How do artists use their social media accounts as art mediums and platforms through which to produce work? What alternative purposes, if any, might online galleries and “Instagram residencies” serve artists, particularly emerging artists?
To consider these topics, join CUE for a conversation with Yulan Grant and Camilo Godoy, two multidisciplinary artists utilizing social media to create work that responds to contemporary discourse. Moderated by Justin Allen, CUE Art Foundation Programs Assistant.
Yulan Grant is a New York-based multidisciplinary artist from Kingston, Jamaica. A creative positioned between Caribbean and American culture, her work interrogates ideas of identity, notions of power, perceived histories, and the entanglements that happen within these topics. Grant is interested in the role that new media plays in artistic practices and the dialogue they hope to create.
Camilo Godoy was born in Bogotá, Colombia and currently lives in New York. He received a BFA from Parsons The New School for Design in 2012 and a BA from Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts in 2013. Utilizing a multidisciplinary art practice, his work is concerned with examining the construction of political and social meanings. Godoy was a 2012-2013 Queer Art Mentorship fellow; a 2014 EMERGENYC fellow at The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at NYU; a 2014-2015 Keyholder Resident at the Lower East Side Printshop; and is currently a 2015 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence. Godoy’s work has been presented at venues such as La Mama Galleria, New York; Queens Museum, New York; Donaufestival, Krems; and Mousonturm, Frankfurt, among others.
Recorded live September 29, 2015 as a part of Meeting Artists' Needs