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¿Qué Pasa, USA?, Exhibition by Curator-in-Residence, Lynnette Miranda – Opens Nov. 18th

EXHIBITION: ¿Qué Pasa, USA?, curated by 2016-2017 Curator-in-Residence, Lynnette Miranda
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 18, 2016, 6-9PM
LOCATION: la Esquina / 1000 W 25th Street, Kansas City, MO, 64108
EXHIBITION RUNS: November 18, 2016 – January 7, 2017
GALLERY HOURS: Thursdays: 11-6pm and Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 12-5pm

Featured artists: Damali Abrams the Glitter Priestess (New York, New York); Silvia Beatriz Abisaab (Kansas City, MO); Dominique Carella (Bay Area, CA); Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero (Chicago, IL); Melissa Leandro (Chicago, IL); Victoria Martinez (Chicago, IL); Maya Grace Misra (New York, New York); Enzo Antonio Moscarella (New York, New York); Carlos Ortiz-Gallo (Kansas City, MO); Kayla Quan (San Francisco, CA); Michelle Lee Wallace (Philadelphia, PA)


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Whitney ISP Studio Exhibition
May 19 – June 2, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday May 19, 2016 *Malcolm X’s Birthday*
5-8 pm
EFA Project Space
323 W. 39th St, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10018



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How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare

How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare
Curated by Raúl Zamudio

Pristine Galerie
Monterrey, México. May 15, 2014
How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare is a group exhibition whose title cites Joseph Beuys’ watershed 1965 performance by the same name. Like Beuys’ performance in which he “explained” artworks to a dead hare in the gallery where he enacted his piece, the exhibition presents works that question the art object’s ontology and the politics of spectatorship via diverse media including photography, video, painting, sculpture, work-on-paper, installation, performance, and sound and olfactory works.

Damali Abrams (GY/US) / Isaac Aden (US) / Stefano Cagol (IT) / Gianluca Capozzi (IT) / Gordon Cheung (UK) / Patricia Dominguez (CL)/ Rainer Ganahl (AT) / Pablo Helguera (MX) / Mala Iqbal (US) / Lazaro Juan (PH) / Dominika Ksel (US) / JT Leroy (US) / Ferran Martin (ES) / Alex Nuñez (US) / Joe Politt (UK) / Vidishi Saina (IN) / Edgar Serrano (US) / Ala Dehghan,(Ir) / Roi Vaara (FI), Elan Jurado (USA).


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RE/Mixed Media Festival IV The RE/Mixed Media Festival is a celebration of collaborative art-making and creative appropriation. It’s the artists’ contribution to the ongoing conversation about remixing, mashups, copyright law, fair use, and the freedom of artists to access their culture in order to add to and build upon it. RE/Mixed Media Festival IV will be held on April 26-27, 2014 at The New School, in cooperation with the School of Media Studies, and Parsons The New School for Design; and at CultureHub, in NYC's East Village.

RE/Mixed Media Festival IV
The RE/Mixed Media Festival is a celebration of collaborative art-making and creative appropriation. It’s the artists’ contribution to the ongoing conversation about remixing, mashups, copyright law, fair use, and the freedom of artists to access their culture in order to add to and build upon it. RE/Mixed Media Festival IV will be held on April 26-27, 2014 at The New School, in cooperation with the School of Media Studies, and Parsons The New School for Design; and at CultureHub, in NYC’s East Village.


601 Tully presents ‘Getting to Know You’

601 Tully, the center for engaged art and research on Syracuse’s Near West Side, presents a multi-artist art exhibition, “Getting to Know You” (GTKY), featuring work by damali abrams, Fanny Allié, American Bear and CampusNeighbor+SoundLogics.

Performance Art Workshop with damali abrams on Thursday, April 3, from 6-8 p.m.

601 Tully is a living sculpture on the Near West Side of Syracuse where artists, community members, and scholars engage in the co-production of culture. 601 Tully is supported by the School of Education, The Kauffman Foundation, the Near West Side Initiative, Imagining America, Home HeadQuarters Inc., Say Yes to Education and National Grid.

For more information, visit, email or call 315-442-1297.

February 7-April 26, 2014



January 14, 2013 at 7pm
CPR (Center for Performance Research)
361 Manhattan AvenueBeaver is a multi-disciplinary exhibition, performance, and panel discussion delving into contemporary feminist perspectives on pornography, gender performance, and female sexual self-expression. Inspired by artist Naomi Elena Ramirez’s work of the same name which interrogates porn culture and female sexual expression through dance and visual scores for the body, this one-day event, curated by Ramirez and Kristen Sollee of the sex positive feminist site seeks to create discourse, awareness, and community.

The exhibition features over a dozen contemporary female artists whose work expresses a diverse cross-section of perspectives on female sexuality and women’s embodied experiences through photography, painting, drawing, collage, performance and video art. Following screenings and a performance of Ramirez’s piece, the event will culminate in a panel featuring artists, educators and activists who will discuss intersections of sex, race, gender, and sexuality in art, media representations, and lived experiences.

Aimee Hertog | Andrea McGinty | Chan & Mann | Claire Hatamiya | Damali Abrams
Emily Tepper | Jenna Kelly | Kristen Sollee | Lisa Beerle | Manuela Garcés | MM Serra
Naomi Elena Ramirez | Shandoah Goldman & Nicole Wolcott
Samantha Groff | Sabrina Leung

Curated by Naomi Elena Ramirez & Kristen Sollee




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FRESH MILK and Groundation Grenada are pleased to have NYC-based, Guyanese performance artist Damali Abrams visit our platforms as artist in residence for the month of October, 2013.

Damali, who has been working with FRESH MILK on The Fresh Performance Project which features interviews with Caribbean-based and NYC-based performance artists, will spend three weeks in Barbados and one week in Grenada. In addition to editing a full length documentary around Fresh Performance and producing her own work, Damali will also be conducting workshops and community outreach projects in both islands.

This exciting residency not only marks the first official collaboration between FRESH MILK and Groundation, but will also expand the cultural arena for both NY based and Caribbean based creatives, contributing to critical discourse around performance art.

Fresh Milk and Groundation Grenada wish to engage with the Caribbean diasporic art community in the New York area as well as a wider U.S. audience, and projects of this nature are unique in that they reverse the trend of Caribbean based artists wanting to find relevance for their work in a North American context. In this instance, it is a U.S. based artist who is keen to see how her work resonates within the Caribbean environment.

Given that performance art in the Caribbean is practiced by a small number of artists, this project will contribute to expanding a critical and creative community by offering support to performance artists who often work in isolation. Finally, the project will build cultural bridges between the U.S. and the Caribbean and generate understanding and community through the arts.

Damali will share the outcome of her residency at a public event to be held at FRESH MILK on October 24th. More information on this to follow!

Special thanks to the US Embassy in Barbados for supporting this project.

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Curated by Katie Cercone
July 11 – August 10, 2013

Opening reception:
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 5-8pm
CUE Art | 137 West 25th Street  between 6th & 7th Avenue

Opening night performances by Prince Harvey; Jesaide Fuentes AKA B-Girl
J*La Roc & Narcissister with DJ set by Jackie Yo!


Group Therapy: Aesthetics & Politics

Found (Board Chef), 2012, damali abrams photo by Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow

Found (Board Chef), 2012, damali abrams
photo by Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow

An exhibition featuring members of the tART Collective.
Curated by Nina Felshin

Opening Thursday, June 27th, 6-8pm
June 27 – July 26
Gallery hours: Saturdays 1-6pm and by appointment

111 Front Street,
Suite 208
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Suzanne Broughel
damali abrams
Aisha Cousins
Anna Lise Jensen
Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow
Kathleen Vance
Julia Whitney Barnes
Nikki Schiro
Deborah Pohl
Monica Carrier
Rosemary Taylor

The tART collective would like to express a warm appreciation to Lisa Kim of Two Trees.


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Coverage of my experimental documentary Fresh Performance in the newspaper Barbados Today

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Fresh performance poster final

Chapter 1: Defining Performance featuring Nyugen Smith & Sandra Vivas

Chapter 2: Performing Gender featuring Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow & Alberta Whittle

Chapter 3: Performance & Power featuring Ewan Atkinson & Seyhan Musalglu

Chapter 4: Performing Love featuring Shanika Grimes & Shani Peters


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Collectively Assembled: 28 Visits, One Show

January 26 – March 16, 2013, Opening Reception, Saturday January 26, 5-7pm

Get It On The Record
curated by Yulia Tikhonova
Visceglia Gallery, Caldwell College, NJ
Opening Reception: September 6, 2012 5-7 pm

Performance: September 20, 2012, 4-7 pm


Site- an exhibition
curated by Whitney Hunter
October 4-November 3, 2012
Long Island University (brooklyn Campus) Humanities Building Ground Floor

Opening Reception:

Thursday, October 4, 2012; 6PM to 9PM

Operating System
curated by Heng-Giil Han
The Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Art Gallery
417 Lafayette St, NYC 10003
June 21-, 2012July 21, 2012


Made You Look: Hidden Narratives Unveiled
curated by Krista Saunders
Spattered Columns Exhibition Space
491 Broadway, Suite 500, NYC 10012
May 9-May 31, 2012

Collectivity: Art-making in a Collective
curated by Heng-Gil Han
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
April 4-June 6, 2012


November 7 - December 23, 2011
Opening Reception
Thursday November 10, 2011, 5-7 pm
The Jones Gallery
University of Memphis
200 Art & Communication Building, East Wing
Memphis, TN 38152


How to Think Like a Winner
online exhibition on The Bespoke Curator


Vent Festival
September 24, 2011
6-9 pm
Gowanus Studio Space
166 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215


New Feminisms: RPM - Revolutions per minute
September 3 to 29, 2011

Opening Reception: September 15th, 4-6:30 pm
Emmanuel Gallery
Auraria Campus
Campus Box 177
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Telephone: 303.556.8337

tART Year 8
A Self-Curated Show
Featuring Artwork by Contemporary Female Artists from the Collective tART
September 9-October 14, 2011

2 Kingsland Avenue, BK
Garden Level


Contemporary Expressions: Art from the Guyana Diaspora
Curated by Carl Hazlewood
Five Myles Gallery
August 13 to September 4, 2011
558 St. Johns Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238-4438

Perfect Ten

Curated by Gwen Shockey & Kai Margarida-Ramirez

June 24-Sept 4, 2011

108 Roebling Street @ N. 6th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11211


Baby It Couldn’t Have Been You That I Feared
short film screening followed by Q & A
Thursday April 14, 2011
6-8 pm
Rush Arts Gallery
526 West 26th Street #311
New York, NY 10001-5521
damali abrams has been invited to co-host
A Feminist Tea Party
The topic of discussion will be
Feminism & Pop Music

Tuesday April 12, 2011
2-4 pm
The NYFA Gallery
New York Foundation for the Arts
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Intersecting Identities
Campbell Soady Gallery
March 19, 2011 through May 31, 2011
The Lesbian, Bay, Bisexual & Transgender Community center
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
Sweet & Sour
March 5th & 6th, 2011
Ozaneaux Art Space
515 West 20th Street, # 5E
New York, NY 10011
Self-Help TV
Weekly series by damali abrams on Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Sundays at 1 pm EST
For Manhattan Residents
Channel 34 on Time Warner Cable
Channel 82 on RCN
Channel 33 on Fios

For all other viewers, it will be streaming live at on MNN1

Sonic Art & Activism: Exploring the ties between feminist art and popular music

Sunday February 13, 2011 1 pm to 3 pm
Organizers/Moderators: Maria Elena Buszeck and Kat Griefen

Panelists: Lorraine O’Grady, damali abrams, Kathleen Hanna, Shizu Saldamando

SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery
547 West 27th Street, Suite 301
New York, NY 10001


What’s In a Collective? Part II
December 30, 2010 to February 1, 2011
Opening Reception & Performance: December 30, 2010 6 pm to 9 pm
Curated by tART member, Anna Lise Jensen
Brick Brooklyn
93 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Performance, Re-performance & All That
Hosted by Vernita N’Cognita
December 9, 2010
SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery
547 West 27th Street, Suite 301
New York, NY 10001

Building Backbones
Friday December 3, 2010 3-4 pm
Winkleman’s Space
2214 N. Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
What’s Old is New Again: the Legacy of the Feminist Art Movement of the 1970s

Harriet Lyons and a panel of 4 artists of younger generations who have been influenced by Feminism

Wednesday October 20, 2010 7 pm
Reservation encouraged

Harriet Lyons, damali abrams, Orly Cogan, Donna Dodson, Chris Twomey

SOHO20/ Chelsea Gallery
547 West 27th Street, Suite 301
New York, NY 10001
Talent Show:
a group performance of artists from Real Nonfiction, organized by Baseera Khan & John Lutz

Saturday October 2, 2010
6-8 pm

BRIC Rotunda Gallery
33 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Real Nonfiction
BRIC Rotunda Gallery
33 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

September 15 through October 23, 2010
Curated by Baseera Khan & Jon Lutz
Opening Reception: Wednesday September 15, 7-9 pm

A/C to High St. | 2/3 to Clark St
4/5 to Borough Hall| M/R to Court St.


tART @ A.I.R. 2010: What’s In a Collective?

Opening: August 5, 2010 6-8 pm

Closing: August 29, 2010 6 pm

Gallery Hours: Wed to Sun 11 am to 6 pm

A.I.R. Gallery

111 Front St

Brooklyn, NY 11201


Black Women’s Arts Festival

Screening of Selections from damali abrams’ Self-Help TV

Thursday July 29, 2010


4014 Walnut St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104


Ain’t I a Woman


July 15 to Dec 19, 2010

Opening Reception July 15, 2010 6 to 9 pm

Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA)

80 Hanson Place


Wish You Were Here 9

Annual Benefit Postcard Show

June 23 to July 18, 2010

A.I.R. Gallery

111 Front Street #228

Brooklyn, NY 11201


Women on the Island by tART

Noland Galleries, Governors Island

June 11 to 13, 2010


Autobiography of a Year

a video installation by

damali abrams

May 26 to June 20, 2010

Opening Reception

Thurs. May 27, 2010

6-8 pm

A.I.R. Gallery

111 Front St. # 228

Brooklyn, NY 11201

F train to York St. or

A train to High St.


2010 Jamaica Flux Video Slam

Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Jamaica Center for Arts & Culture

153rd Street and Jamaica Avenue

Jamaica, NY 11432



Climate Gallery

Sat. January 23, 2010 6-9 pm Sun. January 24, 2010 5-7 pm

37-24 24TH STREET, SUITE 406



Self-Help TV in Doctor’s Office in Miami

Jan 2 to April 2, 2010

LOGO Projects at Ocean Ophthalmology Group

1400 NE Miami Gardens Drive, Suite 203

North Miami Beach, FL 33179


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