AAA3A is an artist run space in South Bronx crafting living room occurrences, face to face exchanges, meals, dialogue, workshops, residencies and art in the former home of the Bronx Blue Bedroom Project (BBBP).

It is an intimate art space open to contemporary Bronx based artists, and others. AAA3A invites artists to exhibit their work in a setting that differs radically from the already established art venues.   Artists have the opportunity to participate in AAA3A for the duration of one month.   They are encouraged to offer a workshop in the local community and/or by preparing a meal during the run of their show.

AAA3A also collaborates with local organizations to offer a variety of workshops that range from art, cooking, embroidery, sewing and discussions about housing rights, financial empowerment and community involvement in a variety of current pressing issues; when needed the discussions are given both in English, Spanish or both.

AAA3A encourages the artists and participants to use this exchange as an asset for their continued growth.   Artist and presenters eligibility is based on the quality of their work and commitment to the local community in South Bronx.

Project Initiator

Blanka Amezkua was formally trained as a painter, studying in Florence, Italy and received her B.A. from California State University Fresno.   Her work and projects have been shown in the United States, Mexico, Belgium and Greece.

Recipient of the BRIO award from the Bronx Council on the Arts in 2007, Blanka began an artist-run project in her bedroom called the Bronx Blue Bedroom Project (BBBP) in 2008.   In 2010, BBBP's two-year trajectory was included in several shows in New York City.   The first was Greater New York: 5 Year Review at MoMA-PS 1 and Alternative Histories at Exit Art.

Mentions of her work and projects have been included in the New York Times, TimeOut, Daily News, Art21:blog, ARTnews, Mott Haven Herald, athinorama, Athens News, Queens Chronicle, WNYC, as well as other publications and media.

AAA3A is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization, and is generously supported by Material for the Arts, private donors, and public funds from the Bronx Council on the Arts, through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts.