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Bonnie Lane is an Australian born, New York based interdisciplinary artist and is a current MFA candidate at New York University.
Most recently her practice has expanded to incorporate video, installation, sculpture, photography, writing (poetry and fiction), performance, and collage as a means to objectify the male figure from a female heterosexual perspective (or the ‘female gaze’) with an aim to debunk current notions of prescribed gender roles.
She has been the recipient of many grants, awards and scholarships and has participated in artist-in-residence programs in Norway, Portugal, South Korea and the USA. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne and the Art Currents Institute, New York. She has also exhibited work in the Seoul Museum of Art Nanji Gallery; Art-Athina, Athens; Atelier 35, Bucharest, Romania; 91mq Project Space, Berlin; YouYou Gallery, Guangzhou, China and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, New York, among others.
Whitney Mallett is a journalist and artist. Her writing has been published by The New York Times, Cura, Art in America, ArtForum, Topical Cream, aCCeSsions, and N+1 and presented at Company Gallery, Theorizing the Web, SXSW Interactive, and the Pfizer Building. Her films and videos have premiered at festivals like Hot Docs and Pop Montreal. She also has a background in modern dance and has performed with artists including Sigrid Lauren and Jaimie Warren.
Zefrey Throwell is a NYC based artist who uses the mediums of film, performance, photography and painting to orchestrate his inquisitive perspective. Growing up in Juneau, Alaska with a background in philosophy and fine arts, his pieces question the status quo and pick at the underpinnings of our modern era. Throwell’s paintings are the culmination of his cross-pollinating practice and incorporate silkscreened images from his films and performances on bold fabrics that he hand sews. Throwell’s method is one of persistent investigation; it often starts with a short film or a performance piece, which probes a tangible social issue such as economic disparity, drug abuse, reclamation of public space, etc. Often the performances involve massive groups of people, such as the largest and loudest symphony in history- the 1,000 car horn orchestration entitled ‘Entropy Symphony III’ with LAND in Los Angeles and a weeklong strip poker critique of modern economics called ‘I’ll Raise You One...’ for Performa 11 at Art in General. Nine of Throwell’s films, including ‘Ocularpation: Wall Street’, have been screened at the Museum of Modern Art for a special night honoring Throwell’s work curated by Rajendra Roy, chief curator of film at MoMA. Throwell's first major museum presentation at the Leopold Hoesch Museum in Dueren, Germany 2012 included the film ‘Time Stau’ which later premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and is now being turned into a full length feature film. Throwell’s projects have been featured in The New York Times, CNN, NPR, NBC, Artforum, Art in America Artinfo and Modern Painters. Throwell has work in The Museum of Modern Art, NY collection and other major collections around the world. He is currently directing three feature films and organizing the longest choir in history- a 7,000 opera singer project that stretches over the alps from Italy to Germany.
Raki Malhotra is an interdisciplinary artist. Her intention is to listen and respond to what co-exists around her. Her collaborator is a fellow artist, a participant, a space, an object, or anything else.
Tara-Jo Tashna is a Jamaican-born performance/movement artist and musician.