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Announcing Untitled 14 Selected Artists

Posted on January 25, 2018

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Congratulations to the 17 artists selected for Untitled 14 by this years jurors, Teqen Zea-Aida and Gabriel Ritter.

Untitled 14 Artists: Lamia Abukhadra, Wen-Li Chen, Justine Di Fiore, Mara Duvra, Lisa Gordillo, Ralph Hanggi Jr., Chris Heidman, Caitlin Karolczak, Dana LeMoine, Yijia Li, Brady McLearen, Edie Overturf, Lindsay Splichal, Dustin Steuck, Mic Stowell, Nishiki Sugawara-Beda, and Forrest Wasko

Teqen Zea-Aida
Teqen Zea-Aida is the founder and director of City Wide Artists, which seeks out work that is contemporary, controversial, and deeply rooted in the ongoing experiences of his selected artists. Looking out across several mediums, his curatorial focus is on emerging inner city artists of color from within the local community and diverse international voices. City Wide Artists featured over 65 artists from 7 countries. Teqen was born in Colombia, raised in Forest Lake, Minnesota, and lived in between South America and the US throughout his twenties and thirties. He has always been driven to find edgy emerging artistic talent as a long time collector, independent curator and founder of City Wide Artists.

Gabriel Ritter
Gabriel Ritter is the Curator and Head of Contemporary Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). Ritter has organized Now Where Were We?, with LA-based artist Dave Muller; A Place We Share, with New York-based artist Aliza Nisenbaum; as well as the world premiere of artist Anne Collier’s Women with Cameras (Self Portrait); and upcoming presentation of video work by artist Kenneth Tam. Prior to his appointment at Mia, Ritter served as the Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art where he oversaw the long-running Concentrations series focusing on internationally emerging and underrepresented artists including Lucie Stahl, Margaret Lee, Chosil Kil, Slavs and Tatars, and Stephen Lapthisophon. Ritter holds a Ph.D. in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he also earned his M.A. in art history.

Image courtesy of Lamia Abukhadra

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