NON GRATA GROUP [Estonia and beyond]
+ Paweł Kwaśniewski [Poland] + Moe Satt [Burma/Myanmar]
NON GRATA GROUP [ESTONIA & BEYOND]
Academia Non Grata was created for one purpose, [to be] a counterbalance to the bend-over attitude of the art world, which was dominated by the Yankee-style capitalism in our society. Artists have become either the ones who satisfy society’s certain aesthetic needs, small-scale entrepreneurs producing pretty things, or society’s fools, officially labelled as the opponent.
- Anonymous Bow & Devil Girl with Daniella LaGaccia
Paweł Kwaśniewski [Poland] - Brooklyn November 17, 1917
In his performances he combines an ironic approach to the world with brutal
treatment of himself and his body. For years he has been selling square
centimeters of his body which were cut out from his arm.
Moe Satt [Myanmar]
Moe Satt (b. 1983), lives and works as an artist and curator in Yangon, Myanmar.
Moe started creating art after graduating from East Yangon University in Myanmar with a degree in Zoology in 2005. He is part of a new generation of emerging Burmese artists. In 2008, he founded and organized Beyond Pressure, an international festival of performance art in Myanmar. He has participated in live arts festivals throughout Asia and Europe and has been invited to serve as the resident artist at several locations, including Rimbun Dahan (Malaysia, 2008), International Residence at Recollets (Paris, 2015) and IASPIA (Sweden, 2016). ACC (New York, 2017).
His work has been included in several major exhibitions, including Live Art Biennale (2011), the Busan Biennale (2012), CAFA Biennale (Beijing, 2013), An Age of Our Own Making (Roskilde , 2016), Political Acts_ Pioneers of performance art in Asia (Melbourne, 2017). Moe Satt was a finalist for the Hugo Boss Asia Art Award 2015
ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE
Opened in 2006, Grace Exhibition Space is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging 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. This is how performance art is meant to be experienced and our mission is the glorification of performance art.
Grace Exhibition Space presents over 30 curated live performance art exhibitions each year, showcasing new work by more than 400 performance artists from across the United States and the world since 2006. Grace Space received fiscal sponsorship through Fractured Atlas in 2007.