Artist talks: 2022 Workspace Artists-in-Residence

Event Info

Please join us on August 31 at 6.30pm at Center for Book Arts for an in-person event in conjunction with the exhibition Visual Volumes: Contemporary Explorations in Book Arts with Roni Aviv, Rodrigo Moreira, and Vanessa Sandoval, 2022 Workspace Artists-in-Residence at CBA to hear about their artistic practice as well as their experience at CBA.

Roni Aviv

Born in 1992, Roni Aviv (she/her) is a New York-based visual artist whose practice is at the intersection of photography, text, drawing, and installation.

In her work—which has been published and exhibited internationally—Aviv explores emotional residue through repetition and material change. She photographs different types of mark-makings performed onto paper using soaking, grinding, and tracing techniques. This practice is a visual and psychological inquiry into experiences and surfaces that are ubiquitous in everyday life and therefore often overlooked.

In 2021, Aviv was an artist-in-residence at NARS Foundation for which she was awarded the Artis Contemporary residency grant. Her book understanding (2021) comprises a thread of reactions and actions that build tension as a fragmented narrative is revealed through an examination of found text.

Aviv has also created a site-specific installation at House of Words, written for BOMB, and co-edited the publication Lines Inside with Lizzy De Vita for Tiger Strikes Asteroid.

Aviv was awarded a Workspace Residency at Center for Book Arts in 2022.


Rodrigo Moreira

Rodrigo Moreira (he/him/his) is a Brazilian multidisciplinary artist creating poetic interventions on social issues that emerge in everyday life through printmaking, video, text, and installation.

Moreira was a 2019 fellow of the AIM Program of The Bronx Museum, 2018 fellow of NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Social Practice. During 2016-17 was a fellow of the QUEER|ART’s mentorship project and his work has been featured in selected exhibitions in Brazil, Cuba, Croatia, Spain, and the USA, such as FOUND: Queer Archaeology; Queer Abstraction at the Leslie-Lohman Museum, NY.

He holds a BA in Communication Studies and a BA in Graphic Design with complementary studies in Fine Arts.

Moreira was awarded a Workspace Residency at Center for Book Arts in 2022.


Vanessa Sandoval

Born 1990 in Cali, Colombia, Vanessa Sandoval (she/her) is a visual artist practicing in the fields of sculpture, drawing, performance, and installation. Through her work, she explores and questions the separation between nature and culture as well as how bodies are expressions of ecological relations.

Sandoval employs condensing and counting as part of her creative process. Recently, she has been writing essays and doing performances that examine human ways of condensing knowledge in objects and devices such as encyclopedias, habitat dioramas, and wonder cabinets, in order to point out the ideological relations that structure our relation with the world.

Sandoval was awarded a Workspace Residency at Center for Book Arts in 2022.

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