2022 Shared Dialogue Shared Space Part II: THE EARTH IS NO LAND
April 30, 2022
Inwood Hill Park
Arantxa Araujo is a Mexican artist with a background in neuroscience. Her work is multidisciplinary, feminist, meditative and rooted in bio-behavioral research and technology. Explorations of gender constructions, performativity and identity, and the politics of migration are seen and experienced in her installations, which include new media, video, sound, photography, mapping, light, and performance. Her work has been shown in the Brooklyn Museum, at the Radical Women LatinAmerican Art Exhibit, Grace Exhibition Space, Glasshouse Gallery, The Queens Museum, Art in Odd Places in NYC; RAW during Miami Art Week; Illuminus Festival in Boston, and SPACE Gallery and Bunker Projects in Pittsburgh; in Mexico, at Monumento a la Revolución, ExTeresa Arte Actual Museum and La Explanada del MUAC, during the Hemispheric Institute’s Encuentro. She also participated in Nuit Blanche Festival in Saskatoon, Canada.
Araujo is a Franklin Furnace Fund for performance art awardee, Brooklyn Arts Council and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council grantee and has received support through numerous residencies and fellowships including Leslie-Lohman Museum Artist Fellowship, Creative Capital Taller, ITP Camp and EMERGENYC. Araujo was awarded a full scholarship from Mexican Government Institution CONACYT. She holds an MA in Motor Learning and Control from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BA in Theater Studies from Emerson College.
Rosamond S. King
Rosamond S. King draws on reality to create non-literal, culturally and politically engaged interpretations of African diaspora experiences. King’s performance art has been curated into venues around the world, including the New York Metropolitan Museum, the VIVA! and Encuentro Festivals, Gibney, and the African Performance Art Biennial. King is the author of poetry collections All the Rage and the Lambda Award-winning Rock | Salt | Stone, and Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination, winner of the Caribbean Studies Association best book award. The goal of all of her work is to make people feel, wonder, and think, usually in that order.
LuLu LoLo has been a visual/performance artist and a playwright/actor for over twenty-five years. LuLu’s recent performance funded by a City Artist Corps grant, “Dante, Opera, and Shining Shoes: Rituals of My Italian Immigrant Grandpa’s Life” incorporated memoir, dance, opera, and poetry. LuLu has performed in six Art in Odd Places (AiOP) festivals in NYC in the guise of numerous personas to call attention to urgent topical issues. Her public actions in “Where Are the Women?” (2015) highlighted the lack of public monuments to women in NYC. LuLu was the Curator of AiOP 2019: INVISIBLE, featuring eighty-two artists celebrating the indomitable spirit of artists who are sixty years of age or older. She was a Blade of Grass Fellow in social engagement and a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Writer in Residence.
LuLu has exhibited and presented her work at El Museo del Barrio, Center for Book Arts, Smack Mellon, Lodge Gallery, Walls-Ortiz Gallery, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, Queens Museum, Gray Art Gallery, Metropolitan Playhouse, Dixon Place, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum in New York City. And Nieuwstrraat Festival, Dordrecht, Netherlands; and Biennale of Contemporary Art, Murgia; Museo Villa Croce, Genoa; Raccolte Frugone Museum, Genoa; and Studio Ra Comtemporanea, Rome in Italy.
Priscilla Marrero is an experimental performing + teaching artista from sunny Seminole, Taino and Tequesta land, also known as Miami, Florida. She is a passionate storyteller and loves to discover new ways to collaborate with transdisciplinary artistas such as her ongoing collaborations with Ferran Martín, Liliam Dooley, Matthew Evan Taylor, Luis A. Lara Malvacías + Jeremy Nelson, as well as Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo. She has performed and presented her work through live performance, hybrid, or film mediums in Van Cortlandt Park (NY), BAAD! (NY), Musée Dapper (FR), The Empty Circle(NY), Miami Light Project (FL), Inkub8 (FL), The Interior Beauty Salon (online), Movement Research at Judson Memorial Church (NY) y más. Marrero has a BA in Performance and Choreography from Florida International University and is currently pursuing an MFA for Experimental Choreography from the University of California Riverside (22’) with her research practice on La Pelvis. Marrero is also a member of Heidi Miami Marshall Studio’s The Acting Collective.
Alicia Grullón is a Latinx artist from the Afro-Caribbean diaspora born and raised in NYC. She uses performance and self-portrait as a critique on the politics of presence- an argument for the inclusion of marginalized communities in political and social spheres. Grullón has participated in exhibitions including The 8th Floor; Bronx Museum of the Arts; BRIC House for Arts and Media; El Museo del Barrio; and Columbia University. She has received grants from the Puffin Foundation; Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of New York; and Franklin Furnace Archives. Grullón has participated in residencies at the Hemispheric Institute for Politics and Performance at New York University; Center for Book Arts; and Bronx Museum of Arts AIM program. Her work has been reviewed in Hyperallergic, ArtNet News, New York Times and Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory. Grullón is a recipient of the 2019 Colene Brown Art Prize and the 2020-2022 Walentas fellowship at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia.