Eyes As Sieves
Eyes As Sieves
To translate is to filter, to sieve one substance through another. This act is inevitably transformative, altering and displacing the original, producing unforeseeable consequences, and opening up a space of understanding and transformation.
In keeping with ideas of translation and displacement the show Eyes As Sieves opened offsite, as a screening and performance event that was physically removed from the exhibition in the Global Committee space. The works on show in the gallery are fragments of larger bodies of work related to the moving image and performance works.
Jenna Bliss (born 1984 Yonkers, NY) is an artist and filmmaker based in New York. Recent exhibitions include Farm-To-Table, Farm Tour and Holiday Café, New York. She has performed at Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis; South London Gallery and Nottingham Contemporary, UK. She received her MA from Slade School of Fine Art in London (2013).
Lea Cetera (born 1983, Brooklyn, NY) lives and works in New York City. Cetera has performed and shown work in the US and internationally at venues such as Art in General, Sculpture Center, The Jewish Museum, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Southard Reid, Pilar Corrias, Simone Subal, High Desert Test Sites, Poetry Project at St. Marks Church on the Bowery, Anthology Film Archives and participated in Portugal Arte 2010 and the New Wight Biennial 2012. She holds an MFA from Columbia University (2012) and a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art (2005).
Kate Clark (born 1987, Puget Sound, WA) lives and works in San Diego. Group shows include: OKK, Berlin (2015); Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Panama City (2015); Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles (2015); Hirshhorn Museum Artlab+, Washington (2011). Awards include: California Arts Council Major Grant (2015); Center for Humanities Interdisciplinary Research Grant (2014) and Urbanisms of Inclusion Fellowship (2013). She received an MFA, University of California, San Diego (2015)
Laura Cooper (b. 1983 UK) lives and works in New York City. Group exhibitions include: VideoGud program Stockholm Sweden (2015); Voice and The Lens, IKON Gallery Birmingham (2012) touring to Rich Mix Cinema, London (2014) and Play, Game, Place, State, Collyer Bristow Gallery London UK (2012). Solo exhibitions include Nomadic Glow, Centro ADM, Mexico City (2015); Soft Revolutions, Space In Between, London (2013). Residencies include: Centro ADM Mexico City (2015); I-Park, CT, USA (2012) and Shrewsbury International School Bangkok, British Arts Council Thailand (2008-9). She received her MFA, Slade School of Fine Art London (2012).
Hermione Spriggs (born 1987, York, UK) lives between Oxford, UK and Los Angeles. Exhibitions and projects include: 'Time Body Space Objects', Spectacle Island, Boston, MA (2015); 'Those That At Close Range Resemble Islands', Art|Sci Gallery, Los Angeles (2014); 'Land Art Mongolia Third International Biennial', Orkhon Valley, Mongolia (2014); 'The Thing Is All Around Itself', Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City (2014) and ‘BOX HAS SIX SIDES’, Bizkaia Arteoa, Bilbao, Spain (2014).Residencies include: Santozeum, Santorini, Greece (2015) and SOMA, Mexico City (2014). In 2013 she received the UCIRA Major Grant. She holds a BSc in Anthropology from University College London and received her MFA from University California San Diego (2014).
Curtis Tamm (born 1987, USA). Recent exhibitions and performances have been geologically specific, such as Bioquip (world’s largest entomological supply store, 2013), Palenque Ruins in Chiapas (2014), Mt. Zion National Park (2012), a 17th Century cathedral in Mexico City (EXteresa Arte Actual, 2014). Awards include: the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts 'Major Grant' (2013) and The Roslyn Eisner Award for creative excellence for short film (2009). He received his M.F.A from UCLA's department of Design, Media Arts (2014).
Shen Xin lives and works in London. Her work has recently been shown at CAC Shanghai; Kirishima Open Air Museum, Kagoshima; W139, Amsterdam; IMT Gallery, London; The National Art Centre , Tokyo; ICA, London; World Museum, Liverpool and Chisenhale Gallery, London among other places. She was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2014). She is the recipient of the CAC (Chronus Art Centre in Shanghai) Fellowship for Chinese Artist at Birmingham School of Art’s Centre for Chinese Visual Arts, Birmingham (2015).