Asya Reznikov at the Big Screen Plaza

As part of LISA’s partnership with the Big Screen Plaza, we will be showing excerpts from one of Asya Reznikov‘s works during the months of June and July on the Big Screen at the Eventi Hotel at 30th and 6th in Manhattan.  We are excited that Asya is working with us for this project!

Asya Reznikov’s Bio as of June 3, 2011:

Asya Reznikov, who currently lives and works in New York, was born in the Soviet Union, raised primarily in the United States, and has lived and worked in France, England, Holland, Italy, Germany, and India. She received her MFA in Combined Media from Hunter College, New York, and her BFA in Glass from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA. She has also studied in Berlin, Germany and Wolverhampton, England, and is conversant in five languages.

She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a two-year DAAD fellowship, the Culturas2008 Award from the Cultural Ministry of Spain in Madrid, the Nancy Ashton Memorial Prize, the Edna Well-Lutz Frederick Foundation Scholarship, and the Jutta-Cuny Franz Award. She has had recent solo exhibitions at: The Butler Institute of American Art, OH; Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY; Galerie der BASF, Schwarzheide, Germany; European Commission, Luxembourg; San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA; Times Square Gallery, New York, NY; Galerie Open, Berlin, Germany; and many group exhibitions worldwide.

Reznikov is represented in collections of the Flint Institute of Art, Flint, MI; Kunstwerk, Sammlung Alison and Peter Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf, Germany; 21C Museum, Louisville, KY; Wake Forest University, NC; The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY and in numerous private collections.

Here is her statement about the piece that will be shown:

Asya Reznikov’s work explores how culture, tradition, language and sense of home shape and define our identity and how immigration, emigration and travel alter or illuminate that identity. Being raised within two cultures informs her investigation of otherness and self from the standpoint of a foreigner and of a traveler. Her processes include video, sculpture, performance, installation, photography, drawing and painting.
In her video, Mapping: 23 Minutes, 23 Tongues, Reznikov writes the names of the continents in 23 different languages, one language atop another, until the accumulation of the names forms a world map. The video is excerpted from a 23 minute loop and was created in 2004. This work has been presented at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA; the Galerie der BASF in Schwarzheide, Germany; the Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY; the Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, as well as projected onto skyscrapers in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, South Korea.


June’s Leaders in Software and Art choices (a 60-min. loop that plays twice through in a two hour period), including works by Asya Reznikov, Matthew Richard, Nell Breyer, Sophie Kahn and Lisa Parra, Benton-C Bainbridge and Brooke Broussard, and Deborah Johnson, will show on the Big Screen at the following times (schedule subject to change.  Please check schedule at before attending).

6/7 — 9AM-11AM
6/9/11 — 12PM-2PM, 8PM-10PM
6/21 — 9-11AM
6/22 — 7-9PM
6/23 — 12-2PM  & 8-10PM