Fall 2020 Open Studios, Friday November 20th at 4PM

Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice Open Studios Fall 2020 poster with a black and white image of a Zoom interface with the speaker squares tumbling down

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Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice Open Studios Fall 2020 poster with a black and white image of a Zoom interface with the speaker squares tumbling down

Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice
MFA Open Studios
November 20th, 2020
4 – 6 PM
Meeting ID: 960 9210 5711


Please join the Digital and Interdisciplinary Arts Practice program for their Fall 2020 Open Studios. Artists that are currently attending the program will be available to speak about their current research and studio practice.

The event will coincide with the opening of a web exhibition that documents how each artist in the program has shifted their practice in the current paradigm.


The [DIAP] program is a graduate program in studio art practice in the Art Department at the City College of New York. The [DIAP] MFA is a research-oriented community in which students engage with aspects related to digital media art. The program’s central focus is a utilization and critical engagement of digital media that can lead to research into areas as diverse as interactive sculpture, movement, performance, cyber gender, non-narrative motion graphics, photography, online privacy, online/offline interventions, printing, spatial mapping, drawing, digital cultures, painting or digital fabrication and is supportive of different models of individual or collaborative art practice. Learn more at https://www.diap-mfa.us/.


The Other Utopias – an exhibition curated by DIAP fellows

The Other Utopias

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Curated by Diana Guerra and Emily Malave

Arpi Adamyan, OlaRonke Akinmowo, Daniel Aros, Camille Breslin, Zoe Brice, Heeseo Choi, Jazzmint Dash, Marielis Garcia, Kathleen Granados, Red Sagalow & Kiyomi Taylor
February 20th – March 5th, 2020

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 20th, 2020 / 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Location: The Cohen Library Archives Gallery
Morris R. Cohen Library, 5th floor. North Academic Center (NAC) Room 5/301. 160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031

THE OTHER UTOPIAS is a group exhibition curated by Diana Guerra and Emily Malave and features artists from The City College of New York, Hunter College, Parsons School of Design, New York University and Columbia University.

THE OTHER UTOPIAS envisions an otherworldly material and immaterial outlook. As multiple discourses and identities arise from the past, present, and future we weave together the work of artists who take marginalized sources of knowledge from ancient and contemporary scripts, and reproduce a Utopian outcome. When we look for art, we are looking for something that magically ignites our physical senses. Not only does it invoke thought, but we perceive the artist as the caster of a spell. We consider identity as multiple and acknowledge its possibilities of transformation and diverse manifestation. The inclusivity present in this exhibition is in the form of photography, video, painting, installation, mixed-media and animation.

THE OTHER UTOPIAS will precede the ‘CCNY Women Make Art’ show that is organized every year by the Archives & Special Collections as part of the Women’s History Month. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 9:30 – 5:30PM. For additional information please contact Sydney Van Nort, Archivist and Assistant Professor, svannort@ccny.cuny.edu; Diana Guerra, dianaguerra14@gmail.com; or Emily Malave, emilymalave@gmail.com.


Diana Guerra and Emily Malave are MFA candidates in Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice (DIAP) at The City College of New York – CUNY.



11/14 DIAP MFA Open Studios

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November 14 2019 DIAP MFA Open Studios from 3pm – 9pm


DIAP MFA Fall 2019 news

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October 10th – October 13th [DIAP] MFA fellow Eddie Shellman is showing his work in “Reverence+Sound+Movement”, an exhibition curated by Terry Bodde.




[DIAP] MFA fellow Marielis Garcia is showing “In the Fold” on October 10th and 11th.

In the Fold is a geometric abstraction through music, visuals and movement.
Joined by choreographer Marielis Garcia (MG DanceArts), sculptor Caleb Nussear and Jazz trombonist and composer Ryan Keberle contemplate nostalgia and dreaming through the study of sense and perception.

Congratulations to [DIAP] MFA alum Sarah Cameron Sunde for presenting her project “36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea” to the United Nations.

[DIAP] MFA alum Laura Schneider has a solo show opening at The Project Space at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Laura Schneider:
September 24th -October 7th
NYUAD, Project Space

The Project Space at NYU Abu Dhabi presents the works of faculty member and artist, Laura Schneider, in her solo exhibition, Thymesis, open to the public from September 24-October 7, 2019. The artist was inspired to title the exhibition Thymesis after learning about the medical condition, hyperthymesia, while reflecting on the role of autobiographical memory throughout her own work. “Hyperthymesia” derives from the Greek words hyper (“excessive”) and thymesis (“remembering”). People afflicted with hyperthymesia can remember every detail of their own life. Schneider reflects that “those of us without this condition perhaps forget more than we remember and are left to fill in the blanks.”



Thursday September 19th, [DIAP] MFA fellow Marielis Garcia is collaborating with choreographer Madeline Hollander in a performance at the Whitney Museum of Art. An article about the performance with quotes by Marielis Garcia has appeared in the NY Times.

Saturday September 21, 2019, 8:00pm – 9:30pm, [DIAP] MFA fellow Marielis Garcia together with Nicole von Arx, will present “Objective Bodies” at Judson Memorial Church – New York City. Choreographers Marielis Garcia and Nicole von Arx seek to question the neutrality of, or lack thereof, bodies in space.

To remain objective invites a sense of neutrality – can bodies of gender, color, or experience ever be neutral? Perhaps we do not want them to be.
Objective Bodies is a shared evening of choreography by Swiss artist Nicole von Arx and New York artist Marielis Garcia. Each artist will premiere two different dance works revolving around the social implications that directly affect the way we attend to, take notice of and develop within our own bodies.

[DIAP] MFA alums Jean Carla Rodea, Lionel Cruet and Emma Yi participate in The Syncope curated by Kathie Halfin || Bronx River Art Center || 1087 E. Tremont Ave, Bronx River Art Center Opening reception on September 14 from 6-9 pm. Performances start at 7 and screening on the rooftop at 8 pm.

On View from September 14, 2019 – October 19, 2019

[DIAP] MFA fellow Diana Guerra’s work is included in the current Humble Arts Foundation exhibition “100% Fun” curated by Jon Feinstein.




[DIAP] MFA alum Michelle Levy is offering advice via New York Foundation for the Arts
She will be offering some helpful services that may be of interest, whether you are in NY or anywhere in the world!! Please share.

-I am offering one-on-one remote consultation to artists and curators through Doctor’s Hours On Call, providing practical and professional advice. Appointments are via Skype. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM, from September 4 – October 30, 2019.

– I am leading a workshop “HOW TO WRITE AN EFFECTIVE ART STATEMENT” on September 18. 5:30- 8:30 pm at NYFA in Brooklyn.

– I will also be participating in-person the Doctor’s Hours event at NYFA on September 9, 6-9 pm.

To learn more and sign up for one-on-one remote Doctor’s Hours: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=16933547

To register for “How to Write an Effective Artist Statement” workshop: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-an-effective-art-state

In-person Doctor’s Hours event at NYFA: https://current.nyfa.org/…/1…/event-doctors-hours-for-visual


DIAP MFA Alumni news Summer 2019

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“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.