F11 Artist Talks: Samhita Kamisetty and Carlos Torres Machado

Derfner Judaica Museum

Jul. 15, 2021, 12:00 pm

5901 Palisade Ave
PHONE 718 581-1596


Join us for a series of Zoom talks featuring artists included in the current online exhibition “F11: Digital Paintings for Full Screen.” In this session, artists Samhita Kamisetty and Carlos Torres Machado will discuss their artistic practice and digital projects.


Samhita Kamisetty (b. Portland, Oregon, 1996; lives and works in New York, New York and Bangalore, India)
Samhita Kamisetty was born in Portland and raised in Bangalore where she is currently based. She graduated from New York University, New York, New York, with a BFA in Studio Art in 2019. Her work focuses on how mundane domestic spaces and the objects within them can be emotionally transformative and carry spiritual and symbolic meaning. She works in drawing, textile dyeing, photo and digital-based media. www.samhitakamisetty.com

Carlos Torres Machado (b. Guayaquil, Ecuador, 1981; works in Brooklyn, New York)
Carlos Torres Machado received his BA in Contemporary Arts and Communication, with minors in Photography and Psychology, from Universidad de las Artes in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Universidad San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador. He is the recipient of the New York Regional Award of the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series in 2017 and a grant from NYFA and Foundation for Contemporary Arts to support his practice through the pandemic. He has completed residencies in Brooklyn at the Bushwick Generator in 2019 and Trestle Art Space in 2016. His work has been shown at such venues as Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York; The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, Denise Bibro Fine Art and Harlem School of Arts, all in New York, New York; SCOPE Art Show, Miami, Florida; Museo El Cuartel, Ibarra, Ecuador; Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno and Nómade Biennial, both in Cuenca, Ecuador. Machado is the co-founder and Director of ArteLatAm, an arts organization dedicated to the support of LatinX visual artists. www.torresmachado.com

The first virtual exhibition presented by the Derfner, “F11” refers to the function key that opens full screen viewing in internet browsers. In the Covid-era when art spaces were closed or at limited capacity, online exhibitions became ubiquitous but often showcased works that exist as objects in the real world. “F11” inverts this practice: It features digital paintings best viewed on-screen. The 10 artists in this exhibition live and work in different places in the United States and internationally, including Adam Blitz, Elaine Chao, Luise Eru, Donald Hargrove, Samhita Kamisetty, Annie Lee, Carlos Torres Machado, Collin Pollard, Polina Protsenko and Stefanie Wolfson. On view thru August 8, 2021.

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