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Spring 2022 Digital Drawing Room: Interviews by Zoë Latzer

Last updated on May 09, 2022

Interview with Niv Rajendra

In this video, Curatorial Practice student Zoë Latzer interviews graduating artist Niv Rajendra about her generative art practice and collaborative work thinking on the reinstatement and renewal of Indigenous spiritual knowledge through film, performance, sound, and architecture to imagine alternative forms of kinship and togetherness.

Niv Rajendra is a socially engaged artist and certified Ayurvedic Practitioner pursuing their MFA at CCA.

Interview with Rachel Parish

In this video, Curatorial Practice student Zoë Latzer interviews graduating artist Rachel Parish about her practice and series of paintings and ceramic tablets that render the silences within the pages of the US Constitution visible through a hand-transcription and excavation of the blank spaces between the words and letters.

Rachel Parish is a contemporary artist working with diverse ecologies of collaborators including humans, nonhumans, and their histories. Working internationally, Rachel’s visual and performance art has been seen at venues including Tate Britain, de Young Museum, Lyric Hammersmith, Battersea Arts Centre, Woodruff Art Center and Standpoint Gallery, as well as in public spaces such as train stations, community centers, homes for the elderly, in streets, schools and online.

Interview with Trina Michelle Robinson

In this video, Curatorial Practice student Zoë Latzer interviews graduating artist Trina Michelle Robinson about their practice working with the relationship between memory and migration. Robinson discusses her work uncovering her family history through archival research and the power of storytelling. The film features her pieces in the CCA MFA Thesis exhibition.

Trina Michelle Robinson explores the relationship between memory and migration through film, print media, archival materials and text. Her work has been shown at galleries and film festivals throughout the country including including the BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia, the San Francisco Art Commission Main Gallery, New York’s Wassaic Project and is included in the Museum of the African Diaspora’s (MoAD) Emerging Artist Program 2022-2023.

Zoë Latzer (she/they) is a curator and writer pursuing an MA in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts. They are currently the Curatorial and Public Programs Associate at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) San José.

These interviews are co-published by ICA San Jose and Rewind Review Respond.