Tatlo

November 17, 2014 10AM

Kellen Auditorium, 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

Parsons Fine Arts program is pleased to announce the inaugural alumni visiting artists series MOMENTUM. Featuring exchange student alumni, and emerging fine arts visiting artist Ella Condon.

Where: 5th Floor E- 503, 25 East 13th Street

About the Artist: 

Tatlo means “three” in Filipino. As their moniker suggests, the third element in their practice is to work together with other Filipino artists or with the Filipino community at large. Originally founded with Michael Watson in 2012 primarily as an endurance-performative trio, Sara and Jade are evolving Tatlo into an artistic and social conduit for the Filipino community. They aim to create objects that reflect the cultural nuances of their diverse upbringing and also generate performances and happenings to give form to the transnational scope of the Filipino Diaspora.

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Sara Jimenez was born in London, Ontario and raised in Bethesda, MD. She received her BA in Semiotics and Communication Theory from the University of Toronto with departmental honors in 2008. Jimenez moved to New York in 2007 and has been part of numerous group exhibitions at galleries including FiveMyles and Rush Arts Gallery.  In 2010, she received the New York for Better Neighborhoods Grant for a project based on work with the non-profit group Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment. In 2011, she was a contestant and finalist on Bravo’s Work of Art the Next Great Artist. In 2013, she received her MFA in Fine Art at Parsons The New School for Design. While in graduate school, she was the recipient of the New School University Merit Award and the Chaim Gross Scholarship. 

This year, Jimenez was accepted into the Visiting Artist Residency Program at Brooklyn Art Space. She will be an artist in residence at BAS from January – June 2014. Alongside the residency, she has co-curated the performance series, Periphery Projects, with Jade Yumang at Strange Loop Gallery. Most recently, Jimenez has exhibited her work in Re:Purpose, a group exhibition through the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts and FiveMyles Gallery. Her work was also featured in the Recent Graduate Exhibition at the Affordable Art Fair, curated by Gabriel de Guzman. This coming December, she will have a solo show at the Pinto Art Museum in Manila, Philippines.

In addition to her individual work, Jimenez is part of two collaborative performance groups, Tatlo (with Jade Yumang and Michael Watson) and Redell & Jimenez (with Kaitlynn Redell). Redell & Jimenez exhibited in El Museo del Barrio’s 7th Bienal, Here is Where We Jump and had their international debut at Museo Laboratorio – Ex Manifattura Tabacchi in Città Sant’Angelo (PE) Italy.

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Jade Yumang received his MFA at Parsons The New School for Design with Departmental Honors (2012) and BFA Honours in University of British Columbia as the top graduate (2008). He was born in Quezon City, Philippines, grew up in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, immigrated to Vancouver, BC, Canada. He is based in Brooklyn, NY, USA and Vancouver, BC, Canada. He is currently a sessional instructor at the University of British Columbia.

His solo exhibitions include the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY (2014); Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York, NY (2011); Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2009); Plank Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2008). Selected group exhibitions include Delicious Spectacle, Washington, DC (2014); University of Maryland Stamp Gallery, College Park, MD (2013); Fuchs Project, Brooklyn, NY (2013); SUPERNOVA Performance Art Festival, Rosslyn, VA (2013); The Kitchen, New York, NY (2012); and Reverse Art Space, Brooklyn, NY (2012).

Recent awards include Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant (2014); the Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Scholarship to participate at the Fine Arts Work Center Summer Program (2014); the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space (2013); the Fire Island Artist Residency (2012); and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship Fund to participate at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Master Artists-In-Residence Program (2012).

He is preparing for two solo shows at Box13 Artspace, Houston, TX (2015) and Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL (2015).

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