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Conversations | The Immigrant Artist Biennial (TIAB)

“To me, art has to shake things up, question the status quo, move barriers, erase genre-borders, engage the unseen, expose the unheard, and be somewhat difficult.” – Katya Grokhovsky Artist, curator, and Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program participant Katya Grokhovsky envisioned an inclusive space for contemporary artists of all nationalities based in the U.S. and made it a…

Conversations | Ruth Dusseault’s “Ecotopia”

The multidisciplinary artist considers millennials who live off the grid, but with technology, in exploratory documentary project. Beginning in 2012, still in the wake of the economic collapse, multidisciplinary artist Ruth Dusseault began to record a radical segment of Generation Y that had walked away from consumer culture in an attempt to live “outside” of…

Conversations | Ecological Artist Xavier Cortada’s “90N” Project Celebrates 10 Years

“I [make art] to create empathy, grow understanding, and to diminish the distance between human inhabitants and the planet.”  A decade ago, artist Xavier Cortada traveled on an icebreaker to the Geographic North Pole to “reclaim” nature and create performative statements on climate change and the Earth’s rising sea levels. Culminating in “90N,” a NYFA Fiscally Sponsored…

Conversations | Salam: The First ****** Nobel Laureate

Biopic explores the intellectually-vibrant life of Abdus Salam, the first Pakistani Nobel Laureate. After more than a decade of creation, the NYFA Fiscally Sponsored documentary film, Salam: The First ****** Nobel Laureate, is premiering to audiences in the U.S. and abroad. The biopic explores the intellectually-vibrant life of Abdus Salam, the first Pakistani Nobel Laureate,…

Conversations | Debi Cornwall’s Book and Exhibition “Welcome to Camp America”

“Who is ‘us’ and who is ‘them?’ Whatever your response to this work, whether outrage or surprise, fear or compassion, that is the start of conversation.” – Debi Cornwall  Embroidered seamlessly together with letters, quotations, and affidavits in Arabic and English, Debi Cornwall’s book (Radius Books, 2017) and exhibition of photographs, Welcome to Camp America,…