Join 2016 ICP-Bard student Bia Monteiro at the MFA Studios for her solo thesis exhibition, bite the bullet.
bite the bullet is a work about interruptions in life that lead to physical and emotional displacements through photographs, videos and a site-specific installation. The house and its materials are protagonists in this series, whether ruined or rebuilt. It is after destroying or restructuring a house that ones’ identity becomes more distinct.
The house is depicted in structural materials, in existent relationships and their evidences through different approaches to form, arrangement and skin.
As a woman, a mother, a wife and an emigrant, building and supporting a house is about resilience. The house became the prime structure of my identity and it is where limits are confronted by different relationships I have to people who share it with me and those who come and go.
Bia Monteiro (b.1976 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) holds a B.A. in Advertising/Film from Emerson Colllege, Boston, MA. Bia is a visual artist working mostly with photography, video and installations. She has a solo show at Cranio Galeria de Arte in Rio de Janeiro and several group exhibitions in Brazil, Berlin and New York. She was part of the Picture Berlin Photo Residency in 2012. Bia also makes artist books and is currently doing the ICP Bard MFA program in Advanced Photography Studies, where she was awarded the director’s scholarship in 2015. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the ICP Library.
April 14 | Thursday | 6 – 9 PM
April 15 – 16 | Friday - Saturday | 1 – 6 PM
The ICP-Bard MFA Studios are located at 24-20 Jackson Avenue in Queens. Take the E or M train to Court Square-23rd Street, 7 or G train to Court Square, or the B62 Bus to Jackson Ave/David St.