DIAP Alumni news Winter 2018/19

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[DIAP] MFA Alumni Lionel Cruet’s work Reverb Space is included in the Socrates Annual 2018 on view until March 24th 2019.

[DIAP] MFA Alumni Priyanka Dasgupta is the recipient of a 2018/19 Smack Mellon Studio residency

[DIAP] MFA final year student Christine Stoddard was the recipient of a NY Graduate Center fellowship through the The Center for the Humanities and has published several books.

[DIAP] MFA final year student Art Jones’s work has been included in “The D-Tale, Video Art from the Pearl River Delta“, the inaugural exhibition of the Times Art Center Berlin (TACB), a new experimental space for contemporary art from China in Berlin.

[DIAP] MFA Alumni Lionel Cruet was the recipient of  a 2018 Art Omi residency

[DIAP] MFA Alumni Sarah Cameron-Sunde has received the Princess Grace Foundation Award for a Works in Progress residency at Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York.

[DIAP] MFA Alumni Priyanka Dasgupta’s work “Paradise” was selected for and exhibited at Wave Hill’s Sunroom Project Space


DIAP MFA Thesis Shows April 27- May 10, 2018

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We hope you will come to the thesis shows for the DIAP MFA class of 2018!


Lorenna Gomez-Sanchez /// Teen Dream

One Night Only Event: Tuesday, May 8th, 7pm – 9pm
Directions – The Living Gallery Outpost, 246 E 4th St, New York, NY 10009

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Opening Reception: Wednesday May 9th, 6pm – 8pm
Exhibition: May 9th – 12th
Directions – Loisaida Center, 710 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009

Lori Brungard /// Qualia
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Event: Thursday May 10th, 5pm – 7:30pm and Friday May 11th, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Directions – The City College of New York, Shepard Hall, 259 Convent Ave, Rm 408, DIAP Studio

Karla Carballar /// Oscillations

Immersive installation 
(Preview: Thursday, April 26th. 6:30pm – 8:30 pm.)
Reception/Event: Friday, April 27th, 6:30pm – 9pm.
Directions – The City College of New York, Shepard Hall building, Room S-305, 160 Convent Ave (Below 138th St.), New York, NY 10031

Brick Shoemaker /// Total Noise

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Reception/Event: Sunday, April 29th, 4pm – 6pm.
Directions The Sheridan, 1829 West Farms Rd, Bronx, NY 10460


Artist Lectures for Spring 2018

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February 27, 2018 talk at 6- 8pm in the DIAP Studios
D. Graham Burnett

D. Graham Burnett works at the intersection of historical inquiry and artistic practice. He is interested in experimental/experiential approaches to textual material, pedagogical modes, and hermeneutic activities traditionally associated with the research humanities. Recent (collaborative) performances and exhibitions include: “The Work of Art Under Conditions of Intermittent Accessibility” (Palais de Tokyo, Paris); “The Trochilus Exercise” (Asian Arts Theater, Gwangju, South Korea); “Boğaziçi Rolls” (SALT-Galata, Istanbul), “The Ketchem Screen” (Manifesta 11, Zurich), and “Schema for a School” (2015 Ljubljana Biennial). Several of these projects emerged in association with the speculative historiographical collective known as ESTAR(SER). Burnett trained in History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University, and currently teaches at Princeton University. He is an editor at the Brooklyn-based Cabinet magazine, and the author of a number of books and essays.

March 9, 2018 studio visits 6- 7:30pm (6 total) and 8:30pm talk/performance
in the DIAP Studios
Audrey Chen and Martha Colburn

Audrey Chen uses the cello, voice and occasional analog electronics, to delve into her own version of narrative and non-linear storytelling. Her playing explores the combination and layering of the homemade analog synthesizer, preparations and traditional and extended techniques in both the voice and cello. Recent projects, aside from performing solo, include her long running voices duo with London based artist, Phil Minton. Her most recent album releases (2013) include, a quartet LP with Nate Wooley, C. Spencer Yeh and Todd Carter on Monotype (Warsaw), and a duo record with Phil Minton on Subrosa (Brussels). Chen has performed across Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, Argentina, Canada and the USA. http://www.audreychen.com/

Martha Colburn is an artist filmmaker based in Pennsylvania, USA and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She travels extensively exhibiting and lecturing on her work. She has a B.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art and MA equivalent from Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunst in the Netherlands. Her films are included in a number of exhibitions and films premiering in Sundance Film Festival (a collaboration with the performance artist ‘Narcissister’ and she is included in the Rotterdam International Film Festival with a live performance with composer Jeroen Kimmans’ musical group ‘Orquesta del Tiempo Perdido’ and her newest film, created with a grant from the Creative Capital Foundation Award for film ‘Western Wild…or how I found Wanderlust and met Old Shatterhand’. http://marthacolburn.com/about/

March 28, 2018 talk at 6pm in the DIAP Studios
Taeyoon Choi

Taeyoon Choi is an artist, educator, and activist based in New York and Seoul. His art practice involves performance, electronics, drawings, and installations that form the basis for storytelling in public spaces. He co-founded the School for Poetic Computation where he continues to organize sessions and teach classes. He is a fellow at the Data and Society Research Institute for 2017-2018. http://taeyoonchoi.com/

April 17, 2018 talk at 2pm in the DIAP Studios
Aliza Shvarts

Aliza Shvarts’ work deals broadly with queer and feminist understandings of reproductive labor and temporality. Using text, video, sculpture, sound, and performance, she explores questions of duration, as well as how the body can function as a political organ in time. She holds a BA from Yale University and is completing a PhD in Performance Studies at NYU. Her artwork has appeared at the Slought Foundation in Philadelphia, MoMA PS1 in New York, and the Tate Modern in London. Her writing has appeared in TDR: The Drama Review, Extensions: The Online Journal of Embodiment, and Technology, Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, and The Brooklyn Rail, among other publications. She was a 2014 recipient of the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, a 2014-2015 Helena Rubinstein Fellow in Critical Studies at the Whitney Independent Study Program, and is currently a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In May 2018, Artspace (New Haven) will present a survey exhibition of her work entitled Off Scene. www.alizashvarts.com


May 2, 2018 talk at 2pm in the DIAP Studios
Allison Parrish

Allison is a computer programmer, poet, educator and game designer whose teaching and practice address the unusual phenomena that blossom when language and computers meet, with a focus on artificial intelligence and computational creativity. She is a Teacher at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, where she earned her master’s degree in 2008.

Named “Best Maker of Poetry Bots” by the Village Voice in 2016, Allison’s computer-generated poetry has recently been published in Ninth Letter and Vetch. She is the author of “@Everyword: The Book” (Instar, 2015), which collects the output of her popular long-term automated writing project that tweeted every word in the English language. The word game “Rewordable,” designed by Allison in collaboration with Adam Simon and Tim Szetela, was published by Penguin Random House in August 2017 after a successful round of Kickstarter funding. Her first full-length book of computer-generated poetry, “Articulations,” was published by Counterpath in 2018. www.decontextualize.com


DIAP Faculty and Student News Spring 2018

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DIAP MFA Current Student:

Brick Shoemaker (MFA 2018) is a part SHED, a group of four artist who received one of the Queen’s Council on the Art’s Artist Commissioning Program Grants for 2017-2018. As part of the grant’s fulfillment they are hosting a public studio showing in their work space in Elmhurst, Queens on Sunday, February 25th from 1-3PM. Drinks and snacks and art on display and all are welcome.

SHED Open Studio
February 25th 1-3PM
88-10 Whitney, Ave, Basement (Floor B)
Elmhurst, NY 11373

DIAP MFA Recent Graduate:

Priyanka Dasgupta will be exhibiting in Another Echo, an exhibition presented through In Practice at the SculptureCenter on view in Long Island City, NY January 29- April 2, 2018.

Priyanka Dasgupta & Chad Marshall’s installation considers the current plight of American immigration, by revisiting the paths that Blacks and early twentieth century Bengali sailors took to the United States, through the holds of slave ships and steamship boiler rooms. “The New Colossus”—the sonnet by Emma Lazarus engraved on the Statue of Liberty base—echoes through the installation: translated into Yoruba and Bengali, and set to traditional music by the artists’ collaborators Moses Mabayoje and Monjula Datta.


DIAP Faculty:


Tyler Coburn‘s one seat from Ergonomic Futures installed for long-term use at Centre Pompidou, Paris (gallery 10), NaturallySpeaking in “Open Codes,” ZKM, Karlsruhe, “Walkthrough,” a restaging of Revital Cohen and Tuur van Balen’s exhibition at Brakke Grond — opening January 7th, 4pm, “The Unfinished Object,” an expanded talk at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds — January 10th, 6pm, I’m that angel in After Effects, curated by Laurel Ptak, Center for Contemporary Art Estonia, December 9th. Excerpt from I’m that angel published in Visions of the Now (Sternberg Press), Waste Management discussed in “From Trash to Waste: On Art’s Media Geology” by Yvonne Volkart Schmidt, Texte Zur Kunst #108

DIAP faculty João Enxuto and Erica Love were awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Artist Fellowship in Digital/Electronic Arts and a Creative Capital Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for  their Contemporary.Institute. They too participated with Tyler Coburn in After Effects, curated by Laurel Ptak, Center for Contemporary Art Estonia, December 9th.

Tyler Coburn, João Enxuto and Erica Love will be screening their work for After Effects at Anthology Film Archive on Thursday March 1, 2018 from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. All are invited to attend!




[DIAP] MFA Alum Erik Sanner at Agrikultura through August 27th

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Erik Sanner’s Martian Weed and Pest Utility Research at Agrikultura

Agrikultura is an triennial exhibition of public artworks, installations, meals, performances, urban interventions, and events to take place outdoors in Hyllie, Malmo, in July/August 2017.

[DIAP] MFA alum Erik Sanner will contribute an extension of his [DIAP] MFA Thesis Project “Martian Tea Room” called: “Martian Weed and Pest Utility Research

As humanity seeks to transform Mars from an inhospitable place of certain death to a planet people will feel at home on, we will need to carefully manage the Martian ecosystem. This will necessarily be a multicultural undertaking. China, India, and Russia all have Mars missions planned. The United Arab Emirates is designing a city of over 600,000 to be built on Mars. Unlike Antarctica where most visitors are scientists and food is imported, Mars will be populated by families. Time, distance, gravity and the severe demands on Earth’s overstressed biosphere dictate that Martians will need to grow their own food.

As the massive logistic and technical hurdles challenging our presence on Mars are worked out, the process of cultural selection and design has already begun. Martian Tea believes open-minded cooperation and understanding will be paramount to survival on Mars. We propose that future Martian thinking can impact our present life on Earth.

The Martian Tea research team has observed that Sweden is often held up as a positive example of how government can serve a population. Universal healthcare and lengthy paternity leave are commonly referenced. However, even idyllic Sweden is not without problems.

In the United States, it’s easy to buy snacks made with cricket flour. Insect-based foods are not yet as common as Starbucks coffee, yet they are readily available. In Sweden, on the other hand, it is currently illegal to sell insect-based foods. Lack of sufficient medical studies is held up as a rationale, yet insects are a large and important part of many non-Swedish diets. Many areas in Sweden are overrun with protein-rich slugs, yet they are wasted.

Martian Tea wishes to simultaneously learn from Sweden’s progressive policies while challenging its irrational conservatism. Even in the most optimistic scenarios Martians will likely face situations similar to that of so many unfortunate Swedish farmers who find their crops plagued by slugs. How can they be stopped? How can they be eaten? Should selling slug-flour muffins really be illegal?
Erik Sanner