We got lucky



We got lucky | Curated by Monika Zarzeczna


June 21 - July 8, 2017

470 Vanderbilt by RXR Realty
Brooklyn, NY
(on the corner of Atlantic & Vanderbilt Avenues)

Nearest Trains: C,G, and a short walk from the Atlantic Avenue Barclays Center Station


Open Hours:
Week 1:
Wednesday, June 21st, 10am-4pm
Thursday, June 22nd, 10am-5pm
Friday, June 23rd, 10am-5pm
Saturday, June 24th, 12-6pm
Sunday, June 25th, 12-4pm

Week 2:
Wednesday, June 28th, 10am-4pm
Thursday, June 29th, 10am-4pm
Friday, June 30th, 10am-5pm
Saturday, July 1st, 12-6pm
Sunday, July 2nd, 12-5pm

Week 3: 
Wednesday, July 5th, 10am-8pm
Thursday, July 6th, 10am-4pm
Friday, July 7th, 12-8pm
Saturday, July 8th, 12-6pm 


Presentations of Completed Works: Friday, July 7th, 6-8pm and Saturday, July 8th, 3-6pm



We got lucky is about spatial margins, boundaries, representations, and, to put it simply, the experience of occupying a space.

Between June 21st and July 6th, seven artists will create site-specific work or recreate already existing large scale works that contemplate these themes through sound, video, performance, installation, and sculpture. Visit the space during the first three weeks, to observe the development of their projects and/or join the artists on the 7th and 8th for the presenations of their completed works.

Participating artists include Alan Calpe, Josh Hartley, Karolina Kazmierska, Pierluigi Calignano, Zerek Kempf, Jonathan Harris and Monika Zarzeczna who also curates the show.



About the Artists and Curator
Alan Calpe is a visual artist who works primarily in video and performance. He lives in NYC. His video work includes presentations at The Getty Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Museum of Chinese in America, Lesley Heller Workspace, Anthology Film Archives, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, LAXART, Telic Arts Exchange, and Machine Project. His performance work has been included at the New Museum, The Kitchen, Danspace Projects, and Abrons Art Center. His work with collaborative project Cloud Seeding included performances at The Wexner Center, McKinney Art Contemporary, VCU, and RISD and received a Franklin Furnace Grant for Performance Art. He has attended artist residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, The Kitchen’s Dance and Process, New Museum/Movement Research in Residency, St. Ann’s Warehouse Experimental Puppetry Lab, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts

Josh Hartley is a visual artist and designer who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI and MFA Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT. His work was shown in NYC, Seoul, South Korea, and in Providence , New Haven and Los Angeles.

Karolina Kazmierska is an artist born in Poland, currently based in Montreuil, France. In 2009, she graduated from the MFA Fine Arts program at École Nationale Supérieure des beaux arts in Lyon. She has shown her work individually and in group exhibitions in several cities of the world including: Beijing(China), New York (USA), Warsaw and Łódź (Poland), Berlin (Germany) and in Lyon and Paris(France). In 2010 she co-founded the association L’Oeil-de-boeuf which is located in Lyon (France). Its activity hinges on the production, exhibition, and distribution of art. It is an exchange place which which welcomes dialogue between and proposals from artists and musicians. In 2010, Kazmierska also created created an artistic duo 
Xuka Fon Sztof with Ewa Surowiec, which is a platform for artistic and curatorial activities. Its premise is to explore different art and life domains and interdisciplinary cooperation with other creators.

Pierluigi Calignano (Gallipoli, Italy, 1971) lives and works between Gallipoli and Sassari (IT) where he teaches Painting at the Fine Arts Academy. He studied Painting at Brera Fine Arts Academy in Milan (IT) and he attended the Advanced Course of Visual Arts at the Antonio Ratti Foundation in Como (IT) with visiting professor Joseph Kosuth. He has been selected to attend residencies such as I-Park, East Haddam CT, (US), Madeinfilandia, Arezzo, (IT), Art Omi International Artist’s Residency, Ghent and ISCP, New York (US). His solo shows include: Do not say, do not add, Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary, Trevi (IT); Click together, LWZ Projekte, Vienna; The 2nd sky, O’, Milan (IT); Reading Salinger in January, MARS, Milan (IT); The surface of a water mirror, MAGA Museum, Gallarate (IT); The interminability and intolerability of any earthly effort, Galleria dell’Arco, Palermo (IT); L-Ray, Antonio Colombo Contemporary Art, Milan (IT); and Polka dots on green, Centre Culturel Français de Milan (IT). He has exhibited in group shows in: Berlin (DL), Donori (IT), Grotta Sant’Angelo, Balsorano (IT) Casa Masaccio Museum, San Giovanni Valdarno (IT), Pino Pascali Museum, Polignano a Mare (IT); Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ (US); Zürich (CH), 2012; Pescara (IT); Milan (IT); Triennale Design Museum, Milan (IT); Roda Sten Museum, Goteborg (SE); National Gallery, Bologna (IT); Megaron Plus Athens (GR); and Tirana (AL), 2003. In 2015 he realized a permanent site-specific artwork at the PS IS 437 K, Brooklyn, New York

Zerek Kempf (b. 1980) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received his MFA from University of California, San Diego and his BFA in Art & Technology from The Ohio State University. In 2012, he founded helper, a studio and project space in Brooklyn, NY. He has been selected to attend residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the New York Art Residency & Studio Foundation. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at The Museum of Modern Art Library, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; Waag Society, Amsterdam; CA2M Museum, Madrid.


Jonathan Harris (b.1974) is a performer, composer, and sound artist whose work explores the relationship between indigenous musics, natural sound environments, acoustic/psychoacoustic phenomena, experimental performance practice, and spectralism. He currently studies with Timothy Cobb, Du Yun, and Nathan Davis.

Sculptor and installation artist Monika Zarzeczna in addition to presenting her work, curated this show. She has shown work in Italy, Spain, Slovakia, the Netherlands and in the US--in Miami, at the David Castillo Gallery and in New York, at The Sculpture Center, Spencer Brownstone Gallery and Lesley Heller Workspace, among other venues. She lives in Brooklyn and is a part of chashama's Space to Create workspace program. 

For more info, contact: janusz@chashama.org



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