Animal Gathering Honoring the MONKEY!
SUNDAY, Sept 11,
9:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT / 6:00 pm CEST
Year of the TIGER, 2022
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In a Series of Monthly Animal Gatherings,
We Move Around the Wheel of the Chinese Zodiac. We are on the 9th Animal...MONKEY!
Featuring Fantastic People Born in the Sign of the MONKEY
Cristina Albu (Missouri)
Cristina Albu is an art historian, educator, and writer focusing on crossovers between contemporary art, cognitive sciences, and technology. She is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History at University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Albu is the author of Mirror Affect: Seeing Self, Observing Others in Contemporary Art (Minnesota University Press, 2016) and the co-editor (with Dawna Schuld) of Perception and Agency in Shared Spaces of Contemporary Art (Routledge, 2018). Her writings have appeared in scholarly anthologies (e.g. Nervous Systems, Hybrid Practices, Framings, The Permanence of the Transient, Crossing Cultures) and journals (e.g. Afterimage, Artnodes, Camera Obscura, and the Comparative Media Arts Journal). At UMKC, Albu teaches courses on global contemporary art, participatory and site-specific tendencies, museum studies, and the role of emotion in art reception.
Girija Hariharan (India)
Girija Hariharan, is an artist and Muralist based out of Bangalore, India. She works with street art, large art installations and art intervention workshops to effect social change and community healing. Recognised as one of the top innovators of Bangalore, her street art and interviews have appeared in multiple publications. Along with traditional fine art mediums, Girija explores body art, music, poetry, tech art, graphic design, book covers, illustrations. Her original artworks are sold worldwide, with her primary themes amalgamate feminism, mythology, anthropology, environment and spirituality.
Mana Salehi (Spain)
Mana Salehi, video artist and researcher of Iranian origin, has lived and worked in Barcelona since 2004. She received her doctorate from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona. The subject of her research and artistic production is “Water and the symbols of the garden in contemporary art”. She has done several researches in Japan, the United States and Iran. She has participated in various international and national solo and group exhibitions. In her work, she explores environmental crises and human emotions through visual poetics. She has been a professor of Visual Arts and new media at various universities in Tehran and has also organized a workshop at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona.
In 2020 she was a member of the jury of the Asian Film Festival Barcelona organized by Casa Asia and, she was a professor of course secrets of Persian garden at Casa Asia.
Currently, she is displaying her recent video art The Voice of Saffron at the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid.
She is also a member of Woman Eco Artists Dialog (WEAD) in the United States.