Genevieve Quick

Artadia Awardee

“Coming from a place of intensive questioning and research, Quick’s practice uses humor and spectacle to suggest alternative histories and tools for communication. Throughout her videos, performances, and interactive works, Quick creates worlds that allow for imagining new, expansive, and truly bonkers futures.”- jurors Ileana Tejada, Senior Manager, Fellowships and Programs, Headlands Center for the Arts and Laura Phipps, Associate Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art.

Genevieve Quick is an interdisciplinary artist who has exhibited in the Bay Area at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, the Wattis Institute,  the Asian Art Museum, and Mills College Art Museum and at Aurora Picture Show, Houston; NTU CCA, Singapore; and Asian Cultural Center, Gwangju, South Korea. She has been awarded residencies from Montalvo Center for the Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, Recology, MacDowell, Djerassi, the deYoung Museum, and Yaddo. She has received grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Fleishhacker Foundation, Kala, and the Center for Cultural Innovation.

Through video, performance, sculpture, and installation, Quick’s narratives and objects magnify the alienness of the Asian American diaspora to imagine that we come from Planet Celadon, a speculative world that references the historically prominent East Asian ceramic glaze. Through humor and fantastical scenarios, Quick probes the complexity of representation, communication, and belonging with references to popular culture through music, dance, and film. As present and recent history merge with more ancient costumes, ceramics, and symbols, Quick affirms differences and creates more expansive representations of the Asian American diaspora across time and place.