Join us for the premiere of Pérez Art Museum Miami's (PAMM) Live Studio Visits, a series that highlights local artists through virtual visits with PAMM curators. Get a first-hand look at the artists' work and practice through this intimate lens.
This month, artists GeoVanna Gonzalez and Najja Moon will join PAMM Associate Curator Jennifer Inacio to discuss and debut the fourth episode of their conversation series "Aesthetics of Mobility," which takes place in their mobile project space. In this episode, they reflect on time—what it reveals, what it changes—and discuss how the perpetual nature of this project has impacted their practice and their lives.
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Aesthetics of Mobility is a conversation series between artist/partners Najja Moon and GeoVanna Gonzalez taking place in their mobile project space "Living life as practice." Through these discussions, the artists explore visibility and the politics of living via their inspirations, annoyances, influences, and goals in a dialogue meant to engage friends, strangers, and colleagues alike.
GeoVanna Gonzalez was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she received her BFA at Otis College of Art and Design. Her work seeks to connect private and public space through interventionist, participatory art with an emphasis on collaboration and collectivity. She builds installations that are designed for non-directive play in order to express the potential of our embodied cognition. Through her work, she addresses the shifting notions of gender and identity, intimacy, and proximity.
Gonzalez's recent solo exhibitions include: When we open every window (2019), Gr_und, Berlin; Play, Lay, Aye (2019) The Bass Museum, Miami; PLAY, LAY, AYE: ACT III, (2019) Commuter Biennial, Miami. She has participated in group exhibitions at The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (2019) Washington, DC; Dimensions Variable (2019) Miami; University of Maryland Art Gallery (2019) Maryland; PS120 (2018) Berlin; NGBK (2018) Berlin; 5 Car Garage (2018) Los Angeles. Recent commissions and awards include Exotic Naps, a video commissioned by The Institute of Contemporary Miami (2020); A WaveMaker grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation and Locust Projects (2020); The Ellies Visual Arts award by Oolite Arts for Supplement Projects (2018). She is founder and curator of Supplement Projects, an alternative art space & community meeting point based in Miami; Co-founder of performative reading club Read What You Want!; and a member of queer/feminist arts collective COVEN Berlin, working on exhibitions and events that focus on body politics, gender, labor, sexuality, and art.
Najja Moon (b. 1986) is a Miami-based artist and cultural practitioner. Born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, Moon received a BA in Communications Studies and a BA in Studio Art from Pfeiffer University in 2009. Her practice is an amalgamation of practicalities that improve her life, engaging design and language, cultural responsibility and community. She uses drawing and text to explore the intersections of queer identity, the body and movement, Black culture, and familiar relations both personal and communal. Selected group exhibitions include: "Dust Specks on the Sea", Little Haiti Cultural Center, Miami, Florida (2020); "Grounded", Spinello Projects, Miami, FL (2019); "Paradise Summit Miami", Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami, Florida (2018). In 2020, Moon was selected for the Fountainhead Residency, Miami, Florida; Moon's work appeared in "SPRTS Issue 9", Endless Editions, NYABF @MoMA PS1, New York, New York (2019); in 2019, she was awarded the Ellipsis School Residency in Tavira, Portugal.