Ecological Stories and Journeys
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM

In this final artist talk with the AIM artists a part of Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial, we'll look at the intersections of the natural environment with personal journeys.

 

AIM artists Eliza Evans, Nari Kim, and Carlos Jiménez Cahua will be joined in conversation with moderator, Jessica Segall to discuss how the exhibition speaks to the past and future of environmental concerns related to our livelihood, psyche and survival. 

 

To review a recording of this event, please click HERE

 

 

ABOUT THE PANELISTS

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Installation view of "Chica de Jora" (2021) by Carlos Jiménez Cahua. Photo by Argenis Apolinario Photography.

Carlos Jiménez Cahua (b. Lima, Peru in 1986; lives and works in New York, NY) received his BA from Princeton University in 2008 and MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2012. He is a multimedia artist with a focus in photography. In the last two years, his work has begun to examine pre-Columbian cultural practices of Andean South America. Jiménez Cahua has exhibited his works in solo exhibitions at Samsøñ, Boston, MA (2014) and Anastasia Photo, New York, NY (2009). The experimental project space, kijidome, he collaboratively runs with other artists was awarded the James and Audrey Foster Prize in 2015. His works have been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions, such as Bronx Calling, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (2018), Imagined Communities, Nationalism, and Violence, Rubber Factory, New York, NY (2017), The Physically of Color, University of New Hampshire Museum of Art, Durham, NH (2015), and East Wing Biennial, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK (2014), among others.

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Installation detail of "All the Way to Hell" (2020) by Eliza Evans. Photo by Argenis Apolinario Photography.

Eliza Evans experiments with sculpture, print, video, and textiles to identify disconnections and absurdities in social, economic, and ecological systems. The initial parameters of each work are carefully researched and then evolve as a result of interaction with people, time, and weather. Evans was born in a rustbelt steel town and raised in rural Appalachia. Her work was exhibited at the Thomas Erben Gallery, NYC, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY, Edward Hopper House Museum, Nyack, NY, BRIC, Brooklyn, and Purchase College, Purchase, NY. Residencies include the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, UC Santa Barbara (2020), Bronx Museum AIM, and Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN (both 2019). Evans holds an MFA from SUNY Purchase College in visual art and a PhD in economic sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Installation view of "sour, crispy, sweet, fiery" (2021) by Nari Kim. Photo by Argenis Apolinario Photography.

Nari Kim is a Korea-born multi-disciplinary artist living in East Harlem. Her work explores intersectional feminism, subaltern identity and virtual space’s effects on things through her multi-media installations, drawings and sculptures.

 

She received her Master degree of Fine Art at Hunter College, New York in 2015 and a Bachelor degree of Fine Art at Hongik University, Seoul in 2009. She has presented her works in diverse venues, including Bronx Museum, New York; ProjectArt, New York; Space 776, New York; 776 Gallery, Brooklyn; Koban Project Space, Baltimore; Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington; Common Center, Seoul; and many others. She has participated in artist fellow programs including Bronx Museum (AIM), ProjectArt, and Space 776.  Hyperallergic, Bushwick Daily, and ArtSlant have reviewed her work. She received awards from the Arko foundation, the AHL foundation in New York and The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation in Baltimore under the Koban Project Grant.

 

 

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Jessica Segall is a multidisciplinary artist based in New York City. Using landscape and bureaucracy as material, she explores nature and belonging through inter-species, site-specific work. Recent exhibitions include The Fries Museum (NL), The National Museum of American Jewish History and Coreana Museum of Art (KR) and screenings at the TED Climate Countdown and COP 26 in Scotland. Jessica received grants from The Pollock Krasner Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Art Matters and The Harpo Foundation and attended artist residencies at Skowhegan, MacDowell and Van Eyck Academie. Her work has been featured in Cabinet Magazine, The New York Times and Art in America. She received her BA from Bard College in 2000 and her MFA from Columbia University in 2010. 

 

EXHIBITION SUPPORT

 

Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial is made possible by Christie's, Martin Weinstein and Tereza Liszka, Debbie Rechler, Cher Lewis, Friends of AIM, and SRI Fine Art Services.

 

The AIM Fellowship program is generously supported by the Jerome Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and Miranda Family Fund.

 

 

50TH ANNIVERSARY

 

Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial is one of the exhibitions that celebrates The 50th Anniversary of The Bronx Museum of the Arts. To mark this milestone, we are celebrating the cultural wealth of our communities and bringing to light the stories, voices, and visions of artists seeking a more just and equitable world.


Thank you to our generous supporters without whom our 50th Anniversary programming would not be possible.


Anonymous; Agnes Gund; Bloomberg Philanthropies; Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust; Lily Auchincloss; Sciame Construction, LLC; May & Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.; and, the Bronx Museum’s Board of Trustees. List in formation.

 

 

 

 

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