Factory Berlin & Your Mom’s Agency present: Beyond Gender, an art show and silent auction with Daniel Crook & Opashona Ghosh

Berlin – Save the date – September 19, 2019 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM! Factory Berlin and creative platform Your Mom’s Agency team up to invite L.A. painter Daniel Crook and Kolkata/Berlin illustrator Opashona Ghosh for an art show pop-up and a silent auction in collaboration with Queens Against Borders and KALTBLUT Magazine.

The two artists, each with their own creative process and visual outcome, share a common theme and propose interpretations of positive and healing sexuality beyond binary genders. Additionally, Berlin-based Taiwanese artist Hsiao Li Chi will co-produce an exclusive digital piece with Opashona Ghosh to be premiered at the show.

Join us for a guided tour with the artists and Olympia Bukkakis (Queens Against Borders) and try your luck at the silent auction on Thursday, September 19th, 2019, from 19:00, at the Creators Lab, Lohmuhlenstr 65, Berlin 12435 at Factory Görlitzer Park. Facebook RSVP | Eventbrite RSVP

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Opashona Ghosh is a graduate of Central Saint Martins (London) and an illustrator based between Berlin and Kolkata. Her work explores feminist approaches to mental and sexual health, and club culture. When not dissecting the anatomy of queer desire, Ghosh collaborates with London, Berlin, and New York-based electronic musicians, magazines, and fashion labels. In 2018 she completed a commission for Gucci and Frieze Art London for their ‘Second Summer of Love’ campaign, and produced merch design for The Yard Theatre. Her thought-provoking work has been widely featured in magazines around the world – including Vogue India, Lenny Letter (New York), Resident Advisor (London), and Kink Magazine (Prague) to mention a few. Ghosh recently completed artist residencies with femme forward and non-binary music collective Room 4 Resistance (Berlin), Siren (London), and Berlin Art Institute (Berlin). Her work has been showcased at ‘Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy’ (Somerset House Studios, London 2018), ‘Scopes – Driven by Porsche’ (Curated by Girls, Berlin 2018), and recently in Berlin, she had her first solo exhibition at FK-Kollektiv and collaborated at Tech Open Air on Portrait XO’s AR installation. Kaltblut | Panta | Fourculture Magazine

Daniel Crook is a multi-medium painter, musician, and performance artist based in West Los Angeles, California. His images and installations tend to lean heavily on the subject of human and gender identity; his work aims to unpack masculinity one painting at a time. Since his start as a painter in the Napa Valley, and in the past 15 years, his work has been featured in i-D and Fourculture, in the showroom of designer Erin Martin among other digital and physical spaces. He has exhibited work in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Napa Valley, USA and Dublin, Ireland. He started his main painting series ‘Precious Stones’ five years ago, and his eponymous short documentary, produced by Luka Fisher and directed by Matthew Kaundart, was selected to premier at Outfest Los Angeles before being released digitally on i-D. Beside the musical touring in the US, Daniel is also preparing commissions for the Four Seasons Hotel in Calistoga, California, and he is working on a new series of bodies to be a part of the ‘Precious Stones’ works. Fourculture Magazine | i-D | District Magazine

Hailing from Taiwan to Berlin, Hsiao Li-Chi is a multidisciplinary artist whose works take on a variety of forms such as AV installations and live performances. Her installations create a transfer from body to the visual domain, often questioning the relationship between audience and performer, the other and herself. Currently, she is attending the program of Art and Media at the Berlin University of Art.

Founded in 2012, Your Mom’s Agency promotes diverse artists and curates events combining music, visual arts, new tech, fashion, and lifestyle mostly in Berlin, but also in Los Angeles. Your Mom’s specialty is to blur the lines between entertainment and education, between genres and disciplines, and to foster dynamic collaborations between artists, technologists, speakers, and the public.

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