Episode

13

Semester

Spring 2021

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Description

Episode 13 features Victoria-Idongesit Udondian, interdisciplinary artist and University at Buffalo Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Art. Udondian discusses her new sculptural work The Republic of Unknown Territory on exhibit in the UB Arts Collaboratory. The work is focused on immigrants’ experiences in migrating and building society. Udondian art installation highlights the politics of the post-colonial global market in second-hand clothing. The gallery exhibit runs from February 27 to March 27, 2021, in The Space Between.

Publication Date

3-23-2021

Recording Date

March 2021

Picture

Picture Credit

Exhibit by Victoria-Idongesit Udondian. Photograph courtesy of Nando Alvarez-Perez.

Music Credit

Track courtesy of Creative Commons (3.0)

Speaker Research Focus

Art and Politics

Speaker Bio

Victoria Udondian creates work that questions notions of cultural identity and post-colonial positions in relation to her experiences growing up in Nigeria, a country flooded with cast off from the West. Her work is driven by her interest in textiles and the potential for clothing to shape identity, informed by the histories and tacit meanings embedded in everyday materials. Udondian won the Guggenheim fellowship in 2020. Her works have been exhibited internationally in Lagos, Venice, New York, UK, including: South London Gallery, London; The Inaugural Nigerian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennial-An Excerpt, Fisher Landau Centre for the Arts, New York; The Children Museum of Manhattan, New York; National Museum, Lagos; Whitworth Gallery in Manchester; among others. Some of her artist residencies include, Instituto Sacatar, Bahia, Brazil; Mass Moca, Massachusetts; Fondazione di Venezia, Venice and Bag Factory Studios, Johannesburg.

Host Name

Azalia Muchransyah

Host Bio

Azalia Muchransyah is a filmmaker, writer, and scholar from Indonesia. She is a PhD Candidate in Media Study at University at Buffalo (SUNY), funded by the DIKTI Fulbright Scholarship. In 2019 she became a Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory Scholar at HASTAC, a Social Impact Fellow at University at Buffalo (SUNY), and a Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Diversity Scholar at Ithaca College.She won first place in UB's 2021 Three-Minute Thesis Competition. Muchransyah's research investigates the status of activist media, specifically for HIV advocacy in Indonesia. Her short films have been officially selected for screening at international festivals and academic conferences.

Producer Name

Azalia Muchransyah

Producer Bio

Azalia Muchransyah is a filmmaker, writer, and scholar from Indonesia. She is a PhD Candidate in Media Study at University at Buffalo (SUNY), funded by the DIKTI Fulbright Scholarship. In 2019 she became a Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory Scholar at HASTAC, a Social Impact Fellow at University at Buffalo (SUNY), and a Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Diversity Scholar at Ithaca College.She won first place in UB's 2021 Three-Minute Thesis Competition. Muchransyah's research investigates the status of activist media, specifically for HIV advocacy in Indonesia. Her short films have been officially selected for screening at international festivals and academic conferences.

Executive Producers

Samantha Barbas, PhD & Caroline Funk, PhD

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