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This September we reopened BRIC House to our Brooklyn community with two groundbreaking Contemporary Art exhibitions. In our Project Room, we showcased Sophia-Yemisi Adeyemo’s debut show Earth & Iron: Archival Visions of Land and Struggle, which grew out of her work as a BRIClab artist-in-residence.

From September 2021 to April 2022, Sophia-Yemisi and a cohort of four other visual artists took part in our residency program with access to BRIC studio spaces, mentors, and resources to grow their personal practices. Following Sophia-Yemisi’s time in residence, BRIC selected her to present her first-ever solo exhibition Earth & Iron: Archival Visions of Land and Struggle, featuring paintings and collaged images invoking archival colonial photography from West Africa and the Caribbean. 

At BRIC, we support artists at every stage of their creative careers. Will you invest in BRIC artists with a gift this holiday season?


BRIClab offers year-long support to 18 artists and teams over four disciplines: Contemporary Art, Performing Arts, Video Art, and Film + TV. Other BRIClab alumni include Grammy-winner Ty Defoe, Brooklyn-based theater collective The TEAM, and Sarah E. Brook, whose work is currently on display at the Lena Horne Bandshell.

“My work matured and really became a body during my time at BRIC. As an early career artist, having that time and space to explore outside of school and share in conversation with a cohort was transformative. I was able to share in the creative process with supportive and nourishing curators, and was given so much flexibility to pursue my outlandish vision for the show – it was very special!” - Sophia-Yemisi Adeyemo

A tax-deductible gift to BRIC this December helps us continue to nurture and showcase a generation of artistic talent.


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Photo credits: Jordan Rathkopf and Sebastian Bach