Amanda Turner Pohan

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Artist Statement

My work examines the self as it slips between digital and physical embodiment, using the body’s complicated relationship to technology as my source material. Installations featuring sculpture, scent, sound, video, and performance attempt to unpack the definition of gender as well as the definition of a body – what it is to be assigned or assumed, blurring the physical and conceptual limitations of each. If our electronic devices and online identities are extensions of the self, what do they nevertheless demand or inhibit, what do they make available to the senses, and what do they allow or deny the body.

Pohan Amanda Turner

b. 1985, New Jersey. Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

http://pohanamandaturner.com/

 

EDUCATION

2013

M.F.A Combined Media, Hunter College, New York

2008

B.F.A Fine Arts with Honors, School of Visual Arts, New York

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Maize Meditation, McCarthy Art Gallery at St. Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont, curated by Abbey Meaker of Overnight Projects, September 6 – October 8

You’re not empty. Space is divine., Custom Program, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY, March 18 – April 30

2017

Linqox Criss on the River Ilissus, SOHO20 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, October 13 – November 16

2016

The Living Body Archive of Linqox Criss, City Limits Gallery, Oakland, CA, October 14 – November 19

Desiring To Be Data For Others, Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, January 23 – February 21

2015

The Signals Are Caressing Us, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, January 8 – February 1

 

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017

Surface Tensions, with Russell Perkins, Abrons Art Center, NYC, September 21 – 30

Slow Lick, collaborative work with Mira Dayal, Abrons Art Center, NYC, September 9 – 20

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Bleeding Edge, curated by Michael Baracco, Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY, March 4 – May 15

Speculative Skins, co-curated by Rachel Steinberg and Ben Crothers, Naughton Gallery, Belfast, Ireland, February 15 – April 16

Strings: Data and The Self, co-curated by Joel Kuennen and Riccardo Zagorodnev, California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, CA, January 20 – April 18

 

2017

Volley, Abrons Art Center, New York, September 8 – November 21

Whitney Houston Biennial, 325 Broadway, NY, NY, March 19-29

You can tell I’m alive and well because I weep continuously., curated by Alison Burstein, Knockdown Center, Queens, NY, January 14 – Feburary 11

 

2016

Sister Outsider, curated by Dani Orchard, Underdonk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, December 9 – January 29

Residues, curated by Mira Dayal, Barnard College Gallery, NY, November 5 – December 2

Life Force, curated by Kelsey and Remy Bennett, Untitled Space, NY, NY, July 25-August 13

 

 

2015

Enduring Ephemera, AIR Gallery, Governors Island, NY, July 23- August 23

Immediate Female, Judith Charles Gallery, New York, January 25 – March 8

Sing’s Millennium Mart, curated by Seung-Min Lee, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY, December 13, 2014 – February 4, 2015

 

2014

Sex Without Bodies, Temporary Agency, Queens, NY, September 5 – 18

New Visions: Crown Heights, organized by Carl E.Hazlewood, Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, September 6 – October 5

Pure Product, curated by Isaac Lyles, 247365 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, July 18 – August 18

Currency As Space, HDLU Treasury and Mint, Zagreb, Croatia, March 5 – 27

Constructed, Collaged, Combined & Congruent, Galerie Protégé, 197 Ninth Ave, New York, Feb 6 – March 8

 

2013

Newly Minted, Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Connecticut, September 12 – October 16

-0 to 1, Hunter College MFA Spring Thesis Exhibition, Times Square Gallery, New York, May 15 – June 16

Social Studies, La Conservera Centro Arte Contemporaneo, Murcia, Spain

 

PERFORMANCES

Maize Meditation, Fall 2018, curated by Overnight Projects, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT, September 22, 2018

Linqox Criss on The River Ilissus: Six Voices in Three Parts, SOHO20 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, November 9, 2017

Hands, collaboration with Camilo Godoy, Knockdown Center, Maspeth, Queens, September 17, 2017

Proximities, with Camilo Godoy, co-organized by Mira Dayal and Josie Heston, Helena Anrather Gallery, New York, July 18, 2017

Maize Meditation/Meditacion Del Maiz, SOMA, Mexico City, MX, August 24, 2016

Fuck, Marry Kill, performance with Marissa Bluestone, Present Company, Brooklyn, October 30, 2015

Care Readings, presented by Dana Kopel & Marian Tubbs for Minerva, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY, July 12, 2015

Essence of The Intimate, in conjunction with Sing’s Millennium Mart, curated by Seung-Min Lee, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY, January 31, 2015

Ecosexual Poetry Reading, Temporary Agency, September 18, 2014

 

RESIDENCIES

SOMA Summer with support by the Hunter College Cisneros Scholarship, Mexico City, 2016

A.I.R Fellow, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2015

Distributed Intimacies, The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada, May 26 – June 13, 2014

 

COLLECTIVES

Founder of TWOFORTY, 2017-present

Co-founder of Temporary Agency, 2014-present

 

PUBLICATIONS

Digital Remnants: Sex Without Bodies?, GUTS Magazine, Issue 3: Sex, December, 2014

 

ARTIST TALKS

Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT, 2018

California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2018

Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2016

AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2015