Apr 29, 2023
1pm – 4pm
I’m excited to be collaborating with artists Miguel Braceli and Ronen Gamil on an installation on the Bronx Museum’s terrace, as part of Community Convening We’re Not Softening Our Resistance.
Join us in celebrating Earth Day with a video festival and panel showcasing short films/videos by visual artists on issues around climate change, indigenous land rights, Black liberation and migration. Participate in a critical intercultural exchange and platform to discuss climate breakdown and what resistance looks like. After the festival, audience members are invited to join in activities led by local and international environmental justice activists taking a deeper dive into the films’ theme. Curated and organized by Alicia Grullon.
Part of this program is funded by Social Practice CUNY through generous funding from the Mellon Foundation.
Miguel Braceli is an artist, architect, educator. His practice is focused on participatory art projects in public space; working at the intersection of art, architecture, and social practices; exploring geopolitical and local conflicts. Most of these projects have been large-scale works developed in Latin America, Europe, and the United States; exhibited in galleries and institutions through photography, sculpture and film. He has led educational projects with institutions such as Documenta Fifteen, Washington Projects for the Arts, Matadero Madrid, among others. His most recent participations and recognitions include Skowhegan School of Painting (2022), Art Omi (2021), AIM Bronx Museum Fellow (2022), Fulbright Scholar (2020-2019), and Young Artist Award of the Principality of Asturias (2018). In 2021 He founded LA ESCUELA___ together with Siemens Stiftung International. In 2022 he received a commision by the Percent for Art program for a permanent public artwork in New York City, where he is currently living and working.
Christina Freeman (she/her) is an artist and curator whose conceptual practice emphasizes process and collaboration. Freeman’s work has been featured in Artforum, Vulture, Hyperallergic, Art F City, Frieze, and Observer. She was a 2022 Bronx Museum AIM Fellow and her projects have received support from Creative Time (2019), Queens Museum (2018-2019), Culture Push (2018-2019), National Coalition Against Censorship (2018-2019), Danish Arts Foundation (2018), ABC No Rio (2017-2023), NEA (2017 + 2018), New York State Council on Arts (2017-2020), New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (2017-2020), Andy Warhol Foundation (2017), and Red House, Sofia, Bulgaria (2012). She was previously an artist-in- residence at ARoS Public in Aros, Denmark (2018), Flux Factory in Queens, NY (2016-2018), Heliopolis in Brooklyn, NY (2014), SOMA, Mexico City (2012), and Galería Pérdida, Michoacán (2012). Freeman teaches at Hunter College, CUNY for the Department of Art, Art History and the Department of Film & Media.
Ronen Gamil (b. 1980 in Brooklyn, NY) is a Brooklyn-based, Yemeni-Israeli artist raised in Israel. He lived and traveled extensively in Italy, Spain, and South America. Gamil’s recent works have been colorful, immersive textile, metals, and plant installations engaging with issues of migration, ethnic identity, and housing and gentrification. Gamil had solo exhibitions at FiveMyles and Prospect Park and group shows at Socrates Sculpture Park and Summit Public Art, NJ. Trained in art and architecture, Gamil earned a BA in studio art and Master of Urban Planning from the City College of New York. He was a Bronx Museum AIM Fellow (2022), a Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellow (2018), was selected by Smack Mellon as a Hot Pick (2020), and was a finalist for a permanent public art commission in collaboration with the NYC Departments of Cultural Affairs and Homeless Services (2022). Gamil’s first permanent public art work will be an educational collaboration with Congregation Beth Hatikvah in Summit, NJ, starting in fall 2023. His work was featured in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Public Radio International, BK Reader, and artdaily.com.