NON GRATA GROUP
with Amber Lee, Anaze Izquierdo, Joey Sledgianowski, Sindy Butz, Oui Ja and the Myoho Sisters
Exhibition of Anonymous Boh
"Force Majeure: 10 New Commandments"
AMBER LEE [VIRGINIA]
I'm an artist, writer, and filmmaker based in the U.S. I've dedicated my life and time to creating, having amazing experiences, and helping other people to do the same. My work has been shown all over the U.S. and abroad, in places like New York, Chicago, London, Paris, Berlin, and Korea. In my artwork, I mix passion with imagination to create new worlds. These new worlds inspire people to seek better things in our real one. My goal is innovation in every aspect of art and life. In real words, I like to make weird shit that inspires people to do awesome shit.
Also, I like whiskey shots, plane rides, long showers, and Joss Whedon marathons.
I feel closer to you now.
SINDY BUTZ [NYC]
I am a Visual and Performance Artist based in Berlin and New York. My background is Fine Art, Art Science and Interactive Telecommunications. As a sculptress and multi-media artist I enjoy the discourse between scientists, artists, technologist and dancers. In my work I create objects surrounding the human body in Installations, Performances and Sculptures.
My work has been displayed in America, the Netherlands, Germany, Korea and Estonia. I also work in the field of Coaching, Organizational Art and Assistive- Technology.
Anaze Izquierdo (Ana Carolina Izquierdo) : is a peruvian genderqueer brooklyn based visual, performance artist-activist and organizer born and raised in Lima, Peru. / February 23, 1990 /
Anaze as an organizer is the founder of "Encuentro / Espacio abierto a libre performance", an international performance art festival in Lima, Perú. Organizer and founder of "Dinámicas de Intercambio", open debate and lectures about performance art and semantics.
Anaze completed an artist-activist fellowship at the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics at NYU. As an artist is excited to remain close as possible to non-conforming dynamics in society as personal practices, political activism, social justice, queerness and patriotism topics, also work with memorable experiences and analysis and critique towards morality and ethics within their environment with the hope that it will inspire or excite the next wave of performance, here and around the world.Anaze Izquierdo
"afterwards i had to learn what happened again "
Joseph Sledgianowski is a sound and performance artist living in New Jersey. Attempts to express / translate boundaries of mental disturbance, detention. Incidental restrictions to template. Anxieties suggesting this may all be automatic.
i hate today
it all started because i cannot drink grapefruit juice
yeah i have epilepsy
yeah i have to take wonder drugs
yeah these drugs cause reactions with of all things grapefruit and grapefruit juice.
i bet these drugs dont even work
what a wonderful job.
pump them full of saline then tell them to take that wonder placebo.
gloreous life i live.
THE MYOHO SISTERS
JODIE LYN-KEE-CHOW and MARIA FERNANADA HUBEAUT
The Myoho Sisters is a collaborative duo by artists, Maria Fernanada Hubeaut and Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow.
Due to their combined interests these two artists joined forces to combat injustice and oppression that exists in our contemporary society.
Both immigrants, their individual experiences have had some parallels that they found worth exploring.
The issues addressed in their combined performance art works are not just local but universal.
As Nichiren Buddhists it's their mission to transform society into a peaceful one while telling the truth.
The Myoho Sisters performed their debut performance piece "TRANSFERnation" at Villa Valencia Center for the Arts in Boston during TODO BAJO CONTROL, curated by Ian DeLeon and Anabel Vazquez in November 2013.
They live and work in New York City.
Ouija is an impure thought, a curiosity, and an exploration through the primal darkness of the recessed mind that makes the skin itch and the brain tingle. Through performative actions, installation and illustration, Ouija meanders within the delicacy of virginity and the thrill of sin using the human emotion as a tool to open up new understandings to questions we never wanted to ask.
Ouija roots herself in Brooklyn, New York and has been exhibited in galleries and venues across the globe and included in various renowned international publications. She is also a member of the internationally acclaimed collective 'Non Grata'
Around the name NON GRATA there have been different hushes and shushes for a long time. Already from the point of view of death of conventionalization of art it has embodied the horrible and unwanted disembodiment of human person, from which the meaninglessness of nowadays art, is pouring out. For those, whose world of arts starts from the point, where the art world ends, NON GRATA has been a liberator, the orphic gap in the seemingly unalterable course, which however betrays us, it is a cure from incest. The main point of the group is ethical - it is the image of primitivism, impersonality and experimental creativity. The performances of the group take place according to the logic of avoiding codes. The presentations are physical texts, whose ways of orthography and reading are kept within limits of real actions by the groupmembers. Aesthetical and provocative challenges are represented in places, where the Art World doesn't work.
ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE
Grace Exhibition Space opened in 2006 and is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging performance works by the current generation of international performance artists, whether emerging, mid career or established. Being a Brooklyn loft, our events are presented on the floor, not on a stage, dissolving the boundary between artist and viewer. Grace Exhibition Space is run by Jill & Erik with Vincent Tiley. Jamie is our bartender and Leah runs the door.
Please also support PANOPLY PERFORMANCE LAB [Brooklyn] GLASSHOUSE GALLERY [Brooklyn], MOBIUS [Boston] DFBRL8R GALLERY [Chicago] and EAMES ARMSTRONG [Washington, DC] - when you want to see more Performance Art!
"I have found Grace Space to be a breath of fresh air, and a new way to see and experience feelings you may have not faced in a long time. It’s a place to let yourself be exposed, amused, delighted, and terrified all at the same time, and I can say I haven’t experienced this combination of emotions at any gallery or theater I have ever stepped into, and that’s a wonderful thing. The space provides a refreshing perspective on an art scene that has been somewhat shackled and restrained for quite a bit of time now. Grace Exhibition Space is a brave pioneer as it puts Bushwick, as well as New York City, on the forefront of exploration and exposure into the minds and bodies of artists who are truly gifted, fearless, and unique." Terri Ciccone. Bushwick Daily January, 2013 "On each night, and in each performance, the human body is redeemed from the mundane and made anew."
David Lagaccia, Williamsburg Greenpoint News+Art (June, 2012)