“Past Live” Exhibition

EFA Project Space

poster for “Past Live” Exhibition

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At EFA Project Space, 2nd Floor

EFA Project Space presents Past Live, an exhibition produced by our 2016/17 SHIFT Residency artists. SHIFT Residency was launched in August 2010 to provide studio space and peer support for practicing artists who also work as arts professionals for organizations in New York City. This program honors these individuals with a unique environment to build on their own art practices. Six residents were selected based on their outstanding contributions to the art community plus their potential for artistic growth in a shared interactive environment. The unique nature of SHIFT Residency draws out unspoken challenges and considerations in the lives of its participating artists, who dedicate a significant portion of their time towards supporting other artists and the art community.

All artwork and programming presented in Past Live has been conceived of and created by the artists since they began SHIFT Residency in August 2016.

Liliana Dirks-Goodman is a New York based artist. She has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Architecture. She co-organizes AUNTS and makes installations and objects. These things have been seen and happened at the New Museum, chashama, Danspace Project, and Movement Research, among others. She has taught workshops at both the New Museum and Whitney Museum in New York City.

Amy Jacobs is an artist and educator living in New York City. Using a textile-based exploration of imagery, she embraces traditional and experimental papermaking techniques, as well as book arts, collage and installation. She received a two-year Core Fellowship Residency at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and holds a Masters degree from Columbia College Chicago in Interdisciplinary Arts with a focus on Book & Paper. Jacobs is currently a Studio Collaborator and Education Manager at Dieu Donné, a non-profit institution dedicated to serving artists through contemporary art in hand papermaking.

Millie Kapp is a performance artist and teacher living and working in New York. In 2013, she graduated with an MA in Performance Studies from NYU and completed her undergraduate degree in 2010 with a BA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Kapp has presented her performance work in Oakland, Toronto, Philadelphia, Montreal, Minneapolis, Chicago and New York.

Molly O’Brien creates opportunities for curatorial projects and collaborations between artists and students of all ages in New York public schools, directly connecting artists and arts organizations with the local community. Since 2010, she has served as Education Director at NURTUREart, a not-for-profit art organization and gallery in Brooklyn. Additionally, she is a Teaching Artist for the Guggenheim Museum’s Learning Through Art Program where she works with elementary school students in the Bronx and Brooklyn. She teaches kids how to be curious and steals their jokes.

Antonio Serna is a multi-media artist with both a studio-based practice and a collective social-practice. His main concerns lay at the intersection of visual culture and the socio-political realms. For him these realms are inseparable and reciprocal: the manifestation of creativity and culture is the guiding spirit toward liberation and cultural self-determination, and vice versa. Moving between the two realms is crucial to his research and production as an artist. Originally from Texas, Antonio has organized projects in Berlin, Mexico, Spain, Romania, New York, Texas, and Las Vegas. Antonio Serna holds a Masters in Fine Arts from Brooklyn College, and a BFA from Parsons School of Art.

Tamas Veszi was born in Budapest in 1972. Veszi left Hungary at the age of 17 and finished his high school education in Israel. During this period he continued to draw and paint, but felt the need for greater physical contact with the material. As a consequence, he decided to study jewelry and jewelry design in Florence, Italy. He moved to New York in the fall of 1997. In 1998 he and several other residences of 70 Commercial Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn formed the group “Greenpoint Riverfront Artists.” They generated several performances, rooftop independent film screenings and the annual “Open Studio Tour.” In February 1998 he started his training as a Fine Art major at Pratt Institute. Tamas Veszi received his B.F.A in January 2000. Veszi attended Brooklyn College working on his M.F.A under the guidance of Elisabeth Murray and Vito Acconci and completed the program in 2006. Veszi currently lives and works in Brooklyn, Greenpoint. He had his first solo show at Allannederpelt Gallery in 2010. Since 2010, Veszi has participated in several exhibitions in New York and internationally. In 2016 Veszi has been nominated to the EFA SHIFT Residency program.



from June 22, 2017 to July 22, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-06-22 from 18:00 to 20:00

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