announcements exhibition participation

DIAP MFA Alumni news Summer 2019

“Se La Vie, Bodies Need Rest” (co-curated by a DIAP MFA alum Emma Yi and with participation by DIAP MFA alum Jean Carla Rodea) is composed of two parts, and each features four performances that revolve around relationality, public and private, privilege and precarity. Maskedness is not only a mode of self-protection founded upon ingrained social stratas, it also paves the way for ritualistic intervention and self-reflection. Expanding on the term network latency, which is mostly used to describe various types of delay that occur in data communication over networks and online media, this sense of dislocation can be generally applied to broader connections and disconnections that transpire over physical-virtual spaces, in the form of glitches, temporal suspensions, and sporadic retreat into interiority. Amidst somatic sway and multidirectional instability, lies the possibility for the weary body to recuperate.

Saturday July 13 2019 from 7 PM – 9 PM

361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11211


Lionel Cruet

Image Lionel Cruet Studio installation Guayaquil, Ecuador

A Speculative Atlas of the Caribbean, 2017. photo archive installation and painted mural, variable dimensions © Lionel Cruet 2019.
Shown at the exhibition “Geografias de lo singular” , in Guayaquil, Ecuador


Kulturschöpfer in Berlin, Germany, will present a curated exhibition in the Green Hill Gallery for its program In//Between, which will explore aspects of collaboration in the visual arts as well sociopolitical discourses that come from the experiences and works of each artist and their practices. Artists: Funda Seynep Ayguler (Turkey), Ioana Butloc (Romania), Lionel Cruet (Puerto Rico), Marcel Everling (Germany), Francesco Gioacchini (Italy), Jeremy Knowles (United Kingdom), Valentina Michelini (Italy), Marie-Charlotte Nouza (France).
Opening Reception: August 2, 2019, at Green Hill Gallery, Grünberger Str. 13, 10243 Berlin


Priyanka Dasgupta

Knockdown Center is pleased to present Pigeonhole: The Life and Work of Bobby Alam , a new exhibition by Priyanka Dasgupta and Chad Marshall. Pigeonhole is a multidisciplinary portrait of Bahauddin “Bobby” Alam, a Bengali peddler and sailor and who arrived in the United States in 1918 and lived as a Black jazz musician in New York and New Orleans. The exhibition memorializes Alam’s career and explores his personal navigation of an especially precarious period in American history, prompting a reflection on the complexities of racial passing as a means for marginalized people to circumvent violence.
The exhibition runs from June 29 to August 18 at Knockdown Center and was previously installed at Dodd Galleries, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, February 1 – 22, 2019.
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Ave.
Maspeth, NY 11378


Priyanka Dasgupta and Chad Marshall received a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship for 2019-2020


Works on Water (a collaboration involving many DIAP MFA alum!)

Visit its ongoing Governors Island Residency in New York City’s harbor.

Program of events for the summer of 2019 is online.


DIAP MFA alum Lori Brungard presents her “Global Warming Dunk Booth” at Dixon Place on 6-18-2019.


DIAP MFA alum Sarah Cameron-Sunde received a $45,000 MAP Fund Grant to support 36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea (MAP 2019) through The Field

photo by Guilherme Burgos and Sarah Cameron Sunde


DIAP MFA alum Raki Malhotra is presenting at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics conference in Mexico City June 2019!

The World Inside Out: Humor, Noise, and Performance
The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University, in collaboration with the Department of Literature and Theatre of the Faculty of Philo conference in Mexr for Theatre, the Graduate Program in Art History, the Cátedra Bergman initiative, the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, and the Contemporary Art University Museum (MUAC) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), along with Ex Teresa Arte Actual, invite scholars, artists, and activists from all disciplines to present proposals around the theme of The World Inside Out: Humor, Noise, and Performance for our 11th Encuentro, to be held in Mexico City from June 9–15, 2019.


DIAP – Digital & Interdisciplinary Arts Practice MFA at CCNY alumni Clarinda Mac Low was awarded an October residency with CEC ArtsLink in St.Petersburg, Russia.