BroLab was established in 2009 by five artists who built a practice bridging art and design principles exploring minimalist objects where people can interact with both the artists and the work. BroLab’s broad vision includes public sculpture, place making and site-specific interventions. In the canon of collective art, BroLab presents an alternative model by working intuitively, connecting art to a live activity of both making and engagement Brolab is currently seeking out new directions and is currently establing its new membership in 2017.
Solo exhibitions include Dead Lift, Freight + Volume, NYC (2014) and Bevel and Rub, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT (2014). BroLab was invited to be part of the Museum Starter Kit exhibition at El Museum Del Barrio and presented a series of workshops (2014). BroLab has also organized and participated in a series of public discussions surrounding art and design, some which include: Social Adjacencies, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT (2014), Hybrid Dynamics, Freight + Volume, NYC (2014) and Curating Social Practices, Untitled Art Fair, Miami, FL (2013).
BroLab has received critical attention from Artsy, Architect Magazine, New York Press, L Magazine, The Times Ledger and artcritical.com. BroLab has exhibited at notable venues and institutions such as the Venice Architecture Biennale (2012), The Bronx River Arts Center (2011), the Festival for New Ideas (2011) and The Center for Book Arts (2013). BroLab has completed successful commissions for the NYC DOT Urban Art Program (2012), the NY Public Library (2012), the Newark Arts Council (2012) and the Bronx Museum of the Arts (2013).
Publications include the latest Freight + Volume magazine (Winter 2014) in which an essay was written about the collective by Alan Reid and interviews with Ant Farm, Mary Mattingly and James Hyde also appeared. Through a generous grant by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, BroLab published their first catalog of work entitled Some Work Until Now (2013).
Brolab is represented by Freight + Volume Gallery, NYC.