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Alexandra Ackerman's Artist Portfolio

Iowa City, Iowa, USA. "Fabric is a favorite material for me because it adds a tactile quality to a piece as well as evoking a sense of nostalgia." Each issue of Kolaj Magazine features portfolios of contemporary artists alongside critical commentary as a means of developing a deeper understanding of collage as both a medium and a genre. To be considered, register with the Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory at www.kolajmagazine.com.

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Migrating Forces

In "Migrating Forces," Steve Bridgeman writes about how Charulata Prasada uses collage to explore culture, gender, and self. He writes, "Beyond the visual spectacle, Prasada’s work stands out for its audacious deviations. Particularly striking is her commentary on society’s standards of gender norms."

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Bubbling from the Collective Unconscious

Monterey Park, California, USA. Usually when Sylvia Marina Martinez gets an idea or a commission, she first gathers as much information about the person, place, history, and mood seeking to be conveyed. She also spends time in meditation and listen to related music as well–she relies on messages that bubble from the collective unconscious. She also researches old newspaper articles and photography using public or university libraries & archives. She approaches the art as its own entity that wants to speak and she feels she's the conduit. She is a lifelong learner and committed to her growth as an artist and as a someone who seeks to make a contribution to culture and historical storytelling.

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RESIDENCY UPDATE


Collage as Street Art Residency - New Orleans 2024

Kolaj Institute is excited to announce the seven artists from Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, and across the United States who were selected to participate in this week-long residency in New Orleans, coinciding with Kolaj Fest New Orleans (12-16 June 2024), during which artists will explore the city, learn about the history and materials of street art, and make artwork for public display that Kolaj Fest attendees and New Orleanians will be able to view.

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A Geometry of Hours

Jacqueline Dee Parker at Isabella Valise/Devin Borden in Houston, Texas, USA through 30 June 2024. “A Geometry of Hours” includes two installations of Jacqueline Dee Parker’s work: “An Ars Poetica”, an ongoing series of small works because these intimate pieces are daily devotions, and “Open House in the Memory Palace”, chosen fragments of lived experience reference a personal lineage as well as the artist's esteem for the analog culture that is rapidly dematerializing from all human life.

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CoLABELage at Collage-O-Rama

at Slip Gallery in Seattle, Washington, USA, through 9 June 2024. Presented by the Special Agent Collage Collective. “Your mission is to collage on labels. Any size. Any format." Over 170 artists responded to this prompt, generating 1000+ analog collages ranging in size from a petite half inch to a full page. Initially conceived of as a mail art swap, the enthusiastic response led to this substantial exhibition and creation of Special Agent Collage Collective’s permanent collage archive.

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Fragmented Bodies

at Galleria Lorcan O'Neill in Rome, Italy, through 18 June 2024. “Fragmented Bodies” is a group exhibition featuring new works by Celia Hempton, Wardell Milan, and Paul Mpagi Sepuya. Born between the end of the 1970s and the beginning of the 1980s, the three artists share an interest in representing the human body as a fractured site rather than a unitary entity. Scrutinized, reflected in mirrors, parsed and reassembled, the figures in the work of Hempton, Milan, and Sepuya reflect sympathies towards a number of current discussions in contemporary culture: the complexities of desire, the social construction of gender roles, the need to be seen and represented.

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Kolaj Magazine exists to show how the world of collage is rich, layered, and thick with complexity. By remixing history and culture, collage artists forge new thinking. To understand collage is to reshape one's thinking of art history and redefine the canon of visual culture that informs the present. Your support of this magazine keeps us going and makes it possible for us to investigate and document collage and to promote a deeper, more complex understanding of the medium and its role in art history and contemporary art.


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Collage Residencies in Scotland

Early Deadline: Sunday, 26 May 2024. Kolaj Institute partners with A’ the Airts and the Nithsdale Hotel in Sanquhar, Scotland to offer week-long residencies for collage artists in Fall 2024. Collage Artist Residency: Scotland is designed for artists working in collage who seek to make art in community with other artists. As part of a year long exploration of Castles as Buildings, Metaphors, and Systems of Power, while in Scotland, we will consider the castles of Sanquhar, Drumlanrig, and Morton; their history, folklore, and evolution. Residencies are intended for self-motivated collage artists, regardless of the stage in their career, who want to develop their practice, collaborate with others and who want to develop a practice of working with place, historic sites or history associations to create and present art that speaks to a general community about contemporary issues. Read the full call to artists on the website.

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Photography & Collage Virtual Artist Residency

Deadline to Apply: Sunday, 23 June 2024. A month-long, virtual/online collage artist residency in July that invites photographers and collage artists to come together in dialogue, learn from one another and make artwork for a series of exhibitions that explore the intersection of collage and photography. Unfolding in two tracks over the month, we will ask, What happens when a collagist picks up the camera? What happens when a photographer collages their pictures? Artists will shoot with their own camera, in whatever process they choose (film & develop or digital & print), and then make collage with the photographs they make.

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NEW PUBLICATION


Standard Processes in Dressmaking


Standard Processes in Dressmaking is a collaged altered book by nine members of the International Collage Community. Using E. Lucy Towers's iconic, 1948 instruction manual as a point of departure, artists added fragments to the pages of the book as a means of exploring womanhood and fashion. The result is a collaborative meditation on how the clothes we wear shape identity, meaning, and place in the world.

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Collage Street Art: New Orleans


What happens when you take collage to where the people are? Kolaj Street Krewe is an international group of artists exploring the role of collage in street art as a practice and phenomenon since 2018. In June 2023, a dozen artists gathered in New Orleans for a week-long, in-person artist residency. This zine is a document of what they made.

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Kolaj #39

Taking Joy in the Joy of Others; Cherishing the Beauty of Ephemeral Objects; Migrating Forces; Street Art and Community; Preservation Stations; The Comfort of Crows; Where Words Cannot...Kolaj 39 is chock full of news, ideas, thinking about collage and its place in the world. LEARN MORE


Kolaj Magazine exists to show how the world of collage is rich, layered, and thick with complexity. By remixing history and culture, collage artists forge new thinking. To understand collage is to reshape one's thinking of art history and redefine the canon of visual culture that informs the present.

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World Collage Day 2024 Special Edition

In honor of World Collage Day, 11 May 2024, Kolaj Magazine released a special edition of the magazine. The Special Edition is full of Cut-Out Pages and stories from inspiring collage artists. The Special Edition also includes an interview with 2024 World Collage Day Poster Artist Ali AlShaikh.




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"I Cut Therefore I Kolaj" T-shirt


Since we started Kolaj Magazine in 2011, people have been asking about t-shirts. Well, we finally made one. We are pleased to announce the "I Cut Therefore I Kolaj" T-shirt. We hope you like it and wear it with pride.

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Collage Artist Trading Cards Pack Nine


Kasini House Artshop works with the Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory to produce curated packs of the Collage Artist Trading Cards. Each card is a full color, 5.5” x 3.5” postcard with rounded corners. An example of an artist’s work is on the front of the card and the artist’s public contact information is on the back. Collage Artist Trading Cards come in packs of 15.

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About Kolaj Magazine


Kolaj Magazine is a quarterly, printed, art magazine reviewing and surveying contemporary collage with an international perspective. We are interested in collage as a medium, a genre, a community, and a 21st century art movement. Kolaj is published in Montreal, Quebec by Maison Kasini. Visit Kolaj Magazine online.


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About Kolaj Institute


The mission of Kolaj Institute is to support artists, curators, and writers who seek to study, document, & disseminate ideas that deepen our understanding of collage as a medium, a genre, a community, and a 21st century movement. We operate a number of initiatives meant to bring together community, investigate critical issues, and raise collage’s standing in the art world.


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