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happenings

Invisible Nicaragua with Zac Hacmon

Invisible Nicaragua with Zac Hacmon

A roundtable with Zac Hacmon, Alex, and Marissa Telleria moderated by Emerith Herrera Valdes

Location:

Virtual

Join us for a roundtable exploring the context of Mia, Zac Hacmon's current solo show at Locust Projects. Join Zac Hacmon in conversation with Alexa and Nicaraguan-born and Miami-based artist, Marisa Telleria moderated by curator and writer Emireth Herrera Valdes

 

Hacmon and Alexa will talk about their multi-year collaboration that informed Mia, an immersive installation of blue and white colors that evoke the Nicaraguan flag as a political statement of resistance by an asylum seeker in the United States. Joining the conversation is Marisa Telleria who will share personal experiences and talk about her work and the concept of invisibility and color as a measure of protest. Emireth Herrera Valdés, whose curatorial practice is mainly focused on socially engaged projects, will take Hacmon's immersive installation as the starting point to discuss Nicaragua's invisibility.

happenings

Worldbuilding in the Age of A.I.

Worldbuilding in the Age of A.I.

A conversation with Leo Castañeda and Otro Inventario, moderated by Laurie Rojas that seeks to bridge the art, tech and gaming communities

Location:

Locust Projects
3852 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127

Locust Projects presents a hybrid event featuring Leo Castañeda and members of new art-house gaming studio Otro Inventario in a discussion on the development of the Herramientas: Levels & Bosses game+exhibition. The artists will reveal their creative process and technical tools for worldbuilding through Artificial Intelligence. Laurie Rojas will provide contemporary art historical context to ground the work within a lineage of digital art.

A reception will follow where art and technology enthusiasts may gather and chat over drinks.

For those who cannot attend in person, this roundtable will be available to join on YouTube-Live.

happenings

Exhibition tour with Leo Castañeda

Exhibition tour with Leo Castañeda

Come to Locust Projects for an exclusive tour of main gallery installation Herramientas (Levels & Bosses) from the artist himself!

Location:

Locust Projects
3852 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127

Join the artist for a farewell tour of the exhibition, which explores the process of creating the video game Levels & Bosses through a multimedia installation.

talks

José Diaz

José Diaz

Location:

Little Haiti Cultural Complex
212 NE 59th Terrace
Miami, FL 33137

POSTPONED due to anticipated inclement weather.

Join Locust Projects and Oolite Arts for a conversation with José Diaz, Susan Brotman Deputy Director for Art at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM).

About the speaker:

José Diaz is the Susan BrotmanDeputy Director for Art at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM). Priorto joining SAM, Diaz served since 2016 as the Chief Curator at The Andy Warhol Museum inPittsburgh. A specialist in contemporary art and multidisciplinary programming Diaz hasorganized noteworthy exhibitions at The Warhol includingPaola Pivi: I Want ItAll(2022);Fantasy America(2021);Andy Warhol: Revelation(2020);Farhad Moshiri: GoWest(2018);andAndy Warhol Kyoto(2022). Prior to his role at The Warhol, he was theCurator ofExhibitions at The Bass in Miami Beach, where he commissioned public artworks aswell as curated the travelling group exhibitionGOLD(2015). Diaz also held positions at TateLiverpool, working on various exhibitions including Doug Aitken’s first public artwork in the UKand at the Liverpool Biennial where he worked on Tania Bruguera'sArte Cátedra de Conducta.Born in Miami, he received a BA in Art History from San Francisco State University and a MA inCultural History from the University of Liverpool.

happenings

Give Miami Day 2022

Give Miami Day 2022

Help make art happen!

On Nov 17, 2022 we hope you'll consider a gift to Locust Projects to celebrate Give Miami Day!

Give to CREATE. Give to INVITE. Give to ACTIVATE. Give to ADVOCATE.  

You can visit our Give Miami Day page at the link here. Thank you for advocating for art and artists!

Fundraisers

Housewarming Party!

Housewarming Party!

Be the first to see Locust Projects future home!

Location:

297 NE 67th St.
Miami, FL 33138
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On the eve of its 25th anniversary, Locust Projects - Miami’s longest-running nonprofit alternative art space - has found a new home! The new space located in an industrial area of Little River / Lemon City will be an expanded laboratory for local, national and international artists to experiment with new media and materials in the creation of ambitious new work. 

We want to imagine the future in our new space with you!

Tickets at the door on November 19 are $150.

Special Events

Miami Art Week Meet the Artists Reception

Join us in kicking off Miami Art Week with a reception to meet exhibiting artists Ronny Quevedo and T. Eliott Mansa and guest curator Donnamarie Baptiste!

Exhibition Openings

ule ole allez

Ronny Quevedo: ule ole allez

Miami Art Week: Meet the Artists Reception

Location:

3852 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127

Opening Reception Tuesday, Nov 29 | 7-9pm

ule ole allez, a new project by Ecuadorian-born, Queens-based artist Ronny Quevedo at Locust Projects honors the passion for play and sense of community found in Miami’s Caribbean, Central, and South American soccer and futsal playing communities and brings it into the gallery through a collaborative art project. Futsal matches will capture players’ movements on the gallery’s white floors lined with the colorful boundaries of the playing field creating a massive installation. Combined they serve as a metaphor for the collective immigrant experience. This is Quevedo’s first solo show in Miami.

Exhibition Openings

Portals of Introspection

Group Exhibition: Portals of Introspection

featuring Dimitry Chamy, Mikey Please, Duke Riley, and Paul Ward

Location:

3852 N Miami Ave

Opening Reception Tuesday, Nov 29 | 7-9pm

Portals of Introspection is the seventh in a series of guest curated video exhibitions in Locust Projects’ Screening Room that launched in fall 2019. The exhibition features a selection of video works guest curated by Donnamarie Baptiste featuring Dimitry Chamy, Mikey Please, Duke Riley, and Paul Ward.

"Often used to refer to internal self-awareness, or looking inward, the word introspection evokes varying thoughts and feelings among individuals depending on their experiences and emotions. The selected films reveal different journeys of introspection used to accomplish a desired outcome. When one is truly passionate, what seems complicated can become simple, and the mundane can become extraordinary. Highlighting connections between humans and our environment, artistic desire and how we navigate through life each day, this collection of films delves deeply to understand our engagement and place in the world."

--Donnamarie Baptiste, guest curator

ON VIEW:

DIMITRY SÄID CHAMY | Portals (of the Night Garden) 2022

A Meltiverse project video exploring the threshold between physical and virtual realities. Dimitry Saïd Chamy is a transdisciplinary artist, designer, and educator. Working from a queer, mixed Haïtian-Lebanese immigrant perspective, he explores speculative futures, generative systems, and symbolic world-building through co-creation and participatory storytelling.

MIKEY PLEASE | MARILYN MYLLER 2013 

One year in the making, the six minute stopmotion short features the voice of comedy wiz Josie Long, one zillion hand carved tiny things, literally tens of carved foam puppets, two eye fulls of in-camera, long-exposure light trickery and a pair of tiny dolphins, smooching.

Marilyn is trying really hard to make something that is good. For once her expectations and reality are going to align, perfectly. No, it will be even better than she imagined. It will be epic. It will be tear jerkingly profound. It will be perfecter than perfect. Nothing can go wrong.

DUKE RILEY | FLY BY NIGHT 2016 

The story of thousands of pigeons and the man who made them stars.

FLY BY NIGHT follows artist Duke Riley as he embarks on his biggest project to date -- training thousands of pigeons outfitted with tiny LEDs to twirl, swoop, and glide over the East River at dusk from a decommissioned naval vessel in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Fly By Night paid homage to pigeon keeping, both in New York and farther afield. Pigeons have been domesticated for thousands of years and kept by people around the world for their companionship, sport, and service.

Commissioned by the public arts nonprofit Creative Time, the visually mesmerizing project received acclaim from the art world and the thousands of New Yorkers who witnessed the performances during the spring of 2016. The Village Voice awarded Riley a lifetime achievement award for "elevating the prestige of pigeons in the public consciousness." This piece follows Riley's process from conception to final performance, and ultimately like the project itself, examines urban humanity's relationship to the natural world.

PAUL WARD | MAMI WATA LUCK IS ALIVE

Luck Is Alive tells the story of an African surfer who is a believer in Animism, a sensibility prevalent among surfers throughout Africa. Animism is based on the idea that everything is sentient: that inanimate objects, plants, animals or even entities such as the ocean have a spirit or a soul, often in the sense of having ‘personhood’.

The film demonstrates an animistic sensibility through the concept of luck. The line, ‘Luck is Alive’, encapsulates this way of relating to the world: a sense of the aliveness of chance, and by believing in luck and that luck is alive, luck can lead you to be lucky. It is through his belief in luck that our protagonists is lead to the water, and where he finds ultimate freedom.

The film features Damme Samb (21) a surfer from Dakar, Senegal a predominantly muslim country on the west coast of Africa.

Exhibition Openings

Room for the living/Room for the dead

Room for the living/Room for the dead

Location:

3852 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127

Opening Reception Tuesday, Nov 29 | 7-9pm

In creating Room for the living /Room for dead the artist merges the concept of Florida/Family rooms as a home’s casual, social hub for gathering, entertainment and play, with that of less-used Living rooms that served as shrines for treasured family photos and heirlooms and were filled with finer furnishings typically unused and untouchable except on special occasions.

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