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ARTIST + IMAGE

ARTIST + IMAGE is a lecture series designed to increase the visibility of artists using photography as a part of their contemporary art practice. Learn about historical and contemporary photographic techniques and meet local artists that have found their purpose and meaning. Lecture is FREE and open to public.

 

ANDREA CHUNG

ANA ANDRADE

JOSEMAR GONZALEZ LIZARRAGA

Mariel Miranda

RACHEL SHIMPOCK

TIJUANA ZINE FEST

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LECTURE 1: ANDREA CHUNG, Friday 2/8 at 1PM - SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE

 
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LOCATION

Southwestern College

900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Building 570, Room 571

PARKING

Closest Lot to building is “I'“

Visitor Parking Permits are $3

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ANDREA CHUNG

Andrea Chung lives and works in San Diego, California. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design, New York, and a Master of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore. Her recent biennale and museum exhibitions include Prospect 4, New Orleans and the Jamaican Biennale, Kingston, Jamaica, as well as the Chinese American Museum and California African American Museum in Los Angeles, and the San Diego Art Institute. In 2017, her first solo museum exhibition took place at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, You broke the ocean in half to be here. She has participated in national and international residencies including the Vermont Studio Center, McColl Center for Visual Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been written about in the Artfile Magazine, New Orleans Times, Picayune, Artnet, Los Angeles Times, and International Review of African-American Art, as well as a number of academic essays looking at the subject of colonialism and slavery in the Caribbean.

www.andreachungart.com

 
 

ANA ANDRADE, FRIDAY MARCH 15 AT 12PM - UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO

 
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EXHIBITION

66 hours

in collaboration with Yátzil Ikal Uc

A videomicrography installation about birth. 

LOCATION

Room 306 Performance Space at Visual Arts Facility MAP

252 Russell Ln, La Jolla, CA 92093

PARKING

Gilman Parking Structure

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Ana Andrade (1987) is a binational visual. During the past 10 years she has been showing the human culture using photography, filmmaking.  She is currently capturing fragments from an invisible dimension using a microscope as tool for documentation of life and environment.

 

Mariel Miranda, FRIDAY MARCH 22 AT TBD - SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE

 
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Mariel Miranda contemporary photographer, and founder/director of the Tijuana International Festival of Photography (FIFT). Selected fellow for this year’s FONCA’s Program —an intensive, yearlong forum built around a series of seminars led by renowned mexican visual artists and curators. She is invested in the development of projects that study the social uses of photography and its relationship to technology, space and memory. Though her work stems from the sociological and archival research about the production, distribution and cultural consumption of historical and contemporary images, Miranda is particularly interested in the intersection between critical theory and radical ways of teaching and discussing photography, its history and its inscription in the complex social, class, racial, and gender power relations that are currently at play in national and transnational spaces such as the U.S.-Mexico and Mexico-U.S. border.      

 

JOSEMAR GONZALEZ LIZARRAGA, APRIL 5 AT 11AM - SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE

 
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LOCATION

Southwestern College

900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Building 570, Room 571

PARKING

Closest Lot to building is “I'“

Visitor Parking Permits are $3

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Josemar Gonzalez Lizarraga is an artist and community organizer with extensive experience in both the Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, California Transborder communities. He currently works with various independent artistic organizations on both sides of the border to help educate and enrich using the arts as a means of communication. The majority of his work deals with documentation, storytelling, and deconstruction of human experiences. Trained in the media arts, he uses them as tools to engage audiences and help bring experiences and stories to a wider audience.

He is a member of COYOTE, an artist collaborative in Tijuana, and collaborator of the TJinCHINA project. He is director of PASE music a bi national music production company, and in 2014, he co-founded a bi-national music and arts festival in Tijuana that brings together artist communities from both sides of the Mexico-US border. He is currently the Creative Director with The AjA Project a City-Heights based non-profit that works with historically marginalized communities in San Diego and co-founder of Borderclick, a project that workshops with Transborder communities creating a digital living archive of Transborder lifestyles funded by the California Arts Council and California Humanities. He has shown work in Mexico, the United States, Japan, and Germany.

 

RACHEL SHIMPOCK, APRIL 26 AT 9AM - SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE

 
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LOCATION

Southwestern College

900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Building 570, Room 571

PARKING

Closest Lot to building is “I'“

Visitor Parking Permits are $3

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Rachel Kassia Shimpock is a California native raised in Orange County, Ca. by two high school teacher parents.  At age 11 she got separated from her parents in historical Williamsburg and wandered into a smithy where a blacksmith let her hit steel with a tiny sledge hammer, she’s been smitten ever since! She recently received her MFA in the Jewelry/Metalsmithing program at San Diego State University with Professors Helen Shirk and Sondra Sherman. Metal and the format of jewelry in particular speaks to her and for the last 12 years has allowed her to communicate personal stories and there are many! Rachel is carrying on the legacy of her family and her trade by teaching workshops and art classes utilizing any opportunity to spread the gospel of metals and jewelry!


PARTNERSHIPS

 
 
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ANN LE, PHOTOGRAPHER

JOHNNY NGUYEN, PHOTOGRAPHER

QUYEN NGUYEN-LE, FILMMAKER

RYAN NGUYEN, FILMMAKER

LY NGUYEN, SCHOLAR + TRANSLATOR

JOSEPH HAQUANG, YOUTH LEADER

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VIETNAMESE CREATIVE LEADERS OF SAN DIEGO 

The City Heights Vietnamese Leaders Community Dialogue series is designed to increase the dialogue and visibility of Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American artists, filmmakers and educators living in San Diego, CA (City Heights). The goal of the lecture series is to discuss topics in identity, family origin, culture and migration with leaders that strengthen and support  the mission of Media Art Center San Diego’s project Little Saigon Stories. Join us for three awesome evenings that foster a safe space for communication about identity, family origin, culture and migration.

LOCATION: THE AJA PROJECT

4089 Fairmount Avenue

San Diego, CA 92105

EVENTS + LECTURES

  • FRIDAY, 2/8 - PHOTOGRAPHY

  • WED, 2/13 - FILM

  • WED, 2/20 - EDUCATION

TIME

6-7:30PM

PARKING

Street parking; Free

 

LECTURE 1: PHOTOGRAPHY - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2019 - 6-7:30PM

 
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ANN LE

Ann is inspired by the cultural contexts in her life, she correlates the artificial with remembrances of family drama. Sentiment is vital in her works as she questions her personal experiences to construct imposing art.  She utilizes a variety of mediums including photography, collage, and illustration.

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@annsgood

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JOHNNY NGUYEN

Johnny Nguyen’s photographic work stems from an interest in photojournalism and meshes this with fine art through the use of film and darkroom processes. Nguyen develops bodies of work and photo essays that promote a social dialogue in which diverse cultures in the United States and abroad are examined.

 
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LECTURE 2: FILM SCREENING + Q&A - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2019 - 6-7:30PM

 
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Quyên NGUYEN-LE

Quyên Nguyen-Le is a San Diego-based queer and gender non-conforming Vietnamese American filmmaker. Currently, Quyên is in production for two documentary projects with support from the Center for Asian American Media and Pacific Arts Movement. 

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@smellydurianface

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RYAN NGUYEN

Ryan Nguyen is a young San Diego native filmmaker, his a Reel Voices Alumni and has created work that revolves around his family and being a Vietnamese American. He plans to continue working on future projects that deal with social issues.


SHORT FILM SERIES

This collection of short films explore migration, intergenerational cultural memory, and the role of film & photographs in the Vietnamese diaspora. Curated by filmmaker Quyên Nguyen-Le.

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For Here or To Go - 8min
by Ryan Nguyen
A Vietnamese family discusses working in their restaurant as a way of preserving their culture and how they cope with the passing of its founder, a loving husband and father of four children; by first-time filmmaker Ryan Nguyen as a part of REEL VOICES, a San Diego Summer Youth Documentary program with Pacific Arts Movement.

**Filmmaker in attendance!

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Every Grain of Rice - 7min
by Carol Nguyen
They say it takes three generations for a culture to assimilate. What comes next? A film by Montreal based filmmaker Carol Nguyen.

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Nước (Water/Homeland) - 5min
by Quyên Nguyen-Le
An experimental short film about a genderqueer Vietnamese American teen who attempts to piece together and understand their mother's experience as a Vietnam War refugee; by San Diego based filmmaker Quyên Nguyen-Le.

**Filmmaker in attendance!

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GAPS - 12min
by Peter Trinh
A deep look into the stigmas, cultural implications, and traditions that surround mental and neurological issues in the Asian community; by Seattle based filmmaker Peter Trinh.

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Feuilles de Printemps | Spring Leaves by Stéphane Ly-Cuong

In France, an aging Vietnamese woman has lived alone since the passing of her husband, but when her new social worker arrives, her relationship to the outside world changes; by Paris based filmmaker Stéphane Ly-Cuong.

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Bị Kẹt | Limbo - 10min
by Lan Hoang Nguyen
The story of Tung, a man who was brought to the U.S. as a refugee of the Vietnam War, but is now awaiting deportation as a result of the challenges faced by refugees struggling to integrate into American society; by Los Angeles based filmmaker and community organizer Lan Hoang Nguyen.

LECTURE 3: EDUCATION - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2019 - 6-7:30PM

 
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LY NGUYEN

Originally from Vietnam, Ly Thuy Nguyen is a queer academic, translator, and artist. Ly has an MA in Sociology from San Diego State University, and currently is a PhD Candidate in Ethnic Studies department, at the University of California, San Diego. Her work ruminates on Vietnamese political subjectivities, historical memory, traveling subjects, critical pedagogy, transnational feminist historiography, and global queer futurity.

Ly’s creative work focuses on identity, be-longing, and queer intimate woundedness. Her most recent English to Vietnamese translation work is You Will Always Be Someone From Somewhere Else by Dao Strom, published by Ajar Press (2018).

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JOSEPH HAQUANG

Joseph Haquang is a photographer, med student, and youth leader from San Diego. As a Vietnamese youth leader and secretary of the Our Lady of The Sacred Heart Chapter in City Heights, he volunteers to serve the youth, build their faith, and publish a monthly newsletter for the chapter. Joseph is also part of the Little Saigon Stories project in collaboration with The AjA Project and Media Arts Center to share the experiences of the San Diego Vietnamese community and promote meaningful discourse about migration and refugees.

 

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