Miatta Kawinzi is a Kenyan-Liberian-American multidisciplinary artist working with sculptural installation, still and moving images, the voice and body, gesture, language, objects, space and sound to explore practices of re-imagining the self, identity, place, and culture through abstraction and poetics. Their work engages interior and exterior landscapes to illuminate themes of inter-connectivity, hybridity, diaspora, and queered temporalities. Kawinzi’s practice is informed by embodied research and an investment in the language of gesture as an expressive tool.
Miatta Kawinzi has exhibited work at PS122 Gallery; The Africa Center; and CUE Art Foundation, all in New York, among others.mkawstudio.com
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Nikita Shokhov’s virtual practice delves into the human condition, exploring issues such as whiteness and blackness, queer phenomenology, carnivalesque, religions, and technology. Shokhov uses spatial computing to create lens-based media ranging from traditional photography to volumetric cinematic forms. Employing a documentary approach, his works engage critical thinking, philosophy, political and social agendas.
Nikita Shokhov has exhibited work at Loop Barcelona, Spain; The Watermill Center, New York; and World Press Photo, Amsterdam, among others.nikitashokhov.art