Video In / Video Out
Opening February 15th 7-9 pm
Coquit is excited to present Video In Video Out, an exhibition of international media work made in Iran, the Netherlands and China. Focusing on the unique specificity still ever present within an increasingly globalized world, the exhibition uses the economical means of virtual delivery to exhibit works made in multiple countries abroad within a single venue. These three disparate media works, each with their own unique installation requirements and physical presence, focus on longing, travel, and subsistence, presenting experiences derived from the context of their making. Though in no way presenting totalizing views of their respective origins, the artists who created these works -Nima Bahrehmand, Richard Kuan, and Katrina Niebergal - demonstrate a unique insight within their particular context through both observational and reflective representation of a specific place and time.
Nima Bahrehmand (b. Kerman, Iran, 1985) is a multidisciplinary artist and freelance curator currently pursuing his Ph.D. in ETMAP (Emergent Technologies and Media Art Practices) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Approaching media art from a sculptural perspective, Nima investigates the manipulation of forms through the execution of a simple instruction or action, drawing attention to low-frequency movements and small gestures.
His artworks have been shown in several parts of the world, such as Aaran Gallery Tehran, Iran, Kunstraum Potsdam Berlin, Marres Maastricht, Netherland, Kiosk Ghent, Belgium, VAC Austin, Texas, and AG Gallery Tehran, Iran. As a freelance curator, he curated exhibitions for the Croxhapox art platform, Ghent, Belgium, New Media Society, Tehran, Iran, and he also curated experimental projects such as BitMap project, Ghent, Belgium, 141618 Kerman, Iran as part of the BIT project series. He received his MA from the School of Art in Ghent, Belgium, and his MFA in Studio Art-Transmedia from the University of Texas at Austin.
Richard Kuan (b. 1991, NY) is an artist and filmmaker living and working in Beijing. His video and installations explore themes of family, legacy and tradition and how residual actions and agencies persist and intersect in the individual. He is currently working on his first feature-length film. He received his BFA from Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, studied Chinese literature at Nanjing University and is currently a graduate student at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.
Katrina Niebergal (b. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada) is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice is centrally concerned with feeling. She received her MA from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (2019) and her BFA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2013). She is the facilitator of The Pole, Den Haag, an artist-run exhibition initiative; and a core member of Experimental Pizza Club (EPC).