The Bronx Museum of the Arts is pleased to announce Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial, a meditation on the practice of everyday life in uncertain times. Featuring artworks by 68 artists who took part in the 2018 and 2019 cycles of the Bronx Museum’s AIM Fellowship program, the fifth edition of Bronx Calling finds artists responding to the conditions of contemporary life in manifold ways. Whether in traditional or new media, many of the works are recent creations, the result of processing multiple crises—of health, grief, the environment, and identity. The Biennial is part of a series of exhibitions and public programs celebrating the Museum’s 50th anniversary and legacy as an institution dedicated to social justice. Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial is curated by Ian Cofre and Eva Mayhabal Davis.
Klaudio Rodriguez, Executive Director, comments: “Nurturing emerging artists is part of the core mission of the Bronx Museum. The first AIM Biennial was launched in celebration of the program’s 30th Anniversary as a platform for emerging artists. Now celebrating another major milestone, our 50th Anniversary, we continue our legacy as an institution dedicated to supporting and advancing art, social justice, and equal opportunity.”
Emily Chow Bluck (b. New York, New York), Christian Breed (b. New York, New York), Keith Burns (b. New York, New York), Tiffany Joy Butler (b. Bronxville, New York), Ricardo Cabret (b. San Juan, Puerto Rico), Gabino A. Castelán (b. Puebla, Mexico), Hon Eui Chen (b. Bangkok, Thailand), Yan Cynthia Chen (b. Fuzhou, China), Gal Cohen (b. Tel Aviv, Israel), Zorica Čolić (b. Belgrade, Serbia), Mauricio Cortes Ortega (b. Saltillo, Mexico), Vanezza Cruz (b. New York, New York), Isabella Cruz-Chong (b. Austin, Texas), Adrien de Monès (b. Paris, France), Francisco Donoso (b. Quito, Ecuador), Carlos Wilfredo Encarnación (b. Fajardo, Puerto Rico), Eliza Evans (b. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), Daqi Fang (b. Wuhan, China), Raphael Fenton-Spaid (b. Rome, Italy), Gina Goico (b. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic), Daniel Greenfield-Campoverde (b. Caracas, Venezuela), Kris Grey (b. Cooperstown, New York), Harley Ngai Grieco (b. State College, Pennsylvania), Jennifer Grimyser (b. Milwaukee, Wisconsin), Reiko Hamano (b. Osaka, Japan), Maggie Hazen (b. Los Angeles, California), Emily Henretta (b. Boston, Massachusetts), Kim Hoeckele (b. Atlanta, Georgia), Camille Hoffman (b. Chicago, Illinois), Jack Hogan (b. Waterford, Ireland), Lady K-Fever (a.k.a. Kathleena Howie) (b. Vancouver, Canada), Cary Hulbert (b. Stamford, Connecticut), Gyun Hur (b. Daegu, South Korea), Sareh Imani (b. Shiraz, Iran), Carlos Jiménez Cahua (b. Lima, Peru), Clare Kambhu (b. New York, New York), James Kelly (b. Lancaster, Pennsylvania), Nari Kim (b. Phyong-Chang, South Korea), Trevor King (b. Butler, Pennsylvania), Jesse Kreuzer (b. Manhasset, New York), Laura Lappi (b. Lahti, Finland), Estelle Maisonett (b. New York, New York), Katrina Majkut (b. Boston, Massachusetts), Gina Malek (b. Rochester, Minnesota), Lawrence Mesich (b. Nashville, Tennessee), William Miller (b. New York, New York), Levani (Levan Mindiashvili) (b. Tbilisi, Georgia), Rehan Miskci (b. Istanbul, Turkey), Rodrigo Moreira (b. Coronel Fabriciano, Brazil), Shane Morrissey (b. New York, New York), EunJung Park (b. Seoul, South Korea), Bundith Phunsombatlert (b. Bangkok, Thailand), Luciana Pinchiero (b. Rosario, Argentina), Antonio Pulgarin (b. Brooklyn, New York), Adam Liam Rose (b. Jerusalem, Israel), Alexis Ruiseco-Lombera (b. Güines, Cuba), Catalina Schliebener Muñoz (b. Santiago, Chile), Marco Scozzaro (b. Turin, Italy), Sarah G. Sharp (b. Sacramento, California), Andre Bogart Szabo (b. Washington, District of Columbia), Katherine Toukhy (b. Providence, Rhode Island), Victoria-Idongesit Udondian (b. Uyo, Nigeria), Gabriela Vainsencher (b. Buenos Aires, Argentina), Jia Wang (b. Lanzhou, China), Poyen Wang (b. Taipei, Taiwan), Sarah K. Williams (b. Richmond, Virginia), Cay Yoon (b. Seoul, South Korea), José Delgado Zúñiga (b. Ventura, California)
Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial will be on view from November 10, 2021 through March 10, 2022 at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street in the Bronx, NY.
Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial is made possible by Christie’s, Martin Weinstein and Tereza Liszka, Debbie Rechler, Cher Lewis, Friends of AIM, and SRI Fine Art Services.