Kim Doan Quoc and Jamie Emerson spent the month of June at Grace Exhibition Space as artists in residency. They collaborated to build an immersive environment out of garbage in order to represent the native flora biodiversity of the New York City area, as a vegetal inspired post-nature capsule. The installation features sculpture made entirely of real NYC trash, holographic projections and actual plants. The installation is supported by the Forest Embassy who provided the NYC area biodiversity.
Kim Doan Quoc is a multi-disciplinary artist from Lille, France, where she graduated with an MFA of visual arts in 2016. Her work ranges from photography, video, immersive installation and projection mapping to writing and performance. Since 2015, her work as a visual artist and a performer has been shown internationally in cities like Budapest (Trafo theater), Paris (Les Ateliers du Wonder), Mexico City (TTT 2018), Berlin (Fashion Week SS2018), New York City (Queens Museum).
Her body of work uses various representations of the body, gender and landscape to question the relationship between mxnkind, technology and the non-human. She often collaborates with other artists to explore these notions.
Jamie Emerson was born in 1991 to a family of artists. At age 19 he moved to New York City and attended classes at the Art Students League of NY where he learned to employ elements of drawing, painting, sculpture, video and performance.
His work is drawn from life, and has included the practices of public sculpture, mural painting, puppetry, street and performance art. He likes interactivity as a means of producing platforms upon which others can create. Jamie has shown work internationally in Mexico City, France, UK, Belgium and throughout NY, including Grace Exhibition Space and the Queens Museum. He lives and works in Brooklyn.