Atlanta Contemporary’s Winter 2024 opening features all new exhibitions across the camps. Nine new exhibitions, a dozen new artists, and numerous individual artworks. Come to Atlanta Contemporary on January 25 to see the new exhibitions, meet some of the artists and curators, have a drink, and enjoy the company of the Atlanta Contemporary staff and community.

Featured Artists:

  • Timothy Curtis
  • Coulter Fussell
  • Chrissy Brimmage
  • Stephanie Dinkins
  • Mimi Ọnụọha
  • Masela Nkolo
  • Klimchak
  • Donna Mintz
  • LUMP

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Parking is always free at Atlanta Contemporary! Please park in the Carriage Works lot where Means St and Bankhead Ave intersect.

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Masela Nkolo

Masela Nkolo is a multidisciplinary artist who resides in Atlanta. He was born in Kinshasa, Congo where he graduated in fine arts with an emphasis in large-scale sculpture from the academy of fine arts. After failing his first year in art college in the course of sculpting allowed him to confront his identity as a Congolese and to reap the benefits of his heritage. Afterwards, Masela quickly joined his friends in an art movement in the streets of Kinshasa. Together they called their movement “Neo-Ngongism.” They started out exhibiting in the streets with the goal of awakening the consciences of the population through the arts. His work has previously been exhibited on display at various galleries such as Johnson Lowe gallery, Moca, GA; the Mint Museum, NC and Artfields, SC. In 2022 Masela was awarded a juror’s choice at MOCA GA in the biennial. Most recently he received distinguished awards such as the Artfields category award solo Exhibition.

Klimchak

Klimchak is a composer known for his use of electronics & homebuilt instruments. His work has been seen in dance, theater & solo performances around the world. In 2011, he was given a grant by Idea Capital to make a series of compositions for home-built percussion instruments with lights incorporated in them. They were performed in 2012/2013 as flash percussion performances, titled Klimchak’s Lebeato Lounge. In March, 2015, Klimchak premiered his solo show, CooksNotes, in which he makes music on kitchen implements while cooking dinner for the audience.

Klimchak regularly performs solo shows featuring the Don Buchla designed Marimba Lumina. Only about 100 of this very rare instrument were made. With the Marimba Lumina the percussionist is able to perform live music that would normally take at least 4 musicians. His multi-instrumental compositions are played with 4 separate mallets, six foot pedals and a breath controller. As added touches, his sets usually include 4 or 5 small percussion instruments, some chanting or tuvan throat singing and at least one solo on the theremin.

LUMP

Since 1996, Lump has expanded the possibilities for artists and curators through the support of ambitious projects in exhibition, performance, research and documentation while broadening the community’s exposure to new artistic practices and dialogue. In 2016, Lump officially became a 501(c)3 non profit organization.

As an arts organization created to engage and support artists and their audiences, our mission includes a multifaceted approach: To support artists who take risks and help them realize new ambitious projects; to coordinate a strong support system for visual artists; to promote relationships between artists and the community; and to increase access to the visual arts and arts education for the citizens of North Carolina.

Stephanie Dinkins

Stephanie Dinkins is a transmedia artist who creates experiences that spark dialog about race, gender, aging, and our future histories. Her work in AI and other mediums uses emerging technologies and social collaboration to work toward technological ecosystems based on care and social equity. Dinkins’ experiences with and explorations of artificial intelligence have led to a deep interest in how algorithmic systems impact communities of color in particular and all of our futures more generally.

Dinkins’ experiments with AI have led full circle to recognize the stories, myths, and cultural perspectives, aka data, that we hold and share form and inform society and have done so for millennia. She has concluded that our stories are our algorithms. We must value, grow, respect, and collaborate with each other’s stories (data) to build care and broadly compassionate values into the technological ecosystems that increasingly support our future.

Dinkins teaches at Stony Brook University where she holds the Kusama Endowed Chair in Art. Dinkins earned an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and is an alumna of the Whitney Independent Studies Program. She exhibits and publicly advocates for inclusive AI internationally at a broad spectrum of community, private, and institutional venues. Dinkins is a 2021 United States Artist Fellow and Knight Arts & Tech Fellow. Previous fellowships, residencies and support include the Artist Fellow of the Berggruen Institute and Lucas Artists Fellow in Visual Arts at Montalvo Art Center, CA, Onassis Foundation, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, Creative Capital, Soros Equality Fellowship, Data and Society Research Institute Fellowship, Sundance New Frontiers Story Lab, Eyebeam, Pioneer Works Tech Lab, NEW INC, Blue Mountain Center; The Laundromat Project; Santa Fe Art Institute and Art/Omi.

The New York Times featured Dinkins in its pages as an AI influencer. Wired, Art In America, Artsy, Art21, Hyperallergic, the BBC, Wilson Quarterly, and a host of popular podcasts have recently highlighted Dinkins’ art and ideas.

Mimi Ọnụọha

Nigerian-American artist Mimi Ọnụọha’s work questions and exposes the contradictory logics of technological progress. Through print, code, data, video, installation, and archival media, Ọnụọha offers new orientations for making sense of the seeming absences that define systems of labor, ecology and relations.

Ọnụọha’s recent solo exhibitions include bitforms gallery (USA) and Forest City Gallery (Canada). Her work has been featured at the Whitney Museum of Art (USA), the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (AUS), Mao Jihong Arts Foundation (China), La Gaitê Lyrique (France), Transmediale Festival (Germany), The Photographers Gallery (UK), and NEON (Greece) among others. Her public art engagements have been supported by Akademie der Kunst (Germany), the Royal College of Art (UK), the Rockefeller Foundation (USA), and Princeton University (USA).

Ọnụọha is a Creative Capital and Fulbright-National Geographic grantee. She is also the Co-Founder of A People’s Guide To Tech, an artist-led organization that makes educational guides and workshops about emerging technology.

Chrissy Brimmage

Chrissy Brimmage is a multidisciplinary artist living and working out of Brooklyn, NY, by way of Atlanta, GA.

Her practice utilizes the opportunities and constraints of digital and material mediums and space to research the structures of consciousness & experience. She is currently interested in social phenomenology (our social reality as a product of intersubjectivity), identity formation (how identity can be constructed & altered, & the negotiation of identity in society), spatial anthropology (understanding space as an extension of the body, and how the body & space co-construct each other) and embodied romance (understanding, building, and living a life of romance).

She has shown works nationally and internationally with Asian Arts Initiative (Philadelphia), PPOW Gallery in conjunction with Frieze Fair (New York), VMF Winter Arts (Vancouver), WISH Gallery (Atlanta) and more, and has taken residency with IMMENSIVA (Barcelona), Laboratory Interactive Art Residency (Spokane), and The Recurse Center (New York).

Coulter Fussell

Coulter Fussell was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia, an old textile town. She is the youngest family quilter, hailing from multi-generations of seamstresses and quilters. She produces quilt-works using discarded and donated textiles as her sole materials. Coulter has exhibited works across the country including The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami. Her textiles works are in the permanent collections of the Columbus Museum of Art and the Mississippi Museum of Art.

Coulter is a 2023 Mississippi Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship recipient, the 2023 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Visual Arts Inductee, a 2021 Museum of Arts and Design Burke Prize Finalist, the Jane Crater Hiatt Fellow and winner the the 2021 Mississippi Museum of Art Biennial, a 2019 United States Artists Fellow in Craft, the 2019 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Visual Arts Inductee, and the Finalist for the 2017 SouthArts Southern Prize. Coulter lives and works in rural north Mississippi with her family.

Timothy Curtis
  • Timothy Curtis [b. 1982] is a self-taught artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who works in New York City.

Since establishing a focused studio practice in 2015, Curtis had his first solo exhibition in November 2017 at Kaikai Kiki’s Hidari Zingaro gallery in Tokyo, Japan, curated by Takashi Murakami. His work was debuted publicly in the U.S. at the Brooklyn Museum as part of the group exhibition Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull) by the artist Stephen Powers (November 2015-2016).

Curtis had his first solo show in New York City with Albertz Benda Gallery and was featured in the group exhibition The Pencil is a Key: Drawings by Incarcerated Artists, The Drawing Center, New York City in 2019.

Recent shows include Negotiating Grids, at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), Philadelphia, Pa. 2022. Self Watering Flowers, at Almine Rech Paris, France 2023 and also included in The Echo of Picasso at Museo Picasso Málaga 2023-24 as well as the New York City Exhibition The Echo of Picasso, Almine Rech, New York City 2023.

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Location

Gallery 1, Gallery 2, Gallery 3, Gallery 4, Gallery 5, Gallery 6, Atrium, Chute Space, Secret Garden, Sliver Space gallery map

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