Studio Conversations with Annalee Davis, Mariam Zulfiqar and Christina Millare

Fresh Milk is pleased to share the archive of a conversation which took place on August 15th 2013 between UK based Christina Millare, visiting curator, Mariam Zulfiqar and Founding Director of Fresh Milk, Annalee Davis.

Studio Conversations caught up with curator and Curating Contemporary Art Inspire graduate, Mariam Zulfiqar to discuss her research residency in Barbados, which will culminate into a forthcoming exhibition that explores the impact of plant migration on the Barbadian visual and social landscape.

They also spoke with Visual Artist, Annalee Davis, the founder of The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc., an artist led initiative that contributes to the discourse surrounding creative production within the informal networks of the Caribbean and its diaspora by offering a platform for exchanges among contemporary practitioners.

Curator, Christina Millare, a graduate of the Curating Contemporary Art Inspire MA (2010/2012) has programmed Studio Conversations and chaired the event.

Studio Conversations is a series of live video linked studio visits with artists and curators. These events aim to give audiences an opportunity to engage in a dialogue with internationally based artists and curators to explore how their practice might be translated within transglobal contexts.

 About Mariam Zulfiqar:

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Mariam Zulfiqar graduated from the Curating Contemporary Art Inspire MA in 2012 during which time she was based at Art on the Underground where she continues to work in a curatorial capacity. Mariam recently curated the online Kurt Schwitters inspired project, MerzBank with Steven Bode for Film and Video Umbrella and is currently on a research residency in Barbados. Her research will culminate into a forthcoming exhibition that explores the impact of plant migration on the Barbadian visual and social landscape.

About Annalee Davis:

Founder of Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc.

Founder of Fresh Milk Art Platform

Annalee Davis is a Visual Artist.  She has been making and showing her work regionally and internationally since returning to the Caribbean in 1989.  She is the founder of The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc., an artist led initiative for exchanges among contemporary creatives supporting interactions across disciplines and contributing to an increasingly rich discourse surrounding creative production within the informal networks of the Caribbean and its diaspora. She is a part-time tutor in the BFA programme at the Barbados Community College.  For more on her practice, visit her website.

About Christina Millare

Christina Millare

Christina Millare is a curator based in London, UK. She is interested in considering alternative venues as locations for unique presentations of artists’ moving image, performance, sound and digital work. Christina’s projects have a strong collaborative approach with host venues, enabling her to draw upon pre-existing audiences as well as offer alternative experiences of a familiar location. In 2013 she was awarded Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England funding to explore this notion further and worked with established artists including, Janek Schaefer, The Bohman Brothers and Fabienne Audeoud.

Currently, Christina is developing; ‘The Cross Continent Vloging Project’, an ambitious international exhibition and live public programme featuring live art, sound, performance and moving image exploring the trans-global and migratory behaviour of online video blogging.

A graduate of the Royal College of Art’s MA in Curating Contemporary Art, Christina previously held curatorial and programme coordinator positions at Abandon Normal Devices Festival and Cornerhouse, where she produced the group exhibition ‘New Cartographies: Algeria – France – UK’ (featuring Kader Attia and Zineb Sedira) and produced various aspects of both organisations’ public programming.

Link to two of Christina Millare’s projects can be found below:

“Machines by Other Means” – http://vimeo.com/51430133
“Pleasure Box” – http://vimeo.com/80374088

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