Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial

Curated by Bronx-based artists Hatuey Ramos-Fermín and Laura Napier, Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial features the work of seventy-two emerging artists engaged in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program from the Bronx Museum of the Arts (classes of 2014 and 2015). AIM provides professional development opportunities for emerging artists residing and working in […]

Vine pa’ echar candela, Young Lords office

Vine pa’ echar candela, is an artistic reinterpretation inspired by the Bronx office of the Young Lords in collaboration with curator Johanna Fernández. The “office” connects past and present with photos by Michael Abramson and Fred W. McDarrah from the Young Lords original office and new banners with Young Lords’ symbols. In the installation there are books […]

Boogie on the Boulevard

Streets are the biggest public space in New York City. Nevertheless, these are mostly use for vehicular traffic. Boogie on the Boulevard re-imagines how a street in this case, Grand Concourse in The Bronx, can be transformed into a different kind of public space for pedestrians, people on wheels, and community.  This project began as […]

Process and Progress: The Bronx River

Process and Progress: The Bronx River was produced in a partnership between Meta Local Collaborative & the Bronx River Alliance. It included an exhibition and a series of public programs focusing on the past, the present and the future of the Bronx River. Meta Local  installed  at the Bronx River Art Center, a large timeline with […]

Oceans / Golden TearDrop (Thong Yod)

A multimedia exhibition, featuring video interviews, found and appropriated footage, photographs, a map, a cooking workshop, and a recipe that were  shared along side food, and live music performances. OCEANS / GOLDEN TEARDROP (THONG YOD) uses personal histories and collective memories on a journey from the past to the present in cultural exchanges. What are […]

Mind the Gap / La Brecha

This project is part of meta local collaborative Mind the Gap/La Brecha is a temporary art and education hub located at the Blue and White Laundromat on 140st Street in the Bronx. From July-October, 2012, Elizabeth Hamby and Hatuey Ramos-Fermín will work with their neighbors to propose new ways of connecting the community to green […]

Conversing Bricks

The Conversing Bricks (2012) public art project emerged from a campaign waged by anti-immigrant groups back in 2006 that sent thousands of bricks to members of Congress who opposed the construction of a border wall between Mexico and the United States and were in favored of comprehensive immigration reform. The bricks contained messages like, “Build a Wall,” […]

Boogie Down Rides

This project is part of meta local collaborative. Boogie Down Rides is a celebration of bicycling in the Bronx. It includes educational events, community visioning sessions and group rides. Boogie Down Rides increases awareness of cycling as a mode of transportation and recreation, promote safe cycling and bridge existing efforts to expand cycling in the Bronx. […]

A Post(al) Colonial Correspondence

This Project was commissioned by the The third edition of the Trienal Poligráfica de San Juan América Latina y el Caribe, 2012 entitled the Panal/ The Hive. Photo documentation by Hatuey Ramos-Fermín & Carlos Ruíz-Valarino “The purpose of mail art, an activity shared by many artists throughout the world, is to establish an aesthetical communication […]

While the Bronx was Burning, Casa Amadeo was holding it down

This project is part of meta local collaborative. Photo Documentation by Jo Q Nelson, Chad Stayrook and Hatuey Ramos-Fermín While the Bronx was Burning, Casa Amadeo was holding it down was a multi-modal installation and series of public programs. This project was produced collaboratively by Elizabeth Hamby, Hatuey Ramos-Fermín, and  Action Club  (Chris Domenick, Kerry Downey, Jo Q. Nelson, Douglas Paulson), as part […]

Together Work

This project is part of meta local collaborative. Collaborating artists Jules Rochielle (text), Elizabeth Hamby (image) Hatuey Ramos Fermín (text treatment). This project was part of Pacific Standard Time Art in L.A. 1945-1980. Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, LA>Tower of Protest (1966). Originally conceived by the Los Angeles Artists’ Protest Committee, and designed by Mark di Suvero, the […]

Street CARTographies

This project is part of meta local collaborative. “Maps are about relationships among which meanings circulate.” Denis Wood, Rethinking the Power of Maps More than half of the world’s population are classified as “urban dwellers,” but their experience is hardly unified. For example, drastic socio-economic disparity and unequal access to resources occur in startling proximity in dense urban areas. Further, […]

EAsT Harlem

Photo documentation by: Barbara Sullivan Text by Curator Christine Licata “EAsT Harlem,” a collaborative multimedia, curatorial-art-project that investigates alternative solutions to the on-going problem of fresh food access in East Harlem, NYC. One of the main issues in healthy eating is accessibility – knowing where to find alternatives and having choices and options. In response to […]

Hubs & Spokes Conversations

Using the hubs and spokes model this podcast series created bridges, nodes, networks and exchanges within, outside, and/or disparate geographies, disciplines, ideas, topics and interests. Hubs and spokes aims to generate meaningful conversations and audio experiments exploring the intersections of art, design and life. This project was based at the space of the former Bronx […]

Center for Urban Pedagogy (C.U.P.)

Collaborations with the Center for Urban Pedagogy’s (CUP) Urban Investigations: The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses design and art to improve public participation in shaping the places where we all live. We do this by creating visually-based educational tools that demystify urban policy and planning issues. CUP’s Urban Investigations programs ask […]

No Deliveries Today

Collaboration with artist Miryana Todorova ‘No Deliveries Today Part II’ by Miryana Todorova from Miryana Todorova on Vimeo. ‘No Deliveries Today Part III’ by Miryana Todorova from Miryana Todorova on Vimeo. A series of boxes are continually loaded, unloaded and moved from one place to another on a cart. The normally mundane job takes center stage […]