This Place Has a Body, 2020, Cyanotype on Paper, 30 x 22 in.
Geographies of the Self
Curated by Deborah Yasinsky
Longwood Art Gallery at Bronx Council on the Arts HQ
2700 E Tremont Ave. Bronx, NY, 10461
March 25 - May 27, 2022
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturdays from 12:00pm-4:00pm
Opening Reception: March 30, 2022, 6-8pm
Closing Reception, May 27, 2022, 6-8pm
Bringing together artworks by 10 Bronx-based multidisciplinary artists, Geographies of the Self explores how visualizations of the body are connected to the vast landscapes of one’s family and community.
Participting Artists include:
Aiki, Francheska Alcántara, Samantha Box, Patricia Cazorla, Maya Ciarrocchi, Camille Eskell, Dauris Martinez, Katherine Miranda, Tijay Mohammed, Ruth Rodríguez
Visual Studies Workshop Residency and Artist Talk
Join me on Thursday, January 27th from 6-7:30pm EST for a live-streamed artist talk with me and follow VSW AIR India Johnson
Click here for more information and the link to the Twitch live stream.
Main Window Dumbo
November 25, 2021 - January 20, 2022
1 Main Street (between Water & Plymouth), Brooklyn, NY
Works on Water 2021 Triennial Exhibition
October 30, 2021 (rain date October 31)
12 - 6:15pm
Nolan Park WoWHaus, Building 5B, Governors Island
For more information and a schedule of events go to
Works on Water Triennial
Rivers, Dreams, Invisible Cities
Public Art Installation
Works on Water House, Building 5B, Nolan Park, Governors Island
Installation on View: Saturdays and Sunday from 12-5 pm, October 2-17, 2021
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 2, 2021, 12 - 5 pm
245 Broome Street
April 8 - April 24, 2021
Opening Reception: April 10, 2-4pm
Artist Talk with Monika Fabijanska: April 15, 6:30 - 7:30pm via Zoom
Gallery Walk Through: April 17, 3-4pm
Closing Event: Saturday, April 24, 2-4pm
Link to Recording of Artist Talk
Dwelling in a Time of Plagues
This Place Has a Body
PASSOVER 2021 – CONTEMPORARY PLAGUES - JEWISH STREET ART FESTIVAL
Mural for the 14TH STREET Y and
ZAZ10TS Corner Billboard (South East Corner of 41st Street and 7th Avenue)
ZAZ10TS Gallery Wall (lobby of 10 Times Square)
Dwelling in a Time of Plagues Opening March 25th at 8pm on site and at 8pm EST on Zoom
Registration is here
Jewish Street Art Festival Zoom Conversation with the Artists, March 31 at 7:30p, EST
Dwelling in a Time of Plagues is a Jewish creative response to real-world plagues of our time. Collectively, the commissions in this constellation of art projects around North America grapple with contemporary crises: the global pandemic, institutional racism, xenophobia, ageism, forced isolation, and the climate crisis.
Mural for the 14th Street Y, NYC
This Place Has a Body, ZAZCorner, Times Square, NYC
This Place Has a Body, 2020, Cyanotype on Paper, 30 x 22 inches
Group Exhibition Curated by David Rios Ferreira
Exhibition dates: Nov 12 - Dec 12 2020
Reception: Nov 12, 6-8pm
Field Projects is located at:
526 W 26th St #807, New York, NY 10001
The work found in Reclaimed, Reimagined speaks to the urgent issues unfolding in the United States today. Our rights are challenged by an uncertain political future. Women’s rights and those of the LGBTQIA community are threatened by the reconfiguration of the Supreme Court. And despite all of these challenges, the battle to recognize that Black lives truly matter continues. Many artists in this exhibition remind us of the need to reclaim one’s position in the socio-political landscape. Concurrently the pandemic forced us to reimagine both our interior and exterior relationships to space and how to navigate environments in new ways.
Many of the artists in Reclaimed, Reimagined use the body as a tool for demonstrating power, history and beauty while others reimagine bodies as a platform for political discourse and as a space where identity structures are redefined. Other artists look at the spaces they inhabit—drawing from elements of building construction like blueprints, raw materials and diagrams. Utilizing abstraction and symbolism, these artists explore issues such as equity and immigration, while others develop dream-like environments—brand new spaces we may escape to in order to find solace from this current tumultuous time.
Reclaimed, Reimagined includes work by: Kelly Chuning, Maya Ciarrocchi, Vanezza Cruz, Francisco Donoso, Alexis Duque, Fei Li, Maria Liebana, Dionis Ortiz, Deja Patterson, Brad Silk, Jill Slaymaker, Joey Solomon, Jesús David Torres, & Luis Vasquez
Gallery Talk and Performance of Site: Yizkor
November 5, 2020 from 7:30-8:30 EST
Jewish History Museum & Holocaust History Center, Tucson, AZ.
Through personal storytelling and embodied mapmaking Maya Ciarrocchi's projects excavate disappeared histories. Together we will explore the physical and emotional documentation of loss through her interdisciplinary project Site: Yizkor.
Register here for the online gallery chat, mini performance and workshop.
BOUND UP TOGETHER: On the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
October 3–December 13, 2020
Curated by Rachel Gugelberger
Opening Reception on October 3, 2020. Timed entry required.
A Remedy for a Constitutional Crisis Part 1, a participatory reexamination of the U.S. Constitution will occur at the gallery on Thursday evening, October 8th, 6-8 PM. Ciarrocchi will lead an introductory prelude, in which visitors are invited to a roundtable gathering within the context of the exhibition. During this drop-in program, which is open to the public, participants can read from Pocket Constitutions provided by the artist, discuss the laws and rights the Constitution outlines, and write down their own personal amendments.
On Saturday, October 17th from 2-6pm, Ciarrocchi will organize A Remedy for a Constitutional Crisis Part 2, a public performance and reading of the U.S. Constitution. In anticipation of the 2020 presidential election, participants are invited to assemble outside Smack Mellon to read from the Constitution in various languages and write amendments that imagine a more meaningful and accessible constitution.
Artists: Natalia Almonte, Donna Bassin, Cristina Biaggi, Zoë Buckman, Indira Cesarine, Vladimir Cybil Charlier, Maya Ciarrocchi, Adinah Dancyger & Mykki Blanco, Mary Dwyer, GOODW.Y.N, Alicia Grullón, Clareese Hill, Debora Hirsch in collaboration with Iaia Filiberti, Julia Justo, Symone Knox, Katrina Majkut, LuLu LoLo, Elizabeth Moran, Ameya Okamoto, Andrea Ray, Shellyne Rodriguez, Yvonne Shortt, Valerie Suter, and Stephanie J. Woods.
Bound up Together: On the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment was organized in the months leading up to the 2020 presidential election, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and as Black Lives Matter protests erupted around the world. The exhibition centers on the achievements that granted some women the right to vote and the pervasive and enduring intersections of racism, sexism and misogyny that disfigure American culture and society. Moving between a mythological past and an uncertain future, Bound up Together highlights myriad ways in which women’s experiences and interdependent histories are entangled in the very structures that deny intersectional nuances and complexities. The exhibition presents video, installation, works on paper, painting, photography, sculpture, sound, performance and participatory programs that represent the likenesses, voices, memories and collective experiences of countless women and their communities in works that honor, agitate and imagine new possibilities.
Yael, 2019, Graphite on Paper, 53 7/8 x 47 1/2 inches
COLLAR WORKS 2020 FLAT FILES
I am pleased to have two monotypes selected for Collar Works 2020 Flat Files. Collar Works’ Flat File aims to exhibit a range of diverse, two-dimensional works by emerging and underrepresented artists. The mission of the program is to promote selected artists’ work, create a space for affordable art, enhance current exhibition opportunities, and expand + enrich the Collar Works community. All works featured are sized 16”x20” or below and priced under $450. Individual works from the Flat File will be selectively highlighted throughout the year in the gallery, and online. Gallery visitors will be able to view and purchase works in the Collar Works Flat File Program on an ongoing basis. The 2020-2021 program will run for one full year, from September 2020 through August 2021.
Curated by Jessica Cannon of Far x Wide
25% of all Flat Files Sales will be donated to Soul Fire Farm.
Works in the Flat Files are on view at Collar Works or on the gallery's digital platform here.
The Weight II, 2020, Monotype, Ink on Paper, 12 x 16 inches
Art Off-Screen is an international exhibition, organized by Eileen Jeng Lynch, of artwork and performances in outward-facing locations, so the work can be viewed from outside by the community. With pause orders during the pandemic, art has moved online and much of it is still behind closed doors. Art Off-Screen provides access to art beyond a screen, inspiring creativity, amplifying voices, encouraging change, and sending messages of hope and healing.
Entire Exhibition Period: July 18 - September 20, 2020.
Maya Ciarrocchi will be exhibiting new work as part of the Art Off-Screen starting August 29 through mid-September.
Please join us for a discussion with the artists on Thursday, September 10th, 5:30-7pmEST.
For more information visit Neumeraki: Projects by Eileen Jeng Lynch
Site: Yizkor Cyanotypes, Suttons Bay, Michigan
Participatory Performance and Writing Workshop
Led by Maya Ciarrocchi with music by Andrew Conklin
Wednesday July 29th, 8pm EST
Who honors the spaces left by the dead?
On Wednesday July 29th at 8PM EST, the eve of Tisha B’Av, regarded as the saddest day of the Jewish calendar, join Maya Ciarrocchi and Andrew Conklin for a participatory performance where we will read selections from Yizkor books and writing generated during previous workshops accompanied by live video and music. Following the reading, attendees will be invited to create their own Yizkor pages as a way to mourn and commemorate lost people and places.
DRAWING CHALLENGE XI JASON MACCOY GALLERY
Maya Ciarrocchi, Chris Costan, Blinn Jacobs, Courtney Puckett, and Carol Warner are the featured contestants of Drawing Challenge XI which was inspired by words from bell hook's
Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope (2003)
"Dominator culture has tried to keep us all afraid, to make us choose safety instead of risk, sameness instead of diversity. Moving through that fear, finding out what connects us, revelling in our differences; this is the process that brings us closer, that gives us a world of shared values, of meaningful community."
- bell hooks, 2003
The Weight, 2020, monotype
“After the murder of George Floyd and during the ensuing protests, I started working with a series of photographs I shot during a residency in Poland last year. I had never known exactly what to do with them but then during the protests, I channeled my grief into a series of trace monotypes using the photographs as a reference. Here I have chosen an image from the series that shows the outline of a figure with a drawing on her back. The drawing could be a tattoo or a cut. The figure is Katarzyna Pastuszak, a Polish dancer who was at the residency. The image on her back is a detail of the Flossenbürg concentration camp near the boarder of Germany and Czechoslovakia. Kasia is not a person of Jewish ancestry, nevertheless her mother was sent to the Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany.
As a person of Ashkenazi descent, I left for the residency in Poland with feelings of dread. I knew by going there I would confront many unanswered questions and many ghosts. What I did not expect was that by confronting these fears I could see how we all, regardless of ancestry, carry their weight. We are connected in life and death, in anguish and in joy. As bell hooks tells us, "Moving through that fear, finding out what connects us, revelling in our differences; this is the process that brings us closer," It is indeed easier to sit in our silos of uniformity, but reaching out to difference and even strangeness can open up the world, if we only let it.”
- Maya Ciarrocchi
WINTER WORKSPACE AT WAVE HILL
February 18 - March 28, 2020
Wave Hill Winter Workspace 2020 Session Two
Maya Ciarrocchi is a 2020 Wave Hill Winter Workspace Artist in Residence. During her residency she will continue work on Mosholu, a drawing series that maps the rerouting of Tibbetts Brook, a near-by Bronx waterway
SITE: YIZKOR CONCERT PERFORMANCE
Friday, January 10, 2020 7:00 PM
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
80 White Street, 2nd Fl. New York, NY
Site: Yizkor Performance
Site: Yizkor is an ongoing work for sound and video created by visual artist Maya Ciarrocchi and composer Andrew Conklin.
The project explores the physical and emotional documentation of death and loss using drawings of demolished buildings, maps of vanished places, field recordings of folk music, and audience contributed writing as its source material. The performance includes live music with sung and spoken text in a projected environment.
The performance will be followed by a workshop where audience members are invited to create their own Yizkor pages as a way to mourn and commemorate lost people and places.
Maya Ciarrocchi, video
Andrew Conklin, guitar, vocals
Dana Lyn, violin
Ben Goldberg, clarinet
Sam Ospovat, percussion
Marques Hollie, vocals
Andrea Kleine, reader
Michelle Levy, reader
Jesús Lopez, reader
The Block Gallery is the Bronx Museum's artist incubator space dedicated to supporting the ongoing creative and professional advancement of AIM program artists.
MACDOWELL COLONY FELLOWSHIP
December 12, 2019 - January 8, 2020
Image: Lindsey Wolkowicz, Conceal Compose 1 (L), Maya Ciarrocchi, From Lithuania to Liverpool (Dov Bear) (C), Daniel Maidman, Saint Rebecca (R)
IT COULD BE YOU: PORTRAITURE IN A CONSTRUCTED WORLD
Nov 14 - Dec 7, 2019
245 Broome Street
New York, NY 10002
A Group Exhibition Juried by Hyeseung Marriage-Song, Beverly McNeil, and Patricia Watwood
Thurs., November 14th – Sat., December 7th
Opening Reception, Thurs. November 14th, 6 – 8 PM
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday, 11 AM—6 PM and Saturday and Sunday, 12 PM—6 PM