Working Artist Project fellow Bojana Ginn’s Solo Exhibition at MOCA GA

Attached installation detail, image courtesy of the artist.

Attached installation detail, image courtesy of the artist.

MOCA GA presents Bojana Ginn in Atlanta

artGuide Magazine is excited to present a solo exhibit in Atlanta that is part of a working artist project at MOCA GA. MOCA GA is one of the top art museums in Atlanta, featuring to works from Georgia’s contemporary art scene.

ATLANTA (August 29, 2018) – The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) announces the opening of 2017-2018 working artist project fellow Bojana Ginn’s Solo Exhibition on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 6:30 Pm at MOCA GA.

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) announces the opening reception for the solo exhibition of 2017-2018 Working Artist Project Fellow Bojana Ginn. The opening and exhibition will take place in the upper- level galleries at MOCA GA. Exhibition dates are September 22 – November 17, 2018. The opening reception will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM.

The Artist: Bojana Ginn

Interdisciplinary artist and former MD and scientist Bojana Ginn graduated from Medical School in Belgrade, Serbia in 2001, and completed her MFA in Sculpture at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2013. Merging art, science and technology, Bojana creates multimedia installations, sculpture and photography.

One of her first student works resonated with the international SciArt community and was presented at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium in Brussels, and also in Ghent, Boston, and Baltimore. While at SCAD, Bojana was nominated for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and for the Outstanding Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center. After completing her studies Bojana became the resident artist of the prestigious Studio Residency at The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and awarded a 2014 Tanne Foundation Award that she shares with her husband and artistic partner, Brian Ginn.

Bojana was honored to be an artist-in-residence for the 2015 Global Summit on Ethics in Bio-Engineering. For her trans-disciplinary work, her unorthodox use of materials, and her incorporation of video and sound digital technology, Bojana was a finalist for the 2015 World Technology Award in Art. Her work and writings are shown and published in Atlanta, nationally, and in Europe. Her video work was exhibited at the 2016 Venice Architectural Biennale. In 2017, Ginn was one of three Atlanta-based artists selected for MOCA GA’s Working Artist Project Fellowship. Bojana lives with her husband and son in Decatur, GA and serves as a fellow of The World Technology Network, NYC.

The Exhibition: in the artist’s own words

What if a sculpture or an image is a question, pondering who we are and where we are headed in relation to nature, technology, and creativity?

The interest in line, the interest in fiber and pixel and what they can become in the context of time, space and materials is still the essence of my personal explorations: the mechanics of inspiration and visual thinking, the ethics of transhumanism, and a phygital mind.

While exploring the same subjects, the work has grown in scale.

It’s unclear to me if sculptures and moving images are interior or exterior spaces. They can be both. Connections of mind and body, material and immaterial, ancient and contemporary, bio and tech, all are complexities which are not opposites. If light is a machine, what is the spirituality of technology?

Building structures as questions induces countless little responses, reactions, decisions shaping the space into a subjective mass of thoughts, memories, hopes, possibilities, but mostly a desire for more tenderness.

Bojana Ginn selected by guest Curator Joey Orr, for the 2017-2018 Working Artist Project Fellowship

Joey Orr joined the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas in 2017 as the Andrew W. Mellon Curator for Research, part of their Integrated Arts Research Initiative. His recent curatorial post was as the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where his major project aligned three exhibitions around artistic inquiry (Chicago Works: Andrew Yang, MCA Screen: Camille Hennrot’s Grosse Fatigue, and Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination). Specifically trained in hybrid and artistic research methods, he received his MA in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and completed a practice-based, interdisciplinary PhD as an Arts and Sciences Fellow in the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University.

ABOUT MOCA GA’S WORKING ARTIST PROJECT

MOCA GA’s Working Artist Project (WAP) was developed in support of mid-career or established artists in the Metropolitan Atlanta area. Each year the program is funded by the Charles Loridans Foundation and the Antinori Foundation with additional funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. An artist account is provided for each winner by Binders Art Supplies and Frames. The WAP fellowship program has supported 33 Fellows over the past 11 years. As a museum that is dedicated first and foremost to supporting Georgia’s contemporary artists, it is MOCA GA’s goal to encourage these artists to remain in our city to establish Atlanta as one of the best cities for launching a viable career in the arts.

About MOCA GA

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) collects and archives significant, contemporary works by the artists of the state of Georgia. To place its artists in a broader context, the Museum's exhibitions include Georgia artists and artists from around the world. MOCA GA’s programs promote the visual arts by creating a forum for active interchange between artists and the community. MOCA GA is located at 75 Bennett Street in the MOCA GA / TULA Art Complex. Admission is free to members, Veterans and US Military with ID, $8 for non- members and $5 for students and seniors (65+). For more information, call 404-367-8700, visit www.mocaga.org or email info@mocaga.org. MOCA GA is open to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm, closed Sunday and Monday.

Major funding and support for MOCA GA is provided in part by

Major funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Major support is provided by the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs. This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency - the National Endowment for the Arts.

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