Size: 8 x 10 in.
Page count: 170
Release date: May 28, 2019
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About: Volume 9 features 25 artists from the US, UK, Germany, and the Netherlands. These artists work in a variety of mediums including painting, photography, performance, and sculpture. Additionally there will be interviews giving an in-depth look into the studio practices of selected artists. Volume 9 was juried by the FOA staff and guest jurors Alice Bonnot, Erika B Hess, and Masha Vlasova.
Emily Blythe Jones
Sara Allen Prigodich
Adrian Kay Wong
Adrian Kay Wong
Alice Bonnot is an independent curator and art consultant based in London. She is the co-founding director of Picnic, a contemporary art space occupying a long window in the Aylesham Centre in Peckham, London, and the founding director of the Zone d’Utopie Temporaire (Z.U.T.) residency programme, a nomadic annual residency addressing the notion of Utopia as a vehicle for artistic and critical comment. With this residency she curated exhibitions and events in Paris, London, Athens and Lisbon.
As an independent curator Alice organised a broad range of exhibitions for galleries, institutions and artist-run spaces. Her current exhibition Hyper Mesh(18 Jan – 23 Feb 2019) at Assembly Point, London, is an exhibition that brings together new work from eight international artists; Jonathan Baldock, Pauline Bastard, fleuryfontaine, Holly Hendry, Jessie Makinson, Morgan Wills and Fani Parali. The exhibition explores contemporary notions of identity, and sets out to examine how identity structures could be re-imagined or reconstructed.
Previous exhibitions include: Engine, Picnic, London, 2018,Bored but secured, Wozen, Lisbon, 2018, Acts of disruption, The Concept Space, London, 2018, A series of pocket Utopias, Yellow Brick and Snehta, Athens, 2017, Right Through You, The Koppel Project Hive, London, 2017, Le corps comme activateur d’art numérique, Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, 2015, Prix Canson finalists, Palais de Tokyo, Paris / co-curated with Mr Laurent Boudier, 2015.
Erika B Hess is a painter based in Columbus, OH recognized for her use and interest in color. Hess’s work has been exhibited nationally including Prince Street Gallery in NYC, Last Projects in Los Angles, CA, and Boston Center for the Arts in Boston, MA. In 2017, she had two solo exhibitions, “The Line Between the Past and the Present,” at the Musa Collective, Allston MA and “Viewing Light,” at Newton Free Library, Newton, MA. Her work has been featured in various publications including, Poets and Artists, Fresh Paint, Charles River Journal and Post Industrial Complex, a book released by the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Her work was selected by John Seed to be featured in, “Fifty Memorable Artists 2015”. She has served on panels such as Cleveland Institute of Art’s, “Feminism Now: Exposing the Truth”, was a visiting juror for Dayton Visual Art Center’s 2016-2018 biennial, and is a recurring juror for the Walker Art MFA Prize at Boston University. Hess is a co-founder of Musa Collective, an artist collective in Boston and is the creator of I Like Your Work podcast, a podcast dedicated to interviewing artists, curators and collectors. Hess received her MFA from Boston University.
Masha Vlasova is an interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and educator. She holds a BFA from the Cooper Union and an MFA from Yale School of Art. She is a recipient the Fulbright Fellowship in Filmmaking, Alice Kimball Fellowship and the JUNCTURE Art and Human Rights Fellowship at Yale Law School. Her works have been exhibited and screened at Smack Mellon, Anthology Archives, and Abrons Arts Center in New York, Vox Populi and Temple University in Philadelphia, Carpenter Centerfor the Visual Artsat Harvard University among others. Her latest curatorial project “Women Filmmakers at the Intersection of Documentary, Video Art, and Avant Garde,” premiered at Indiana University Cinema in Bloomington, IN Fall of 2018. Her forthcoming essay about monument rotation will be published in a collection titled Monument Culture: International Perspectives on the Future of Monuments in a Changing World by the American Association for State and Local History/Rowman & Littlefield.