SEPT. 24 | WEDNESDAY
4PM-6PM | WARDROOM
TEATIME: A Conversation about Changing Times Amidst Shifting Currents with Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Beatrice Glow and Mary Ting
NICOLÁS DUMIT ESTÉVEZ treads an elusive path that manifests itselfperformatively or through experiences where the quotidian and art overlap. He has exhibited and performed extensively in the U.S. as well as internationally at venues such as Madrid Abierto/ARCO, The IX Havana Biennial, PERFORMA 05 and 07, IDENSITAT, Prague Quadrennial, The Pontevedra Biennial, The Queens Museum of Art, MoMA, Printed Matter, P.S. 122, Hemispheric Institute of Performance Art and Politics, Princeton University, Rutgers University, The Institute for Art, Religion, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary, The MacDowell Colony, Provisions Library, El Museo del Barrio, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, The Center for Book Arts, Longwood Art Gallery/BCA, The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Franklin Furnace, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, among others. During the past seven years Estévez has received mentorship in art in everyday life from Linda Mary Montano, a historic figure in the performance art field. Montano and Estévez have also collaborated on several performances. Residencies attended include P.S. 1/MoMA, Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. He has received grants from Art Matters, Lambent Foundation, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, Printed Matter and Puffin Foundation. Estévez Holds an MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; and an MA from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. Estévez has curated exhibitions and programs for El Museo del Barrio, the Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary, and Longwood Art Gallery/Bronx Council on the Arts, New York; and for the Filmoteca de Andalucía, Córdoba, Spain. He is currently curating an exhibition from El Museo del Barrio’s permanent collection. Publications include Pleased to Meet You, Life as Material for Art and Vice Versa (editor) and For Art’s Sake. Born in Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros, Dominican Republic, in 2011 Estévez was baptized as a Bronxite; a citizen of the Bronx.
MARY TING is a visual artist working in drawing,sculpture and installation. Recent solo exhibitions in the NYC area include Lambent Foundation, Dean Project, metaphor contemporary art, and Kentler International Drawing Space. 2014 group shows include Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece; Bennington University, AMP, Provincetown. Ting is a two-time recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council MCAF grantee, Gottlieb Foundation individual grant, Lambent Fellowship, and residencies at MacDowell Colony, Lower Eastside Printshop Special Editions, Dieu Donne Papermill Workspace, Henry Street Settlement, Bronx Museum Artist in the Marketplace among others. Ting currently teaches studio art at John Jay College and the Transart Institute MFA in Creative Practices, New York/Berlin.
BEATRICE GLOW merges socially-engaged art and autoethnography. She holds a Studio Art BFA from New York University. As a Fulbright Scholar to Perú (2008) researching Asian Diaspora, she published “Taparaco Myth” in English, Spanish and Chinese, performed at Bienal DEFORMES 2008 of Chile, and exhibited “Migratory Museum” in Universidad Nacional de San Marcos (PE), Universidad Católica de Peru, Centro Cultural El Eje (CO), Museo de Bellas Artes de la Universidad Nacional (CO) and Enlace Arte Contemporáneo (PE). In New York, she has performed at El Museo del Barrio and created the “Aquarium from Austronesia” site-responsive installation on the Lilac Steamship Museum. She was the 2012 Emerging Artist Fellow at the Hemispheric Institute, and is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University. She participates in John Zorn’s Obsessions Collective and is a Franklin Furnace Fund Recipient to create the Floating Library (2013-2014).