ima is thrilled to announce another collaboration with stand4 gallery as host to ima’s publication fair, words in progress. this special one-day event will take place on saturday, 16 december 2023 from 12noon through 5pm. stand4 gallery is located in bay ridge brooklyn at: 414 78th street, brooklyn, new york.
in collaboration with artist, asuka oshawa, ima will present a risograph poster for 10 usd and a bound artist book for 20 usd, each featuring the curricular committee’s guiding statement. the limited edition items can be purchased as a pair for 25 usd. ima will have previously published editions also available at this event including exhibition catalogues, collaborative projects and limited edition prints.
reading by anastacia-reneé
anastacia-renee (she/they) is a queer writer, educator, interdisciplinary artist, speaker and podcaster. she is the author of (v.) (black ocean) and forget it (black radish) and, here in the (middle) of nowhere and sidenotes from the archivist forthcoming from amistad (an imprint of harpercollins). they were selected by nbc news as part of the list of “queer artist of color dominate 2021’s must see lgbtq art shows.” anastacia-renee was former seattle civic poet (2017-2019), hugo house poet-in-residence (2015-2017), arc artist fellow (2020) and jack straw curator (2020).
her work has been anthologized in: teaching black: the craft of teaching on black life and literature, home is where you queer your heart, furious flower seeding the future of african american poetry, afrofuturism, black comics, and superhero poetry, joy has a sound, spirited stone: lessons from kubota’s garden, and seismic: seattle city of literature. her work has appeared in, hobart, foglifter, auburn avenue, catapult, alta, torch, poetry northwest, a-line, cascadia magazine, hennepin review, ms. magazine and others. renee has received fellowships and residencies from cave canem, hedgebrook, vona, ragdale, mineral school, and the new orleans writers residency.
curricular + pedagogical discussion
with natalia de campos, kariann fuqua and john ros
natalia de campos (she, her) is a multidisciplinary artist and activist from são paulo, brazil working in performance, video, sound, writing, interactive media, theater, and as an actor, theater director, producer, researcher, educator and translator. natalia has lived in new york since 1998. she has a ba in history from the university of são paulo, a professional license as an actor, and an mfa in performance & interactive media arts from brooklyn college, cuny. since 1999, natalia produces multidisciplinary performances with international collaborators, objects and solo works under the name of syncretic pleasures. her works have been shown primarily in new york city and in são paulo. some venues include: chashama 461 gallery, art in odd places: sense 2017; festival de música estranha (são paulo 2015); the living theater, 70th anniversary retrospective (sesc são paulo 2017); center for the humanities, graduate center, cuny (2019); el museo del barrio; dumbo arts festival; solivagant gallery (lower east side, 2016). she has taught portuguese for 20 years at schools and independently and was an assistant teacher at new york’s school of visual arts city as site program.
kariann fuqua (she/her) is an abstract artist utilizing drawing, painting and collage. she received a bfa in painting from kansas state university and an mfa in painting from the university of illinois, urbana-champaign. her work has been widely exhibited in solo and group shows across the united states including jenkins-johnson gallery (san francisco, ca), governors island (new york, ny), hyde park art center (chicago, il), byron cohen gallery (kansas city, mo), manifest gallery and drawing center(cincinnati, oh), athens institute of contemporary art (athens, ga) and was awarded a public commission at mccormick place (chicago, il). she received a joan mitchell foundation full fellowship to the vermont studio center, an individual artist fellowship from the mississippi arts commission, and her work was published in new american paintings and the artist’s magazine. she currently lives and works in oxford, mississippi where she is an instructional assistant professor of art and director of museum studies at the university of mississippi.
john ros (they/them) is a queer, non-binary, multiform conceptual installation artist working in brooklyn, new york and new england. john earned an mfa from brooklyn college, city university of new york and a bfa from the state university of new york at binghamton.
john’s mixed media conceptual installations focus on ritual as performance, space/place, light, sound and time. john has exhibited internationally and their work can be found in collections throughout the world. they see teaching, curating and program development as extensions of their social practice which they have implemented in numerous projects over the last twenty-five years.
john is currently the director of studioELL, a space for radical education in studio art practice, which they founded in london, england in 2015. john is also the founding director and curator of intermission museum of art. in addition to being a professor at studioELL, john is a lecturer at the school of the museum of fine art at tufts university, parsons school of design, the new school, central connecticut state university and ct-state: quinebaug valley community college.
performance by natalia de campos
working statement poster, 2023, risograph, edition of 20, 17 x 11 in.
working statement artist book, 2023, letterpress embossed cover, digital print interior, edition of 20, 3 x 4 in.