Ivana Larrosa is a visual artist from Spain living in Sunnyside, Queens. She creates video installations in response to spatial environments, often merging elements of fantasy, humor, and daily life into performances and photo-based sculptures.
Her work has been shown at Anthology Film Archives, International Center of Photography, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Espacio Aglutinador of Havana, Plana Space in São Paulo, Project Space Kleiner Salon in Berlin, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Soler Blasco Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, and Galeria Sicart, among others.
Larrosa has received several grants such as Lluís Carulla Foundation Individual Artist Grant, and numerous awards, including Camera Club of New York Baxter St, Annual Juried Competition. She has curated shows for Save Art Space and Plaxall Gallery in New York and is a member of the performers collective The Commons Choir.
Ivana holds a BA in Film and Media Studies from University of Navarra (Spain) and a Master of Fine Arts at Bard College-International Center of Photography (New York, 2016), where she was awarded with the ICP Director’s Scholarship and currently teaches video installation and performance.
Christen “CD” Clifford is a feminist artist who works in a variety of media. Her visual, video and performance has been shown at PPL, The New Museum, Postmasters Gallery, SoHo 20 and she has performed at Joe’s Pub, Dixon Place, PS122 and in many basements and storefronts. Her writing has been published in The Guardian, Huffington Post, and Broadly as well as in the NYT bestselling anthology Women in Clothes.
Her installation and photo series Interiors:We Are All Pink Inside uses a low res sex toy camera to take interior genital portraits across the gender spectrum. The installation was part of a group show Curriculum: spaces of learning and unlearning at Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in 2019 was called “transgressive, haptic, porous and intimate” by Artforum and “provocative, humorous and potent” by Hyperallergic. Her work “1WantYour3lood, part 3” will be seen as part of ABORTION IS NORMAL in January.
She has a BFA from NYU and an MFA from The New School, where she won the NonFiction award. She teaches at The New School and cocurates Experiments and Disorders at Dixon Place.
Residencies and fellowships include NYFA, LMCC, Ragdale Foundation, Ace Hotel, and Project for Empty Space where she was a 2018 Feminist In Residence.
She is currently working on her first film, Cancer:A Love Story, produced by fellow JH resident Will Sweeney, which has been supported by the Independent Film Project, Women Make Movies, and Women in Film and for which she is currently fundraising. She lives in Jackson Heights and online at @cd_clifford