In her practice, Paky Vlassopoulou explores issues such as the production of knowledge, historization and ruins. Most recently, she has been particularly interested in the politics of service industries in relation to notions of care and hospitality. Her work often takes the form of an event, open to participation and discussion. In 2012, together with artists Chrysanthi Koumianaki and Kosmas Nikolaou, she co-founded 3 137, an artist run space operating in Athens, Greece.
Paky Vlassopoulou has had work commissioned by NEON Foundation and Whitechapel Gallery at the Gennadius Library/The American School of Classical Studies, Athens; and has exhibited work in a project by the New Museum, New York, and the DESTE Foundation, at the Benaki Museum, Athens, and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others.pakyvlassopoulou.com
Residents from Greece
Duy Hoàng’s practice focuses on the links between the connections/disconnections one experiences with their surrounding environment, between the mundanes to the phenomena, and from the potential of growth to the inevitability of decay. His work focuses on our relationship to the minute details around us in conjunction with the vast environment we are in. Hoàng entered the United States as a Vietnamese immigrant during his adolescent years and the transitional moment triggered his necessity for intensive observation and awareness.
Duy Hoàng has exhibited work at Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore; Wave Hill, New York; and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, among others.duy-h.com
Residents from United States
Conrad Egyir’s work borrows from Afrocentric folklore that is rooted in political and religious erudition. He creates narrative paintings that focus on subjects from the Afro-diaspora who interact with identical versions of themselves. Concurrently they take on multiple staged roles as both an antagonist and a protagonist, a friend and foe, or a noble and a commoner as a tool that behooves the viewer to step into the multiple incarnations of each subject, in reverence of a collective human spirit.