Saya Irie’s work is inspired from everyday life and its ties to the distant past. Irie modifies objects by means of reduction, working with books, photographs, banknotes, and soaps, amongst others objects. Her practice is based on the idea that life continues to exist in an imperceptible sphere even after its external form disappears.
Residents from Japan
Zachary Fabri is an interdisciplinary artist that complicates boundaries around studio research, performance, and socially engaged practice by immersing himself in environments such as Target stores, the Trump Hotel, and the streets of Brooklyn. Employing conceptual strategies and context specificity, he utilizes drawing, photography, video, performance, and sound to create discourse around issues of equality, representation, justice, and the dismantling of systemic oppression.
Zachary Fabri has exhibited work at Sharjah Biennial 2019, United Arab Emirates; Museum of Modern Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem, both New York City, among others.
Residents from United States
Bundith Phunsombatlert’s recent projects trace the unseen paths of immigrants and their immigration stories through real and imagined landscapes. By merging contemporary technologies with traditional forms of media, the artworks offer a unique definition of new media art defined not simply by the use of technology, but by revealing a fresh new meaning of something old. His work seeks to explore ways that individuals connect with their personal backgrounds and cultural identities to reinvent traditional interpretations of history.
Bundith Phunsombatlert has exhibited work at Auckland Triennial Institution; New Zealand; Guangzhou Triennial, China; and Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Australia, among others. Currently, his projects are on exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Stone Avenue Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, all in New York.