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Modris Svilans is an artist based in Riga, Latvia. He is in NYC as an apexart New York City Fellow from September 9 - October 9, 2014.

Damali Abrams is a NYC-based artist traveled to Seoul, South Korea, as an apexart International Fellow from July 1 - 30, 2014.

Posts tagged with "Edwin Ramoran"

my first digital camera

Ok, I finally bought one. my very first digital camera. it has foto and video capabilities. i wanted to share my 1st shots of Greece with you. i have been worried about over-photographing Athens. We’ll see, actually you’ll see! …yia sas!

cab ride to athens

my first conversation with my cab driver, who has a brother living in canada, was about how athens has too many illegal immigrants. i was feeling that i was really asking for it. he said something to the point that illegal immirgants won’t hurt you but they’ll take ur money. i asked for it, didn’t i? and it was served to me. no real surprise, i was thinking to myself.

Κυψελη (Kypseli)

Inside my apartment in Κυψελη. View of the living room and dining table (above). My Greek-English dictionary tells me that Κυψελη means “swarm [of bees], beehive, earwax”. People I met in Αθηνα (Αthens) told me that Κυψελη is the most densely populated area in the city. a diverse neighborhood above Omonoia and near Platia Amerikis. I’m at ΚΝΩΣΟΥ 2, Στη γωια της οδου Πατησιων (28ησ Οκτοωβριου). Τranslation: Knossou 2, at the corner of Patission Street (aka 28th of October). I flew from JFK to Athens on October 29, and arrived on October 30. 6 hours ahead. Because of day light savings time, that would turn to 7 hours ahead of East Coast standard time.
Looking out the balcony eastward up ΛΕΣΒΟΥ (Lesbou Street):

And check out the old school turntable in the apartment. Sadly, it doesn’t work, so I can’t play the vinyl available the house:

Here’s the ΚΟΥΖΙΝΑ (kitchen) that is at a great height level for someone short. Nice long low counters. But wait how do I reach those tall cabinets?

Delizioso Store across the street on Patission, view from above.

Jun 8


Edwin Ramoran

Edwin Ramoran is Director of Exhibitions and Programs at Aljira, a center for contemporary art in Newark, New Jersey. From 2002-2007 he was director and curator for Longwood Arts Project, the contemporary art center of the Bronx Council on the Arts. Previously, he was Assistant Curator at The Bronx Museum of the Arts where he worked from 1994 to 2002. He received a BA in Art History with minors in Ethnic Studies and Journalism from the University of California, Riverside, and was a MA candidate in Art History at Hunter College at the time of his residency. He has been a guest curator in New York at the Museum of Chinese in the Americas, PERFORMA 05 at Artists Space, Center for Book Arts, Dieu Donné Papermill and Gallery, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, South Asian Women’s Creative Collective, and Visual AIDS.

Edwin participated in apexart’s Outbound Residency in Athens, Greece from October 29 - November 24, 2007. He was recommended by Sergio Bessa, Educational Director at Bronx Museum of Art. Visit his Resident Page for more information.