04/07/2020 | Writer: Kaos GL
Meet one of the selected artists of the Ankara Queer Art Program Artist Residency, Saskya Fun Sang.
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.
Saskya Fun Sang is one of the selected artists. Saskya Fun Sang (1991) is an interdisciplinary artist and educator from Guayaquil, Ecuador whose practice is primarily focused around gender and women issues, feminism, and the female body and its sexuality. Sexual liberation, ambiguous territories, pleasure, and stigmas associated to her body and her position as a feminist Latina woman, are recurrent notions in her research and artistic practice.
Her work has been shown in and outside Ecuador in spaces such as +ARTE Galería Taller, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, NoLugar, and Arte Actual FLACSO in Quito, VIOLENTA and DPM Galería in Guayaquil, Woman Made Gallery and OPEN Center for the Arts in Chicago and she has been part of +ARTE Galería’s booth in contemporary art fairs such as PaRc Lima in Perú, ChACO in Chile and PINTA in Miami.
Saskya has gained knowledge in the Art Administration and Curatorial fields in spaces such as +ARTE Galería Taller (Quito), Woman Made Gallery (Chicago), and A.I.R. Gallery (New York) and has continuously obtained experience about Museum and Art Education through various professional opportunities at the Art Institute of Chicago.
She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) with emphasis on ceramics and fiber and material studies in 2016, and her Master of Arts in Art Education at the same institution in May 2019. For her MA thesis she developed the collaborative project Mujeres Difíciles: Learning about feminism with Ecuadorian women which obtained two awards given by SAIC. Mujeres Difíciles, which translates to “difficult women’, was an artistic and educational project that sought to create awareness among women-identified Ecuadorian individuals about feminism and its potential as a tool for empowerment. Through consciousness art-making workshops, this project explored the ways in which feminism is discussed and understood in Ecuador. Mujeres Difíciles not only sparked a lot of interest and positive response, it also developed an important chain of information, connection, and empowerment; working as a model for creating safe, creative, and educational spaces for women identified individuals in the country.
Saskya is currently a Fiber Arts Teacher at Universidad San Francisco de Quito. She keeps an active studio practice, is currently exploring the weight of language and words within human relationships, and makes time for reading as much as she can.
Living and working (and crying and laughing) in Ecuador. www.saskyafunsang.com
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