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Conversation with Dru Donovan and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa
January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Please join us on Friday, January 27th at 6pm for a conversation between curator and Vox Populi member Christopher Gianunzio and artists Dru Donovan and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa.
As part of New Members Show, Gianunzio will present work by Dru Donovan and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, who engage photography as a means to discuss history, politics and cultural memory. This curatorial gesture is drawn from two bodies of work, Positions Taken and All My Gone Life, which address the complex social and political conditions under which images are made and disseminated.
Christopher Gianunzio is an artist and curator living and working in Philadelphia. He received his BFA from Central Washington University and his MFA from Syracuse University. He has organized exhibitions including the work of Lucas Blalock, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, La Toya Ruby Frazier, Jason Fulford, Beate Gütschow, Greg Halpern, Whitney Hubbs, Christian Patterson, Taryn Simon, Carmen Winant and Ofer Wolberger. He has previously held positions as the Director of the Art Gallery and the Sarnoff Collection at the College of New Jersey and the Exhibitions and Programming Director of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center where he founded the Philadelphia Art Book Fair.
Dru Donovan received a BFA from California College of the Arts in 2004 and an MFA from Yale School of Art in 2009. Donovan’s work has shown nationally and internationally and was included in reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today at the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland, and in the 2010 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art. She has been included in group shows at Fraenkel Gallery, Yancey Richardson Gallery, Brancolini Grimaldiand, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and a solo show at Hap Gallery. Donovan’s photographs have been published in Aperture Magazine, Blind Spot, Picture Magazine, Matte Magazine, The New York Times Magazine and Vice. Her work is in the collections of Deutsche Bank and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In 2011 TBW Books published her first book, Lifting Water. In 2011-2012 she participated in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace studio residency. Awards Donovan has received are the John Gutmann Photography Fellowship in 2015 and is a 2016-2017 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow.
Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa is a photographer, writer, and editor of The Great Leap Sideways. He has contributed essays to catalogues and monographs by Vanessa Winship, George Georgiou, and Paul Graham, written for Aperture magazine, and is a faculty member in the photography department at Purchase College, SUNY. Wolukau-Wanambwa participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program in May 2015.