Roundtable discussion with artists from All Hands on Deck, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Anna Sew Hoy, and Cammie Staros, moderated by critic and writer Andrew Berardini.
Addressing some of the key issues raised in the exhibition relating to the body, identity, and forms of representation, the artists will talk directly about their practices and approaches to the work on display. Q&A with the audience to follow.
Paul Mpagi Sepuya received his MFA from UCLA in 2016 and his BFA from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2004. Sepuya has had solo exhibitions at Team (Bungalow), Los Angeles, CA; KMAC Museum, Louisville, KY; Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY; DOCUMENT, Chicago, IL; and Platform Centre for Photography, Winnipeg, Canada. He has participated in multiple group exhibitions, including recently at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; New Museum, New York, NY; LAXART, Los Angeles, CA; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA. His work is held in the permanent collections of multiple institutions, such as Carnegie Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, New York, Irish Museum of Modern Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art.
Anna Sew Hoy received her MFA from Bard College in 2008. Sew Hoy has held solo exhibitions at venues such as the San Jose Museum of Art, CA; Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA; Koenig & Clinton, New York, NY; LAXART, Los Angeles, CA; and Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Her work has also been exhibited at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Torrance Art Museum, CA; The Apartment, Athens, Greece; Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Aspen Art Museum, CO; and Asia Society, New York, NY. Sew Hoy was awarded a California Community Foundation Grant for Emerging Artists in 2013 and the United States Artists Broad Fellowship in 2006. She has held residencies at Heart of Los Angeles, the Space Program at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, and Ceramica Suro in Guadalajara, Mexico. Her work is in the collections of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Hammer Museum, Museum Contemporary Art San Diego, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Cammie Staros received her BA from Brown University in 2006 and her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2011. Staros has had solo exhibitions at Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA; Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, France; and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. She has also exhibited at spaces such as Boarder Patrol, Portland, ME; Arturo Bandini, Los Angeles, CA; Chan Gallery Pomona College, Claremont, CA; Metro Manila, Quezon City, Philippines; and the Goethe Institute Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2017, Staros was a resident at Lefebvre & Fils in Versailles, France.
Andrew Berardini. Born in California. Lives in Los Angeles. Father of Stella. Writer of quasi-essayistic prose poems about art and other sensual subjects, occasional editor and curator with past exhibitions with MOCA - Los Angeles, Palais de Tokyo - Paris, and Castello Di Rivoli - Turin and current co-curator of the LULUNNIAL in Mexico City. Formerly held curatorial appointments at LAXART and the Armory Center for the Arts and on the editorial staff of Semiotext(e). Recentish author of Danh Vo: Relics (Mousse, 2015) and currently finishing a book about color and another about how to be an unprofessional artist. Regular contributor to Artforum, Spike, and ArtReview and an editor at Mousse, Art-Agenda, Momus, and the Art Book Review. Warhol/Creative Capital and 221a Curatorial Grantee. Faculty at the Mountain School of Arts since 2008 and the Banff Centre since 2014. His research interests include art writing as a form of literature, color, radical subjectivity, ecstatic resistance, literary chimeras, corporeality, language as incantation, the permeability between fiction and reality, underground culture, the erotics of art, and the aesthetic history of California.