Iiu Susiraja's solo exhibition at Ghebaly Gallery
Iiu Susiraja’s exhibition what am i? is on view at the Ghebaly Gallery in Los Angeles, May 12 – June 16. The exhibition is organized by Mike Egan and marks as Susiraja’s second solo presentation in the United States.
what am i? features new audiovisual and photographic works that are a continuation to Susiraja’s oeuvre of self-portraits. Alongside using the distinctive domestic setting as a backdrop, the artist has started to photograph herself in anonymous hotel rooms. Susiraja continues to explore this new direction further in New York, where she relocated in January for a six-month residency at the ISCP –International Studio and Curatorial Program.
"Meetings with curators and gallerists has been the most rewarding part of my residency. The Open Studios event at the ISCP in May was also very fruitful with numerous interesting encounters and conversations. But the biggest highlight of my residency period and career to date is the solo exhibition at Ghebaly Gallery", Susiraja states.
Iiu Susiraja’s first solo exhibition in the United States was organized by Mike Egan at Ramiken Crucible in New York in late 2016, with the support from the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York’s MOBIUS Fellowship Program. Mike Egan participated in the program in Fall 2016 and made a research trip to Helsinki, which included public presentations at Sinne and SIC. Susiraja’s works were also featured in the FCINY’s The Limits of Control group exhibition in New York in August 2016. The exhibition was reviewed by Artforum and The New Yorker.
Read more about Iiu Susiraja’s what am i? exhibition on Ghebaly Gallery’s website. The exhibition is supported by the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York.