Exhibitions & Events
Our artist programs and public engagement series demonstrate the role artists and curators play in our communities by connecting audiences to creative practices, ideas, art forms, and each other. Through exhibitions, performances, Muse Fuse talks, screenings, and publications, NURTUREart provides direct support to artists and curators and aims to inspire the public to think critically about the world around them and connect to their creative and local communities.
Voices Need Heroes
May 27 — June 18, 2017
NURTUREart presents Voices Need Heroes curated by Project Curate with PJ Gubatina Policarpio and featuring artworks by: Ify Chiejina, Walter Cruz, Sylvia Hernandez, Umesh Mangipudi, Kwantaeck Park, and Tajh Rust.
Residency for New Collaborations: Summer 2017
June 26 — July 30, 2017
We’re launching a residency program for pairs of emerging artists who have wanted to work together but haven’t had the opportunity for committed collaboration. Participants include: Amber Atiya with Ezra Wube and Sarah Anderson with Tora López.
Jon Henry: Stranger Fruit
September 8 — October 1, 2017
NURTUREart presents Jon Henry’s Stranger Fruit, the first exhibition of our 2017–2018 20th Anniversary Season. By honoring and memorializing Black mothers’ imaginations, Henry undertakes the historic practice of unarmed Black men systematically targeted and killed by unindicted police force.
Announcing NURTUREart’s 2017–2018 Exhibition Season
September 8, 2017
NURTUREart is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition season. Proposals were selected from an annual open call for emerging artists and curators.
Kyoung eun Kang: 1402 Seok-Dong
October 14 — November 5, 2017
Kang enshrines routine and subtle interactions into delicate monuments. Her works, which reveal the universal in the particular, memorialize the gestures that attach and bind us to family and strangers alike.
20th Anniversary Celebration and Silent Auction
November 7, 2017
6:00 pm—9:00 pm
Let’s work to build a creative future. Join us for our 20th Anniversary Celebration.
November 18 — December 17, 2017
Relative Material examines a spectrum of gestures by seven artists who—through engaging with family mythologies, exchanges, and ephemera—recognize and question broader issues of sociopolitical, historical, and philosophical concern.
Leader in Me
January 13 — January 22, 2018
Leader in Me is a group show exhibiting self portraits of Public School 147’s fifth grade students created with NUTRTUREart’s 2017-2018 Resident Artist, Walter Cruz.
Call and Response
February 3 — February 25, 2018
A group exhibition curated by Kelly Rae Aldridge and featuring artists Salome Asega, Sophia Brueckner, Ornella Fieres, Sam Lavigne and Mendi + Keith Obadike. Call and Response explores how we speak to our machines and how our machines speak through us.