For the months of September and October I'll be living in the Hudson Valley making art projects with kids! Thanks Wassaic Project!
I've been awarded a New Works Grant funded by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Stay tuned for more details about the Malba Arts Project...
Thank You Queens Council on the Arts! xo
Presenting Artist // Art as Ritual Conference // Detroit Institute of Art
"Artists, activists, academics and the interfaith community from Detroit and beyond are meeting to explore the ways in which contemporary artists use ritual in performance and social practice.The conference, if you can call it that, features a keynote address from artist Nick Cave, who spent alot of time exhibiting and collaborating throughout the City of Detroit last year. The event continues with 14 breakout sessions throughout the day, concluding with remarks from Israeli artist Yael Bartana."
It all happens Monday, Sept. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
My session: A Barrel Full of Tears: Shapes of Sadness, Forms of Devotion
What does bereavement art look like? When people die, expressions of grief by the living are limitless. Sometimes the profundity of absence can be the greatest muse. In this discussion and open critique, we will explore art inspired and shaped by loss while pondering its function in regards to personal and universal experience. Participants are asked to bring a finished or unfinished work of their own that originates in memoriam. Using various evaluative methods of critique and assessment, we will discuss each other’s work, offering constructive feedback in an open and safe environment. All mediums and artistic practices are welcome.
New Ceremony for the Old Skin Part II
"New Ceremony for the Old Skin: a ritual course to honor the spirit of the universe" closed out T O T E M S festival last Sunday. GoPro documentation forthcoming. xx
My residency at flux factory officially begins!
Performing in AUNTS is Dance : Detroit Edition
Participating in TOTEMS Riverfront Arts Festival!
New Ceremony for the Old Skin: A Ritual Course to Honor the Spirit of the Universe will be open to participants August 6th and 7th from 6 to 7:30.
New Left Hand Lessons Published by Infinite Mile!
Check out my latest Left Hand Lesson in Infinite Mile's April Issue HERE!
Wildcat! at Under the Radar Festival!
I DO MIND DYING danse précarité is going to be part of The Public Theater's Under The Radar Festival which runs January 6th through January 17th, 2016. Get yer tickets here!
I'm reading excerpts from booted butterfly at the good tyme writer's buffet. Also, it's the closing of our ephemeral life so come by if you haven't already. xoxo
our ephemeral life opens May 9th!
"Our homes and routines, and the objects in them, take on new meaning after a loved one dies. You can consider their power in Our Ephemeral Life, an installation by multidisciplinary artist and performer Eleni Zaharopoulos. The installation is a public resurrection of personal objects the artist shared with her former fiancé and collaborator Adrian C. Mejia, who died five years ago. It also includes new visual works that explore metaphysical collaboration, and personal identity and bereavement."
My zine Left Hand Lessons: Volume I is going to be part of Print Party: Celebrating Queer Feminisms through Zines.
Print Party is an exhibition of zines by Michigan-based artists and writers on topics ranging from discussions of feminism to farming- all examined through a feminist lens. The exhibit will take place from February 22nd-April 26th at the Women's Historical Center and Hall of Fame in Lansing. The opening reception will take place in the afternoon of February 22nd from 12-2.
Want your very own copy of Left Hand Lessons? Send me an email. xo
My lovely thesis partners and I held a Wildcat! workshop.
Solidarity in Precarity 4 Lyfe!
I'm reviewing art books.
I'm participating in the The Detroit Design Festival! I'll be designing and hosting a Russian Tea in conjunction with Fratellanza's performance, String Up The Moon.
September 21st, 8pm @ the Jam Handy.
For more info and tickets here.
Participating in citydrift/detroit!
Lil’camp is a small campsite enclosed in the secluded, over-grown yard of 2894 East Grand Boulevard. I will serve as the grounds keeper and activities coordinator for any campsite visitors, and overnight guests.
Update: I had visitors and overnight guests. We had fun!
Documentation was exhibited at Kunsthalle from July 18th to August 19th.
My illegal greek restaurant was reviewed. Thanks Detroit Foodie!
Shanghai Biennale! In 2008, Liza and I snuck into the Biennale. In 2012, we went as invited guests! How cool is that? Not only that, our collective installation made a top five list. Ya!
The Jamison Social Club is now open.
Please join us:
I'm a winner! Phew! What a relief!
I entered a competition and I made it in the top 50.
Woah! I'm in China...again!
This is what we're up to:
The Adrian Cervantes Mejia Fund is Here!
The mission of the Adrian Cervantes Mejia Fund is to support the arts with individualized, specific grants for performing, visual, and interdisciplinary artists of all kinds. The ACMFund views artists as agents of change. By giving artists the financial help they deserve, the ACMFund provides the impetus for creative expression, and cross-cultural understanding to the mutual benefit of all.
I am back on the West Coast for a bit working on a memorial fund in honor of my beloved, Adrian C. Mejia. More info coming soon.
Pledge! Only 10 dollars! What a philanthropic deal!
The Hinterlands and (con)temporary works exchange are hosting a party in celebration of Sir Isaac Newton, the world’s greatest mind, most notorious alchemist, and worst lover, on his 366th Birthday. It’s a party, a performance, a night where we dare to ask how the world would have been different if Newton had gotten laid.
You can make your pledge by visiting,