SkowheganWALKS: Queens International
Sunday, February 10, 11:30AM
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368
Please join The Skowhegan Alliance at Queens International 2018: Volumes for a guided tour with curator Baseera Khan (A ‘14), and exhibiting artists Chris Domenick (A ‘12), Haley Bueschlen (A ‘15), Mo Kong (A ‘17), Asif Mian (A ‘18), Oscar Cornejo (A ‘14), and Cullen Washington Jr. (A ‘10).
Following the walkthrough, we invite you to stay at the museum for a day of public programming related to the exhibit, The Body as Volumes, from 1:00-6:00PM.
Baseera Khan is a New York-based artist whose work shares experiences of exile and kinship shaped by economic, pop cultural, and political situations. Khan has installed work at Aspen Museum of Art, Sculpture Center’s In Practice: Another Echo exhibition (2018), Participant Inc's exhibition iamuslima (2017) that toured to Moudy Gallery at Texas Christian University (2017) and Fine Arts Center of Colorado College (2017-18). She performed at Whitney Museum of Art, Queens Museum, and ArtPop Montreal International Music Festival (2017). Khan is a current artist in residence at Pioneer Works (2018-19). She completed an artist in residence at Abrons Art Center (2016-17), International Travel Fellowship to Jerusalem/Ramallah through Apexart (2015), and Process Space artist in residence at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2015). She is published in Artforum Magazine, Art in America, Bomb Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Unbag, and TDR: The Drama Review. She received an M.F.A. at Cornell University (2012) and B.F.A. from the University of North Texas (2005).
Haley Bueschlen (b. 1985) has exhibited her work at Yale Green Hall Gallery, New Haven, CT (2015); and the ICP Triennial, NYC (2014). She was awarded the Franklin Furnace grant (2014), and her artist book is part of the Yale University Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library Collection, and Harvard University Fine Arts Library Collection. Her work is a research-based interdisciplinary practice in performance, video, and text, based in feminist theory.
Oscar Rene Cornejo (b. 1982) is currently based in New York City. In 2004, he cofounded the Latin American Community Art Project (LA CAPacidad), where for seven years he directed summer artist residencies to promote intercultural awareness through community art education. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions, including Collective Solid, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX (2015); and Parliament of Owls, Diverseworks, Houston, TX (2015). He has completed residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, where he has been a member of the staff since 2015, and at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He received a Fulbright to El Salvador in 2007. Cornejo holds a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art and an MFA from Yale University.
Chris Domenick is a New York-based artist working with drawing, sculpture, printmaking and performance. He received an MFA from Hunter College and has participated in residencies including The Sharpe-Walentas Space Program (NY), among others. Recent projects include Particulate Paper Records of Time in Cabinet Magazine, 5 O D A Y S at MASSMoCA, Bonded Warehouse (in collaboration with Alina Tenser) at helper projects (Brooklyn, NY) and After the Sun (in collaboration with Em Rooney) at The Vanity East in Los Angeles. He has been included in exhibitions at MOMA, Essex Flowers, Situations, Torrance Shipman, Regina Rex, Room East, and Socrates Sculpture Park, among others.
Mo Kong is a multidisciplinary artist & researcher. He received his MFA from RISD. His is deeply impacted by social events, coded by the “educational information system” to post questions about the current politic environment. His research-led process takes the form of large scale installations involving science and journalism perspectives which challenge key issues. He has been the subject of solo exhibition at Artericambi Gallery, Verona. Chashama, New York. Queens Museum Biennale 2018, New York. CUE Art Foundation, New York (2019). He received fellowship from Triangle art association 2018; Mass Moca Studio Residency, 2016; Vermont Studio Center, 2016; Gibney Performance Center, 2016; Chashama, 2015.
Asif Mian is a Brooklyn-based artist born in Jersey City, NJ. He works at intersection of sculpture, video, and performance, Mian’s practice dissects the roles that ritual, masculinity, power, and violence have in society. Mian has exhibited his work internationally, including a solo exhibit at False Flag, Long Island City, NY (2017), and group exhibitions at QI 2018: Volumes, Queens Museum Biennial, Close Quarters at Governors Island organized by New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), New York, NY (2018); Giving Up the Ghost, Rush Arts, Philadelphia, PA (2018). Mian is a recipient of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, 2018; Clifford Owens: Seminar in Intensive Performance at Denniston Hill, Glen Wild, NY, 2017; AZ West: Institute of Investigative Living Residency with Andrea Zittel, Joshua Tree, CA, 2017.
Cullen Washington Jr. (b. 1972, Alexandria, Louisiana) earned his MFA from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and BFA from Louisiana State University. He has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe including exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas; Saatchi Gallery in London, UK; and the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. He has been artist in residence at Amherst College (2016-17), the Fountainhead Residency (2016),The Studio Museum in Harlem (2013); Rush Arts Gallery (2012), Yaddo (2011), and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2010). He is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Award (2009) and a Bartlett and Montague Travel Grant (2008). His work has been written about in Art: 21 Magazine, The New York Times, The International Review of African American Art, The Boston Globe, and Art New England. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections including the Studio Museum, Charles Saatchi Gallery, and the Alexandria Museum of Art, Louisiana. Cullen Washington Jr lives and works in New York City.