Opening Reception for the BRIC Biennial: Volume III, South Brooklyn Edition

This third iteration of the BRIC Biennial presents artists living and working in South Brooklyn, including the neighborhoods of Park Slope, Gowanus, Sunset Park, and Bay Ridge, highlighting the significance of Brooklyn as a place where artists create work and develop their careers.


WED, FEB 6, 2019 | 7-9PM




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 Yi Xin Tong, Animalistic Punk – Fish, 2018






With the BRIC Biennial: Volume III, South Brooklyn Edition, BRIC continues to dedicate its Biennial to emerging and mid-career artists of exceptional creativity who are based in a specific region of Brooklyn, highlighting the significance of the borough as a place where artists create work and develop their careers.

This third iteration of the BRIC Biennial presents artists living and working in South Brooklyn—the archaic and nebulous term for that area of the borough including the neighborhoods of Park Slope, Gowanus, Sunset Park, and Bay Ridge. This region of Brooklyn, which encompasses long-established residential neighborhoods, thriving industrial zones, and areas undergoing rapid gentrification, is also among the city’s most diverse, with thriving Latino and Asian communities in Sunset Park. The BRIC Biennial: Volume III includes partnerships with more venues and institutions than any before, with five satellite exhibitions in conjunction with the exhibition at locations across South Brooklyn, including at Green-Wood Cemetery, La Bodega, NARS Foundation, Ortega Y Gasset Projects, Trestle Gallery, with a curated project by An/Other presented in the Project Room of BRIC House.

During this time of political turmoil, the 2019 BRIC Biennial offers a look at how artists envision “The Impossible Possible.” Rather than reflecting our current state of affairs, their work looks inward, whether reflecting the sphere of the personal or some alternate reality. Some artists create fantastical beings or environments, conjuring spaces beyond the here and now, whether to suggest utopian or dystopian ways of being. Others work with materials in unconventional ways as a means of rethinking gender and racial binaries, or to push against norms of painting and sculpture. Some look to remove themselves, to some degree, from the current social system, focusing instead on overlooked and undervalued communities and the values they embody. Throughout these strategies, these artists express the need to question the status quo, as they seek new models of working and existing outside of our current social and political system.

Artists featured in the exhibition at BRIC House include: Eleanna Anagnos, Bobby Anspach, Laura Bernstein, Sarah E. Brook, Liz Collins, Katya Grokhovsky, Phoenix Lindsey-Hall, Las Hermanas Iglesias (Lisa and Janelle Iglesias), Vera Iliatova, Myeongsoo Kim, Rachel Klinghoffer, Qiana Mestrich, Levan Mindiashvili, Jordan Nassar, Gustavo Prado, Yi Xin Tong, Frank Wang Yefeng, Dale Williams, and Quay Quinn Wolf.

Curatorial advisors for the BRIC Biennial III include Eriola Pira, Jesse Firestone, Will Hutnick, Sarah Simpson, and Connie Kang and Danielle Wu of An/Other.

Satellite Exhibitions In Conjunction with the BRIC Biennial III at BRIC House:

Virtual and Real Estate
Featuring work in varied media by Daniel Bejar, Pastiche Lumumba, and Betty Yu
On view: Feb 7 - Apr 7, 2019 | Opening Reception: Wed, Feb 6, from 7-9PM
BRIC Project Room
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

The Word Is Not the Thing
A solo exhibition of work by Glenn Goldberg
On view: Feb 8 – Mar 6, 2019 Opening Reception: Fri, Feb 8, 2019 from 7-10PM
695  5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Living Inside Sanctuary
A solo exhibition of photographs by Cinthya Santos-Briones
On view: Feb 6 – Apr 7, 2019 | Artist Talk: Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 6:30PM
500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Women's Work
An exhibition curated by Pricilla Dobler featuring work by Carmen Lizardo, Maureen McCourt, Lacey McKinney, Regina Ruff, Lesley Wamsley, Kelly Worman, LadyFIRM, Asia Tail, Hudson Valley Bee Habitat and Anida Yoeu Ali.
On view: Feb 8 – 20, 2019 Opening Reception: Fri, Feb 8, 2019 from 6-8PM
201 46th Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11220

Swimming Blind in a Wine-Dark Sea
A solo exhibition of work by Carl E. Hazlewood
On view: Feb 9 – Mar 17, 2019 Opening Reception: Sat, Feb 9, 2019 from 6-9PM
363 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Lesbian Matters
An installation of donated personal items that represent lesbian and queer identity by Phoenix Lindsey-Hall. For information about participating visit
On view: Feb 9 – Mar 7, 2019 Opening Reception: Sat, Feb 9, 2019
850 3rd Ave, Ste 411
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Lead support for BRIC's Contemporary Art Program is generously provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
Lead special 40th Anniversary support provided by Lambent Foundation.
Additional support provided by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.
BRIC’s contemporary art program benefits from generous private funding from Alloy Development, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, B&H Photo Video, Bloomingdale’s, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Con Edison, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, The Educational Foundation of America, Ford Foundation, Goya, The Hearst Foundations, JP Morgan Chase, Lambent Foundation, M&T Bank, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, the Oppenheim Family Fund, Scherman Foundation, TD Bank, Tiger Baron Foundation, and Pia and Jimmy Zankel, as well as numerous individual supporters.
Generous public support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Regional Economic Development Council; Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl; New York State Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon; Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams; New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, the Brooklyn Delegation of the New York City Council, New York City Council Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo, and New York City Council Members Alicka Ampry-Samuel, Inez Barron, Justin Brannon, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Rafael L. Espinal, Mathieu Eugene, Brad Lander, Stephen Levin, Darlene Mealy, Antonio Reynoso, Mark Treyger, and Jumaane Williams.

Venue Information:

The 3,000 square-foot Gallery in BRIC House has soaring 18-foot ceilings that permit major exhibitions focusing on emerging and mid-career artists and curators. 

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