This has been an awesome year in allowing me to dig deeper into this work as connected to my great grandfather Ryozo Kanehira, a well-known botanist from Japan, who did extensive work in Taiwan during the Japanese occupation. The project looks at plant's processes as connected to the body, imperialism and familial roots. Milad Mozari and I began this work last spring in Taiwan at Tsung Yeh and have been able to further develop it this year in Taipei at will continue the work in Indianapolis and then at Lincoln Park. I am also able to further this work on my own through a series of residencies this Fall.
Taipei Artist Village residency group exhibition with Milad Mozari: June 1-24th
Hatch exhibition at Chicago Artist Coalition: Opening June 29th- July 19th
Presence Exhibition with Milad Mozari at Sugar Space Indianapolis: Opening July 14th
Presence performance at Oilwick in Indianapolis: July 21st
ESS Florasonic at Lincoln Park with Milad Mozari: August 12th-October 20th
PAM residency in Los Angeles: September 1- October 8th
Guild Hall residency in East Hampton: October 19th-November 20th