Ustina Yakovleva creates paintings, graphic works, and objects. A large part of her practice is informed by graphic works consisting of identical individual strokes that create abstract compositions; an automatic writing of sorts that binds time into material form. In her works in other media, she follows similar principles: embroideries evolve into organic structures, fabric sculptures grow to resemble continents or icebergs, or possibly electronic circuits rooted in empty air.
Residents from Russia
Patricia Margarita Hernandez
Patricia Margarita Hernández is a curator and researcher based in Brooklyn. Her work, which is often grounded in collaboration, focuses on the intersections of digital technology, climate change, and feminist theory. Most recently, she was an assistant curator at Dia Art Foundation, New York, NY. Hernández also held the position of Associate Director at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, the first artist-run collective dedicated to feminist practices within the United States. At A.I.R., she co-curated exhibitions such as Dialectics of Entanglement: Do We Exist Together? and The Scalability Project.
Since 2015, Patricia Margarita Hernández has been a founding member of Alliance of the Southern Triangle (A.S.T.), an art and design initiative that employs the art field as a platform from which to broaden interdisciplinary collaboration with a focus on urbanism and sea level rise. Its members include Diann Bauer, Felice Grodin, and Elite Kedan. Recent exhibitions with A.S.T. include Intertidal, ArtCenter South Florida, Miami, FL (2018) and Sharjah Biennale 13, Sharjah, UAE (2017). Hernández holds a master’s degree from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
Residents from Cuba
Charles Moore holds a Masters in museum studies from Harvard University. At Harvard, his Master’s thesis discussed the inequalities of partnership programs between schools in Black communities and art museums. . Recently, he entered a Doctorate program at Columbia University, where he plans to explore artworks made by people of color.