Swing/SPACE/miami: Tatiana Vahan

3/27/2014 - 5/4/2014
swing/SPACE/miami: Tatiana Vahan
MDC Museum of Art + Design
600 Biscayne Blvd. - Miami, FL

A Narrative of An Artist Exploring Capitalism from Los Angeles-based artist, Tatiana Vahan, is the fourth in a series of five exhibitions presented by the MDC Museum of Art + Design and its alumni exhibition series, swing/SPACE/miami. The exhibition examines the complex relationship between value formation and art. Using artistic signifiers such as the press release and traditional portraiture, the artist constructs personal narratives that portray both humor and failure some spanning over ten years of time. This material play reconstitutes these narratives as art objects and negates their perception as accounts of failure by recognizing them as loci for cultural production.

Tatiana Vahan’s work looks at the relationship between identity and capitalism, redefining the boundaries of where and how these subjects converge both in the art world and outside of it. Vahan (b. Miami, FL.) received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography and drawing from New World School of the Arts in 2009. Her work has been shown at MOCA North Miami, the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Art Museum, 356 Mission Road, and California Institute of the Arts. She was a recipient of the Bass Museum’s Here and There Berlin Residency Award. In 2014 she will receive an MA in Aesthetics and Politics from CalArts and will be participating in the Mountain School of Art in Los Angeles, CA.

swing/SPACE/miami is MDC Museum of Art + Design’s focused exhibition series featuring the work of distinguished Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts alumni. The ongoing exhibition series presents five solo or group exhibitions per year, providing a platform to re-engage former alumni and foster opportunities with the community of young and emerging artists throughout South Florida.

Presented in partnership with “I AM MDC” and the Miami Dade College Alumni Office.

MDC Museum of Art + Design is generously supported in part by Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

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swing/SPACE/miami: Tatiana Vahan