Join us for a special offsite artist talk with Charisse Pearlina Weston, co-sponsored and hosted by the Bard Graduate Center, where Weston is a researcher-in-residence in the Fields of the Future Fellowship program. Weston will speak about her process and the artworks featured in her current Queens Museum solo exhibition of [a] tomorrow: lighter than air, stronger than whiskey, cheaper than dust. Weston’s artist talk will be followed by a conversation with Queens Museum Assistant Curator Lindsey Berfond.
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Charisse Pearlina Weston (b. 1988, Houston, TX) is a conceptual artist and writer whose practice is grounded in a deep material investigation of poetics and the autobiographical to explore the delicate intimacies and reticent poetics underlying black life. She received a BA from the University of North Texas, a MSc in Modern Art: History, Curating and Criticism from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art and a MFA in Studio Art, with Critical Theory emphasis, from the University of California-Irvine in 2019. She is an alumna of Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions including Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College, Abrons Art Center, Project Row Houses, Recess, and the Moody Center of the Arts at Rice University. She has received support from the Artadia Fund for the Arts (2015, Houston), the Dallas Museum of Art& Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund (2014), the Harpo Foundation (2021) and the Graham Foundation (2021), among others. She was a 2019 Dedalus Foundation Fellow in Painting and Sculpture. She is the recipient of the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) 2021 Burke Prize and was also a 2021 MAD Artist Fellow. She will be a Fields of the Future Fellow at Bard Graduate School in Fall 2022. Her experimental play, Awaiting, will be published by Ugly Duckling Press in fall 2022.
Lindsey Berfond is an Assistant Curator and Studio Program Manager at the Queens Museum, where she has organized and supported over 13 exhibitions, including the Queens International 2016 and QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship exhibitions by Alexandria Smith and Asif Mian. Since 2019 she has managed the Museum artist residency program, and collaborated on a wide range of public programs and community-engaged projects with artists, thinkers, cultural producers, and communities. Lindsey earned her BA degree in Art History from NYU and her MA degree from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Upcoming exhibitions include ambitious solo presentations by artists Charisse Pearlina Weston and Xaviera Simmons.
This event is organized in partnership with the Bard Graduate Center.
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