Davina Semo | In conversation with Marci Kwon | Saturday May 4, 3pm

Precarious Hardware: Davina Semo in conversation with Marci Kwon
Saturday, May 4 at 3:00pm at 488 Ellis Street

To mark the last day of Davina Semo’s solo exhibition “Precarious Hardware,” please join us for a conversation between the artist and Marci Kwon, Assistant Professor of Art History at Stanford University.  The discussion will explore topics such as nature and ecology, materials, the built environment, and being an artist at this moment.

Davina Semo (b.1981) has a BA in Visual Arts from Brown University and an MFA from University of California, San Diego. Semo has been featured in shows at San Francisco Arts Commission, Greene Naftali Gallery (New York), Hannah Hoffman (Los Angeles), and the Bridgehampton Biennial, curated by Bob Nickas. She has had solo exhibitions at Marlborough Chelsea (New York), Ribordy Thetaz (Geneva) and White Flag Library as part of White Flag Projects (St. Louis). She has work currently in the exhibition “Show Me as I Want to Be Seen” at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Semo lives and works in San Francisco.

At Stanford, Marci Kwon is also a faculty affiliate of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Asian American Studies, and the Center for East Asian Studies, and serves on the executive committee of American Studies, and Modern Thought and Literature. Kwon’s first book, Enchantments: Joseph Cornell and American Modernism, is forthcoming from Princeton University Press in 2020. Her writing addresses various topics, including Isamu Noguchi, Appalachian Spring, and Japanese internment (published in Modernism/modernity Print Plus, 2018+); Japanese internment crafts (forthcoming, Center for the Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts/NGA); Surrealism and folk art at the Museum of Modern Art (forthcoming, MoMA: The First Twenty Years); John Kane, amateurism, and labor (forthcoming, Third Text); and Martin Wong and Orientalism (forthcoming, The Present Prospects of Social Art History).