Alexis Dahan’s work is an examination of the different forms taken by the city’s erosion. He creates public interventions directly on the street by disrupting existing relations we have with common urban elements such as payphones, fire hydrant, pot-holes, fire alarms, news racks or cobblestone roads. He also maintains a studio practice where he creates sculptures that use the manufactured urban object as raw material to give it a new form and a new purpose. Dahan uses charcoal drawing to document some urban phenomenon that he finds particularly engaging aesthetically.
Alexis Dahan is a French artist and writer who has been living in New York since 2005. He completed his master’s degree in Literature and Philosophy in Paris and studied Journalism at New York University in 2007. Dahan had his first solo exhibition at Half Gallery in 2012. In 2013, Dahan’s installation We serve selected texts was installed at the entrance of Dia Art Foundation’s headquarters in Chelsea. Since, Dahan has had several solo shows in the United States and Europe, including a commission by the Art Production Fund and an intervention with the Fire Department New York. He has conducted and published interviews with artists including Joseph Kosuth, Jeff Wall, Gabriel Orozco, Lawrence Weiner, Giuseppe Penone and Barbara Kruger.alexisdahan.com
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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.valverderaul.com
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Naomi Andrée Campbell’s interdisciplinary practice explores natural systems of the body, its environment and how this is subjectively translated through our senses, employing a wide variety of techniques and materials ranging from X-rays to ice to paint. Campbell’s malleable worlds inspire and connect in, as much as create gaps through, a layered look at memory, perception, identity and permanence as constructs that guide her practice and philosophy. Campbell subverts expectation, forcing questions to arise rather than providing answers. A background in art and science prompted the adoption of this open-ended approach intrinsic to her work. Continually questioning the world through the changing lens of global conditions has resulted in a range of work discussing long-standing investigations into areas of environmental science.
Naomi Andrée Campbell (born in Montreal, Canada) lives and works in Brooklyn. Campbell’s work is found in permanent public collections including the MTA Arts for Transit, New York and The New York Public Library. She has contributed to American Artist, Artscape and Linea Art Journal and her work has been included in numerous publications including Art Students League of New York on Painting. Campbell has exhibited at Denise Bibro Fine Arts, New York; Asian Contemporary Art Fair, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Croatia and represented by Yellow Peril Gallery at SCOPE Miami and New York. She is a visiting critic at Vytlacil Residency Program and has been a guest speaker at Lehman College and Pratt Institute, and an instructor at the Art Students League of New York since 2007.naomicampbellartprojects.com