March 25, 2022 – June 25, 2022
Eastern Walls is an exhibition featuring the photography of three renown street bloggers. While street art is localized and typically known only to the inhabitants of a particular town or city, the internet and social media is increasing name recognition for many street artists. Murals get shared on social media and a geotag on Instagram or Local Guides Connect begins a conversation. Street bloggers value open information, a love for local culture, and mutual support for the the countless artists that are committed to beautifying cities.
November 26, 2021 – February 2, 2022
Kalmyk Contemporary spotlights some of the up-and-coming talent from the Kalmyk diaspora. Many of these artists take on intersectional activist identities, with much to say about life as a minority in a majority white and Russian country. Photographers, painters, illustrators, designers, models, creative directors, curators, and more come together to share their vision for contemporary art.
Fables, Fairytales, and Feminism
Contemporary Women Artists Making Magic in Central Asia
May 10, 2021 – August 10, 2021
Fables, Fairytales, and Feminism is an virtual exhibition featuring the work of five artists from Central Asia: Gulnara Falyakhova, Roza Dzhangaracheva, Gulbaram Askarova, Marie Korovina, and Viktoria Tsoy. These women are artists, mothers, and teachers and use social media to spread their fantastic illustrations and paintings to a younger, digital audience.
Crimean Tatar Folk Artistry
February 10, 2021 – May 10, 2021
Artists are the pillar that hold Crimean Tatar life together. Tatar rites of passage and tradition rely on handmade objects created by artisans. Traditionally, when a Tatar girl gets married, the family presents up to four hundred hand-embroidered objects ranging from purses and fezes, to rugs and tapestries to the family of the groom. Gifts can also include ceramic dishes, metal belts, and filigree jewelry. Many of these practices are passed down from grandmothers to daughters. To viewers outside of the Islamic world, these handmade objects may seem merely ornate and decorative. To a Crimean Tatar, these everyday objects contain meaningful symbols that tell stories of resilience that come hand-in-hand with a deep understanding of the technique and pure skill that goes into each and every piece.
Red & White
The Protests in Belarus 2020 Through the Eyes of 15 Different Artists
September 1, 2020 – February 1, 2021
Co-curated with Amanda Sonesson
Red and White is an online exhibit in which fifteen illustrators speak out on police brutality, human rights, and democracy in Belarus through artwork and social media. Mass protests have erupted all across Belarus following an illegitimate election that resulted in a sixth term for Alexander Lukashenko. People took to the streets, artists took to Instagram.