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Deadline extended to Dec. 16th! AAWAA and APICC’s Shifting Movements call for entries


DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday, December 16th, 201611:59PM

“More than anyone, I believe Yuri understood the transformative power of culture, and embraced the ways art could unite and sustain us in times like these. She invited the artists in all of us to step up and express who we are
and what we stand for.”   – Tomie Arai, Artist

**Artists of ALL genders and ethnicities encouraged to apply.**
Works-in-progress accepted.

Co-Presented by: Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA)
and API Cultural Center (APICC)

Exhibition Dates: May 4 – 25th, 2017
Venue: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. San Francisco, CA 94103

Shifting Movements: Art Inspired by Life and Activism of Yuri Kochiyama (1921-2014) is a multimedia exhibition, organized by the Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA), illuminating the legacy of intersectional revolutionary activist Yuri Kochiyama.

Artists of all mediums are invited to submit artworks that embody the key values, themes and milestones from Kochiyama’s prolific and galvanizing life – and how it relates to our contemporary context. Artwork need not reference Kochiyama explicitly, and artists need not have previous knowledge of Yuri Kochiyama’s biography to apply.
Some Key Themes Include:

  • Intersectional understanding and approach to civil rights struggles and the importance of intercultural solidarity and cooperation
  • Defying stereotypes of Asian American women and occupying spaces that transgress boundaries
  • Connecting and Community building through radical hospitality and sharing
  • Commitment to the unrecognized and unglamourous work necessary to support movements, and repeating small gestures that accumulate to create significant change
  • Supporting Political Prisoners and fighting against the Prison Industrial Complex
  • Standing against U.S. and global military aggression

Melorra Green, Curator and Artivist
Margaret Rhee, Artist, Writer, and Scholar (University of Oregon)

Michelle A. Lee (Eating Cultures, Hungry Ghosts)

Participating Artists:
Tomie Arai
Sigi Arnejo
People’s Kitchen Collective

Exhibition Partners:

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists of any gender identification in the United States, 18 years and older.

ENTRY FEE: All non-AAWAA member artists must submit an entry fee of $35 with their application in order to be eligible. AAWAA member fee is $25.

DEADLINE: Friday, December 16th, 2016 11:59PM PST

For more information about the exhibition, application, and Yuri Kochiyama Primer, please visit our website. Read More >>


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Binh Danh: This, Then, is San Francisco — at Haines Gallery

Binh Danh: This, Then, is San Francisco http://hainesgallery.com/artists/Danh_Binh/Danh_001.html

B and C Laundromat Barbary Coast Trail, Chinatown, 2014 Daguerreotype, Unique (in camera exposure) Plate: 8 x 10 inches / Frame: 12.75 x 14.5 inches
Haines Gallery49 Geary Street, Fifth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108



Also this article may be of interest on the exhibition: http://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2014/11/13/binh-danhs-19th-century-photographs-of-contemporary-san-francisco/

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E-Waste: An exhibition by Katherine Behar at the Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, University of Kentucky

“E-Waste” is an exhibition of new sculptures and videos. Combining machine-made, handmade, and organic forms, including a  “fossilized” 3D printer, the installation offers a mediation onconsumer technology’s environmental impact,  digital labor’s perverse acceleration, and big data’s corporeality.

“E-Waste” is co-produced by the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Fine Arts in collaboration with CELT (Center for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching) at the University of Kentucky, and is supported in part by a PSC-CUNY Award, jointly funded by The Professional Staff Congress and The City University of New York.

An exhibition by Katherine Behar
Curated by Dima Strakovsky

Tuska Center for Contemporary Art
Fine Arts Building
University of Kentucky
465 Rose Street
Lexington, KY, 40506

Opening Reception: November 6, 5PM

Press Release about my residency and exhibition:  http://uknow.uky.edu/content/digital-artist-katherine-behar-visits-exhibits-uk
More info: http://www.as.uky.edu/katherine-behar-e-waste

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INDO AMERICAN ARTS COUNCIL   presents ERASING BORDERS 2014 Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora Opening Reception: Saturday, July 19th, 46 pm The Exhibition will remain open from July 19th – August 16th, 2014 Crossing Art, 136-17 39th Ave, Ground Floor, Flushing, NY 11354 Directions: Click here This Exhibitions is Free and Open to the Public    RSVP: ebart.iaac@gmail.com IAAC ERASING BORDERS 2014

Erasing Borders is a richly provocative exhibition by artists of the Indian diaspora who confront issues of sexuality, terror, disease, the environment, racial and sectarian politics in painting, prints, installations, video, and sculpture. With great technical mastery and diversity of theme and style, these works combine traditional Indian aesthetics with Western elements, and speak to the powerful experience of personal and cultural dislocation in the global village. In its eighth year, Erasing Borders is curated by Vijay Kumar and produced by the Indo-American Arts Council. Free and open to the public.
Media Sponsors:
indiaabroad.com rediff.com 
Community Sponsors:
      www.crossingart malakdesigns.com
The Indo-American Arts Council is a 501 ©3 not-for-profit secular arts organization passionately dedicated to promoting, showcasing and building an awareness of artists of Indian origin in the performing arts, visual arts, literary arts and folk arts. For information please visit www.iaac.us. Indo-American Arts Council Inc. 517 East 87th St, Suite 1B, New York, NY 10128. Phone: 212 594 3685. Web:www.iaac.us

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1975: Group Exhibition of Diasporic Cambodian Art — Kickstarter campaign!

A Kickstarter campaign to support the exhibition “1975” Group Exhibition of Diasporic Cambodian Art at Topaz Arts in Queens, NY

1975 kickstarter

What is this fundraiser for? 

An exhibition titled 1975, featuring works by Anida Yoeu Ali, Amy Lee Sanford, and LinDa Saphan, and curated by Chuong-Dai Vo.

Opening reception: April 27, 2013, 6pm-8pm
On view: April 27-May 26, 2013, by appointment & Saturday Noon-4pm
Location: Topaz Arts, 55-03 39th Avenue, Queens, NY 11377

What is the exhibition about? 

This exhibition brings together three diasporic Cambodian, woman artists whose works exemplify the dynamic contemporary art scene in Phnom Penh: Anida Yoeu Ali’s photographs and video installation recall life in a refugee camp following the fall of the Khmer Rouge; Amy Lee Sanford’s video and prints share with viewers the process of uncovering a difficult history, the turmoil of the late 1960s and 1970s, as told in letters written by a father she never knew; and LinDa Saphan’s drawings of apartment buildings and architectural monuments in current-day Phnom Penh take us back to her mother’s memories of living there.

Why is this exhibition important?

The Khmer Rouge regime killed 1.7 million people and left another one million as refugees; 90% of the country’s artists were killed or were forced to flee. In the last three decades, a new generation of artists has been rebuilding the country and creating a new cultural scene.

This exhibition is planned to coincide with Season of Cambodia, an unprecedented initiative bringing more than 125 Cambodian artists to New York City, to highlight the post-1979 rebirth of the arts in the Southeast Asian country.

This exhibition, 1975, is historically significant because it is the only visual art event that foregrounds the contributions of woman artists and diasporic Cambodian artists to the construction of a post-war and post-genocide society. Although the dates for the exhibition coincide with the Season of Cambodia festival, the exhibition is independently organized and funded.

There are few exhibitions of contemporary Cambodian art in the world in general, and in the U.S. in particular. Your contribution will help us make this exhibition happen!

Who are the artists in the exhibition?

Anida Yoeu Ali is an artist and scholar whose works span performance, installation, video, poetry, public encounters, and political agitation. Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach to artmaking, her installation and performance works investigate the artistic, spiritual and political collisions of a hybrid transnational identity. She is a collaborative partner with Studio Revolt, an independent artist-run media lab in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she currently resides. For further details about her work and process, visit www.studio-revolt.com.

Amy Lee Sanford is a Cambodian American visual artist who works cross media, from drawing and sculpture to performance and video. Her art addresses the evolution of emotional stagnation, and the lasting psychological effects of war, including aspects of guilt, loss, alienation, and displacement. She was born in Phnom Penh during the Lon Nol government of the early 1970s; her father, an intellectual, sent her out of the country with his American wife nine months before the Khmer Rouge took over the country. Currently, she is an artist-in-residence with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, through the Season of Cambodia events taking place in New York. Her work can be seen at www.amyleesanford.com.

LinDa Saphan was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Fleeing the Khmer Rouge regime, she and her family lived for more than two decades in Canada and France. In 2005, Saphan co-organized Visual Arts Open, a landmark contemporary art festival that introduced Cambodian artists to the international art market. Recognizing a lack of resources to support women artists in Cambodia, she established the “Selapak Neari” program the same year, providing workshops, networking opportunities, and an exhibition space for emerging women artists. At the same time, she curated the first group exhibition at the Ministry of Fine Arts and Culture. Saphan earned a PhD in Social Anthropology from the Sorbonne in 2007. Her work can be seen atwww.saphan.info.

Who is the curator?

Chuong-Dai Vo is an independent curator and writer based in NYC and a Visiting Scholar at MIT. Her curatorial and scholarly work focus on how war and diasporic migrations affect the production of literature, cinema and visual culture, in particular in the circuits between Asia and the U.S. She has received fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Fulbright Program and the University of California Pacific Rim Research Program, among others. Her most recent project was a co-curated group exhibition titled War is for the Living.

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AAWAA and APICC co-present “underCurrents & the Quest for Space” — Arts Exhibition and Events



Asian American Women Artists Association and Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center
As part of The United States of Asian America Festival
 “underCurrents and the Quest for Space,”
an arts exhibtion that subverts stereotypes, discrimination and invisibility.Click here to : Like us on Facebook and Share the Event

• Exhibition Dates: May 2nd – 25th, 2013
• Opening Reception: Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 5pm – 8pm
• Poetry Reading, Poetry underCurrents: Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 7pm – 8:30pm
• Panel Discussion: Saturday, May 25th, 2013 1pm – 3pm
• Location:
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
****Admission to the exhibition and programs is free****

Featured Artists:
Salma Arastu, Jung Ran Bae, Michele Benzamin-Miki, Manon Bogerd-Wada, Mitsuko Brooks, Karen Chew, Samantha Chundur, Shari Arai DeBoer, Reiko Fujii, Kate Hers, Zilka Joseph, Kay Kang, Miyang Kim, Alexandra Lee, Mido Lee, Brenda Louie, Li Ma, Choppy Oshiro, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Yoshie Sakai, Pallavi Sharma, Cindy Shih, Judy Shintani, Shizue Seigel, Valerie Soe, Cynthia Tom, Laura Wong, Leslie Zeitler, Stella Zheng, Xiaojie Zheng

Linda Inson Choy, Asian and Asian American Art

Jay Xu, Director and CEO of The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, and Mary-Ann Milford, Professor of Art History, Mills College, Oakland

Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to ensuring the visibility and documentation of Asian American women in the arts. Through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs, we offer thought-provoking perspectives that challenge societal assumptions and promote dialogue.



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October 1 – October 31, 2011 

Opening Reception:  Saturday, October 1, 2011, 6-9PM



Benjamen Chinn,  Gare d’Austerlitz, 1951,

Archival pigment print, 30 x 30 inches.

Smith Andersen North is pleased to present Benjamen Chinn’s Paris, 1950-51.


Born and raised in San Francisco’s Chinatown,  Benjamen Chinn (1921-2009) found inspiration in the everyday, often photographing from his front door stoop the shopkeepers, schoolchildren and passersby that populate his compositions. Like his fellow graduates from the California School of Fine Arts in the 1940s and 50s, a period at the school known as The Golden Decade, Chinn honed his sensibility with the best instructors of the day, including Minor White, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange and Edward Weston.

After graduation, he headed to Paris and produced a lively and poignant body of work – a testament to his unique gift for finding the idiosyncrasies in everyday urban street life, and an enduring record of post-war Paris.


We hope you will join us at Smith Andersen North for the opening reception on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 6-9pm.


Benjamen Chinn’s Paris, 1950-51  will be on view from October 1 through October 31, 2011.


For additional information, please contact:

Stefan Kirkeby or gallery manager Jennifer O’Keeffe




Benjamen Chinn, Boulangerie Girl, 1950/51,

Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 inches.



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Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10AM – 6PM, Saturday: 12 – 5PM,

and by appointment.

T: 415 455 9733




From Highway 101 take the Central San Rafael Exit. Go West on Third Street. Third Street turns into Fourth Street and then Red Hill Avenue. Make a U-Turn at the Hub by Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and immediately veer right onto GREENFIELD AVENUE. 20 GREENFIELD is the first building on the right. Off street parking in the lot along the east side of the building.

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Exhibition Starts:
September 19 – December 9, 2011
Jorgensen Gallery, Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts,
University of Connecticut, Storrs, Ct. 

Panel Discussion: November 29th, 3:30 pm
Reception: November 29th, 6:00 pm

Featured Artist 2011: Natvar Bhavsar

Curated by Vijay Kumar

IAAC Director of Exhibitions: Tanu Jindal

Erasing Borders is a richly provocative exhibition by artists of the Indian diaspora who confront issues of sexuality, terror, disease, the environment, racial and sectarian politics in painting, prints, installations, video, and sculpture. With great technical mastery and diversity of theme and style, these works combine traditional Indian aesthetics with Western elements, and speak to the powerful experience of personal and cultural dislocation in the global village. In its eighth year, Erasing Borders is curated by Vijay Kumar and produced by the Indo-American Arts Council. Free and open to the public.
Participating Artists: (Click on the artists name for details): Fasihu AhsanMohammed BariSamanta Batra MehtaFareen ButtAmita ChatterjeeSonia ChaudharyNandini Chirimar, Neil ChowdhuryUday K Dhar,Reet DasDelna DasturAnjali DeshmukhAnujan EzhikodeAaliyah GuptaMansoora HassanMumtaz HussainTehniyet HussainSamina IqbalNidhi JalanSunita Jariwala-Gajjar, Reeta Gidwani – Karmarkar,Kulvinder Kaur DhewAamir Khan Tarin , Srinivas KrishnaShaurya KumarShobha MenonRahul Mitra,Indrani Nayar-GallKuzana OggAvani PatelMinna PhilipsAntonio PuriTalha RathoreRasika Reddy,Sangeeta ReddyPinku Roy-BariTara SabharwalSatyakam SahaPallavi SharmaSara SulemanRoshani Thakore ,MD TokonPrince Varughese Thomas

September 19 – December 9, 2011
Venue: Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
2132 Hillside Road, Unit 3104
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-3104

PLEASE RSVP: tanu.iaac@gmail.com 

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“Open/Close” SAWCC’s 14th Annual Visual Arts Exhibition at Cuchifritos Gallery, NYC

SAWCC’s 14th Annual Visual Arts Exhibition

September 17–October 3, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17, 5–7 pm
Cuchifritos Gallery, 120 Essex Street, Essex Street Market, New York, NY 10002 (South End of the Market, nearest Delancey Street).

Curated by
Maymanah Farhat

Jaishri Abichandani <http://jaishriabichandani.net/> , Nida Abidi <http://kaabakaze.blogspot.com/> , Fariba Alam <http://faribaalam.com/> , Vaidehi Kinkhabwala <http://vaidehikinkhabwala.com/> , Priya Nadkarni <http://www.priyanadkarni.com/bio.html> , Sadia Salim, Amruta Shah <http://www.amrutashah.com/> , Tuba Zaki, Hayat Gul <http://hayatgul.com/>  and Vandana Jain <http://vandanajain.com/> .

The South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) in collaboration with Cuchifritos <http://www.aai-nyc.org/cuchifritos/>  Gallery New York are pleased to present SAWCC’s Annual Visual Arts Exhibition Open/Close curated by Maymanah Farhat <http://maymanahfarhat.com/> .

As Open/Close will be on display in Cuchifritos, a nonprofit art space that is located in the Essex Street Market, this forthcoming exhibition seeks to engage, highlight and explore the complex undercurrents that define the social terrain of a popular New York City shopping district. With a layout that is reminiscent of an old world bazaar, the Essex Street Market ismeant to create a small commercial hub for a diverse community of longtime residents, immigrants, and recent urban transplants. Organized with a strict set of guidelines that outlines the need for each vendor to present an aesthetically pleasing display, the Essex Street Market is in many ways like a gallery, or even an art fair, in which curators are expected to arrange their designated spaces as they vie for the interest of viewers. Essentially, the act of curating is visible throughout the market, as the fostering of visual culture results from meticulous displays of products.

At the center of the show’s curatorial premise are the connections that can be made between the selected works and the daily happenings of the market. A special emphasis has been placed on the layout, objects and overall experience of such an environment—from the visuals of household supplies that are displayed in an orderly fashion to the iconography of religious imagery that adorn a Catholic gift shop, and everything in between. Issues of identity, gender, class, race, globalization andconsumerism are crucial to the exhibition and are addressed through the many creative, theoretical and sociopolitical investigations of its artists. By encountering, examining and considering Open/Close, viewers are encouraged to establish links between the exhibited works and their surroundings so that they might reexamine how art and visual culture often overlap.

This event is made possible with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

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“Mary Ting Installations and Drawings” at Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery, N.C. & the “Keyed” exhibition at the Lower East Side Printshop, NYC


MARY TING  Installations and Drawings
Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

August 29-October 4, 2011

brochure with essay by Jonathan Goodman:


Curated by Glen Baldridge
Sept 14 – November 9, 2011

Lower Eastside Printshop
306 West 37 Street, 6th floor
New York, NY

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