Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Join us for a conversation between Oolite residents Carolina Cueva, Friday, and Greko Sklavounos in conjunction with the exhibition, Lean to. This conversation, moderated by exhibition curator Leilani Lynch, will explore the varied roles that material plays in their works, and how the individual and collective histories of these materials inform certain narratives within their practices. A Q&A session will follow the moderated discussion and guests will be welcome to tour our onsite galleries.
About the Participants
Leilani Lynch is Curator at The Bass, Miami Beach. She has organized recent solo exhibitions with Naama Tsabar, Mika Rottenberg, Karen Rifas, and Aaron Curry, in addition to co-organizing exhibitions with Abraham Cruzvillegas, Haegue Yang, Pascale Marthine Tayou, and Paola Pivi. Before joining The Bass’ curatorial team in 2015, she was Exhibitions Project Manager at Locust Projects, Miami. Lynch has participated on panels and lectures for STPI – Creative Workshop, Singapore, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, ArtTable, and ICOM, and served on juries for the Association of Art Museum Curators, Oolite Arts, FL, The Hopper Prize, and others. She holds a BA in Art History from University of California, Berkeley and an MAS in Curating from Zurich University of the Arts.
Carolina Cueva was born in Lima, Peru and lives and works in Miami, Florida. She studied at the School of Visual arts and graduated with a BFA. Cueva is an interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture, performance, and 2D works of art. Her work examines identity, ancestry and displacement through personal narrative, history and the transcendental. She is one half of the performance art duo Cuentos Retablados. Selected group exhibitions include Photo L.A, Los Angeles, CA (2017), Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA (2019), Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL (2020), and the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, Hollywood, FL (2021). Selected performances include NADA Miami, Miami, FL (2018), Doral Contemporary Art Museum, Doral, FL(2019), and Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Miami, FL(2020). Cueva was awarded a Wavemaker Grant and an Artist Access Grant in 2021. In addition to her art practice she works with youth and is invested in the transformative, restorative, and change-making capacities of imagination and expression. She has an extensive history working with museums, institutions and non-profits as an educator and teaching artist throughout Miami-Dade County.
Friday is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Miami, FL. Incorporating a chalk and blackboard aesthetic, which plays on ideas of learning/teaching, Friday creates large scale works that critique popular culture and mass media for the recurring messages it presents to the public regarding Black bodies. Identifying problematic perspectives and their origins, questioning their legitimacy, and offering possible solutions is priority in her work.
Her portfolio features work in various mediums, including, works on paper, murals, video, projections, ceramics, illustration, photography and social practice/activism through commerce (Lucy St.).
Friday has a Masters of Fine Arts degree (2020) and a BFA in Drawing from New World School of the Arts (2015) where she is currently an adjunct professor.
Greko Sklavounos is an American artist and filmmaker of Greek and Mexican descent. He received a BFA in film from Florida State University (2007) and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2016). His work engages with memory and mythology at the personal, cultural, and transgenerational levels. Sklavounos’ films have been screened internationally at festivals including the Athens International Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the Miami Film Festival, where his short In Beauty it is Unfinished received a jury prize for the Knight Made in Miami Award.
Wed, July 13, 2022
924 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach FL