AKA: Active Knowledge Academy

AKA: Active Knowledge Academy

On View from June 03, 2011 – June 29, 2011

Graduation and Party
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm
305 East 140St. #1A

AKA Faculty and Dean

Come and join us to celebrate the culmination of our work at the academy in this special event to take place at BRAC on the Block @ Bronx Art Space: 305 East 140th Street in the Bronx.

AKA - Active Knowledge Academy- a project initiated and under the direction of media artist Hector Canonge, transformed BRAC's gallery space into a classroom and art laboratory for four weeks.  The "Graduation / Exhibition" event will feature new works produced by six artists who took the role as AKA Associate Faculty Members and twelve artists participating as AKA students. Documentation of the learning process, ephemera from the courses, and comparative studies executed by Canonge in his role as Dean of Academics will also be on view.

AKA Open House

Participating Artists as AKA Faculty
Alison Cox (painting), Ernest Concepcion (drawing), Priscila De Carvalho (sculpture), Panagiotis Mavridis (mixed media), Jia-Yi He (music), Timothy J Hospodar (performance art).

Participating Artists as AKA Students
Toni Brown (painting), Maria Elvira Dieppa (performance art), Hayat Gul (mixed media), T.J. Hospodar (music), Katarina Jerinic (drawing and performance art), Tyko Kihlstedt (music), Patrick Mohundro (sculpture), Alyssa Perez (drawing), Nicole Tammelleo (mixed media), Carol Zakaluk (sculpture, music and performance Art), and art administrator, Ada Cintron (performance art).

AKA Orientation

About the Artist

Hector Canonge incorporates the use of various media, commercial technologies, physical environments, cinematic, and performative narratives. Based on notions of geographies, identity, gender roles, image appropriation, and the politics of migration, he explores contemporary issues affecting diverse communities in New York City. He is currently an artist in residence at LMCC 2011 Swing Space program at Governor's Island, and has been selected for the 2011 Create Change Public Artist Residency program for his future Laundromat Project, "The Inwood Laundromat Language Institute." Canonge is the recipient of NoMAA's 2011 Grant Award and of Manhattan Community Art Fund for his project "Hairtalk." His work has been featured by the Queens Museum of Art, Bronx Museum, Jersey City Museum, Exit Art, NY Studio Gallery, Flux Factory, Gallery Aferro, Topaz Arts, Y Gallery, Art for Change, and other art spaces in the city and abroad. His work has been reviewed by the The New York Times, ART FORUM, New York Daily News, Manhattan Times, Hispanic Magazine, El Diario, Time Out, and by online publications such as NYRemezcla, Turbulence, and ART CARDS Review among others.www.hectorcanonge.net

AKA Active Knowledge Academy

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1087 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10460
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Monday - Friday: 3:00 - 6 PM
Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
Gallery hours are only in effect during the
exhibition dates.

Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

DIRECTIONS TO CENTER:  By Train: Take #2 or #5 to West Farms Square/East Tremont. Walk one block east to Bronx Street. By Bus: Take #'s B9, 21, 36, 40, 42, or Q44 to East Tremont and Boston Road. By Car: Take Bruckner Expressway to Sheridan Expressway, and exit at East Tremont Ave. Turn left at the traffic light one block down onto East Tremont. Turn left after one block onto Bronx St. (Cross Bronx Expressway) towards Rosedale Ave, then exit. Turn left onto Rosedale Ave, then take a left onto Tremont Ave. Drive four blocks to West Farms Square.

This program is made possible with support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, including Council Members Eric Dinowitz, Althea Stevens, Kristy Marmorato and the Bronx Delegation. Additional support is from Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Governor Kathy Hochul and the NYS Legislature. Foundation support is from Con Edison: The Power of Giving, The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, The Lincoln Fund, and private donors.

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