Cladogram: 2ND KMA International Juried BiennialJuly 11 - September 19, 2021
Cladogram: 2ND KMA International Juried Biennial, juried by Yasmeen Siddiqui, brings together artists working in written and visual media. A cladogram is a branching diagram that shows relationships among different species and their history of evolution. Similarly, this exhibition will include work that engages with personal or family history, explores the ways in which historical objects and ideas are organized, categorized, and displayed, and challenges the dominant narrative of history and art history. With Cladogram, the KMA presents a broad range of contemporary work created by artists based locally, regionally, and from 21 countries around the world, in an effort to build networks of artists internationally. Yasmeen Siddiqui is a curator, essayist, lecturer and founding director of Minerva Projects, which supports interdisciplinary artists.
Cladogram winning artists:
$2,000 Michaela and Skip Beitzel 1st Place Award: Boedi Widjaja, Singapore
$1,500 Lisbeth and Frank Stern 2nd Place Award: Miki Carmi and Tamy Ben-Tor, Brooklyn, NY
$1,000 Lisbeth and Frank Stern and Diana and Loring Knoblauch 3rd Place Award: Desmond Beach, Pikesville, MD
$700 LaRuth Gray, Vanessa Smith and Anonymous KMAA Award: Margaret Fox, Sleepy Hollow, NY
A complete artist directory can be accessed here.
#ArtistAudio, is a series of audio/video clips featuring personal insights as told by the Cladogram artists themselves. Listen to them speak about their works, their process, and the stories that inspired them. The full playlist of videos is available on the KMA's YouTube channel.
About Yasmeen Siddiqui
Yasmeen Siddiqui is the founding director of Minerva Projects, an independent art press whose objective is to cultivate writing about the visual arts through an interdisciplinary and literary lens. In tandem with this work, Siddiqui lectures, writes, and edits; having her work published in artist and exhibition catalogues, as well as on Hyperallergic, and in ART PAPERS, Cairo Times, Medina Magazine, Flash Art, Modern Painters, NKA, and The Brooklyn Rail. Current projects include a book length manuscript on the subject of home and a series of essays considering authoritarianism through the works of artists and authors. She is co-editing the anthology Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: The Storytellers of Art Histories (Intellect Books, 2021). She has been the recipient of 2018 Ucross Foundation Residency Fellow; 2018 ICI Independent Vision Curatorial Award Nominee; 2008 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Curatorial Research Fellowship and is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute. She serves on the Board of Voices in Contemporary Art (VOCA).
Opening Day, Saturday, July 10, 2021
#ArtistAudio, is a series of audio/video clips featuring personal insights as told by the Cladogram artists themselves. Listen to them speak about their works, their process, and the stories that inspired them.
- Armin Amirian
- Isfahan, Iran
- A complete artist directory can be accessed here.
Explore Cladogram: 2ND KMA International Juried Biennial
Matthew O'Reilly, Smoldering Grecian, 2020, Ceramic, salt, flocking, metal, plaster, shoe, paint, 75 x 48 x 30 inches, Courtesy of the artist.
Joy Nagy, Fragile Cargo, 2020, White porcelain clay- five individual suitcases (4 ¼ x 4 x 3 inches each), 42 x 28 x 14 inches, Courtesy of the artist.