Eric Bunge

Eric Bunge, AIA, is a co-founding Principal of Brooklyn based nARCHITECTS, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. Eric received a Master of Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Architecture from McGill University. Prior to founding nARCHITECTS, he trained in New York, Boston, Paris, Calcutta and London. He has also taught at Parsons School of Design, R.I.S.D. and Columbia/Barnard Colleges, and as a visiting professor at Harvard University, Yale University, UC Berkeley and University of Toronto. nARCHITECTS, PLLC, is a Brooklyn based architecture office led by Principals Eric Bunge and Mimi Hoang.

Founded with the aim of joining innovative concepts, social responsibility and technical innovation in addressing contemporary issues, the diverse and international work of the award winning practice encompasses architecture, interiors, and urban design. Projects include Carmel Place/My Micro NY - New York City’s first micro unit building, the renovation of Chicago Navy Pier with team lead James Corner Field Operations, the design center A/D/O in Brooklyn for Mini/BMW, the Wyckoff House Museum in Brooklyn, Manhattan’s Switch Building, the bamboo Canopy for MoMA/P.S.1, the M2 Building in Calgary, and a pavilion for the XX1st Milan Triennale in 2016. nARCHITECTS’ numerous awards and honors include a 2016 Academy of Arts and Letters Award in architecture, a 2017 national AIA Institute Honor Award in Architecture, the AIANY Andrew J Thomas Award for Pioneers in Housing, the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices in 2006 and Young Architects Forum prize in 2001, several AIA NY Design Honor Awards, and the Canadian Professional Rome Prize in 2005. The firm was ranked within the top 10 in the US in the design category for three consecutive years from 2014-16 US by Architect Magazine. In 2012, World Architecture News named nARCHITECTS “part of a select group crowned to lead the next generation of designers in the 21st century.”

www.narchitects.com

Dee Hibbert-Jones

Dee Hibbert-Jones is an academy award nominated, a regional Emmy winning filmmaker and artist. She collaborates with Nomi Talisman on art, film and new media projects that look at the ways power structures and politics impact everyday lives. Their animated short documentary Last Day of Freedom was awarded a Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust Award in recognition for their "outstanding national commitment to civil rights, and social justice" The film screened internationally at over thirty international festivals and won eleven festival awards including Best Short Documentary at the International Documentary (IDA) and is currently streaming on Netflix. She is a Guggenheim Fellow. Originally from the U.K., Dee is an Associate Professor of Art & New Media at UC Santa Cruz.

http://deehibbertjones.com

Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib

Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib, The Continuous Moment, Film Still, 2014

Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib, The Continuous Moment, Film Still, 2014

Nadia Hironaka & Matthew Suib employ the tools and conventions of moving-image culture to offer counter-mythical visions of our contemporary world. In doing so they re-construct existing narratives and envision new images that challenge popular understandings of History and Culture. The duo’s large-scale, often immersive moving-image installations use original and appropriated imagery and unique soundtracks to invert social conventions and scramble history. Using a collage-oriented approach, Hironaka & Suib collide imagery and narratives that encompass historical fact and popular fiction, as well as speculative futures to expose and undermine the relationship between popular media and political power.

The Philadelphia-based artists have been collaborators since 2008. They are recipients of several honored awards including a 2015 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Pew Fellowships in the Arts and Fellowships from CFEVA and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Their work has been widely exhibited both domestically and abroad at venues including, Fondazione MAXXI (Rome), New Media Gallery (Vancouver), The Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), UCLA Hammer Museum, PS1/MoMA, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Arizona State University Art Museum. They have been artists-in-residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Banff Centre, and the Millay Colony for Arts. Matthew Suib is co-founder of Greenhouse Media and Nadia Hironaka serves as a professor and department chair of film and video at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Hironaka & Suib are represented by Locks Gallery. The couple, along with their daughter and one cat reside in South Philly.

hironakasuib.com

Mimi Hoang

Navy Pier, Chicago.  

Navy Pier, Chicago.

 

Mimi Hoang, AIA, is a principal of nARCHITECTS and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s GSAPP (Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation). Along with partner Eric Bunge, she co-founded nARCHITECTS with the goal of addressing contemporary issues in architecture through conceptually driven, socially engaging and technologically innovative work. Their work instigates interactions between architecture, public space, and their dynamically changing contexts. The letter ‘n’ represents a variable, indicating the firm’s interest in designing for a dynamic variety of experiences within a systemic approach. nARCHITECTS has been honored with an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture, the AIANY’s Andrew J. Thomson Award for Pioneering in Housing, several AIA Design Honor Awards, the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices and the Canadian Professional Rome Prize. World Architecture News named nARCHITECTS “part of a select group crowned to lead the next generation of designers in the 21st century.” Mimi received a Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, a B.Sc in Architecture from M.I.T. She regularly lectures on the work of nARCHITECTS and the themes of innovative contemporary practices, density, new housing models, and women in architecture.

http://narchitects.com

John Roach

John Roach, Stone, Ink and Watercolor,  2017

John Roach, Stone, Ink and Watercolor,  2017

John Roach is an interdisciplinary artist who engages the difficult and slippery questions provoked by sound. His work uses numerous strategies including sound installation, networked performance, participatory events, and collaborations with musicians, scientists, and glass artists. The circuitous and sometimes contrary approach he employs calls to mind one of his early influences, the author and provocateur Alfred Jarry. His results, like those of Jarry and his creation of Pataphysics, or “the science of imaginary solutions,” might at first seem ridiculous: flasks appear to bubble and pop on their own, pseudo-scientific experiments torque plaster with heat and cold, and glass percussion instruments shaped by patterns of human DNA are smashed to bits. His experimental and exploratory process, while fanciful, always aims to present an altered relationship between sound and its source. John’s work has been exhibited in venues in the United States, Belgium, Greece, Spain, Hungary, and Mexico and he has been awarded residencies at The Tacoma Museum of Glass (2017), Glazenhuis Museum (2016), Pilchuck Glass School (2015), NARS (2015), Triangle Artists Workshop (2015), and Wavefarm (2007).

http://johnroach.net

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

Photo by Marcus Werner, courtesy of the artist. 

Photo by Marcus Werner, courtesy of the artist. 

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts is the author of "Harlem Is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America". The first volume of a planned trilogy on African-Americans and utopia (Harlem, Haiti and the Black Belt of the American south), it was a New York Times Notable Book of 2011, a National Book Critics Circle Finalist and cited by BOOKFORUM as the "Best New York Book" written in the twenty years since the magazine's founding. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, Chimurenga, Bidoun, A Public Space, Creative Time Reports, Harper's, Essence and Vogue, among many others. She has received grants and awards from Creative Capital, the Whiting Foundation, the Rona Jaffe Foundation and the Lannan Foundation. Her 2015 book for young readers "Jake Makes a World: Jacob Lawrence a Young Artist in Harlem" (commissioned by MoMA and illustrated by Christopher Myers) was named by Booklist among the year's top books about art for children. Currently Writer in Residence at Pratt Institute's MFA program in Writing, Rhodes-Pitts organizes projects through The Freedwomen's Bureau, gathering collaborators across the fields of visual art, music, theater, film, and education to produce events at venues like Harlem Stage, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The New Museum, PS 1 / MoMA and public spaces in Harlem. 

 

Nomi Talisman

Nomi Talisman is an artist and filmmaker whose projects blend animation and documentary forms that challenge entrenched attitudes, unpack political issues and ask how people manage and who gets heard. Talisman is an Academy Award nominated filmmaker. Her film projects have screened at international film festivals and received multiple international awards including an Emmy, a Gideon Award, the 2016 Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust Award (nominee), a Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award, an IDA award for Best Short Documentary (with Hibbert-Jones). Talisman has received commissions from the Academic Film Archive of North America, the Magnes Museum, the Israeli Council and the British Council. She is a Guggenheim Fellow. She works full time as a freelance editor and animator.

http://nomitalisman.net

Hong-An Truong

Hong-An Truong’s interdisciplinary projects examine structures of time, memory, and the production of knowledge by engaging with archival materials, individual and collective narratives, and histories that span cultural and national borders. Her work has been shown at the International Center for Photography, Art in General, Smack Mellon, and The Kitchen among others. In 2013 she was recipient of an Art Matters Grant, a Franconia Sculpture Park Jerome Fellowship, and a Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship. She was an artist-in-residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in 2015. Recent exhibitions include a two-person show at Nhà Sàn in Hanoi, Vietnam and at IMMA in 2016. She was recently awarded a Contemporary Art Foundation Emergency Grant for her solo exhibition at LUMP Gallery in Raleigh, NC. Truong was a studio art fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program and is currently an artist in the Open Session Program at The Drawing Center in New York. She is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

http://hongantruong.com

Donna Uchizono

Donna Uchizono’s work is characterized by layered fragility, bold gestures and vivid imagery. Charting new territory with each venture, she creates a framework and original vocabulary specific to the individual piece. Uchizono is drawn to a redefined sense of ‘virtuosity’ that extends the markers of skill and excellence to push against human standards of patience, endurance and minute, intensely detailed movement. Uchizono has worked across a range of disciplines and Donna Uchizono Company has been presented in theaters, museums, galleries and non-traditional performance venues throughout the United States, Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia. Uchizono has created work for notables Mikhail Baryshnikov, MacArthur Fellow David Hammons, Pulitzer Playwright Paula Vogel, and neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks. Her work is distinguished by numerous collaborative projects with composers Fred Frith, “Butch” Morris, David Shively, Tom Cora, James Lo and Guy Yarden, visual artist David Hammons and performance artist Rachel Rosenthal. A 2016 United States Artist Fellow and “Bessie” award winner, Uchizono has been honored by many awards and grants including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Alpert Award in Dance, Rockefeller, the National Dance Project, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, Creative Capital Foundation, Altria Group, Inc., the Jerome Foundation, the Dance Magazine Seed Grant, the Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Arts International, Foundation for Contemporary Performance, Metropolitan Life Foundation/ADF Commission, the National Performance Network, the Suitcase Fund, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, the Greenwall Foundation, Meet the Composer, and the Bossak Heilbron Charitable Foundation.

Uchizono has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and four New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships among numerous others. Uchizono’s work is characterized by its numerous collaborative projects working with collaborators MacArthur Fellow Visual Artist David Hammons, Composers "Butch" Morris and James Lo, Lighting Designers Joe Levasseur Stan Pressner and Video Artist Maya Ciarrochi. Her project Low, a collaboration with Composer Guy Yarden, received a “Bessie” (New York Dance and Performance Award) for both Uchizono and Yarden. In addition to choreographed works for her company, Uchizono was the choreographer for playwright Paula Vogel’s The Long Christmas Ride Home for the Trinity Repertory Company and the Long Wharf Theater, directed by Oskar Eustis. Uchizono was commissioned by Baryshnikov Dance Foundation, to create a new work for Mikhail Baryshnikov and commissioned by New York Live Arts (NYLA) to create a new work for the Olivers Sacks Festival in celebration of the noted neurologist and writer’s 80th birthday. Uchizono is a member of the Artist Advisory Board at Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, where she was a founding member and first Chair, setting up a forum for artists to discuss issues. Uchizono’s interest in original and live music for performance is evidenced by her collaborations with composers and her former role as co-director and -curator of “Bread to the Bone”, a live music/dance series at The Knitting Factory in New York. Through advocacy and robust mentorship, Uchizono encourage and support young dance makers. This commitment was recognized by Sugar Salon’s mentorship program at Barnard College, mentoring emerging artists through Gibney Dance Center’s DoublePlus program and NYC Department Culture of Affairs current support of Donna Uchizono Company mentorship program.

www.donnauchizono.org