Curatorial Projects

FOR BRIC:

Forthcoming:  

Alchemyco-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.

2017

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 LucianoFebruary 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.

2016

Material CulturesSeptember 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 HeavenJune 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.

Whisper or Shout: Artists in the Social Sphere, March 17 - May 1. Advance press in The Creator's Project.  

2015  

Juan Sanchez: ¿What's the Meaning of This? Painting}Collage}VideoNovember 6 - December 27, 2015.  Juan Sanchez on BK Live.

Handmade Abstract, co-curated with Jenny Gerow.

2014

Mapping Brooklyn, in collaboration with the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Laura Anderson, Transcommunality: Collaboration Beyond BordersJuly 10 - August14

BRIC Biennial, Volume I: Downtown Edition. September 20 - December 14.  Co-curated with Jenny Gerow, Fawz Kabra, and Leslie Kerby.  

Art Into Music.  Press: Press: http://daepnyc.com/culture/art-music-bric-house/      Juxtapoz

2013

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. 

2012

Mystics: A Blessed Rage for Order. Video tour of the exhibition on YouTube.            

2011    Water Water Every Where

2010    Artist & Artifact: Re/Visioning Brooklyn's Past, in collaboration with the Brooklyn Historical Society. Catalogue.   

2009    Status Report, An Exhibition about the Border, Immigration, and Work, with work by nine artists based on both  sides of the U.S./Mexican border, 2009.  See catalogue here.

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 SpaceExploring 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.  

 

OTHER EXHIBITIONS:

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.

2001    Salomón Huerta. Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas. Exhibition of Los Angeles-based Chicano
             painter; catalogue.  Catalogue essay here.      

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.

1997    The True Poetry: The Art of María IzquierdoAmericas Society, New York. Major exhibition of pioneering
            Mexican modernist painter; national tour and catalogue.  New York Times review.  

1996    Modern and Contemporary Art of the Dominican RepublicCo-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.