Alchemy, co-curator with Jenny Gerow, with work by Nicole Awai, Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, Borinquen Gallo, Phoebe Grip, Miatta Kawinzi, Anna Riley, and Kennedy Yanko. Opens June 27, 2018.
Alchemy presents the work of seven artists whose work reflects new ways of thinking about the ancient concept of alchemy – the transformation of matter. Employing diverse media, these artists transform non-conventional materials to create visually layered statements about the body and gender, race, and the environment. Their work – including large-scale installations and work commissioned by BRIC – also manifests the potential for the spiritual to be drawn out from the quotidian world around us. As is BRIC’s tradition for summer exhibitions, Alchemy will be accompanied by a series of lively Wednesday evening and Friday afternoon public programs including those dedicated to conversation, performance, dance, and the healing arts.
MONUMENT: Penelope Umbrico, fall 2018.
Brooklyn Photographs, September 7 - October 29, 2017. This exhibition brought together the work of 11 photographers who have turned their lens on the Brooklyn experience from the late 1960s to the present. Each of these photographers will present a body of work on a specific theme – childhood in Williamsburg in the 1960s, Halloween in the 1970s, or Bushwick street life in the 1980s, to name a few.
BRIDGES: New Paintings, works on paper, and video by Sam Messer, June 29 - August 6, 2017. The exhibition revealed the breadth of Messer’s work including large-scale paintings of New York City’s iconic bridges, portrait drawings, and animated videos from Messer’s Years of the Cock, comprised of one video made daily in response to President Trump’s first 100 days in office.
Ride or Die: Miguel Luciano, February 2 - March 5, 2017. This exhibition featured new work by Luciano – sculptures featuring customized vintage Schwinn bicycles along with paintings and historic ephemera that question the colonial relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico. Ride or Die video trailer. Exhibition profile on YouTube.
Material Cultures, September 8 - October 23, 2016, co-curator with Jordana Munk Martin, founder of Tatter, and BRIC assistant curator Jenny Gerow.
Look Up Here: I'm In Heaven, June 30 - August 14, 2016, co-curator with Jenny Gerow. With artists David Antonio Cruz, Yoshua Klos, Tschabalala Self, and Yoon Ji Seon.
BRIC Biennial, Volume II: Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights. Co-curated with Jenny Gerow. Village Voice review.
Juan Sanchez: ¿What's the Meaning of This? Painting}Collage}Video, November 6 - December 27, 2015. Juan Sanchez on BK Live.
Handmade Abstract, co-curated with Jenny Gerow.
Mapping Brooklyn, in collaboration with the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Laura Anderson, Transcommunality: Collaboration Beyond Borders, July 10 - August14
BRIC Biennial, Volume I: Downtown Edition. September 20 - December 14. Co-curated with Jenny Gerow, Fawz Kabra, and Leslie Kerby.
Housewarming: Notions of Home from the Center of the Universe, inaugural exhibition at BRIC Arts Media House.
En Foco: New Works/Crossing Borders, a collaborative exhibition with the photogtraphy organization En Foco. A special edition of En Foco's magazine, Nueva Luz, served as the catalogue for the exhibition.
2008 Grotesque Histories. Work by Enrique Chagoya, Aaron Johnson, Miguel Luciano
2008 In/Formation, five artists examining the radically changing nature of information systems and vehicles in the digital era.
2007 Infinite Line: Contemporary Drawing in Time and Space. Exploring the relevance of drawing in the 21st century, including monumental drawing, multimedia drawing projections, drawing as installation, site-specific drawing, and drawing in three dimensions.
2008 Heresies, A Retrospective: Pedro Meyer. Member of curatorial team for a four-decade retrospective of this leading photographer's analog and digital photography, exhibited in over 50 venues internationally in 2008.
2007 Cardinal Points/Cardinales: Latin American Art from the Sprint Corporation Collection, nationally traveling
exhibition sponsored by Exhibits USA.
2007 Embracing Mexico: Mariana Yampolsky: Life and Art, sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Institute, New York, and hosted and co-sponsored by the UBS Art Gallery, New York. Included photographs and Taller de Grafica Popular-era era prints by Yampolsky, as well as folk art objects from her collection. Toured to the Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, D.C., in fall 2007.
2006 Lola Alvarez Bravo: Photographs, Aperture Foundation, New York, and national tour (Smithsonian
Institution, Washington, D. C., fall 2007).
2005 Images for a Better World: Latin American Photography from the Sprint Corporation Collection, Kansas City Jewish Museum, Overland Park, MO.
2005 Mississippi Invitational, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS; catalogue.
2004 Ricardo Mazal: La Tumba de la Reina Roja, from Reality to Abstraction, Museo Nacional de Antropología,
Mexico City (2004-05), traveled to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 2006; catalogue.
2000 Architectonic Thought Forms: A Survey of the Art of Paul Laffoley, 1968-1997. Austin Museum of Art,
Austin, Texas. Major survey of Boston-based visionary painter and thinker; catalogue.
2000 Eve Andrée Laramée. Exhibition of New York-based installation artist. Austin Museum of Art; brochure.
1999 Queen of My Room: A Survey of Work by Julie Speed, 1989 -1999. Exhibition of Marfa-based painter.
Austin Museum of Art and statewide tour; catalogue.
1996 Modern and Contemporary Art of the Dominican Republic. Co-curated with Dr. Edward Sullivan. America
Society and The Spanish Institute, New York. First museum-level exhibition of Dominican Art held in the U. S. National tour and catalogue. New York Times review.
1995 Still Life: The Body as Object in Contemporary Photography. Exhibition of contemporary artists working with the photographic medium. Americas Society, New York. Brochure; out of print but see here.
1993 A Shadow Born of Earth: New Photography in Mexico. Organized by the American Federation of Arts, tour to museums in the U.S. and Canada, 1993-1996. Catalogue published by Universe Books/Rizzoli.
1992 Encountering Difference: Four Contemporary Photographers from Mexico. Woodstock Center for Photography, Woodstock, New York and national tour. Brochure.
1992 The Enduring Thread, a survey of contemporary Latino artists, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
1990 Through the Path of Echoes. Contemporary Art in Mexico. Organized by Independent Curators, Inc., New York; tour to ten venues in the U.S., 1990-1993, including El Museo del Barrio, New York, and the Archer M.
Huntington Art Gallery (now Blanton Art Museum), University of Texas at Austin. Catalogue. Brief review in New York magazine. Installation views, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, here.
1985 The Art of Appropriation/The Appropriation of Art. Alternative Museum, New York. Catalogue.