NOW & SOON:
Updated April 29, 2021
April 2—May 22, 2021
@ Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago
Guest curator for UIC MFA Class of 2020/2021 Thesis Exhibitions:
April 2-10: Sidelong Glances, featuring artists Oleksandra Chuprina, Jared Kelley, Graham Livingston & Marina Resende Santos, Julian Van Der Moere, Robert Zant
April 16-23: Ordinary Horrors, featuring artists Sonya Bogdanova, Asya Dubrovina, Nick Jackson & Tyner White, Austin McCann, Laleh Motlagh, Anastasia Sitnikova
Inaugural Artist in Residence, The Zay Collection, London, England
Astria Suparak will conduct research on the ways in which American science fiction films represent Arab fashion — particularly its overlap with West Asian and South Asian cultures. This work will result in a public talk and online posts elaborating Suparak’s findings.
Late Spring 2021*: DIGITAL PROJECT
New commission for a European science-fiction festival. More details TBA.
Late May, 2021
“Asian futures, without Asians” essay published in Why are they so afraid of the lotus?, edited by Jeanne Gerrity and Kim Nguyen, published by Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts and Sternberg Press, and distributed by MIT Press. Commissioned by the Wattis and based on the Asian futures, without Asians lecture (below).
June 10, 2021, 5pm PST
@ The Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco
Register here for event link.
Asian futures, without Asians: A new illustrated talk by Astria Suparak commissioned by the Wattis, presented at the launch of the publication Why are they so afraid of the lotus? (Wattis and Sternberg Press, distributed by MIT Press), which includes a visual essay based on the lecture.
BlackStar’s Seen journal
“Seedy Space Ports and Colony Planets: Asian Conical Hats in Cinematic Dystopias“: A new visual essay by Astria Suparak, commissioned for the journal of film and visual culture made for and about Black, Brown, Indigenous and other artists of color.
Related Instagram Live talk to be announced.
@ The Royal Society of Canada, online
“The Urban Legend of Rat Eating,” a small excerpt of Asian futures, without Asians, is included in the Engaging Creativities exhibition (section organized by Ethnocultural Art Histories Research, Concordia University, Montreal
Nov. 19, 2020—Feb. 14, 2021
@ USF’s Thacher Gallery (online) & in Bayview, San Francisco (in-person)
Become The Monuments That Cannot Fall is the first survey exhibition of Related Tactics, which includes a new public art commission. Organized by Astria Suparak, University of San Francisco’s Museum Studies Curatorial Practicum, & Thacher Gallery.
Jan. 19, 2021, 7pm PST
@ Living Room Light Exchange Salon (LRLX), San Francisco, online
Free, RSVP for link
Astria Suparak and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer will each present for 15-minutes, then be in conversation with each other and the audience.
Wild Parrot Playground, The Hoosac Institute Journal
Matching Minorities//Doubtful Doubles: A Conversation on Institutionalized Racism, Tokenism, and Inclusion vs. Optics in the Art World @ Common Field Convening, Houston 2020 — Video and resources now online
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