Fellows of Contemporary Art proudly presents the 2021 FOCAFellowships Exhibition Everything Just Changed, No?. Curated by Nicolas Orozco-Valdivia, the exhibition highlights work by FOCAFellowships grant recipients Carmen Argote, Nikita Gale, and Tran, T. Kim-Trang.
Nikita Gale, LOCKED LUNGS, 2020-2021, photo: Nicolas Orozco-Valdivia Tran, T. Kim-Trang, Excellent Satisfaction, 2021, photo: Nicolas Orozco-Valdivia
Carmen Argote, Cosmic Backpacks, 2021, photo: Nicolas Orozco-Valdivia
The exhibition features new works by three artists. Tran, T. Kim-Trang’s video titled Excellent Satisfaction ruminates on how student evaluations are assessed and unveils a world of conflicting emotions and ideologies. Nikita Gale presents LOCKED LUNGS, a small open-sided shelved box with a mini record player and an amplifier. When it is turned on, the room is filled with the sound of inhaling and exhaling, on repeat. Carmen Argote presents three works from a new series titled A Cosmic Language that are mostly made from discarded pizza boxes that the artist collects from her neighbors’ trash cans. In this time of uncertainty, Curator Nicolas Orozco-Valdivia presents the works of three artists with the shifting feelings of hope and celebration to doubt and anger. This exhibition is accompanied by a catalog published by Fellows of Contemporary Art.
FOCAFellowships is a biennial, unrestricted grant of $10,000 each for up to three mid-career artists in recognition of their current and significant contributions to California art. Available through nomination only, FOCAFellowships are designed to further encourage and support California artists with an exhibition history of ten years or more. This is the eighth biennial award given by FOCA since 2006.
A panel of three distinguished curators nominate the artists who are then invited to apply for the award. Final selection is determined by a jury of three arts professionals who submit the recipients to Fellows of Contemporary Art.
Fellows of Contemporary Art
Wednesday – Saturday, 12pm – 5pm
July 21 – August 28th
(Closed August 12 and August 14)
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The 2021 FOCAFellowships Exhibition Everything Just Changed, No?, curated by Nicolas Orozco-Valdivia, opened on Saturday, July 17, 2021 during FOCA\’s Summer Party. The exhibition runs until August 28, 2021.