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2022 INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC ART FAIR (ICAF)

2022 INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC ART FAIR (ICAF)

2022 INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC ART FAIR

Gardiner Museum
Toronto, Ontario

June 9 – 19, 2022

Featuring work by Cristina Córdova, Sergei Isupov, Mara Superior, and Kukuli Velarde


Virtual Artist Talk with Cristina Córdova

June 17th, 1-2pm EST
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The International Ceramic Art Fair (ICAF) makes its highly anticipated return to the Gardiner Museum, featuring works by emerging and established ceramic artists from a wide range of backgrounds, and an exciting slate of online and in-person programming.

ICAF 2022 celebrates connections between body, identity, and land. Global mythologies have long connected the human body to the earth, from a Nubian deity fashioning humans from clay to scientific explorations of clay as the first carrier of life. The human body is symbolically if not literally connected to clay, helping us understand who we are as individuals, a society, and a species.

Contemporary ceramics has become one of the most dynamic areas of artistic practice in recent years. So it is with much excitement that we invite collectors and curators from around the world to join us for the International Ceramic Art Fair, which has grown to a 10-day celebration of contemporary art, gallery tours, artist talks, performances, and more. Join us in person and online to discover how some of the top galleries and artists are approaching the themes of body, figuration, and the land. We look forward to sharing the diversity, complexity, and accessibility of contemporary ceramics.
– Sequoia Miller, Chief Curator

This year’s Honorary Patron is internationally renowned Kenyan-born British studio potter, Magdalene Odundo.

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EVENTS


Virtual Artist Talk with Cristina Córdova

June 17th, 1-2pm EST

As part of the International Ceramic Art Fair, join featured artist Cristina Córdova for an online discussion about her work. Córdova creates figurative compositions that examine our shared humanity and question socio-cultural notions of gender, race, and beauty. Registration is free.

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Full event schedule for ICAF 2022

Virtual Curator Talk with Maya Wilson-Sanchez

June 14th, 1-2pm EST

As part of the International Ceramic Art Fair, join Gardiner Museum Curatorial Resident Maya Wilson-Sanchez for a virtual conversation about the work of Kukuli Velarde, a Peruvian-American artist who specializes in painting and ceramic sculptures made out of clay and terracotta. Registration is free.

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Full event schedule for ICAF 2022

FEATURED ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION


MAKING PLACE MATTER | The Clay Studio

MAKING PLACE MATTER | The Clay Studio

April 23, 2022 – October 2, 2023


THE CLAY STUDIO

Philadelphia, PA

Featuring Work by Kukuli Velarde

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION


Making Place Matter is an ambitious and experimental exhibition, symposium, and publication that will accompany the opening of The Clay Studio’s newly built home located in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood at 1425 North American Street. On April 8, The Clay Studio will enter into a new chapter of its nearly 50-year history, with the concept of ‘place’ taking on critical importance as the organization grows into its new home. Larger classrooms, state-of-the-art studios, an outdoor sculpture garden, a rooftop event space, and luminous new gallery spaces will meet the increased demand from students, artists, and visitors. Just as significant, building a resonant conversation between clay, artists, and audiences in the new Jill Bonovitz Gallery, Making Place Matter is organized around the complex meanings of place in our contemporary social conversation. The exhibition will open on April 23 and run through October 2, 2022, and is free to the public.

Using clay and cultural heritage as sources of inspiration, Making Place Matter will feature Philadelphia-based, Peruvian-born artist Kukuli Velarde, American-born, Massachusetts-based artist Molly Hatch, and Egyptian American artist Ibrahim Said, now based in North Carolina. Each artist explores the idea of place with regard to personal history, cultural heritage, and social justice. Clay is the material embodiment of place. Made of the earth we stand on, clay has the capacity to articulate cultural perspectives, social engagement, and artistic intentions. By using clay as a means to investigate ideas of place, Making Place Matter will create powerful tools to share with the new and established community, creating a feeling of belonging within the Jill Bonovitz Gallery for The Clay Studio’s various constituencies.

ABOUT THE A MI VIDA PROJECT


Kukuli Velarde’s A Mi Vida project includes a sculptural installation, painting, performance, and off-site interventions. The series focuses on the artist’s desire to prolong the sensation of holding her now elementary-age daughter Vida in her arms as a baby. It also embodies her anguish at the family separation at the U.S. – Mexico border. Like many of Velarde’s works, these clay sculptures entangle reality and dreamscape, blending influences from contemporary life and ancient indigenous Peruvian imagery and patterning.

FEATURED ARTIST IN THE EXHIBITION


KUKULI VELARDE

Kukuli Velarde is a Peruvian-American artist who specializes in painting and ceramic sculptures made out of clay and terra-cotta. Velarde focuses on the themes of gender and the consequences of colonization in Latin American contemporary culture. Her ceramic work is a visual investigation of aesthetics, cultural survival, and inheritance.

Velarde has had multiple solo exhibitions, most recently including Kukuli Velarde: The Complicit Eye at Taller Puertorrique√Īo (Philadelphia, PA), Kukuli Velarde at AMOCA (Pomona, CA), and Plunder Me, Baby at Peters Project Gallery (Santa Fe, NM). Her work may also be found in numerous public institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX), the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan, WI), and the Museo de Art Contemporaneo de Lima, (Lima, Peru).

Velarde is the recipient of numerous grants, including a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, a United States Artists Knight Fellowship, and a PEW Fellowship in Visual Art. She was awarded the Grand Prize for her work exhibited at the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale in Icheon, South Korea. Velarde holds a BFA (magna cum laude) from Hunter College of the University of New York. Velarde lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.

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Kukuli Velarde, “A Mi Vida III”, 2017, earthenware underglaze, paint, resin, 24 x 10 x 6″

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THE CLAY STUDIO


1425 N American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

 

The Clay Studio is a nonprofit arts organization with internationally renowned artist residency programs, classes and events, exhibitions, community engagement programs, a shop, and more. They serve as a place where established and emerging artists come to shape their careers, a vital resource for arts education at local schools and community organizations, and a destination where people from every neighborhood in Philadelphia and all over the world can explore the vast world of clay. Visit theclaystudio.org for more information.

EVENTS


Making Place Matter Symposium

Saturday, June 4th | 9am – 5pm

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IN DIALOGUE: Cristina Córdova & Kukuli Velarde

IN DIALOGUE: Cristina Córdova & Kukuli Velarde

October 16 to December 30, 2021

Public Reception 4 to 5:30 pm
4:30 Conversation with artist, Kukuli Velarde

FERRIN CONTEMPORARY
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams MA

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION


North Adams,  MA

Ferrin Contemporary presents IN DIALOGUE: Cristina C√≥rdova & Kukuli Velarde. The two artists share several overlapping identities as Latina sculptors working in the figural tradition. Each explores subjects drawn from both their cultural histories and their roles as mothers, daughters and parents of young women documenting their own and their subjects’ generational changes. This exhibition opens simultaneously with MASS MoCA‚Äôs Ceramics in The Expanded Field, curated by Senior Curator Susan Cross.¬†

The newest works in the exhibition were produced in 2021 during the pandemic when each artist could focus deeply on major works, uninterrupted by travel; to-date, Velarde’s painting and Cordova’s sculpture may be some of these artists most important and large-scale works.

October 16 – December 30, 2021


AT FERRIN CONTEMPORARY | North Adams, MA

Exhibition catalog for IN DIALOGUE: Cristina Cordova & Kukuli Velarde at Ferrin Contemporary, Oct. 16 to Dec. 30, 2021. With luscious photos and detailed artist statements, this catalog gives depth and insight into the motivations behind the exhibition and the artworks therein.

  • October 16 to December 30, 2021 at Ferrin Contemporary, curated by Leslie Ferrin
  • Catalog features detailed artist statements
  • Published on¬†

EVENTS

October 16, 4:30pm: Conversation with artist Kukuli Velarde

PRESS

Berkshire Eagle
11.05.21 IN DIALOGUE: Latina artists use clay, female form to explore personal, generational, and cultural identity 

Rural Intelligence Recommends
10.16.21 Ferrin Contemporary: Cristina Córdova and Kukuli Velarde

Berkshire Eagle 
10.15.21 BE mentions Ferrin Contemporary in coverage of MASS MoCA’s CERAMICS IN THE EXPANDED FIELD exhibition