Oct 132015


Signos. Arte, industria y viceversa
Concebida como una instalación que ocupa toda la galería, esta exposición reúne planos, maquetas, muebles, fotografías, esculturas, publicaciones, dibujos, textiles, vídeos y otros materiales, para llamar la atención sobre zonas históricas y contemporáneas del diseño, en un sentido amplio. Se destacan realizaciones que los comisarios consideran dignas de una revisita en el terreno de las relaciones y los intercambios entre arte, diseño e industria. El conjunto desplegado incluirá también elementos peculiares del ambiente arquitectónico y urbanístico de La Habana, ciudad en donde han cuajado, de manera privilegiada, las experiencias aquí reunidas. Sin énfasis didáctico ni ambición panorámica, el proyecto sugiere conexiones, genealogías, sinergias y experiencias creativas, cual líneas que se cruzan en un entorno sociocultural muy dinámico, caracterizado por la fluidez, las apropiaciones y las improvisaciones.
Curaduría: Antonio Eligio (Tonel) y Concha Fontenla
Carlos José Alfonzo, Juan Carlos Alom, Félix Beltrán, Alberto J. Carol, María Victoria Caignet, Gonzalo Córdoba y EMPROVA, Miguel Díaz, Felipe Dulzaides, Leandro Feal, Mario Gallardo, Mario García Joya (Mayito), Carmelo González, Roberto Gottardi, Arturo Infante y Reinier Quer, Nicolás Landrián, Roberto Matta, Cirenaica Moreira, Ernesto Oroza, Amelia Peláez, Manuel Piña, René Portocarrero, Idelfonso Ramos, Leyden Rodríguez, Mariano Rodríguez, Humberto Solás y Héctor Veitía, Lesbia Vent Dumois.
Y los proyectos Ediciones en colores, TELARTE, Arte en la Fábrica, Arte en la Carretera y Arte en el Muro.
Inauguración 13 de octubre a las 8:00pm
O´Reilly 308 e/ Habana y Aguiar. La Habana Vieja

fotos/photos here

Sep 162015

Inscribing: meditations on time and space
Bridge Red Studios/Project Space
Curated by William Cordova
September 13 – November 1
A project focusing on the evidence or our human presence through photography, painting, drawing and sculpture. Our gestures, stories, recorded moments, building abstract narratives that include geometry, text, the figure and textiles. -william cordova
susan weiss – karen rifas – michiku kurisu – hiram maristany – kristen thiele – yanira collado – robert mcknight – lou anne colodny – alexis sanfield – alejandro valensia – carlos sandoval de leon – ilka hartmann – donald mcknight – ena marrero – onajide shabaka – warren bailey – leslie hewitt – ernesto oroza – rick ulysse – rosemarie chiarlone

Sep 122015
residential properties
Real estate speculation, virtual environments, and developments in technology and fabrication now require a reconsideration of what ‘dwelling’ is. How does the scale of a home adjust in relation to these new, “fluid” elements and forces? Residential Properties explores recent shifts in living spaces through site-specific interventions within an existing house/artist residency in a Miami neighborhood, The Fountainhead Residency. Contributors to this exhibition come from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including visual artists, industrial designers, architects, filmmakers, web designers, and writers.
Residential Properties will generate a positive entanglement between creative disciplines, between The Fountainhead Residency and its surrounding neighborhoods, and between local and global definitions of “dwelling.” The exhibition will widen and deepen critical conversations within the local community about what is possible within the borders of our homes, and will invite viewers to reconsider the nature of these borders.

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Sep 082015

time and materials

Time and Materials is a formula that helps one determine the value of one’s labor: it is the cost of the materials and equipment required, plus a rate multiplied by the time it takes to complete the job. While the Time and Materials equation is a way to arrive a specific quantitative value, this project presents artists whose work puts the variables of this equation into play. The exhibition examines the work of six South Florida artists who mix a language of drawing with labor-intensive processes that deconstruct, conflate, and transform ideas about both labor and drawing, and who propose new models through which we may consider the value of one’s labor.

The show will feature the following artists: Nathalie Alfonso, AA.CM.FG, Ernesto Oroza, Frances Trombly, Odalis Valdivieso, and Agustina Woodgate.

*Free and open to the public.

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Jun 302015


Revolico, Retombée es un cuaderno digital concebido para los usuarios de Revolico. Colaboran en esta publicación un grupo de artistas e intelectuales diferenciados por dos modos de participación. Una mitad presenta rediseños o nuevas propuestas de logotipos para Revolico. La otra mitad colabora con textos que interpretan y exploran Revolico desde disímiles perspectivas. (Más información sobre Revolico Retombée @ http://www.revolico.com)

Jun 282015
Untitled. (from archive Enemigo Provisional). 2004

Untitled. (from archive Enemigo Provisional). 2004

Herbert Matthews published the first report on the Cuban Revolution, written during guerrilla warfare in the Sierra Maestra, that reached an international readership in The New York Times in February 1975. It was an article that turned him into a pioneer, as it was the first to voice the West’s fascination with the revolutionary venture and it also launched the revolution’s young leader. Such was the impact of the piece that Anthony Depalma went so far as to describe Matthews as the “man who invented Fidel”. More info here. En castellano aquí

May 032015

Downtown Miami: The Ground Beneath our Feet

May 8 – August 16, 2015
WAIL Lab, 2nd Floor

Opening Reception & Panel Discussion:
Sunday, June 7, 2015
1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

(MDC) Museum of Art + Design (MOA+D) in collaboration with Word + Image Lab (WAIL) presents the new exhibition, Downtown Miami: The Ground Beneath Our Feet, showcasing a one-of-a-kind artists book created by 24 south Florida writers and artists.
Collaborating together on twelve unique page spreads, each artist/writer team focused on an architectural site located in the downtown Miami vicinity. Writers participating in this book are Jaswinder Bolina, Adrian Castro, John Dufresne, Denise Duhamel, Luis Luis Eligio D Omni, Andrea Gollin, Lori Colleen Kelly, Molly Mcgreevy, Nadege Green, Michael Hettich, Jessica Machado, and Susan Weiner. Participating visual artists are Jenny Brillhart, Rosemarie Chiarlone, Felice Grodin, Gary Moore, Lea Nickless, Ernesto Oroza, Brian Reedy, Onajide Shabaka, Sara Stites, Carol Todaro, Tom Virgin, and Michele Weinberg. 
Sites referenced in the book are the Miami Circle Archaeological Site, Plantation Slave Quarters, City of Miami Cemetery, D. A. Dorsey House, First Federal Courthouse and Post Office, Scottish Rite Temple, Brickell Mausoleum, Huntington Building, Freedom Tower, Olympia Theatre, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, and the Alfred I DuPont Building.
This project was made possible by funding from The Villagers Inc., an organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of historic sites.

Apr 102015

UJAMAA (diagrams), 2015
text-based seating system

Nov 272014

Modulor Moral II (estudios)

Affective Architectures at Aluna Art Foundation

Dic. 6th/20014 to Feb. 28/2015
Curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective

With  Atelier Morales (Juan Luis & Teresa), Carola Bravo, Tania Candiani, Pablo León de la Barra, Juan R. Hoyos, Alberto Lezaca, Ronald Morán, Ernesto Oroza, Gamaliel Rodríguez, Rafael Rodríguez, Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova, Sergio Vega, and Viviana Zargón among others.

Amidst the flood of banal images, what artworks created through an inter-subjective dialogue with the architecture or the spaces inhabited by the artists, have the power to move us and remain in our memory?

This question was the point of departure in Affective Architectures, as a mirror reflecting our biographies within the failure of the grand narratives in Latin American and Caribbean cities, but also as a window into alternative passages.

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Oct 232014


New Territories
Laboratories for Design, Craft, and Art in Latin America

November 4, 2014 to March 2, 2015
Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) New York
About the Exhibition
The term “new territories,” as evoked by Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce, refers to the state of making in today’s globalized society, a phenomenon that has helped to spur a confluence of art, design, and craft. The exhibition New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft, and Art in Latin America will examine this trend in several distinct cities throughout Latin America, where some of the most pertinent new directions in arts and design are emerging today.

New Territories explores the collaborations between small manufacturing operations and craftspersons, artists, and designers, and demonstrates how the resulting work addresses not only the issues of commodification and production, but also of urbanization, displacement, and sustainability. The exhibition will explore a number of key themes, including: the dialogue between contemporary trends and artistic legacies in Latin American art; the use of recycled and repurposed materials and objects; the blending of digital and traditional skills; and the reclamation of personal and public space.

New Territories is organized by MAD’s Acting Chief Curator Lowery Stokes Sims and Adriana Kertzer, Curatorial Assistant and Project Manager. It follows MAD’s groundbreaking 2010 exhibition The Global Africa Project, which presented new craft, design, and art that transcended nationality and regionalism in its presentation of the new nomadic paradigm of African identity. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated, full color catalogue that will be published in separate English and Spanish editions by Turner Libros of Madrid and Mexico City.

Major support for New Territories: Laboratories for Art, Craft and Design in Latin America is provided by the Ford Foundation and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation. Additional support is provided by Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund, The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts and The Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Family Foundation.

#NewTerritoriesL | @NewTerritoriesL

Curatorial Advisory Committee
Regina Basha
Marcella Echavarría
Susana Torruella Leval
Ana Elena Mallet
Nessia Leonzini Pope
Mari Carmen Ramírez
Gabriela Rangel
Jorge Rivas-Pérez

Magdalena Gruneisen, Curatorial Assistant and Project Manager
Antonio Sánchez Gómez, Curatorial Intern and Exhibitions Assistant
Alex Montane, Curatorial Intern

Special Thanks To
Blanca Serrano
Adélia Borges

more info here:
– http://madmuseum.org/exhibition/new-territories#
– http://wsimag.com/architecture-and-design/11166-new-territories-laboratories-for-design-craft-and-art-in-latin-america

In Conversation: Lowery Stokes Sims on New Territories, Cuban Art News:
New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America includes the work of three Cuban artists: Ernesto Oroza, Carlos Garaicoa, and Coco Fusco. Exhibition curator Lowery Stokes Sims talks about the exhibition, how it’s organized, and how Cuba fits into the picture.

Oct 152014

Curated by William Cordova


OCTOBER 16 – NOVEMBER 15, 2014
West Midtown location: White Provisions Bldg, 1100 Howell Mill Rd NW, Suite A06, Atlanta, GA 30318.
Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday, Noon to 5pm and by appointment. V 404 865 1523

Sep 142014

A Remix of Abundance: Constructing Sustainability
Curated by Tam Gryn and Alejandra Esayag
Exhibition: October 9th, 2014
450 West 31st Street 10th Fl, New York, NY 10001, Sun West Studios


ARTECHO New York is the annual art event that aims to raise funds for TECHO’s projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. All proceeds will fund TECHO’s community development programs: Construction of Transitional Houses and Education and Skills Training Programs.
Bidding available from Sep 26 at 12pm EST until Oct 10 at 4pm EST. http://paddle8.com/auctions/techo

Cobra, 2013-2014 by Ernesto Oroza

Aug 152014



Global Positioning Systems is the second iteration of Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Overview Galleries, in which selections from PAMM’s permanent collection are displayed alongside loans from important private collections. Consisting of six interrelated parts (titledHistory PaintingVisual MemoryThe Uses of HistoryUrban ImaginariesThe Contested Present, and Forms of Commemoration), this thematic group presentation explores the intersection between globalization and history. Since the late 1980s, the political and economic forces unleashed at the close of the Cold War have combined with dramatic advances in transportation and digital communications to create an unprecedented degree of interdependency among the nations of the world. As the networks of individuals, institutions, and markets that constitute the international system of art-making and distribution have expanded to include voices from disparate regions and contexts, the field has become a mirror for the cultural effects of this heightened state of global integration. One of the most important of these cultural effects has been the destabilization of any singular understandings of time and world history. The idea that the past may bear different meanings depending on one’s geographic and cultural standpoint has never seemed more incontrovertible. Global Positioning Systems explores this issue by bringing together the productions of an international and intergenerational array of artists who engage diverse histories while raising questions about how the past is recorded and remembered.

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May 262014

On view through July 12, 2014
IMPACT & LEGACY: 50 Years of the CINTAS Foundation
As the first large-­scale exhibition of the CINTAS 
Fellows Collection, Impact and Legacy highlights 
CINTAS Fellows from all eras  and includes works 
from the Foundation’s expansive collection. MDC
 Museum of Art + Design, steward of the CINTAS 
Fellows Collection, is composed of works by 
CINTAS Fellows, the Foundation’s renowned annual competition and fellowship award administered by the Museum every October.


Provisional chairs (from Objects of Necessity), 2005. Founded metal bar chairs, monobloc plastic chairs and clothes. Set of two. Edition of 5.

May 082014
MIA-BER (group show)
Curated by William Cordova at Verein Berliner Künstler, Berlin; June 19 – July 13, 2014.