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Here, There, Everywhere: Beyond Inclusion

Exhibition at Riverfront Art Gallery, Riverfront Library 4th Floor
Thursday, August 12 – Friday, September 17, 2021

Opening Receptions: September 2
Closing Date: September 17
Open Monday-Thursday, 10am-7pm, Friday-Saturday, 10am-5pm

Curatorial Statement

Here, There, Everywhere: Beyond Inclusion seeks to recognize the innumerable cultural contributions of Black and Brown and other marginalized LGBTQIA+ people to the American social fabric. The artists chosen for this show bring a body of work that resists white supremacist, anti-black, patriarchal and classist exclusion by offering creative visions of future possibilities beyond the current systems built on exclusion. This exhibit is one of our most geographically diverse with artists hailing from as far as Honduras and Amman, Jordan. It features artists widely known for their historical contributions to the Vogue Ballroom scene and HIV awareness and celebrated for their music productions and filmmaking. This powerful array of work which includes sculpture, photography, digital arts, painting and installation explores themes from the ballroom scene, embodied queer aesthetics to queer disruptions in Fine Art. This exhibition demonstrates that representation must not be relegated just to the fringe spaces, but that it matters in all spaces, all of the time.
-Haifa Bint-Kadi, Riverfront Art Gallery Curator

Participating Artists

Shanequa Benitez
Marco DaSilva
Elizabeth de Bethune
Beth DeWit
Luis Fonseca
Ricardo Osmondo Francis
Laurie Hornik
Barbara King
Neil Lavey
Daniel Ortiz
Luna Luis Ortiz
Ernesto Renda
Fares Rizk
Kikito Rodriguez
Gabriel Garcia Roman
Christoph Sawyer
Ardina Seward
Valerie Spalek
Dave Steck
Mitchell Visoky