ISCP Talk
February 20, 2024, 6:30–7:30pm

Artists at Work: Vincent Chong in conversation with Melinda Lang

For this Artists at Work, ISCP artist-in-residence Vincent Chong will present on their practice and speak with Melinda Lang, Director of Programs and Exhibitions at ISCP, about their interest in traditional Chinese calligraphy, Queer club culture, portrait painting, and community. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

Vincent Chong (莊志明) is a Queer mixed-race Chinese-American painter, performer, calligrapher, and community organizer. They paint portraits of members of their QTAPI (Queer & Trans Asian Pacific Islander) and QTBIPOC (Queer & Trans Black Indigenous & People of Color) communities and create performances combining high camp drag, gogo, and gymnastics aesthetics with live large-scale calligraphy demonstrations. Chong has shown work at Lehman College Art Gallery, New York; La MaMa Galleria, New York; Skånes Konstförening, Sweden; SoMad, New York; Bodeguita 718, New York; The Museum of Chinese in America, New York; Site Gallery, New York; and the Provincetown Art Association Museum, Massachusetts. They have performed at several New York venues and parks including Columbus Park; Center for Performance Research; MoMA PS1; Abrons Arts Center; Movement Research at The Judson Church; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Center for Book Arts.

This program is supported by Celebrate the Studio; Hartfield Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; James Rosenquist Foundation; van Beuren Charitable Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.

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Accessibility information: Please note that the entrance to ISCP has seven steps and a ramp, which is ADA compliant. There are seven artist studios and one exhibition space which can be accessed on the first floor of ISCP. There is an accessible bathroom on the first floor at the end of the hallway, up one step, where the artist studios are located. To access the second floor there is a staircase with a grab bar installed on the right side with 22 steps. The second floor has 22 artist and curator studios, one exhibition space, and a lounge where remarks by our guest speaker will take place. To access the third floor there is a staircase with a grab bar installed on the right side with 24 steps. The third floor has five artist and curator studios. ISCP  can access a freight elevator to bring visitors between the first and second floors on request.

ISCP can offer two reserved parking spaces on request for people with disabilities. Please email Veronica Sanchez at vsanchez@iscp-nyc.org to request a parking space and/or freight elevator usage.

6:30–7:30pm

Participating Residents

ISCP Talk
January 30, 2024, 6:30–7:30

Artists at Work: Azita Moradkhani in Conversation with William Chan

For this Artists at Work, ISCP artist-in-residence Azita Moradkhani will be joined by artist and activist William Chan. They will discuss Moradkhani’s practice and her interest in various societal norms such as censorship, and the complex dynamics of power and vulnerability in relation to the female body in both Iran and the United States. Their conversation will be followed by a Q&A.

Azita Moradkhani’s practice is influenced by Persian art, culture, and politics as a result of her upbringing in Tehran. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as the Royal Academy of Arts, London; Newport Art Museum, Rhode Island; and the Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), China. In June 2023, she was the subject of a solo exhibition at Jane Lombard Gallery, New York. Currently, Moradkhani teaches at Parsons School of Design, New York, and Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island.

William Chan is a mutual aid organizer, activist, and artist. His works on Iraq are held at public libraries such as the Tim Hetherington Library at the Bronx Documentary Center, New York; Tate Modern, London; Yale University, Connecticut; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and Harvard University, Massachusetts, among others. He is co-director of Transmitter Gallery and Field Projects Gallery, both in New York

This program is supported by Alice and Lawrence Weiner; Danna and Ed Ruscha; Hartfield Foundation; Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso; 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; James Rosenquist Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.
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Accessibility information: Please note that the entrance to ISCP has seven steps and a ramp, which is ADA compliant. There are seven artist studios and one exhibition space which can be accessed on the first floor of ISCP. There is an accessible bathroom on the first floor at the end of the hallway, up one step, where the artist studios are located. To access the second floor there is a staircase with a grab bar installed on the right side with 22 steps. The second floor has 22 artist and curator studios, one exhibition space, and a lounge where remarks by our guest speaker will take place. To access the third floor there is a staircase with a grab bar installed on the right side with 24 steps. The third floor has five artist and curator studios. ISCP  can access a freight elevator to bring visitors between the first and second floors on request.

ISCP can offer two reserved parking spaces on request for people with disabilities. Please email Veronica Sanchez at vsanchez@iscp-nyc.org to request a parking space and/or freight elevator usage.

6:30–7:30

Participating Residents

ISCP Talk
January 16, 2024, 6:30–7:30pm

Artists at Work: Coralie Vogelaar in Conversation with Chiarina Chen

For this Artists at Work, ISCP artist-in-residence Coralie Vogelaar will present a performative lecture in development that reflects on new gestures, movements, and interactions in contemporary society. The presentation will be followed by a conversation between the artist and Chiarina Chen, independent curator and writer. They will discuss Vogelaar’s work and how it relates to ideas about magic, machine psychology, noise versus signal, and interconnectedness. 

Coralie Vogelaar is an interdisciplinary artist who integrates social and behavioral science in her practice. Working with experts from various disciplines including data analysis, choreography, and sound design, Vogelaar creates performances, videos, and multimedia installations that investigate the relationship between human and machine by applying machine logic to the human body. She has exhibited work at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands; HeK (House of Electronic Arts), Switzerland; The Photographers’ Gallery, England; ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany; and WhiteBox, New York, among others.

Chiarina Chen is a New York-based independent curator and writer. From a psychology and art history background, her curatorial praxis explores diasporic conditions and posthuman subjectivity. She has produced international projects that merge art and emotional technology and range from mixed media, sound installations, cyborg performances, and experimental theater. Chen has curated exhibitions including Poetics of Inquiry: How to Stay with Trouble, at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusets, The Tale of Errantry at Chain Theater, New York, Collecting Anxiety, presented in multiple venues, Is This Intimacy? at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and Krinzinger Projekte, both in Vienna, Magic Back to Town at Cyborg Foundation, and the Posthuman Research Center, New York University, both in New York, and The Wasteland of the Future, at the Shanghai Himalayas Museum and Art and Philosophy Center, Fudan University, Shanghai. 

This program is supported by Mondriaan Fund; Hartfield Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; James Rosenquist Foundation; van Beuren Charitable Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.
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Accessibility information: Please note that the entrance to ISCP has seven steps and a ramp, which is ADA compliant. There are seven artist studios and one exhibition space which can be accessed on the first floor of ISCP. There is an accessible bathroom on the first floor at the end of the hallway, up one step, where the artist studios are located. To access the second floor there is a staircase with a grab bar installed on the right side with 22 steps. The second floor has 22 artist and curator studios, one exhibition space, and a lounge where remarks by our guest speaker will take place. To access the third floor there is a staircase with a grab bar installed on the right side with 24 steps. The third floor has five artist and curator studios. ISCP  can access a freight elevator to bring visitors between the first and second floors on request.

ISCP can offer two reserved parking spaces on request for people with disabilities. Please email Veronica Sanchez at vsanchez@iscp-nyc.org to request a parking space and/or freight elevator usage.

6:30–7:30pm

Participating Residents