In October 2022, a group of high school artists joined the Craft Youth Culture program and began a journey filled with creativity, friendship, and fun. Los Angeles-based artist, Silvi Naçi, led the group in a series of sequential projects which explored surrealism, identity, materiality, and mythology using a variety of media and craft techniques.
About the artist
Silvi Naçi (b.1987, Albania) is an artist and writer working between Albania and Los Angeles. Naçi works with performance, video, sculpture, photography, text, and installation. Naçi holds a dual BFA in Fine Arts and Graphic Design from Suffolk University (2011), and an MFA in Photography + Media from California Institute of the Arts (2019). Working with traumatic memories from their childhood, collective and familial, Naçi investigates gender and cultural identity as it relates to exile, migration, the idea of the illegal body, and citizenship. Their interest lies in the subtle and violent ways that decolonization and migration affects and reshapes a people, language, gender identity as well as social and cultural dynamics.
Craft Youth Culture 2022 – 2023
October 6, 2022 – March 30, 2023
The Craft Youth Culture program will meet weekly on Thursdays from 5 - 7 pm (some changes to the schedule may occur) from October 6, 2022 – March 30, 2023.
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17
December 1, 8, 15
January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Image credits — Craft Youth Culture 2022-2023