Exhibition

Opening of Mirror Mirror at Paul Robeson Galleries

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Mirror Mirror presents works in a variety of media from thirty-two international emerging and established artists and one artist collective: Manuel Acevedo, Zoë Charlton, Paolo Cirio, David Antonio Cruz, Kevin Darmanie, E.V. Day, Leah DeVun, Nona Faustine, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Anne-Karin Furunes, Phyllis Galembo, Chitra Ganesh, William Kentridge, Riva Lehrer, Ani Liu, Jessamyn Lovell, Hyphen-Labs (Carmen Aguilar y Wedge, Ece Tankal, Ashley Baccus), Peggie Miller, Anna Ogier-Bloomer, Polixeni Papapetrou, Patricia Piccinini, Wendy Red Star, Faith Ringgold, Kevin Blythe Sampson, María Verónica San Martín, Leo Selvaggio, Laura Splan, Dread Scott, Beat Streuli, Arne Svenson, Shoshanna Weinberger, Deborah Willis, and Martha Wilson.

Mirror Mirror plumbs the relationship between identity, cultural norms, and representation. In the most abbreviated of forms, a portrait is a depiction of a person, usually a face, occasionally a torso, sometimes more of the body, or even a symbolic presentation of an aspect of an individual’s character. The artists in the show have approached the subject of portraiture in a multitude of ways. Historically, portraiture was utilized in service of the ruling classes, and some of the works in the exhibition explore the machinations of the powerful, touching upon the fraught histories of colonialism, slavery, American inference abroad, and eugenic practices. Photography is presented in both documentary modes and as a means to deconstruct representations of femininity, adolescence, and motherhood. Other artists work in non-traditional media, exploring the portrait painted by our data and bacteria, and radical possibilities of self-invention through new virtual and bio technologies. Taken as a whole, the works in Mirror Mirror communicate the connected nature of representation and self-determination.

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Laboratory of Longings: Solo Show at Boston Society of Arts

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 Discover the unexpected with Ani Liu, an artist working at the intersection of science and art who uses playful experimentation, intuition and speculative biology to explore being fully human in a technologically-mediated world. Featuring a selection of projects from Liu's time at the MIT Media Lab, curated by Ethan Vogt, this immersive exhibition and performance art event fuses scientific experimentation with sensory expression.

Discover the unexpected with Ani Liu, an artist working at the intersection of science and art who uses playful experimentation, intuition and speculative biology to explore being fully human in a technologically-mediated world. Featuring a selection of projects from Liu's time at the MIT Media Lab, curated by Ethan Vogt, this immersive exhibition and performance art event fuses scientific experimentation with sensory expression.

Installation at Museum of Fine Arts

Boston Museum of Fine Arts  I will be showing a new art installation at the mfaNOW event December 9-10: furniture that turns secrets into haptic vibrations you can feel in your bones.   Come check it out if you are in Boston!   Project done in collaboration with my lovely friends and fellow MIT Media Labbers Gerson Dublon, Nicole L'huillier,  Adam Horowitz, and Xin Li.

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Boston Museum of Fine Arts: mfaNOW

Boston Museum of Fine Arts: mfaNOW

Below are images from an event and exhibit at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, featuring an exploration of the uncanny through a robotic cat cafe.   Throughout the night, waitresses from the future served a menu full of options like switches, pacer motors, programmable voice boxes and childhood toys, to reconstruct memories into new futures.

Attendees deconstructed and reconstructed the robots, and then were encouraged to make and write about their future histories through their animatronic creations.   This exhibit was a collaboration with my wonderful and talented friends Adam HorowitzPip Mothersill, Nicole L'Huillier, and Thomas Sanchez. 

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Asian Art Museum Takeover

Sharing a write up about my involvement at the Asian Art Museum Takeover as a Researcher in Residence at IDEO! (click image above)

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Asian Art Museum Takeover:  Excited to present an installation I have been building at IDEO for the Takeover event at the Asian Art Museum spearheaded by Anthony Myint and Karen Liebowitz.  The installation highlights the impact of food on climate change.  Edit: Sharing some images from the event below!