Asian/Pacific/American Institute Announces Beatrice Glow as 2016-17 Artist-in-Residence


Interdisciplinary artist Beatrice Glow will be the Artist-in-Residence at NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute for the 2016-2017 academic year—an appointment that includes public events on Sept. 27 and Dec. 8.

Asian/Pacific/American Institute Announces Beatrice Glow as 2016-17 Artist-in-Residence
Interdisciplinary artist Beatrice Glow will be the Artist-in-Residence at NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute for the 2016-2017 academic year. She will continue to develop Rhunhattan, a multiplatform project exploring the historical and contemporary relationship between the islands of Rhun (in present-day Indonesia) and Manhattan. An earlier iteration of the project, above, was installed at the Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center, Bronx, New York (photographed above by Stefan Hagen), Rhunhattan [Tearoom], 2015.

Interdisciplinary artist Beatrice Glow will be the Artist-in-Residence at NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute for the 2016-2017 academic year—an appointment that includes public events on Sept. 27 and Dec. 8.

Glow’s work uncovers invisible, suppressed stories that lie in the geopolitical shadows of colonialism and migration. Her practice includes sculptural installations, trilingual publishing, participatory performances and lectures, and experiential technologies.

During her residency, Glow will research the social history of plants via spice routes and botanical expeditions focusing on the historical and contemporary relationship between the islands of Rhun (in pres¬ent-day Indonesia) and Manaháhtaan (Manhattan) to create Rhunhattan, a multiplatform project which will include psychogeographic and immersive tech experiences.

Glow, an NYU alumna, was the recipient of the 2015 Van Lier Visual Art Fellowship at Wave Hill and was named a 2015 Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Finalist. In 2014, she was awarded a Franklin Furnace Fund grant to create the Floating Library—a pop-up, mobile device-free public space aboard the historic Lilac Museum Steamship on the Hudson River. Glow is a Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics’ Council Member and previously was Artist-in-Residence at the LES Studio Program at Artists Alliance Inc. Her most recent activities include Aromérica Parfumeur, a solo exhibition at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Chile (2016); The Wayfinding Project at the A/P/A Institute at NYU (2016); Rhunhattan at Wave Hill (2015); and a lecture performance as part of Asia Contemporary Art Week’s Field Meeting Take 2 at the Venice Biennale (2015). She holds a BFA in Studio Art from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Artist-in-Residence events
Both events are free and open to the public. To RSVP, please call 212.992.9653 or visit www.apa.nyu.edu/events. Subways: N, R (8th St.), A, C, E, B, D, F, M (W. 4th St.)

Tues., Sept. 27, 6-9 p.m.
A Tale of Two Islands: Welcome event for Beatrice Glow (lecture-performance and reception)
Location: NYU Steinhardt Pless Hall Lounge (first floor), 82 Washington Square East

Glow begins her residency by presenting a new lecture-performance. Leeza Ahmady (Asia Contemporary Art Week), Thomas Looser (NYU Department of East Asian Studies), Jennifer McGregor (Wave Hill), Jack Tchen (A/P/A Institute), and Associate Dean Lindsay Wright (NYU Steinhardt) will offer comments.

Thurs., Dec. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Wayfinding Project: Closing Showcase (presentation and reception)
Location: 8 Washington Mews (below 8th Street, between University Place and Fifth Avenue)

Seeking to displace the myth of “the purchase of Manhattan,” The Wayfinding Project, part installation, part experiment in virtual and augmented reality, and part collabora¬tive research project, closes with a showcase of its findings. Featuring Beatrice Glow and students from Jack Tchen’s Fall course, “Indigenous Futures | Decolonizing NYC.”

EDITOR’S NOTE
Artists-in-Residence are invited to bring their notoriety, artistic work, and history of involvement with the Asian/Pacific American community to NYU. The Artist-in-Residence uses his/her time at A/P/A to create important new work, artistic retrospectives, forums, or conferences. Scholars, fellow artists, and community members familiar or new to the artist’s work, gain a unique opportunity to engage with the Artist-in-Residence within a university setting.

 

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