Join us for an afternoon of discussion with the female artists Joy Drury Cox, Jiha Moon, and Jill Frank, each featured in the 2019 Atlanta Biennial. This event will also feature a guest moderator, Dr. Jordan Amirkhani.

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Joy Drury Cox

Joy Drury Cox (b. 1978, Atlanta, Georgia) is an artist and educator living in Durham, North Carolina. She graduated with a B.A. in English from Emory University and earned her M.F.A. from the School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida. She has exhibited nationally and internationally since 2003 and is the author of three artist books: Stranger, Old Man and the Sea, and Or, Some of the Whale. Most recently she co-authored a photography book with her partner, Ben Alper titled Compound Fractures featuring photographs of caves taken in the Southeastern United States. Her works are included in various private and public collections, including the New York Public Library and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Today she works in a variety of media including drawing, collage, textiles, and photography. Cox is currently a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Art and Art History Department at UNC Chapel Hill.

Jiha Moon

Jiha Moon’s (b. 1973, Daegu, South Korea) Lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. She is recipient of the prestigious Jean Mitchell Foundation’s Painter and Sculptor’s Award for 2011. Her mid-career survey exhibition, “Double Welcome: Most Everyone’s Mad Here” organized by Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and Taubman Museum is touring more than 10 museums around the country until 2018. Her works are in the permanent collections of the Asia Society in New York, the High Museum of Art, the Mint Museum of Art, The Smithsonian Institute, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, and the Virgina Museum of Fine Arts.

Jill Frank

Jill Frank received a BA in photography at Bard College, and MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has had solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia. Jill is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Georgia State University in the Welch School of Art and Design. Reviews of her work have appeared in Art Forum, Art in America, Bad at Sports and The Paris Review.

Dr. Jordan Amirkhani

Dr. Jordan Amirkhani is a Professorial Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art at American University in Washington, DC. She received her PhD in the History and Philosophy of Art at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom in 2015 and has published scholarship on the Franco-Cuban painter and polemicist Francis Picabia, the British conceptual art collective Art & Language, and the photographic work of Crow artist Wendy Red Star. Recent curatorial projects include Identity Measures, an exhibition of 23 New Orleans-based artists for the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans’ 2019 Open Call exhibition, and DIALOGUES, an inaugural exhibition of 32 artists for STABLE—a subsidized studio, gallery, and educational space in northeast Washington, DC. In addition to her academic scholarship, Jordan also writes art criticism for a number of contemporary art publications including Artforum, Art Practical, Baltimore Arts, and Her emphasis on contextualizing contemporary art and artists working in the American Southeast garnered her a prestigious Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation “Short-Form” Writing Grant in 2017 and three nominations for The Rabkin Prize in Arts Journalism in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Upcoming Events

April 12 / 6:00pm

Meditate + Create

Hannah Joy


Atlanta Contemporary hosts a session of mindfulness-based activities to inspire awareness, creativity, and healing for everyone.

April 15 / 7:00pm

Pagan Five

Redaction of Archival Materials


Adam Forrester manifests a physical representation of the notion of selective memory by interacting with formally confidential archival materials reflecting the hidden history of his hometown.

April 17 / 12:00pm

Deeply Rooted, Cultured, and Silenced

Jose Villalobos Performance and Talkback


Jose Villalobos virtually screens their performance Deeply Rooted, Cultured, and Silenced (2021) followed by a talk back with curator Dr. Jordan Amirkhani.

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