Archives for June 2016

Portable Editions


Juana Meneses and Leila A. Leder Kremer are interdisciplinary artists and curators based in Miami. In 2013 they started collaborating as Meneses+Leder Kremer, drawing from the wealth and diversity of their own individual artistic practices. Their curatorial projects and participatory art experiences emphasize mobility and community involvement. In 2014 they launched Portable Editions, a publishing operation aimed to foster understanding for artists’ books as portable, intimate, and democratic works of art. In 2015 they created Portable Editions: LAB, an itinerant book & zine making unit as an extension of Portable Editions. PE: LAB embraces a collaborative model of project-driven exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops that occur as pop-up events. Support for Portable Editions: LAB is provided by Cannonball through its WaveMaker grant program.

Studio #102




ON VIEW July 6 – 15, 2016
924 Lincoln Rd. Studio #208

The Field Miami at ArtCenter/ South Florida presents Field Day, the culminating presentation of the FieldWork 8-week workshop led by Oscar Fuentes. The evening will feature works-in-progress by: Barbara Bollini, Susan Feliciano, Pedro A. Figueredo, Monica Flores, Oscar Fuentes and Kate Kishel.

About FieldWork
As a founding program of The Field, New York, this valuable method of feedback has been utilized and honed by artists for more than 20 years. The Field Miami is part of the Field Network, based in New York, a consortium of 11 satellite locations in the U.S. and Europe.

FieldWork is for any emerging, mid-career or established artist looking for a new way to develop new or existing work and bring insight to their creative processes by allowing exposure to other artists’ feedback. One of the founding principles of FieldWork is that it is not curated – any interested artist is able to participate. FieldWork offers artists an opportunity to try out new ideas and take risks. FieldWork workshops afford artists a safe setting to receive honest and rigorous feedback about their art before it hits the stage or the wall.

Portable Editions: Come Riso with us!


Portable Editions: Come Riso with us!
Wednesday, July 6 | 7-9 pm
ArtCenter’s Studio #102
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Interested in zine and print culture? During July’s Studio Crawl, join Juana Meneses and Leila Leder Kremer of Portable Editions for the 7th edition of Tropical Riso: A collaborative zine and participatory instant bookmaking project. The public is invited to create images using ink pens, pencil and collage to be duplicated on their Riso machine. Visitors can step in anytime during the two hours and leave their “mark” to be later reproduced on the Riso at 8:30pm. Copies of the zine will be available at the end of the event. All materials are provided.

About Portable Editions
Juana Meneses and Leila A. Leder Kremer are interdisciplinary artists and curators based in Miami. In 2013 they started collaborating as Meneses+Leder Kremer, drawing from the wealth and diversity of their own individual artistic practices. Their curatorial projects and participatory art experiences emphasize mobility and community involvement. In 2014 they launched Portable Editions, a publishing operation aimed to foster understanding for artists’ books as portable, intimate, and democratic works of art. In 2015 they created Portable Editions: LAB, an itinerant book & zine making unit as an extension of Portable Editions. PE: LAB embraces a collaborative model of project-driven exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops that occur as pop-up events. Support for Portable Editions: LAB is provided by Cannonball through its WaveMaker grant program.

Eddie Negron and Marla Rosen

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Eddie Negron and Marla Rosen

During a quotient of 19 years of moving between Boston and Puerto Rico, Eddie Negron grew up practicing as a baseball athlete and fancied himself with history, geology and topography. His versatile research-based practice serves as a platform for artistic methods. Working with text, mixed media, and video, Negron creates sculptures, paintings and installations that are intellectual, and often humorous, responding to art history, psychogeography and the artist’s personal experiences with Identity and culture.

Marla Rosen works across multiple disciplines as well as through a series of personae. Inspired by film, literature, modernist architecture, and art history, her work is often characterized by quiet and intimate ideas of memory embodied in material and spatial conditions.

Based in Miami, both artists work through individual practices as well as collaboratively as Negron and Rosen. Addressing the element of multiplicity in art, their work is often realized in the form of installation, information, and experience design that poses a challenge to current ethical, philosophical, and existential notions and in turn tests the limits of human empathy and imagination. As one of their major collaborative interests, Negron and Rosen have established a curatorial practice as critical dialogue. Together they founded In Real Life (IRL formerly known as Jenielift) an artist run alternative exhibition space operating out of two locations, IRL Miami and IRL New York, which they now run alongside fellow New York based artists Alyssa Davis and Moises Sanabria.

Studio #: 207


Walterio Iraheta
Residency Dates: September 22 – October 7, 2015

Artist, curator, and cultural organizer, Iraheta studied Applied Arts at Centro Nacional de Artes (CENAR) and the University Dr. José Matías Delgado in El Salvador (1995); Graphic Arts at the Chicago Cultural Center, USA (1997), and the School of Visual Arts, La Esmeralda, México, DF (2000). He was also professor of the School of Communication and of the University Dr. José Matías Delgado (1995-2000).


Regina José Galindo
Residency Dates: September 27 – October 5, 2015

Galindo a visual artist specializing in performance art. Her work explores the universal ethical implications of social injustice, discrimination related to race, gender, and other abuses involved in the unequal power relations that operate in our current society. She has participated in events such as the 54, 53, 51 and 49th Venice Biennale; XI International Biennial of Cuenca; 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts of Ljubljana; The Sharjah Biennial; Pontevedra Biennial 2010; 17th Biennale of Sydney; II Moscow Biennale; First Auckland Triennial, Venice-Istanbul; First Biennial of Art and Architecture Canary Islands; IV Bienal de Valencia; Third Biennial of Albania; Prague Biennale II and Third Biennial of Lima. Galindo is also a poet. In 1998, she received the Award for Poetry from Myrna Mack Foundation. Her texts are part of several anthologies and magazines, and in 1996 Coloquia Foundation published her book Personal e Intransmisible.


Darién Montañez
Residency Dates: September 30 – October 4, 2015

A Panamanian architect with titles from the University of Panama and the Savannah College of Art and Design, he runs a one-man architecture studio based in his apartment in Panama City. Montañez teaches Architectural Design and Panamanian Architecture at the University of Panama and at ISTHMUS– School of Art and Architecture of Latin America and the Caribbean, both in Panama City.


Gabriela Sáenz Shelby
Residency Dates: September 30 – October 5, 2015

Sáenz Shelby is the General Director of the Foundation ARS TEOR/éTica in San José, Costa Rica. She has a Master degree in History and a Bachelor degree in Art History from the University of Costa Rica. Sáenz Shelby was Director of the Museum of Costa Rican Art (2006-2008) and co-curator of the exhibition The possibilities of the gaze at the Museum of Costa Rican Art (2003-2005) and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chile (2007). She has been a consultant to museums, an independent researcher and professor at the National University and the University of Costa Rica. Sáenz Shelby has published several essays in books and specialized magazines. Her research interests include the study of political and social situations that have influenced the formation of art collections in Costa Rican public institutions and the history of exhibitions in Costa Rica and Central America. In 2009, she received the award “Contributions to Creativity and Excellence 2009” granted by Florida Ice & Farm Co.


Andrea Sunder-Plassmann
Residency Dates: November 12 – November 24, 2015

Sunder-Plassmann works with photography, film/video and installation. Her work is essentially autobiographically motivated with a philosophical background. It develops out of a balance between cognitive and intuitive impulses. She investigates issues of time and light as sculptural elements, questioning the fine line between material reality and the materialization of the ephemeral. Thematically she challenges and reveals human nature, psychology and perception.


Ina Lindermann
Residency Dates: November 12 – November 24, 2015

Abstract, expressionistic, audacious, Ina Lindeman is known for her strong visual statements. Bold gestures add up to subtle complexities, which allow ongoing discoveries. As she suggests in her titles, the color strokes offer narrative and metaphorical interpretations alike. Ina’s career spans over more than two decades with exhibitions in Germany and inter-nationally, including Korea, Russia, Italy, USA, Poland, Peru, Spain, Latvia, Switzer-land, France. Her collectors are sophist aced individuals and corporations. Her works have been acquired by the Raddisson Blue Hotel in Hamburg, The Maritime Pro Arte Hotel Berlin, the Dorinth Dusseldorf and the national German Television ZDF.


Dina Shenhav
Residency Dates: November 19 – December 7, 2015

Working in large-scale installations, video, photography and painting, she earned her BFA from Hamidrasha School of Art and her MFA in Haifa University. She has exhibited in over 20 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions worldwide, among them: Arte Laguna, Arsenal of Venice; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art; Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Middle East Center for the Arts (MECA), Jersey City; Art in General, New York; and Goethe-Institut, St. Petersburg.


Ananké Asseff
Residency Dates: January 21 – February 18, 2016

Asseff’s diverse body of work includes photography, installation, video, interactive pieces, sculpture, objects and site-specific works. Her works can be found in the collections of the Tate Modern (London), J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles), the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam (Havana) and ARTER (Istanbul); and in Argentina, the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Argentina’s Fondo Nacional de las Artes, the Museo Castagnino+MACRO (Rosario), the Palais de Glace (Buenos Aires), the Museo E. Caraffa (Córdoba) and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Buenos Aires). She has received numerous distinctions, prizes and awards. Her work has been featured in publications including magazines: TIME, L’Insensé Photo, Fototazo 2015, Magazine Photoworld China, 2014, Auto Focus; and books The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photograph, Fotografía en Argentina 1840-2010, POETICAS CONTEMPORANEAS_Artes visuales en Argentina 1990-2010, and others. Asseff has also participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, Holland, Mexico, Paris, Spain, Switzerland, United States and China.

John Giorno
Residency Dates: April 28 – April 30, 2016

Since 1962, John Giorno has been disseminating his streetwise, pioneering poetry to audiences worldwide. He lifts his poems off the page, delivering them through rhythmic performances; paintings, prints, and installations; and in LPs, mixed with music. Among his most iconic works is his “Dial-A-Poem” project (begun 1968), in which a telephone number leads to short readings by a host of writers, artists, and activists, among them Allen Ginsburg and John Cage. Giorno forged his art in 1960s New York, and was associated with numerous important figures from that period, including Andy Warhol, the Beat writers, and avant-garde performers—who all influenced his generous, democratic work. Throughout his career he has collaborated with figures such as poet William S. Burroughs, musician Patti Smith and experimental sound artists Robert Moog—among many others. Describing his relationship with his audience, he states: “I’m giving out energy, and I’m holding up a mirror to their minds. It’s not me they’re looking at—it’s into their own minds. That’s what a great poem is.”


Taylor Aldridge
Residency Dates: May 10 – May 17, 2016

Taylor Renee received her M.L.A from Harvard University in Museum Studies. She received her B.A from Howard University in Art History and Business Administration. Taylor has worked at the The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art (Harvard University), and has been awarded with the Goldman Sachs Junior Fellowship at The National Museum of American History (Smithsonian Institutions).

Taylor’s interests lie at the intersection of cultural institutions, cultural representation, arts, and policy. In 2015, she co-founded ARTS.BLACK, an online publication for art criticism from black perspectives predicated on the belief that art criticism should be an accessible dialogue – a tool through which we question, celebrate and talk back to the global world of contemporary art. Taylor Renee is currently working as an arts administrator and writer in her hometown, Detroit, Michigan.


Susan Hellman Spatafora
Residency Dates: May 24 – June 2, 2016

Susan Hellman has a strong background in grants administration, having previously worked in New York City for the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, GHS Philanthropy Management and The Paul Klebnikov Fund, among others.  She currently serves as the Arts & Development Associate for St. Petersburg Opera Company in Florida.

Ms. Hellman divides her time between her arts administration and development career, and her performing career as an operatic soprano.

Ms. Hellman has performed several roles with the St. Petersburg Opera, most notably the title role in Carlisle Floyd’s opera Susannah, Micaëla in Carmenand Mimi in La Bohème.  She was also recently heard as soprano soloist in Andrea Clearfield’s The Long Bright with North Carolina’s Women’s Voices Chorus.  Known for her winning interpretations of Puccini’s soprano heroines, Ms. Hellman has performed Mimi in La Bohème with Palm Beach Opera, Sarasota Opera, as well as Cio-Cio San inMadama Butterfly with Central City Opera.  She has received awards in the Palm Beach Opera Competition and Florida Grand Opera YPO Competition. Ms. Hellman received her Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University, and Master’s degree from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati.


Ladonna Smith
Residency Dates: May 30 – June 5, 2016

As Violinist and violist, LaDonna Smith has been on the international new music scene for more than 30 years. She is an active performer, as well as an educator and native of Birmingham, Alabama. By networking with organizers and musicians from other cities, and as producer/editor of the improvisor, she has been an avid warrior, promoting the improvisational arts, and keeping this music alive in Alabama, and encouraging networking in the Southern Eastern United States. From touring the world, producing and hosting numerous concerts since the 1970’s, to organizing the Birmingham Improv Festival, celebrating 30 year anniversary of the improvisor, the international journal of free improvisation, she has invited to Alabama performers from Sweden, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, France, England, Russia and Ukraine, as well as Japan and Australia for concerts, workshops, and residencies, as well as a host of regional and national participants in music, theatre, and dance.


Davey Williams
Residency Dates: May 30 – June 5, 2016

Williams began on guitar at age 12. He played in rock bands in high school, and studied with blues musician Johnny Shines from the late 1960s until 1971. Early in the 1970s Williams played in the University of Alabama B Jazz Ensemble and the Salt & Pepper Soul Band. He also started working with LaDonna Smith around this time, and founded a musical ensemble/recording project called Transmuseq. He toured the U.S. and Europe in 1978. Early in the 1980s he worked in a blues band called Trains in Trouble, then joined Curlew in 1986, who released several albums on Cuneiform Records through the 1990s.

In the 1980s he also worked with Col. Bruce Hampton and OK, Nurse, and in the early 1990s played in a punk rock band called Fuzzy Sons. Concomitantly with Fuzzy Sons, Williams played in an improvisational three-piece called Say What?, and worked with Jim Staley and Ikue Mori. Williams has appeared live at some 1,500 concerts worldwide.

Williams co-founded The Improviser, a journal of experimental music, in 1981. He has also worked as a music critic for the Birmingham News and published freelance criticism elsewhere.


Hew Locke
Residency Dates: July 5 – July 17, 2016

Hew Locke (b. Edinburgh, UK, 1959) spent his formative years (1966-1980) in Guyana before returning to the UK to complete an MA in sculpture at the Royal College of Art (1994).

Locke explores the languages of colonial and post-colonial power, how different cultures fashion their identities through visual symbols of authority, and how these representations are altered by the passage of time. These explorations have led Locke to a wide range of subject matters, imagery and media, assembling sources across time and space in his deeply layered artworks.

Coats-of-arms, public statuary, trophies, weaponry, naval warships and the costumes and regalia of state are appropriated in Locke’s sculptures, wall-hangings, installations and photographs in a continued deconstruction of state power’s iconicity and histories. Particularly renowned are his early portraits of the Queen and other monarchical figures, traditional symbols of imperial authority represented in order to consider its contemporary and commercial relevance. These portraits, however, are just one motif in Locke’s ongoing examination of the economies of power. More recently, Locke has explored ships as images, objects and also physical sites for artistic interventions, discovering in the ship a potent symbolism as an instrument of control in warfare, trade and culture. He has also initiated a series of altered share certificates, now-obsolete documents referring to this same violent, turbulent history of colonial trade, ownership and power, as well as subtly referencing the contemporary art world’s participation in commodity culture.

Across his work, Locke’s ability to fuse existing material and historic sources with his own political or cultural concerns, whether via visual juxtapositions or through the re-working of a pre-existing object or photograph, leads to witty and innovative amalgamations of history and modernity. This layering of time is accompanied by a unique merging of influences from the artist’s native Guyana and London, where Locke now lives and works, leading to richly textured, visually vibrant pieces that stand on a crossroad of histories, cultures and media.

Locke’s works have been included in The Folkestone Triennial (2011), the 54th and 55th Venice Biennale (2011, 2013), Deptford X (2012, participating artist curator) and Prospect New Orleans Contemporary Art Biennial, New Orleans, LA, USA (2014). In 2010, Locke’s work, Sikandar, was shortlisted for the Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square (London). In 2015, Hew Locke was commissioned by Surrey County Council and National Trust to create The Jurors, a public artwork at Runnymede commemorating the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta. His work is also included in the major exhibition Artist and Empire at Tate Britain (2015-16), travelling to the National Gallery of Singapore.

Selected shows include National Portrait Gallery (London), El Museo de Bario (New York),  Fondation Clément (Martinique), the Bell House (Prague), Kunsthal KAdE (Netherlands), Tate Britain (London), V&A Museum (London), the New Art Gallery (Walsall), Rivington Place (London), the Bluecoat Gallery (Liverpool), the British Museum (London), the New Art Exchange (Nottingham), the Luckman Gallery (LA), the New York Museum of Art and Design (New York), Atlanta Contemporary Arts (US), the Brooklyn Museum (New York), and Perez Art Museum Miami (FL, USA).

Locke’s work is represented in many collections including the Government Art Collection (UK), Miami Art Museum (US), Tate Gallery (UK), the Arts Council of England (UK), the Collection of Eileen and Peter Norton (US), the Brooklyn Museum (New York), the Arnold Lehman Collection (US), the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (US), Kansas City Collection (US), the RSID Museum (Rhode Island), the New Art Gallery (Walsall), Victoria & Albert Museum Drawing Collection (London), the British Museum (London) and the Henry Moore Institute (Leeds).


Visiting Writer Rujeko Hockley


Visiting Writer Rujeko Hockley
in partnership with the Miami Rail

Friday, June 24, 2016 | 7 PM
ArtCenter/South Florida – Downtown Miami
1035 N Miami Ave #300, Miami, FL 33136
Free Entry

ArtCenter/South Florida is pleased to host an Art Talk with Miami Rail’s 19th Visiting Writer Rujeko Hockley. Rujeko Hockley is the Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Her interests include modern and contemporary art, with a particular focus on conceptual and other avant-garde practices, social movements, and the African diaspora. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Visual Arts department at the University of California, San Diego. Previously, Hockley worked as Curatorial Assistant at The Studio Museum in Harlem. She has also organized exhibitions and programs at various independent spaces in San Diego and New York, and has written broadly on contemporary art. She received her B.A. in Art History from Columbia University.

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The Miami Rail’s Visiting Writers Program is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Geometry in Motion


Geometry in Motion
Heloisa Botelho
ON VIEW June 23 – September 25, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, June 23 | 6-9pm
O Cinema Wynwood |  90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127

Botelho has created a new series inspired by Copacabana in her hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and her new home in Miami. In this series, she introduces imagery and circular shapes, an influence of the Art Deco architecture that abounds in her new city. Using a monotyping technique influenced by one of her mentors, Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes, Botelho draws with charcoal and creates collages by transferring geometric shapes painted on plastic sheets to the canvas. As a result of this technique, shapes are not exact as they get lost during the transfer process. By extracting the brush from the painting process she incorporates the element of chance.

Botelho’s interest in collage carries over to the installation, Art Around the Corner. In this installation, Botelho uses postcards that she has collected over the last 10 years from her time in Boston, New York and Miami to create a collage mimicking the patterns created in her paintings.

Closing Reception | Geometry in Motion
Brunch & Film Screening of Central Station
Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 11:30am
O Cinema Wynwood
90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127

O Cinema Wynwood & ArtCenter/South Florida invite you to the closing reception of Geometry in Motion, an exhibition by Heloisa Botelho.

Starting at 11:30 am, guests will enjoy a complimentary light brunch of baked goods, fruit and mimosas. Then at 12:00 pm, guests will be invited into the auditorium for a free film screening of Central Station.

Heloisa Botelho | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil | Lives and works in Miami Beach
Botelho is a mixed media artist who works with acrylic, transfers and collage. Through a reconstructive process, she reproduces traditional works in painting such as impastos and transparencies using original semantic content, creating a second layer of purely conceptual juxtapositions. Botelho graduated from the School of Visual Arts at Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro with a specialization in painting. Her work has been featured in numerous international museums and group exhibitions across North America, Europe and Asia. Corporate collections including Santander Bank, HSBC, Terrabank, Gibraltar Bank, Double Tree Hotel and Genesis Corporation.


Everything good I have is from a long time ago


Everything good I have is from a long time ago
Miranda Burns
ON VIEW June 25 – August 21, 2016
924 Vitrine | 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Miranda Burns’ Everything good I have is from a long time ago is a visual odyssey exploring the last phase of her mother’s battle with cancer. In this installation, the vitrine is transformed into a domestic bunker that depicts her mother’s combative response toward the disease and the anticipation of death over the course of 11 years. The enclosure is a space that simultaneously contains her efforts to hide from cancer, to confront it, and to stay alive as long as possible.

Burns curates her mother’s embodiment in the space through the perspective of artist and daughter, treating her personal items and photographs as though she still occupied their use. At once a visual homage or, as she describes it, a lucid coming to terms, the domestic bunker is an exercise in representing absence and imagining answers to questions that linger long after personal loss.

Miranda Burns | Zephyrhills, 1990 | Lives and works in Miami
Burns graduated with a BFA of Fine Arts from Ringling College of Art + Design in 2014. Her rural surroundings in Central Florida and interest in 80s cult slasher films have influenced a body of work in drawing, painting and installation. Her practice can be seen as a passive aggressive response to a narrative of vulnerability where intimacy, detachment, environment and longing often recur. Burns’ work is characterized as bratty, sometimes darkly articulated, seeking abrasive conversations through a maelstrom of material applications that translate in to a tonality of bitter tenderness to the viewer.


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