ISCP Talk
July 20, 2021, 4–5pm

Artists at Work: Frank Wang Yefeng in conversation with Danielle Shang

Artist-in-residence Frank Wang Yefeng and Art Historian Danielle Shang will have a conversation for this Artists at Work event. They will discuss Yefeng’s latest research and creative activities, which scrutinize the identities frequently immersed in self-negotiation, the establishment of nomadic subjectivities, and the possibilities of conceiving new imaginations for the Sinophone communities situated outside geopolitical China proper. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

Frank Wang Yefeng works across various media, including 3D animation, video installation, sculpture, and writing. His migratory experience at a young age drives him to explore his reality as a multicultural individual. The estrangement from his origins and absence of home have turned into a state of constant “inbetweenness” for this artist. Ambivalent characters play essential roles in Yefeng’s works, where he explores the transmission of affect and the in-between states of nomadic subjects in both virtual and physical realms.

Tune into the Instagram Live here on Tuesday, July 20th at 4pm EDT.

Yefeng has exhibited work at BRIC Biennial, Brooklyn; Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing, China; and Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, among others. He is an Associate Professor for the Art Department at Rhode Island College.  

Danielle Shang is a Los Angeles-based writer, art historian and exhibition organizer. She is also the Overseas Director of Cc Art Foundation. Her research focuses on the impact of globalization, urban renewal, social change, and class restructuring on art-making and the narrative of art history. 

Shang has been a guest speaker at the Hammer Museum, UCLA’s Art Department & Art History Department, and Sotheby Institute of Art, and contributed to journals such as Mousse, Heichi, ArtForum, Art Asia Pacific, YiShu-Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, and LEAP, among others.

This program is supported, in part, by 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; NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust; Hartfield Foundation; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Teiger Foundation; Willem de Kooning Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.

4–5pm

Participating Residents

ISCP Talk
June 29, 2021, 3-4pm

Artists at Work: Francesco Simeti in Conversation with Ilaria Conti

For this Artists at Work talk, resident Francesco Simeti and independent curator Ilaria Conti will talk about Simeti’s multidisciplinary work. They have gotten to know each other virtually during the pandemic, through conversations centered around art and politics. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

Francesco Simeti creates site-specific installations, which the artist describes as “aesthetically enchanting scenes yet possibly disturbing” as they reveal a complex subtext upon closer inspection. Since the late nineties, he has explored the environmental crisis, and numerous conflicts and consequent displacements of people, through site specific installations, sculptures and video animations. During his time at ISCP, Simeti has been working on a new series of collages and on a new video animation concerning water and rising sea levels.

Tune into the Instagram Live here on Tuesday, June 29th at 3pm EDT.

Francesco Simeti has exhibited work at Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy; Mass Moca, North Adams; and Rhode Island School of Design, among others.

Independent curator Ilaria Conti focuses on research-based practices engaging with decolonial epistemologies and the relationship between institutional infrastructures, communal care, and civic agency. She served as Research Curator at the Centre Pompidou, Exhibitions and Programs Director at CIMA New York, Assistant Curator of the 2016 Marrakech Biennale, and Samuel H. Kress Interpretive Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is Vice-President of the African Art in Venice Forum.

This program is supported, in part, by 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; NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust; Hartfield Foundation; Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Teiger Foundation; VIA Art Fund; Willem de Kooning Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation. 

3-4pm

Participating Residents

ISCP Talk
May 27, 2021, 4-5pm

Artists at Work: Daniel Ramos in Conversation with Monica Espinel hosted by Culture Pass

Artists at Work: Daniel Ramos in Conversation with Monica Espinel hosted by Culture Pass is a virtual event hosted by Culture Pass, a collaborative program coordinated by Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library and The New York Public Library. 

Registration is required here. This event will be presented in Spanish. Subtitles will be available. Scroll down for text in English.

Este evento virtual es presentado por Culture Pass, un programa colaborativo coordinado por Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library y The New York Public Library, en colaboración con ISCP. Desplácese hacia abajo para ver la descripción del evento en inglés.

En diciembre del 2020, el artista estadounidense Daniel Ramos, llegó a la residencia ISCP en Brooklyn manejando una camioneta cargada con cientos de negativos fotográficos, madera recuperada y objetos encontrados en la casa de su familia en México. Para este evento, Ramos estará acompañado de la curadora independiente, Monica Espinel, quien lo entrevistará sobre la trayectoria de su práctica artística y la dirección experimental que ha tomado su trabajo desde su llegada a ISCP.

La registración para el evento es requisito para atender aquí. Este evento se presentará en español.

Daniel Ramos es un fotógrafo y artista estadounidense. Ha representado la vida y los paisajes de la clase trabajadora mexicana en los Estados Unidos y en México durante más de 20 años. Al comienzo de su carrera, Ramos decidió que las personas en su vida —familia, amigos, compañeros de trabajo— serían los sujetos de su trabajo. Ramos usa la fotografía como un vehículo para amplificar la presencia de sus sujetos en el mundo y recientemente ha comenzado a ir más allá de la tradición fotográfica de crear en una sola imagen. Ramos se atrevió a salir de los confines de la clase trabajadora para seguir una carrera en las artes, un conflicto que para él era más grande que el conflicto de su identidad cultural. Quién el es se seguirá definiendo día a día y no disminuye su deseo de pertenecer a la sociedad y al mundo.

En Marzo de 2020, Ramos completó el programa Spring International Artist-In-Residence en Artpace San Antonio, Texas y recibió el Premio Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor otorgado por el Center of Documentary Studies de la Universidad de Duke en 2018. Ramos será un Artista en residencia en Light Work, Syracuse, NY en Junio de 2021.

Monica Espinel es crítica y curadora independiente especializada en Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de América Latina. Es candidata a doctorado en Historia del Arte, The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Ha trabajado en el Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Whitney Museum of American Art, la Bienal de Liverpool y Wave Hill, así como en galerías, ferias de arte, y espacios independientes. Recientemente, fue curadora invitada en Artpace (San Antonio, TX, 2020). Sus intereses incluyen temas de representación, redes artísticas internacionales, la intersección del arte y la política, el cuerpo, el cine, la literatura, el arte de acción, y la cultura visual.

Este programa está apoyada, en parte, por 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; NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.; Teiger Foundation; Willem de Kooning Foundation; y William Talbott Hillman Foundation.


In December 2020, American artist Daniel Ramos arrived at his ISCP residency in Brooklyn in a well-traveled van filled with hundreds of photographic negatives, reclaimed wood, and other found art materials from his family home in Mexico. For this event, he will be in conversation with independent curator Monica Espinel, who will interview him about his art practice and the experimental direction his work has taken at ISCP. 

Daniel Ramos is an American photographer and artist. He has depicted the lives and landscapes of the Mexican working-class world in the United States and in Mexico for over 20 years. Early on in his career, he decided that the people in his life—family, friends, co-workers—would be the subjects of his work. Ramos uses photography as a vehicle to amplify their presence in the world and has recently begun moving beyond the single image convention of picture making. Ramos dared to step out of the confines of the working class to pursue a career in the arts, a conflict which to him was greater than his cultural identity. Who he is will continue to be defined day by day and does not diminish his desire to belong to society and the world.

In March 2020, Ramos completed the Spring International Artist-In-Residence program at Artpace San Antonio, Texas and was the recipient of the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize granted from the Center of Documentary Studies at Duke University in 2018. Ramos will be an Artist-In-Residence at Light Work, Syracuse, NY in June 2021.

Monica Espinel is an independent curator and writer specialized in Modern and Contemporary Art from Latin America and is a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Art at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. She has worked at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Whitney Museum of American Art, Liverpool Biennial, and Wave Hill, as well as galleries, art fairs, and alternative art spaces. Most recently, she guest curated the International Artist-In-Residence Program at Artpace in San Antonio, TX (2020). Her research interests include issues of representation, international artistic networks, the intersection of art and politics, the body, film, literature, performance, and visual culture.

This program is supported, in part, by 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; NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.; Teiger Foundation; Willem de Kooning Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.

4-5pm
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