LUMEN

Video and Performance Art Festival

LUMEN8 | June 15-September 10, 2017 | ArtSpace @ Staten Island Arts

 
LUMEN8 is an exhibition celebrating the past seven years of Staten Island Arts’s LUMEN Festival. Co-curated by Monica Valenzuela and Raul Barquet, this exhibit will feature video, sound art, performance art, and ephemera from past festival participants and honor the artistic genres that the festival highlights. LUMEN8 pays homage to this annual festival, pulling select work from the past seven years that we’ve loved alongside single-channel video works submitted to Staten Island Arts through an open call.
 
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Photo by Garrett Ziegler

Photo by Garrett Ziegler


 

  • About the Curators

    Monica Valenzuela is a curator, arts administrator, and freelance photographer who specializes in storytelling, community-based project management, and lifestyle portraiture. As the Deputy Director at Staten Island Arts, she works closely with the diverse cultural ecosystem of Staten Island and values neighborhood-based cultural activities. She enjoys identifying alternative spaces for art and working with artists to develop sustainable projects that bring art in the public sphere. Notable projects include Staten Island Arts’ LUMEN festival, a cutting-edge video and art festival on Staten Island’s waterfront.
     
    Monica’s past curatorial projects include, “MEXICANation” (presented at Snug Harbor Cultural Center in 2010), an exhibit featuring twenty-four prints that are part of a long-term photo essay by Irma Bohórquez-Geisler; “Sacred Spaces in Profane Buildings” (presented at Open Art Surgery, as part of 2012), Matilde Cassani’s comprehensive archive of sites of worship in the five boroughs located in otherwise “non-religious” buildings; “Passenger & Vessel” (presented at SI Arts Culture Lounge, 2014), featuring interactive video art by The Sperm Whale Collective; and “Great Richmond” (presented at SI Arts Culture Lounge, 2015), a crowd-sourced public sculpture/interactive diagram that is a collaboration between cartographer and urban theorist Neil Greenberg and sculptor Will Corwin. Recent projects includes “Great White,” featuring artist Victoria Munro investigating ideas relating to the physical gallery space of Culture Lounge, its proximity to its harbor setting, and the broader community need for exhibition space. Great White is currently on view at Staten Island Arts’ Culture Lounge Gallery. Monica currently serves as a member of the Times Square Alliance Curatorial Committee, Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts of New York, DOT Art Committee, and the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Group Leadership Committee.
     
    Raul Barquet is an award winning artist and curator from Staten Island, NY. He is the founder of Port Exhibitions. His artwork has been featured on the cover of FONT Arts & Literature Magazine and is included in collections internationally. http://raulbarquet.com

  • General FAQ

    Where is ArtSpace?
    ArtSpace is located on the ground floor of URBY, 23 Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, NY 10304.
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    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
    lumen@statenislandarts.org