Jeffrey
Gibson
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2024
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Calendar of Events
Apr 18, 2024

PRE-OPENING

  • 9–10:15am

    Jingle Dance Program: Procession
    Piazza San Marco to U.S. Pavilion, Giardini della Biennale

  • 10am–7pm

    Giardini della Biennale
    open with VIP pre-opening passes

  • 11:15–11:45am

    Press Conference / Inauguration and Jingle Dance Program
    U.S. Pavilion, Giardini della Biennale
    featuring 26 dancers and singers from the Oklahoma Fancy Dancers and Colorado Inter-Tribal Dancers

Apr 19, 2024

PRE-OPENING

  • 10am–7pm

    Giardini della Biennale
    open with VIP pre-opening passes

  • 10:15–10:30am

    Jingle Dance Program
    featuring dancers and singers from the Oklahoma Fancy Dancers and Colorado Inter-Tribal Dancers.

  • 1:30–2pm

    Indigenous Artist Activations
    featuring Anthony Hudson / Carla Rossi (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and Siletz), Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache), Layli Long Soldier (Oglala Lakota)

  • 4–4:15pm

    Jingle Dance Program
    featuring dancers and singers from the Oklahoma Fancy Dancers and Colorado Inter-Tribal Dancers.

Apr 20, 2024

PUBLIC OPENING

  • 10am–7pm

    Giardini della Biennale
    tickets available for purchase via Biennale

  • 2:30–3pm

    Jingle Dance Program
    U.S. Pavilion, Giardini della Biennale
    featuring 26 dancers and singers from the Oklahoma Fancy Dancers and Colorado Inter-Tribal Dancers

Jun 10–14, 2024

Venice Indigenous Arts School
Public programs in Venice

The Institute of American Indian Arts (Santa Fe, New Mexico), in collaboration with the New Institute Centre for Environmental Humanities at the Ca' Foscari University (Venice, Italy), will hold a series of workshops, seminars, and lectures as part of their Venice Indigenous Arts School for students in the M.F.A. program in Studio Arts. The curriculum for the week-long pedagogical engagement centers on examining “Keywords in Indigenous Arts,” an ongoing project to develop an arts vocabulary based on Indigenous ways of knowing. It will include three public programs with Indigenous scholars and artists from around the world engaging in a comparative approach that centers Indigenous terminology in determining the language we use to engage contemporary Indigenous arts discourses.

    Oct 24–26, 2024

    if I read you
    what I wrote bear
    in mind I wrote it

    Convening in Venice

    The Center for Indigenous Studies at Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, New York) will organize a convening in Venice on the relationship of Indigenous North American art and cultures to global histories. Diverse speakers, including practitioners, academics, artists, and theorists, will address the interdisciplinary, transnational nature of Jeffrey Gibson's work in the U.S. Pavilion. The convening will consider how Indigenous aesthetics, futurity, and arts intersect with global practices and modernism. Panels on beads, materiality, economies of labor and trade, aesthetics, poetry, performance, silhouette, and color will celebrate contemporary Indigenous artists, writers, and activists while examining the continued segregation of Indigenous voices in conversations regarding taste making, trade, modernity, and power.

      the space in which to place me

      Jeffrey Gibson's selection to represent the United States at the 60th Venice Biennale marks the first solo presentation of an Indigenous artist for the U.S. Pavilion. the space in which to place me is commissioned by Kathleen Ash-Milby (Curator of Native American Art, Portland Art Museum), Louis Grachos (Phillips Executive Director, SITE Santa Fe), and Abigail Winograd (Independent Curator) and is presented jointly by the Portland Art Museum and SITE Santa Fe.

      Jeffrey Gibson
      Jeffrey Gibson
      Photo: Brian Barlow

      Jeffrey Gibson (born 1972) is an interdisciplinary artist. A member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and of Cherokee descent, Gibson grew up in major urban centers in the United States, Germany, and Korea. He received a bachelor of fine arts in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1995 and master of arts in painting at the Royal College of Art, London, in 1998. He was awarded honorary doctorates from Claremont Graduate University (2016) and the Institute of American Indian Arts (2023). He is currently an artist-in-residence at Bard College.

      Gibson has received many distinguished awards, including a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant (2012), and a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship Award (2019). Gibson also conceived and coedited the landmark volume An Indigenous Present (2023), which showcases diverse approaches to Indigenous concepts, forms, and media. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Denver Art Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Canada; Portland Art Museum; Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian; and Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.

      the space in which to place me

      Gibson has forged an interdisciplinary practice and hybrid visual language characterized by a bold use of color, pattern, and text that combines American, Indigenous, and Queer histories with references to popular subcultures, literature, and global aesthetic and artistic traditions. A member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and of Cherokee descent, Gibson deploys these myriad influences as a form of resistance. His practice deconstructs the ways in which notions of taste, authenticity, and persistent stereotypes of Indigenous people are used to delegitimize cultural expressions that exist outside the mainstream.

      Organizing Institutions
      Portland Art Museum
      Portland Art Museum
      SITE Santa Fe
      SITE Santa Fe
      Commissioners
      Kathleen Ash-Milby
      Photo: Cara Romero

      Kathleen Ash-Milby
      Commissioner and Curator

      Louis Grachos
      Photo: Bill Sallans

      Louis Grachos
      Commissioner

      Abigail Winograd
      Photo: Cara Romero

      Abigail Winograd
      Commissioner and Curator

      Press

      For inquiries, please contact:
      2024uspavilion@resnicow.com

      To download the press kit for the 2024 U.S. Pavilion, please provide the requested information on this form.

      The New York Times

      BBC

      The Art Newspaper

      The New York Times

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      NPR

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