on air
Aya Rodriguez-Izumi
curated by: Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi

interactive performance
September 30 - October 07, 2016

Curator Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi interviews Aya Rodriguez-Izumi


On Air is the latest one-on-one interactive piece created by Aya Rodriguez-Izumi. The work borrows from the late night talk show format, complete with a host (Lynnese Page), an in house band (Bad Bone), a live studio audience, a cameraman and a cue card holder (Aya Rodriguez-Izumi). Unsuspecting viewers are catapulted into the role of celebrity guest for the night and are asked a series of questions that deal with ideas of desire, struggle and self reflection. By participating, the viewer is expected to share intimate parts of their personal history. How much participants are willing to divulge and how all the “players” interact, will make On Air a constantly changing experience for each performance.




Friday, Septmeber 30th
7:00 – 8:30PM
Friday, October 7th
7:00 – 8:30PM





Aya Rodriguez-Izumi was born in Okinawa and grew up splitting her time between Japan and East Harlem, New York (where she currently lives and works). Aya is an interdisciplinary artist whose work deals with ideas of societal standards, social structures and cultural identity. Her work has in numerous group shows such as MoCADA, Skylight Gallery, a Pfizer pharmaceutical factory and most recently at the Knockdown Center. She is currently an MFA candidate at the School of Visual Arts.


Aya Rodriguez-Izumi