Holly Crawford
Since 2005
Works in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BIO
Holly Crawford is cross media artist, behavioral scientist, economist and art historian. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Essex in Art History and Theory, B.A and M.A. in Economics and M.S. in Behavioral Science from UCLA. From 2004-2006, she was a non-clinical Fellow at NYU Medical School Psychoanalytic Center. Her art and poetry (www.art-poetry.info) give new meanings and draws categories themselves into question through transformative juxtapositions. Her projects include: Offerings (Ars Electronica, (.net Participant); Open Adoption, The Road, Hyphens, Voice Over, Found Punctuation (video) Tate Modern 2007, My I have your autograph? (unofficial, Basel Miami Art Fair 2007), Critical Conversations in a Limo, NY 2006 (VIP project, Armory), 2007 in Melbourne (MIAF) & San Francisco (The LAB & Sesnon Gallery UCSC), Sound Art Limo, NY and Melbourne 2007, Flatland Limo, NYC 2008. Many projects are ongoing, site specific and participatory. Publications: Artistic Bedfellows, ed., 2008, Attached to the Mouse, 2006 and catalogue essay, “Disney and Pop” in Once Upon a Time Walt Disney Studio; Artistic Bedfellows, edited, 2008. Some projects are created and curated through AC (Art Currents) which she created and directs, www.artcurrents.org She taught art at UCLA and SVA. She was born in California and now lives in New York City.
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EVENT

Aleksander Johan Andreassen: stille day (silent day)


Dates:
Thu Dec 11, 2014 18:00 - Sat Jan 17, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Aleksander Johan Andreassen’s work is based in the traditions of experimental and documentary film. During the last couple of years he has focused specifically on the subject of mental health, exploring individual perspectives on normalcy, spirituality, passivity, and belongingness. The personal work stille dag (silent day) was the first video made in this ongoing series.
stille dag uses time-lapse photography to follow the artist’s mother for 24-hours from a fixed position. The audio track consists of two edited conversations between the artist and his mother about her passive lifestyle.

Biography

Aleksander Johan Andreassen is a Norwegian artist who primarily works with the moving image. His works have been screened at exhibitions and film festivals worldwide. Andreassen has done video design for live theatre as well as cinematography for the stop motion film Orfeus (2012). He holds a BFA from Bergen Academy of Art and Design in Bergen, Norway and is currently pursuing an MFA at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden.
cargocollective.com/aleksanderjohan


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BABA MAGANA/hot issue


Dates:
Thu Nov 20, 2014 18:00 - Sat Jan 17, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya (aka Akirash) seemlessly blends painting, sculpture and performance to investigate the invisible power structures that govern our daily existence and perpetuate a culture of violence. BABA MAGANA/hot issue re-envisions common materials in an installation that questions the relationship between weapons and wealth, power and fear. The work pushes us to consider if it is the people or the weapons that incite violence.

Working in the tradition of such artists as El Anatsui, Calixte Dakpogan and Romuald Hazoumé, Akirash repurposes plastic toy guns, newspaper and galvanized wires to open our eyes to the death and violence we often choose not to see. This site-specific installation is built around a cardboard coffin covered in gun paint, which will play a central role in a performative funeral to be held at the exhibition’s closing.

Biography:
Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya (Akirash) is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Austin, TX. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Akirash originally studied bio-chemistry before hearing his calling for art. He has received several awards, grants and fellowships throughout the world and held numerous international exhibitions. Most recently Akirash completed a residency at the University of Texas (Austin, 2014). In 2000, Akirash founded ARTWITHAKIRASH, a nonprofit art organization in the Republic of Benin dedicated to community development through creative empowerment.

artwithakirash.com


EVENT

Alona Rodeh: Barking Dogs Don’t Bite


Dates:
Thu Oct 30, 2014 18:00 - Sat Nov 08, 2014

Alona Rodeh’s diverse practice uses a wide range of media to construct time-based installations that are often described as “performance without performers.” Through her work, Rodeh tests systems and cultural phenomena by agitating objects, spaces and situations into choreographed, extreme and often humorous performances.

Barking Dogs Don’t Bite (2012) is a video that showcases the same vacant gallery space activated anew. Filmed from two different points of view, the gallery enters into a cyclical process that seems to be self-inflicted. One by one, all of the defense mechanisms of the empty space are set off and a smoke bomb erupts. As the drama unfolds, passers-by pay no attention, leaving the viewer as the sole witness to the orchestrated absurdity.

Biography
Alona Rodeh was born in 1979 in Israel and is based in Tel Aviv and Berlin. Holding an MFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (2009), she has presented large-scale commissioned projects and solo shows at several international venues including Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art (Herzliya, 2014), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, 2014), Helena Rubinstein Pavilion (Tel Aviv Museum, 2013), The Center for Contemporary Art (Tel Aviv, 2013), Plug In ICA (Winnipeg, 2012), and The Israeli Center for Digital Art (Holon, 2012). Rodeh has performed at the 54th Venice Biennial and The Israel Museum in Jerusalem. From 2013-2014, she was an artist-in-residence at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.

alonarodeh.com


EVENT

John R. Neeson: "The Urban Bodegón"


Dates:
Thu Oct 16, 2014 18:00 - Sat Nov 08, 2014

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

John R. Neeson’s practice involves site-specific installations of mimetic works. His installations stem from an examination of the still life genre, which prompted Neeson to arrange and document still lifes found in window ledges and blind niches in the streets of Melbourne.

In an attitude related to the dérive and the flȃneur, the artist records found Still Lifes on his smart phone. While these occur outside the traditional exhibition environments, they conform to the conventions of display and social commentary inherent in traditional still lifes. By introducing these images into its canon, Neeson addresses the role of authorship and intent in contemporary art.

Biography

John R. Neeson lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. Neeson received PhD from Monash University (Melbourne) and completed his post-graduate studies at The Royal College of Art (London). His site- specific installations have been exhibited at venues such as Arthouse and Gas Works (London), Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris), ARCO (Lisbon) and AC Institute (New York). Neeson is the recipient of the American Australian Association Dame Joan Sutherland Fund and the Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship.


EVENT

Eszter Szabó: "179.-"


Dates:
Thu Oct 16, 2014 18:00 - Sat Nov 08, 2014

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Eszter Szabó is a Hungarian artist who creates animations, drawings, aquarelles and oil paintings. She explores different aspects of everyday life by recreating situations based on her observations. Often Szabó mixes characteristics of different individuals, filtering them down to what she perceives as the ‘essence’ of those living in a post-communist society.

Szabó sees the infantile characters featured in her work as the cause and result of a paternal, controlling government. In a post-communist country, powerful residues of the past continue to deeply affect the everyday lives of its citizens. Within the clothes, furniture, houses, habits and expressions on people's faces there remain traits so familiar that they practically become invisible.

Between 2007 and 2009 Szabó created a large body of work dealing with contemporary Jane and John Dow’s commuting on the streets. She made a series of palm size aquarelles on latex and some video loops based on these paintings. 179.-, depicts people waiting in line for something that costs 179HUF (70 cents).

Biography

Eszter Szabó is a painter and video artist based in Budapest (HU) and Lille (FR).

She graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2006 and currently is completing her post graduate studies at Le Fresnoy, France. In 2010 she won the Derkovits Scholarship, a grant for emerging artists in Hungary. Szabó has had several solo exhibitions throughout Hungary and Europe, including Taiss Galerie, Paris (FR); Jozsa Gallery in Bruxelles (BE) and Artists Unlimited Gallery, Bielefeld (DE). She also takes part in numerous group shows and art fairs throughout the world.

Currently Eszter Szabó is represented by ACB gallery in Budapest.