a.k. burns
fear of commitment 

august 17 - october 5, 2014
opening august 17, 4 - 7 pm


"when is a broken off limb just a part of the environment and when is it offspring?" karen barad

in our third artist residency, n/a is pleased to host artist a.k. burns, visiting from brooklyn, new york. with roots in the bay area, burns returns to oakland after more than a decade. 

fear of commitment activates the gallery through multiple forms of production, making space for the perforation of ideas and interdisciplinary methods as a series of potentials. the residence will culminate in an exhibition and talk that will take place on august 17th, 2014. 

with community focused sensibilities and an investment in the politics of the body, burns has been a founder and collaborator on projects such as w.a.g.e. ( working artists and the great economy ), the trans-feminist magazine randy, and the feature length socio-sexual video community action center. burns is currently at work on a long term video installation that re-imagines the sci-fi genre through a surreal narrative of bodies in transition and their relationship to nature, technology, territory and resources.


read an interview with k.r.m. mooney and a.k. burns here.


a.k. burns is an interdisciplinary artist who currently lives in brooklyn, ny. part-time faculty in the graduate department of fine arts at parsons the new school for design and the milton avery school of art at bard college, she has exhibited internationally. a.k. burns is represented by callicoon fine arts.

photos by kristine eudey >