A public garden & cultural center

Nicolás Dumit Estévez

Winter Workspace 2015 

Pictured above: For Art’s Sake, 2005-7,
Public intervention (pilgrimage to the Bronx Museum of the Arts)
Courtesy of the artist

Nicolas Dumit Estevez’s work focuses on rites of passage, be they everyday or once in a lifetime: eating, drinking, baptism, immigration and marriage. Uncovering the universal desire to belong, Dumit Estevez’s interventions, whether they take the form of performances, panels or publications, always seek to bring people together. He hopes to coax viewers out of their comfort zones into unexpected encounters with the aim of turning art into a truly democratic space.

Dumit Estevez has extensive teaching and curating experience in El Museo del Barrio, Artist Alliance INC, the Queens Museum of Art, and the Hemispheric Institute. He is an MFA advisor at Transart Institute in Berlin. Dumit Estevez has exhibited widely in the United States, Mexico, Germany, and Spain, among other places. He received an MA from Union Theological Seminary, and an MFA from Tyler School of Art. He has a BA in Studio Art from the City College of New York. 

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Michael J. Shannon; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.