Moniker International Art Fair is pleased to announce it has partnered with Princess Nokia for two nights of intimate performances, May 5 and 6, 2018 at Elsewhere, located at599 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn.
Running on two evenings alongside the fair, the performances will celebrate Monikers’ New York debut. Early Bird tickets will be available on the Moniker website www.monikerartfair.com/
Princess Nokia is a force to be reckoned with. Her album 1992 was regarded by Rolling Stone as one of the “15 Greatest Albums You Didn’t Hear in 2016”. After having sold out shows in Los Angeles and London she will be returning to her hometown, New York City. A stark individual, she blends tribal beats, with trip hop and R&B, creating a truly unique sound to match her confrontational and often humorous lyrics.
“When thinking about who to partner with, Princess Nokia was the obvious choice. Not only is she a native New Yorker who embraces art and politics, she is also a strong female whose genre bending fits naturally with the ethos of the artists shown at Moniker. Her career mirrors that of the Urban Art and Street Art movements, starting underground and gaining wide recognition” says Tina Ziegler, Fair Director.
Moniker sets itself apart from other art fairs through experimental presentations and immersive elements. Known for producing thematic fairs, its first stateside edition will bring the interactive atmosphere of the carnival to New York City. In addition to presentations by galleries, Moniker has commission site specific installation, connecting back to the idea that an art fair should be an active experience. With each fair, Moniker strives to expose a wider audience to new emerging and established artists working within the Urban Art and Street Art movements.
The partnership with Princess Nokia furthers Moniker’s cause, providing a unique experience outside of the traditional art fair structure while connecting to a diverse group of culture enthusiasts.
Princess Nokia Ticket Information:
Dates & Times
Saturday, May 5th | Doors: 6pm
Sunday, May 6th | Doors: 7 pm
$23 Early Bird
Friday, February 23 at 9am est
Moniker website: www.monikerartfair.com/
599 Johnson Ave Brooklyn, NY 11237
Moniker International Art Fair:
Dates & Hours:
Thursday, May 3, 2018
VIP & Press Preview 3-5pm
Private View 5pm-10pm
Open to the Public
May 4 - 6, 2018
Friday, May 4 12-10pm
Saturday, May 5 12-8pm
Sunday, May 6 . 12-6pm
Moniker Admission Prices:
$25 Private View
$15 One-Day Pass
$28 Multi-day Pass
Venue: Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse, 73 West St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
About Princess Nokia
Princess Nokia is a musical collective lead by twenty-four year old Destiny Nicole Ortiz (formerly known as Wavy Spice). Destiny is an up and coming, multifaceted, DIY artist from the New York City underground. Her unique musical style blends tribal beats, with trip hop and R&B – creating an exciting and unprecedented crossover of sounds. Her first independent album in 2014, “Metallic Butterfly,” combines a post-Internet-era view on cyber-feminism, a metaphysical awareness of nature, and sex and drugs; often stepping into a dystopian, or indigenous landscape. Her songs are both hypnotic and hyper-reality driven. In 2016 she had breakout hits with 1992 like “Tomboy” and “Brujas” and the whole album was very positive and female- empowering. Following the release of the album, Nokia went on a very successful European and college tour and has solidified herself as truly a force to be reckon with.
Aside from her music, Destiny also hosts a weekly web-radio show that she DJs as part of her feminist art collective, Smart Girls Club, helping to open up dialogue and support for young women of all ethnicities in music and the arts.
About Moniker International Art Fair
Now in its 9th year, Moniker Art Fair aims to spotlight emerging and established talent from a burgeoning and increasingly diverse contemporary art movement forged by its subversive and innovative spirit. Staged for the first time during New York’s most important art week in May, Moniker International Art Fair attracts some of the most talked about artists, galleries and collectors from the finer side of the street art movement and its related subcultures.
Moniker rallies against the familiar grind of the art fair season with a curated, experiential and immersive focus, creating unique settings for the display of artists and their work. With a proven track record of delivering a rich and varied program since its formation in 2010, the fair has grown significantly since its inception both in terms of audience and relevance