DIAP Felllow Alethea Pace to perform on March 13th at the Guggenheim

photo of dancer Alethea Pace dancing with partner

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Alethea Pace and Yin Yue

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

stills of dances by Alethea Pace and Yin Yiu

Supported by a partnership between Works & Process and Dance Magazine Awards, choreographers Alethea Pace and Yin Yue, recipients of the 2021 Harkness Promise Awards, discuss their creative process with Joan Finkelstein, executive director of the Harkness Foundation for Dance.Prior to its May 2022 premiere at BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance, Alethea Pace shares highlights from Here goes the neighborhood . . ., a multimedia performance installation created in collaboration with Bronx community members. Anchored in the history of the Bronx, the work conjures memories born from both turmoil and resilience and reminds us of the wealth of knowledge we hold in our bodies, memories, and histories. It is an offering to the Bronx and an incitement to dream of radical visions for the future.

In preparation for her May 19 world premiere at BAM Fisher, Yin Yue opens her rehearsal space to an audience. Working with a newly formed group of seven dancers, she shares her narrative research and phrase-building process, offering an intimate look at the experience of making a dance on the first day of rehearsal.

Alethea Pace is a Bronx-based multidisciplinary choreographer and performer. A former Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre company member, her work has been supported by BAAD!, Dancing While Black, Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, New Dance Alliance, New York Live Arts, and the 92nd Street Y. She is committed to creating work in and with her community that is rooted in social justice, born out of resilience, and made in spite of the obstacles facing artists (and people) of color.

Yin Yue, the artistic director of YY Dance Company, has taught her signature FoCo Technique™ around the world. Her company has toured to Germany and China, and presented at SummerStage in New York, BAM Fisher, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Inside Out, and many other venues in the United States. The company will present its spring season in May 2022. As a choreographer, Yue has received commissions from the Martha Graham Dance Company, Boston Ballet, Philadelphia Ballet, Limón Dance Company, Gibney Company, BalletX, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Hubbard Street 2, and many others.


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.


DIAP MFA Alumni news Spring 2019

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DIAP – Digital & Interdisciplinary Arts Practice MFA at CCNY alum Sarah Cameron Sunde‘s durational performance 36.5 live in the Bay of All Saints in Salvador, Bahía, Brazil. See the video of it and read a great write-up of “36.5 / Bay of All Saints (test shots)” performance on Hyperallergic.

photo by Guilherme Burgos and Sarah Cameron Sunde


March 24th 2019, 1pm DIAP – Digital & Interdisciplinary Arts Practice MFA at CCNY alum & prof Clarinda Mac Low is moderating a conversation with Barrie Cline, Se¿o, and Andy Lawson.

How does real estate, labor, and living beings intersect materially and conceptually? Following the lead of WeSurvive activist labor artist Barrie Cline, urban planner Andy Lawson, and ecologically oriented digital artist Se¿o engage in a conversation around aestheticized labor, the nature of life, the transforming work world, and the pursuit of a stable place to live.


DIAP – Digital & Interdisciplinary Arts Practice MFA at CCNY alumni Krisia Ayala Ortiz interviewed for “Puerto Rican Women Killing It in the Independent Art Scene”, a series of interviews that provides a glimpse at some of the women who have recently gained recognition in the art scene. March 22, 2019

The Birds, The Humans, and the Coast. -Visual of a migratory event captured via satellite imaging a Screen Print on Plexiglass – 2018


DIAP – Digital & Interdisciplinary Arts Practice MFA at CCNY alumni Priyanka Dasgupta and her collaborator Chad Marshall solo exhibition, Pigeonhole, at the Lupin Foundation Gallery, at the Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, curated by Courtney McClellan.
Opening Friday, February 1, 6-8pm and up until February 22, 2019.
Artist talk at 12.00pm, on Friday, February 1 2019.


DIAP – Digital & Interdisciplinary Arts Practice MFA at CCNY alumni  Christine Sloan Stoddard interviewed by U.S. News and World Report for a story on graduate fellowships as a MFA candidate at The City College of New York.


SUN, APR 28 2019: SMACK MELLON Open Studios. See work by DIAP – Digital & Interdisciplinary Arts Practice MFA at CCNY alum Priyanka Dasgupta and collaborator Chad Marshall along with 7 other great artists who were awarded a 1 year Smack Mellon studio residency.


DIAP – Digital & Interdisciplinary Arts Practice MFA at CCNY alum Lionel Cruet has been selected as one of the 2019 The Laundromat Project “Create Change Artists” program!


DIAP Alumni news Winter 2018/19

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[DIAP] MFA Alumni Lionel Cruet’s work Reverb Space is included in the Socrates Annual 2018 on view until March 24th 2019.

[DIAP] MFA Alumni Priyanka Dasgupta is the recipient of a 2018/19 Smack Mellon Studio residency

[DIAP] MFA final year student Christine Stoddard was the recipient of a NY Graduate Center fellowship through the The Center for the Humanities and has published several books.

[DIAP] MFA final year student Art Jones’s work has been included in “The D-Tale, Video Art from the Pearl River Delta“, the inaugural exhibition of the Times Art Center Berlin (TACB), a new experimental space for contemporary art from China in Berlin.

[DIAP] MFA Alumni Lionel Cruet was the recipient of  a 2018 Art Omi residency

[DIAP] MFA Alumni Sarah Cameron-Sunde has received the Princess Grace Foundation Award for a Works in Progress residency at Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York.

[DIAP] MFA Alumni Priyanka Dasgupta’s work “Paradise” was selected for and exhibited at Wave Hill’s Sunroom Project Space