Thursday, January 29th, 7 pm.
Sara Reisman in conversation with Juanli Carrión. Closing event for the solo exhibition Syntaxa by Juanli Carrión.
Sara Reisman has been the director of New York City's Percent for Art program from which commissions permanent public artworks for newly constructed and renovated city-owned spaces. During her tenure with the Percent for Art program, Reisman worked on more than 100 commissions, including projects with Pablo Helguera, Rico Gatson, Julianne Swartz, Duke Riley, Ohad Meromi, and Karyn Olivier, among others for civic spaces like libraries, public schools, streetscapes and parks. Recent curatorial projects include "Still Acts", a group exhibition at LaMaMa Galleria about the political potential of stillness in performance and choreography (2014); and solo exhibitions with artists Christopher K. Ho, Leslie Johnson, and Claudia Joskowicz, at Forever & Today, Inc., where Reisman was guest curator during 2012 and 2013. She was the 2011 critic-in-residence at Art Omi, an international visual artist residency in upstate New York, and a 2013 Marica Vilcek Fellow, which is organized by the Foundation for a Civil Society. Currently, Reisman is the Artistic Director of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation and is curator in residence at SUNY Purchase's School of Art + Design where she is teaching teaching a contemporary art theory seminar, Art as Service and concurrently curating a related exhibition entitled I Serve Art, opening in February at the Maass Gallery at Purchase College.
Juanli Carrion (b. 1982 Yecla, Spain) lives and works in Brooklyn. His exhibitions include the Contemporary Art Museum of the Basque Country ARTIUM, Centro Parraga Museum, La Casa Encendida, Rosa Santos Gallery, and MuVIM (Spain); Art Institute of Chicago, White Box, Abrons Art Center, Y Gallery, Friedman Benda Gallery and BAM (USA); Ex-Teresa Museum and San Luís Potosi Center for the Arts (Mexico); The Royal West of England Academy (UK), and the National Museum of Art (Trinidad & Tobago) among others. He has been in residency at Espaço Fonte in Brazil, LMCC Workspace and ISCP in NYC, Nagoya University in Japan, ADM and IAGO in Mexico, and Kuona Trust in Kenya, among others. In 2012 he was awarded the Visual Arts Prize “Generación 2012” by Caja Madrid Foundation, Spain, and was nominated as best young photographer for the ICP Infinity Awards, New York