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Group Exhibitions

Since 2002, Flux Factory has produced four group exhibitions annually. Curated and produced by Flux Artists-in-Residence, each Exhibition commissions new art on a distinct theme. For Artists-in-Residence, leadership of a group exhibition is one of the most valuable opportunities that Flux offers, and group exhibitions are frequently the most ambitious programs that Flux Factory stages. Artworks are selected through public open calls and works are typically open to the public for one month. Typically between 8-20 artists participate in each exhibition and artists are typically compensated between $100-$600 for their work. One Group Exhibition each year is reserved for the Rhizome Project, a series uplifting black voices through public events, fellowships and organizational practice.

Current Group Exhibition Open Calls

For the Public, led by Dario Mohr and Ankhlave, as part of the Rhizome Project series.

2021

Survival Tools for the Age of Ultra Anxiety

November 2021. Curated by the Jeju Island Collective.

This exhibition, hosted by Culture Lab at Plaxall Gallery, took as its premise the state of ultra-anxiety our culture is functioning within due to the pandemic and worldwide social and economic upheaval.

Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See

October 2021. Curated by Cameron Granger and Haiba Hamilton, as part of the Rhizome Project series.

Let’s think about the shared history of Black Folks in the same way poet Hanif Abdurraqib describes the Soul Train Line: A narrow, writhing, seemingly endless tunnel of Black Folks smiling and clapping.

Din Din

May 2021. Curated by Sarah Dahlinger, Nat Roe and Cayla Lockwood.

Din Din was a series of free, socially-distanced outdoor public events which use food and art to build community and took place in the neighboring Windmill Community Garden.

2020

Nobody’s Fashion Week

September 2020. Curated by Lexy Ho-Tai, Jaime Iglehart, Dew Igworia-Onwuka and Johanna Schwab.

Nobody’s Fashion Week aimed to democratize Fashion by encouraging multidisciplinary collaboration, skill-sharing culture, and self-expression for everyone.

where will I be buried*?

August 2020. Curated by Muse Dodd and Catherine Feliz

Featuring work from over 12 Queer and/or Trans, Black and Indigenous, People of Color (QTBIPOC), where will I be buried*? held space for artists and audiences from marginalized communities to center ourselves in our mourning, healing and transformations.

2019

Rub

December 2019. Curated by J Triangular.

RUB moved between two axes: the DIY strategies of the NOW-WAVE, and GRAPHIC ACTIVISM. The NOW-WAVE houses artists who produce counterculture that challenges the boundaries of Nationhood, and address issues that cross cultural boundaries.

Must They Also Be Gods

October 2019. Curated by Kalon Hayward.

Must They Also Be Gods was a group show that featured the work of over 15 emerging and mid-career Black artists that highlights the creative process of African diasporic peoples in connection with an insistent and inherent focus on beauty and spirituality.

Wicket Leeks

July 2019. Curated by Abdul Dube, Illesha Khandelwal and Will Owen.

Using the lenses of food and sports, Wicket Leeks showcased cooks, athletes, researchers, artists, coaches, and makers to help investigate the unsavory histories of nationalist, religious, and corporate colonialism in a palatable way, while not sugar-coating its effects, in order to help us better digest our present and cook up a healthier future.

TALK BACK

May 2019. Curated by Lexy Ho-Tai and moira williams.

TALK BACK centered the lives and leadership of disabled artists and organizers, asserting that deep-rooted cultural changes must be made within the art world to become more inclusive and accessible. TALK BACK believed that disability must be included in conversations about diversity. One part of affecting change in the art world is by placing disabled artists and organizers in positions of influence within the arts to effect change from within.

2018

Mark for Redaction

October 2018. Curated by Hilal Khalil and Razan Al-Salah

Mark for Redaction showcased multi-disciplinary forms of contemporary art from self-identified Kweer (queer), lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or gender non-conforming people who have ties to what is colloquially known al-‘ālam al-‘arabī (South West Asia and North Africa (SWANA)) and the respective diaspora.

Saunter Trek Escort Parade (S.T.E.P….)

September 2018. Curated by Christina Freeman, Emireth Herrera + moira williams.

S.T.E.P…. was an overlapping convergence and entanglement of walking, walk-based works and programming, mobilizing throughout New York.  S.T.E.P… embraced the many ways and bodies we walk while asking how walking as a creative act can challenge notions and open conversations.

Wilder LIC

May 2018. Curated by Nat Roe and Lorissa Rinehart.

This exhibition took place at the new Windmill Community Garden and used electronic and mixed media to address themes of sustainability, both in terms of ecology and community.

Flux City VI

March 2018. Curated by Seth Larson and Abigail Entsminger.

Flux City 6 commissioned an artist group every week for 4 weeks to create a city (or their interpretation of city-ness). And each week, a separate artist group destroyed that city, to clear the way for the next participating group in a cycle of politics, ownership, creation and destruction.

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