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Doreen Garner

Doreen Garner’s work depicts the history of black bodies subject to scientific objectification, experimentation, humiliation and torture. She translates this documentation that she cannot unread into objects, videos, and performances that people cannot unsee. Unanesthetized surgeries and unwarranted medical experiments re-emerge in glass and silicone sculpture. These rubbery, transparent carcasses become objects of desire, glittered with wet silicon, latex, Swarovski crystals and hair.

Doreen Garner has exhibited her work at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn; Pioneer Works, Brooklyn; The National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C., and more.

Current Resident: Sep 1, 2017–Nov 30, 2017

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Studio #306


Marte Danielsen Jølbo

Marte Danielsen Jølbo is a curator, writer and editor. Her curatorial practice is concerned with site-specificity and transdisciplinary collaborations. She is interested in self-organisation, the relationship between curator and artist and in developing new tools and methods for curatorial writing.

Marte Danielsen Jølbo is a co-founder of Another Space, a project space for art and architecture, and is also co-founder and editor of the web journal Contemporary Art Stavanger. She is the author and editor of several essays and art publications. She has curated exhibitions at Open Source Gallery, New York City; Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City; insitu, Berlin, among others. Jølbo participated in Curatorial Program for Research, Mexico, 2017, and is the recipient of a Stavanger Curatorial Fellowship.

Raul Valverde

Raul Valverde is a multimedia artist based in New York. His projects are context-specific and often involve the use of appropriation, illusion and irony. Valverde works with a variety of media, including installations, computer-generated simulations, social interventions, photography and publications.

Raul Valverde (born Madrid, 1980) received a BFA from Complutense University of Madrid, an MA from Central Saint Martins, London, and an MFA from School of Visual Arts, New York. He is a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship and an Artist In The Marketplace Fellow at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Valverde has exhibited at the #1 Cartagena Biennial, Colombia, 2014; Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial, New York, 2013; La Casa Encendida, Madrid, 2012; Anthology Film Archives, New York, 2011; Instituto Cervantes de Milan, 2009; Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, 2008; and Royal College of Art, London, 2007, among others. Valverde has been teaching new media, video and photography at the Fine Arts Department of the School of Visual Arts in New York City since 2011.

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