I write this blog post still in the midst of coming down from my MFA thesis exhibition and many years of intense artistic and scholarly study. In a sense, my body and mind are depleted and slowing rebuilding themselves. Simultaneously, I am grateful and fortunate to have been filled with a repository of knowledge and a strong skill set in a wider range of art disciplines, including performance, poetry and video.
The video below is from my MFA thesis installation (What We Have Built: Expatriate, Sense of the Definite and Weight of Experience).
I am honored the have the opportunity to recreate this installation in an upcoming exhibition of digital, video and new media-based art in Chicago in the Twisted Oyster Film Festival at 33 Contemporary/Art NXT Level. This exhibition, which will take place in October and November 2017, was curated and spearheaded by the amazing Pia Cruzalegui, a contemporary artist and curator based in Chicago.
In addition, Pia has given me the opportunity to lead and teach an art education program on October 21st, 2017 to students in Chicago. In future blog posts, I'll provide further details (and documentation!) of these upcoming events.