NADA House, Governors Island
May 2 – August 4, 2019


August 3, 2019 - 2:30 PM

AYANA EVANS,  My Colonial Get-away: Fu**it, I Ain’t Budging .(House 403, Floor 2)

AYANA EVANS, My Colonial Get-away: Fu**it, I Ain’t Budging.(House 403, Floor 2)

A closing reception has been organized to commemorate the final weekend of Ayana Evans’ My Colonial Get-away: Fu** It, I Ain't Budgin’. The event will take place on Saturday, August 3 from 1 PM to 4 PM. The Robert Blackburn Printshop will also host an artist talk in the installation space at 2:30 PM located on Colonels Row in House #403. Come prepared to talk and paint your nails!

This event is in conjunction with the NADA House installation on Governors Island, My Colonial Get-away: Fu**it, I Ain’t Budging.


AYANA EVANS’ My Colonial Get-away: Fu** It, I Ain't Budgin’ is an immersive installation of video projections, customized textiles, and lithographs with Chine Collé on plexi printed at EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop that reference the signature outfit of her series Operation Catsuit. Evans uses participatory performance art and experimental print techniques to reformat not just how we see and use materials, but how we question social hierarchies and race.

AYANA EVANS is a NYC based artist. She frequently visits her hometown of Chicago whose community is a major influence on her art. Evans received her MFA in painting from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and her BA in Visual Arts from Brown University. In 2015, she received the Jerome Foundation’s Theater and Travel & Study Grant for artistic research abroad. During Summer 2016 Evans completed her installment of the residency, “Back in Five Minutes” at El Museo Del Barrio in NYC. She completed a performance series this Spring 2017 for “A Person of the Crowd” at the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA; as well as FAIP an international performance festival, Martinique; “Light Happenings II” presented by Lab Bodies, Baltimore, MD; and Rapid Pulse Retrospective, Chicago, IL. Evans also performed at Ghana’a Chale Wote festival in August 201, was a 2018 Fellow in the Studio Immersion Program at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, a program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, and is a current 2018 NYFA Fellow for Interdisciplinary Arts. She is Editor at Large for Her recent press includes articles on New York Magazine’s The Cut, Hyperallergic, the Huffington Post,, and CNN.

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