October 12, 2022, 6–7pm

Alban Muja and Kari Conte in Conversation

For this ISCP Talk, ISCP alumnus Alban Muja will be in conversation with Kari Conte.

In their conversation, Muja and Conte will discuss the artist’s 2021 ISCP solo exhibition, Family Album, that restaged the Kosovo Pavilion of the 58th Venice Biennale. It featured a three-channel documentary video installation tracing the stories of several Kosovo children from the Kosovo War in 1998 and 1999 to their present-day realities. They will also consider Muja’s latest installation and paintings for Manifesta 14 in Prishtina. This clandestine project titled Above Everyone looks at the post-war vernacular architecture that sprouted on the roofs of existing buildings in Kosovo. 

Alban Muja is a Kosovan contemporary artist who lives and works between Berlin and Prishtina. Influenced primarily by the social, political and economic transformation processes in the wider surrounding region, he investigates history and socio-political themes and links them to his position in Kosovo today.

Muja’s selected exhibitions include: Manifesta 14, Prishtina; Ludwig Museum, Budapest; MAXXI Museum, Rome; Autostrada Biennale; Charim Gallery, Vienna; 3rd Industrial Art Biennial, Istria, Croatia; Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, MOMus Experimental Center for the Arts, Thessaloniki; Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn; Guangdong Museum of Art; Museum Of Contemporary Art – Skopje; MeetFactory, Prague; James Gallery, New York; City Art Gallery of Ljubljana; Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou; Museum of Fine Art, Split; National Gallery of Kosovo; National Gallery of Arts, Tirana; as well as many others.

Kari Conte is a curator and writer focused on global contemporary art. She is Senior Advisor, ISCP. 

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Major support for this program is provided by the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo. This program is also supported by the The Consulate General of the Republic of Kosovo in New York; Hartfield Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.


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October 3–October 18, 2022

2022 ISCP Benefit Auction

October 3–October 18, 12PM EDT: Silent Auction on Artsy
October 3–October 17, 6:30PM EDT: Live Auction Lots on Artsy
October 17, 7:30PM EDT: Live Auction at James Cohan conducted by Sarah Krueger of Phillips

The International Studio & Curatorial Program 2022 Benefit Auction powered by Artsy features over 35 works by ISCP’s international alumni and supporters, with a range of pieces by emerging, mid-career, and world-renowned artists.

Click here to browse and bid on Silent Auction artworks.

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Auction Artworks by:

Ferguson Amo,* Anna Arnauld, Joseph Buckley,* Ellen Carey, Mary Cassatt, Jesse Chun,* John Coplans, Craig Drennen, Max Estenger, Baris Gokturk,* Martine Gutierrez,* Arturo Herrera,* Duy Hoàng,* Joan Jonas, Melissa Joseph, Alex Katz, Lauren Kelley,* John L. Moore, Cary Leibowitz, Judith Linhares, Igor Makarevich, Amanda Means, Melissa Meyer, Manuel Molina Martagon, Devin N. Morris,* Alison Nguyen,* Ruth Orkin, Virginia Overton, Judith Blum Reddy, Susan Rothenberg, Pauline Shaw,* Ward Shelley, Gabriel Sierra, Francesco Simeti,* Sturtevant, Richard Tsao, Martha Wilson, Betty Yu,* and Sarah Zapata.*

*ISCP Alumni

A new limited edition by Michael Rakowitz and other limited editions are also available for purchase.

Since 1994, ISCP has welcomed over 1,800 residents from 90 countries to its residency program, offering a platform for the creative development and exchange between artists and curators. Help support ISCP’s mission to build and sustain a vibrant community of contemporary art practitioners and diverse audiences.

Thanks to the generosity of our artists and donors, all proceeds from the 2022 ISCP Benefit Auction will fund future residencies.

Join ISCP on Monday 17, 2022, from 6:30-8:30 PM EDT at James Cohan for an in-person closing event for the 2022 Benefit Auction with honoree ISCP alumna Moko Fukuyama.

Click here to purchase your ticket.

The 2022 Benefit Committee:
Danny Báez, Emma Bowen, Patricia L. Brundage (Co-Chair) and Billy Copley, Susan Brundage, Sarah Burney, David C. Terry, Yng-Ru Chen and Devin Gordon, Iliya Fridman, Alexandra Friedman, Karyn Issa Ginsberg-Greenwald, Cristina Gómez, Victoria Hawkins, Barbara Heizer, Sarah Jones, Karen Karp, Jeffrey Lee, Renè Melchor, Kai Matsumiya, John L. Moore, Cara M. Sheffler, Sophie O. Riese (Co-Chair) and Ian Muñoz, Lèna Saltos, Aaron Schwarz, Julia Speed, Naomi Firestone-Teeter and Adam Teeter, Mimi Thompson, Christina Yang, Meg and Richard Zakin.

ISCP Board of Directors:
Danny Báez, Courtney Willis Blair, Patricia L. Brundage, Yng-Ru Chen, Dennis Elliott, Monica Espinel, William Harrison, Sarah Jones, Karen Karp, Samar Maziad, Manu Mohan, Sophie O. Riese, Lèna Saltos, Marjorie Welish, and Arthur Zegelbone.

ISCP thanks the following donors and supporters:
Audree Anid; Art Projects International, New York; Danny Báez; Andrew Barron; Jayne H. Baum; Brooklyn Museum; Patricia L. Brundage; Morgan Bordlemay; Julia Clark; James Cohan; Celine Collazo; Caroline Couch;  CreativeStudy; Mary Engel; Francesca Minini, Milano; Gagosian; Grimm Artisanal Ales; Cristina Gómez; Victoria Hawkins; ISCP Young Patrons; JHB Gallery, New York; Kathryn T. Johnson; Sarah Jones; Steven Kaminski; Aditi Kapoor; Karen Karp; Quillan Rosen Kaser; Beth Kreider; Sarah Krueger of Phillips; Susan Laney; Laney Contemporary, Savannah; Jeff Lee; Paula Longendyke; Luce Productions; Lucy Lydon; Luhring Augustine, New York; Maivino; Marlborough, New York; Rene Melchor; John L. Moore; Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto; NARS Cosmetics; New Discretions, New York; Pierogi Gallery, New York; P·P·O·W Gallery, New York; REGULARNORMAL; Sophie O. Riese; Ruth Orkin Photo Archive, New York; RYAN LEE Gallery, New York; Lena Saltos; Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York; Hayden Smith; Julia Speed; Tequila Casa Dragones; The Art Newspaper; Gwenn Thomas; UOVO; Magalie Valverde; Julie Verdugo; Mai Vu; Douglas Walla; Marjorie Welish; and Arthur Zegelbone.

ISCP is extremely grateful to our event partners and sponsors James Cohan, Phillips, UOVO, The Art Newspaper, maivino, and Grimm Artisanal Ales.

Moko Fukuyama’s residency at ISCP in 2020-22 was generously supported by Alice and Lawrence Weiner, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, New York City Council District 34, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, Hartfield Foundation, Danna and Ed Ruscha, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Artist.

Can’t attend? Donate to support ISCP here.

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September 29, 2022, 6:30–7:30pm

Artists at Work: Manuel Aja Espil with Alejandro de la Guerra hosted by Culture Pass

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For this Artists at Work, Manuel Aja Espil, ISCP’s current resident from Argentina, will be in conversation with Alejandro de la Guerra, an artist and organizer from Nicaragua, at the Bushwick Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. At the center of their dialog will be discussion of Espil’s work in the context of Latin American art aesthetics. Both artists use imagery from art history and popular culture to tell stories about societal inequalities and political struggles. Playing with collective memory and coded imagery, they express a mix of humor and excitement with tragedy and dissent. 

This is a bilingual program, and will take place in both English and Spanish.

Manuel Aja Espil was born in 1987 in Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina. He studied filmmaking at Facultad Universidad del Cine and then painting, through courses, artists’ workshops, and on his own. He was at the 2016 edition of the Artist’s Program of Torcuato Di Tella University and was a resident at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2019. Manuel has exhibited in museums including the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (Terapia, 2020) and the Proa Foundation (Arte en Juego, 2022), Buenos Aires. His first solo exhibition was Wanda vs Azymetikah in 2012 at a small gallery venue in Buenos Aires. His most recent solo exhibitions were Anton Regularis (2017), Joseph Andreas (2018) and Los Viajes (2020), in Buenos Aires. Has taught at the Torcuato Di Tella University and his studio. Currently, he is an independent artist based in Buenos Aires.

Alejandro de la Guerra, born in Managua, Nicaragua (1986), is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from the Nicaraguan School of Fine Arts and was part of the first generation of the art school EspIRA-LA ESPORA. He is also a co-founding member of Malagana-Mácula, and has participated in three Central American biennials, residencies at the Anni & Josef Albers Foundation; the Artist Protection Fund; URRA in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Câmera Sete Casa da Fotografia de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; and RAPACES in Central America. His work has been exhibited internationally, including presentations at Museum of Zapopan and Chopo Museum, México City; Infinito Gallery, Buenos Aires Argentina; Vermelho Gallery, Brazil; T20 in Spain, Fuso in Portugal, Regina Rex, P.A.D. and the PINTA fair in New York, the Contemporary Art Gallery of UCONN in Storrs CT, Continental drift Arab, Romania, Real Academia de España in Roma, Italy, Sies+ Hoke Contemporary art gallery in Germany, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo in Costa Rica, Codice gallery and Museu Ortiz Guardian in Nicaragua.

This program is supported, in part, by the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation; Hartfield Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 33; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Legislature; The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.

Para este Artistas en Trabajo, Manuel Aja Espil, residente de ISCP de Argentina, conversará con Alejandro de la Guerra, artista y organizador de Nicaragua. En el centro de su diálogo estará la pregunta: ¿existe una estética del arte latinoamericano? Ambos utilizan imágenes de la historia del arte y la cultura popular para contar historias sobre las desigualdades sociales y las luchas políticas. Jugando con la memoria colectiva y las imágenes codificadas, expresan una mezcla de humor y emoción con tragedia y disidencia.

Manuel Aja Espil nació en 1987 en la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina; hijo de dos arquitectos. Comenzó a dibujar desde una edad temprana y en la escuela secundaria desarrolló un profundo interés por la historia del arte y la pintura. Estudió brevemente Dirección de Cine en la Facultad Universidad del Cine y luego comenzó a aprender pintura por su cuenta y a través de cursos y talleres de artistas. Estuvo en la edición 2016 del Programa de Artistas de la Universidad Torcuato Di Tella y fue residente en la residencia de arte Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture en 2019. Expone su obra desde 2011 y ha expuesto su trabajo en museos como el Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (Terapia, 2020) y Fundación Proa (Arte en Juego, 2022), en Buenos Aires. Su primera exposición individual fue Wanda vs Azymetikah en 2012 en una pequeña galería de Buenos Aires. Sus exposiciones individuales más recientes fueron Anton Regularis (2017), Joseph Andreas (2018) y Los Viajes (2020), en Buenos Aires. Ha dictado cursos sobre materiales para artistas en la Universidad Torcuato Di Tella y en su taller. Actualmente, artista independiente radicado en Buenos Aires.

Alejandro de la Guerra nació en Managua, Nicaragua, (1986) es un artista multidisciplinario, performer, profesor y poeta, con base en Brooklyn, Nueva York. Se graduó en la Escuela de Bellas Artes de Nicaragua y formó parte de la primera generación de la escuela de arte EspIRA-LA ESPORA. También es miembro cofundador de Malagana-Mácula, una galería autónoma temporal de arte nicaragüense y centroamericano. Alejandro ha participado en tres bienales centroamericanas, también ha participado en importantes residencias como Anni & Josef Albers Foundation, Artist Protection Fund co-patrocinado por SFA & El Instituto de la Universidad de Connecticut, así como URRA Buenos Aires, Argentina, Câmera Sete Casa da Fotografia de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte Brasil, y RAPACES de Centroamérica. Algunas de sus obras han sido expuestas en el Museo de Zapopan y, el Museo del Chopo, México DF, Galería Infinito, Buenos Aires Argentina, Galería Vermelho Brasil, T20 España, Fuso Portugal, Regina Rex, P.A.D. & PINTA fair, Nueva York, Contemporary Art Gallery of UCONN Storrs CT, Continental drift Arab, Rumanía,, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo de Costa Rica, Códice galería y Museu Ortiz Guardián de Nicaragua, Real Academia de España en Roma, Italia, Sies+ Hoke Contemporary art gallery Alemania.  

Este programa está apoyado, en parte, por Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation; Hartfield Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 33; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Legislature; The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; y William Talbott Hillman Foundation.

Imagen: Manuel Aja Espil, Azymetrikah y El Nuevo Orden Mundial, 2022, óleo sobre lino, 75.2 × 65.3  (191 cm x 166 cm)


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