Nicolás Dumit Estévez is featured in the exhibition Know Who You Are At Every Age closing this Saturday April 26, 2014 at The Bronx River Art Center (BRAC).
Know Who You Are At Every Age presents a large number of works in a wide range of media by artists from diverse backgrounds. Rather than centering on medium or identity, the show functions as acts of institutional critique and mentorship as well as exhibition programming in order to demystify the gallery space for emerging artists, curators and museum-goers.
Created by Q_Raider (a curatorial platform under the auspices of Edwin Ramoran) and the artist collective BDGRMMR, the show is divided into parts representing different aspects of exhibition planning. Sections “Art for All Ages” and “For Shows” feature works on loan specifically for the exhibition, for instance. “The History of Storytelling” presents a collection of audio and visual ephemera such as CDs, VHS tapes, and pamphlets for perusal at the visitor’s leisure. Estévez is featured in the section “S/O (Shout Outs),” which includes works shown courtesy of the Office of Curatorial Work recently founded by Ramoran.
Born in 1967 in the Dominican Republic, Estévez lives and works in the Bronx borough of New York City. He is an interdisciplinary artist who works in performance and mixed media installations, often critiquing stereotypes of Latinos through the satirical use of food and clothing. Estévez’s work has been exhibited widely throughout the New York City area including at P.S.1/Clocktower Gallery, El Museo del Barrio, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Cynthia Broan Gallery, Henry Street Settlement/Abrons Arts Center, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Queens Museum of Art, The Newark Museum, Dixon Place, P.S.122, Exit Art, Cuchifritos, HEREart and Smack Mellon.
On view from April 4 to April 26, Know Who You Are At Every Age is the fourth installment of BRAC’s Curatorial Practice Series, a program supporting interdisciplinary collaborations between guest curators, artists and art students enrolled in BRAC educational programs. For more information visit BRAC.