06/07/2020 | Writer: Kaos GL

Meet one of the selected artists of the Ankara Queer Art Program Artist Residency, Erin Johnson.

Meet Erin Johnson! Kaos GL - News Portal for LGBTI+

The selected participants of the Ankara Queer Art Program - Artist Residency, organized by Kaos GL, have been announced. The program plans to host visual artists both from Turkey and worldwide at Ankara.

Erin Johnson is one of the selected artists. Erin Johnson is a New York-based artist working in video and video installation. Johnson’s research-driven works blend documentary, experimental, and narrative filmmaking devices and foreground the ways in which individual lives and sociopolitical realities merge. Comprised of footage of site-specific performances, the videos explore how power structures are communicated through relationships, focusing on histories of nationalism and place.

Johnson is currently working on a series of video works looking at the complexity of collectivity, the wide-ranging consequences of different forms of scientific research and imperialist experiments, protest, and the queer body. 

Her work has been exhibited at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, Portland Museum of Art, Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, Vox Populi, and the Telfair Museums. She received an MFA and Certificate in New Media from UC Berkeley in 2013 and attended Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2019. She is currently an artist-in-residence at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY. erinjohnson.online


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