Gender/Power is New York-based, two-member arts collaborative fronted by Maya Ciarrocchi, and Kris Grey. Ciarrocchi is an artist whose work uses video, photography, installation, and performance to address identity and otherness. Grey’s work focuses on bringing voices of marginalized populations to address social justice issues through visual art. Together, under the banner Gender/Power, they produce installations, performances, and workshops that focus on creative and activist motivations.
Gender/Power is the first collaboration between Kris Grey and Maya Ciarrocchi. While each artist approaches their work differently, both focus on revealing how social and cultural ideologies are manifested in the body. Ciarrocchi’s exhibitions include Quiet Disruptions (four-person film/video screening), Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2013); I’m Nobody! Who Are You? (video installation), New York Live Arts, New York, NY (2012) and Moving Portraits – A History, Bebe Miller Company (video installation), Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (2012). Grey’s performances include Procession, Art in Odd Places, New York, NY (2014); Gift, ANTI Festival, Kuopio, Finland (2014); and Homage, PHI Center, Montreal, Quebec (2014).
Ciarrocchi’s awards and residencies include Hot Pick, Smack Mellon, New York, NY (2014); New York Film and Video Grant, Jerome Foundation (2012); and Artist-in-Residence, Ucross Foundation, Ucross, WY (2011). Grey’s has been an artist-in-residence at The International Centre for Training in the Performing Arts, Brussels, Belgium (2013); Kokko1721 Residency, Kangasniemi, Finland (2012) and ANTI Festival for Contemporary Art, Kuopio, Finland (2012). Ciarrocchi’s received a B.F.A. from SUNY Purchase College and an M.F.A from the School of Visual Arts. Grey received a B.F.A from Maryland Institute College of Art and an M.F.A from Ohio University.
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