El Museo’s Bienal 2013: Here is Where We Jump


Edgar Serrano (Illinois 1979; New York) "A dios," 2012.
Edgar Serrano (Illinois 1979; New York) "A dios," 2012.

La Bienal 2013, El Museo’s seventh biennial exhibition, features work by 37 emerging Latino and Latin American artists, from newly-minted to mid-career, who live and work in New York City metropolitan area. This installation of La Bienal is curated by El Museo Curator Rocío Aranda-Alvarado and Raúl Zamudio, an independent New York-based curator.

This year, La Bienal features Brazil as the special guest country, which presents an opportunity for El Museo to remain in conversation with similar urban artistic landscapes throughout Latin American and the Caribbean, and expose audiences to emerging artists in other locales.

The exhibition was designed to provide a platform for artists who may not be represented in larger artistic institutions, and who have never shown at El Museo. Through this survey, La Bienal hopes to bring visibility to their work and their creative process. La Bienal is interested in the conditions under which works of art are made and how they are received by the public. The artists’ methods and processes are of significance, as is the context in which they are created and interpreted. El Museo’s Bienal celebrates the experimental and experiential aspects of contemporary art, and supports the notion that this production is part of the history of contemporary American art.

THIRTEEN member week at El Museo runs Wednesday, September 25, through Wednesday, October 2, when THIRTEEN Members and a guest enjoy free admission, plus a 10% discount from La Tienda, El Museo’s gift shop.

Artists featured in La Bienal 2013 are: damali abrams, Lucas Arruda, Pavel Acosta, Hector Arce Espasas, Ernesto Burgos, Miguel Cárdenas, Ernest Concepción, Matias Cuevas, 5ifty5ive & Les Carbonell, Jonathas de Andrade, Patricia Domínguez & Dominika Ksel, Becky Franco, Sean Paul Gallegos, Paula Garcia, Ignacio González-Lang, Kathleen Granados, Alejandro Guzmán, Pablo Jansana, Sara Jimenez & Kaitlynn Redell, Élan Jurado, Renata Lucas, Ramón Miranda Beltrán, Bernardo Navarro Tomás, Alex Nuñez, Giandomenico Tonatiuh Pellizzi, Risa Puno, Eric Ramos Guerrero, Christopher Rivera, Kenny Rivero, Julia San Martín, Gabriela Salazar, Gabriela Scopazzi, Edgar Serrano, Mel Xiloj, and Manuel Vega.

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El Museo del Barrio

Located at the north end of Fifth Avenue's Museum Mile, El Museo del Barrio is New York City's only museum dedicated exclusively to Latin American and Latino art.


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