and their endemic dysfunctionalities exist: a dancer that doesn’t dance, an activist that doesn’t act, a singer that doesn’t sing. Also, her work may be seen as a form of live literature in which both performer and audience dwell somewhere between role and self, fiction and fact. The pieces have been performed at The Kitchen (NY), Vermelho Gallery (São Paulo), Microscope Gallery (NY), Fabra i Coats (Barcelona), Glasshouse Project (NY), The Queens Museum of Art (NY), Lázaro Galdiano Museum (Madrid), Kulturhuset Museum (Stockholm), among others. Camila Cañeque has also participated in residencies at the Nida Art Colony (Lithuania), Largo das Artes (Rio de Janeiro), Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik – ZK/U (Berlin) or the Nau Estruch Space for Live Art (Sabadell). Her work has been featured in publications such as Art Observed, Hyperallergic, EMERGENCY INDEX (Ugly Duckling Presse), The Journal, BOMB Magazine, El País, El Mundo, La Vanguardia, and so on. She currently lives and works in Girona and New York.
October 12 – November 12, 2017
Amanda Turner Pohan (b.1985, New Jersey, USA) received a BFA from The School of Visual Arts and an MFA from Hunter College. Pohan’s immersive sculptural environments of scent, sound, text, video and performance have been shown in California, Canada, Mexico City, and New York. Her most recent solo show at City Limits Gallery in Oakland, CA, addressed the threshold of digital and physical embodiment through a gender non-conforming Second Life avatar named Linqox Criss. Pohan’s work has been reviewed in Artcritial, Blouin Artinfo, Daily Serving, On-Verge and the East Bay Express. Pohan is a co-founder of Temporary Agency, an artist-run nomadic platform for exhibitions and publications, and Social Club, a monthly gathering for artists and designers in Brooklyn.
November 16 – December 22, 2017
Born in South Korea, Kyoung eun Kang lives and works in New York. She received a BFA and MFA in Fine Arts from Hong-ik University in Seoul, South Korea and from Parsons The New School for Design, New York. She has had solo exhibitions at BRIC project room, Brooklyn, NY; Here Arts Center, NY; PRIMETIME, Brooklyn, NY; and at the Contemporary Museum of Hong-ik University, Seoul, South Korea. Her group exhibitions include those at the Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY; Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Australia; and National Museum of Contemporary Art, South Korea. She has received awards and fellowships from BRIC, the NARS Foundation, Artist Alliance INC,the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.
February 8 – March 11, 2018
Son Kit is a multimedia autochthon working towards a New Canon of Korean-American Science Fiction Authored Entirely By Them. Utilizing video, illustration, installation, and text, Kit constructs a non-binary second-gen narrative exploring their fraught relationship to techno-orientalism as both a yellow body and a Western citizen. Kit received their B.A. in Visual Art and Literary Arts from Brown University and has since exhibited at the New Museum, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, and OUTLET Gallery, amongst others. They are a co-founder of Codify Art, a multidisciplinary collective of, and platform for, QTPOC artists, and are currently based in Brooklyn, NY.
March 15 – April 15, 2018
Caroline Sinders is a critical designer and artist working in machine learning, VR, conversations, violence, emotions, data, and protest. She is from New Orleans, Louisiana and based between San Francisco and New York. She holds a masters from New York University in interactive technology. Caroline is currently an online harassment researcher and designer at the Wikimedia Foundation, and has held residencies with the International Center of Photography, Eyebeam, the Frank Ratchye Studio for Creative Inquiry and the Yerba Buena Arts Center. Her work has been shown MoMA PS1, Pioneer Works, B4bel4b Gallery, Babycastles, the Weird Reality Festival, and Internet Yami Ichi. Her written work and research has appeared Fast Co, Vice, Fusion News, Slate, as well as others.
(image by Alannah Farrell)