USAAF 2024 Featured Art Exhibition: Where Is Your Body?

Curated by Delaney Chieyen Holton



“Where is Your Body” highlights the body and its needs as the lowest common denominator for solidarity. Thinking of the body – in its capacities and vulnerabilities – as a site of both violence and resistance, the exhibition gathers women/trans/queer artists of API diasporic experience engaged in practices of the body to explore questions of labor, memory, and desire. Rather than gesturing towards an identarian collectivity, the racial and gendered angle of the exhibition recognizes how systems of disenfranchisement are interlocked, co-constituting, and mutually sustaining.

The participating artists denaturalize and historicize these intersections, reflecting personal and communal responses to the violence of contemporary life that we each endure quietly. Their work, variously negotiating shades of abstraction and figuration, engaging durational embodied processes, or employing documentary aesthetics, maps the bounds and limits of the body and charts attempts at reaching beyond, towards a future, or each other.

The exhibit will be at SOMArts

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 25 @ 6-9PM
Exhibition Run: April 25-May 24,
Closing Reception: Friday, May 24 @ 6-9PM

Tickets: Free

Featured Artists

Nibha Akireddy
Erina Alejo
Sholeh Asgary
Bhasha Chakrabarti
Edi Dai
Theo/Tina Kashiwagi
Private Practices Collection (via Kayla Tange and Hailey Loman)
Thuong Hoai Tran
Kim Ye
Rachel Youn

Delaney Chieyen Holton is a writer, curator, and film programmer based in the Bay Area, currently completing a PhD in Art History at Stanford University.

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