AC Institute is excited to present new work by Monika Uchiyama who is the third and final artist in the triage project exhibition "Softer, Softest: Part I,II, & III."

Monika Uchiyama's installation segment will feature video work on the show's theme of intimacy and exchange, while also integrating new parts of Peter Fankhauser's work (the project's curator) and Julian Chams'. 

Monika Uchiyama is an artist working primarily in video. She is interested in personal narratives and investigating the ways in which coping strategies linked to physical, social, and generational trauma reveal themselves through storytelling. She received an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, a BA from CUNY-City College, and attended the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art.

The project series started with an installation by Fankhauser who came up with the exhibition’s concept and invited Julian Chams and Monika Uchiyama to participate. All three artists in their individual solo shows lasting up to two weeks consider the evolving nature of intimacy and exchange. The artists are invited to incorporate or reference each other’s work in their individual projects. Each of these will be punctuated by an opening reception and frame the following project until the exhibition closes. By entering into an exchange that strategically codifies what is too personal, too soft, or too queer, these three artists reposition the notion of vulnerability in closer proximity to control.

Please join us at an Artist Reception for Monika Uchiyama on Friday, October 12th, 6 – 8 pm at AC Institute, 16 E 48th Street, 4th Floor.