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DAAN at College Art Association 2017 in NYC

The Diasporic Asian Art Network [DAAN] is delighted to announce the upcoming DAAN events during the College Art Association 2017 week in New York City from February 16-18, 2017. We hope that you can attend one or all of them!
DAAN GALLERY VISIT: Art 100 Gallery New York
Thursday, February 16
555 West 25th Street, Ground Floor
Free event
5h30pm — Discussion with Art 100 New York Gallery Director Michelle Loh
6h00pm — Exhibition opening reception for Construction and Contemplation: Noa Charuvi, Li Gang
About the exhibit:
Construction and Contemplation 
Noa Charuvi, Li Gang
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 16, 2017 6pm-8pm
February 16  – March 31, 2017

Noa Charuvi was born in Jerusalem, and now lives and works in New York City.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts in New York and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem.   Her work is in the Time Equities collection and has been exhibited internationally, including at the Bronx Museum of Art and the Haifa Museum of Arts in Israel.  

Li Gang was born in Guangdong, China in 1962.  He now lives and works in Beijing. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.  Li’s work has been exhibited in Strasbourg, France, Heidelberg, Germany, the Venice Biennale; and in China at Today Art Museum among others.  His work is held in the collection of the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, the Shanghai Artists Association, and the Guangdong Museum of Art.

 Noa Charuvi, White Sheet, Oil on Canvas

Li Gang, No 20161018, Ink on Paper


CANADA 150: Asian Canadians and Visual Culture in National Celebrations

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017
3:30PM – 5:00 PM
New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Ave, New York
Regent Parlor, 2nd Floor
Conference registration required

Chairs: Alice Ming Wai Jim, Concordia University; Victoria Nolte, Carleton University

Souvenirs of the Self and The Long View: Canadian National Parks and the Transnational Asian Canadian Subject within Nature
Jin-me Yoon, Simon Fraser University

Collecting “Strangeness” and “Familiarity”: Asian Canadian Photo-Poetics
Glenn Deer, University of British Columbia

Transnational Kinship, Diasporic Mourning, and Belonging in the Canadian Animation World: The Moving Images of Leslie Supnet’s gains + losses
Marissa Largo, University of Toronto



Courtesy of the artist. Jin-me Yoon, video still, Other Hauntings: A Geography Beloved (Dance), 2016, Single channel video.
More about Jin-me Yoon’s work: Through the use of gestures, activist Tera maps the geography of Gangjeong village, Jeju Island, South Korea onto her body; the beloved intimate landscape she struggles to preserve in the face ecological and social devastation caused by the recent construction of a Naval Base. A strange apparition, a seaweed-headed soldier of ambiguous gender, troubles our understanding of masculinity as well as the acceptance of military state-sanctioned violence against citizens, creatures small and large, the land, sea and all sustaining life ways.
After the DAAN panel, we will be gathering to go to Chinatown to visit the changing neighborhood including the new Pearl River Mart with their gallery space now showing work by artist Wiena Lin. We will talk with Pearl River Mart president Joanne Kwong. We will also visit other spaces and end for dinner at August Gatherings, 266 Canal Street (between Cortlandt Alley and Lafayette St). We will also discuss DAAN business at the start of the dinner. Dinner is Dutch treat. Please RSVP to achang@nyu.edu

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Erasing Borders: Fourteenth Annual IAAC Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2017


Please write a sentence explaining your artwork if the title does not describe it.

Deadline for Submissions: Tuesday November 1, 2016

The Indo American Arts Council is delighted to announce its Call for Submissions for the Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2017 Curated by Vijay Kumar, Erasing Borders explores the contributions of artists whose origins can be traced to the Indian Subcontinent. The exhibition travels to several key galleries and museums in North America from February – November each year. Please visit www.iaac.us


  • Artwork submitted must have been completed within the last two years
  • All visual art genres will be considered ( sculpture, painting, installation, photography, video-art, graffiti, murals…)
  • Works in progress will be considered with attached explanations
  • Artists living in North America who have their origins in the Indian Subcontinent
  • All submissions must be received by the deadline of November 1, 2016
  • Works not yet exhibited are highly recommended
  • Collaborative works will also be considered


  • (Artwork will not be considered if we have not received all the requested materials below)
  • All information must be either on a CD or via email, labeled with artist’s Name, E-mail and Phone Number
  • must include high resolution images (at least 1500 x 2100 pixels 300dpi) of the artwork (the images should not be over 2 MB)
  • All images must include: Title, Size, Medium, Price, year completed.
  • must include a document containing artist’s Full Name, E-mail, Web Address, Mailing Address and Phone Number
  • Artist’s Photograph (at least 1200 x 1200 pixels, 300 dpi)
  • Artist Statement
  • Resume
  • Submission fee: $20 Click here to pay online
  • All information should be in the word file format.
  • Application fee $20

Submission deadline: November 1, 2016
Participating artists for 2017 will be announced January 2017

Please send all submissions to:
Erasing Borders 2017
Indo-American Arts Council Inc
351 East 74th Street, Third Floor,
New York, NY 10021
Email: ebart.iaac@gmail.com

* Application Fee $20

Registration fee may be through Pay pal (using any credit card)Click here >> or via cheque to the address above.

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INDO AMERICAN ARTS COUNCIL presents ERASING BORDERS 2016 Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora — July 14-August 17, 2016


Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary
Indian Art of the Diaspora

Opening Reception: Thursday July 14th, 2016. 6:00-8:00 pm.

The Exhibition will remain open from July 14-August 17, 2016

Kapoor Galleries, 34East 67th Street (between Madison & Park), NYC.

Exhibitions are Free and Open to the Public
RSVP: ebart.iaac@gmail.com

for Map and Directions click here .


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 twelfth 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): Anna Bradfield, Anujan Ezhikode,Arun Prem, Bivas Chaudhuri, Bolo, Delna Dastur, George Oomen, Indrani Nayar Gal, Mansoora Hassan, MD Tokon, Nipun Manda, Norbert Gonsalves, Padmini Mongia, Parul Mehra, Quinza Najm, Pooja Gupta, Radhika Mathews, Rahul Mehra, Reeta Gidwani Karmarkar, Renuka Khanna,Rochana Dubey, Sejal Krishnan, Tara Sabharwal, Uday K Dhar

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

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DAAN-NY tour of Alternative Dimension


Please join this DAAN-NY regional event!


at 3 PM – 6 PM
156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 308
New York, NY 10010


Are you an artist/curator/scholar of the Asian diaspora in NYC? want to connect with others in the Diasporic Asian Arts Network (DAAN)? Meet up with DAAN-NY at Project:ARTspace on February 28th from 3pm-6pm.

Michelle Yoh will give us a tour of Alternative Dimension, her most recent curation featuring the work of Lisa Corinne Davis and Maureen Hoon.

Here’s info on the show:
Alternative Dimension
Lisa Corinne Davis, Maureen Hoon
Curated by Michelle Y. Loh

We construct our imagination and identity, to a great extent, based on recorded images and predefined concepts, received labels and fictions that allow us to make quotidian sense of the world. Questioning our received labels and fictions provides an opening where we can access our imagination and identity anew. Coming from different generations, raised in different hemispheres, Lisa Corinne Davis and Maureen Hoon creates works that are different on the surface, yet both artists bend representations of the physical world to a similar purpose. Drawing references from the urban environment, their works allude to materiality, space, image, and affect, and provide access to new ways of seeing and understanding.


If you want to become a DAAN member to include your profile on the DAAN listing or to sign up for emails, visit http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/research/DAAN/?page_id=5


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IN-HYUNG KIM: The Paris Years, at Art Projects International, NYC

Art Projects International

IN-HYUNG KIM: The Paris Years
January 28 – February 27, 2016

Art Projects International
434 Greenwich Street, Ground Floor, New York City 10013

Là, tout n’est qu’ordre et beauté,
Luxe, calme et volupté.

Art Projects International is pleased to announce In-Hyung Kim: The Paris Years from January 28 to February 27, 2016. The exhibition features selected works from the artist’s years in Paris and includes paintings and works on paper. In-Hyung Kim moved to Paris in 1978 at the age of 20. She graduated from L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and lived and worked in Paris as an artist for nearly 30 years before returning to Seoul, where she now lives and works.

The paintings in The Paris Years range from boldly and sensitively rendered, expressionistic, multi-media works on paper to more atmospheric works on canvas. The paintings on canvas read as nocturnes, with floral elements appearing out of darknesses red, black or green. The works suggest the melancholic romanticism of Baudelaire but introduce an aesthetic wholly derived from In-Hyung Kim’s uncompromising sensibility. Her carefully cultivated personal aesthetic and gifts for painting are readily apparent; in Untitled #27 of 1994, a freely brushed, scumbled, white, tree-like form could be a baobab in space or the last mushroom cloud. From afar, an untitled work of 2000 appears as slashes of orange crimson against black—up close it is a gorgeous representation of untethered blooms in a night garden.

For more information please contact Art Projects: 212-343-2599 or api@artprojects.com

Art Projects International
434 Greenwich Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10013212.343.2599
www.artprojects.com to Franklin Street or to Canal Street.
Walk to Greenwich Street and then to the corner at Vestry Street in Tribeca.
Google map

Gallery Hours: Tuesday- Saturday, 11am-6pm


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Manuel Ocampo The Corrections — at Tyler Rollins Fine Art


Tyler Rollins Fine Art

Manuel Ocampo has been a vital presence on the international art scene for over twenty years. Now based in Manila, the Philippines, he had an extended residency in California in the late 1980s and early 1990s and continues to spend significant time working in both the US and Europe. For The Corrections, his third solo exhibition with Tyler Rollins Fine Art (January 8 – February 14, 2015), Ocampo looks back with a critical eye on his early work, making “corrections” to certain key paintings from the 1990s. Using photographs of his older paintings, he rearranges, reconstructs, and reimagines various motifs, then silkscreens the radically altered images onto the canvas, often in a form resembling photo negatives. New interventions are then hand painted on top of these images, creating rich, multi-layered compositions that capture a sense of the passing of time, the evolution of consciousness, and the ongoing structuring of personal and group identities. Many of Ocampo’s works in the early 1990s were inspired by his experience living in Los Angeles during the race riots of 1992, and this new series of paintings is in turn influenced by the current racially charged environment in the United States in the aftermath of a number of police shooting incidents around the country, particularly in Ferguson, Missouri. They also evoke some dark periods in the history of the Philippines, including subjugation by Spain in the 16th century and the brutal Philippine–American War of 1899–1902.

Born in 1965 in Manila, the Philippines, Ocampo gained early recognition as a young artist living in California in the 1980s. His first solo exhibition, which took place in Los Angeles in 1988, set the stage for a rapid rise to international prominence. By the early 1990s, his reputation was firmly established, with inclusion in two of the most important European art events, Documenta IX (1992) and the Venice Biennale (1993). 
Also in the early 1990s, he participated in the landmark exhibition, Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990s at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1992), as well as Individual Realities in the California Art Scene at the Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (1991), and Jean-Michel Basquiat & Manuel Ocampo at the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (1994). He has subsequently participated in numerous museum exhibitions and biennials around the world, including the biennials of Gwangju (1997), Lyon (2000), Berlin (2001), Venice for a second time (2001), Seville (2004), and the Asia Pacific Triennial (2012).

Ocampo is known for fearlessly tackling the taboos and cherished icons of society and of the art world itself. During the 1990s, he was noted for his bold use of a highly charged iconography that combines Catholic imagery with motifs associated with racial and political oppression, creating works that make powerful, often conflicted, statements about the vicissitudes of personal and group identities. His works illustrate, often quite graphically, the psychic wounds that cut deep into the body of contemporary society. They translate the visceral force of Spanish Catholic art, with its bleeding Christs and tortured saints, into our postmodern, more secular era of doubt, uncertainty, and instability. In recent years, his works have featured more mysterious yet emotionally charged motifs that evoke an inner world of haunting visions and nightmares. He often makes use of an eclectic array of quasi-religious, highly idiosyncratic icons featuring teeth, fetuses, sausages, and body parts alongside more traditional Christian motifs. The process of artistic creation is often a central concern, with many works making ironic commentaries on notions of artistic inspiration, originality, and the anxiety of influence. The artist himself is frequently the subject of parody and self-mockery; sometimes he appears as a buzzard, a kind of cultural scavenger, or assumes slightly deranged alter egos. He frequently includes sly references to the works of other artists, just as in the past he often referred to the work of provincial painters of Catholic altars.



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Asian American Arts Alliance Alliance Portfolio In Practice



Saturday, June 21

1pm – 5pm

New York Foundation for the Arts

20 Jay Street, 7th Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11201


Register Now!




The Asian American Arts Alliance’s  Portfolio In Practice is an exchange between emerging Asian American visual artists and high-profile institutions in New York interested in engaging upcoming talent. Five different panelists represent five opportunities for valuable exposure, professional development, and grants to support projects.

The event opens with a guided discussion on best practices for application submissions with our panelists. All interested artists must register via Eventbrite. Artists can purchase up to 3 tickets for twenty minute one-on-one sessions with their selected panelists.

Artists who register for a portfolio review session should come prepared with questions regarding an application and/or a portfolio in progress tailored to that open call so they may receive additional insight and feedback in a more intimate setting.


This cycle of Alliance Porfolio in Practice includes:

Garbriel de Guzman, Curator of Visual Arts @ Wave Hill

The Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship is for contemporary artists who explore the dynamic relationship between nature, culture and site.

  • Studio space during the Winter Workspace Program
  • Solo show in the Sunroom Project Space
  • Valuable mentorship and exhibition opportunities


Molly MacFadden, Manager of Teen, Family and Engagement Programs @ Museum of Art and Design

The Artist Studio is an education program for experienced artists — particularly those with teaching experience — interested in engaging with the public about their work and process through demonstration.

  • Paid, temporary adjunct and part-time, 4 month program
  • Work displayed in the museum’s 6th floor vitrines
  • Bio and two images of work featured on MAD’s website


Sarah Nicholls, Programs & Marketing Manager @ The Center for Book Arts

The Artist-in-Residence Workspace Grant for New York Emerging Artists is a yearlong program to promote experimentation in book arts, thus artists from all disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

  • Stipend and materials budget
  • 24 hour access to the Center’s printing and binding facilities
  • $3,000-$5,000 tuition waiver for courses throughout the year

Roddy Schrock, Director of Programs & Residencies @ Eyebeam

The Eyebeam on the Move Residency supports technology-based projects that incorporate collaborative forms of architectural practice, urban presentation, policy engagement and other forms of meaningful community dialog.

  • 5-month residency with stipend in support of project realization
  • Shared design, research, and fabrication labs
  • Partnerships with appropriate neighborhood organizations
Lia Zaaloff, Curator @ Bronx Museum of the Arts

The Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) provides professional development opportunities to emerging artists through a 13-week seminar that addresses practical concerns and cultivates networking opportunities.

  • 13-week seminar that addresses practical concerns, and cultivates networking opportunities.  Topics covered include: Community, Grant Writing, Writing Workshop, Copyright, Contracts, Art Market, Studio Visit, Art Criticism, and Marketing.
  • Introduces the work to a greater audience via exhibition and catalogue


Available slots are open on a first come, first served basis.

Early application is encouraged due to extremely limited slots.



This is a rare opportunity to receive feedback on your application directly from someone on the application review committee. The review session is an informal interview for a program you wish to apply to now or in the future.


Ways to maximize your review session include:


  • Present your work in the context of the open call, including the language used in explaining your work
  • Present the images/works you are considering to use for the application, as well as options for discussion
  • Research the organization and make sure your work is relevant to their mission
  • Read the application guidelines and FAQ carefully to get a sense of what the organization wishes to achieve by offering the program
  • Ask questions



  • Try not to ask questions already addressed on the organization’s website or covered during the panel discussion
  • No excuses; be thoughtful about what you present
  • Refrain from arguing with constructive criticism; take notes instead


Brainstorm! is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Metropolitan Life Foundation, Con Edison, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and the CJ Huang Foundation. This organization has received funding from the 2012 JPMorgan Chase Regrant Program, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).


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“New Works – Artquakes” — Artist Nina Kuo at Andre Zarre Gallery NYC Jan. 9, 2014

  N I N A   K U O  

Exhibit – Jan. 7 – Feb. 1 – 2014


Andre Zarre Gallery   529 West 20th St. NYC   –

Opening Reception –Thurs. Jan. 9, 2014     6 – 8 pm

“New Works – Artquakes”

 Nina Kuo Image

Nina Kuo’s Paintings pay homage to transcending architectonic symbols with geometric and exaggerated forms that merge into mythical compositions. Created multi-colored facades, highways, ramps, tunnels, trains and encampments are journeys that are projected into an articulated culture. These shapes offer universal themes with exploding landscapes in industrial environments or from hi-tech influences. These abstractions and figures retreat into juxtaposed global experiences exploiting nature’s resources while honoring anachronistic views of lost dioramas. See surreal mountains, waterfalls, or highways that are dizzy structural formations. Floating abstractions sometimes present an Asian spirit of an illusionary zone for our man-made deconstructivist urbanality. 

Recent artquakes are illusionary compositions seen in my paintings, drawings, sculptures, video and artist books. Permanent collection of Brooklyn Museum, MOMA,Chicago Art Institute Library, Smithsonian Inst., Biblioteque Nationale.

212-348 6589 / gallery 212-255-0202 

Tue-Sat 11:30am – 6 pm 


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