Invisibility(ies) Session Three

This is the third conversation in Acogedor’s Invisibility(ies) conversation series. The series explores the idea of being invisible in society, family, the world. Each conversation will take place virtually via YouTube Livestream (––that means that anyone interested in attending can connect from anywhere in the world with an (strong enough) internet connection.

Saturday, DECEMBER 19, 2020 @ 1:00 Pm PT / 4:00 pm ET /10:00 pm CET

Saturday’s conversation will be with artists Toban Nichols, Kristine Schomaker, and Neena Wang. They will be exploring body, body image, and the aesthetics of body in the Western heterosexual norm. The conversation will be moderated by Acogedor founder and director, artist Nicole Rademacher.

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participant bios

Toban Nichols | website
Toban Nichols, is a visual artist and filmmaker from Los Angeles. His work has been seen in film festivals & galleries around LA, in Romania, Israel, & the Netherlands. He was also featured in Pop Rally at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

After earning a Bachelors degree in painting, he studied New Media at the San Francisco Art Institute in California where he received an MFA in New Genres. He has been granted a residency with the Experimental Television Center in New York, and awarded the Juror’s Pick at the ArtHouse Film Festival for his video entitled “BATTLESTATIONS!!

In the past eight years Nichols launched a line of textiles, created a photo app for iDevices worldwide and published his first photo book titled ‘MY TWIN’.
He is currently in post production on his first feature length documentary titled “Beyond the Trees” for wide release in 2021.

Kristine Schomaker | website
Kristine Schomaker is a Los Angeles based multidisciplinary artist and art historian. She received her BA in Art History and a MA in Studio Art from California State University Northridge. In addition to being a practicing artist Schomaker is the founder of Shoebox PR, oversees and curates a residency space for Shoebox Projects at the Brewery in Los Angeles and is the founder of the online contemporary art magazine Art and Cake. Schomaker has been exhibiting her work since the late 1990’s and has been featured in numerous exhibitions including most recently, group shows at POST (2018), Brainworks Gallery (2017), BLAM (2017), MuseuMM (Los Angeles, 2017); Torrance Art Museum, I-5 Gallery and these solo exhibitions: “Perceive Me” at Ronald H Silverman Fine Art Gallery Cal State Los Angeles (2020), “Plus” at Ark Gallery in Altadena (2018), “Mirror, Mirror!” Gallery H Phantom Galleries LA, Hawthorne, California (2015), “A Comfortable Skin,” Kerckhoff Hall Art Gallery UCLA, presented by UCLA Cultural Arts Commission, Los Angeles, California (2014) and “Ce n’est pas une peinture,” TRACTIONARTS, Los Angeles, California (2013)

Neena Wang | website
Neena Wang (b. Memphis, TN) lives and works in Los Angeles.

Nicole Rademacher | website
Nicole Rademacher is an artist and an Art Therapist & Marriage and Family Therapist in training. The influence of her adoption and reunion (with her biological family) feature prominently in her studio practice where she explores concepts of intimacy, identity, and belonging through visual work as well as in community engagement works. She held an artist residency at La Cité Nationale des Arts and recently received an Artistic Community Engagement Grant from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation. Rademacher holds an MFA from Alfred University and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently an MA candidate in the Marital & Family Therapy with specialization in the Marital & Family Therapy w/ specialization in Clinical Art Therapy Program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She has collaborated and shown work widely both nationally & internationally.