Visit us at VOLTA 14, June 11 – 16, 2018 in Basel

We are happy to announce that we are also part of the VOLTA Basel in 2018.

, Basel’s art fair for new international positions, debuted in 2005 as a collaboration between dealers and friends. The aim was to secure a platform for international galleries beyond young art stalwart Liste and market heavyweight Art Basel. Concerns and aspirations of the exhibiting gallerists have been first and foremost since VOLTA‘s inception; in combination with the curatorial mind of Artistic Director Amanda Coulson, eclectic and dynamic presentations with a strong focus on solo presentations find a stage as refined as at the main fair.

Gina Malek part of the group show “Before We Were Banned” in response to the Muslim Ban 1.0

Before We Were Banned is a group art show in response to the Muslim Ban 1.0, opening on Friday January 26 at 6pm at ArtHelix in Bushwick, NY. The show focuses on artists residing and working in the US, but with familial lineage/ heritage/ roots to the 7 countries on the Muslim Ban 1.0 list – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Before We Were Banned seeks to examine the complex nature of identities assumed as immigrants in US [from those countries] long before/after the ban was announced in an effort to reveal honest representations of those affected and also to heal the community. Questions posed to artists included, ‘What does home mean in a place that actively opposes your existence? And What does home mean when visiting (or are not legally able to) your home country?’ These themes are explored through mediums like multimedia installations, video art, photography, printmaking, collage and painting. Select merchandise, books and publications from the diaspora will also be showcased during the show. The event is hosted by SHIM at ArtHelix and is curated and organized by Brooklyn-based Iranian-original duo, Kiana Pirouz and Mahya Soltani.

Exhibiting Artists:
Mays Albeik
Layali Alsadah
Asiya Alsharabi
Farhad Bahram
[with Tom Lundberg]
Carmen Daneshmandi
Ibi Ibrahim
[with Hosam Omran]
Rhonda Khalifeh
Soraya Majd
Gina Malek
Ifrah Mansour
Tandis Shoushtary
Also exhibiting:

Araweelo Abroad
Fully Booked
Taravat Talepasand
Yassin Alsalman AKA Narcy (formerly The Narcicyst)

January 26, 2018
6 – 9 PM

January 26, 6 – 9 PM
January 27, 12 – 6 PM
January 28, 12 – 6 PM

289 Meserole Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
United States

Group Show “People I love who are far away” co-curated by our beloved Gina Malek

for all the people who are in New York around the february 1th. At the E.Tay Gallery


Station Paradox with Claudia Chaseling at the Kunstquartier Bethanien

Station Paradox

Claudia Chaseling // Jang Jaerok // Kira Kim // Zinu Kim // David Krippendorff //
Hye Rim Lee // Milovan Destil Markovic // Jihye Park

Curated by Rachel Rits-Volloch & Jung Me Chai

OPENING: 26 January 2018

ARTIST TALK: 28 January @ 3:30 – 4:30pm

EXHIBITION: 26 January – 4 March 2018

@ MOMENTUM, Kunstquartier Bethanein
Mariannenplatz 2, Berlin 10997

This exhibition is a dialogue between artists from Korea and from Berlin working with painting, video art, installation, and performance. As the title suggests, cultural dialogue can often highlight the paradoxes inherent to questions of identity and shifting perspectives. The artists selected for this exhibition, each in their own way, push the boundaries of the expected: from Claudia Chaseling’s spatial painting spilling out of the canvas, to the transfigurative paintings of Milovan Destil Markovic translating a digital language onto his canvases, to the hyperrealist calligraphy of Jang Jaerok, to the meditative emotional journeys of Jihye Park’s and David Krippendorff’s films, to the socially conscious videos of Kira Kim, the zany performances of Zinu Kim, and the 3D animations of Hye Rim Lee. The exhibition will be accompanied by a dual language (english/korean) catalogue. The opening of Station Paradox on 26 January 2018 coincides with the opening of the CTM Festival, also at the Kunstquartier Bethanien.