BABBLE: Curated By Yuzhuo Mark Zhang (Curatorial Practice 2018)
ARTISTS: Jianfeng Yao, Alina and Jeff Bliumis, Gerald Leavell II, Brendan Fernandes, Lucio Pozzi, Naoko Wowsugi.
About the curator
Yuzhuo (Mark) Zhang is originally from Yixing, China and moved to Baltimore for graduate school at MICA in 2016. He received his undergraduate degree at the Nanjing University of the Arts, focusing on Art History. Writing has been a large part of Zhang’s practice, and he has written several exhibition essays and reviews in China. He is now the lead organizer of MICA GradEx Club, which is a student organization dedicated to providing graduate students with opportunities for professional solo and group exhibitions. He has curated and co-curated several intriguing solo and group GradEx exhibitions since 2017. Recent curatorial projects include Baltimore’s White Lies, at Spacecamp Gallery, Spectrum II at MICA’s Fred Lazarus IV Studio Center.
Babble features multimedia works by national and international artists that deconstruct how language barriers alter verbal communication and understanding. This curatorial project and its related programming untangles the roots of human expression in order to establish an aesthetic and universal lingua franca.
Gallery CA is a contemporary arts space devoted to showcasing local, regional, national and international artists. The gallery also serves as an agent for community engagement by offering regular programming and creating sustainable partnerships with local arts institutions and community organizations.
Wednesday, March 28 at 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Gallery CA (City Art Building, Baltimore) 440 E Oliver Street, Baltimore, MD