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October 3 - December 5, 2018


Exhibition Runs: October 3 - December 5

Six Bronx artists envision alternate futures through collaborative installations that provocatively and poetically challenge their audiences. Each project simultaneously draws on rich and varied art, activist, and cultural histories to search for something beyond itself - whether in relation to economies of generosity and exchange, practical information about immigration rights, or complex conversations about cultural heritage.

                                               Participating Artists:

 Alicia Grullon, Blanka Amezkua, Fran Ilich

  Francheska Alcantara, Walter Cruz, Yelaine Rodriguez


                               Curator: Amanda McDonald Crowley


                                                 Public Programs:

                                Diego de la Vega Coffee Coop Activations

                                      October 17, 31 & November 28, 2018

Fran Ilich’s Diego de la Vega Coffee Co-op: Against the Walls of Capital connects social justice movements in the States with their peers in Chiapas, Mexico, and draws inspiration from Zapatista forms of indigenous organization and autonomy to fuel New York based movements.

Fran Ilich 
and Gabriela Ceja welcome visitors with cups of organic coffee grown locally in Chiapas farms and donated by the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN) to inspire migrants in the EEUU to find paths to organize, resist, and create sustainable alternative economies modeled on ancient modes of exchange. The coffee served to Longwood visitors can be traded for alternative currency, barter, and/or time deposits. Visitors can also take part of the ancient economic game ritual of Patolli and engage in conversations over coffee with the Diego de la Vega Experimental Economies and Finance research group. 

The Diego de la Vega Coffee Co-Op will be open on Wednesday, October 31st and Wednesday November 28th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos (450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451). On October 31, the exchange will be accompanied by a screening of “Love and Labor”, a film directed by Stephanie Andreou & Sarah Keeling about Ilich’s and Ceja’s work to create a life that supports their activist efforts. The film will be followed by aQ&A with the directors and artists.

Closing Reception + Networking Event

Wednesday, December 5 | 5:30pm-8:30pm

FREE Programs for Youth: Tuesdays through Fridays

For information contact: (718) 518-6728 |




                                       Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

                                   450 Grand Concourse, Room C-190

                                                   Bronx, NY 10451



Bronx Council on the Arts is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Arts Midwest and the National Endowment for the Arts; and City Council members Andrew Cohen and Mark Gjonaj. Also supported in part by the Booth Ferris Foundation, New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, Hispanic Federation, the City of New York, and the Department of Youth and Community Development. Special thanks to Hostos Community College and the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture for their support. 


Gallery Location:

On the campus of
Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, Room C-190

(at 149th Street)
Bronx, NY 10451

Phone: 718-518-6728


2018 Fall/Winter Gallery Hours:

Tuesday-Friday - 1pm - 7pm

Closed: Monday, Saturday, Sunday


Hostos is easily accessible by the 2, 4, and 5 IRT Trains.

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Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos is wheelchair accessible


Longwood Arts Project is the Bronx Council on the Arts’ contemporary visual art center supporting artists and their work, especially those from underrepresented groups such as women, the LGBT community and artists of color through exhibitions and public programming.

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, one of NYC’s oldest and longest running progressive alternative spaces, presents solo and group exhibitions in various media, and interdisciplinary projects that connect artists, communities and ideas within and beyond the Bronx.

Longwood's Project Room was created in 1991 to focus on Bronx and Bronx-based artists who present solo and experimental projects that aim to address issues of politics of identity, class, gender and urban and popular culture.

Longwood Supporters

Longwood Arts Project receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYS Council on the Arts, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Lily Achincloss Foundation, Inc.,  Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, NYC Council Members Fernando Cabrera, Andrew Cohen, Melissa Mark-Viverito, James Vacca, the Bronx Delegation, and BCA members.

Special thanks to Hostos Community College and the Center for the Arts & Culture for their generous support of the exhibition program.

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