QUEENIE ~ Selected artworks by female artists from El Museo del Barrio’s collection opened on March 21st at Hunter East Harlem Gallery.
With a focus on the female artist, the exhibit, QUEENIE, brings together a body of work from female artists from the Caribbean, Latin America, and the larger Latinx diaspora, prompting dialogue surrounding society and gender. The exhibition presents to the viewer the artists’ perspective through their lens and experiences on issues that have become front and center in todays political and social climate. The work comes from the permanent collection of El Museo del Barrio.
The participating artists, who have each had an impact on the East Harlem community and each played a role in the history of El Museo del Barrio, are Tania Bruguera, Margarita Cabrera, Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Melba Carillo, Marta Chilindron, Alessandra Expósito, Iliana Emilia Garcia, Dulce Gomez, Cristina Hernández Botero, Carmen Herrera, Jessica Kairé, Carmen Lomas Garza, Evelyn López de Guzmán, Anna Maria Maiolino, Ana Mendieta, Marina Núñez del Prado, Liliana Porter, Raquel Rabinovich, Scherezade, Nitza Tufiño, among others.
In addition, HEHG commissioned four NYC-based artists’ to add to the discussion with related new work. QUEENIE is organized by Arden Sherman, Curator, Hunter East Harlem Gallery, Noel Valentin, Permanent Collection Manager, El Museo del Barrio, Elizaveta Shneyderman, Gallery Manager, Hunter East Harlem Gallery, and Olivia Gauthier, Gund Curatorial Fellow, Hunter College.
In a related event, Alessandra Exposito in Conversation with her Therapist will take place on Thursday, April 19, from 6-8pm. Here, the artist and her psychotherapist explore recurring themes in her paintings, sculptures and dreams.
QUEENIE ~ Selected artworks by female artists from El Museo del Barrio’s collection will be on view from March 21 to June 23, 2018 at Hunter East Harlem Gallery, 2180 Third Avenue at 119th Street (enter on 119th Street). Opening Reception, Tuesday, March 27th from 6:30-9:30pm.