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Opening Reception

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018


Image: Ayana Evans, I Carry You and You Carry Me in Martinique, Collaborative performance with Tsedaye Makonnen as part of FIAP 2017, Forte d'France, Martinique. Digital Photography by JB Garret. Performance Art Documentation Series.

Her Art Will Be Cannibal, curated by interdisciplinary artist Alicia Grullón. Opening reception with the curator and the artists is Tuesday January 16 from 6:00 to 9:00pm at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos.


Her Art Will Be Cannibal is inspired by the work of the Martinique poet Suzanne Césaire and her book “The Great Camouflage: Writings of Dissent (1941-44).” Artworks in this exhibition break down patriarchy, class, and racial paradigms in contemporary contexts, re-stating and affirming the discourse of art from the view of women. Moving through photography, video, text, performance and drawing, their work serves as a manifesto, uncompromising in beliefs and identities. The exhibit highlights a narrative of humanness seldom given visibility, and allows room for the artists’ visions to take over. Participating artists include: Damali Abrams, Francheska Alcántara, Chloë Bass, Ayana Evans, Jessica Lagunas, Shellyne Rodriguez and Misra Walker. Engaging public programs will include four performances and one panel discussion with participating artists.

Public Programs:

Opening Reception
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | 6:00-8:30pm

Performance by Damali Abrams “Brand New Life Around the Bend”
Friday, January 26, 2018 | 6:30-9:00pm

Performance by Ayana Evans “Drink My Kool Aid or Drink The Kool Aid”
Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 6:30-9:00pm

Performances by Francheska Alcántara ”Sobre Papel y Palabras”
& Chloë Bass ”#sky #nofilter”
Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 6:30-9:00pm

Closing Reception + Artist Talk with Jessica Lagunas, Shellyne
Rodriguez and Misra Walker, moderated by Jessica Lynne
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | 6:00-9:00pm

This exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation; the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture; the Bronx Delegation of the NYC Council - including Council Member James Vacca, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Rafael Salamanca Jr., and Council Member Andrew Cohen.


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


2017 Fall/Winter Gallery Hours:

Monday:   12:00 - 5:00pm

Tuesday:  12:00 - 5:00pm

Wednesday: By Appointment Only.

Thursday: 12:00 - 5:00pm

Friday:12:00 - 5:00pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Closed Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays.


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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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