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January 9 - February 27, 2019


Exhibition Runs: January 9 - February 27 ( Free Admission)

Foreign/Familiar explores displacement and belonging through the work of seven Bronx visual and media artists. Their works are influenced, inspired, respond to, or revolve around issues of voluntary and involuntary exile, immigration, diaspora, and statelessness. Curated collectively by the Bronx Council on the Arts staff, the exhibition was generated through an Open Call for Bronx-based artists, and offers alternative narratives to current public discourses on immigrant and refugee communities.

Participating Artists:

Dennis Redmoon Darkeem | Nicky Enright | Kitchen Table Digital Diaspora Collective | Tijay Mohammed | Luis Stephenberg Alers | Musah Swallah


Priyanka Das, Alex Lappin, Julia Pimes Mata, Bryan E. Glover, Viviana Bianchi


Public Programs

Opening Reception | Wednesday, January 9, 6:00-9:00pm  

Family Reunions Project I Wednesday, February 6, 6:00-9:00pm

Home with América is an interactive room-scale VR documentary created by Family Reunions Project founder, Alvaro M Morales. Home with América is an initiative producing personalized VR experiences to virtually transport undocumented immigrant families to the homes they cannot return to.

A preview of the pop up VR experience will be followed by a conversation between FRP creators and selected members of Bronx-based immigrant justice advocates. The group will discuss the history and scope of the project, their artwork/advocacy work, and the impact of using virtual reality technology for immigrant + undocumented communities.

Closing Reception | Wednesday, February 27, 6:00-9:00pm  

FREE Programs for Youth:

 Tuesdays through Fridays I 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, Ovation, 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


2019 Gallery Hours:

Tuesday-Friday I1pm - 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, 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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