Multimedia artist, performer, and musician Raúl de Nieves has a wide-ranging practice, investigating notions of beauty and transformation. De Nieves’s visual symbolism draws on classical Catholic and Mexican vernacular motifs to create his own unique mythology that challenges and explores themes of sexuality, the human body, and individual and public histories. Having learned traditional Latin American sewing and beadwork at school and alongside family, his work pays tribute to and invents upon traditional forms. De Nieves has had solo exhibitions at ICA, Boston, MOCA, Miami, and numerous other institutions. He has performed at Documenta 14 and MoMA PS1, among many other venues. De Nieves was born in Michoacan, Mexico, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Sculptor and journalist William Corwin is from New York. He has exhibited at galleries in New York, London, Hamburg, Beijing and Taipei. He has written regularly for The Brooklyn Rail, Artpapers, Bomb, Artcritical, Raintaxi and Canvas. Most recently he curated and wrote the catalog for Postwar Women at The Art Students League in New York, an exhibition of the school’s alumnae active between 1945-65, and 9th Street Club, and exhibitions of Perle Fine, Helen Frankenthaler, Mercedes Matter, Grace Hartigan, Lee Krasner and Elaine Dekooning at Gazelli Art House in Mayfair. He is the editor of Formalism; Collected Essays of Saul Ostrow, (2020).
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Kaur Alia Ahmed
Kaur Alia Ahmed
Kaur Alia Ahmed is a writer and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. They make videos, drawings, poems, and plays. Their work has been shown with Interstate Projects, 77 Mulberry, Alyssa Davis Gallery, Rhizome, BOMB Magazine, and their manuscript is forthcoming with Wendy’s Subway.
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