28 February 2019 | Astria Suparak @ A-Dash

Astria Suparak will be our first fellow in conversation about her research and cultural experience, after having spent two months in Athens. Suparak is an Oakland-based artist and curator and has curated exhibitions, screenings, performances and live music events for art spaces, festivals, and publications internationally like Liverpool Biennial, PS1, Eyebeam, Museo Rufino Tamayo, The Kitchen, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Gene Siskel Film Center, and Expo Chicago amongst others. Her research-based practice and collaborative projects include new tools and publicly accessible databases of subcultures and misunderstood histories, which have been shown in places like Artists Space, New York, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, and Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia amongst others. A few of her curatorial projects include Alien She at Carnegie Mellon, a traveling exhibition on the lasting impact of the global punk feminist movement Riot Grrrl; Keep It Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men, the first survey of the internationally renowned culture-jamming group; and Power Forward, on the hidden and political histories of sports. Suparak’s work has been reviewed by The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Artforum, Rhizome, San Francisco Chronicle, and LA Times, amongst others, and she has also been shortlisted for the The Gerrit Lansing Independent Vision Award from Independent Curators International (ICI).