Date & Time: December 12 4:30pm
Location: Virtual

Blanka Amezkua will share AAA3A and what it means to have an artist run project in the intimacy of an apartment in the South Bronx.

Blanka‌ ‌Amezkua‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌n artist, ‌cultural‌ ‌promoter,‌ ‌educator,‌ ‌and‌ ‌project‌ ‌creator ‌based‌ ‌in the‌ ‌South‌ ‌Bronx with exhibitions at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Queens Museum, El Museo del Barrio, the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, San Diego Art Institute, and the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Art Base, Brussels among others. Amezkua’s ‌practice‌ ‌is‌ ‌greatly‌ ‌influenced‌ ‌and‌ ‌informed‌ ‌by‌ ‌folk‌ ‌art‌ ‌and‌ ‌popular‌ ‌culture, and in‌ ‌2008‌ ‌she‌ ‌began‌ ‌an‌ ‌artist-run‌ ‌project‌ ‌in‌ ‌her‌ ‌bedroom‌ ‌called‌ ‌the‌ ‌Bronx‌ ‌Blue‌ ‌Bedroom‌ ‌Project‌ ‌(BBBP), which ‌ran‌ ‌from‌ ‌2008-2010.‌ Between 2010-2016, s‌he lived in Athens, Greece where she initiated FoKiaNou 24/7, now FokiaNou Art Space, in the center of the Hellenic capital. Blanka currently‌ ‌operates‌ ‌‌AAA3A‌‌ ‌(Alexander‌ ‌Avenue‌ ‌Apartment‌ ‌3A)‌ ‌an‌ ‌alternative‌ ‌artist-run‌ ‌project‌ ‌which‌ ‌offers‌ ‌food,‌ ‌dialogue,‌ ‌workshops,‌ ‌and‌ ‌art‌ ‌in‌ ‌her‌ ‌living‌ ‌room.‌ She is an active member of ‌Running‌ ‌for‌ ‌Ayotzinapa‌ ‌43,‌ ‌an‌ ‌international‌ ‌community‌ ‌of‌ runners‌ ‌based‌ ‌in‌ ‌NYC‌ ‌that‌ ‌promotes‌ ‌dialogue‌ ‌and‌ ‌consciousness‌ ‌concerning‌ ‌human‌ ‌rights‌ ‌violations‌ ‌worldwide.‌ ‌Mentions‌ ‌of‌ ‌her‌ ‌work‌ ‌and‌ ‌projects‌ ‌can‌ ‌be‌ ‌found‌ ‌in‌ ‌various‌ ‌notable‌ ‌national‌ ‌and‌ ‌international‌ ‌publications.‌

Resources: AAA3A website: blankaamezkua.com

Alternative Histories: New York Art Spaces 1960 to 2010 (MIT Press)

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