about the collaborators

ayesha kamal khan is a visual artist whose work hovers in the anxiety of displacement. her practice deals with local material extractions and the incapacity of translation. the work confesses these discrepancies and instead seeps into the gaps. she exaggerates temporary solutions to claim land, looking for a balance from the lack thereof.

khan graduated from the national college of arts, pakistan in 2011, and earned an mfa from pratt institute, new york in 2015. she attended skowhegan school of painting and sculpture in 2015 and was the recipient of the ny community trust’s edward and sally van lier fund for residency at iscp, ny in 2017. khan’s work has been exhibited at art institutions internationally, including art chowk in karachi, the cuadro gallery in dubai, and the queens museum in new york. she lives and works between islamabad and new york city.

catalina tuca is a multidisciplinary visual artist, educator and independent curator, working in the intersections of geographic identities, collective memories, and hybrid systems of collaboration and participation through existing technologies.

after earning a bfa and a degree in visual arts education, she developed her career in santiago, chile, showing her work in solo and group exhibitions, teaching, creating and directing art spaces. she participated in art residencies, in japan, colombia, and the united states. following these experiences, in 2016 she moved to the us to pursue an mfa at rutgers university from where she graduated in 2018. after that, she was a member at new inc, the new museum incubator program ny, a resident at nars foundation ny, a fellow at the interdisciplinary art and theory program, ny, collider art residency, contemporary calgary, ca, and a recipient of foundation for contemporary arts funds, ny. tuca is currently adjunct professor at pratt institute, brooklyn, ny.

joshua j. araujo is a visual artist and educator from the south west united states. he holds an mfa from rutgers university and a bfa from alfred university. he is focused on material play and a study of the aesthetic of the mundane. he sometimes teaches as an adjunct instructor at rutgers university and william paterson university. josh shows in new jersey and new york, and currently resides in new jersey where he is the owner and operator of a small pottery studio, j.a. ceramic & design.

mariangela ciccarello is an artist working in moving image and performance. her work has been exhibited at the locarno film festival, edinburgh international film festival, microscope gallery, harvard art museum, film at lincoln center, torino film festival, mediterranea 18 biennale and syros international film festival among others. ciccarello holds an mfa in visual arts from mason gross school of the arts, rutgers university (us), an ma in fine arts from the university of provence (fr), and a ba in philosophy from alma mater studiorum, bologna (it). her work has been supported by the roberto cimetta fund, foundation for contemporary arts, the valletta 2018 foundation and the new york state council for the arts.

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ayesha kamal khan + catalina tuca + joshua j. araujo + mariangela ciccarello
ouroboros, 2022