Open StudiosApril 22–April 23, 2022
2022 Spring Open Studios
Opening Reception: Friday, April 22, 6–9pm
Open Hours: Saturday, April 23, 1-7pm
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Spring Open Studios is an exhibition of international contemporary art presented by the 38 artists and curators from 28 countries currently in residence. Guest speaker Chi Ossé, Chair, Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations, and Council Member for New York City’s 36th District, will make remarks during the opening reception.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required here.
Twice a year, ISCP offers the public access to private artists’ and curators’ studios to view artwork and share one-on-one conversations. This year, ISCP invites the public to engage in dialogue around contemporary art with arts professionals from across the globe. Concentrated in a three-story postindustrial loft building on the edge of Bushwick, ISCP supports the creative advancement of residents, with a robust program of individual workspaces and professional benefits.
Sharon Norwood’s Drawing Room, the first New York solo exhibition by Sharon Norwood, curated by ISCP resident Dr. Petrina Dacres, will be on view in the first floor project space. Drawing inspiration from the shape of Black hair, Noorwood’s work’s starting point is often a curly line. In her abstract prints and paintings, she intertwines organic lines to act as gestural markings; in her ceramic sculptures and installations, the curly line surfaces in interwoven geometric shapes. Norwood’s formal gestures symbolically reference the Black body and its relationship to politics of labor, beauty and race.
In addition, Lizania Cruz: Every Immigrant Is a Writer/Todo Inmigrante Es un Escritor, a solo exhibition of works by Lizania Cruz, an ISCP International artist-in-residence, will be on view in the 2nd floor gallery. The exhibition delves into individual and collective experiences of Black immigrants and first-generation Black Americans, culminating the artist’s five-year project, We the News. It encompasses the many creative and participatory formats that Cruz’s iterative project has taken since 2017, ranging from community story circles, a newsstand display of zines available for visitors to activate, to workshops convened for immigrants to trace their routes to get to the United States.
Open Studios participating artists and curators: Hana Al-Saadi (Qatar), Alchemyverse – Bicheng Liang and Yixuan Shao (China/United States), James Beckett (South Africa/The Netherlands/United States), AnaMary Bilbao (Portugal/Spain), Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov (Russia), María Gabler (Chile), Ignacio González-Lang (Puerto Rico/United States), Pavlo Grazhdanskij (Ukraine), Anthony Iacono (United States), Agostino Iacurci (Italy), Saya Irie (Japan), Sydney G. James (United States), Steven Anthony Johnson II (United States), Kyoung eun Kang (South Korea/United States), Tali Keren (United States), Kubra Khademi (Afghanistan/France), Taryn Kneteman (Canada), Alice Nien-Pu Ko (Taiwan), Ying-Chiun Lee (Taiwan), Lolo y Lauti (Argentina), Tyler Los-Jones (Canada), Ana Manso (Portugal), Joiri Minaya (United States/Dominican Republic), Fatima Moallim (Sweden), Maliyamungu Muhande (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Vibe Overgaard (Denmark), Civan Özkanoğlu (Turkey/United States), Anssi Pulkkinen (Finland), Sümer Sayın (Turkey), Nina Schuiki (Austria/Germany), Skaus (Norway), Oriane Stender (United States), Joani Tremblay (Canada), and Kenji Yamada (Japan).
ISCP thanks the following residency sponsors: AES+F; Alberta Foundation for the Arts; Alice and Lawrence Weiner; BARRO Arte Contemporáneo; Beca Arte, CCU – Corporación Cultural La Araucana; Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond; Bunkacho – Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan; Canada Council for the Arts; Danish Arts Foundation; Danna and Ed Ruscha; Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport of Austria; Fire Station – Qatar Museums; Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian; Hartfield Foundation; Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; IASPIS – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists; Italian Cultural Institute of New York; Jerome Foundation; La Fondation pour l’Art Contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon; Luso-American Development Foundation – FLAD; Ministry of Culture, Taiwan; New York City Council Member for the 33rd District; New York City Council Member for the 34th District; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway; Pola Art Foundation; Pollock-Krasner Foundation; SAHA Association; Stavanger County Municipality; The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University; The Kettering Family Foundation; The New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; Toby Devan Lewis; Uniarts Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts in partnership with Saastamoinen Foundation; and Arts Promotion Center Finland.
This program is supported, in part, by Consulate General of Finland in New York; Consulate General of Sweden in New York; Evelyn Toll Family Foundation; Golden Artist Colors, Inc.; Google; Grimm Artisanal Ales; Hartfield Foundation; Jane Farver Memorial Fund; Materials for the Arts; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; New York City Council Member for the 33rd District; New York City Council Member for the 34th District; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York; Toby Devan Lewis; Vision Fund; Wilhelm Family Foundation; William Talbott Hillman Foundation; and Woodbury Foundation.
In addition to the many individuals who support ISCP, the members of Director’s Circle are also thanked for their largesse: Anne Altchek, William Harrison, Samar Maziad, and Laurie Sprayregen.
This event is free and open to the public ($10 suggested donation).