DiverseWorks presents "Collective Presence" Curatorial Kick-Off

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"Collective Presence" opening reception
Rafa Esparza, Reclined: a respite from white expressions. Photo by Nacho Nava

DiverseWorks presents "Collective Presence," a curatorial initiative led by DiverseWorks Assistant Curator Ashley DeHoyos. "Collective Presence" is a hub for creative and cultural activity to address topics related to social, political, and environmental issues of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.

Through a series of micro-residencies, workshops, and community discussions, invited artists will join DiverseWorks to create new work on site and in conversation with each other. Rabéa Ballin (Houston), Rafa Esparza (Los Angeles), Joshua Rios (Chicago) and Awilda Rodríguez Lora (San Juan, Puerto Rico) will each be at DiverseWorks for 10-day micro-residencies.

Collective Presence will kick-off with a curator’s talk by DeHoyos, followed by music, and hands-on art activities. Programs will be presented throughout the run of the project in a community flex space in the gallery with events hosted by community partners Raul Edwards and Reinaldo Costa of Strictly Street Salsa, S Rodriguez and Sara Balabanlilar of Paraspace Books, Lisa E. Harris of Studio Enertia, and Risa Puleo. The initiative will go on through April 14.

Event Details



Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston (MATCH)
3400 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002

Ticket Info

Admission is free.