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Diálogo 365: New Rhizomes – Opening Reception

Join us for the opening reception of Diálogo 365: New Rhizomes on Friday, August 12 at 6pm.


About Diálogo 365: New Rhizomes

Inspired by the 360 Cultural Lab mission and taking stock of the massive exodus from Venezuela in the last decade, Diálogo 365: New Rhizomes takes the concept of placemaking as a departure point. We are asking artists to unpack the interpretations and possibilities of placemaking in our current state of uncertainty. In what ways do we strengthen or sabotage our sense of place? How are we rethinking what it means to connect to one another? How do we fortify our stems to build more equity as inbetweeners? Diálogo 365: New Rhizomes seeks a variety of visual perspectives from emerging and established artists of Latin American and Caribbean heritage.

The exhibition is on view from August 12 – September 9, 2022 and is co-curated by Diálogo 365 founder Andreina Castillo and Gerard Silva, Director of Exhibitions and Community Outreach at Fleisher. 360 Culture Lab has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.


Co-Curator: Andreina Castillo

Andreina Castillo (she/her/hers) is the founder of the Diálogo 365 project. She curated Memorias in 2008 and the first Diálogo 365 exhibition for Casa de Venezuela in 2009, as well as Papeles: Are we what we sign? for Acción Colombia in 2012. Her background blends multidisciplinary experiences at visual (with an emphasis on museums) and performing arts organizations that range from independent curating and audience development to marketing and communications. Castillo has an MA in Arts Administration & Policy from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the Corcoran School of Art (now the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design). She currently works at The Newark Museum of Art.


Co-Curator: Gerard Silva

Gerard Silva is the Director of Exhibitions and Community Outreach at Fleisher Art Memorial. Questions about the call for entries and exhibition can be directed to Gerard at gsilva@fleisher.org.


Featured Artists:

Henry Bermudez
Patricia Cazorla
Alejandro Ceballos
Lina Cedeño & Pedro Ospina
Alexis Duque
Wolfgang Gil
Johnny Irizarry
Jotham Malave
Kalena Marshall
Ana Mosquera
Doris Nogueira-Rogers
Patricia Patzi
Tania Qurashi
Alissa Roach
Nancy Saleme
Superheroes Community Artist Collective (with Jose Lemus)
Idalia Vasquez-Achuri
Anthony Vega


Artwork: Henry Bermudez, Untitled, 2022, Mixed Media, 12’ x 8’