Ιris Touliatou (born 1981, Athens, Greece) engages in a conceptual practice, which transposes the political, environmental and affective, and employs various mediums necessary for each intervention. Manifesting in sculpture, photography, sound, scent and text, her work often draws on found objects and creates open forms and shared experiences, to comment on time, intimacy, transience, mortality, economies and states of being.
Ιris Touliatou has exhibited work at The 7th Athens Biennale, Greece; DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Greece; and Palais de Tokyo, France, among others.
Residents from Greece
Through textiles, Sarah Zapata examines how her personal experience points to larger societal constructs, intersecting theories of gender, cultural identity, and spirituality. As the daughter of an evangelical Christian mother and a Peruvian father, ethnicity and religion were at the center of her family dynamics during her upbringing in Texas. Zapata’s Peruvian heritage attracted her to textiles from a young age. The material’s malleability and historical context, in turn, pushed her in the direction of her current artistic practice.
Sarah Zapata has exhibited work at Performance Space New York; MATE Mario Testino Museum, Peru; and Deli Gallery, Brooklyn, among others.
Residents from United States
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 visual language in video, installation, and new media works.
Alison Nguyen received her B.A. from Brown University. She has presented work at e-flux, Ann Arbor Film Festival; Oberhausen International Short Film Festival; CROSSROADS presented by San Francisco Cinematheque and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Channels Festival International Biennial of Video Art, Melbourne; CPH:DOX; Microscope Gallery, New York and AC Gallery, Beijing, and the Dowse Art Museum, New Zealand, among others. Nguyen has participated in residencies and/or been awarded fellowships from The Institute of Electronic Arts, Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center, and BRIC. She has been awarded grants from The Foundation for Contemporary Art, NYSCA and The New York Community Trust. In 2018, Nguyen was featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film.