Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves will emcee an elegant evening celebrating the brief history and subtle art of the curators’ intro, with poet Rijard Bergeron and choreographer Niall Jones reading beloved and noteworthy introductory remarks culled from our community of curators and readers and audience over the past twenty years or so, accompanied by composer Robert Ouyang Rusli. A limited edition publication of this talk will be available for purchase at and after the event.
Rijard Bergeron (b.1990, H.H.I, South Carolina) is a poet. His work has been published in The Poetry
Project Newsletter, The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism’s Poetry Portal,
This Image Journal, and elsewhere. Rijard also makes collage and has most recently
published two pieces in collaboration with Sara Jane Stoner, for her book Experience in
the Medium of Destruction (Portable Press @ Yo Yo Labs). He is very grateful for his
friends and his friends who have been, and continue to be, mentors. He invites you to
view the photographs he posts on his Instagram, @rijardbergeron. He lives in Brooklyn
with a Pitbull named Lucy and his lover.
Niall Jones is a dance artist working and living in New York City. Niall is Assistant Director / Creative Producer for the School of Dance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Niall works between dance, performance, and visual art practices, exploring time and impermanence with an unruly fascination in affective environments, disorientation, seriality, and labor. Jones’ work has been presented in New York by New York Live Arts, the Invisible Dog Art Center, the Kitchen, Gibney Dance Center, Roulette, Movement Research, Danspace Project, Abrons Arts Center, Dixon Place, Dance Theater Workshop, Jack Art Center, Chez Bushwick, Center for Performance Research, and the New Museum, as well as the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Illinois. Niall received a 2017 Outstanding Emerging Choreographer Bessie award nomination for Splendor #3. Niall also works as Assistant Director / Creative Producer for the School of Dance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Robert Ouyang Rusli is an artist and film composer based in Brooklyn, NY, and is the recipient of the 2017 Van Lier Fellowship for Music Composition. He scored the award-winning 2017 Trinidadian film Moko Jumbie and his score for the feature documentary Good Game won Best Original Score at the IndieCapitol Film Festival in 2015. Recently, Rob composed music for artist Casey Tang’s Untitled (Rivers) video installation at the Queens Museum, and sound design for performance artist Wo Chan’s WHITE FLAG/WHITE FACE at Dixon Place’s Hot! Festival. He also performed a performance art piece titled I <3 U Always 4 Ever with Wo Chan at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival. He produces and performs experimental rap music and performance art under the name OHYUNG.