Monday 05/03/21 2PM
Conversations · Exhibition-Related

Tiona Nekkia McClodden in Conversation with Margot Norton

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Tiona Nekkia McClodden, THE FULL SEVERITY OF COMPASSION, 2019, Manual cattle squeeze chute, paint, 104 × 68 × 97 in (264.16 × 172.72 × 246.38 cm) “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America,” 2021. Exhibition view: New Museum, New York. Photo: Dario Lasagni.

Join us for a conversation with artist Tiona Nekkia McClodden in dialogue with New Museum curator Margot Norton.

In conjunction with the exhibition “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America,” the New Museum is honored to host this conversation series and highlight the practices of artists participating in this exhibition.

This program will be presented via Zoom, register for this online program here.

Tiona Nekkia McClodden [she/her] is a visual artist, filmmaker, and curator whose work often employs a citational practice exploring and critiquing issues at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and social commentary. Her interdisciplinary approach traverses documentary film, experimental video, sculpture, and sound installations. Her work has explored the themes of re-memory and narrative biomythography through her four-part epic experimental film + video series Be Alarmed: The Black Americana Epic, 2014 – in progress.

McClodden has exhibited and screened work at Institute of Contemporary Art-Philadelphia, Museum of Modern Art (New York); Whitney Museum; Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) – Berlin; MOCA LA; MCA Chicago, and MoMA PS1. Her work has shown at the Kansai Queer Film Festival in Osaka and Kyoto, Japan; and the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, among a range of international film festivals and film programs.

Most recently she is the recipient of a Bucksbaum Award for her work in the 2019 Whitney Biennial, a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts (2019), Arts Matter Foundation Grant (2019), Magnum Foundation Fund (2018), a Keith Haring Fellowship in Art and Activism from Bard College (2018-2019), the 2017 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, and a Pew Fellowship (2016), among others.

Her writing has been featured in Triple Canopy, Artforum, Cultured Magazine, ART21 Magazine, and many other publications. Tiona lives and works in North Philadelphia, PA, and is the founder and owner of Philadelphia-based Conceptual Fade, a micro-gallery and library space centering Black thought and artistic production.

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Lead support for “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America” is provided by the Ford Foundation.

Major support is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Agnes Gund.

New Museum Digital Initiatives are generously supported by Hermine and David B. Heller.

Generous ongoing support is provided by the Charlotte and Bill Ford Artist Talks Fund.

Support for Education and Public Engagement programs is provided, in part, by 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 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund; and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

Support of artist participation is provided by Laura Skoler.

Additional support for education and community programs is provided by the American Chai Trust.

A full list of support for “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America” can be viewed here.

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