Liang FU was born in Sichuan, China, 1993, and currently lives and works in Paris, France. He obtained his masters degree in Fine Arts from the National Fine Art School of Nantes (France) and a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from Art School of Nantes (France). He is a recipient of numerous research and production grants, his work has been shown in several exhibitions in France and China. He explores notions of presence and absence, visible and invisible things through different media such as: paintings, sculptures, and installations.
ALCHEMICAL MEDITATIONS: MEMORY, CRAFT & ANONYMITY with Liang Fu
Recorded: Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021
Amanda Madrigal (b. 1990, Miami, FL) is an American Contemporary artist who lives and works in Miami, Florida. Madrigal received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013. She is a fiber artist who creates large-scale, mixed-media installations and soft sculptures using repurposed materials. Her works exist between the intersection of comfort and peculiarity, the familiar and the unknown. Recent solo exhibitions include “Turning Points” at ArtHood 56 in Miami, Florida (2019), and “The Garden” at Gallery 217, Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida (2020). Madrigal was awarded and completed her first residency at the Aloha Redlands artist in residence program Homestead, Florida (2019). She has shown her work both nationally and abroad and is a member of the Fiber Art Miami Association (FAMA).
EXISTING BETWEEN THE INTERSECTION OF COMFORT & PECULIARITY with Amanda Madrigal
Recorded: Sunday, May 9, 2021
A Miami native, poet, singer, songwriter, and artist, Jennifer VandenBosche attended Miami Dade College’s Miami Culinary Institute at Wolfson Campus in Downtown Miami, Florida. Her culinary pursuits led her into a career in the disability services. She first started as a culinary instructor, later becoming a life-skills and enrichment experiences instructor with local non-profits Easter Seals of South Florida and Nature Links for Lifelong Learning Miami. Currently, Jennifer serves as Teammate Liaison at Empower Farms in Florida City, an organic permaculture farm dedicated to the employment of intellectually disabled adults. Here, Jennifer’s paths have joined together in the world of agriculture, where the beauty of food, teamwork, and the changing seasons have inspired her creative work.
MULTI-SENSORY RESPONSE VIA WORDS & RHYTHM IN POETRY with Jennifer VandenBosche
Recorded: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Daniel Shieh is an artist from Taiwan. He creates interactive artworks that alter the power dynamics between participants. He received a Master in Design Studies (MDes) in Art, Design, and the Public Domain at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Through manipulating perspective, sense of distance, and visibility, he constructs physical environments where the power dynamics of being with another person is rewired. Often combining different levels of intimacy, such as standing at a distance from someone yet feeling your bodies merge, his work encourages different interpretations of another person’s humanity to occupy their mind simultaneously, offering a layered perception of the Other—as an individual who exists independent of you and as a being that mirrors your consciousness. Centering on the act of mutual perception, my work reaffirms our existence in each other’s minds.
OTHERNESS & THE LAYERED PERCEPTION OF THE OTHER with Daniel Shieh
Recorded: Friday, March 26, 2021
In a estate of constant flux, Padmanabhan, alias pdmnbhn, is an amateur for art. His work is a journal that resonates with his story in his installations, performances and musical pieces, with sound as an integral part of his being. His curiosity often leads him to experiment and include other forms of media, either through practice of collaborations, to stitch together a narration of his world.
He is also a self-taught live-coder, performed for Algorave India, Unusual London in 2020. He performed under the moniker “beatnyk.” He’s collaborated with Independent artist for projects and performances supported by Max Mueller Bhavan and Raqs Media Collective. He attended ILM Academy and earned a Diploma in Music Production and Audio Engineering (2018), and obtained his Bachelors of Technology in Industrial Engineering in Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (2015)
EXPLORING SOUNDSCAPES IN THE ENVIRONMENT with Padmanabhan
Recorded: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Vincent Stemmler is an artist that earned his MFA degree in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville,in Edwardsville Illinois and BFA in Fine arts from the School of Art Institute of Chicago and Florissant Valley Community College in Ferguson, Missouri. He currently resides and works in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. His latest solo exhibition “Sticks in the Mud” is a collection of Vincent’s works over a 5 year period investigating ideas of identity, place, and loss. The use of specific geographical materials, such as clay and silt from the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and family heirlooms brings an immensely personal look into the artist’s psychological landscape. Curated by Eric Shultis, professor of art and art history at St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley in Ferguson, Missouri.
IDENTITY, PLACE, & LOSS with Vincent Stemmler
Recorded: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Moksha Kumar is an artist and art writer who graduated with a BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute, New York, and then completed her MFA in Art History from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. she is currently located at the Lalit Kala Akademi in Chennai and has an active studio practice A participant of several group exhibitions and art events, including the first edition of The Other Art Fair organised by Saatchi Art in Chicago and the World Art Dubai, she held her first solo show at Kalakriti Art Café in 2015. She was also featured as one of the top five artists to look out for on the officialSaatchi Art blog (during the Chicago fair).
LANGUAGE & IT’S LIMITATIONS with Moksha Kumar
Recorded: Friday, December 18, 2020