Ikouii Announces Selection Committee for Discarded Exhibit
The Ikouii Creative brings together a selection committee comprised of local influence, global perspective, and expert experience to ensure an exhibition of fresh and exciting work by new and emerging talent. We are honored to have them participate and cannot wait to announce our latest exhibitors at our next virtual exhibition, DISCARDED. The committee will select artists globally of various abilities to showcase their creativity by recycling waste materials and discarded objects into art to raise awareness of environmental protection. Each work must be at least 70 percent of recycled (discarded/found) materials man-made or organic, including but not limited to: wood, metal or stone, glass, paper, fabric, pottery and plastic. Art submission deadline is March 14.
The selection committee includes Laura Hernandez, a Georgia-based zero waste and sustainability evangelist, writer, speaker, community organizer, and influencer. With a passion for trash, in 2016 she founded a community organization, Gwinnett Recycles, focused on empowering the one million residents of her county to keep material out of landfills and the environment. She is the co-founder, Come Clean Gwinnett, that gives people the encouragement and resources to take direct personal action on litter and blight in their neighborhoods. She has also managed the execution of a corporate sustainability program targeting the achievement of Zero Waste to Landfill at nearly 100 business locations nationwide.
Monica Jahan Bose, an award-winning, Bangladeshi-American artist, lawyer, and climate activist. Her work explores themes of gender, climate justice, and empowerment though printmaking, painting, film, and performance. She has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums in the US and internationally, including in Bangladesh, France, Japan and India, and her performances and installations have engaged thousands of people. Her solo exhibitions and performances have been presented at such venues as MACRO Contemporary Art Museum of Rome, the Bangladesh National Museum, Art Asia Miami, Twelve Gates Gallery, the Brooklyn Museum, the DUMBO Arts Festival, (e)merge art fair, SELECT Art Fair Miami Beach, and UNESCO (Paris). Her work has appeared in the Miami Herald, the Washington Post, Art Asia Pacific, the Milwaukee Sentinel, the Honolulu Star Advertiser, the Japan Times, and all major newspapers in Bangladesh. She studied art at Wesleyan University, UC Berkeley, and Santiniketan (India) and has a law degree from Columbia Law School. She now lives and works in Washington DC.
Ikouii Founder Aleatha Lindsay will also serve on the selection committee. Lindsay is an Atlanta based award-winning multi-disciplinary artist, independent curator, disability advocate, and published author. She is a graduate of Georgia State University, Russell Sage College, as well as Savannah College of Art & Design where she holds a Master of Arts in Creative Business Leadership. She has held curatorial and leadership roles at several arts organizations in the metro Atlanta area including Kudzu Art Zone – Art Center and Gallery. Deaf from the age of 2, she has a lifelong passion for inclusion and accessibility in the arts. Her work has been purchased by collectors nationally and exhibited in Atlanta, New York, Spain, Morocco, and Norway.
DISCARDED will be installed online at Ikouii.com and open in time to recognize National Recycling Month. The exhibition will be open to the public on Saturday, April 3rd at 1PM EST.
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