Digital Journalism Mondays, 4-6 pm Taught by Hunter Braithwaite This class introduces students to journalistic writing while cultivating communication, literacy and investigative skills. Teens contribute to a cooperative blog and MOCA’s annual publication, MOCAZINE. Free. Application required. Click here to download application.
Open Studio Tuesdays 4-6 p.m Taught by MOCA Education Curator Lark Keeler Under the guidance of an instructor, teens explore personal goals in portfolio development and complete individualized projects. Studio space and supplies are provided. Free. Application required. Click here to download application.
RICK ULYSSE Rick Ulysse, was born in Port Au Prince, Haiti in 1983 and grew up in Philadelphia where he attended Tyler School of Art. Newly relocated to Miami, he is especially interested in continuing his research for his latest series of drawings based on Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution. Imagination, »
In 2005, MOCA, North Miami launched an experimental program in which South Florida artists swapped their studio spaces for space in the museum’s galleries for the period of two months. For Trading Places 2, the second installment of this program, MOCA has invited five Miami artists: Dona Altemus, Onajide Shabaka, Magnus »
DONA ALTEMUS Dona Altemus, the youngest artist in Trading Places 2, is a 2012 graduate of New World School of the Arts, where she earned her BFA with a concentration in painting. For Trading Places 2, Altemus will investigate installation as a tool and explore spatial relationships that are activated when separate »
ONAJIDE SHABAKA Onajide Shabaka’s work makes references to the anthropological, geological and biological through a visual aesthetic that is challenging and visceral, with a grounding in African Atlantic culture. Since 1997, his work has largely moved into the Florida wetlands, upper Minnesota and Oregon woodlands. He will use Trading Places 2 to bring »
ANTONIA WRIGHT Antonia Wright’s project will reflect her background in performance art within the mediums of video, photography and installation to explore the environment of MOCA. A poet and photographer, Wright introduces social critique into a broad conceptual framework with imagination and conviction. She received an M.F.A. in poetry from the New School »
MAGNUS SIGURDARSON Magnus Sigurdarson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1966. He will further explore the concept of identity and his search for “Miami Melancholy,” which has been ongoing since his move to Miami in 2004. “As a true blood Northerner with deep roots in Melancholy and the poetic enclose or »
MOCA’s Lobby Gallery Natalia Benedetti’s video “An Immaculate Murder” juxtaposes the tranquil images of a cat with an audio track describing the methodology for a perfect murder. The audio segment is cut from Alfred Hitchcock’s film “Rope.” “An Immaculate Murder” explores the complexities between victim and aggressor; the viewer is »