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Performing the Visualization of Data to Address Social Justice Ayelet Danielle Aldouby and Dominique Paul
Saturday March 30th, 14:30pm
Teacher's College, Columbia University
Ayelet Danielle Aldouby is a public art and social practice curator working at the intersection of art and wellness. As the lead curator for IDEASxLab, an artist's innovation group based in Louisville, KY, she cultivates artists to be creative agents of change in underserved communities, while also serving as as a curatorial consultant at Residency Unlimited (RU) in Brooklyn, NY. Aldouby served as an art consultant to the Alliance for Downtown NY, curating public art projects under Re:Construction, a post 9/11 public art initiative (2007-2013). Selected exhibitions and projects include: Deus Ex Machina - Exploring emotions in Middleschoolers (2018-2019); Hero+Shero Journeys- Air, Soil and Water Environmental Justice residencies in Louisville, KY & NYC (2017); The Selfie Project - Educational workshops combining art, nature and data, NYC (2013-2019); Button Soap & Equity Platform - a social equity coming-of-age art collaboration, with the Coalition of 100 Black Women, Natchez, MS (2017-2018); Smoketown Life|Line- a collaborative sculpture to visualize collective trauma (2015); The Interactive Median Revenue Dress - A performative wearable structure to highlight gentrification (2015); Divine-In-Tent and Poles Apart, Poles together - public art installations with the International Artists Museum at the 51st & 52nd Venice Biennales (2007, 2005); Ora Singer at the Sherwin Miller Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma (2006). Aldouby is pursuing her Ed.D. in Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Dominique Paul is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice addresses social and environmental issues through performance with interactive wearables and collages. Since 2002, she has presented more than 20 solo exhibitions in North America and Europe while participating in artists' residencies including : Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) in 2012, Residency Unlimited ( RU), New York ( 2015) and a social practice residency with IDEAS xLab, Lousiville, KY (2017). In 2017 Paul produced a performance at the Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C. Paul received the Quebec and Australian governments excellence scholarships for her Doctorate in the Study and Practice of Arts from the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada (2009) and a Master of Fine Arts in media arts and from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Australia (2000). Since 2013, Paul is represented by Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, Chelsea, New York,(Paris Photo,2017) and has been working with social practice curator Ayelet Danielle Aldouby on social and environmental projects in educational settings . Her work is now part of the Smithsonian Collection as well as international collections. In 2019, her PhD thesis is being published as an essay by l’Harmattan, Paris, Entre chair et lumière : de la possibilité d’une distance critique par l’objet-image, as part of the Ouverture .Paul shares her time between the Montreal area (Canada) and New York.