Zoom Talks

Shandaken: Governors Island Zoom Talks
With Zalika Azim and Coco Young

Thursday, November 12, 7 to 8pm EST

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Save the date! On November 12, Shandaken: Governors Island residents Zalika Azim and Coco Young will each make brief presentations about their current work and how they've spent their time on Governors Island this past year.

Zalika Azim is a conceptual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Extending from photography, her practice explores personal and collective narratives to investigate the ways in which memory, migration, movement, and the body are negotiated across and throughout the African diaspora. Azim’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, at venues including The Dean Collection, The International Center of Photography, Dorsky Gallery, 8th Floor Gallery, Diego Rivera Gallery, the Instituto Superior de Arte and The African American Museum in Philadelphia. She has completed solo projects with The Baxter Street Camera Club of New York and SOHO20. Azim holds a BFA in Photography and Imaging from the Tisch School of the Arts and a BA in Social and Cultural Analysis focused in Africana, Gender, and Sexuality studies from New York University. She has served as a teaching artist for Aperture Foundation, the Tisch School of the Art, and The Center for Court Innovation at Gavin Brown Gallery in Harlem. Zalika has assisted curatorial projects and research with The Walther Collection, the Photography Department at MoMA, and has previously served as The Studio Museum in Harlem's Imaging and Permanent Collections Associate. She is currently a curatorial fellow at NXTHVN in New Haven, CT, and will co-curate their inaugural exhibition during the winter of 2020.

Coco Young (b. 1989) is an artist who lives and works in New York. She was born in NYC and raised in Marseille, France. In 2019 she graduated with an MFA from Columbia University and holds a BA in Art History from the same institution. She works primarily in sculpture, installation, and video. Her recent work questions the validity of established linear notions of time and history through a feminist lens. She has had solo presentations at Interstate Projects (Brooklyn) and Princess (New York), and has exhibited at Downs & Ross (New York), Times Square Space (New York), the Wallach Art Gallery at the Lenfest Center for the Arts (NY), De School (Amsterdam), and at the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York).