Virtual Programs

TRACES Artist Talks

Join guest curator Sarah Tanguy for two conversations with Washington-area artists currently featured in TRACES. They will explore the exhibition's themes of displacement, connectivity, and transformation; discuss the evolution of the project; and discover new relations across the wide range of approaches and media the show presents.

These virtual programs will take place via Zoom. You will receive a personalized link to join upon registration.

Part 1: Thursday, October 29 at 5:00pm

Billy Friebele
Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann
Antonio McAfee
Brandon Morse

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Part 2: Thursday, November 12 at 5:00pm

Roxana Alger Geffen
Rania Hassan
Sebastian Martorana
Johab Silva

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Past Program Recordings

Melvin Nesbitt Jr. is a multimedia artist working primarily in collage, drawing, and painting. His work engages with themes of race, identity, personal history, and storytelling. Originally from South Carolina, Nesbitt currently lives and works in Washington, DC, and has studied at the University of the District of Columbia and Washington Studio School. He has exhibited work at STABLE, DC Arts Center, West Main Artists Co-Op (Spartanburg, SC), Spartanburg County Public Library (SC), and Art At Kings Oaks (Newtown, PA), and most recently in a solo show at Sense Gallery in Washington.



 

In the year of 1997, Halim A. Flowers was arrested at the age of 16 and sentenced to two life sentences in the District of Columbia. His experiences were filmed in the Emmy award-winning documentary Thug Life In DC. In 2005, he started his own publishing company SATO Communications, through which he published 11 books.
In 2019, Halim was released from prison after serving 22 years imprisoned. Upon release, he was awarded the Halcyon Arts Lab and Echoing Green fellowship awards. In 2020, he signed to be represented by the Stella Jones Gallery for his visual art practice.


Originally from California, Rex (Alexandra) Delafkaran is currently based in Washington, DC, where she has a studio at STABLE. She has exhibited work and staged performances at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, IA&A at Hillyer, Transformer Gallery, and the Textile Museum at George Washington University, as well as Panoply Performance Lab in Brooklyn and Southern Exposure Gallery in San Francisco. Delafkaran curates independent projects, most recently HYPHEN AMERICAN at The George Washington University in collaboration with artist Tsedaye Makonnen. Delafkaran holds a degree in Ceramics and Performance Art from the San Francisco Art Institute and is currently Exhibition Director of Hamiltonian Artists in Washington.


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