Contemporary Arts Center
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center
for Contemporary Art
44 E. 6th Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

513 345 8400


Artist-Run Spaces

A convening of local independent arts organizations, nonprofits, and collectives

27 May

11 September

Exhibition Highlights

Exhibition Details

A convening of independent arts organizations, nonprofits, and collectives throughout Ohio and northern Kentucky. Discover more than ten boundary-pushing communities of art makers.

Co-organized by the CAC and Wave Pool, Artist-Run Spaces explores a moment of self-reflection and reopening amid the pandemic. The needs and interests of these artist-run and independent spaces, which are often able to pivot and react to current events much quicker than larger organizations, are timely and important. This exhibition features ten artist-run spaces and collectives that developed an installation highlighting their work and ethos, with a focus on showcasing the work of artists and makers within their networks.

This exhibition includes several performances and workshops.

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About the Artist

Akhsótha Gallery (ATNSC):
M. Carmen Lane, Aya Rodriguez-Izumi and her parents José and Noriko

Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (OJAI): Gary Farrelly and Chris Dreier, SEELE

The Blue House:
Bridgette Bogle, Crescent Collective (Laura Bigger, Artemis Ettsen, and Teréz Iacovino), John Dickinson, Jeff Einhorn, Juan-Sí González, Andy Sloan Jackson, Sydney Joslin-Knapp, John O'Donnell, Issa Randall, Dave Scott, Frank Travers, Darcy Van Buskirk, Ella Weber

Cincinnati Art Book Fair:
Kyle Mace, Rebecca Steele

The Lodge KY:
Avert, Nora Barton (Planchette), Scott Beseler, Hailey Bollinger, Amanda Bowman, Matthew Dayler, EMPR CTZNS, Nikita Gross, Yusef Quotah, Matthew Shelton, Catherine Viox

The Neon Heater:
William Fillmore, Ella Medicus, The Temperature artists

Clint Baisnger, Annie Brown, Chanhee Choi, Benjamin Cook, Ken Cooney, Laila Hameen, Vesper James, Steve Kemple and Bowty Enterprises Venture Capital, Noel Maghathe, Bill Ross and Emily Brandoff, Lauren Sudbrink, Mendy Bouxe Thyme-Turner

M’Shinda Imani Abdullah-Broaddus, Ian Hersko, Silas Long, Dominic Rabalais, Ava Wanbli

Park and Pool:
Lizzie Fitch, Saria Pastor, Ryan Trecartin

Janet Albright-Captain, June P. Alexander, Key Beck, Elizabeth Burnside, Tony Drummond, Jeremy Neff, Bonnie Neumeier, Mary Clare “MC” Rietz, with support from Miami University Center for Community Engagement: John Blake (Director), Elizabeth Keslacy (Assistant Professor), Jeffrey Kruth (Assistant Professor)

Curated by

Artist-Run Spaces is co-curated by CAC Senior Curator Amara Antilla and Wave Pool Co-Founder and Executive Director Cal Cullen, with CAC Assistant Curator Stephanie Kang.

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