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Current Resident: Jun 1, 2024–Aug 31, 2024

Vision Fund

Studio #203

Artist

Kearra Amaya Gopee

Kearra Amaya Gopee (they/them) is an anti-disciplinary visual artist from Carapichaima, Kairi (the larger of the twin-island nation known as Trinidad and Tobago), living on Lenape land (New York). Using video, sculpture, sound, writing and other media, they identify both violence and time as primary conditions that undergird the anti-Black world in which they work: a world that they are intent on working against through myriad collective interventions. They live and work between Trinidad and Tobago and New York City.

Kearra Amaya Gopee has exhibited work at The Kitchen, New York; Third Horizon Film Festival, Miami; and REDCAT, Los Angeles, among others.

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Studio #204

Curator

Chiara Ianeselli

Dr. Ianeselli earned her Ph.D. in Cultural Heritage Analysis and Management from the IMT School for Advanced Studies in Lucca, Italy. Renowned for her curatorial projects and exhibition coordination, she has contributed to dOCUMENTA (13), the 14th Istanbul Biennial, and documenta fifteen. Specializing in research-based creative initiatives, multidisciplinary collaborations, and trans-historical perspectives, she is particularly interested in experimental approaches. By combining art-historical research with contemporary debates on collection accessibility, she promotes methodological inquiries in exhibition making. Currently, she is developing MAXXI Med in Sicily.

Dr. Ianeselli has curated exhibitions at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, Italy; and de Waag, Netherlands, among others.

Current Resident: Jun 1, 2024–Aug 31, 2024

Icelandic Art Center

Studio #205

Artist

Kristín Helga Ríkharðsdóttir

Interdisciplinary artist Kristín Helga Ríkharðsdóttir works with staged photography, sculptures, tapestry paintings, video, and audio. By blending phenomena and familiar imagery, she explores the hyperreality of her everyday environment. Ríkharðsdóttir is interested in the contrast between the natural, the man-made, and the staged and work is influenced by personal experiences and visual surroundings, as well as by math, sci-fi, cult movies, advertisements, memes, and stock images.

Kristín Helga Ríkharðsdóttir has exhibited work at Hafnarborg Museum, Iceland; The Living Art Museum, Iceland; and 80WSE Gallery, New York, among others.

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