Featured Artwork: It goes one ear and out the other, 2024 by Jeong Hur.

I Stood My Ground featured nine artists who offered a glimpse into stories that connect emotions and memories through different materials (magnet flakes, concrete, clay, etc.) and personal storytelling. These artists reimagine the use of conventional materials to expose an unconventional narrative and methodology, while inviting the viewer to learn about enigmas and perceptions that challenge the status quo. 

This exhibition was part of the 2024 Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos’ season titled Against the Grain, which sought to challenge hegemonic narratives and advocate for the restitution of overlooked stories to build up a more inclusive historical account. 


Natalie De Jesus


Melika Abikenari | Obadah Aljefri  | Jasmin Penelope Charles | Patricia Encarnación | Andrae Green | Bang Geul Han | Jeong Hur | Yasmeen Nematt Alla | Sisi Yu


Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

Public Program: Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

Join artist Melika Abikenari for Exploring Memory as a Continuous Thread, an immersive needle felting workshop inspired by the I Stood My Ground exhibit. Participants will use felt—the same material showcased in the artist's work —to explore memory, labor, and healing through the metaphor of a continuous thread, meaning that stories and experiences are weaved endlessly.

Closing Reception:  Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM



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