Artist-in-Conversation Event with Nanci Amaka + Andrew Binkley @ BoxJelly
Monday, December 18 2017
6-8PM at BoxJelly
Box Jelly + Fishcake present the second “Artists in Conversation” talk, all about artists talking to each other about what they love doing!
Please join us, our current artist-in-residence, Honolulu-based conceptual artist Nanci Amaka, and multi-disciplinary Oʻahu based-artist Andrew Binkley. They will talk about Nanci’s latest body of work entitled, “Mother” created during her residency. (Some of the videos from Nanci’s upcoming exhibition were created in collaboration with Andrew.) Together as art collective Stargaze, they engage in artmarking which “intersect the principles of omnipresent agency with transcendental capacity.”
Nanci and Box Jelly + Fishcake staff will be on hand after the presentation to answer questions about artists interested in applying for the next round of Box Jelly + Fishcake Artist-in-Residence Program, for Spring, Summer and Fall 2018.
Box Jelly and Fishcake deepens its commitment to supporting emerging artists and diversifying the platforms through which the public is invited to engage and gain greater insight to the seminal program that offers a supportive community of like-minded art professionals to foster artists’ creativity and career development.
Nanci Amaka is the current Box Jelly + Fishcake Artist-in-Residence, based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Nanci’s work explores ideas surrounding trauma, identity, memory and the liminal space between experience and language. Working from the theory that traumatic events challenge perceptions of power, autonomy, and identity. Her performances are poetic narratives of memory retrieval & inspection that investigate limits of vulnerability & social empathy, by creating charged contemplative experiences. Nanci received a BA in Visual Critical Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from California College of the Arts. Nanci was born in Nigeria and spent her formative years in a rural rainforest village in south eastern Nigeria. She is now based in Honolulu.
Andrew Binkley is an American artist based in Oʻahu, Hawaii. Andrew’s work uncovers and examines notions of time and stages of transformation towards awakening and letting go. He studied art at the Kansas City Art Institute, and Buddhism at a monastery in Thailand. His art practice acts as a reflection on the relationship of arising and passing away, as well as one’s own relationship with impermanence, by inviting a shift into acceptance and appreciation. Andrew exhibited internationally with The Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts (Taiwan), the Downtown Film Festival (Los Angeles), the Queens Museum of Art (New York), Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art (China), and the Honolulu Biennial (Honolulu).