Upcoming Exhibitions

Cladogram: 2ND KMA International Juried Biennial

July 11 – September 19, 2021

Cladogram: 2ND KMA International Juried Biennial, juried by Yasmeen Siddiqui, will bring together artists working in visual media, sound, books, poetry and other artforms. A Cladogram is a branching diagram that shows relationships among different species and their history of evolution. Similarly, this exhibition will include work that engages with personal or family history, explores the ways in which historical objects and ideas are organized, categorized, and displayed, and challenges the dominant narrative of history and art history. With Cladogram, the KMA presents a broad range of contemporary work created by artists based locally, regionally, and from 21 countries around the world, in an effort to build networks of artists internationally. Yasmeen Siddiqui is a curator, essayist, lecturer and founding director of Minerva Projects, which supports interdisciplinary artists. Awards will be granted to the top three submissions. Advance timed tickets required.

AWARDS

  • $2,000 Michaela and Skip Beitzel 1st Place Award
  • $1,500 Lisbeth and Frank Stern 2nd Place Award
  • $1,000 Lisbeth and Frank Stern and Diana and Loring Knoblauch 3rd Place Award
  • $700 LaRuth Gray, Vanessa Smith and Anonymous KMAA Award


About Yasmeen Siddiqui

Yasmeen Siddiqui is the founding director of Minerva Projects, an independent art press whose objective is to cultivate writing about the visual arts through an interdisciplinary and literary lens. In tandem with this work, Siddiqui lectures, writes, and edits; having her work published in artist and exhibition catalogues, as well as on Hyperallergic, and in ART PAPERS, Cairo Times, Medina Magazine, Flash Art, Modern Painters, NKA, and The Brooklyn Rail. Current projects include a book length manuscript on the subject of home and a series of essays considering authoritarianism through the works of artists and authors. She is co-editing the anthology Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: The Storytellers of Art Histories (Intellect Books, 2021). She has been the recipient of 2018 Ucross Foundation Residency Fellow; 2018 ICI Independent Vision Curatorial Award Nominee; 2008 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Curatorial Research Fellowship and is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute. Siddiqui is a core faculty member at the School of Visual Art at Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York and the Master of Arts in Critical Craft Studies at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina.

Minerva Projects, Founding Director, minervaprojects.org, director@minervaprojects.org
2018 Ucross Foundation Residency Fellow
2018 ICI Independent Vision Curatorial Award Nominee
2008 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Curatorial Research Fellowship
 

 

ARRIVALSOctober 3, 2021 – January 23, 2022


Arrivals call forth origin stories. How did we get here? Where did we come from? Americans have remarkably varied stories to share, having come to call this country home in so many different ways: by conquest, displacement, colonialism, the slave trade, voluntary migration, and more. This exhibition focuses on a select series of arrival moments—Columbus, the Middle Passage, the Pilgrims, Ellis Island, the southern border today, among others—in order to look at how artists over time have explored some of the myths and narratives around what it means to be American.

ARRIVALS, guest curated by Heather Ewing, will feature some 50 works spanning the 16th century to the present. Artists represented in the exhibition include Norman Akers, Katrina Andry, Enrique Chagoya, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Willie Cole, Vanessa German, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Titus Kaphar, Dorothea Lange, Annie Lopez, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Keith Anthony Morrison, Dulce Pinzón, Sara Rahbar, Faith Ringgold, Ben Shahn, Roger Shimomura, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Saul Steinberg, Stephanie Syjuco, Thuan Vu, Kara Walker, Flo Oy Wong and N.C. Wyeth. Their works offer a multiplicity of perspectives on signal moments of arrival, confronting ideas of belonging, othering, storytelling, the memory of ancestors, displacement, race, resilience and perseverance. They shed light on the different ways that the country has responded to societal change and changing demographics, and on the variety of strategies that artists have employed as they grapple with the myths and complexities of America’s most cherished ideals.

Titus Kaphar (b. 1976), Columbus Day Painting, 2014, Oil and mixed media on canvas, 67 ¾ x 90 ¾ x 4 in,
Collection of Dr. Robert B. Feldman on long term loan to Orlando Museum of Art