Artist talk with Pinar Yoldas and Katya Gardea Browne

Moderation: Regine Rapp and Christian de Lutz

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Sunday, July 3, 2016, 2 pm

Admission free / Please register here.

Katya Gardea Browne is a Mexican Artist with a MFA from Yale University. She studied fine art at School of Visual Arts in New York and began her studies at, La Esmeralda National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico. Her practice incorporates a vocabulary of video installation, sculpture and painting, raising questions of positioning and materiality as well as a constant concern with architecture and cross-cultural contexts. She has shown at the Eco Museum in Mexico City, Architecture for Art in New York, Museo de la Ciudad de México, Kunsthalle Berlin-Lichtenberg, Santa Fe Art Institute in New Mexico, IAGO Graphic Arts Institute in Oaxaca Mexico, MUCA Gallery in New Zealand, Dumbo Arts Center in New York among others in the U.S. and Latin America. Her work is part of the JUMEX Foundation, with recent exhibition in Vienna, El Museo de la Ciudad de México, Art Laboratory Berlin and the BAYER Foundation as part of her socially concerned practice and research. She lives and works in Mexico City.

Pinar Yoldas is a cross-disciplinary artist and researcher who lives and works between Durham, NC, and Berlin. Pinar’s research explores the collaborative potential between art and biological sciences. Her solo shows include AlterEvolution at Ekavart, Istanbul (2013) and An Ecosystem of Excess at the Ernst Schering Project Space, Berlin (2014). Her group shows include ThingWorld, NAMOC National Art Museum of Beijing (2014); Transmediale Festival, Berlin (2014); Tiere und Menschen, Museum Ostwall, Dortmund (2014), 14th Istanbul Biennial (2015) and ExoEvolution at ZKM (2015.) She is pursuing her Ph.D. at Duke University at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Media Arts and Sciences. She holds a Bachelors of Architecture degree from Middle East Technical University, a Master of Arts degree from Bilgi University, a Master of Science degree from Istanbul Technical University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from University of California, Los Angeles. Her book An Ecosystem of Excess was published by ArgoBooks in 2014. Pinar was one of the Guggenheim Fellows for Fine Arts in 2015.