The vibrancy of the Bronx art scene is not measured in artworks sold, or studios rented. It is demonstrated in the range of cultural production taking place, and the relationships between artists, communities and local institutions unmediated by the mainstream art market.
Join Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Bronx Calling co-curators Laura Napier and Hatuey Ramos-Fermín, Bronx-based AIM artists Lucia Hierro and Tracie Hervy, and Christine Licata, Director of Performing and Visual Arts at Casita Maria, for a discussion about Bronx artistic production. Moderated by Danielle Jackson.
Free admission and refreshments (donations suggested)
Location: 2nd Floor North Wing
Public and Community Engagement Programs are made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. Beer has been donated by Bronx Brewery.
Tracie Hervy is 7 year resident of the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. Her practice includes video, installation and painting. She earned her BA from Oberlin College (1994) and received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2012).
Christine Licata is the Director of Performing and Visual Arts at Casita Maria. Her past positions include the Associate Director of Visual Arts at the Boston Center for the Arts and the Associate Curator at Taller Boricua in El Barrio, Spanish Harlem. As an Independent Curator she was recently a Guest Curator in Art in Odd Places’ performance festival AiOP 2012: MODEL. As an Art Writer, she has been published in exhibition and artist catalogs as well as written for Artlog, Degree Critical, PERFORMA 07 and Art on Paper.
Laura Napier is co-curator of "Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial". Based in the Bronx, she is currently working in Houston on an artistic research project about the social cultures of the petrochemical industries of Southeast Texas.
Lucia Hierro is a Dominican American artist born and raised in New York City, Washington Heights/Inwood. She received a BFA from SUNY Purchase (2010) and an MFA from Yale School of Art (2013). She has exhibited in group shows the Northern Manhattan Art Alliance in Washington Heights, the N’Namdi Gallery in Detroit, Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Brooklyn and most recently was part of Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial. She has curated three exhibitions “Art Art Art Art Art: The Modern Woman” at RawSpace in Harlem, “Kenya Robinson: The Vocal Stylings of Cheeky LaShae”, “Max Lauter/Jon Peck: The Object is Present” at Shapeshifter Lab an experimental music and art space in Brooklyn. She was recently an artist in residence at Yaddo, the Bronx Museums Artist in the Market program and will be part of the FountainHead Residency in 2016.
Hatuey Ramos-Fermín is an artist, educator, and curator based in The Bronx. He is also co-founder of meta local collaborative, a Bronx-based artist collective, and Boogie Down Rides, a bicycling and art project celebrating cycling in the Bronx. He organized projects and presented at a security guard training school (as tribute to Fashion Moda), community centers, churches, restaurants, laundromats, as well as galleries and museums. He has mentored young adults at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and Center for Urban Pedagogy among other organizations. Hatuey has participated in the Elizabeth Foundation for the Art’s Shift Residency and Laundromat Project’s Create Change Public Artist Residency. Hatuey currently is the curator of education at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.
Danielle Jackson is passionate about ideas, culture and community. She is the co¬-founder and former co-director of the Bronx Documentary Center. Formerly, she ran the Cultural department at Magnum Photos NY where she worked on high-profile projects at museums worldwide. Currently, she consults artists, organizations and businesses on community engagement and audience development strategies. Learn more at daniellejackson.org.