Moses Transpo

Dec 2013 - Miami, FL

particle board, 2x4's, recycled plastic and hardware
Installation at Untitled Art Fair, Miami Beach

BroLab constructed a malleable installation that explored themes of mobility and public space for the UNTITLED. Art Fair. Moses Transpo combined elements of old and new modular units that comprised of an elevated floor, table, desk and benches. The benches are fabricated out of recycled black plastic and the platform is made from white laminated particle board.

Moses Transpo was subject to a series of panel discussions during the run of the fair.

Panel Discussions for UNTITLED. Art Fair

Integral Spaces:
Thursday 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.

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

Curating Social Practices:
Friday 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
Ombretta Agro'
Aida Šehović
Bowie Zunino (Wassaic Project)

Art Futures:
Saturday December, 7th @ 4pm

Moderated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Artistic Director and Curator of UNTITLED Art Fair

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
José Ruiz
Siebren Versteeg
Paul Amenta

Panel Bios

Rahul Alexander is an artist, collaborator, and designer.  He received his BFA from Tufts University, his MFA from Pratt Institute, and is a fellow of the Artist in the Marketplace Program at the Bronx Museum of Art.   He serves on the advisory board of NURTUREart Non-Profit and founded the HOTEL live-work artist space in Bushwick.  Alexander lives and works in Brooklyn New York.

Paul Amenta is the curator of SiTE:LAB, a Grand Rapids-based non-profit that organizes art exhibits in temporary locations.  Over the past three years, SiTE:LAB has staged over a dozen site-specific projects in locations ranging from vacant commercial buildings to a nature center and an abandoned natural history museum.   SiTE:LAB was the recipient of the ArtPrize juried award for best venue in 2011 and 2012, and exhibited the winner of the ArtPrize grand prize juried award in both 2012 and 2013.   Jerry Saltz, senior art critic for New York magazine, weighed in that SiTE:LAB's 2012 ArtPrize exhibition was “the BEST SPACE for artist-curated exhibitions I have seen in the United States for some time.”

SiTE:LAB is presenting at UNTITLED and is their first project outside of Grand Rapids and features the work of Alois Kronschlaeger.

Ombretta Agrò Andruff is an Italian-born and New York and Miami-based freelance curator, consultant and writer.  Since her move to the US in 1998 she has curated solo and group shows in Europe, the US and India collaborating with museums, art festivals, commercial galleries and art fairs such as Artists Space, GAle GAtes et al., Queens Museum of Art, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Armory Show, The Art Basel Miami Fair, The Downtown Arts Festival, The d.u.m.b.o. art under the Bridge Festival, the Esso Gallery, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, and the Religare Arts Initiative.  Ombretta is also a contributor to various art publications and has written essays for several books and catalogues.  She is a consultant for the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, the advisory firm Art Assets, the Asian Contemporary Art Week and from 2007 to 2012 she has served as the International Art Advisor for the New Delhi-based Religare Art.

Meyken Barreto is a cuban art critic and curator. She has been Studio Manager at Los Carpinteros Studio in Madrid, and professor at Havana University and San Geromino College in Havana. She has lectured in Internacional education Institutions such as Universidad Computense in Madrid and Romanistic School, Martin Luther University, Halle (Saale). She has also contributed to various art publications and catalogues. Awarded with the national curatorship award in 2009 in Cuba for the anthological show: Tanda Corrida. Cuban audiovisual exhibitions 2005-2008 her researches focus on video and contemporary art from Cuba. She is curating the video program for the exhibition Cuban America: An Empire State of mind, to be held at Lehman College New York in February 2014.

José Carlos Diaz joined the Bass Museum of Art as the Curator of Exhibitions in October of 2013. Previously he spent the last 5 years in the UK where he was Project Curator at Tate Liverpool. Diaz also served as the Project Coordinator for the 2010 Liverpool Biennial. Before 2009 Diaz was the Assistant Art Director at Diana Lowenstein Gallery and spent his formative years at the Miami Art Museum. In 2003, Diaz launched a nomadic curatorial project out of his Miami apartment titled, Worm-Hole Lab (WHL). WHL has been credited as being one of the most exciting and relevant exhibition programs in Miami; inviting over 150 artists to present artwork in Miami (many for the first time).

Diaz received an MA in Cultural History from the University of Liverpool, and a BA in Art History from San Francisco State University

Sean Fader works at the nexus of photography, video, performance, and lived practice.  Sean earned his MA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he was the recipient of the Murthy Digital Arts Award and earned his MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Sean's work was included in First Look II: the best of the new artists in the U.S. at the Hudson Valley Center For Contemporary Art, White Boys curated by Hank Willis Thomas and Natasha L. Logan at Haverford College, Fon' Seks: Handheld Digital Technology and the Transformation of Intimacy at the University of Illinois Springfield, Dynasty, Curated by Sara Reisman, Christopher K. Ho, Amy Goldrich, and Omar Lopez-Chahoud at Hotel Particular (NYC), The Participants at Denny Gallery (NYC), How to do Things With Hair Curated by Barrak Alzaid at TheJamJar (Dubai), Undressing the Feminine at Mindy Solomon Gallery (Miami), and a solo show of Sean Fader is the #Wishingpelt at Defibrillator Gallery (Chicago.)  In 2012 Sean was named as one of the winners of the Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward Award for Emerging Photographers.  Sean was named A Blade of Grass Fellow for 2012-2013 and received a NYFA Fellowship in photography in 2013.  Sean's upcoming solo show, SUP?, will be at the University of Illinois Springfield. Sean resides in Brooklyn.

Ghost of a Dream is the collaborative efforts of Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom, they split their time between Wassaic and Brooklyn, NY. The collaboration began in 2007 when they became intrigued by the question of what people dream about and how they try to attain these goals.  Their work has been exhibited in Europe, China and in the USA and featured in The Guardian (London), The Independent (London), Time Out (New York), and, Vice Art Talk, among many other publications. Ghost of a Dream has had various residencies in Germany, Switzerland, USA, Germany, and France. The collaborative was a recipient of the 2013 Pollock-Krasner, NYFA, Joan Mitchell and Jerome Foundation Grant and received the first annual Young Masters Art Prize in London in 2009.

Paddy Johnson is the founding Editor of Art F City. In addition to her work on the blog, she has been published in magazines such as The New York TimesNew York Magazine, The Economist, and The Guardian. Paddy lectures widely about art and the Internet at venues including Yale University, Parsons, Rutgers, South by Southwest, and the Whitney Independent Study Program. In 2008, she became the first blogger to earn a Creative Capital Arts Writers grant from the Creative Capital Foundation. Paddy was nominated for best art critic at The Rob Pruitt Art Awards in 2010 and 2013. She also writes a regular column on art for The L Magazine.

Joshua Levine holds a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a MFA in sculpture from the University of Miami.  He has had solo shows in Los Angeles at Tarryn Teresa Gallery, Koplin Del Rio, ShoeboxLA Gallery, Manhattans Luxe Gallery, an installation at the Mid-Manhattan Library and Irvine Contemporary, in Washington D.C. He inaugurated a new exhibition program, INSIGHT, at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, PA. Joshua has been included in many group shows nationally and internationally, most notably at the following venues: The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Tallahassee, FL, Palazzo della Ragione, Milan, Italy, The Yard@CasaLin, Miami, FL, Fairchilds Tropical Garden, Miami, FL and multiple international art fairs. Most recently, Joshua has been featured in art ltd., Artillery Magazine and two Italian publications, ARTE and INSIDE,  Chrome Hearts Magazine, MetroBox (Hong Kong) and in the Huffington Post on multiple occasions. Joshua lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Omar Lopez-Chahoud is an independent curator based in New York City. He earned MFAs from Yale University School of Art in New Haven, CT, and the Royal Academy of Art in London, UK. As an independent curator, his most recent exhibitions include: Dynasty (2013) a collaborative project reprised at Hotel Particulier, NY; Four Minutes, Thirty-Three Seconds (2011-12) at LegalArt, Miami, FL; Tracing the Unseen Border (2011) co-curated w/ Ian Cofre at La MaMa La Galleria, NY; Planet of Slums (2010-11) co-curated w/ LaToya Frazier at Third Streaming, NY, and the Mason Gross Galleries at Rutgers University, NJ;"NY/Prague6,"(2010) at Futura Contemporary Art Center, Prague, Czech Republic,and "Lush Life,"(2010) co-curated w/Franklin Evans which spanned nine galleries in New York, NY: Salon 94, Invisible Exports, Lehmann Maupin, Eleven Rivington, On Stellar Rays, Y gallery, Scaramouche, Sue Scott Gallery, and Collette Blanchard Gallery. Lopez-Chahoud's writing has appeared in several publications including the Bronx Museum's 'Taking AIM! The Business of Being an Artist Today' (2011) and the catalogues for Dynasty (2006) and Rewind/Re-Cast/Review (2005). He has participated in curatorial panel discussions at Artists' Space, Art in General, MoMA PS1, and The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Lopez-Chahoud is currently Artistic Director and curator of UNTITLED. art fair in Miami, FL.

Pooneh Maghazehe is an artist and designer based in Brooklyn, NY. Maghazehe earned an MFA in visual art from Columbia University in 2011, an MS in Interior Architecture from Pratt Institute in 2005, and a BS in Behavioral Sciences from Penn State University in 2001.  Select exhibitions and performances include the Beijing 798 Biennale, ICA Philadelphia, ZKM Institute for Art and Media, ICA Portland, DePaul University Museum in Chicago, Chelsea Art Museum, and 247365.  Her work is currently exhibiting at Newark Penn Station, in Newark, NJ and Torrance Shipman Gallery in Brooklyn NY.  Select publications include The New York Times, Art Asia Pacific Magazine, Art Map Magazine, Contemporary Practices, Guernica Magazine, 1 Magazine, Art Crush, Adbusters, Wall Street Journal and Flaunt Magazine.

Mary Mattingly is an artist based in New York. Her work has been awarded grants from the James L. Knight Foundation, Harpo Foundation, NYFA, the Jerome Foundation, and the Art Matters Foundation.  In 2012 she launched the Flock House Project: three spherical living-systems that were choreographed through New York City’s five boroughs. Mattingly also founded the Waterpod Project, a barge-based public space containing an autonomous habitat that migrated through New York’s waterways.  Currently, Triple Island is being exhibited in Lower Manhattan. Her work has been shown at the International Center of Photography, Seoul Art Center, New York Public Library, the Palais de Tokyo, and featured in Aperture Magazine, Art in America, Artforum, Art+Auction, Art News, Sculpture Magazine, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Financial Times, Le Monde Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, BBC News, MSNBC, Fox News, News 12, NPR, WNBC, and  Art21.

Virginia Poundstone (b. 1977, Kentucky) has exhibited at numerous galleries and institutions, including KANSAS gallery, New York; Cleopatra's, New York; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York; Sculpture Center, New York; and Night Gallery, Los Angeles. In 2013, she was awarded The Howard Foundation Fellowship, the Agnes Varis Fellowship at Urban Glass and was an Artist-in-Residence at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn.  She will be the subject of a forthcoming solo exhibition at Locust Projects, Miami in January 2014. Poundstone received a BA/BFA in Writing and Fine Arts from Eugene Lang College and Parsons School of Design at The New School for Social Research, and an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University. She lives and works in New York and teaches at Parsons The New School of Design and the Maryland Institute College of the Arts (MICA) in Baltimore.

Carlos Rigau was born and raised in Little Havana, Miami, Florida. He received his MFA from Hunter College in New York. His work has been exhibited at LMAKprojects and Jack Tilton Gallery in New York; Shane Campbell Gallery in Chicago; Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. Nice and Fit in Berlin, Germany. In Miami he has exhibited at the de la Cruz Collection, Locust Projects, Miami Art Museum, MoCA North Miami, Dorsch Gallery, Dimensions Variable, and Art and Cultural Center of Hollywood. Rigau is the founder of General Practice, an artist-run space that organizes experimental projects in Miami and New York.

Terence Riley is a founding partner of K/R (Keenen/Riley, 1984), an architectural studio well-known for its designs for art museums, galleries, artists and collectors. An acclaimed author and contributor to journals and other publications on design, he lectures frequently and has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and at numerous other architecture schools. 

Riley also served as the Philip Johnson Chief Curator for Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art (1991-2006). From 2006 until 2010, Riley was director and design consultant for the Miami Art Museum (MAM). 

Riley has played a lead role in various important museum projects, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Miami Art Museum, the Reina Sofia National Museum (Madrid), the 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon (Washington D.C), and the Museum of Latin American Art (Buenos Aires). He was the Chief Curator of the 2011 Shenzhen-Hong Kong Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture.

Ryan Roa received his MFA from Hunter and his BFA from SUNY New Paltz. He has had solo exhibitions at Jersey City Museum, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Trinity Museum. His work has been exhibited groups shows at The Bronx Museum of Art, Queens Museum of Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, El Museo del Barrio NY, School of Visual Arts Museum, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Seton Hall University, Socrates Sculpture Park, Rush Arts, Flux Factory, Robert Miller Gallery, Emerson Dorsch Gallery and Rooster Gallery. Roa has participated in residency programs at The Bronx Museum of Art, Pace University and The Fountainhead Residency. He is a founding Member of the BroLab collective. Ryan Roa is currently based in New York.

José Ruiz is a Peruvian-born artist and curator. He received his MFA in 2004 from the San Francisco Art Institute’s New Genres program and soon after moved to New York City. During the past 10 years, he has shown his work in US cities such as New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC and internationally in countries such as Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, Japan, Slovakia, Germany, Hungary, South Africa, South Korea, and the Netherlands. His projects have been featured in museums such as El Museo del Barrio, Queens Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo de Arte de El Salvador, and the Van Abbe Museum. Ruiz’s practice has been the subject of various publications, including the New York Times, The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, ARTnews, Arte al Dia, Artnet, and the Washington Post. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at George Washington University and Moore College of Art & Design. Additionally, he is the founder of Furthermore—a research, production and development lab in Washington, DC— and a co-founder of Present Company—a Brooklyn-based exhibition, performance and social space.

Aida Šehović (b. 1977, Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina) received her M.F.A. from Hunter College and her B.A. from the University of Vermont. She was recently commissioned by Socrates Sculpture Park to create a new site-specific work through their Emerging Artist Fellowship Program. Šehović is a recipient of the ArtsLink Award, Omaʼs Soup Award and the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, and has completed residencies at the Santa Fe Art Institute and the Vermont Studio Center. Initiated in 2004, her ongoing “Što Te Nema?” project is an annual, nomadic public monument that has come to life in city plazas and squares all over the world, including Sarajevo, Istanbul, Stockholm and New York, among others. Her work is currently included in Queens International 2013, the Queens Museum’s biennial.

Travis LeRoy Southworth is an artist working in photography, sculpture and video. Recent exhibitions include The Drawing Center (NYC), Martha Otero Gallery (Los Angeles), Mixed Greens Gallery (solo project, NYC), Thomas Robertello Gallery (Chicago), The Bronx Museum of Art (Bronx), Arthouse at the Jones Center (Austin) and the Center for Curatorial Studies at the Hessel Museum of Art (New York). He was awarded a 2010 Fellowship in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He also has participated in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM 29) Program at The Bronx Museum of Art and received a BRIC Media Arts Fellowship. His work has been profiled and reviewed in Time Out Chicago, Art Slant and L Magazine. Travis holds a MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the University of Arizona. Travis lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Recently he was the 2013 Artist in Residence Switzerland through Galapagos Art Space & the International Exchange and Studio Program of the Canton of Basel, Switzerland.

Siebren Versteeg creates multimedia installations that engage critically with the systems used for the dissemination of images within our culture, as well as with the technology used to create them. He has had solo exhibitions at the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; the Museum of Art at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; the Art Institute of Boston; Bellwether Gallery, New York; Ten in One Gallery, New York; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; and 1R Gallery, Chicago. His work has been exhibited in group shows at the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Maryland; the Krannert Art Museum, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois; the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; and the National Museum of Art, Prague; among many others. Versteeg was a recipient of the Illinois Arts Council, Fellowship in 2005, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Merit Fellowship in 2004, and received the Stone Fellowship for Graduate Study from the University of Illinois, Chicago, where he received his Masters degree in 2004. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Bowie Zunino is an artist and community organizer with an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Sculpture.  She is a founder and co-executive director of the Wassaic Project and the Wassaic Artist Residency. She lives in Wassaic, NY with her husband, Jeff and daughter Gilvey.                          

The Wassaic Project is a contemporary exhibition and residency program housed in unique historic farm structures in Wassaic, NY.  The Wassaic Project exists to strengthen local community by increasing the social and cultural capital through inspiration, promotion and creation of contemporary visual and performing art, and providing an intimate and genuine context for art making and community building.  Through the year-round residency, free annual festival, seasonal exhibition, and education outreach program, the Wassaic Project provides valuable cultural programs in a vastly underserved rural region.