THE BORDER CROSSED ME
October 13 - November 12, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 13, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Wednesday, October 26, 6:30pm
Bronx Culture Trolley: November 2, 6-8pm
Curated by Esperanza Cortés, THE BORDER CROSSED ME examines the emotional, psychological and physiological effects of immigration across the planet. Works on view tackle the disempowering effect of immigration often due to political upheaval, religious intolerance, armed conflict, land grabs and dispossession on individuals, families and cultures from colonized countries.
The exhibition delves into the impact of border culture on language, the economy, the earth, and mental health. Constructed by more powerful governments, these borders are intended to guard their political power, cultural knowledge and privilege. Here border culture is defined as a state of living between worlds, customs, cultures, languages, sexes and expanses of time. Its plight gives birth to hybridity and transculturation.
The 5th Bronx Latin American Art Biennial
September 9 - October 8, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Wednesday, September 28, 6-8pm
Bronx Culture Trolley: October 5, 6-8pm
Jairo Alfonso, Hubert Caño, Franck de Las Mercedes, Manuel Bautista León, Carlos Mateu, Chiqui Mendoza, Horacio Molina, Victor Mora, Stephanie Mota, Bernardo Navarro, Aby Ruiz, SASHALYNILLO, and Zinthia Vazquez
The 5th Bronx Latin American Art Biennial: “I am one of those people who…” presents an evolution of styles and techniques practiced by contemporary Latin-American artists living in the Bronx and abroad. Artworks engage personal aspects of the artists’ philosophy and creation process as well as some of today’s social issues such as: migration, women’s rights, political conflicts, and discrimination.
Nature, Climate, Art
July 13 - August 6, 2016
Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 13, 6-9pm
Featuring Karoline Hjorth, Riitta Ikonen, Robin Rapoport, Nozomi Rose, Linda Cunningham and Juha Metso.
Curated by Inka Juslin and Tarja Silverman. Sponsored by Global Crisis Information Network.
Nature, Climate, Art investigates the impact of climate change in our lives and in our environment, layering and addressing the role of nature as disparate and essential to our human condition. One theme is a climate change, not as the drastic event concerning humans and their environment; but as a subtle narrative, which can make our living with nature a compelling one.
The exhibition brings together a group of international artists. Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen (Norway and Finland), photograph older people in their environments around the world, from the Arctic to the volcanic plateaus of southern Japan. Robin Rapoport (Canada-US), sculpts mixed media works pointing to environmental change, while Nozomi Rose (Japan-US), uses Japanese pigment to portray nature and landscape on canvas. Linda Cunningham (US), has investigated the Bronx waterfront in her mixed media works on paper, and her sculpture presents organic nature. Juha Metso (Finland), a photographer and installation artist investigates emotion in motion, he created a photography series of birds at the landfill showing the cycle of life and interconnectedness of humans and their environment.
What is common for these five artists is that they work with environmental sensibility, use nature as inspiration, and draw from lore and tradition to create unique encounters between humans and their surroundings. One central and combining theme is water.
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Charm & Vinegar
June 17 - July 9, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, June 17, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Wednesday, July 6, 6-8pm
With charm and biting satire, these four artists use domestic materials to create critical and humorous work.
Charm & Vinegar features Liliana Avalos Mendoza who makes soft sculpture of household appliances and indigenous Peruvian imagery from original silk-screened fabric; Edith Isaac Rose who embroiders haunting political images; Cinnamon Willis who creates “melandollies” - dolls expressing undesirable feelings; and Ruth Marshall who hand knits textiles of endangered species.
Through the exhibition and Artist Talk, Willis, Mendoza, Rose, and Marshall will offer new perspectives on material, cultural heritage, tradition and gender politics.
Tyranny's Tear: Mending a Dominican Trauma
May 11 - June 11, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, May 13, 6-9PM
Tyranny's Tear: Mending a Dominican Trauma is a journey into a time and place of personal and collective memories during the three decades of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic. This exhibition brings together 19 artists, mainly of Dominican descent haunted by the brutality of this tyrannical era and the succeeding US invasion.
Participating artists include Dió-genes Abréu, Pepe Coronado, Rene De los Santos, Iliana Emilia Garcia,Scherezade Garcia, Reynaldo Garcia Pantaleón, Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez, Maximliano Medina, Luanda Lozano, Miguel Luciano, German Perez, Narciso Polanco, Ella Perez-Gabriel, Moses Ros-Suárez, Juan Sanchez, Ezequiel Tavares, Fernando Tamburini, Freddy Rodriguez and Rider Urena.
Tyranny's Tear was conceived by Moses Ros-Suárez and curated by Linda Cunningham.
Synthetic Zero: Creative Tech Week
May 4 - 7, 2016
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 4, 6-9PM
Open for Creative Technology Week, Synthetic Zero will include exciting and emerging net and video artists working on themes of the New Aesthetic, internet and selfie culture, augmented reality, surveillance culture, and feminism in technology. Artists include: Julia Maria Sinelnikova,Aaron Higgins, Laura Kim, Jürgen Trautwein, Erica Lapadat-Janzen, Giselle Zatonyl, Ariel Jackson, Aaron Oldenburg, Channel TWo, Claudia Hart, Katie Williams, Joanna Wrzaszczyk, and Chang Liu.
A Whiter Shade of Pale Level 2
APRIL 6 - 30, 2016
Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 5, 6-9PM
Eric Decastro (b. 1960), French artist, is educated as a screen printer, but he is mainly working as a painter. Since 1984 he has been engaged in art and has been working together with artists such as Prof. Hermann Nitsch and Prof. Markus Lüpertz. In 2009 he founded the Artspace Frankfurt. He has organized exhibitions under the motto, Rendez-vous des Artistes, with curator Dr. Elmar Zorn, Prof. Ludwig Seyfarth and Dr. Danièle Perrier.
In his mostly large-sized works he uses the dripping technique. Decastro is especially interested in the balance of color and light in his paintings where the thick and impasto application of color plays a significant role. The plastic effect is increased even more by an interplay between light and shadow. The observer is pulled into a colorful and poetic cosmos, which is intentionally designed to allow the illusion of landscapes or outer spaces. thematically Decastro deals with the issues of fugacity.
Decastro's work is represented in the Collection Deutsched Bank/SAL-Oppenheim, Reinhardt & Sonja Ernst Collection, Museum Schloss Mochental Collection, UGM Museum Maribor Art Gallery, Slovenia, Museum villa Rot Burgrieden Germany, Torrance Art Museum California, Kunstverein Heppenheim Germany, Inca-Cola Collection Lima, Peru, and many more. Decastro's art will be shown at the Torrance Art Museum in April 2016 amongst others like Tobias Rehberger, Gerhard Richter, and Ed Ruscha.
The Bronx Speaks: Our Home
MARCH 2 - 26, 201610PM
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 5, 2016, 5-8pm at BronxArtSpace
and 7-10pm at Andrew Freedman Home
Curated by Sara Corona and presented by Bronx Arts Alliance in conjunction with New York Armory Arts Week 2016.
Featured Artists: Lizzy Alejandro, Sandra Ayala, Alina and Jeff Bliumis, Melissa Calderon, Dennis RedMoon Darkeem, Sharon Lee De La Cruz, Alexis Duque, Charles Esperanza, Daniel Hauben, Felipe Garrcia, Ariel Jackson, Coco Lopez, Eric Orr, Emilio Sanchez, Sienide, Luis Stephenberg, Andrea Trenier, Osaretin Ugiagbe, Cinnamon Willis, Audra Wolowiec and an installation by Bronx Children's Museum
Also featuring Bronx Photo League/ Bronx Documentary Center: Ed Alvarez, Trevon Blondet, David "Dee" Delgado, Melissa Bunni Elian, Jesus Emmanuel, Giacomo Francia, Michael Kamber, Netza Moreno, Heriberto Sanchez, Jonathan Santiago, Rhynna M. Santos, Adi Talwar, Bethland Tekyi-Berto, Edwin Torres, Elias Williams, Osaretin Ugiagbe
January 20 - February 20, 2016
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 20, 6-9pm
Curatorial Walk Through: Wed, Feb 3, 5:30-8:30pm
Fannie Lou Hamer High School Student Panel on Police Brutality: Thursday, Feb 11, 6:30-8:00pm
#PEAKBLACKNESS a New Performance & Art Activism by Richel Cuyler: Friday, Feb 12, 6:30-8:00pm
Community Imagining by USDAC-NYC Field Office & Five Boro Story project: Saturday, Feb 13, 2-4pm
Performaces by Lex Brown, Camilo Godoy, Indigo Junkies, and Pat Lamanna: Friday, Feb 19, 6-9pm
Selected works from over 40 artists address the persistent condition of injustice by presenting empowering concepts of the self, body, and community in SPEAK OUT.
SPEAK OUT demonstrates the persistent visions of cultural fortitude, resistance, and insurrection that make up our community in the Bronx and the greater New York City. In a borough with a rich history of resistance and community organizing, we are honored to produce this exhibition at BronxArtSpace at the start of a new year in the post-no indictment era, contemplating a justice system in the United States that is clearly unjust.
Artworks and performances address legacies of injustice, offer alternatives to institutional racism, and present empowering and honest images of the self, body, community, and reality that affirm that #BlackLivesMatter.
James Baldwin states “the most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.” A culture that deprives Black and Brown women and men of educational opportunities, housing, human equity, sexual, gender, and financial, protection leaves nothing more to lose. SPEAK OUT strives to acknowledge and further legitimize the pain and anger while also sparking concepts for a greater future.
Speak Up, Speak Out
Curated by Linda Cunningham, Eva Mayhabal Davis, and Dalaeja Foreman
Atikur Abdul, John Ahearn, Antonia Andrioti, Aileen Bassis, Thom Bess, Janet Braun-Reinitz, Michael Paul Britto, Suzanne Broughel, Lex Brown, Walter Cruz, Joseph Archie Cuillier III, Richel M. Cuyler, Tasha Dougé, Dominique Duroseau, John Edmonds, Nicky Enright, Jay Espy, Adam Farcus, Shelley Feinerman, William Folchi, Cacy Forgenie, Alvaro G. Franco, Jonathan Gardenhire, Camilo Godoy, Josué Guarionex, Christopher Hill, Ariel Jackson, Daniel Johnson, Gauntam Kansara, Pat Lamanna, Erin Lefevre, Joe Lewis, Rafael Melendez, Traci J. Molloy, Kaytea Petro, Michael Pribich, Dennis RedMoon Darkeem, Vincent Romaniello, Jaffia Royes, Tajh Rust, Alex Seel, Rudy Shepherd, Spencer Washington, Cinnamon Willis, Quay Quinn Wolf, Lachell C. Workman, Allison Yasukawa, Michael Young