Lehman College Art Gallery

El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011  SFiles_Gisella

El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011                                    
at Lehman College Art Gallery

Patricia Belli, Alexis Duque, Gerard Ellis, Felipe Galindo, Julio Granados, Jonathan Harker, Gisela Insuaste, Sandra Mack-Valencia, Leonor Mendoza, Carlos N. Molina, Felix Morelo, Ohne Titel, VJ Demencia, Elena Wen

Introduction by Elvis Fuentes

Curated by Elvis Fuentes, Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, and Trinidad Fombella, El Museo del Barrio; and guest curator Juanita Bermúdez, Biennial of the Central American Isthmus

June 22, 2011 – January 6, 2012
Reception: Monday, September 26th, 6 to 8 PM
Summer hours: June 22 - July 28, Tues.-Thurs. from 10-4:00, August: By appointment

El Museo del Barrio’s sixth biennial features the most innovative, cutting-edge art created by Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American artists currently working in the greater New York area.   This year’s edition takes on a broad exploration of the visual energy, events, and aesthetics of the street.  The exhibition spreads all over the city, showcasing a record 75 emerging artists at seven venues. 

The installation at Lehman features imagery by a number of artists that share an affinity for illustration and the narrative force of images. Thinking of the exhibition as a picturesque walk through the city, it conceptualizes the street as a kind of visual library; an opportunity to sample people, objects, costumes, and cityscapes.


EL MUSEO’S BIENAL: THE (S) FILES ran from June 14, 2011 through January 8, 2012.  For more information visit www.elmuseo.org.