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But What Can -Trans do?: Discursive Art Making and Transdisciplinarity

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019. 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Humanities Center Boardroom
Workshop: 
Feminist/Queer Colloquium
Meeting Description: 

A short overview of artist Nicki Green’s practice centering her most recent body of work Kohler Waste Ware that she produced as part of the Arts/Industry residency at the Kohler plumbing appliance factory in Sheboygan, WI, hosted by the John Michael Kohler Art Center. Green will discuss her work’s trajectory up to this point and her interests surrounding ritual, queer and trans histories, and creative practice as a way of being in the world. Often included in transgender-focused exhibitions, Green asks the wide reaching question “But what can -trans do for art making and object production?”

Nicki Green is a transdisciplinary artist living and making work in the Bay Area. Originally from New England, she completed her BFA in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2009 and her MFA in Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley in 2018. Her work focuses on craft processes, and her sculptures, ritual objects, and various flat works explore topics of history preservation, conceptual ornamentation, and aesthetics of otherness. Nicki has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, notably at the New Museum in New York, The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco and Rockelmann & Partner Gallery in Berlin, Germany. She has contributed texts to numerous publications including the Trans*Religion issue of Transgender Studies Quarterly, and Fermenting Feminism (Copenhagen).

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