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Reconstruir: Supporting rebuilding efforts in rural Mexican communities


Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 6-10pm

The Cooper Union School of Art

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On September 7th, a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck the southern part of Mexico; twelve days later another earthquake of 7.1 magnitude shook Mexico City and its surrounding areas. These two powerful earthquakes killed hundreds, toppled buildings and destroyed communities. 

We want to support reconstruction efforts by raising $20,000 through this event and art raffle. We’ve collected over a hundred works of art generously donated by an amazing group of artists (see list below). These artworks will be on display and raffled at 8 pm on November 4 at The Cooper Union School of Art.  

To participate in the raffle and receive an artwork donate $200 (two hundred) or more through this page. (Your donation is your ticket to the raffle and entrance to the event. The raffle will follow the donation order listed here starting with the first donor).

To join us during this event contribute $25 and receive a limited edition letterpress poster.

This event is organized by Alumni of The Cooper Union School of Art: Alva Mooses, Mauricio Cortes & Felipe Baeza in collaboration with The Mexican Cultural Institute in NY & Bruxo Mezcal.  

Align in Distance


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DĄĄB is pleased to present Align in Distance, an exhibition featuring the works of Claudia Kaatziza Cortinez, Alva Mooses and Pedro Wainer. Opening September 8th, 2017 from 7-10 pm.

Using the photographic medium as an entry point each artist investigates a space of impossible alignment through mimicry and facsimile. These skewed traces offer an index of place through texture of surface and/or color.

Claudia Kaatziza Cortinez’s paper rubbings rely on and imply an existing other; the graphite works become casts of their subject matter, preserving the hollows of their forms. Alva Mooses’ pulverized stone monoprints toy with perception and memory through juxtapositions of color and texture. Her rammed earth works extrude the picture windows of neighborhood construction sites into matter-of-fact cityscapes. Pedro Wainer’s project Desentierros (Unearthing) offers a fleeting illusion of solidity when regarding the work through a stereoscope.



Sunday, October 29, 2017
9 am to 6 pm

Theresa Lang Center
Arnhold Hall
55 West 13th Street, NYC


The Cuban Cultural Center of New York celebrates its 16th annual consecutive congress —this year dedicated to the history and legacy of black Cubans and their influence and legacy worldwide.

Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial


July 22 to October 22, 2017
Bronx Museum
1040 Grand Concourse Bronx, New York

Participating Artists:
Seyi Adebanjo, Constanza Alarcon-Tennen, Francheska Alcantara, Amanda Alfieri, Setare Arashloo, Sabrina Barrios, Milcah Bassel, Laura Bernstein, Leo Castaneda, Kiran Chandra, Jesse Chun, Clare Churchouse, Maya Ciarrocchi, Lionel Cruet, Craig Damrauer, Sophia Dawson, Rose DeSiano, Luba Drozd, Carrie Elston Tunick, Dolores Furtado, Dhanashree Gadiyar, Ivan Gaete, Ana Garces Kiley, Pablo Garcia, Dakota Gearhart, Michelle Gevint, Naima Green, Uraline Septembre Hager, Kathie Halfin, Bang Geul Han, Amber Heaton, Robert Hernandez, Chika, Sara Jimenez, Merritt Johnson, Dominika Ksel, Stephanie Lindquist, Tammy Kiku Logan, Lulu Meng, Estefani Mercedes, Coralina Meyer, Kyle Meyer, Joiri Minaya, Pablo Montealegre, Shayok Mukhopadhyay, Jasmine Murrell, Zahra Nazari, Christie Neptune, Brandon Neubauer, Ana Penalba, Nestor Perez-Moliere, Anna Pinkas, Gustavo Prado, Elise Rasmussen, David Rios-Ferreira, Sarah Sagarin, Annesofie Sandal, Giovana Schluter, Kristine Servia, Dustina Sherbine, David Shrobe, Tiffany Smith, Vered Snear, Rachel Sydlowski, Mikolaj Szoska, Adrienne Tarver, Rosemary Taylor, Heryk Tomassini, Ekaterina Vanovskaya, Alisha Wessler, Doohyun Yoon, Jayoung Yoon

Art Rooms / Summer Selection


Celebrating a year of Art Rooms collaborations

June - August 2017
London, UK.

 ©Marisa J. Futernick

©Marisa J. Futernick

Alexis Avlamis | Marguerite Bornhauser | Jana Emburey | Marcela Flórido |
Marisa J. Futernick | Anna Hughes | Jonathan Kelly | Alice Kemp |Anna Klimentchenko | Giorgos Kontis | Josefina Nelimarkka | Aimée Parrott | Josh Pye | Maciej Urbanek | Anthony Whishaw RA

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Transfers & Impressions: Investigations in Surface


July 2017


Alva Mooses, Claudia Cortinez and Pedro Wainer developed a workshop to investigate surface and impressions at Arts Letters & Numbers for the Constitution Workshop. Participants explored various methods for creating imprints, traces and transfers of the surrounding architectural spaces and objects on paper.

 &nbsp;Photos by Zele Angelides, courtesy of Arts Letters &amp; Numbers.

 Photos by Zele Angelides, courtesy of Arts Letters & Numbers.



July 7 - August 6, 2017

Artists: Melissa Calderón, Frances Gallardo, Fernando Pintado and Chemi Rosado-Seijo. Curated by Nora Maité Nieves, exploring horizontal points of view to describe various cultural, personal and territorial landscapes. 

Opening reception July 7, 2017, 7-9 pm

Friday – Sunday 1 – 6 pm or by appointment

Fresh Window Gallery, 56 Bogart St. Lower level, Brooklyn, NY




curated by Gisela Gueiros

 Julia Brandão and Marcela Flórido

Julia Brandão and Marcela Flórido

Gisela Gueiros is an art historian, curator and Vogue Brasil correspondent working in New York. For her latest show, Gisela worked with artists artists Marcela Flórido, Julia Brandão, Cecilia Andre, Lisa Schilling and Sandra Jávera, focusing on notions of adaptability. 

NOT HOME celebrated the beauty improvisation. Unplanned events have less time to be digested or thought through but seem to want to exist as much as a pre-elaborated, extremely envisioned plans that try to fit in a more precise, limited, description.

Re-purposing locations, and having flexibility as a principle, this exhibition in a vacated apartment also mimics the fluidity of life in New York, where we are constantly adjusting – like water in a stream, finding the best way to keep moving ahead. What isn’t in the script may be clumsier, or less trimmed, but always surprisingly powerful. And most of all, open.


Alternate Locations / Localidades Alternas


June 2017

Frances Gallardo at MECANISMOS - MECA Art Fair, San Juan, PR

 Frances Gallardo, Murmuration, 2017, 6 ft diameter, installation of laser cut paper pinned on wall.  Photo: Stephanie Silva

Frances Gallardo, Murmuration, 2017, 6 ft diameter, installation of laser cut paper pinned on wall.

Photo: Stephanie Silva

Localidades Alternas/Alternate Locations is a two-person project curated by Sofia Reeser del Rio as part of MECANISMOS, platform where emerging galleries present the work of artists who have entered the market after 2006. Gallardo and Morales are both Puerto Rican emerging artists living in New York. The artists work in a critical self-reflection about what constitute a self, and collective identity. Laser cut mosquitoes and city amplified tracks, wearable objects and a delicate yet engulfing installation become material studies of cultural cues.  

MECA Art Fair, Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico, San Juan



May 20 - July 1, 2017

Claudia Cortínez at HILO Galería, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 Primera muestra individual de Claudia Cortínez en HILO Galería, con la curaduría invitada de Leandro Martinez Depietri

Primera muestra individual de Claudia Cortínez en HILO Galería, con la curaduría invitada de Leandro Martinez Depietri

Cuando la ciudad aparece como un mercado de imágenes en ebullición, las técnicas más difundidas de registro parecen insuficientes para una apropiación sensible del paisaje urbano. Claudia Cortinez atraviesa esa barrera de la experiencia fragmentaria del peatón con una serie de registros físicos que se apropian de las líneas urbanas creando un espacio afectivo. Extrae el molde de carteles, columnas, molduras, detalles del paisaje cotidiano que llaman su atención y construye un nuevo espacio frágil y maleable, quebrantable pero certero en su mirada anacrónica.

Claudia crea el espacio en su andar y convierte a la memoria sensible en un espacio habitable. Abre una vida entre los pliegues. Es una práctica íntima y sin pretensiones. El grafito es cómplice. Actúa de falso revestimiento aunque su verdadero aporte constructivo es dejar algo de esa subjetividad tan palpable del dibujo. Un trazo es un ladrillo. Como una arquitecta nómade, recolecta fragmentos de una ciudad cada vez más inabarcable en su extensión y más imperceptible a los transeúntes.

Fragmento del texto curatorial. por Leandro Martinez Depietri.

Florencia Escudero & Sessa Englund: Face Hugger


May 6, 2017



 Installation by Sessa Englund and Florencia Escudero

Installation by Sessa Englund and Florencia Escudero

Facehugger syndrome

What is the cause?


What is inside?


Do they go away?


What are the symptoms?


What is the treatment?


What are the home remedies?


BRETHREN exists as an alternative venue for artistic exploration which focuses on fostering lasting connections between artists and art lovers, held within the home of artist Angela Simione. 

BRETHREN will host monthly art exhibitions, readings, plays, and act as a meeting place for creative minds to find one another.

A Valentine’s Special: Illegal Fashion @ WhiteBox


February 14, 2017 | 6pm to 8pm

 Fashion by Maria de Los Angeles |&nbsp;Photograph by Patty Ann Delgnan

Fashion by Maria de Los Angeles | Photograph by Patty Ann Delgnan

Illegal Fashion @ WhiteBox curated by Maria de Los Angeles & Juan Puntes

Jesus, Moses and Mohammed were refugees.

In honor of the immigrant tradition that built this Republic composed of a populace escaping religious or economic horrors in their homelands—in turn decimating the original North American Indian population—and in front of a decidedly neo-fascist political moment in our history affecting much of the world, WhiteBox opens it’s democratic nonpartisan traditional doors to a Valentine’s Day celebration of cultural immigration, Government labeled “illegal.” This illegal movement composed of over eleven million laborious human beings, working jobs ranging from the menial but necessary jobs, to the cultural, academic and high tech industries, pays taxes and gets little in return.

Maria de Los Angeles and Juan sin Tierra invite you personally to collaborate in this project and/or help us pass the word around your circle of friends and colleagues via your private and social media to make it a success and provide fuel for the flame of what the best of this country stands for, freedom of expression, dignity, fun, home and liberty.

Run begins at 6pm at WhiteBox spilling into Broome street, ending at the Sarah Delano Roosevelt park where poets and orators will stomp, addressing the Downtown Sanctuary situation regarding the LES Latino and Chinatown communities.

Partial proceeds of exceptional sale of fashion garments and accessories, will benefit a Downtown Sanctuary center, TBA.

Valentine’s Party with open mic, DJ, live music, performances and lots of love at WhiteBox to follow.


Every Grain of Sand...Notes from a Visit to Nicaragua


In loving memory of Dore Ashton, 1928-2017

 photograph by Alva Mooses, 2010

photograph by Alva Mooses, 2010

As a former student of Dore Ashton at The Cooper Union School of Art, I saved some of the quotes, handwritten notes and copies of typed letters that Dore shared with me, some of which specifically relate to art & politics in Latin AmericaDore Ashton is a bold and influential figure—I continue to carry her messages with me. 

Alva Mooses, New York, February 5, 2017


On this day, in all of our villages, in our mountains, the dead are walking, returning to us, and they are once again talking and listening to us. In all the huts, in all the camps, in a small place an ofrenda is greeting our dead and inviting them to eat, to laugh, to smoke, to take coffee, to dance. Yes, to dance, because our dead are indeed dancers. Dancers, and they also love to talk, our dead. They recount histories to us. Because it was through recounting histories that our very first ones taught and learned to walk. And so our dead have the same way, as do we, also, the dead that we are. The Days of the Flowers are the days of the dead in our mountain.

Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN)


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  "Every Grain of Sand...Notes from a Visit to Nicaragua", page 1 of 8 given to me by Dore Ashton.                                                               



A Pop-Up Art & Music Show
Residing in Coustof Waxman Annex

December 9 – 15, 2016
10 Montgomery Street, New York.

BombPop!Up Productions presents I WANT TO BELIEVE, a six-day Art & Music Residency at Coustof Waxman Annex in New York City. I WANT TO BELIEVE explores how conspiracy theories, paranoid styles, and fringe aesthetics are shaping alternative histories as well as our current reality. Especially relevant in light of 2016’s unending election season, its result, and the continuing campaign of misdirection by the President-Elect, I WANT TO BELIEVE is about creating a space for interpreting information, opening dialogue, and actively making a better now, for a better future, together. BPU02 proposes to recognize and reassess together how our bodies are connected to the technologies that shape us and how we are building a synthetic view of the world driven by a utopian pursuit. The storefront space will host a group show of 2-D, 3-D, & video work that explores the intersections between faith, fear, politics, & popular culture. A print project — a pamphlet of artist-made “conspiracies” — will be available for the duration of the show.

Marcela Florido at ArtRio CARIOCA


Dezembro 9 - 11, 2016
Village Mall | Rio de Janeiro

Obras de grandes nomes da arte moderna e contemporânea estarão na primeira edição da ArtRio Carioca. O evento é um desdobramento da Feira Internacional de Arte do Rio de Janeiro e vai acontecer entre os dias 08 e 11 de dezembro, no shopping Village Mall, na Barra da Tijuca.

A feira de arte, que tem a participação exclusiva de galerias da cidade, amplia o calendário de ações da plataforma ArtRio e promove mais uma oportunidade para colecionadores e interessados em arte de ter acesso a uma seleção de trabalhos de importantes galerias.

Reconhecida como uma cidade com forte vocação cultural, o Rio reúne um público cada vez mais crescente em exposições e eventos de artes. Além da feira, em paralelo ao evento irão acontecer palestras sobre arte, mercado e colecionismo, com início já no mês de novembro.

XV Congreso Anual ~ El Arte en Cuba: Inside and Out


Sunday, November 20, 2016 | 9 am to 7:30 pm
Sotheby’s | 1334 York Avenue, New York City


The Cuban Cultural Center of New York celebrates its 15th consecutive annual conference, this year dedicated to the history and development of art in Cuba—from its origins to the present, from thecemí pictographs of the bateyes to present-day performance art. The all-day event will not only cover the evolution and the different influences that have shaped the Cuban artistic landscape—through illustrated formal presentations and archival films—but will also include a gallery exhibition with works from past Cuban masters and contemporary artists from both inside and outside the Island.

Eu, Que Estou à Espera | Anna Costa e Silva, Quinta, 17. Novembro 2016, Rio de Janeiro


17 a 23 de Novembro
Rua Sorocaba, 585 - Botafogo, 222710-110 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Eles estarão disponíveis para encontros. Percursos conduzidos um a um se desdobram em relações com o espaço, podendo se estender pelas ruas de Botafogo.

Bilhetes espalhados pela Comuna e pela casamata serão início para que um diálogo aconteça.
Ao chegar, procure os bilhetes.

Uma proposta de Anna Costa e Silva
com Catharina Caiado, Flora Diegues, Luciana Novak e Zé Azul



curated by Lynn Sullivan

Sunday, November 13, 2016 | 6 to 9 pm
6 St. Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn, NY    

  One Small Step,   C-Print 2015 by   Esperanza Mayobre

One Small Step, C-Print 2015 by Esperanza Mayobre

BASE and RISE are part of “Four Letter Word Projects”—an ongoing series of one-night-shows—that I organize in many different kinds of spaces. This one is in my apartment. BASE is drawn from ideas about floors and extends to include bases of all kinds: architectural, social, economic, and chemical. RISE is drawn from ideas of walls and from things which envelop, protect and make surfaces speak messages. BASE and RISE were inspired by a flood, an eviction threat and finally new floors and walls in my apartment on St. Nicholas Avenue where I have lived, worked and come to know a great community of artists.

Vince Contarino, Ben Dowell, Zachary Fabri, Ellie Krakow, Erika Mahr, Esperanza Mayobre, Emmy Mikelson, Dominic Nurre,Claudia Peña Salinas, Kristof Wickman, Audra Wolowiec