LoopCurrent in progress performance as part of the Between.Pomiędzy Festival in Gdańsk, Poland. 

Saturday, May 18, 7pm CEST

Instytut Kultury Miejskiej

Targ Rakowy 11

80-806 Gdańsk

Picturing the Constitution

On View: October 20, 2023-January 14, 2024.

Katherine Gressel, Curator

The Old Stone House

336 3rd Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Opening Reception: October 22, 2023, 4-6pm

Open Hours: Friday-Sunday 12-4pm, or by appointment 

Saturday, November 4, 11am-3pm: Remedy for a Constitutional Crisis: Constitutional reading and discussion with Maya Ciarrocchi

Participating Artists:

Donna Bassin

Alex Callender

Maya Ciarrocchi

How to Perform an Abortion (Maureen Connor & Jason M. Leggett)

Dennis RedMoon Darkeem

Michael James Freedman

Bang Geul Han

Ileana Doble Hernandez

Intelligent Mischief

Andrew Ellis Johnson

Morgan O’Hara

Iviva Olenick

Kim Rice

Manju Shandler

Diana Schmertz

Dread Scott

Winnie van der Rijn 

Other Public Programs:

Saturday, October 21, 1-2pm: Ecofeminist Fashion Walk with Iviva Olenick

Monday, November 13, 6:30-9:30pm: Handwriting the Constitution session with Morgan O’Hara

Sunday, December 3, 1-3pm, Penumbra Kit: a workshop on reproductive rights and the Constitution, presented by artist Maureen Connor (of How to Perform an Abortion) and legal scholar and educator Jason M. Leggett.

Where the Water Goes

Group Exhibition curated by Barbara Galazzo

October 14 - November 22, 2023

Opening Reception October 14, 1-4pm

Rockland Center for the Arts

27 South Greenbush Road,

West Nyack, NY 10994

Water covers more than 70% of the planet and more than 40,000 cubic kilometers nearly 10,000 cubic miles of water pours from Earth's rivers into the sea:

Is it any wonder that we treat water as though it were in infinite supply?

Join exhibiting artists Maya Carrocchi, Tarry Gabel, Mara Haseltine, Pat Hickman, Basia Irland, Sto Len, and Mary Mattingly as they explore water as a universal concern. They will focus specifically on such themes as: the necessity of water for lite; the ever-changing flow of and scarcity of water; water pollution/solution; climate change; the recreation and the sheer beauty of water, which is conversely a force that can wreak havoc and destroy; as well as its physical properties. Specifically, we will look at the surrounding area of the Hudson River, and how we are both affected and inspired by this waterway. The exhibition presents these works of art, with a uniquely local lens, as the starting point for discussions about these critical water-based issues. This exhibit highlights the creativity of artists to bring awareness of how we can be better stewards of our water, while celebrating this essential natural resource.

Site: Yizkor/King Manor, Image credit: Matthew López-Jenson

Site: Yizkor/King Manor

Site-responsive performance at the King Manor Museum

May 19, 2023, 8pm

Rain Date, May 20, 2023, 8pm

Free with registration

Preview in NY Jewish Week

Direction and video: Maya Ciarrocchi

Music direction and composition: Andrew Conklin

Performed by:

Anna Azrieli, movement

maura nguyễn donohue, movement

Marques Hollie, voice

Darvejon Jones, movement

Sam Kulik, trombone

Matthew Nelson, saxophone

Alethea Pace, movement

Benedict Nguyễn, production manager

Yizkor writing workshop at the King Manor Museum

April 27, 2023, 6-8pm
Free with registration

Site: Yizkor/King Manor is funded in part by the Bronx Council for the Arts Cultural Visions Fund.

Site: Yizkor 

Chutzpah! Festival

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Exhibition and Workshops: November 12 - 19, 2022
Sidney & Gertrude Zack Gallery

Performance: November 19, 2022 at 8 pm

Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre
Live Stream Available On Demand

Information and tickets

The Jewish Independent 

Stir: Arts & Culture Vancouver

Maya Ciarrocchi, "Tetard Hill", 2022, cyanotype on paper, 12 x 16 inches

Link to the artist talk with Wave Hill Chief Curator Gabriel de Guzman 

Saturday, October 15, 2022, 1-2pm in the Wave Hill House

Muscota, Mosholu, Tibbetts Brook

Solo Exhibition, Wave Hill House

Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

July 26 - December 11, 2022

Muscota, Mosholu, Tibbetts Brook features Maya Ciarrocchi's recent cyanotype prints on silk and works on paper that combine historical narratives with embodied and locative mapping to uncover buried pasts while investigating ecological issues. Comprising renderings from historical maps and new drawings with fantastical structures of an imagined future, this current project considers the impact of urbanization on New York City water systems and the shorelines now inaccessible to city residents.

Press Release


Cyanotype Workshop with Maya Ciarrocchi as part of City of Water Day

July 16, 2022, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Meet the Artist: Maya Ciarrocchi

October 15, 2022, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Site: Yizkor Performance Installation at Dom i Biblioteka Sichowska, Sichów Duży, Poland, June 2022

Site: Yizkor Tour in Poland

June 5 - 12, 2022 

Performance, June 11, 2022

Residency at the Sichow Educational Foundation, Sichów Duzy, Poland

June 13 - 17, 2022

Performance, June 17, 2022

Roza Centre for International and Interdisciplinary Art and Cooperation in collaboration with FestivALT

Site: Yizkor is directed by Maya Ciarrocchi and Andrew Conklin

Tour artists: Jon Arkin (US), Maya Ciarrocchi (US), Andrew Conklin (US), Joanna Duda (PL), Ben Goldberg (US), Morris Kliphuis (DE)

Roza Centre Collaborators: Roie Avidan (IL), Natalia Chylińska (PL), Maya Gelfman (IL), Małgorzata Haduch (PL), Katarzyna Pastuszak (PL), Sarah Turquety (FR) 

Site: Yizkor in Poland is supported by the Trust for Mutual Understanding, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, and the Roza Centre for International and Interdisciplinary Art and Cooperation.

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


Viewing Hours

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 ThursdayJanuary 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

For more information

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

Site: Yizkor 

Solo Exhibition 
Equity Gallery

245 Broome Street

Press Release
NY Artist Equity Studio Break Video

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

Maya Ciarrocchi

This Place Has a Body


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

Registration is here

For more information go to Canvas or Asylum Arts

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

From Dark to Light: A Holiday Celebration

Jason McCoy Gallery


Jason McCoy Gallery is pleased to present its final online exhibition of the season, 'From Dark to Light: A Holiday Celebration', which features over seventy works by just as many artists.

This Place Has a Body, 2020, Cyanotype on Paper, 30 x 22 inches

Reclaimed, Reimagined 

Field Projects Gallery

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

Smack Mellon

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


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.

Event Link

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. 


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


February 18 - March 28, 2020

Wave Hill Winter Workspace 2020 Session Two

Glyndor Gallery

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


Friday, January 10, 2020 7:00 PM 

The Bronx Museum of the Arts
Block Gallery

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.

Performers include:

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.


December 12, 2019 - January 8, 2020 

MacDowell Colony

Peterborough, NH

Image: Lindsey Wolkowicz, Conceal Compose 1 (L), Maya Ciarrocchi, From Lithuania to Liverpool (Dov Bear) (C), Daniel Maidman, Saint Rebecca (R)


Nov 14 - Dec 7, 2019

Equity Gallery

245 Broome Street
New York, NY 10002

A Group Exhibition Juried by Hyeseung Marriage-Song, Beverly McNeil, and Patricia Watwood

Equity Gallery

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