Opening Reception: Sunday, May 19: La MaMa Galleria; 1pm-4pm
continues at 222 Bowery 4-7pm
There’s a new name for the even Bigger (600 artists!) Better Bi-Coastal Bad-Ass All Women Biennial:
EVERY WOMAN BIENNIAL
WHEN & WHERE
New York City | May 19 – May 29, 2019
Two locations: La MaMa Galleria, 47 Great Jones Street
+ 222 Bowery
www.everywomanbiennial.com | firstname.lastname@example.org | #everywomanbiennial
See events calendar for these and many more readings, poetry, music and performances www.everywomanbiennial.com
The EVERY WOMAN BIENNIAL 2019 is the all woman and non-binary art biennial founded and curated by C. Finley. What began as the Whitney Houston Biennial, a wild one night event of art and performance celebrating women in 2014, and expanded to a two-week exhibition in 2017 in the awakening of the #MeToo movement, will present its third iteration, titled Every Woman Biennial, from May 19 – May 29 in New York, and a sister biennial of LA-based artists June 2 – 12 in Los Angeles.
Over 600 artists are featured in the art exhibitions, a NY film festival, and events including I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY Flash Mob in NY, and Girl Bands in LA. The Biennial includes acclaimed artists dedicated to supporting women – Patricia Cronin, Deborah Kass, Marilyn Minter, Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stevens, Swoon, Mickalene Thomas, Betty Tompkins and more – showing alongside emerging artists and artists from partnerships with Bard College, GenderCool Project, LAND Studio, Lower East Side Girls’ Club, and more. See a full list of artists on www.everywomanbiennial.com
The goal is to develop a heightened consciousness in the art world favoring encouragement, connection, inspiration and love. Every Woman Biennial is our rallying cry which aims to bring together many creative voices to sing a collective song that celebrates the contribution of female artists and marks a moment in our communal trajectory.
Timing with The Whitney Museum’s Biennial, the aim is to extend the celebration of art and create even more opportunities for emerging women artists. The Biennial engages artists, through a democratic open call, to cross-pollinate with each other from a variety of mediums, generations, and racial and ethnic backgrounds. The salon-style exhibition features painting, photography, installation, sculpture, video art, textile, and multimedia works, activated by performance, dance, music, poetry readings, theater and film.
Founder and Curator of the Every Woman Biennial, C. Finley, based in New York City and Rome, is known for her elaborate paintings and intense use of color, monumental murals, multi-disciplinary collaborations, and her activism through urban art interventions, including her acclaimed Wallpapered Dumpsters. Initiating the Whitney Houston Biennial 2014 and 2017, Finley’s goal with the 2019 iteration is to expand the Biennial, starting with LA this year, and creating a model to be replicated worldwide in 2021. Finley has shown internationally with exhibitions at Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna; Superchief Gallery Los Angeles; Jenn Singer Gallery New York; Context/Art Miami; Scope Miami and New York; FDA Projects, Rome; High Energy Constructs and Salon Oblique, Los Angeles; and the Dumba Collective, New York. Finley received her BFA from the Pratt Institute, New York and her MFA from California State University, Long Beach. Her work has been featured in the The New York Times, La Repubblica, Dazed, Fast Company, Women’s Wear Daily, LALA, and more. http://iamfinley.com/
La MaMa Galleria, founded in 1984, is a nonprofit gallery committed to nurturing experimentation in the visual arts. La MaMa Galleria encourages an active dialogue between new media, performance, the plastic and visual arts, curatorial projects, and educational initiatives. It serves the East Village community by offering diverse programming to an inter-generational audience, and expanding the parameters of a traditional gallery space. As a non-profit, LaMaMa Galleria is able to provide artists and curators with unique exhibition opportunities.
222 Bowery is in the historic landmark created at the turn of the century in 1885. It was the home of the Young Men’s Institute, the first branch of the YMCA. Artists claimed the building in the 1930s including Leger, William Burroughs, Mark Rothko, and John Giorno who championed to save the building and remains keeper of Burroughs’ bunker.
The Every Woman Biennial is a fiscally sponsored 501c3 via Fractured Atlas with additional support by Monica L. Boll, Strategic Advisor NARA Collective, Brand Alignment Annabelle Rinehart & The Jonathan Rinehart Family Foundation, Caldwellings Real Estate, GenderCool Project, Gum, Joy Factory, LAND Studio, Lower Eastside Girls Club.
More image and information on www.everywomanbiennial.com
La MaMa Galleria
Founded in 1984, La Galleria is a nonprofit gallery committed to nurturing experimentation in the visual arts. La Galleria encourages an active dialogue between new media, performance, the plastic and visual arts, curatorial projects, and educational initiatives. It serves the East Village community by offering diverse programming to an inter-generational audience, and expanding the parameters of a traditional gallery space. As a non-profit, La Galleria is able to provide artists and curators with unique exhibition opportunities that are largely out of reach in a commercial gallery setting.
“Like so many good ideas, the Every Woman Biennial was born of a joke. Now it’s in its third edition, displaying the work of over 600 female and nonbinary artists, and expanding to Los Angeles.”
“Traffic slowed to a standstill on New York’s Great Jones Street on Sunday as over 2,000 art lovers thronged La MaMa Galleria, waiting for their chance to see the Every Woman Biennial. Hung salon style across two venues were work by hundreds of female and non-binary artists, from the emerging to well-known figures including Deborah Kass and Marilyn Minter.” – Sarah Cascone, artnet