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South Carolina Biennial 2023 Part I

Curator's Statement

701 Center for Contemporary Art is excited to announce the selected artists for the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2023, the center’s seventh survey exhibition of work by contemporary South Carolina artists.

The exhibition will be held at the center in two parts with openings in November 2023 and January 2024.

A committee of three regional and national jurors reviewed submitted materials and selected 24 artists for the exhibition:

Lauren Jackson Harris is an independent curator, fine art management professional, and project manager from Atlanta, GA. She earned her BFA in Graphic Design and Art History from Howard University and her MA in Creative Leadership from SCAD. In 2019, she co-founded Black Women in Visual Art, an organization that connects, cultivates, and serves Black women arts professionals. With BWVA, Harris builds partnerships and develops programs that create further visibility and opportunity for Black women in art. As an independent arts worker over the last ten years, Harris has curated exhibitions and art experiences with organizations and art spaces such as For Freedoms, Facebook, MINT Gallery, Day & Night Gallery, The Gathering Spot, Stay Home Gallery, Living Walls, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and more. Harris also serves as the Co-Chair for the Beltline Public Art Advisory Council, as a Board member for Tessera Arts Collective, and is an active fine art advocate consulting with artists on their practice and career-based opportunities.

Bob Monk is the director of Gagosian Gallery NYC + LA. Serving in this position for over 30 years, Mr. Monk has curated countless exhibitions, and has worked closely with Ed Ruscha and Richard Artschwager. He has curated numerous exhibitions, including the 2005 American Pavilion for the Venice Biennale. He worked at Leo Castelli Gallery in New York (1974–84) and then founded Lorence Monk Gallery in 1986 featuring the works of Richard Artschwager, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Bruce Nauman, and Barnett Newman. He is currently working on ED RUSCHA / NOW THEN, a retrospective of the artist's works on view at Gagosian Gallery on September 10th, 2023.

Aaron Levi Garvey is a Jewish-American Curator/Historian working and lecturing in Modern and Contemporary Arts and Culture. Currently, Garvey is the Chief Curator of the Andy Warhol Museum. Recent exhibitions include: The Hudson Eye a 10-day and 14-venue arts-focused program in Hudson, New York, Arc of Life/Ark of Bones by Walter Hood and Migratory Roots by Kevin Brisco at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University, Flashing the Leather and The Drowned group exhibitions at Alabama Contemporary, Chiharu Shiota’s site-specific installation “Infinity Lines” at the SCAD Museum of Art, Sheida Soleimani “Oppress(er)(ed)” with Long Road Projects, “Ephemera Obscura” at the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans and Manon Bellet's "MEMO" and Shikeith’s “notes towards becoming a spill” both at Atlanta Contemporary. Additionally, Garvey curated "We Are What You Eat" the inaugural art exhibition at the United Nations headquarters in New York City in 2016, and co-curated the Atlanta Biennial (ATLBNL): Recent Correspondence at the Atlanta Contemporary in August 2016.