For three decades, the Bronx Museum of the Arts’ Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program has helped to demystify the often-opaque professional practices of the art world for artists at the beginning of their careers and has introduced the work of these emerging artists to the public. Bronx Calling: The First AIM Biennial showcased new work by participating artists from AIM 30-31 (2010-11).
Bronx Calling: The First AIM Biennial featured sculptures, works on paper, video installations, photographs, and other works by the 72 participants in the 2011 AIM program. Guest curators Wayne Northcross and Jose Ruiz. On view at the Bronx Museum and Wave Hill. Five site-specific commissioned projects at Randall's Island as part of FLOW.11.
From the catalogue:
"What the viewer will encounter in the galleries is therefore the product of a process of dialogue, rather than purely curatorial choice. Besides introducing this excellent group of artists to the art market, the AIM program also attempted to connect them to a broader circle, which besides their own peers included the eight foreign artists who participated in our International Residency Program; the two guest curators, Wayne Northcross and Jose Ruiz, the curatorial team at Wave Hill, Jennifer McGregor and Gabriel de Guzman; and our own curatorial fellow Lia Zaaloff. The process of structuring the biennial also engaged Christian Viveros-Faune as the Bronx Museum's first Art Critic in Residence. Bronx Calling: The First AIM Biennial therefore asserts its uniqueness through the sheer power of the emerging scene-a truly essential resource in New York cultural history."
AIM artists: Hannah Smith Allen, Tomer Aluf, Thomas Bangsted, Nina Barnett, Joell Baxter, John Bent, Gabriela Bertiller, Lea Bertucci, James Bills, Chris Bors, Laura Braciale, Calvin Burton, Anton Cabaleiro, Brian Scott Campbell, Noa Charuvi, Andrew Chan, Michelle Cheikin, Cecile Chong, Matthew Conradt, Corey D'Augustine, Katherine Daniels, Dennis Redmoon Darkeem, Priscila De Carvalho, Dennis Delgado, Stella Ebner, Nicky Enright, Carl James Ferrero, Xavier Figueroa, Veronica Frenning, Christine Gedeon, Sarah Granett, Kira Greene, Debbie Grossman, Nathan Gwynne, Meg Hitchcock, Erik Hougen,Michael Clyde Johnson, Laura Kaufman, Hein Koh, Nick Lamia, Heidi Lau, Robert Lucy, Jongil Ma, Luis R. Maldonado, Jr., Glendalys Medina, Kenneth Millington, Monica Moran, Julia Oldham, Maia Cruz Palileo, Shani Peters, Gregory Reynolds, Jacob Rhodes, Viviane Rombaldi Seppey, Allyson Ross, Alan Ruiz, Jennifer Sanchez, Romy Scheroder, Tina Schneider, Gabriel J. Shuldiner, Hrvoje Slovenc, Christopher Smith, Jessica Stoller, Benjamin Tiven, Jerry Torrens Torrens, Meghan Wilbar, Randal Wilcox, Scott Wolfson, Natalie Collette Wood, Karla Wozniak, Sean Wrenn, Marina Zamalin, and Jenny Zhang.
The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Wave Hill and is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.
Bronx Calling: The First AIM Biennial was generously supported by the MetLife Foundation Museum and Community Connections grant, Jerome Foundation, Helena Rubinstein Foundation, The Greenwall Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts. Target Free Days: Target sponsors free Tuesday and Saturday morning admission to Wave Hill.