Canceled: Completing the Circuit with Umber Majeed and Viditya Voleti

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Umber Majeed: Made in Trans-Pakistan marks the latest chapter in the artist’s ongoing project titled Trans-Pakistan Zindabad (Long Live Trans-Pakistan), which brings together augmented reality, ceramic sculptures, and video to explore nostalgia, gentrification, and urbanization in Lahore and South Asia. The media installation, on view from September 9-December 11, is the first solo institutional presentation by the Pioneer Works former technology artist-in-residence.

In conjunction with Made in Trans-Pakistan, join exhibitor Umber Majeed and collaborator Viditya Voleti to create a Trans-Pakistan “Portals” using makey makeys, a circuit board designed to connect everyday objects to computer keys. Participants will use makey makeys to create alternative controllers through the human body, water buckets, and clay and make connections from the exhibitions.

Date: This in-person workshop will meet on Saturday, September 24 from 1-4pm.

Price: $0-75

Audience: Open to all.

Materials: Supplies will be provided.

Umber Majeed (b. 1989, New York, NY) is a multidisciplinary visual artist and educator. She received her MFA from Parsons the New School for Design in 2016 and graduated from Beaconhouse National University in Lahore, Pakistan in 2013. Her writing, performance, and animation work engage with familial archives to explore Pakistani state, urban, and digital infrastructure through a feminist lens. Majeed has had two solo exhibitions: In the Name of Hypersurface of the Present, Rubber Factory, New York (2018) and Trans-Pakistan Zindabad (Facts about the Earth), 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virgina (2021). The artist has also shown in venues across Pakistan, North America, and Europe. Recent group exhibitions include; The Divided Self, The Slought Foundation, Philadelphia (2012); The Museum: Within and Without, The State Hermitage Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia (2015); Promises to Keep, apexart, New York (2017); Witness-Karachi Biennale, Karachi, Pakistan (2017); and Volumes-Queens International, Queens Museum, New York (2018). She is a recipient of numerous fellowships including the HWP Fellowship, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon (2017); Refiguring Feminist Futures Web Residency, Akademie Schloss Solitude & ZKM, Germany (2018); the Digital Earth Fellowship, Hivos, the Netherlands (2018-19); and the Technology Residency, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn (2020). Her work has been acquired by several private collections, including the Lekha and Anupam Poddar Collection at the Devi Art Foundation in Gurgaon, India.

Classes at Pioneer Works are made possible by Sandeman Port.

This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.