Curatorial project To Break the Ocean opens at the AC Institute

To Break The Ocean | AC Institute | 16 East 48th Street | New York, NY 10017 | Tues - Sun 1-6pm

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

I am
proud to announce that I am co-curating an exhibition at the AC Institute. To Break the Ocean, a group exhibition featuring works by Simon Benjamin, Kearra Amaya Gopee, Kasem Kydd, Shala Miller, Marilyn Nance, Arthur Simms and the Iyapo Repository will be on view from April 11 - May 9, 2018.

To Break the Ocean began as an inquiry into the historical and present day movements of those within the African Diaspora. Through examining the infinite connections between water and blackness, the inquiry cast an outward net to include a study into the spatial, mythological and spiritual relationships of water to the body. The exhibition asserts that black peoples current ecological relationships are linked to entrenched powers of colonialism, however through their distinct approaches the artists in this exhibition offer models to survive, reclaim and imagine new objects and languages for their future landscapes.

Referencing the exhibition’s title, “to break” pulls from fluid dynamics, where the amplitude of a breaking wave causes kinetic energy to disperse thus being transformed beyond linear and predictive dynamics. Drawing parallels between the breaking of waves and the collective experience this exhibition actively considers how black peoples have triumphed and endured...

To Break the Ocean is organized by Zalika Azim and Marquita Flowers.

Hope to see you there! 

2018 Workspace Resident at Baxter St CCNY

Untitled Sketch (Congaree), 2016
Dear Friends and colleagues, 

I am so thrilled to share that I have been selected for this years Baxter St at CCNY’s Workspace Residency Program. Partnering with the International Center of Photography, I will spend three months in residence and look forward to mounting my first solo exhibition at Baxter St at CCNY's gallery in the Spring of 2019. 

More updates to follow! 



TIME LightBox Features Memories Unspoken 


Dear Friends, 

I am so very thrilled to share with you today's feature of Memories Unspoken on 
TIME Lightbox.  

Shown as part of the 2014 BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University; Memories Unspoken combines images from the discovery that my grandmother – a migrant to the north – was a life-long image-maker.  

Please follow the link to read the full article: 
It has become increasingly clear how central this work will be to my overall practice, combining the personal and the political, as well as engaging with the medium of photography in ways that I look forward to continuing to explore and expand upon.
Many thanks for your contribution and support, 


Memories Unspoken to be included in upcoming BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

Untitled (Revisiting Apartment A-635), 2014
Memories Unspoken
Zalika Azim

Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 27th, 2014 from 6-8pm

Combining images from a rich photo archive discovered after her grandmother's passing, Zalika Azim grapples with her grandmother's life as an uncelebrated photographer, curator, collector and family archivist. Entitled 'Memories Unspoken' the installation, to be featured in Show Two, sets forth to explore the significance of the Photograph in the making and revisiting of space, history, memory and redefining the self. 
Installation Sketch (excerpt)
Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 27th, from 6-8pm

Department of Photography & Imaging, 
Tisch School of The Arts, New York University 
721 Broadway at Waverly Place, 8th Floor Gallery 
New York City

Show Two, is the second in a series of three shows that will eventually present the works of the entire 2014 BFA senior class from the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. Installed in the Gulf + Western Gallery (1st floor rear lobby) and the 8th Floor Gallery at 721 Broadway, New York, NY. The show will feature works in photography, digital imaging, and multimedia. On view through April 28th, 2014. 
Gallery Hours: Weekdays, 10am - 7pm & Saturdays, 12pm - 5pm

Many thanks for your support,