Blanka Amezkua


www.blankaamezkua.com


Solo

2016
blank(A)expressions : 20 year retrospective + 20 local businesses + 20 creative collaborators in Athens, Greece
2014
Figuras del alma at Art Zone 42 in Athens, Greece
2012
Delicious Obsessions at Rooster, Athens, Greece
fLiP fLoPs & hEeLs! at Art Base, Brussels, Belgium
2010
Dialects v. 3: Interminable Recurrence in My Mind at Bronx River Art Center, NY


Group

2015
Women's Work: Masculinity and Gender in Contemporary Fiber Art; curated by Ginger Shulick Porcella; at San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
CUT N' MIX: Contemporary Collage; curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado; at El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
2014
Δες at BOOZE Cooperativa, Athens, Greece
2013
A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art at Salina Art Center of Salina, Kansas
superHUMAN; curated by Jorge Rojas and David Hawkins; at Aljira A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
2012
More Female than Ever at Follow Your Art; Kythira, Greece
2011
THE PET CITY EXHIBITION at Melanithros; Athens, Greece
sExplosion: Penis & Vagina Relationships in the Contemporary Visual Arts at Booze Cooperativa; Athens, Greece
3///3 ...three walls on wednesdays... collaborates with Against All Odds Project (AAO), Athens, Greece
2010
The Book : A Contemporary View at Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA), Wilmington, USA
Alternative Histories at Exit Art, NY
Greater New York, 5 Year Review at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center; Long Island City, NY
2009
A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art at Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University, NJ
There Goes My Hero at The Center for Book Arts, NY
2008
AIM 28: How soon is Now? at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 007 at El Museo del Barrio, NY
2006
Queens International '06: Everything All at Once at Queens Museum, NY


Awards

2009 Department of Cultural Affairs Greater New York Arts Development Fund 2009 : (Bronx Blue Bedroom Project)
2008 The Bronx Museum of the Arts: AIM 28 (Artist in the Marketplace)
2008 Bronx Council On The Arts: BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own)


Residencies

2013 artAmari : Amari, Crete; May 1 - 20, 2013


Bibliography

2015 Heartney, Eleanor,  "Pow! Sok! She's back!", ART NEWS
2014 Georgiou, Alkisti,  "Figuras del Alma", LIFO
2013 Davson, Victor,  "SuperHUMAN", The International Review of African American Art (IRAAA)
2012 Pavlaki, Despina,  "Tearing Down the Walls", Athens News
Amezkua, Blanka,  "State of Creative Emergency", HuffPost Arts
2011 Stergiou, Lina, (ed.). "Athens Here and Now - Blanka Amezkua: 3///3 ...three walls on wednesdays...", Against All Odds Project (AAO) - Ethics/Aesthetics
2008 Carlin, T.J. "Arty Party - Bronx Blue Bedroom Project", TimeOut New York
2008 Smith, Roberta. "Emerging Artists" & "Artists Leap Into the Moment"", The New York Times


Talks

2010
"A Complex Weave, Women and Identity in Contemporary Art Symposium" : Keynote speaker Eleanor Heartney.  Artist presentation.  Towson, MD


Books and Catalogues

"Alternative Histories",  Exit Art, NY 2012
"sExplosion: Penis & Vagina Relationships in the Contemporary Arts",  Booze Cooperativa, Athens 2011
"Taking AIM! : The Business of Being an Artist Today",  NY 2011
"Against All Odds Project: Ethics/Aesthetics",  Athens 2011
"The Book: a contemporary view, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts",  2011
"There Goes My Hero", The Center for Book Arts, NY 2009
"L'altra Penelope: Antoligia di Scrittrici di Lingua Spagnola", a cura di Brigidina Gentile, 2009
"A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art", 2008
"AIM 28", Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY 2008
"The S-Files", El Museo del Barrio, NY 2007
"Queens International", Queens Museum of Art, NY 2006
"Tactics and Strategies", Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco 2006

Other

3///3...three walls on wednesdays...:  Originator; mobile, collaborative art project in Athens; launched in September, 2010
Rompe Puesto:  One day event, piñatas created by 24 artists at Bronx River Art Center co-curated with artist Ronny Quevedo, January 2010
Bronx Blue Bedroom Project:  Originator; alternative art space in my bedroom; launched in March, 2008. Bronx, NY


Education

1993 California State University Fresno: Bachelor of Fine Arts


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