Latest News, Interviews & Events
Nov 1, 2023
Dwyer Cultural Center Presents The “Art of Carnival” Exhibition
Occhi collaborators, The Dwyer Cultural Center and Diaspora Now Inc. are pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition, titled “Art of Carnival”, will feature the work of Weldon Ryan, an award-winning Trinidadian artist exploring the cultural expressions of Caribbean Carnival. The exhibition is curated by Anderson M. Pilgrim of Barbados and New York City.
Oct 26, 2023
Occhi Contemporary is Proud to Collaborate with Artist Kamila CK
Kamila CK is an interdisciplinary visual artist based in the UK. Her practice merges boundaries between performance (aerial movement and physical theatre), abstract painting and Japanese Zen calligraphy in a contemporary art context.
Sep 29, 2023
Re-shaping Histories: Artist Catherine Harrington Invites Us To Explore Lincoln’s Inn Fields
Exploring the different ways walking “performs” and intervenes in public spaces, she encourages collective debate, questioning how buildings embody social practices and how inhabitation itself is a form of social practice. How can we interrogate buildings to call out these practices – when organised around exclusion or for amassing cultural capital?
Sep 18, 2023
Occhi Contemporary Presents 'Transition'- An Exhibition of Work By Alan James Weiss
Occhi is pleased to present our second solo collaboration with Alan Weiss, titled 'Transition'. Alan was born in the “Copper Belt” in South Central Africa in the town of Kitwe, Zambia. In this exhibition, Alan continues to explore subject matters, themes, and interests influenced by his upbringing in central and southern Africa.
Jul 13, 2023
Artists Discuss Spirituality & Ritual at Dwyer Cultural Center
International Communications Association, Inc. and Diaspora Now Inc, in association with Occhi Arts and Entertainment present “Spirituality & Ritual in the African Diaspora”, at Dwyer Cultural Center, 309 W123rd Street, Harlem, NY
May 12, 2023
Artist Pantea Mahrou Discusses ‘The Positive Vibes of Persian Civilization’
I’ve chosen this title because I believe that studying the culture, goddesses, and ancient-era art of a country can certainly help people stay positive and provide a sense of grounding and stability, particularly in times of uncertainty and challenges. By learning about the traditions, values, and beliefs of their culture, people can gain a deeper understanding of their place in the world and draw inspiration from the wisdom and creativity of past generations. This can help them maintain hope and a positive outlook, even in the face of negative news headlines, political climates, and global challenges
Sep 29, 2022
Call for Artists: COP27 JustAndAmbitious
Occhi Arts and Entertainment and Phoenix FTA Limited are inviting artists from around the world to creatively engage with key topics of concern at the COP27 Climate Summit, which will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from the 06th – 18th of November 2022.
Aug 19, 2022
Occhi Contemporary Is Proud to Present Sumali Piyatissa: Behind My Eyes
Sumali Piyatissa: Behind My Eyes
In Sumali Piyatissa's debut solo show with Occhi Contemporary, “Behind Her Eyes” features a range of abstract artworks that are inspired by nature and everyday life. The show runs until the 25th of September 2022 .
Jul 3, 2022
In Conversation with Visual Artist Eugene Ankomah
Eugene Ankomah is an internationally respected visual artist, mentor, and personality who is both known for his many innovative but unpredictable styles of art, as much as for his ever-changing self-created “Art Persona” and evolving fashion sense.
Jun 13, 2022
In Conversation with Luisa Rivera
Luisa Rivera is a London-based artist, illustrator and author originally from Chile. Most of her work is created with water-based paints and her illustrations appear in books, magazines, newspapers, and art exhibitions. We caught up with her to discuss her work . For further information, visit https://www.luisarivera.cl/
May 26, 2022
Together for Our Planet Featured Artist: Mary Bobson
Mary was born in 1975 and lives in Stavropol, Russia. She graduated from the art school and the College of Technology and Design of the Technological University. A. A. Leonov in Moscow. Mary wanted to study and have an art career, but during difficult times in Russia in the 90s change her direction and became a Doctor of Economics, working for more than 20 years as a chief financier. We had the opportunity to speak to her about her exhibition and publication entry titled,’ Oceans of Time’