Wide shot of the art gallery

It Bee Like That: Project Studio

This exhibition was virtually on view beginning May 8, 2020

The Pace University Art Gallery will host an opening reception for the It Bee Like That: Project Studio Exhibition on Friday, May 8 at 5:00 p.m. The event will include a screening of work, artist talks and dance party deejayed by DJ Ushka. ART 360: Project Studio, taught this semester by Prof. Roger Sayre, is the capstone course for the BFA in Art. Enrolled students spend the full semester working on a single body of work in their chosen medium, whether it be a series of sculptures, suite of paintings, or video short, which is then exhibited in the gallery. The Spring 2020 exhibit will be presented in a virtual gallery and a digital catalog. Student artists include: Jackson Byrnes, Arpita De, Jiaxi Gao, Arin Goldsmith, Stephanie Gonzalez, Sander Haft, Nathalie Jara, Salena Ma, Tanner Maple, Ritz Nihalani, Jin Wang, Dahveed Wilkins, and Corine Winkley.

View the exhibition virtual tourView the exhibition catalog

Landscape artwork for the It Bee Like That Exhibition
Jackson Byrnes
El Capitan Reimagined, digital 3D model, 2020

DJ Biography

Ushka is a Sri Lankan-born, Thailand-raised, Brooklyn-based deejay traversing genres across electronic club and bass music. She deejays from the perspective of a dancer, blending a wide range of club music from soca to dancehall, hip hop to south asian rhythms, baltimore/jersey club to baile funk, vogue cuts to kuduro, azonto to afrobeats and more. She has performed across the U.S, Mexico, and Canada - including at institutions such as Brooklyn Museum, MoMA PS1, American Museum of Natural History, Rubin Museum, The Shed, Toronto's Harbourfront Centre, and Montreal's Fondation Phi. Ushka has been a staple in NYC's queer nightlife, having run the iBomba party for six years and djing parties such as Papi Juice, Gush, Ragga, Yellow Jackets Collective's Lunar New Year, and more. In 2018-2019, she was the artist-in-resident at the A/P/A Institute at NYU and she produced an audiovisual film about migration and an experimental DJ performance as part of The Shed's Open Call. When she isn't crafting dancefloor spaces, Ushka is a climate justice and immigrant rights organizer.