Join us Tuesday for a live conversation between Canadian artist Zachari Logan & author, educator and curator Dr. Giovanni Aloi.
This conversation will present both of their work and present their body of research and expertise addressing ecology, historical references, botanics and the queer body.
This conversation will be in English & will be recorded and transcribed to our website at a later date.
Canadian artist Zachari Logan (b. Saskatoon, 1980.) works mainly with large-scale drawing, ceramics and installation practices. Exploring the intersections between identity, memory and place, Logan re-wilds his body as an expression of queerness. Logan has exhibited widely throughout North America, Europe and Asia and is found in private and public collections worldwide, including; National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Remai Modern, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Leslie-Lohman Museum, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (NMOCA), 21cMuseums Hotel Collection, TD Bank and Thetis Foundation, among others. Logan has attended many residencies; including Vienna's Museums Quartier MQ21 Program, the International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, Wave Hill Botanical Gardens Winter Workspace Program in the Bronx and was artist in residence at the Tom Thomson Shack at the McMichael Gallery. Logan has worked collaboratively with several celebrated artists, including Ross Bleckner and Sophie Calle and his work has been featured in many publications worldwide, including BBC Culture, The Boston Globe, The Globe and Mail, Border Crossings, Huffington Post, Canadian Art and Hyperallergic to name a few. Logan’s recent projects include the 2-person exhibition, Shadow Of The Sun: Ross Bleckner & Zachari Logan, at Wave Hill Botanical Gardens in the Bronx, Wildflower a solo exhibition at the Canadian High Commission in London UK, and Ghost Meadows, at Remai Modern in Saskatoon, Canada. Logan’s current exhibition Remembrance opened at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem Massachusetts, May of 2022.
Dr. Giovanni Aloi is an author, educator, and curator specializing in the representation of nature and the environment in art.He is the Editor in Chief of Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture (www.antennae.org.uk). Aloi is the author of Art & Animals (2011), Speculative Taxidermy: Natural History, Animal Surfaces, and Art in the Anthropocene (2018), Why Look at Plants? The Vegetal Emergence in Contemporary Art (2019), Lucian Freud – Herbarium (2019), and Posthumanism in Art and Science (2020). Aloi has contributed to BBC radio programs, worked at Whitechapel Art Gallery and Tate Galleries in London, and currently is USA correspondent for Esse Magazine. Aloi has curated exhibitions in the US and Europe and is co-editor of the University of Minnesota Press series Art after Nature.