New Museum Announces Artists for Next Triennial, February’s The Ungovernables

12/02/2011 12:50 PM |

Abigail DeVille, What Happens to a Dream Deferred...Supernova, 2009.
  • Abigail DeVille, What Happens to a Dream Deferred…Supernova, 2009.

This morning the New Museum released the names of the 34 artists and collectives who will participate in next year’s The Ungovernables (February 15-April 22), the Lower East Side museum’s follow-up to 2009’s The Generational: Younger Than Jesus. As opposed to that show, which vetted many already-familiar art stars, The Ungovernables will mark many participants’ New York debuts, as the exhibition focuses on artists from the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Southeast Asia.

The artists included were all born between 1973 and 1984, and only four of them are based in New York. The roster of participants includes six artists’ collectives hailing from India (CAMP), Indonesia (House of Natural Fiber), Nigeria (Invisible Borders), Vietnam (The Propeller Group) and Israel (Public Movement). Curator Eungie Joo explains that the exhibition’s goal is to map the hopes of the generations that immediately followed the uprisings of the 60s and 70s. She writes:

In many ways this generation was formed by the instability of a period marked by military dictatorships, the IMF crises of the 1980s and 1990s, the spread of global capitalism and the rise of fundamentalism. [...] But what I encountered were artists whose practices demonstrate remarkable resiliency, pragmatism, flexibility, and hopefulness.

Here’s the full list of those hopeful artists who’ll be taking over every floor of the New Museum early next year:

Mounira Al Solh (b. 1978, Beirut. Lives and works in Beirut and Amsterdam)

Jonathas de Andrade (b. 1982, Maceió, Brazil. Lives and works in Recife)

Minam Apang (b. 1980, Naharlagun, India. Lives and works in Mumbai)

CAMP (Founded 2007, Mumbai)
Shaina Anand (b. 1975, Bombay. Lives and works in Mumbai)
Ashok Sukumaran (b. 1974, Sapporo, Japan. Lives and works in Mumbai)

Julia Dault (b. 1977, Toronto. Lives and works in New York)

Abigail DeVille (b. 1981, New York. Lives and works in New York)

House of Natural Fiber (Founded 1999, Yogyakarta)
Venzha Christ (b. 1973, Banyuwangi, Indonesia. Lives and works in Yogyakarta); Tommy
Suryo (b. 1976, Bojonegoro, Indonesia. Lives and works in Yogyakarta); Irene Agrivina
(b. 1976, Yogyakarta. Lives and works in Yogyakarta)

Hu Xiaoyuan (b. 1977, Haerbin, China. Lives and works in Beijing)

Invisible Borders (Founded 2009, Lagos)
Emeka Okereke (b. 1980 in Aba, Nigeria. Lives and works in Lagos), founder
Kemi Akin-Nibosun, Unoma Giese, Emmanuel Iduma, Ala Khier, Chidinma Nnorom,
Nana Oforiatta-Ayim, Amaize Ojeikere, Ray Daniels Okeugo, Uche Okpa-Iroha,
Tom Saater, and Jumoke Sanwo

Iman Issa (b. 1979, Cairo. Lives and works in Cairo and New York)

Hassan Khan (b. 1975, London. Lives and works in Cairo)

Kit Lee (b. 1978, Hong Kong. Lives and works in Hong Kong)

Cinthia Marcelle (b. 1974, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Lives and works in Belo Horizonte)

Dave McKenzie (b. 1977, Kingston, Jamaica. Lives and works in New York)

Nicolás Paris (b. 1977, Bogotá. Lives and works in Bogotá)

Bona Park (b. 1977, Seoul. Lives and works in Seoul)

Gary-Ross Pastrana (b. 1977, Quezon City. Lives and works in Manila)

Pratchaya Phinthong (b. 1974, Ubonratchathani, Thailand. Lives and works in Bangkok)

Amalia Pica (b. 1978, Neuquén Capital, Argentina. Lives and works in London)

Rita Ponce de León (b. 1982, Lima. Lives and works in México City)

The Propeller Group (Founded 2006, Ho Chi Minh City)
Tuan Andrew Nguyen (b. 1976, Sài Gòn. Lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City and
Los Angeles); Matthew Lucero (b. 1976, Upland, California. Lives and works in Los
Angeles and Ho Chi Minh City); Phunam Thúc Hà (b. 1974, Sài Gòn. Lives and works
in Ho Chi Minh City)

Public Movement (Founded 2006, Tel Aviv)
Dana Yahalomi (b. 1982, Tel Aviv. Lives and works in Tel Aviv), group leader

Gabriel Sierra (b. 1975, San Juan Nepomuceno, Colombia. Lives and works in Bogotá)

Rayyane Tabet (b. 1983, Ashqout, Lebanon. Lives and works in Beirut and San Diego)

Slavs and Tatars (Founded 2006, Eurasia)

Pilvi Takala (b. 1981, Helsinki. Lives and works in Amsterdam and Istanbul)

Mariana Telleria (b. 1979, Rufino, Argentina. Lives and works in Rosario)

Wu Tsang (b. 1982, Worcester, MA. Lives and works in Los Angeles)

José Antonio Vega Macotela (b. 1980, México City. Lives and works in Amsterdam and México City)

Adrián Villar Rojas (b. 1980, Rosario, Argentina. Lives and works in Rosario)

Danh Võ (b. 1975, Bà R‹a—Vũng Tàu, Vietnam. Lives and works in Berlin)

Kemang Wa Lehulere (b. 1984 Cape Town. Lives and works in Johannesburg)

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (b. 1977 London. Lives and works in London)

Ala Younis (b. 1974 Kuwait City. Lives and works in Amman)