Roby Dwi Antono
Roby Dwi Antono (b. 1990 Semarang, Indonesia) is a self-taught painter, illustrator, and sculptor whose work draws upon themes of heroism, pop culture, and nostalgia. His work depicts wide-eyed children and dinosaur-like animals with uninhibited, expressive linework. Antono’s cartoonish and scrawled characters echo raw emotional states such as joy, rage, or sadness. The artist has been featured both in Indonesia and internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions including presenting work at the 2017 Yogyakarta Biennale; Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo, Japan; and Gallery Droste, Paris, France. Antono lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Constance Tenvik (b. 1990, London, UK) received her MFA from Yale University School of Art in New Haven, CT and BFA from the Academy of Art in Oslo. With a multi-disciplinary approach spanning sculpture, performance, textile work, costume, painting, drawing and video work with an exuberant aesthetic, Tenvik is a creator of worlds within worlds in immersive installations. Solo exhibitions include 56 Henry (New York), Astrup Fearnley Museum (Oslo), Kristiansand Kunsthall (Kristiansand), Kunstnernes Hus (Oslo), Loyal Gallery (Stockholm), Prosjektrom Normanns (Stavanger), Fortezza Vecchia (Livorno), Deli Projects (Basel). Group exhibitions include Château du Feÿ (Bourgogne), Abrons Art Center (New York), Carl Kostyal (Malmö), Tidenes Krav (Oslo), and Charlottenborg Kunsthall (Copenhagen). Her work has been collected by institutions including Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; The National Gallery, Oslo, Norway; Gullringsbo Konstsamling, Stockholm; and AMMA collection of art, Mexico. Tenvik lives and works in Oslo.
Zoé Blue M.
Zoé Blue M’s paintings address characterizations of Asian women in both western and eastern popular culture drawing upon a range of source materials from Anime, advertising, art history, and ukiyo-e, as well as personal memories and photographs. Her work considers the complexities of emotional burdens, family history, and adolescence as a way of making sense of her own multicultural identity.
Zoé Blue M. (b. 1994, Los Angeles) received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and has attended residencies at Vermont Studio Center and Anderson Ranch, Texas. Her work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA; Page NYC, New York; The Gallery @ El Centro; In Lieu, Los Angeles and group exhibitions include Another Scorcher, Martha’s Contemporary, Austin; Three Oh One, Memorial Hall Gallery, Rhode Island (all 2019). Blue M. lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Christopher Udemezue’s photographs reframe Caribbean and African American history through poetic explorations of historical events, folklore, and oral histories interweaving them with his own dreams and imaginings. The scenes and stories depicted traverse historical and geographic borders while addressing questions of political resistance, trans-cultural entanglement, liberation, and the black diaspora.
Christopher Udemezue (b. Long Island, NY) received his BFA from Parsons School of Design in 2008. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries including the New Museum, Queens Museum of Art, MoMA, Bruce High Quality Foundation, and Envoy Enterprises. As the founder of the platform RAGGA NYC & CONNEK JA, he completed a residency with the New Museum “All The Threatened and Delicious Things Joining One Another” in June 2017. Also being the lead organizing member of the art collective House of Ladosha, Christopher has shown recently in the New Museum’s “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon” 40 year anniversary show and he was apart of the chosen artists in The Shed’s Open Call grant program and exhibition that was on view in the new Hudson Yards Shed gallery, NYC in June 2019. In 2021 he was elected to be Co-Chair of the board at Recess Gallery, Brooklyn NY. Udemezue lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Spanning video, photography and performance, Jen DeNike’s work negotiates a distinctly feminine perspective on gender roles. A director of choreographed movements, her structuralist approach to time is grounded in the formal language of photography. Evoking cinematic archetypes, aesthetic cannons build a gravity of repetitive actions, forming a psychogeography of both real and imagined utopias with a reverence for nature and architecture that interchangeably function as containers of desire and places of intervention.
DeNike received her MFA from Bard College. Her work has been exhibited internationally at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville; Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf; MoMA PS1; The Brooklyn Museum; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Deichtorhallen, Hamburg; Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm; Participant Inc; 54th Venice Biennale; Garage Projects, Moscow; Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai; MOCA Toronto; MACRO ROMA; Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart; Red Line Contemporary Art Center, Denver; CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-On-Hudson; MEF Museo Ettore Fico, Torino; Schauspiel Köln Opera House; Art Basel Miami Film Sector; and Wallis Annenberg Center For the Performing Arts, Los Angeles. Select commissioned projects include Bombay Beach Biennale, EMPAC, LAND Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Creative Time, Performa Biennial and Faena Art. Her work is held in the permanent public collections of The Museum of Modern Art, Julia Stoschek Collection, among other private collections. DeNike lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
In 2019, DeNike premiered the first act of her new ballet Crystal Cut Levitation for her first solo exhibition at signs and symbols. A publication dedicated to the artist’s two ballets Scrying (2010) and Crystal Cut Levitation (2019-21) is currently in progress.
DeNike’s forthcoming exhibitions include a solo exhibition Sculpting Time with an accompanying book at Feld+Haus in Germany and group exhibition at Museo de la Ciudad in Mexico.
Being Like Water, January 13 – March 10, 2018
If She Hollers, November 14 – December 19, 2015
The Star Card, November 10, 2012 – January 26, 2013
The Scrying Trilogy, September 17 – October 23, 2010
Ethan Cook (b. 1983, Texas, USA) lives and works in New York City. Using stock colors of pre-dyed cotton, Cook weaves the cotton into canvas on a four-harness floor loom. The woven canvas is then sewn together using various rule-based systems that determine mark making and composition, generally creating color field-like abstractions. Various aspects of the weaving process along with sewing and stretching become gestures in themselves, the artist’s hand present in an otherwise standardized industrial process. Using only canvas as the entirety of the composition, Cook hopes to engage with narratives of abstraction, scale, logic, color, beauty, and the post-modern problem of what can still be done with a blank canvas.
Cook has exhibited at institutions including the Fondazione 107, Turin; National Museum of Capodimonte, Naples and the Chelsea Art Museum, New York. The artist has shown internationally at galleries including T293, Milan; Sadie Coles, London; American Contemporary and Bodega, New York. His work and practice has been covered by the New York Times, Interview Magazine and W Magazine.
Propositions, June 30 – August 11, 2018.
Shakespeare, November 5 – December 17, 2016.
Miranda, June 11 – July 16, 2016.