ISCP Talk
May 28, 2024, 6:30–7:30pm

Artists at Work: Insoon Ha in conversation with Feng-Yi Chu

For this Artists at Work, ISCP artist-in-residence Insoon Ha will be joined by ISCP curator-in-residence Feng-Yi Chu. They will discuss Ha’s practice and how it references gender inequality, structural violence and trauma, and notions of pathos. A Q&A with the audience will follow. 

Insoon Ha, a Seoul-born artist currently based in Toronto, Canada, works across sculpture, installation, performance, photography, and video. Her practice explores themes of power, colonialism, hybridity, and the abject. Ha’s work has been exhibited at venues including the Art Gallery of Guelph, Ontario; La Centrale Gallery, Montreal; Latitude 53, Edmonton; Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; A Space Gallery, Toronto; McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario, all in Canada; Whanki Museum, Seoul, Korea; and CEPA Gallery and the Albright-Knox Museum, both in Buffalo, New York.

Feng-Yi Chu is a curator from Taiwan. His curatorial practice explores the integration of mysticism in art across cultures and eras through curatorial endeavors spanning exhibitions, research, and podcasts. Chu has curated exhibitions including Zoom of Inverted Forms (collateral event of 2020 Taiwan Art Biennial), Dear Block Chen, Solid Art, Taipei, and Relocating Divinity: Being an Atheistic Theist, Waley Art, Taipei.

This program is supported by Canada Council for the Arts; Ministry of Culture, Taiwan; 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
May 21, 2024, 6:30–7:30pm

Artists at Work: Yoshie Sakai in conversation with Lauren Wolchik

For this Artists at Work, ISCP artist-in-residence Yoshie Sakai will be joined by curator Lauren Wolchik. Sakai will present on her practice including her immersive installation series KOKO’s Love and Grandma Entertainment Franchise. She will speak with Wolchik about her unique world-building which is centered on accessibility and nurturing human connection while critiquing capitalist productions of space and ways of being. They will also discuss Sakai’s extensive experience in artist residencies across the country. A Q&A with the audience will follow. 

Based in Gardena, California, Yoshie Sakai is a multimedia artist who works with video, sculpture, installation, and performance. Sakai has exhibited her work at the University Art Gallery, California State University Dominguez Hills; Verge Center for the Arts; Chinese American Museum Los Angeles; Torrance Art Museum; and Vincent Price Art Museum, all in California; and John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Wisconsin. Sakai is a recipient of ISCP’s 2024 Vision Fund Residency.

Lauren Wolchik is an independent curator, producer, and the Founder & Director of GLORIA’S, a project space that showcases work by underrepresented artists in New York City and beyond. Wolchik is currently the Director, Exhibitions at Pace Gallery, New York. She has produced events at institutions including MoMA PS1 and Pioneer Works, and was a Guest Curator at the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency in 2019 and an Artist-in-Residence at Silent Barn in 2015. Wolchik curated Maliyamungu Gift Muhande: Kobikisa at ISCP in 2022.

This program is supported by Vision Fund; The National Endowment for the Arts; Jacques & Natasha Gelman Foundation; 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