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Artist Talk with Esteban Agosin, J. Triangular, Kimberly Lyle, Mark Rice, and Noa Yekutieli
November 14, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
This online artist talk is part of the Group Exhibition Survival Tools for the Age of Ultra Anxiety held at Culture Lab LIC at Plaxall Gallery
Esteban Agosin Otero is a sound artist and electronic media artist. Agosin got a degree in music from the University of Valparaíso, Chile, and a Master in Electronic Arts from the National University of Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Digital Arts and Experimental Media, University of Washington, Seattle, United States (DXARTS).
His main interest is the research and development of artistic and experimental practices about the human interpretation of the sound environment and the perspectives that technology provides to understand the world through technological systems and devices. It is motivated by how technologies have extended the human limits, providing tools to reach other layers of information of our physical environment, which were out of reach of our human biology. His particular research is regarding the relationship between the human and the machine, and how technologies and devices act as an interface that extends our human abilities, allowing the amplification of our perception, therefore transforming, changing, or even degrading the information that comes from the environment, providing new interpretations or meanings of the world, and also creating new scenarios, symbols, and realities mediated by the technology itself. This artistic research is expressed in experimental processes and creations related to robotic, electronic objects, installations and performances.
J. Triangular is a visual artist, multimedia poet, and social activist. Colombia Born, Taiwan Based. J Triangular is interested in resistance devices from the heart of the community, ghosts, and memory; belonging in collectivity and reparative gestures; art actions. Providing platforms of solidarity to marginalized cultural groups such as LGTBQI+, Women, and people of color, to give voice and visibility. J’s work reflects on queer spaces, mental health, identity and consciousness, and HIV activism. Cinema as a social practice. Her work has been shown widely in Asia, Europe, Oceania as well as North and Latin America.
Kimberly Lyle is an interdisciplinary artist and educator utilizing sound, sculpture, new media, and public participation. Grounded in research, her current practice questions our relationship to systems of language, learning, and technology. Many of her projects aim to blur divisions between human and machine, past and present, and each other. She holds an MFA in Intermedia from Arizona State University and is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor at Pennsylvania State University.
Mark Rice is an artist and musician living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Working in many different modes and mediums, Mark creates 2D and 3D works of painting, drawing, installation, and sculpture. Professionally trained as a printmaker, Rice also employs screen-printing and relief printing to create visual narratives, garments, and unusual products, packaging, and appliances. Rice received his MFA in Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design and his BFA from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He has exhibited his work recently at the International Printmaking Center of New York, the Contemporary Center for Printmaking, the Mainline Art Center, and the Woodmere Art Museum. He recently had his work collected by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Free Library of Philadelphia. Rice has taught drawing, printmaking, and art history at several colleges, some including RISD, University of South Carolina, and Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Rice currently works in Philadelphia as an Onsite Studio Educator for the Fabric Workshop and Museum, a Senior Art Studio Director at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, and as a freelance designer and contract printer.With his partner, Rice founded Pressure Club in 2017, a small artist print shop and gallery in Philadelphia, PA where they create print editions and hold exhibitions of work by local and regional artists.
Noa Yekutieli (b. 1989, California, US) is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist working between Tel Aviv, Israel, and Los Angeles, California. Her signature manual paper-cutting technique is often combined with images and objects, addressing the tensions between shared human experiences complicated through cross-cultural perspectives that often accompany immigration and multicultural families.
Over the past decade, Yekutieli has exhibited her work in both local and global leading arts institutions and spaces, including the Shanghai Himalayas Museum, China; Augsburg Kunstverien, Germany; The Israel Museum, Israel; Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, China; Eretz Israel Museum, Israel; The Israeli-Palestinian Pavilion, Nakanojo Biennale, Japan; Open Contemporary Art Center, Taiwan; Janco Dada Museum, Israel; Artist House, Israel; and at the Wilfrid Museum, Israel. Yekutieli held solo exhibitions in various galleries such as Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel; Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Gisela Clement, Bonn, Germany; Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany. Her works are included in multiple collections, including the Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art, the Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts, and the Serge Toricohe Collection. Forthcoming in 2021 are exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum, Ahlen, Germany; Bienalsur, Contemporary Art Museum of Rosario, Argentina; Huanghezi Museum, Qingdao, China; and Inga Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.