"Mira Dayal – Complex Tokens" | Artist Talk and Reception

Mira Dayal, reCAPTCHA_i, 2022, ink on paper, 9 x 12 inches. Courtesy the artist
Date & Time Apr 30 2024 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Robertson Hall
Bernstein Gallery and Bowl 001
Mira Dayal
sidony o’neal
Audience Open to the Public

Join artists Mira Dayal and sidony o’neal for a conversation on Tuesday, April 30, presented on occasion of Dayal’s solo exhibition Complex Tokens. A reception in the gallery will follow.

If you're unable to attend in person, please join us via Zoom. You may access the livestream via the following link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/95354583740.

On view in Princeton’s Bernstein Gallery through June 2024, Dayal’s show traces the flows and evolutions of language, labor, and technology in society, exploring systems that attempt to map language and cross-historical approaches to encryption.


Mira Dayal is an artist, writer, editor, and educator based in New York. Her studio work involves subtle, laborious applications of materials; critical reflections on changing technologies; and formal explorations of the limits and systems of language. Dayal’s work has been shown at Barnard College, Parent Company, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, Hesse Flatow, Gymnasium, Lubov, NURTUREart, NARS Foundation, and Abrons Art Center in New York, as well as lower_cavity, Holyoke, MA; Artspace New Haven; Apparatus Projects, Chicago; STNDRD, Granite City, IL; OCHI, Los Angeles; Kunstverein Dresden, Germany; and other spaces. She has participated in residencies and intensives at Ox-Bow, Art in General, and A.I.R. Gallery. Dayal is currently on faculty at Barnard College and the School of Visual Arts and has previously taught at Hunter College and the International Center of Photography.

sidony o’neal is a conceptual artist and writer with a focus on post-digital and synthetic methods for the development of works. Engaging philosophies of translation, mathematics, and computing, o’neal’s approach prioritizes research, intuition, and interface among many types of objects and environments. o’neal’s work has been presented with Veronica Project Space, Seattle, WA; SculptureCenter, New York, and Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR, among other venues. Performances as a part of non-band DT have been presented with Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Volksbühne Berlin, and Performance Space New York. o’neal is a co-founder of INFANT design company. ENCHIRIDION: aisle, spline, resort, o’neal’s first major solo exhibition in North America, was presented at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art in 2022. The following year, exhibitions at NADA New York, and at Dracula’s Revenge, New York, were reviewed by the New York Times. o’neal was a 2022–2023 Hodder Fellow at the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University, presenting , The Pudding Butcher, an exhibition of new works, and was recently named a Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts.

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Image credit: Mira Dayal, reCAPTCHA_i, 2022, ink on paper, 9 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the artist.



Bernstein gallery; Photo credit: © Nic Lehoux

Bernstein Gallery

The School’s Bernstein Gallery is dedicated to art exhibitions that stimulate thinking about contemporary policy issues.