Aruni Dharmakirthi is an interdisapinlnary artist whose work is inspired by their Sir Lankan and western culture. As a BRICworkspaceArtist-in-Residence fellow Dharmakirthi uses the mediums of digital animation and fibers, manipulating family photographs, sourced imagery, and fabric, to make digital and handmade collages. Their work has been featured internationally in exhibitions conveying ideas of memory, place, and identity, centering around the effects of colonization on immigrants who choose to leave their native country.
BRIC is pleased to have Sara Jimenez, a Filipina-Canadian artist, as a Spring 2018 BRICworkspaceArtist-in-Resident. Sara Jimenez illustrates her work by using performance, sculpture, drawing and installation, to explore relationships between material impermanence and trans-cultural memory. Concentrating on the idea of home, absence and origins; she uses the concept of finding one's identity through historical texts from cultural experiences.
BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, is pleased to announce that its two community media TV networks—Brooklyn Free Speech and BRIC TV—won five (5) New York Emmy Awards at the 61st Annual New York Emmy® Awards on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
In fall 2017, collaborative duo Oneika Phillips and James Petrozzello won the "Viewer's Choice" award for their work, The Magdalena Series: The Truth Hurts, 2016, in BRIC's OPEN (C)ALL: TRUTH exhibition. Erin McDonald, a member of BRIC's Contemporary Art team, sat down with them to discuss the story of their collaboration, the meaning behind their work, and their artistic practices and process.
There is only one word that we can think of to describe the 5th Annual B Free Awards which took place on Saturday, March 24, 2018— magical! If you missed this not-to-miss event, SHAME! But, don't feel too bad because we have a great recap in store for you. Ready. Set. Read!
"If I want to improve my life, I had to do the things that other people did to have a better life. Imagine your wildest dream—like the wildest dream you ever had—and then beyond that!" That was a short excerpt from this mini documentary, featuring Emmy-nominated filmmaker and B Free Award-winning producer, Sheba Legend in honor of Women's Herstory / History Month.
In continuing to celebrate Women’s History Month, we sat down withElizabeth Ferrer, BRIC's VP of Contemporary Art, to talk about her journey in the art world as a woman curator of color, and to hear about #5WomenArtists whose work currently inspires her.