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Bronx Calling: The First Aim Biennial

June 26 - September 05, 2011
Wave Hill

Bronx Calling: The First Aim Biennial features experimental work by 72 emerging artists living in the New York City area. Organized by guest curators Wayne Northcross and Jose Ruiz, it is presented concurrently at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and Wave Hill, the two largest institutions in the Bronx dedicated to showcasing the work of local emerging artists. In addition, outdoor, site-specific works will be exhibited at Randall’s Island this summer as part ofFLOW.11: Art and Music at Randall’s Island.

The Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Market Place (AIM) program has advanced the careers of hundreds of artists over the past three decades, many of whom have also shown at Wave Hill. AIM is structured as a “collaborative residency” in which participants work directly with established artists, collectors, art critics, curators, dealers, lawyers and other art world professionals. Sessions provide information, instruction and professional guidance by addressing areas of practical concern to artists, among them curatorial practice, copyright law, exhibition and public art opportunities, gallery representation, grant writing, income taxes and marketing. The 13-week seminar is offered annually in two sessions and culminates with an exhibition of the participants’ work.

Bronx Calling features sculptures, works on paper, video, photographs and installations by participants in the 2010-2011 AIM program. Artists exhibiting at Wave Hill are Hannah Smith Allen, James Bills, Noa Charuvi, Cecile Chong, Matthew Conradt, Dennis Redmoon Darkeem, Xavier Figueroa, Veronica Frenning, Debbie Grossman, Meg Hitchcock, Hein Koh, Heidi Lau, Glendalys Medina, Maia Cruz Palileo, Gregory Reynolds, Viviane Rombaldi Seppey, Allyson Ross, Romy Scheroder, Tina Schneider, Gabriel J. Shuldiner, Jessica Stoller, Marina Zamalin and Jenny Zhang.

Bronx Museum of the Arts 

The AIM Biennial is generously supported by the MetLife Foundation Museum and Community Connections grant, Jerome Foundation, Helena Rubinstein Foundation, and The Greenwall Foundation.

Support for Wave Hill's Visual Arts Program is provided by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Dedalus Foundation, Inc., The Greenwall Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties. 

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Target sponsors free Tuesday and Saturday morning admission to Wave Hill, providing public access to the arts in our community.

Support for the Visual Arts Program is provided by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, 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 Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.