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+ Artist Talk / Panel Discussion

ARCHIVAL RESISTANCE @ Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
May 7, 2017: 3 – 7pm

Priyanka Dasgupta | Heather Hart (Black Lunch Table)
Baseera Khan | Jaret Vadera (Art+Community)

Moderated by Saisha Grayson

Archival Resistance will feature artists who use historically resonant materials to rethink identity configurations, community-building and narratives past, present and future, while creating structures for the preservation and dissemination of alternate forms of knowledge.

This event is organized by The South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) in conjunction with the exhibition, ​Archival Alchemy.

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~ Writing

BETWEEN, BENEATH, AND BEYOND
A CONVERSATION WITH CHITRA GANESH
BY JARET VADERA

JV: So where does your story begin? Do you remember what first drew you to art? To making things? Was there a moment when you first decided you wanted to be an artist?

CG: My story begins in New York in the mid 1970s. My first memories are of Sheepshead Bay, and a blackout during the Summer of Sam, and of the Bengali immigrant families who helped take care of me. I lived in Hyderabad for a year with my Masi and Mama, a very significant year for me.
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+ Public Conversation / Panel Discussion

EMBEDDED, EMBEDDING: ARTIST RESIDENCIES,
URBAN PLACEMAKING AND SOCIAL PRACTICE
@ The New School / Parsons
55 West 13th Street, Room I-202
New York, NY – 10011
February 10, 2017

The Perils and Opportunities of Art and Urban Development
Jaret Vadera in conversation with Gia Hamilton

While urban placemaking aspires to generate “vibrancy” in the community through art initiatives and residencies, in the end, who are these programs really benefiting? Funders, board members, bureau-planners, and politicians are drawn to the potential of the arts as a means to create safer communities with better public education, and increased economic growth. But, is this just the cultural façade of gentrification? Are there ways for artists and art programs to build the communities, and wealth, for the people already living in them? How do we address the disparities in race and class through art and programming? What do more symbiotic models look like?

Artist Jaret Vadera in conversation with Gia Hamilton, Joan Mitchell Center Director, Founder of Gris Gris Lab, Independent Curator and Organizer.

Organized by Livia Alexander and Residency Unlimited

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J20 Whitney Museum of American Art

~ Reading

SPEAK OUT ON INAUGURATION DAY
Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014
Friday, Jan 20th, 2017  11am–2pm

Artists, writers, and activists affirm their values to resist and reimagine the current political climate. 

Participating Artists and Writers: Aaron Burr Society | Gina Beavers | Alicia Boyd | Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter (Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Tiona McClodden, and Daniella Rose King) | Chinatown Art Brigade (Betty Yu, Tomie Arai, Liz Moy) | Aruna D’Souza | Jenny Dubnau | Avram Finkelstein | Noah Fischer | Kim Fraczek | Chitra Ganesh | Mariam Ghani | Vijay Iyer | Paddy Johnson | Baseera Khan | Carin Kuoni | Simone Leigh | Kalup Linzy | Yates Mckee | Naeem Mohaiemen | Tracie Morris | Uche Nduka | Tavia Nyong’o | Laura Raicovich | Mark Read | Martha Rosler | Mira Schor | Dread Scott | Gregory Sholette | Pamela Sneed | Jaret Vadera | Madison Zalopany

Also contributions from:
Coco Fusco | Guerrilla Girls | Zoe Leonard

This event is organized by Occupy Museums, an arts collective that explores the connections between economics, finance, and the art world.

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~ Feature / Review

THE FUTURE IS BEHIND US:
THE WORK OF JARET VADERA

BY DIANA MCCLURE

Vadera celebrates ambivalence. In his writing and in interviews he likes to reframe the term as multivalence—a state of being that becomes comfortable for those who learn to navigate their intersectional identities on their own terms. His work inhabits a fluid field where an either/or, us-versus-them, divide-and-conquer mindset is of little value, one where new possibilities are always on the horizon and personal agency reigns supreme...

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+ Exhibition

CTRL+ALT: A CULTURE LAB ON IMAGINED FUTURES
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
477 Broadway, New York
November 12 - 13, 2016
11am-9pm

Curators:
Adriel Luis, Lawrence-Minh Bui Davis, and Kālewa Correa

CTRL+ALT is creative convening of artworks, performances and dialogues with artists and scholars who insist that knowing what the future holds is not a question of speculation, but instead agency. Whether their concepts of the future are based on outer space or inner space, a distant era or the next brief moment, the tellers of these stories commonly claim them as their own. Representing a range of backgrounds and identities, they show that even those who have long been pushed to the margins are the center of someone’s universe.

http://smithsonianapa.org/alt/project/jaret-vadera/
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Blue Skies, White Walls, Brown Bodies, poster, Jaret Vadera, 2014

+ Exhibition

BAYAN @ A Space Gallery
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 110
Toronto, Canada
November 18 2016 - December 17 2016

Bayan, reveals the evolution and multiple meanings of the word bayan itself as it manifests in the cultural practice in the Philippines and in the diaspora. The works of Hector Calma, Jaret Vadera and Kwentong Bayan, combine to reveal bayan in various ways, giving us the opportunity to trace its mutations in particular political and geographical contexts.

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~ Reading

“I Don't Need Your Heroes”
Soapbox Responses
October 31, 2016 from 5 - 7 pm
@ The High Line, NYC

http://bit.ly/hlsoapbox
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+ Exhibition

FILE SÃO PAULO 2016: VIDEO ART
Centro Cultural FIESP – Ruth Cardoso
July 11 - August 28, 2016

Curator: Fernanda Albuquerque de Almeida

FILE Video Art presents recent poetic production that combines video and current technologies, breaking down barriers and showing us how technology changes the way we perceive the world around us. With works from over than 20 countries, we seek to explore the imbrications between us, images, technology, and space.

Centro Cultural FIESP – Ruth Cardoso
Av. Paulista, 1313  
São Paulo, Brazil

Free admission

click here for FILE SÃO PAULO 2016 website

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Jaret Vadera

~ Interview

ARTIST JARET VADERA ON CREATIVITY & INSPIRATION
BY PLASTIC
OBEAHH.com
June 27, 2016

PLASTIC: Describe the first thing you remember creating as a child.

JV: When I was a kid, my brother and I always used to be making things. I remember making elaborate snow forts till the sun went down, constructing toothpick helicopters, and programming lo-fi games on our commodore 64...

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JARET VADERA 2016 - 2017 Artist-Researcher in Residence

~ Residency

2016-17 ARTIST-RESEARCHER IN RESIDENCE
PROJECT FOR EMPTY SPACE
2 Gateway Center, Newark, NJ

Jaret Vadera is the inaugural PES artist-researcher in residence. Over the course of the year, through archival research and dialog with members of the community Vadera will...

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ART + COMMUNITY Edit-a-thon

~ Co-Organizer

ART + COMMUNITY
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
April 6 / 13, 2016
Social Science and Cultural Studies Department
Pratt Institute
, North Hall, Room 111, Brooklyn, New York

During this edit-a-thon we will be submitting 24 new pages for artists, activists, and organizers with a sustained involvement in cultural production, community building, and intersectional dialogs. This is the first in a series of edit-a-thons with the aim of adding diverse practitioners and communities to the wikipedia archive.

Organized by Uzma Z. Rizvi and Jaret Vadera

click here for the ART+COMMUNITY wikipedia page
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~ Interview / Q + A / Video Feature

P R O P R I O C E P T I O N
INTERVIEW WITH JARET VADERA
BY CHARU MAITHANI

CM: Let’s start by talking a little about your practice – what informs it and your current pre-occupations?

JV: That should be an easy question to answer, but every time I am asked, I’m not sure what to say. Probably because I like to keep my practice open and out in front of me, shapeshifting into whatever I need it to be...

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+ Exhibition

DISTANSYA @ Filipino American Museum | Ace Hotel NY
Opening Reception: March 3rd 2016, 6 - 8pm
Curator: Edwin Ramoran

Maia Cruz Palileo | Rico Reyes | Jaret Vadera | Aldrin Valdez

These artworks, paradoxically embody and disembody, reveal and obscure, abstract and confound personal and cultural chronicles and images. Their works visually and figuratively may seem out-of-focus and esoteric, somewhat distant echoes of recorded histories or constructed identities. This is deliberate.

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Shifter Magazine: Legibility, Led by Jaret Vadera and Yamini Nayar

~ Discussion Leader

Legibility
Dictionary of the Possible
Saturday October the 24th from 4-6pm
Shifter Magazine
The New School
2 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

For our next meeting of The Dictionary of the Possible, Jaret Vadera and Yamini Nayar will present the keyword "legibility."
They will ask us to consider how structures of power intersect with ideas of legibility and illegibility across time and place. Everyday we are trained to move faster and think less. Architecture, design, TV, movies, and advertising are designed to be inherently legible, whether consciously or subconsciously. In this context, illegibility can be instrumentalized as a strategy of resistance. Revealing the underlying structures of speed and consumption that are often hidden in plain sight. Our discussion will focus on the dynamics between legibility and illegibility explicated through art, advertising, architecture, education and discourses around identity. Nayar and Vadera will draw from examples including the early 20th century interiors of Eileen Gray, Édouard Glissant’s writings on transparency and opacity and Edward Thorndike’s readability formulas that became the standard for school textbooks. What does a deeper understanding of il/legibility reveal about the world live in?

Organized by Rit Premnath & Avi Alpert

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Breach Magazine: Decolonial Aesthetics

~ Reading + Closing Remarks

Reading Rizal: What Tomorrow Brings
FAM [Filipino American Museum]
Monday, October 19th, 2015 from 6 - 8pm
@ Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, NYC

FAM (Filipino American Museum) presents a marathon reading of the seminal Jose Rizal novel Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not). Artists, actors, dancers, activists read from the novel that shaped a national identity. Come hear the story of a colonized society and all the secrets, conspiracies, heroes and villains that result from a fractured country's subconscious. Featuring Marilyn Abalos, Patricia Astorga, Rechelle Balanzat, Liz Casasola, Christelle de Castro, Maha Chelaoui, Luis Francia, Avena Gallagher, Rio Guerrero, Cecilia Pagkalinawan, Maia Cruz Palileo, Nicole Ponseca, Bino Realuyo, Patrick Rosal, Ninotchka Rosca, Jon Santos, Sophia Skiles, Paz Tanjuaquio, Grace Villamil, Jaret Vadera, Aldrin Valdez and more.

With a special closing by Jaret Vadera and Gina Apostol.


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Breach Magazine: Decolonial Aesthetics

~ News

Noli Me Tangere: A Book That Changed the World
By Marivir R. Montebon

I am inspired by the words of artist and cultural producer Jaret Vadera, one of the readers of the marathon:

“Rizal’s legacy, through his work, is that he gives us a means to remember. Remembering is an active process. Over the last three days, Rizal’s words, about our history, traveled on our breaths, were spoken through our lips, with our voices. Re-embodied and reconjured through our retellings with our individual inflections and accents...

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Breach Magazine: Decolonial Aesthetics

~ Review

Accented Exhibition Reviewed by Kareem Estefan
IBRAAZ, July 2015 

"Refreshingly, Accented does not find alternatives to the monoculture of Siri and CNN in reversions to the traditional or the analogue, but rather by articulating a contemporary poetics of plurality. Jaret Vadera's videos, for example, cleverly extract corporeal and anecdotal qualities from the most monolithic of web sources. Vadera's File_Not_Found (2013), a one-minute succession of screenshots apparently captured from Google Images, presents a brief narrative of individual mortality ('One day I will die…') by matching each word with a tangentially related image, converting the algorithmic search task into an idiosyncratic exercise in association...

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Breach Magazine: Decolonial Aesthetics

~ Panel Discussion

"Knowledge maketh a bloody entrance":
An Intersection of Visual Art and Literature

FAM [Filipino American Museum]
August 16th, 5:30-6:30PM  
Fordham University 

This round table discussion will explore how the major painting "Spoliarium" by Juan Luna influenced Jose Rizal's writing of "Noli Me Tangere." This is an opportunity to introduce the painting as an important Philippine cultural treasure and present the forthcoming exhibition Spoliarium being organized by the Filipino American Museum. Panelists include discussant / presenter Edwin Ramoran, curator, and NYC-based artists Maia Cruz Palileo, Jaret Vadera and more...

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Breach Magazine: Decolonial Aesthetics

~ Interview / Q + A

New Poetics of Translation: An Interview with Jaret Vadera
Breach Magazine – Issue 1: Decolonial Aesthetics  

Carla K. Stewart in conversation with Jaret Vadera

CS: By way of an introduction, can you talk a little about the evolution of your practice? About the Light series and your video installation I tell the truth, even when I tell a lie…?

JV: As far back as I can remember, I have always been making things, and breaking things. Taking things apart and putting them back together...

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Neither There, Nor There, Nor Nowhere
Image: NEITHER THERE, NOR THERE, NOR NOWHERE, 2015, vinyl on wall, 9x3'

+ Exhibition

FALSE ALTERNATIVES @ The Apartment | Park Hyatt
Opening Reception: March 28th 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Curator: Meenakshi Thirukode

Alexander Singh | Chitra Ganesh | Chippa Sudhakar | David Antonio Cruz | Haseeb Ahmed | Jaishri Abichandani | Jaret Vadera | Kathleen Granados | Kumaresan Selvaraj | Lekha Washington | Michael Bühler-Rose | Nandita Kumar | Parvathi Nayar | Seema Kohli | Sujeeth Kumar Sree Kandan

The Apartment | Park Hyatt Chennai
39 Velachery Road Guindy, Chennai, IN

Presented by Gallery Veda in collaboration with Park Hyatt Chennai

 

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I tell the truth, even when I tell a lie..., Jaret Vadera, 2009
Image: EVEN NOWHERE IS SOMEPLACE, 2015, Jaret Vadera, vinyl on wall, 15 x 8.5'

+ Exhibition

ACCENTED @ Maraya Art Centre
March 1st - May 16th, 2015
Opening reception: Sunday, March 1st, 7pm
Curator: Murtaza Vali

Lawrence Abu Hamdan | Abbas Akhavan | Ammar Al Attar | Fayçal Baghriche | Vikram Divecha | GCC Collective | Iman Issa | Pouran Jinchi | Raja'a Khalid | Monira Al Qadiri | Farah Al Qasimi | Abdullah Al Saadi | THE STATE | Jaret Vadera | Lee Xie

“Accented” works out from the premise that the accent is an enduring sign or figure of cultural difference in the age of globalization. While the processes of globalization promise homogenization, transparency and translation across cultures, the accent—localized in and expressed through the body—is the residue or remainder that challenges those claims, that resists and exceeds acts of intercultural translation. It indexes what remains unassimilable and opaque. “Accented” conceives of and presents the accent as not a purely linguistic phenomenon and the processes of intercultural translation examined extend beyond the limits of language into the realm of images, sounds, smells and tastes. And so the accent can also be understood as an embellishment that emphasizes difference, as an accessory, in terms of fashion or interior decor, through which culture is expressed on bodies and introduced into spaces. Finally, “Accented” will use this theoretically enriched notion of the accent as a lens through which to examine the particular type of cosmopolitanism indigenous to the U.A.E., where social and cultural space is, arguably, always already accented.

click here to read an excerpt from the catalog

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I tell the truth, even when I tell a lie..., Jaret Vadera, 2009

+ Screening

12Gates Video Art Fest @ Drexel University
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 2 - 5pm

Shehrezad Maher | Shambhavi Kaul | Jennifer Saparzadeh | Nitin Mukul | Mariam Eqbal | Sausan Saulat | Jaret Vadera | Anna Kipervaser | Shumona Goel & Shai Heredia | Vivek Shraya

Selected, Curated, and Produced by: Ayza Akhtar, Sonali Gulati, Bakirathi Mani, Sa'dia Rehman, and Atif F. Sheikh

12Gates Video Art Fest celebrates contemporary video art coming out of and inspired by the art of South Asia and the Middle East. 2015 will be the first edition of what promises to be a unique and stimulating annual experience of film and media. Experimental, queer, poetic, abstract, political, philosophical, uncensored and mix-media short film and video.

Hosted by Drexel University
Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
3501 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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 Jaret Vadera: FIG. 156. – Method of Removing a Foreign Body from the Cornea...FIG. 156. – Method of Removing a Foreign Body from the Cornea (Surgeon Standing in Front of the Patient)., photocopy and US penny, Jaret Vadera, 2015

+ Exhibition

OBJECT MANIPULATING ECONOMY /
ECONOMY MANIPULATING OBJECT @ August Fröhls
January 29 – February 15, 2015
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 28th, 7pm
Curators: Aman Sandhu & Swapnaa Tamhane

Soya Arakawa | David Bernstein | Jessica Gispert | Elmar Hermann | Harkeerat Mangat | Rajni Perera | Titre Provisoire | Nep Sidhu (Black Constellation) | Dino Steinhof | Kristina Stoyanova | Arjan Stockhausen | Jaret Vadera

August Fröhls, Friedrichstr. 19, 41061 Mönchengladbach

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Jaret Vadera: Video Art Series @ Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum

+ Screening

VIDEO ART @ Bhau Daji Lad Museum
December 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th
Screenings at 3:30pm and 4:45pm
Curator: Gayatri Sinha / Critical Collective

Lu Chunsheng | Zhou Tiehai | Guan Xiao | Jaret Vadera

This edition of the Video Art Series brings together films that comment upon the relationship between the state and artistic practices. Through narrative and abstract videos, a sense of desolation in the modern world echoes through various works.

Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Veer Mata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan (Rani Baug), 91/A
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Byculla East, Mumbai

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Jaret Vadera: Decoding Images - Deccan Herald

+ Article / Feature
Decoding Images
Hema Vijay
Deccan Herald, November 30, 2014


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Jaret Vadera: FLATLAND: THIS WORLD / OTHER WORLDS

+ Talk | Panel Discussion

FLATLAND: THIS WORLD / OTHER WORLDS
Asian College of Journalism
November 3, 2014: 5-6:30pm

Masum Momaya - Curator, Smithsonian, APA Center
Sadanand Menon - Arts Editor, Adjunct Faculty ACJ & IIT(M)
Jaret Vadera - Artist | Cultural Producer
Meenakshi Thirukode - Creative Director, DakshinaChitra

FLATLAND: THIS WORLD/OTHER WORLDS will focus on the various challenges and potential opportunities when art and ideas shift across cultural-contexts. The discussion will focus predominantly on artists living in India or the diaspora and on the ways in which curation, academia, and audience shape the ways in which their artwork is presented, and received.

Asian College of Journalism, Lecture Hall Second Main Road (Behind M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation) Taramani Chennai - 600 113

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Jaret Vadera: Feeling the Doublebind by DEBORAH FRIZZELL

+ Review
Feeling the Doublebind
by DEBORAH FRIZZELL
Depart Magazine, Issue 17 - 2014

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Jaret Vadera: Butterflies, Dead Pixels, and Other Ideas - The New Indian Express

+ Article / Review
Of Butterflies, Dead Pixels, and Other Ideas
The New Indian Express, October 18, 2014

Art in the Context of Larger Ideas
The New Indian Express, October 20, 2014



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Jaret Vadera: ON BUTTERFLIES, DEAD PIXELS AND OTHER SPACES - Indian Institute of Technology

+ Artist Talk

ON BUTTERFLIES, DEAD PIXELS AND OTHER SPACES
Indian Institute of Technology
October 15, 2014: 4-5:30pm

This artist talk will focus on key arcs in the work of Jaret Vadera, an artist, curator and writer who defies easy categorization. This will be followed by conversation with Meenakshi Thirukode, Creative Director, DakshinaChitra.

Event venue: HSB 356, IIT(M)
Sardar Patel Road Chennai, TN 600036

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Jaret Vadera: Future Greats 2014, ArtReview Asia

+ Featured as one of 2014's FUTURE GREATS
ArtReview Asia Magazine
Selected by Naeem Mohaiemen

+ Jaret Vadera: 2014 Future Great Asia
feature on ArtReview.com



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Jaret Vadera: Deccan Chronicle

+ Profile / Interview
Deccan Chronicle
by Shiba Kurian



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Blue Skies, White Walls, Brown Bodies, poster, Jaret Vadera, 2014

+ Poster Contribution for 52 Weeks

52 Weeks is a one year campaign starting in October 2013. Artists, writers, and activists from different cities and countries are invited to contribute a work, a text, or action each week that relates to or highlights the unjust living and working conditions of migrant laborers building cultural institutions in Abu Dhabi.

To learn more visit: www.gulflabor.org

 

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10I

+ Exhibition

TEN @ Cindy Rucker Gallery | Culturehall
May 9-11, 2014
Curator: Jayson Keeling

100 artworks chosen by 10 curators

May 9th, 2014: 7-11pm
May 10th / 11th: 12-6pm
Cindy Rucker Gallery
141 Attorney Street at Stanton, LES NYC 

http://ten-nyc.com/

 

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FIGS. 24-33, (detail), Jaret Vadera, 2014, mixed media collage

+ Artist Talk | Panel Discussion

A Community Exchange:
The Socially Engaged Artist and the Public Imagination
@ Pratt Institute
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:30–5pm

Join us as we explore the role of the public in socially engaged art. What is the publicʼs imagination in relationship to social engagement and its potential within the society we inhabit? What is the nature of the publicʼs commitment to space and place, and how is it related to a social engagement that formulates new social imaginaries? This conversation will explore these questions and discuss the place of socially engaged art in our many publics.

Ann Messner, Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts, Pratt
Shane Aslan Selzer, artist, organizer and writer
Jaret Vadera, artist and cultural producer
May Joseph, Professor of Global Studies, Pratt Institute
Rick Lowe, artist, activist, and founder of Project Row Houses

Pratt institute
Higgins Hall
61 St. James Place
Brooklyn, New York 11205

Free and open to the public



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+ Artist Talk | Panel Discussion

PERSPECTIVES ON ART AND RESISTANCE
William Patterson University Gallery
April 7, 2014: 2 - 3:15pm

Jaishri Abichandani
Naeem Mohaiemen
Yamini Nayar
Jaret Vadera
Gary Michael Tartakov

University Galleries
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road Wayne, NJ

 

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~ Writing

Reflections on the usefullness of the term diaspora.
BELIEVE YOU ME as part of the Catalog for DOUBLEBIND

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FIGS. 24-33, (detail), Jaret Vadera, 2014, mixed media collageFIGS. 24-33, (detail), Jaret Vadera, 2014, mixed media collage

+ Exhibition

DOUBLEBIND @ William Patterson University Gallery
March 31–May 30, 2014
Curator: Kristen Evangelista

Jaishri Abichandani
Hasan Elahi
Naeem Mohaiemen
Yamini Nayar
Jaret Vadera

To belong to a diaspora…I wrote down those words and stopped. For I was not sure one could belong to a diaspora. Belonging is predicated on something that is already constituted. Would the first migrant then remain excluded forever from a diaspora? Who constitutes a diaspora anyhow? And what is it after all? Is it a place or simply a region of the mind – a mnemic condensation used to form figures of nostalgia out of a vast dispersal. Or is it nothing but the ruse of beleaguered nationalism to summon to its aid the resources of long-forgotten expatriates in the name of patriotism? Well, I don’t know—not yet any case. - Ranajit Guha

For the artists in this exhibition, the notion of diaspora is more complex than the binary relationship of “here” or “there.” Rather, it is multi-positional and ever-shifting...Through new media, photography, sculpture, and video, they explore contested relationships to space, territory, and geography. - Kristen Evangelista

University Galleries
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road Wayne, NJ

The exhibition catalog can be downloaded here

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BEWARE of 123, Jaret Vadera, 2010, 10 x 14”BEWARE of 123, Jaret Vadera, 2010, 10 x 14”

+ Exhibition

Know Who You Are At Every Age @ Bronx River Art Center
April 4–26, 2014
Curators: Q_RAIDER and BDGRMMR

BRAC on the Block
Bronx Art Space
305 East 140th Street (off Alexander Avenue)
Bronx, NY 10454

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Primitivism Press Release, Reading List @ MoMa, selected by Jaret VaderaPress Release, selected by Jaret Vadera

+ Exhibition

Reading List @ MoMA Library
September 25, 2013–January 6, 2014
Curators: Lori Salmon and Rachael Morrison 

The Museum of Modern Art Library will be hosting an exhibition titled Reading List: Artists’ Selections from the MoMA Library Collection. For the exhibition, a group of artists were asked to select a favorite item from the library collection and respond to a questionnaire written by library staff. This exhibition includes the selected materials, each accompanied by the artist’s explanation of why they chose the selected material and what it means within the context of their artistic practice.

The Museum of Modern Art Library
The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019

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~ Interview / Q + A

MAPPING IMAGES
ArtVaarta Magazine - Video Issue, January, 2014  

Swapnaa Tamhane in conversation with Jaret Vadera

ST: Firstly, I want to talk about how you might define ‘image’. And in that process of definition, how have you been creating your idea/identity of the image.

JV: I think of an image as a kind of map. A constellation of data that is held in place by its ability to remind us of something else that we’ve already seen. We only call an image an “image” if it somehow manages to synch well with our memory of an ‘other’ thing. Otherwise it’s just something random, it’s just noise.

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FIle_not_Found, Jaret Vadera, 2013, video, 1 minuteclose up of contribution by Jaret Vadera, 2014

~ Writing | Mail Art Participant

Wayland Rudd Project by Suzanne Broughel
January 17 - February 22, 2014

Winkleman Gallery
303 East 37th Street, #6P
New York, NY 10016

click here to read text contribution by Jaret Vadera

click here for more information about Suzanne Broughel's project 


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~ Excerpt from Supper Club Conversation

Jaret Vadera: On Theory
Dinner at Recess
January 11, 2014  

The Supper Club - A series of suppers, afternoon teas, whisky socials and other gatherings, encouraging dialog across generations, cultures, archetypes. Photographed and created by Elia Alba, produced in collaboration with Recess.

The Supper Club takes its cue from the magazine Vanity Fair’s “Hollywood Edition” (the annual celebration of the film industry’s most compelling players) and it brings to together 50 contemporary artists of color through photography and dialogue.

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FIle_not_Found, Jaret Vadera, 2013, video, 1 minuteFIle_not_Found, Jaret Vadera, 2013, video, 1 minute

+ Exhibition | Video Installation

Etiquette For Lucid Dreaming @ The Gateway II, NJ
October 11–December 24, 2013
Curators: Meenakshi Thirukode, Jasmine Wahi, and Rebecca Jampol

Featuring works by:
THE OTHER THEATRE, Amelia V Panico, Alyssa Lawler, Alex Callender, Ariana Barat, Brian Leo, Bruno Miguel, Chloe Bass, David Antonio Cruz, Feng-Tsung Chan, Field Trip (Larry Dunn, Leonora Loeb, Pamela Matsuda-Dunn and Andy Monk), Kameelah Rasheed, Leila Lal, Hiroshi Kumagai, Igor + Yuri Alves, Jaret Vadera, Jennifer Wroblewski, Jeremy D. Slater, Katherine Gomez, Kelly Anne Pinho, Krista Svalbonas, Marcy Chevali, Milcah Bassel, Pooneh Maghazehe, Roshani Thakore, Petros Nagakos, Tehniyet Masood and Zoran Dragelj

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I tell the truth, even when I tell a lie..., Jaret Vadera, 2009I tell the truth, even when I tell a lie..., Jaret Vadera, 2009

+ Screening

Translucent Video Art Festival @ WAA
November 9–16, 2013
Curator: Kanchi Mehta 

1. Ashish Avikunthak
2. Nikhil Chopra + Munir Kabani
3. Jehangir Jani
4. Shambhavi Kaul
5. Kartik Sood
6. Jaret Vadera
7. Aaditi Joshi
8. Sahej Rahal
9. Niyati Upadhya

WAA
7 Baitush Apts, 29th road,
Bandra W, Mumbai
Maharashtra, India - 400050 

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~ Public Conversation

Between the Door and the Street
A Project by: Suzanne Lacey

Facilitator: Meenakshi Thirukode, Project For Empty Space Discussion topic: Feminism and men

Participants: Mike Estabrook
Richard Lovejoy
Rob Smith
Jaret Vadera

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~ Writing

"The Bittersweet Performance of Histories"
Jaret Vadera interviews Andil Gosine
ARC Magazine Issue no. 8

"Andil Gosine and Jaret Vadera share a comprehensive conversation querying normative discourses on race, sexuality, culture and class, using love, desire and personal anecdotes to examine indentureship and Indo-Caribbean history."

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FIle_not_Found, Jaret Vadera, 2013, video, 1 minuteFIle_not_Found, Jaret Vadera, 2013, video, 1 minute

+ Screening

File_not_Found @ 100 Years of Experimentation (1913-2013)
Retrospective of Indian Cinema and Video
FD ZONE | Films Division, Mumbai
June 28 - 30, 2013

The curatorial impetus of this retrospective is marked by an emphasis on tracing the chronology of experimentation through the history of Indian cinema. It halts at pit stops of radical moments of experimentation and underscores it. The idea of ‘experimentation’ rather than the experimental or avant-garde drives the films put together in this retrospective. The conceptual rubric of this ‘experimentation’ traces its theoretical genealogy from Gandhi’s “Experiments with Truth” rather than the Western art historical lineage of experimental or avant-garde. Although these terms are temporally analogous to the 1920s and have an aesthetic origin, experimentation in Gandhi has a metaphysical, self-reflexive and ontological root.

Saturday June 29, 2013, 4 - 6pm
Experiments in the Gallery
Curators: Ashish Avikunthak & Mortimer Chatterjee

1. Record/Erase¬¬ – Nalini Malani (10 mins, Video, 1996 )
2. Flight Rehearsals – Kiran Subbaiah (7: 26 mins, Video, 2007)
3. Dance Like Your Dad – Hetain Patel (6:15 mins, Video, 2009)
4. There is a spider living between us – Tejal Shah (7 mins, Video, 2009)
5. Man Eats Rock – Nikhil Chopra & Munir Kabani (22:11 mins, Video, 2011)
6. The First Dance – Hetain Patel (7:44 mins, Video, 2012)
7. Forerunner – Sahej Rahal (12:16 mins, Video, 2013)
8. File_not_Found – Jaret Vadera (1 min, Video, 2013)

FD Zone, Films Division
RR Theatre, 10th floor
24 Pedder Road
Mumbai – 400026 

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Ali Cherri, My Pain is Real, 2010, 5:57 min
Ali Cherri, My Pain is Real, 2010, 5:57 min

~ Curatorial Project

1-1=1 @ Alwan Film Festival
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013, 7-9pm

Including works by:
Ali Cherri, Bessma Khalaf, Dina Danish, Haig Aivazian, Jaishri Abichandani, Malak Helmy, Mariam Ghani, and Tejal Shah

The artists in the Experimental Video / Art Program all wield the formal elements of video and performance to explore modes of engagement that challenge our passive roles as viewers. Repetition, and rhythm are utilized in these videos to reference or establish a logic that then folds in on itself or breaks down over time. Through generative strategies of entropy and poetic tension, the artists in 1-1=1 short circuit conventional narratives, and offer an experiential critique of different structures of power and the forms through which they function.

- Jaret Vadera, Experimental Video / Art Programmer AFF 2013


The screening will be followed by a conversation between Mariam Ghani, Haig Aivazian, Jaret Vadera, and Naeem Mohaiemen. Followed by a reception.

Alwan for the Arts,
16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor
(between Broad Street & Broadway)
New York, NY - 10004
Tel: (646) 732-3261
Fax: (212) 967-4326
Email: info@alwanforthearts.org 

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Ascent

+ Screening

Ascent @ MoMA
Abstract Currents: An Interactive Video Event
Sunday, April 7, 2013, 8:30 – 11:30 pm

In conjunction with the exhibitions Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925 and Abstract Generation: Now in Print, the PopRally committee has been collecting hundreds of one-minute abstract videos. These video minutes open a broad window into the ways that abstraction endlessly inspires artists, designers, and anyone observing the peripheries of their own daily life. The captured imagery, ranging from the bizarre to the contemplative, is made from small observations in nature, flowing psychedelic mutations, and digitally imagined spaces.

The Museum of Modern Art
11 W 53rd Street
New York, NY - 10019

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2050

+ Writing + Artwork

2050 featured in Minority Rules: 2050, The Margins Magazine

The Margins magazine / Asian American Writers' Workshop asked four artists to create a work in response to the 2050 U.S. Majority-Minority debates.

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I tell the truth, even when I tell a lie..., Jaret Vadera, 2009

+ Screening

DYSTORPIA @ Local Project
Video Screening: October 13th, 2012, 7 - 10 pm

"I tell the truth, even when I tell a lie..." by Jaret Vadera,
"Soul Juice" by Michael Wyshock,
"Ci sarà - tributo escatologico ad Al Bano & Romina Power" by Fabrizio Coniglio,
"Switch" by Liat Berdugo,
"Robocats in Titan City" by Paul Wiersbinski,
"Above the Skyline" by Tessa Garland,
"Happy Moscow" by Tatiana Istomina,
"bi:t/" by Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos,
“Against Reduction” by Vienna Del Rosario Parreno,
“Aphasia Oceana”, by Danny Warner,
“Presbyopis Park” by Kit Yi Wong 

LOCAL PROJECT
45-10 Davis Street
Long Island City, New York - 11101
info@localproject.org

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+ Screening

DYSTORPIA @ Outpost
Video Screening: September 21st, 2012, 7 - 10 pm

“bi:t/” by Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos;
“Going” by Gwen MacGregor;
“I tell the truth, even when I tell a lie…” by Jaret Vadera;
“Dauphin 007” by Jonathan Monaghan;
“Happy Moscow part 2” by Tatiana Istomina;
“Above the Skyline”by Tessa Garland;
“Flight of Memory” by Victoria Febrer & Pedro J. Padilla,
”Vexed” by Zoran Drageli,
“Mortality Rates” by Stephen John Ellis, and
“Terremoto” by Shelley Jordon.

OUTPOST
1665 Norman Street,
Ridgewood NY - 11385
718. 599.2385
outpostedit@gmail.com

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Performing the i: Tuesday-Saturday 	Performing the i, 2012, installation, Transparent Studio, Bose Pacia / +91

+ Residency / Collaborative Experiments / Exhibition

TRANSPARENT STUDIO @ Bose Pacia
January 3 - February 2, 2012
Closing Reception: Thursday, February 2, 6 - 9 PM

Bose Pacia is pleased to present Transparent Studio.

Jaret Vadera will be creating new artworks that will be determined and completed each day during his residency turning the space into an artist / alchemist’s lab, focusing more on the process rather than end result. Each new piece will be comprised of an array of mediums and will also include one-day collaborative projects with artists and non-artists alike. He will also project a new video created every week during the month on the gallery windows. The final installation will be an assemblage of all his creations throughout his residency.

BOSE PACIA
163 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY - 11201
212 989 7074
mail@bosepacia.com
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 6 pm


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24, International Migrants Day

+ Collaborative Experiments

24
December 18, 2012
International Migrants Day

24 was a collaborative action by artists Jaishri Abichandani and Jaret Vadera as part of Immigrant Movement International. The action evolved out of a conversation between the two artists about the number of would-be migrants that die crossing national borders in boats or in other ways as they try for a better life. 24 paper boats (for 24 time zones) were filled with flower petals and tied to white ballons that were released into the wind across the water from Manhattan. 


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Erosion 9

+ Exhibition

50 YEARS OF ART: LOOKING BACK AT THE FUTURE @ FCP Gallery
Curator: Jennifer Rudder
June 8th - July 16th, 2011

A retrospective exhibition showcasing a selection of artwork made by TOAE award-winners "who push the boundaries in their work by breaking out of medium-specific conventions and restrictions. Unconventional pioneers in their field over the last fifty years, these artists have initiated shifts in the way we view art and craft in Canada today."

FCP Gallery, 100 King Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada
Located in First Canadian Place, at street level near the Adelaide Street entrance
Gallery hours: Monday through Friday, 11am to 3pm


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EFA Project Space, Prolonged Engagement

+ Exhibition

PROLONGED ENGAGEMENT @ EFA Project Space
Curator: Erin Sickler
March 25-May 8, 2011

N. Dash | Jesal Kapadia | Deana Lawson | Esperanza Mayobre | JJ Peet | Harriet Salmon | Jaret Vadera

Prolonged Engagement is an exhibition that brings together artists who create aesthetic conditions rather than discrete art objects. Finding beauty and ingenuity amidst human imperfection, the artists in Prolonged Engagement allow the world to act upon them as they act upon it. As with tinkerers, inventors, and other radical thinkers, they know that the ah-ha moment is not a singular event, but rather one that absorbs information from the outside world, mixes and remixes it, and allows new ideas and processes to gradually fade into view. Driven by productive antagonisms and juxtapositions, they create complex environments for inquisitiveness and transformation that go beyond simplistic notions of failure and success.

EFA Project Space
323 West 39th Street 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
Tel. 212 563 5855

http://www.efanyc.org/prolonged-engagement/

 

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Ascent @ Project 88 : Form & Phenomenon, Jaret Vadera 2010

+ Exhibition

FORM & PHENOMENON @ Project 88
Curator: Heidi Fichtner
December 15, 2010 – January 30, 2011

Rana Begumh | Hemali Bhutah | Nivedita Deshpandeh | Sandeep Mukherjeeh | Huma Muljih | Gyan Panchalh | Iqra Tanveerh | Jaret Vadera | Asim Waqif

Form & Phenomenon
brings together a selection of works in a variety of media that employ abstraction and formal strategies to address the nature of perception, representations of space, questions of materiality, absence, as well as the dynamic relationship between energy and process.

PROJECT 88
BMP Building,
Ground Floor
N.A. Sawant Marg
Near Colaba Fire Station
Colaba, Mumbai - 400 005
Ph +91 22 2281 0066
contact@project88.in

http://www.project88.in/2010_form_and_phenomenon.html 

 

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Else @ Tilton Gallery, Diana McClure, Jaret Vadera

+ mention on DaWire
ONLINE PLATFORM FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
ELSE at Tilton Gallery, NYC by Diana McClure

 

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Else @ Tilton Gallery, New York Times, Holland Cotter, Curator: Derrick Adams

+ mention in the New York Times
ART IN REVIEW: 'Else' by Holland Cotter

 

 

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Installation Shot, Else @ Tilton Gallery, Curator: Derrick Adams

+ Exhibition

ELSE @ Tilton Gallery
Co-Curators: Derrick Adams + Jack Tilton
September 9 - October 16, 2010

Participating artists: Noel Anderson | Adler Guerrier | Arjan Zazueta | Carlos Rigau | David Antonio Cruz | Diane Wah | Frohawk Two Feathers | Jaret Vadera | Langdon Graves | Simone Leigh | Yashua Klos | Felandus Thames

ELSE group exhibition presents a selection of work situated in between the recognizable and indistinguishable. A combination of sculpture, painting, printing making, video and installation bringing about various overlapping conversations and exploring the way we interpret cultural, religious and personal narrative in a way that gives the viewer a glimpse into something uncanny.

Tilton Gallery
8 East 76th Street
New York, NY 10021
212.737.2221 | info@jacktiltongallery.com

 

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Younger Than Jesus / Artist Directory, The New Museum, NY. Phaidon Press, 2009

+ included in the /Younger Than Jesus / Artist Directory,
The New Museum, NY. Phaidon Press, 2009

"Celebrating the present and anticipating the future of contemporary art, Younger than Jesus:
Artist Directory introduces over 500 of the best artists under 33 years of age from around the world"

 

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Shifting Shapes - Unstable Signs, Yale University, Chitra Ganesh, Mother always told me, 2002/07
Chitra Ganesh, Mother always told me, 2002/07

~ Curatorial Project

Shifting Shapes - Unstable Signs @ Yale University School of Art Gallery
Opening Reception: January 27, 2009; 6 - 7:30 pm

Including works by:
Abir Karmakar, Bharti Kher, Bhupen Khakhar, Brendan Fernandes, Chitra Ganesh, Gauri Gill, Jaishri Abichandani, Nalini Malani, Ram Rahman, Raqs Media Collective, Riyas Komu, Shilpa Gupta, Tejal Shah, and Vivan Sundaram

Organized by Robert Storr and Jaret Vadera

Necessarily, posing more questions than it attempts to answer and in the spirit of keeping the dialogue dynamic, Shifting Shapes – Unstable Signs, proposes both artists and viewers as creative agents, translators, shape-shifters, and transformers who defy, jam, and subvert simple reduction.

All of the artists in this exhibition actively destabilize, re-examine and seriously play with signs and symbols, calling into question the overlapping networks through which meanings are assigned. The 13 artists and 1 collective strategically use doubling, drag, performance, mirroring, humor, tastelessness, juxtaposition, fragmentation, and ambiguity to bend and twist essentialized readings of gender, authenticity, identity, and space.

On view January 26–February 27, 2009
Yale University School of Art Gallery
32 Edgewood Avenue, New Haven, CT - 06511

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Panel Discussions:

Art, Social Structures and Cosmopolitan Contexts – Panel Discussion
Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 7pm
Panelists: Jaishri Abichandani, Brendan Fernandes, and Murtaza Vali
Moderator: Jaret Vadera

Curation, Contemporary Art & the International Context – Panel Discussion
Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 7pm
Panelists: Melissa Chiu, Fereshteh Daftari, and Gillian Forrester
Moderator: Robert Storr

Yale Sculpture Building, 36 Edgewood Avenue, Room 204
New Haven, CT - 06511

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