Featured in TONY's "This Week in New York" section, Bronx Calling is praised as a show that should be the first stop for those looking for "the next big thing in NYC's art world," exposing a wide range promising artistic talent fostered through The Bronx Museum of the Arts' AIM program.
Curated by Bronx-based artists Hatuey Ramos-Fermín and Laura Napier, Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial features the work of seventy-two emerging artists engaged in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program (classes of 2014 and 2015). AIM provides professional development opportunities for emerging artists residing and working in the New York metropolitan area. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog.
Anna Ablogina, Manal Abu-Shaheen, Keith O. Anderson, Erica Bailey, Bryan Balla, Chloë Bass, Hannes Bend, Rebecca Bird, Sophia Chai, Xinyi Cheng, Felix R. Cid, Dexter Ciprian, Tim Clifford, Adrian Coleman, Corydon Cowansage, Mike Crane, Donald Hải Phú Daedalus , Cat Del Buono, Jamie Diamond, Patricia Domínguez, Glenn Fischer, Nicholas Fraser, Yoav Friedländer, Borinquen Gallo, Ian Gerson, Shanti Grumbine, Ronald Hall, Nicholas Hamilton, Tahir Hemphill, Tracie Hervy, Lucia Hierro, Samantha Holmes, Traci Horgen, Maria Hupfield, Tatiana Istomina, Ariel Jackson, Ian Jones, Tasha Lewis, Anya Liftig, Eleen Lin, Sharon Ma, Daniel Mantilla, Eden Morris, Meredith Nickie, Tammy Nguyen, Julie Nymann, Sarah O Donnell, Dionis Ortiz, Mitch Paster, Armita Raafat, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Friederike Reveman, Carlos Rigau, Gamaliel Rodriguez, Sarah Ellen Rowe, Michael Shultis, Rob Swainston, Erik Shane Swanson, Martyna Szczesna, Rica Takashima, Catherine Telford-Keogh, Denise Treizman, Ryan Turley, Jessica Vaughn, David Gregory Wallace, Lindsey Warren, Margaret Inga Wiatrowski, Didier William, David J. Wilson, Ezra Wube, Christine Wong Yap, and Brian Zegeer.
The Artist in the Marketplace program and Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial are generously supported by Agnes Gund, the Jerome Foundation, The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, and The O'Grady Foundation, as well as Franklin Boyd, Deborah Buck, Jennifer and David Feldman, Steven Fisher, Cher Lewis, Teresa Liszka and Martin Weinstein, James Patterson, Penny Pilkington, Carole Server, Joyce Siegel and other individuals.
The third AIM biennial in the program's more than thirty year history showcases the work of 72 emerging artists; five of whom have also created site-specific installations for FLOW.15 at Randall's Island.
Bronx Calling showcases artworks across mediums and themes, including Cat Del Buono's Voices (2013), a 13-screen sound and video installation depicting the faces of anonymous domestic abuse survivors sharing their harrowing tales.
Artinfo senior writer Mostafa Heddaya posted video coverage of Bronx Calling that features interviews with Laura Napier and Hatuey Ramos-Fermin discussing the importance of the AIM program and the AIM Biennial.