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MakeReady Events

International Panel

Event Type: Panels

Location

MakeReady - Zoom Link

Sun, Apr 11 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Abstract:
Where you live, your gender, class, status, race and access to resources, determine the quality of life that you lead.

Intersectionality, in the words of Hedi Mirza, is the traffic light where all the avenues of power, perception, racism, class discrimination, post-coloniality and patriarchy intersect.

How has the current convergence of isolation, remote working practices and rise of social media impacted arts education, curation and the modes of production in the artist studio?

Speakers:
Anguezomo Nathalie Mba Bikoro, conceptual artist from the region of Woleu-Ntem in North Gabon, presently based in Berlin
Gabriela Salgado, Independent Contemporary Art Curator, London, England
Jo Stockham, Professor and Head of Programme, Print MA, Royal College of Art, London, England
Kitikong Tilokwattanotai, C.A.P Studio, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Anguezomo Nathalie Mba Bikoro

Anguezomo Mba Bikoro merges archeology, sonic radio, writing, textiles, sculpture, live art performances, film & archives for immersive installations. The work analyses processes of power & science fictions in historical archives critically engaging in migrational struggles and colonial memory. The artist creates environments for alternative narratives and future speculations of colonial resistance movements led by African women of the German diaspora and indigenous communities. Sedimented in narratives of testimonial Black queer experiences of sonic nature archives, revolt, queering ecologies and postcolonial feminist experiences towards new monuments which reacts to the different tones of societies shared between delusions & ritual. The work offers complex non-binary readings pushing new investigations about the architectures of racisms in cities, the archeologies of urban spaces & economies of traditional systems by exposing the limitations of technologies as functional memory records.

She is a lecturer in Contemporary Visual Cultures, Fine Arts, Gender Studies, Philosophy and Curatorial Ethics at the University of UdK Berlin and TransArt Institute New York; CEO & Artistic Director of Nyabinghi_Lab and practitioner of Ancestral Healing and Botanic Sound Therapy. She is the recipient of Dakar Biennale Best Artist Award (2012), IASPIS Award Sweden (2018), ArbeitsStipendium Bildende Kunst Award (2021) and TakeCare Fonds Darstellende Kunste (2020) amongst many others.

Gabriela Salgado, Independent Contemporary Art Curator, London, England
Gabriela Salgado is an Argentine-born curator and consultant working internationally.

Gabriela obtained an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art. She has curated a large number of exhibitions and has lectured in over twenty countries.

She specialized in Latin American art as curator of the Latin American Art Collection at Essex University, UECLAA (1999-2005) and was curator of Public Programmes at Tate Modern (2006-2011).
She curated La Otra Bienal in Bogotá, Colombia (2013) and the 2nd Biennale of Thessaloniki, Greece (2009) and acted as jury member for the Prince Claus Awards and Videobrasil Festival.
She created ‘Transatlantic Connections’ a programme of exchanges for African and Latin American artists (2011-2016).
Between 2017 and 2020 she worked as Artistic Director of Te Tuhi Contemporary Art in Auckland, New Zealand.

Jo Stockham, Professor and Head of Programme, Print MA, Royal College of Art, London, England
Jo has exhibited internationally, often making work from commissions or through residencies that explore the history of a site.

After studying painting at Falmouth School of Art, Jo worked at Chisenhale Studios for two years before undertaking an MA in Sculpture at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Returning to Chisenhale, she initiated an education programme with local schools and helped build Chisenhale Gallery, an experience which was formative in her desire to work in and create public spaces alongside studio work. Over the next 20 years, her studio practice was supported by running workshops for the Whitechapel Gallery, Tate, Camden Arts Centre and part-time teaching. Her first full-time teaching position commenced in 2008 when she became head of Printmaking at the RCA.

Kitikong Tilokwattanotai, C.A.P Studio, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Founded in 2003 by artist and printmaker, Kitikong Tilokwattanotai, the studio grew from humble beginnings in a small studio apartment. By 2006 the operations of the studio had expanded and outgrown its original location where the living space was dominated by the etching press. That year the studio moved to its current location and spiritual home in the trendy and cosmopolitan Chiang Mai suburb of Nimmanhemin. Since then the reputation of C.A.P studio has steadily grown and it has quickly become an important presence in the ever-expanding arts scene and community of Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Organizers
Faisal Abdu'Allah - abduallah@wisc.edu
SGC International - info@sgcinternational.org
Anguezomo Nathalie Mba Bikoro - info.bikoro@gmail.com
Gabriela Salgado - gabriela.salgado18@yahoo.com
Kitikong Tilokwattanotai - kitikong@gmail.com
Jo Stockham - jo.stockham@rca.ac.uk