Online Tuesdays / Project Forgiveness | Vita Eruhimovitz and Ronit Levin Delgado
February 8, 2017 - February 12, 2017
325 W Broadway New York, NY (between Grand and Canal) chashama at XOCO 325 by DDG
Nearest Trains: A, C, E, N, Q, R
Closing Performance by Ronit Levin Delgado:Sunday, February 12, 6pm
Thursday, February 9 - Saturday, February 11, 12-8pm
Sunday, February 12, 12-6pm
Gallery Sensei invites a duo exhibition by Vita Eruhimovitz and Ronit Levin Delgado, with the curatorial support of Isin Önol, in collaboration with Chashama. The two exhibitions, Online Tuesdays by Vita Eruhimovitz and Project Forgiveness by Ronit Levin Delgado juxtaposes two personal perspectives on contemporary identity and its formation, based on self-reflection and self expression. While Eruhimovitz’s work addresses these through human machine interaction and robotics, Levin Delgado’s work approaches them from instinctual and emotional perspective. Shared motives and seemingly opposing attitudes toward artistic practices resonate simultaneously in the space.
Online Tuesdays | Vita Eruhimovitz Online Tuesdays is an attempt at re-enacting the online activities of the artist; a playful representation of the interaction between the artist and computational entities: online Chabots. The humorous and almost cartoon-like visual language juxtaposes with the self-reflection, conveying private and solitary aspect of online interaction.
Project Forgiveness | Ronit Levin Delgado “Our bodies are live blenders of heritage, history, family, rituals and beliefs” says Ronit Levin Delgado, and sets off to a long-standing personal and artistic journey to hunt down her past. Project Forgiveness is a multimedia installation that is one of the results of this ongoing journey that attempts to cope with the past and explores a variety of possible meanings of the act of forgiving, as well as perhaps a longing for being forgiven.
This project is made with the support of the COJECO Blueprint Fellowship, funded by UJA-Federation of NY and Genesis Philanthropy Group.
About the Artists Vita Eruhimovitz (born Kharkov, Ukraine) grew up in Israel and currently lives and works in New York and Saint Louis. Vita holds a BFA from Shenkar College(2012) and an MFA from Washington University in Saint Louis(2015). Vita’s background in computer science and bioinformatics and her interest in science and technology inspire and inform her work. She works in multiple media such as sculpture, installation, and digital media. Vita is interested in the ways the modern culture perceives nature and pushes the boundaries of the physical nature into the digital realm. She explores the ways in which human made spaces, systems and relationships interconnect with the environment that is being constantly modified by humans. Her recent focus has been in interactive sculpture and digital fabrication. Some of her projects reflect on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the secret life of algorithms. Vita’s work has been shown nationally and internationally, including, the Mildred Lane Kemper Museum and the Contemporary Art Museum in Saint Louis, and at the San Diego Art Institute Museum. Her public sculpture The Evidence of Mountain Root has recently won the first place at the Murmuration Art Science and Technology festival. Contact:email@example.com
Ronit Levin Delgado (born Tel Aviv, Israel )is a multi media artist and a Fulbright scholar who lives and works in New York. Currently a 2017 resident artist at Trestle open studio residency. Levin Delgado graduated from the MFA Studio Art program at Montclair State University, NJ (2013) and holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (2008). In 2007, Levin Delgado was selected to study at Carnegie Mellon College of Art, Pittsburgh, PA. Levin Delgado has won multiple honors and awards, including 2011-2013 Fulbright Scholarship, 2016 COJECO Blueprint Fellowship, Asylum Arts, the Israeli Ministry of Culture Scholarship, Bezalel Academy Award for Excellence, and in 2014 she was chosen to be the recipient of the First Annual Prize for Bezalel Alumni. Levin Delgado has had solo exhibitions at the Frame Gallery in Pittsburgh, Guttman Museum in Israel and has been included in numerous international group exhibitions in Israel, Europe and the US, including, The Queens Museum in NY, The Russian Museum in NJ, Magnan Metz Gallery and Pratt Gallery in NYC, Index Gallery in Newark, Cardiff, Wales and Leeds in UK and Ramle Station for Contemporary Art and Hertzelilinblum Museum in Israel. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org