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Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, "The Picnic: Harvest of the STEW"

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Queens Museum

New York City Building

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Queens, NY 11368

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Please join us in the park directly outside of Queens Museum museum for a performance by Jodie Lyn kee Chow, honoring stewardship groups in the five boroughs. The performance will begin at 2pm.


Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow is a 1.5 generation Jamaican-American interdisciplinary artist living and working in Queens, NY. Her work often explores performance and installation art drawing from the nostalgia of her homeland, Caribbean folklore, fantasy, globalism, spirituality, and migration.

She holds a BFA with honors from New World School of the Arts, University of Florida and an MFA from Hunter College, CUNY. Lyn-Kee-Chow’s exhibitions of note include “Jamaican Pulse: Art and Politics from Jamaica and the Diaspora”, Royal West Academy of England, Bristol, UK (2016), a special project commission at “Jamaica Biennial”, The National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, JA (2017), and “Live Action 12” in Gothenburg, Sweden (2017).

Lyn-Kee-Chow’s work has garnered a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Award in Interdisciplinary Art (2012), Rema Hort Mann Artist in Community Engagement Award (2017), Franklin Furnace Fund (2017), Culture Push Fellowship for Utopian Practice (2018), and Queens Art Fund (2019).


Who Takes Care of New York? is an exploration of the variety of civic groups that exist and thrive in New York City, and the ways that they care for and support their local environments. Displayed through maps, art, and storytelling, this exhibition aims to empower visitors with an understanding of their capacity to make lasting changes in their neighborhoods.

This exhibition is organized by the USDA Forest Service’s New York City Urban Field Station (NYC UFS) and Pratt Institute’s Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative (SAVI). The exhibition will also feature artists whose work aligns with the themes of community-based stewardship, civic engagement, and social infrastructure, including artists Magali Duzant and Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, as well as two NYC UFS Artists-in-Residence, Matthew Jensen and Julia Oldham.

The NYC Urban Field Station, a partnership between the USDA Forest Service, the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, and the Natural Areas Conservancy, has a mission to improve quality of life in urban areas by conducting and supporting research about social-ecological systems and natural resource management (www.nrs.fs.fed.us/nyc). SAVI is a multi-disciplinary mapping research lab and service center that focuses on using geospatial analysis and data visualization to understand NYC communities (https://commons.pratt.edu/savi).


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