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Artwork images by (left to right): Sasha Bergstrom-Katz, William Camargo, Rachel Zaretsky and Boz Garden.

Conversation with the Artists

Friday, December 11, 2020 at 1 PM

In this program, exhibition artists Sasha Bergstrom-Katz, William Camargo, Boz Garden and Rachel Zaretsky led an introduction and conversation about their works in ARCHIVE MACHINES.
This program was organized by Jamie Costa.

About Sasha Bergstrom-Katz

Sasha Bergstrom-Katz is an artist living between Los Angeles and London. Her work looks at how the human sciences (particularly pay-disciplines) produce people as subjects and is specifically interested in how the subject is re-presented to itself through examination, study and diagnosis. She is a current PhD Candidate in Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London and holds an MFA from the University of California, Irvine.


About William Camargo

William Camargo is an Arts Educator, Photo-Based Artist and Arts Advocate born and raised in Anaheim, California. He is currently serving as Commissioner of Heritage and Culture in the city of Anaheim and working towards an MFA at Claremont Graduate University. He is the founder and curator of Latinx Diaspora Archives, an archive Instagram page that elevates communities of color through family photos. He attained his BFA at the California State University, Fullerton, and an AA from Fullerton College in photography.


About Boz Garden

Boz Garden is an Afro-latinx (they/them) artist, photographer, writer, and researcher making work about the ways blackness and queerness unmake, rethink, and on some level constitute our assumptions about the (built) environment. Their work at the moment takes a science-fictional approach to a critique of land use, archival practices, and multispecies (in)justice. They received a BFA from California Institute of the Arts.


About Rachel Zaretsky

Rachel Zaretsky is an artist living in Los Angeles. She holds a BFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York City and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Southern California. She works through performance, video and photography to challenge our relationship to the creation of memories. She studies the compulsion to collect and Crete personal archives of digital images and treats them as malleable material. Through an inquiry-based art practice, Zaretsky examines how modes of representation can portray absence, how we process loss and our desire to preserve through memorialization.

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Artwork images (left to right):
Sasha Bergstrom-Katz, On the Subject of Tests: Stanford-Binet 2 (1973) Full Kit. Open., 2020. courtesy of the artist.

William Camargo, Hey You Like My Tats Foo?, 2019. courtesy of the artist.

Boz Garden, Riotous Arrangement 2, 2020. courtesy of the artist.

Rachel Zaretsky, Visiting the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach by proxy (video still), 2019. courtesy of the artist.