In November 2017, I had the pleasure of working with curator Sofia Reeser del Rio and being the curatorial assistant of Self-Organize / Auto-Organizar, which was on view at the Bronx Art Space for a month.
Self-Organize / Auto-Organizar looks at work that challenges and reimagines the physical, emotional, and geographical boundaries of identity. These artists investigate the construction and destruction of identity, of what constitutes being through the use of their body, installations, books, interviews, videos, and paintings. The exhibition asks us to reflect on how, what, and why we are taking matters into our own hands through the works of artists who mobilize, respond, expose, heal, and rebuild together. Often, it is artists that lead efforts to address the needs of their community when the system, the government, and aid fall short.
Featured Artists: Amara Abdal Figueroa, Elia Alba, Firelei Báez, Melissa Calderón, Lizania Cruz, Megan Curet, Camilo Godoy, Jorge González and Chemi Rosado-Seijo, Alicia Grullon, Adal Maldonado, Steve Maldonado Silvestrini, Carlos Martiel, Proyectos Sabrosos, Heryk Tomassini, Lulu Varona