BroLab Workshops at El Museo

Source Material

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


El Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029

MUSEUM STARTER KIT artists Perla de Leon will join us for a conversation regarding her work, followed by a workshop with the collective BroLab. Participants will be engaging directly with BroLab, reading lines from a transcript of Platform, a public intervention taking the form of an interview executed by the collective in April 2011.

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BroLab Workshops at El Museo del Barrio

  • April 16: Workshop #1 - Introductions
  • May 14:  Workshop #2 - Modularity and Collaboration
  • June 18: Workshop #3 - Touch and Talk

Exhibition at El Museo del Barrio

March 12 – September 6, 2014
at El Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029
opening reception: Wednesday, March 12th, 7 PM

BroLab is pleased to be part of Museum Starter Kit: Open With Care at El Museo del Barrio on the Upper East Side.  The exhibition revisits themes resonant in the museum’s founding and re-imagines the galleries as an active space for conversations on art, community, and the role of a museum.  BroLab will be presenting a new configuration of Stack and Rack alongside benches and videos, premiering the newly edited Hybrid Dynamics conversation from our January exhibition at Freight + Volume.  Artist talks and related museum events will run over the course of the Museum Starter Kit.

Storefront for Art and Architecture Benefit

BroLab is also contributing a piece to this year's benefit for the Storefront for Art and Architecture taking place on Wednesday March 11th at Capitale, NY (130 Bowery, 630-9pm).  The benefit celebrates Storefront's new appointment as Commissioner of the U.S. Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.  For Benefit and ticketing information visit the link below:

Artsy Editorial - Artist Collective BroLab’s Uplifting Public Art

Peer Review, 2011, (documentation set)

Peer Review, 2011, (documentation set)

BroLab got a nice mention in Artsy, see original article here.

Bridging principles of art, design, and social psychology, artist collective BroLab creates public works—literal platforms for community discourse that have enlivened sidewalks across New York’s metropolitan area. After meeting in 2009 while attending the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace program, the five members—Ryan Roa, Jonathan Brand, Adam Brent, Travis LeRoy Southworth, and Rahul Alexander—decided to join forces to form a collaborative, think-tank style collective. Keeping in mind the enormous benefit of having five individual skill sets at their disposal, BroLab is committed to creating works that encourage a dialogue, engage a community, and provide a useful function for everyday life.

BroLab’s current exhibition at Freight + Volume, “Dead Lift,” is the collective’s first solo show in New York, and showcases their projects created between 2010 and 2013. The show’s title, a bodybuilding term, speaks to the group’s fraternal, exuberant attitude, and also the endurance and ingenuity involved in their practice, which, in their words, is “a combination of opportunity and risk.” “Dead Lift” includes prototypes, videos, and documentary photographs, from several of BroLab’s public projects. Some highlights:

Peer Review: In May 2011 BroLab placed a minimal wooden platform at the center of Sara Roosevelt Park in Lower Manhattan. They set up an observation space on the 14th floor of The Hotel on Rivington, providing surveillance of the site via telescope. BroLab passed out flyers inviting visitors to the observation space and engaged participants in a dialogue on public art.

Bench Press: A project where BroLab developed a plywood bench that could easily be assembled and disassembled to resolve the need for additional seating along bus routes. In October 2011, the benches were set up daily along two routes in Queens, appeasing waiting passengers. 

Piazza Gratissima:Inspired by European communal piazzas and with funding from a Kickstarter campaign and numerous city and community organizations, BroLab transformed a neglected courtyard outside a public library in the Bronx into a piazza.

Stack and Rack: A 16-unit jungle gym-like sculpture that was presented in a new arrangement each day in October 2012, on a sidewalk in Newark, New Jersey. The work successfully activated its surroundings and encouraged passersby to interact with the urban environment, evident in photographs of residents perched atop the structure and playfully climbing its blocks. 

Dead Lift” is on view at Freight +Volume, New York, Jan. 4th–Feb. 8th, 2014.

Dead Lift at Freight + Volume


BroLab Dead Lift
January 4th - February 8th
Opening Reception:  Thursday, January 9th from 6-8pm

Freight and Volume is pleased to present BroLab’s first solo gallery exhibition in NYC, Dead Lift.  BroLab is a collective of the artists Ryan Roa, Jonathan Brand, Adam Brent, Travis LeRoy Southworth, and Rahul Alexander. The artists are based in NYC and met several years ago at the Artist in the Marketplace program (AIM), at the Bronx Museum. BroLab grew out of comradery, shared experiences defining themselves in the art world, the need to address art in public space, and some late-night drinking. The members have supplanted their individual practices that range from painting to installations in order to create something new. They have created a practice that is beyond their individual disciplines. BroLab states, “…we do not all have the same range of skills and in one way that keeps us fresh as the approach to projects comes from all angles and is sometimes unexpected.”

This exhibition highlights new works and projects BroLab completed between 2009 and 2013, including installations, videos and photographs.

Over the past few years the group has defined what it means to be a collective. They create social interventions in the public sphere that range from endurance performances to interactive functional sculptures.  A clear link throughout their projects is the need to create and foster a lasting dialogue. BroLab articulates that, “...There really wasn't the intent to make public art but then we all started to come up with ideas of things to do together, it just led to that. The interactive part of what we do is because all of us, in our own careers, make things. A lot of us do installations, sculpture, video, photography, drawing, so when we came together we wanted to do something different, that almost had the need of a group to make it instead of just one artist.”

Dead Lift refers to a situation that requires all one's strength or ingenuity, the lifting of weight without momentum. BroLab starts a project by questioning how a space can be activated. What will create a conversation, what will solve a problem, what will be useful? They say, “Our projects come from a combination of opportunity and risk.” As a collective they work intuitively, allowing each member to utilize their individual talents to connect art through design, interventions, and conversations. It takes all of their combined efforts to be BroLab. The bodybuilding term term “dead lift” itself is both macho and ironic at the same time, and through their own name, BroLab uses humor and playfulness to convey their message as a collective.  In some ways they are the artist version of a band, like the Beatles or Rolling Stones: they consist of a bunch of guys who pool their individual talents, in harmony, to create something more interesting together. BroLab describes their name as an easy entry point, “it catches people off guard, humor is an easy access, so “ha ha… BroLab."

There is also a genuine need to engage and offer something that is useful, interesting, and helpful to the communities they work in. They are creating art to play on, to hold conversations, and for artists to meet and exchange ideas. They are anti “plop art”  - art that is thoughtlessly plopped in public spaces and has no real value for the community. It is usually a shiny and/or a large impressive sculpture. It is generic, and could interchangeably fit into any neighborhood. BroLab states, “We see our sculptures generating a deeper interest in the use of public space in the urban commons. Our interventions tend to be specific to the location and the meaning has a direct tie to the site.” They want to be engaged with the community and do something that positively impacts the people who live, breathe, and walk through, on, and around their sites. BroLab says, “We are interested in the impact an object can have on the situation of a location, this has led us to making objects that are interactive and can serve a function.”

Their project Bench Press took place along the Q39 and B57 MTA bus routes from 4AM to 9PM using Flux Factory in Long Island City (Queens) and Momenta Art in Bushwick (Brooklyn) as anchor points. Between the two lay a vast range of industrial parks and neighborhood enclaves where little to no seating could be found at the local bus stops. BroLab fabricated a series of portable commuter benches that could be broken down into manageable bundles. These benches were then assembled and disassembled at bus stops to provide temporary seating for the public.

BroLab sees the term art as an adaptable definition. For them everything is rooted in possibilities. They don’t see a separation between disciplines. Their projects Bench Press, Moses Transpo, and Piazza Gratissima, are small-scale architectural interventions. These projects are rooted in design and are concerned with how people use and engage space. In an interview with Ant Farm Brolab states, “The only wall between art and architecture is found in the artist and the architect. Anything can be meaningful and reveal a game-changing metaphor or statement. Both art and architecture house ideas and allow hope to dwell in their highest forms.” BroLab asks people to rethink space - whether it is an abandoned courtyard, 14th street, a bus stop, an art fair, or Freight & Volume - there is always the possibility to create a conversation.

During the exhibition, scheduled for Saturday, January 25th at 3pm, BroLab has organized a conference made up of interviews, panel discussions and presentations. This conference will revolve around the need to have a critical conversation about what is happening with art and in the world, and how the two can positively intersect.
Please join us for a public reception for BroLab on Thurs, Jan 9th from 6-8pm. For more information please contact Nick Lawrence at 212-691-7700 or

BroLab @ UNTITLED. Art Fair | Miami, Dec 4 - 8th

 in conjunction with Freight+Volume / DNA


Moses Transpo

BroLab, in conjunction with
Freight+Volume / DNA  is pleased to present Moses Transpo, a new malleable installation,  that explores themes of mobility and public space for the UNTITLED. Art Fair. During the run of the fair a series of panel discussions about art and design will inhabit the installation.

For More information visit our project page:

Freight + Volume / DNA (Also in Untitled, Booth A06)

UNTITLED. Art Fair December 4th - 8th 2013
Miami Beach, FL at Ocean & 12th
Visit the Untitled Art Fair Website at

Panel Discussions

Integral Spaces

December, 5th @ 4pm

Moderated by Terence Riley, Founding member of K/R, Formerly chief curator for architecture and design at MOMA, NY
This panel asks if artists and designers working in cities have the capacity to ask critical questions, create ruptures in the everyday, ignite resilient forms of activism, and enable innovative forms of civic and social participation.

Adam Brent
Meyken Barreto
Mary Mattingly
Pooneh Maghazehe
Ghost of a Dream (Lauren Was & Adam Eckstrom)


Social Practices

December, 6th @ 4pm

Moderated by José Carlos Diaz, Curator of Exhibitions, The Bass Museum of Art
This panel covers the overlap between art and organizing in the public realm. From DIY community projects by artists and collectives to institutionally supported public interventions, enterprises and partnerships, this panel will discuss the future of art and social practice.

Travis LeRoy Southworth
Carlos Rigau
Sean Fader
Bowie Zunino (Wassaic Project)
Ombretta Agrò
Aida Šehović

Art Futures

December, 7th @ 4pm

Moderated by Paddy Johnson
of Art F City

This panel will examine the currencies generated in the artworld and its many markets and systems. Participants will be asked to reflect on current and future trends in both content, aesthetics and strategy surrounding practices in contemporary art.

Rahul Alexander
Joshua Levine
Virginia Poundstone
Jose Ruiz

1040 Lounge

Join members of BroLab this Friday for an artist talk and discussion as part of the 1040 Lounge series at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

The event will be held on-site at our recent commission, Quarter Horse, in the North Wing Lobby of the museum.  Drinks and refreshments will be available and prescient topics include collaboration, collectivity, design, and public art.

When: Friday, October 4, 2013, 6:30 - 9pm  
Where: The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse  at 165th Street, Bronx, New York 10456
Subway: D or B to167 St. / Grand Concourse Station
                4 to 161 St. / Yankee Stadium
Directions via Google>>
The collective BroLab was established in 2009 by five artists with similar ideas seeking something bigger than their individual practices. Rahul Alexander, Jonathan Brand, Adam Brent, Ryan Roa and Travis LeRoy Southworth have built a practice bridging art and design principles exploring minimalist objects, through which people can interact with both the artists and the work. BroLab’s broad vision includes public sculpture, placemaking, and site-specific interventions. In the canon of collective art, BroLab presents an alternative model by working intuitively and connecting art to a live activity of both making and engagement.

Quarter Horse
Marine plywood, spray-paint, Formica, I-pads, digital media and hardware

Conceived as a test site for contemporary culture, BRONX LAB encourages active participation and dialogue about topics of importance to the Bronx community. A collaborative effort of curators and educators, BRONX LAB is structured to promote digital learning and the dissemination of new media work.

For its inaugural installation BRONX LAB commissioned a site-specific environment by the artist collective BroLab. A hybrid of design and sculptural work, Quarter Horse features a set of modular tables and media stations that can be arranged in multiple configurations. Each unit is a combination of minimal sculptural forms, all edged with a range of bright surface colors. Developed to complement a variety of BRONX LAB events and programming, Quarter Horse is a platform for cultural education and social engagement.

The BRONX LAB interactive hub is made possible by a generous grant from Deutsche Bank.

Quarter Horse, install June 20th, 2013 The Bronx Museum of the Arts


Here is a quick video of BroLab installing their latest commission Quarter Horse  at The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

The BRONX LAB interactive hub is made possible by a generous grant from Deutsche Bank.

Video by Laura Desantis-Olsson & Jack Flame Sorokin


05.18.2013 BroLab Artist Panel at Gallery Aferro Podcast / MP3

BroLab Members Rahul Alexander and Adam Brent are joined by Moderator / Curator Jeanne Brasile to discuss Stack and Rack as well of their recent publication, BroLab: Some Work Until Now at Gallery Aferro.

Jeanne Brasile, Adam Brent, Rahul Alexander

Jeanne Brasile, Adam Brent, Rahul Alexander

Book Signing & Artist Panel @ Gallery Aferro

BroLab: Some Work Until Now

BroLab members Rahul Alexander, Jonathan Brand, and Adam Brent will be joined by curator Jeanne Brasile for an artist talk and book signing this Saturday May 18th at Gallery Aferro from 3 to 5 pm where an installation of Stack and Rack is currently on view.

The event celebrates the launch of our inaugural book, BroLab: Some Work Until Now, published by Seton Hall University and made possible by a generous grant by Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.  Produced  on the occasion of Stack and Rack during last year's Newark Open Doors festival, Some Work Until Now relays an overall sense of our collaborative practice and tracks back our projects over the last three years beginning with Stack and Rack.  Also included are essays by curators Jeanne Brasile (The Art of Possibility) and Heng-Gil Han (The Panoramic Man) alongside an interview of BroLab by the Bronx Museum's Sergio Bessa (The Politics of Friendship).

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at Gallery Aferro and refreshments provided!

RSVP via Facebook here >>

Stack and Rack is on view at Gallery Aferro to May 31, 2013 on the second floor Liminal Space
Stay tuned for more to come in June with the installation of our next project, Quarter Horse, at the Bronx Museum of Art!
Be sure to visit our recently updated website at

Gallery Aferro: 73 Market Street  Newark, NJ 07102
Google Directions to Aferro>> 
(Subway: PATH Train from World Trade Center to Newark, NJ)


Stack and Rack at Gallery Aferro


BroLab will be returning to Newark for an exhibition of Stack and Rack curated by Jeanne Brasile at Gallery Aferro's Liminal Space .  Shown last year as part of the Newark Open Doors Festival, the installation at Aferro consists of all sixteen components of the sculpture and coincides with the launch of our inaugural book, Some Work Until Now.  Published by Seton Hall University and made possible by a generous grant by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the 72 page publication includes essays by curators Jeanne Brasile and Heng-Gil Han alongside an interview of BroLab by the Bronx Museum's Sergio Bessa.

The Opening Reception is this Saturday, April 27th, from 7 – 10 pm at Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ  – Google >>
A later book signing and artist panel will take place at Gallery Aferro on Saturday May 18th at 3 PM. 

For those of you who have not been to Gallery Aferro, it is an incredible non-profit with a vibrant  residency program and several floors of exhibition space in the heart of Newark.
We are joined by other Late Spring Exhibitions opening on Saturday, for more information visit

RSVP via Facebook here >>

BroLab at The Center for Book Arts

BroLab at Center for Book Arts : Brother, Can You Spare A Stack?

BroLab will be participating in the Center for Book Arts exhibition

Brother Can You Spare A Stack?

curated by Yulia Tikhonova. 

Drawing from aspects of last year's project,

Piazza Gratissima

, BroLab presents an installation of like materials and methods that serve to introduce the project to a wider audience.

Special thanks once again to

Build it Green! NYC

for donating materials for the installation!

Brother Can You Spare A Stack? 

will be on view at the Center for Book Arts from

Febuary 18th to March 23rd 2013 with an opening reception this Friday, January 18th!

See below for more details!


Bronx River Arts Center
Friends of Brook Park
Build it Green! NYC
New York Public Library
Center for Book Arts



: Friday, January 18, 2013, 6-8pm  


: 28 W. 27th St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY  


: N/R to 28th St, or F to 23rd St   


The opening reception for the winter exhibitions at the Center for Book Arts is Friday, January 18 at 6pm. Admission to the Center's galleries is free and open to the public.

Brother, Can You Spare a Stack?

Organized by Yulia Tikhonova        

Brother, Can You Spare a Stack?

presents thirteen important socially engaged and performative art projects that adopt, as a model for their interventions, the symbolic and practical role of the Library and the Librarian. Working outside conventional gallery settings, and deeply committed to serving and inspiring local communities, they pursue a shared vision of the Library as a force for social change.

Small and mobile, these projects resist the limitations of a controlled, highly organized system that governs our society. The artists in this exhibit employ their own hands-on craft skills to respond to the current state of the public library system. They design and build from scratch, using the Library as model, to create an interactive field. In these libraries, there is an exchange that goes beyond the conventional checking-in-and-out of books, one that includes conversation, discussion and group activities. Hence, the artists' libraries have been enthusiastically welcomed by communities that have previously lacked these more personal and generous forms of exchange.  

The exhibit borrows its title from one of the best-known American songs of the Great Depression. These mobile and interactive projects challenge old-fashioned library stereotypes - calling on them to "lend their stacks" to these alternative models. They insert themselves into the most unexpected situations and spaces, in this case libraries, to propose social and cultural improvement.

The exhibition includes: Arlen Austin and Jason Boughton; Brett Bloom and Bonnie Fortune; Stephen Boyer; BroLab (Rahul Alexander, Jonathan Brand, Adam Brent, Ryan Roa, and Travis LeRoy Southworth); Valentina Curandi and Nathaniel Katz; Finishing School with Christy Thomas; Anna Lise Jensen and Michael Wilson; Jen Kennedy and Liz Linden; The K.I.D.S. with Word Up Collective, Eyelevel BQE, Launchpad, NURTUREart, Weeksville Heritage Center, and individual partners, as well as with Emcee C.M., Master of None; Annabel Other; Reanimation Library; The Sketchbook Project; and Micki Watanabe Spiller.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue.

Also on view:

Featured Artist Projects:

Tomie Arai: Tales from Home

Tomie Arai is a public artist who designs community-based projects that explore the relationship between art and history. Collaborating with historians, writers, curators, architects, activists and community residents, she creates works of art that present multiple perspectives and points of view. Through the use of family stories, shared memories and archival photographs, Tomie constructs pages of 'living' history that reflect the layered and complex narratives that give meaning to the spaces we live in.

The pieces in this Featured Artists exhibition include large silkscreened monoprints and artist books made of wood and found objects. Through these constructions, Tomie explores the ways the printed image can transform the functionality of the materials we find in our environment.

Candace Hicks: Fabrications

As an ardent reader, Hicks naturally gravitates toward creating books and printing.  Most of her projects take the form of books or series of prints as each represents an inquiry or sustained reflection on a given subject. Taking note of coincidences is akin to the kind of observation a landscape or portrait artist practices. Her observations take the form of hand-stitched texts that she calls Common Threads.   Sewing every line, letter, and illustration in the books enhances their status as objects.   By laboring over a composition book, painstakingly recreating it by hand, Hicks has found a way to express the insignificant as potentially philosophical.  Just as a landscape or portrait painter's observations allow them to reproduce a version of reality; her scrutiny of repetition creates a narrative that navigates fictional universes.

Her latest project, String Theory: Understanding Coincidence in the Multiverse undertakes to explain coincidence through science. String Theory is her first attempt to form a hypothesis about the meanings and rules that govern coincidence. Part pseudo-scientific humor, part genuine awe at the complexity of the cosmos, String Theory is an embroidered book in three volumes in which the text and images are entirely rendered in thread. In conjunction with her books is a new series of prints, Compositions. She resolves the abstract patterns on the covers of cheap composition books into representational images. Fabrications connects pattern seeking and coincidence with work that deals with memory and observations from reading.

Permanent Collection Spotlight: An Ode to Libraries

To complement the main gallery exhibition, artworks that repurpose library systems and materials from the Center's Collection will be on display. Featuring artwork by Bureau for Open Culture; Dexter Sinister; Stephen Gan, Cecilia Dean, and James Kaliardos; Bruce McLean, SKART, Tom Trusky, Sam Winston, among others.

All exhibitions are on view through March 30, 2013.

Visit our website for up-to-date details:

Stack and Rack - Update

at Newark Open Doors, October 6th & 13th Newark, NJ

Construction of our next public project, Stack and Rack, is currently taking place at the basement studio of Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ.  Stack and Rack is a transformable sculpture taking the form of sixteen individual units.  As part of the Newark Open Doors festival Stack and Rack will be assembled in two configurations on Saturday October 6th and Saturday October 13th.  Assembly will begin at 11AM and the sculpture will be on view till 6PM at Military Park at Raymond and Broad Street in Newark, NJ.  Additional details regarding Newark Open Doors event will be announced in October.

Stack and Rack at Newark Open Doors

The Making of Humps and Bumps

making of humps and bumps - Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning
at Jamaica Center for the ArtsSeptember 5th - 25th, 2012opening reception Wednesday September 19th, 6 - 8 pm.

Get an inside-look at the making of a public sculpture in an exhibition highlighting the process behind our 2012 commission, Humps and Bumps (located on the corner of Archer Ave and 158th St. in Jamaica, Queens).

The Making of Humps and Bumps is an exhibition consisting of renderings, technical drawings, sculptural models related to the project alongside photo snapshots of its construction and installation.

We hope you can join us for the reception this Wednesday, which opens alongside the Big Queens Drawing Show at JCAL!

Jamaica Center for the Arts & Learning is located at:

161-04 Jamaica Ave

Jamaica, NY 11432

Directions to JCAL on Google >>

BID Open Studios in New Rochelle Sept 20 - 21st!

BroLab - BID Open Studios

BID Downtown Open Studiosat 2 Division Street, Studio no. 204

New Rochelle, NY

BroLab will be participating in the curated portion of the BID Open Studios program just North of Manhattan in the city of New Rochelle, NY.

Displaying components of Bench Press in an installation format, members of BroLab will be present to discuss projects from the last two years complied in our new project and press portfolio available online as a PDF here.

New Rochelle Open Studios will be taking place on the following dates and times:

• Thursday evening, September 20th, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM;

• Friday evening, September 21st, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM; and

• Saturday, September 22nd, from 12:30 to 7:00 PM.

For more information on the open studios visit BID's website at

The studio in New Rochelle is located on 2 Division Street just a short ride away on the Metro North New Haven Line.

Directions to 2 Division Street on Google >>

Piazza Gratissima Unveiling

Piazza Gratissima Unveiling

Piazza Gratissima Unveiling

Digital images, text, the internet, donated money,

and building materials


BroLab would like to Invite you to the unveiling of Piazza Gratissima at the Mott Haven Public Library. The unveiling event takes place this Saturday June 30th from 12 to 4 PM and will include performances, street vendors, and informational tables from local Bronx organizations. Having succesfully raised funds last year to revitalize the unused courtyard at the Mott Haven Library in the Bronx, BroLab, in partnership with BRAC, hired local Bronx residents and began construction of the project. Piazza Gratissima's design was informed by a series of community meetings and takes the form of an angular deck with gardening components and benches, serving as a multi-use space for the library and community.

Thank you to all those who donated to our kickstarter campaign to make this project possible.

Special thanks to Bronx River Arts Center, The New York Public Library, Friends of Brook Park, Build it Green NYC 's BIG!Blooms Program, and Stephen Ritz & The Green Bronx Machine

The Mott Haven Public Library: 321 East 140th Street (at Alexander Avenue)

6 Train to 3rd Ave / 138th Street

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for more information on this project and others visit

The New York Public Library
Bronx River Arts Center
Build it Green NYC!
Stephen Ritz, The Green Bronx Machine
Friends of Brook Park

Spontaneous Interventions: Venice 2012

13th International Architecture Exhibition, Spontaneous Interventions at the US Pavillion

13th International Architecture Exhibition, Spontaneous Interventions at the US Pavillion

Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good

August 2012- Venice, Italy

Pavilion at Giardini (USA)

13th International Architecture Exhibition Common Ground

29th August > 25th November 2012

BroLab will be participating in the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. The Institute for Urban Design of New York City has been selected by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) to organize United States representation at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale, to take place from August through November 2012. The Institute will present the exhibition Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good, which documents projects initiated by American architects and designers aimed at bringing positive change to the public realm.

Urban Festival // Grid Scenes, April 1st BroLab Public Intervention!

BroLab will be creating a site specific public interventionon Friday April 1st from 5-7 pm on 143 W. 14th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues as part of the Urban Festival sponsored by the New School in partnership with Art in Odd Places. The intervention will take the form of an outdoor interview (our own) conducted by Ceasar Jesena and will be documented, transcribed and put forth on the internet. Visit our project page for documentation / details on our project & Art in Odd Places website for information on the Urban Festival's Grid Scenes.

BroLab Performance @ Site Fest 2011 - Sat March 5th, 7-9pm

BroLab will be performing Autopsyoutdoors at 250 Moore Street (between Bogart and White) as  part of Habeas Corpus curated by Jeanne Brasile and Jade Lien, Curatorial Assistant – Charles Estes with Performances by Brolab and Greg Leshé.  Video screenings by Amanda Dandeneau and Bryan Wilson, Jones and Roa, Greg Leshé and Nyugen Smith.

“Habeas Corpus” combines live performances with video screenings in an open-air environment.  The event begins with a performance from Brolab, to be followed by video screenings that document performance art or explore the potential of the body as an artistic medium.  The evening concludes with a performance by Greg Leshé.  Habeas Corpus, is a curatorial remedy to free artists from the confines of the space of the gallery.  It also promotes the immediacy and unlimited potential that only the body, the most innate medium of all, can provide.