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“Index of the Disappeared: Secrets Told” — Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani at A/P/A Institute at NYU

Index of the Disappeared

Index of the Disappeared

“An Index can be a trace, a signpost, an indicator or a measurement. Our Index begins in the gaps where language ends; that is in the records of absence and absences of records where official language fails and new languages must be developed in its place,” explain Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani, the 2013-2014 A/P/A Artists-in-Residence, whose installation Index of the Disappeared: Secrets Told opens at the A/P/A Institute gallery with a reception on Thursday, February 13. Index of the Disappeared: Secrets Told is a site-specific installation of images, sound, texts, and documents related to leak prosecutions, the surveillance state, and the persistence of the panopticon in the prison-industrial complex. The installation is on view at the A/P/A Institute gallery Tuesday, February 11-Friday, March 21, 2014, 11AM-5PM, Monday-Friday.

Read more about Index of the Disappeared.

RSVP by Tuesday, February 11 here.mariam + chitra Chitra Ganesh was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where she currently lives and works. Her drawing, installation, text-based work, and collaborations seek to excavate and circulate buried narratives typically excluded from official canons of history, literature, and art. Mariam Ghani was born in New York and lives in Brooklyn. Her research-based practice spans video, installation, performance, photography, and text, and operates at the intersections between place, memory, history, language, loss, and reconstruction.


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2013-2014 A/P/A Institute Artists-In Residence Welcome: Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU presents
2013-2014 A/P/A Institute Artists-In Residence Welcome: Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani

Thursday, October 10, 2013

NYU Silver Center
Silverstein Lounge & Jurow Lecture Hall, Room 101

100 Washington Square East
(entrance on Washington Place)

Artists Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani have collaborated since 2004 on the project Index of the Disappeared, which is both a physical archive of post-9/11 disappearances and a mobile platform for public dialogue. Index also stages visual and poetic interventions to circulate fragments of our archive in the wider world.

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU is thrilled to welcome Ganesh and Ghani as its 2013-14 Artists-in-Residence with a public program featuring the artists in conversation with Gayatri Gopinath (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis). A reception will follow.


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NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange — July 8-22, 2013 — Shanghai | Hong Kong | Canberra | Wollongong | Sydney

NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU is launching the first phase of the inter-institutional Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange from July 8-22, 2013 in Shanghai, China; Hong Kong; and Wollongong, Sydney, and Canberra, Australia, focusing on Asian/Asian diasporic art globally.

The exchange will bring together scholars, curators, and artists from each site and is meant to be generative for research, resulting in publications, exhibition development, and other research-based projects and programs to share and disseminate research, strengthen international networks of scholars and curators, and create ongoing dialogue between international colleagues, arts communities, and wider publics in the US, Asia/Pacific region, EU, Latin America, Africa, and Middle East in the expanding field of Asian/Asian Diasporic Art and Visual Cultures.

Through international site visits, symposia, public dialogues, and ongoing working sessions, the exchange aims to build sustained multi-year inter-institutional and scholarly connections to encourage a broader transnational and comparative diasporic discourse while recognizing the continual importance of local contextualization and place.

2013 NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange Public Programming

In 2014, the exchange will travel to Washington, DC and New York City. Future phases of the exchange are planned for Australia, Indonesia, Delhi, London, Argentina, and Ghana.

The NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange is made possible with the support of A/P/A Institute at NYU; NYU’s Global Research Initiative; NYU in Shanghai; NYU in Sydney; Fine Arts Department, The Chinese University in Hong Kong; MA Program in Cultural Management, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Australian National University’s Centre for European Studies and Australian Research Council’s Discovery Projects funding scheme (DP 0880038); Wollongong City Gallery; and generous collaborators including Shanghai Studies Society, James Cohan Gallery, Leo Xu Projects, Aike Dellarco, and MABSOCIETY.


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SUBMIT NOW!! Process/Practice/Portfolio 2.0 — A Seminar for South Asian Visual Artists and Academics

Process/Practice/Portfolio 2.0
A Seminar for South Asian Visual Artists and Academics

Saturday, July 13 and Sunday July 14, 2013

@ Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU
8 Washington Mews
(btwn 5th Ave and University Pl)

SAWCC is proud to present Process/Practice/Portfolio 2.0 (P/P/P 2.0), an exciting opportunity for academics and emerging visual artists to meet SAWCC artists, curators, and arts professionals; participate in panels; present and receive feedback on their work; and tour artists’ studios.  P/P/P 2.0 is an intensive seminar geared towards helping female South Asian visual artists by fostering academic exchange and dialogue about their work. The aim is to provide artists and academics with a community of peers to support, challenge, and fine-tune their practice through sustained interaction. Our first seminar, held at Pratt Institute in 2011, was attended by twenty women from around the country and has resulted in three participants joining the SAWCC board. With P/P/P 2.0, we are including discussions with art historians and academics to broaden the dialogue. As a follow-up to P/P/P 2.0, selected participants will be able to hold regular studio visits, culminating in group presentations to the public through SAWCC’s Studio Circle.

For this seminar, there will be 22 slots available to artists and 8 slots available to academics. An application with work samples is required to be considered for this program. Women wishing to access SAWCC’s resources beyond the seminar are strongly encouraged to apply. Application deadline is May 31st, 2013.

For details on how to apply, full schedule, and bios, visit our website at http://www.sawcc.org/processpracticeportfolio/

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Legacy of Now panel —at NYU A/P/A Institute— April 23, 2013, 6-9PM

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU presents

Legacy of Now

In partnership with Season of Cambodia, an initiative of Cambodian Living Arts

legacy of now

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A/P/A Institute
8 Washington Mews

In the aftermath of war, over 1 million Cambodian refugees fled with their families to rebuild their lives in other countries. From near artistic annihilation, the cultural arts of Cambodia were valiantly recovered and preserved by Cambodians inside and outside of the country thus leading to a unique contemporary intersection. For twenty-first century Cambodians, art has begun to question and engage the present. Recognizing the critical global and local contributions of Cambodian diaspora artists, this roundtable discussion features an intergenerational group of visual and performing artists to share their experiences and ideas.

Panelists will address issues of transnational identities and the ways in which the act of returning “home” functions as an important point of encounter or departure for their artistic practices. Curated and moderated by Anida Yoeu Ali, this panel will feature dancer/choreographer Prumsodun Ok, photographer Pete Pin, conceptual artist Amy Lee Sanford, and visual artist/scholar LinDa Saphan.

Details + RSVP

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Asian/Pacific/American Institute

New York University


The Graduate Student Employee in Archives at the A/P/A Institute (A/P/A) works on collection building efforts while simultaneously pursuing a Master of Arts degree in the Archives and Public History Program in the History Department at New York University. As part of A/P/A’s ongoing commitment to documenting and preserving A/PA history, the grad student will help to create and build access to A/PA collections of the New York area. The student serves as a key resource connecting A/P/A’s network of scholars, researchers, activists, archivists, librarians, artists, curators, and community members with archives.

The two-year MA Program (32 points @ 8 points per semester) is designed to give the graduate student practical experience in archives, in addition to a solid grounding in archival theory and historical scholarship. The grad student employee will work with the A/P/A Institute and meet regularly with the Institute’s staff to discuss progress and expectations. The student works an average of 20 hours per week during each 15-week term.  (Dates of appointment for academic year 2013-2014 are 9/3/13-12/13/13 for Fall 2013, and 1/27/14-5/12/14 for Spring 2014.)

Archival management is an important and growing field with many employment opportunities in the New York area. Graduates typically work in the city and region’s many museums, libraries, and historical societies as well as in government and corporate archives. Recent job placements include: National Archives and Records Administration, Brooklyn Historical Society, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Maryknoll Mission Archives, September 11th Memorial Museum, the History Channel, History Detectives, Harvard University, and the American Friends Service Committee. Graduates can expect starting salaries ranging from $40,000 to $50,000 depending on the institution.

A/P/A works closely with community members to facilitate the process of finding accessible, permanent homes for New York Metro region and East Coast Asian/Pacific American archival materials.

Using archival materials, past and current archives student employees have curated exhibitions and published essays on “yellow peril,” Asian American art and social movements, and popular culture representations. They have been central in bringing in individual and organization collections, taught undergraduates, maintained an archival blog, developed archival theory, worked closely with collectors and donors, and more.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with a major or minor in Asian/Pacific American Studies preferred.
  • Background knowledge, demonstrated interest or involvement in Asian/Pacific American history and community.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, but especially as part of a team.
  • Experience conducting oral history interviews a plus.


The selected Graduate student employee receives 100% remission of tuition (8 points per semester), fees, and student health insurance for full-time study in the MA in Archives and Public History Program at NYU. For the 2013-2014 academic year, the hourly compensation for 30 weeks, 20 hours of work per week is $20, coming to an approximate total of $12,000 to be earned. Paychecks are disbursed every two weeks between September 2013 and May 2014.


Qualified applicants should:

1)      Contact Professor John Kuo Wei Tchen by email at apa.archives@nyu.edu with cover letter stating your interest and specific A/P/A-relevant qualifications, resume, and any additional information that would be beneficial for consideration; and

2)      Apply simultaneously to the MA in Archives and Public History Program at NYU online by Friday, March 15th, 2013 at:


(IMPORTANT NOTE: GRE scores are required for admission to the MA program!)

For more information:

Archives and Public History Program:



The Asian/Pacific/American Institute:



The Asian/Pacific American Documentary Heritage Archives Survey Project:


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2012-13 A/P/A Artist-in-Residence Welcome Featuring Roger Shimomura with Michael Ray Charles

2012-13 A/P/A Artist-in-Residence Welcome
Featuring Roger Shimomura with Michael Ray Charles
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

NYU Casa Italiana
24 West 12th Street

Join us in welcoming 2012-13 Artist-in-Residence Roger Shimomura to the Asian/ Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Acclaimed for his poignant, bright-colored prints and paintings, award-winning artist Shimomura challenges constructions of the racialized “other” and calls attention to the power of material and pop culture to normalize whiteness. He is joined by renowned painter Michael Ray Charles, whose work incorporates and interrogates racist mass media images of African Americans. The artists will address the power of art to expose stereotypes and create new visual vocabularies.

Artist Jana Haimsohn will provide a performative introduction and NYU Professor Arlene Davila will moderate the conversation.

Please RSVP by Monday, September 17, 2012 online <http://nyu.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a8909216d5cf64ce0406f4c&id=acaa1a8c67&e=9fb7a8b528> , via email (apa.rsvp@nyu.edu <mailto:apa.rsvp@nyu.edu?subject=RSVP%20for%209%2F19%20Event> ), or phone (212.992.9653 <tel:%28212.992.9653> ).

Co-sponsored by the Institute for African American Affairs at NYU, NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, Japanese American Association of New York, and Asian American Arts Alliance.

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Job Post: Clinical Assistant Professor in the Visual Arts at NYU Gallatin School — deadline Dec. 1

Here is a position opening at NYU for a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Visual Arts that may be of interest to the DAAN membership. Please follow this link for more information and to apply — deadline to apply is Dec. 1 until the position is filled. A copy of the posting is below.


Clinical Assistant Professor in the Visual Arts
Full Time Non Tenure Track
New York
Gallatin: 62000
The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University invites applications from visual artists for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor in the Visual Arts, a full-time teaching position to commence on September 1, 2012. The position is a non-tenure track but renewable contract line, and includes all the rights of full-time faculty within the Gallatin School. We encourage applications from artists who work at the intersections of various media, especially painting, drawing, and new media. The successful candidate will contribute actively to the School’s interdisciplinary curriculum and teach both studio courses and courses that focus on thematic topics, problems, and questions pertaining to artistic production as a form of cultural work and mode of expression. We are seeking an artist-scholar who can conceptualize and develop innovative ways of linking Gallatin’s studio arts curriculum to its theoretically and historically grounded interdisciplinary curriculum.The ideal candidate will have experience and a strong interest in interdisciplinary teaching and in advising individualized B.A. and M.A. research and arts programs.

Founded in 1972, Gallatin is an experimental college of 1,350 undergraduate students and 180 Masters students which forms a part of NYU, a major research university. Its innovative, nationally recognized B.A. and M.A. programs in individualized study encourage students to develop an integrated, multidisciplinary program of study that combines courses taken in the various schools of NYU with independent studies, internships, and Gallatin’s own interdisciplinary seminars, writing courses and arts workshops. The School emphasizes excellent teaching, intensive student advising and mentoring, and a unique combination of program flexibility and academic rigor.

Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level. MFA required; Ph.D. desirable.
All posts close at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on the date listed. Open Until Filled
All applications must be submitted electronically. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (of up to 30 pages), three letters of recommendation, a statement of your teaching philosophy, and a brief description of three dream courses.For questions, please contact Amber Pritchett at amber.pritchett@nyu.edu

Review of applications will begin Thursday, December 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Faculty Profile

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“Cultures Of Resistance” — Artists On Arts & Activism Suheir Hammad, Sidd Joag, Iara Lee, Paul D. Miller — Workshop | Film Screening | Panel Discussion

Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU presents

“Cultures Of Resistance” — Artists On Arts & Activism
Suheir Hammad, Sidd Joag, Iara Lee, Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky)
Workshop | Film Screening | Panel Discussion

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
RSVP to WORKSHOP and FILM/PANEL: online at www. apa.nyu.edu | apa.rsvp@nyu.edu | 212.992.9653
FREE and open to the public.

A/P/A Institute asks four artists — Suheir Hammad, Sidd Joag, Iara Lee and Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) — to explore the idea of being “the change they want to see” as set forth by filmmaker Iara Lee in her film “Cultures of Resistance.” The workshop, screening and discussion will provide launching points for artists, scholars and community to come together in discussion on artistsʼ roles in global change and resistance.

WORKSHOP with Artist Sidd Joag, freeDimensional
NYU Institute for Public Knowledge
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

Artist Sidd Joag of freeDimensional will facilitate a workshop on its new region-specific model for providing distress services to artists and culture workers in areas of conflict. Participants will engage with the concept, purpose, structure and outcomes of Regional Triage Teams – network activators designed to advocate for and access resources on behalf of artists facing political repression as a result of their activist work.

FILM “Cultures of Resistance” dir. Iara Lee
NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
24 West 12th Street, Auditorium

Does each gesture really make a difference? Can music and dance be weapons of peace? In 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war, director Iara Lee embarked on a journey to better understand a world increasingly embroiled in conflict and, as she saw it, heading for self-destruction. After several years, travelling over five continents, Lee encountered growing numbers of people who committed their lives to promoting change. This is their story. From Iran, where graffiti and rap became tools in fighting government repression, to Burma, where monks acting in the tradition of Gandhi take on a dictatorship, moving on to Brazil, where musicians reach out to slum kids and transform guns into guitars, and ending in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, where photography, music, and film have given a voice to those rarely heard, “Cultures of Resistance” explores how art and creativity can be ammunition in the battle for peace and justice.

NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò,
24 West 12th Street, Auditorium

The film is the launching point for the post-screening panel featuring filmmaker Iara Lee (“Cultures of Resistence”), Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky on the Vanuatu Pacifica Project and Tanna Center for the Arts), poet Suheir Hammad, and artist Sidd Joag. The panel will explore the role of the artist in a global society, including that of the diasporic artist. The panel will be moderated by NYU Tisch School of the Artsʼ Art & Public Policy Program chair Randy Martin.

Co-sponsored by: The Institute for Public Knowledge; Tisch School of the Arts’ Art & Public Policy Program; NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions; NYU Students for Justice in Palestine; and the NYU Center for Media, Culture and History


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