ALLGOLD is comprised of artists and designers seeking to facilitate a community by organizing artistic endeavors by enabling exploration and exchange in New York City and abroad. We are currently programming film screenings, live performances, focused aural events, radiophonic broadcasts, talks, dance nights, social gatherings and much more. Our interest in multiple platforms is employed to concentrate the social aspects of various practices while leaving the floor open to emergent formats and concerns of the present. By expanding the community of participants who possess a unique vision, we hope to challenge standards of value.
Kevin Beasley graduated with a BFA from the College for Creative Studies, Detroit and an MFA from Yale University in 2012. He was an artist in residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem 2013-2014. His work I.W.M.S.B. is featured on the record “There Will Never Be Silence” by MoMA/MoMA PS1’s new record label. Kevin’s sculptures, sound works and performances have been featured in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, Sound Horizon in conjunction with a retrospective of Jim Hodges at the Walker Art Center and When the Stars Begin to Fall at the Studio Museum in Harlem. His work was included in the 2013 Queens International as well as group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, 2013 and the Studio Museum in Harlem, 2012. His piece “I Want My Spot Back” was performed at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2012 as part of Ralph Lemon’s “Some Sweet Day.” He has forthcoming projects at the Dallas Museum of Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim in New York.
Inva Cota (b. Pogradec, Albania) holds a BFA in Communication Design from Pratt Institute and an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University. As a designer she works with non-profit, cultural, and educational institutions such as MoMA, Yale of Architecture, Yale Art Gallery, Fader Magazine, Meatpacking District, and JFK Airport. Currently she works at Base Design and teaches at Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design.
Stephen Decker is a Virigina-born artist currently based in New York. He received his BFA from VCU and MFA from Yale University; during this time he was also included in UCLA’s New Wight Biennial. Since living in New York, Stephen has presented an evening long performance to inaugurate the Filipino American Museum and has been working as a graphic designer. Under the moniker SYSDJ Stephen has extended his activities as a DJ and will host a regular radio show on the London based station NTS beginning in 2016. He also is a frequent collaborator with fashion label Lactic Incorporated. Stephen currently teaches a course on experimental publishing at Parsons.
Golnaz Esmaili (b. 1985, Tehran, Iran) received her BFA from Azad Art & Architecture University in Tehran, her MFA in Communication Design from Tehran University in 2009 and her MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University in 2012. She has exhibited internationally in Iran, New York, Atlanta, Columbus, Germany, France, Brazil throughout Tehran and New York. Esmaili rewarded Vije travel grant in 2009, 1st workshop prize in Chaumont graphic design festival in 2009, John A.Carrafiell scholarship fund in 2012. Her work is published in several books such as Arabesque 2 in Germany. She is currently living and working in NY.