In Conversation: Rachelle Dang and Mimi Wong on Postcolonial Bodies

When 12 Dec 2020
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Where A.I.R. Gallery
155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to present a conversation between writer Mimi Wong and 2019-2020 A.I.R. Fellow Rachelle Dang on the occasion of Dang’s current solo exhibition Couroupita/Corpus. Through their different practices, Dang and Wong consider bodies that reflect or resist colonialism and categorization. Their work and interests lie in finding ways to address racialized histories that are not necessarily overt.

Mimi Wong writes about art, culture, and literature. Her work has appeared in ArtAsiaPacific, The Believer, Catapult, Electric Literature, Hyperallergic, Literary Hub, and Refinery29. Her fiction has been published in Crab Orchard Review, Day One, and Wildness. For her writing on contemporary art, she was awarded an Arts Writers Grant by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation. She is Editor-in-Chief of the literary magazine The Offing and a part-time lecturer at The New School. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Rachelle Dang (b. Honolulu, Hawai`i) has exhibited her work in New York at Socrates Sculpture Park, Fergus McCaffrey, Nathalie Karg Gallery, Lesley Heller Gallery, Motel, and mh PROJECT nyc. Additional exhibitions include the Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii Pacific University, and the Haverford College Art Galleries. Her residencies include Shandaken: Storm King Art Center, the Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program, the Studios at MASS MoCA, Cooper Union, and Sculpture Space where she received an Emerging Sculptor Fellowship. She was awarded a 2019-2020 Fellowship with A.I.R. Gallery and will participate in a 2021 residency at Yaddo. Her solo exhibitions have been reviewed in the Brooklyn Rail and Hyperallergic. Dang received her M.F.A. from Hunter College and her B.A. from Wellesley College. She is an adjunct faculty member at Hunter College and based in Brooklyn, NY.

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