Multiple Artists – Engaging Artists at Queens Museum

Multiple Artists – Engaging Artists at Queens Museum

Annie Kurz is a Hungaro-German interdisciplinary artist and designer currently working and living in Süßen, a small town near Stuttgart, Germany. Born in 1980 in Satu Mare Romanian, she holds a degree in textile and fashion design and an MA in Design, Fine Art Conception from Reutlingen University and studied art history and philosophy at Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen in 2011.

Aurélien Grèzes is a multidisciplinary artist working mainly in video. In his work he searches for the intriguing and confusing shapes that involve perceptual issues. Frictions occur between reality and appearances. Boundaries with fiction remain unclear. Having a particular interest in the relation between the work of art and the spectator, the artist tries to shape unexpected and singular connections. He attempts to embody works that are neither closed nor static. Beyond what they show, Grèzes focuses on the sensations they produce: absorption, detachment, strain, floating, etc. He imagines the experience of the viewer to look like a destabilizing flow, that brings him closer to or away from the work— striving to make the spectator feel powerless to grasp what he is facing or to determine at what they are “really” looking.

Christie Neptune is an Interdisciplinary Artist working across video, photography, sculpture, and performance arts. Her work investigates the spatial-temporal articulations of identity, place and historical cultural memory. Neptune utilizes the quiet of black subjectivity, disparate industrial materials, and varied processes of abstraction and assemblage to contest and dismantle infrastructural networks of hegemonic power embedded within space.

Hidemi Takagi was born in Kyoto, Japan and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Takagi has exhibited both nationally and internationally (London, Madrid, Tel Aviv, Berlin, and Paris). Her notable selected exhibitions include the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Queens Museum, BRIC Media Art Center, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, Michelle Melo is an artist living and working in New York. Her work has been shown internationally including South America, Europe and The United States.

Sara Z. Meghdari (b. 1988 in Karaj, Iran) is an Iranian-American Interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Meghdari holds a MFA in Photography, Video & Related Media from the School of Visual Arts and a B.A in Communication from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She has been twice awarded the Alice Beck-Odette Scholarship Award as well as the Thomas Reiss Memorial Award. Meghdari is an alumna of the Female Engaging Artist Residency Series (FEARS) at the University of Colorado and the Engaging Artists Residency Program with the More-Art Organization.

Soi Park is an artist from Seoul, Korea, currently living and working in New York. Her work has been exhibited at the 14th Dong Gang International Photo Festival in Gangwon, South Korea, CUE Art Foundation and the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design Faculty Biennial; at New Insight at Art Chicago. She received her MFA and the Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship from Yale in 2011.

Uday K. Dhar was trained as an architect, earning his B.A. at Columbia College, Columbia University, and an M.A. at the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, Columbia University. He received the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2005-2006) and the Weir Farm Trust Grant (2006), and is a former fellow of the Vermont Studio Center, MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. Dhar's works are held in numerous private collections and have been exhibited globally including the African American Museum, Philadelphia, PA (2016), FLUX Art Fair, New York (2015), the Whittier Center, Boston, MA (2014), the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York (2014), LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York (2013), Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai, India, (2013), Figment, Governor's Island, New York (2012) and the Queens Museum, New York (2011).