Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Abstract Horror at Galapagos

Oliver Michaels
Born 1972 in Great Britain. He ives and works in Brooklyn. Michaels has exhibited and screened his films at: Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya, Israel,Krefelder Kunstmuseen, Krefeld, Germany, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, “Protections”, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria “Home Theatre”, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, Bristish Columbia, Canada
“Speel! de kunst van het spel” “Play! the art of the game” Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Amsterdam, and “Greater New York 2005”, P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY

Matt Freedman is an artist, curator, and writer living in Queens, New York. He has performed his Lightning Sketches, a live vaudvillian animation act at the Brooklyn Museum, PS 1., Five Myles and The Kitchen, among other venues. He has been an N.E.A. and N.Y.F.A. fellow in sculpture and fiction writing. He has shown recently with VertexList and Pierogi.

Tim Spelios
Tim Spelios is an artist working and living in Brooklyn. Recent shows include, No Tweeters allowed, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, (solo),”the Building Show” Exit Art, “B-Side, Sarah Bowen Gallery, “Sleeper Cell” artMovingProjects, and the Scope art fair. He is co-founder of Flipside a mid-period and seminal Williamsburg Gallery.

Ken Butler
Ken Butler is an artist and musician whose Hybrid musical instruments, performances, collage drawings, and installations explore the interaction and transformation of common and uncommon objects, altered images, sounds and silence. His works have been featured in numerous exhibitions and performances throughout the USA, Canada, and Europe including artMovingProjects, The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Mass MoCA, and The Kitchen, The Brooklyn Museum, The Queens Museum, Lincoln Center and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City as well as in South America, Thailand, and Japan. His works have been reviewed in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Artforum, Smithsonian, and Sculpture Magazine and have been featured on PBS, CNN, MTV, and NBC, including a live appearance on The Tonight Show.

Richard Kern
(born: North Carolina, 1954) has lived and worked in New York City since 1979. In the eighties, he produced a series of as the central works of the movement now known as the Cinema of Transgression. In the 90’s he switched to photography full time and occasionally directed music videos for bands like Sonic Youth and Marilyn Manson. Kern has published nine books and is a regular contributor to a variety of international publications.

Jillian Mcdonald
Is a Canadian artist, currently living in New York. Originally from Winnipeg, she dreams of the snow-covered prairie. Recent solo shows and projects include San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Jack the Pelican Presents Gallery in New York, artMovingProjects in Brooklyn, vertexList in Brooklyn, TPW (presented at The Drake Hotel) and YYZ in Toronto, Video Pool in Winnipeg, and Edge Media in Newfoundland. Her work was also shown recently at The Whitney Museum’s Artport, Sixty Seven Gallery in New York, Year Zero One in Toronto, Manifestation d’Art Internationale de Québec, 404 International Festival of Electronic Art in Argentina, BananaRAM in Italy, The Sundance Online Film Festival in Utah, The Cleveland International Performance Art Festival, La Biennale de Montréal, ISEA 2004 in Estonia, and the Centre d’Art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie in France.

Linda Post
Recent shows include“AFIELD” in 2007 at artMoving Projects in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY “Cozy Room: four arguments for the elimination of television six walks in the fictional woods numbers in the dark” in 2004-05 at artMoving Projects in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYprevious solo exhibitions held at: Velan, Turin, Italy; Lotta Hammer, London, UK; CRG Gallery, New York, NY and The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Marcin Ramocki http://www.ramocki .net/ is a new media artist and independent curator based in Williamsburg Brooklyn. His works have been exhibited at MoMa, Hirshhorn Museum, Pacific Film Archives, White Box, Anthology Film Archives, Artmoving Projects and many more.He directed the feature documentary 8 BIT teaches New Media at Jersey City University, he is also the founder and of vertexList space in Brooklyn.

William Stone
Lives and works in New York,
Recent Solo Exhibitions include James Fuentes Gallery, N.Y. Plural Nouns and Vicious Circles, artMoving Projects, Emily Harvey Gallery, Tom Cugliani Gallery, and The Clocktower, and P.S. One Museum.

Tom Moody is a visual artist and musician based in New York City. His low-tech art made with MSPaintbrush, photocopiers, and/or consumer printers has been exhibited at artMovingProjects in New York as well as galleries and museums in the US, UK, and Europe. A selection of his videos appeared last year in the Chicago Underground Film Festival, and he is interviewed in the film 8 BIT, which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Moody’s blog at Digital Media Tree, commenced in February 2001, was recommended in the 2005 Art in America article “Art in the Blogosphere.” A CD of his music collaborations with earcon (John Parker), titled Scratch Ambulance, is available on iTunes and at

Based in NYC, Haeyoung Kim has worked as a composer, sound designer, and audio engineer. Her work has been presented at The American Museum of the Moving Image, artMovingProjects, PS1, The New Museum, Lincoln Center Walter Reed Theater, and Kunsthalle Wein

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Aron Namenwirth

Aron Namenwirth is a painter, media artist and a curator. He works and lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Aron’s work is involved in contemporary American politics, war and consumerist culture. He recently showed his work at Momenta, Pierogi, vertexList and artmovingProjects .

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