SAVE THE DATE: SEPTEMBER 5th
ARTIST-RESEARCHER IN RESIDENCE
jaret vadera: where the ocean meets the sky
where the ocean meets the sky explores the spaces that lie just beyond our vision. Artist jaret vadera brings together works in photography, collage, sculpture, video, and projection to weave together a constellation of multivalent stories about aliens, rude maps, and unreliable narrators. jaret is the artist-researcher in residence at Project for Empty Space.
About the Artist:
jaret vadera is an artist and cultural producer whose work interrogates and complicates the relationships between power, memory, and representations of other spaces. His practice is influenced by cognitive science, post/de-colonial theory, science fiction, Buddhist philosophy, and the study of impossible objects.
vadera’s work has been exhibited widely and is included in several institutional and private collections. Notable institutions where the artist’s work has been shown include; the Queens Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Asia Society Museum, New York; Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Washington DC; Aga Khan Museum, Toronto; the Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai; Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah; and Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ.
vadera completed his undergraduate education at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto and the Cooper Union School of Art in New York. He received his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University. He has lectured and taught at: Pratt Institute; Yale University; Brooklyn College; and Montclair State University. Vadera is currently the Assistant Professor of Practice in New Media in the Architecture, Art, and Planning School at Cornell University.
jaret vadera lives and works in New York.
SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 24th
PES x FOR FREEDOM
It is astonishing the lengths to which a person, or a people will go in order to avoid a truthful mirror
It is astonishing the lengths to which a person, or a people, will go in order to avoid a truthful mirror a group exhibition based off of James Baldwin’s short story “This Morning, This Evening, So Soon.” The exhibition features Amy Khoshbin, Bang Geul Han, Kambui Olujimi, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Melvin Harper, Shaun Leonardo, and Studio Darn (Ron Norsworthy + David Anthone). This exhibition is produced in conjunction with For Freedom’s 50 States Initiative.
About For Freedoms
For Freedoms is an artist-run initiative founded in 2016 by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman. Our work’s been seen on billboards, posters, in the news and at public events, and it addresses fundamental questions about the link between our culture and our politics. For the 2018 midterm elections, we’re building the largest creative collaboration in the history of the United States by commissioning artists to take over 50 billboards across all 50 states (and beyond), and you’re invited to be help make history with us.