The Studio Visit: Oren Pinhassi & Anaïs Castro Castro in Conversation

September 6, 2023 7PM

The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York NY 10011

This special session facilitates a conversation between an artist and curator/critic centered on the often murky terrain of the studio visit to share their perspectives and engage in lively discourse with students. Specific topics will include: different approaches to studio visits depending on the context of the exchange, what makes a studio visit valuable/productive, how to set up visits after graduation and helpful insights about fostering dialogue beyond the visit.

Oren Pinhassi’s installations examine the relationship between the human figure, nature and the built environment by conjuring evocative and erotic sites that intersect public and private exchange. His sculptures are frequently a combination of the superfluous and the ergonomic, erring towards the utopian. They mimic familiar objects, seeking to render visible the ways that humankind builds the world in its own image.

Oren Pinhassi (b.1985) received an MFA from Yale in 2014 and B.Ed.F.A. in 2011 from Beit-Berl College, Hamidrasha School of Art. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including, ICA Philadelphia, PA, USA (2023)); Mostyn Gallery, Wales, UK (2023)); Kiang Malingue, Hong Kong (2022); Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany (2021); Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, USA (2021); Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Lissone, Lissone, Italy, (2019); Castello San Basilio, Basilicata, Italy (2019); Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy (2019); Skibum MacArthur, Los Angeles, USA, (2018); Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach-Tikva, Israel, (2017); Tina Kim Gallery, New York, USA (2019); Yossi  Milo, New York, USA (2019); David Zwirner, New York, USA (2018).

The Artist lives and works in New York City. The artist studio is in South Bronx, NY.

Anaïs Castro is a curator and writer based in New York. Over the past decade, she has curated exhibitions and projects in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and China. She is a founding member of the curatorial collective The Department of Love, which presented projects in Shanghai, London and online.  She was among the cohort of the inaugural Shanghai Curators Lab (2018), was a Curator in Residence at the ISCP (Brooklyn, 2021), Artpace (San Antonio, 2019), Art in General (Brooklyn, 2019), Titanik (Turku, 2017) and a Visiting Critic at BCA (Burlington, 2016). She is an editorial member of Daily Lazy and publishes regularly with different publications.