Alison Nguyen’s work explores the ways in which images are produced, disseminated, and consumed within the current media landscape, exposing the socio-political conditions from which they arise. Creating strategies for dissent, she re-articulates mainstream cinematic language in unsettlingly seductive installation, video, and sculptural works that generate a self-aware gaze within which the viewer becomes both producer and consumer of their own spectacle.
Alison Nguyen (born 1986) received her B.A. from Brown University. Alison Nguyen has presented work at Ann Arbor Film Festival; CROSSROADS by San Francisco Cinematheque and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, among others. She has received residencies and fellowships from The Institute of Electronic Arts, Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center, BRIC, and Signal Culture. In 2018, Nguyen was featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film.alisonnguyen.com
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Joshua Liebowitz is interested in the elements of social and cultural interactions between persons and systems, and how these points of overlap shape the uncanny reality fabric. In his projects, he combines processes of investigative journalism, documentary, historical method, together with speculative fiction, poetics, and absurdist intervention to produce assemblages and installations of expanded research and varied materials. What Liebowitz is after in these works is a visible language that gives form and way to immaterial considerations, with the hope that in turn, the cycles of psychologic infrastructure that consequence personal experience and public policy reveal themselves as a navigable, if necessarily tensional space.
Joshua Liebowitz earned his BA at Columbia University. Liebowitz’s works have been shown at CAFA International Gallery, Beijing; Transmitter Gallery, New York; ISCP, Pioneer Works, The Boiler|Pierogi, and NARS Foundation (New York), amongst others. His commissions include The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church; Flux Factory; Electric Objects, and his works have been discussed in a variety of publications, including The Atlantic; Art News; Art Uncovered; ArtFCity; Jacket 2; Packet BiWeekly; Huffington Post; and Bedford+Bowery. He lives and works in New York City.joshualiebowitz.com
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Mariajosé Fernández-Plenge is interested in the effects of time. She works primarily with photography, sculpture and installation. Her most recent work explores how the passing years have affected the relationship between mankind and nature, and the consequences of it.
Mariajosé Fernández-Plenge has exhibited work at Casa de América, Madrid; the United States Embassy of Peru, Lima; and the International Center of Photography, New York City, among others.mfernandezplenge.com