The Cinque Artist series promotes presentations from professionals, practical information, and platforms for artist to showcase their work. We encourage adult artists, students and enthusiasts to share in discussions in an intimate setting.
Topics include global travel, artist portfolios, Uptown Galleries, and more. This year the Foundation partnered with the Harlem School of the Arts to host the series.
“Artist Talk with Xaviera Simmons”
Tuesday January 9, 2018
Harlem School of the Arts
645 St. Nicholas Avenue @141 st Street
New York, NY 10030
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Free and open to the public.
Xaviera Simmons’s body of work spans photography, performance, video, sound, sculpture and installation. She defines her studio practice as an ongoing investigation of experience, memory, abstraction, present and future histories-specifically shifting notions surrounding landscape-as cyclical rather than linear. For Prospect 4 in New Orleans, she made sculpture, photography, large scale text based works and a community based food project.
Xaviera Simmons received her BFA from Bard College (2004) after spending two years on a walking pilgrimage retracing the Transatlantic slave trade with Buddhist monks. She completed the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program in Studio Art (2005) while simultaneously completing a two-year actor-training conservatory with The Maggie Flanigan Studio. Simmons has exhibited and performed nationally and internationally including at The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Public Art Fund, The Sculpture Center, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Brooklyn Museum, and more.
Her works are in major museum and private collections including The Museum of Modern Art, The Nasher Museum, Deutsche Bank, The Rubell Family Collection, The Guggenheim Museum, The Agnes Gund Art Collection, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Perez Art Museum Miami, and others.