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April 2010: CONVERSIONs - One Night Stands at BronxArtSpace

CONVERSIONs | one-night stands is  a month-long artist festival taking place this April in Mott Haven. Since 2004, CONVERSIONs focuses each night on a different medium under a larger curatorial theme; CONVERSIONs | one-night stands addresses impermanence, temporary gratification and immediacy; a direct commentary on how contemporary art is seen & experienced in the South Bronx. Artists from all over the world have been asked to respond to this concept and each night will host their responses.

I'm Caught Up...Nicholas Fraser
Saturday, April 3rd at 7:00pm
Kick off reception & exhibition opening

Blanka Amezkua | Daniel Bejar | Charles Beronio | Chris Bors | Vidal Centeno | Juan Doe | Hasan Elahi Clare Grill | Edwin Gonzalez | Ketta Ioannidou | Jayson Keeling | Ivan Monforte | Christy Speakman | Xavier

Rotating outdoor interventions by Nicholas Fraser

Underground Global Sounds by DJ Lightbolt

Juan Doe
 Christy Speakman
First Wednesdays | BCTCharles Beronio
Wednesday, April 7th - 5pm to 9pm 

On view: I'm Caught Up...

A reading of Charles Beronio's Astronaut Love Triangle, from the publication Dark Prospects, published by Printed Matter Inc. Read by artist Risa Puno.

Sampling of film and video work selected by Synthetic Zero curator Mitsu Hadeishi.


Synthetic Zero presents...
Saturday, April 10th at 7:00pm

A full evening of film & video works, and experimental  
visual media.

Burt Barr | Chuleta | Eva Davidova | Meredith Drum | Nicky Enright | Victoria Fu | Avi Krispin | Liz Magic Laser | Dafna Maimon | Christy Speakman and others

Avi Krispin
Eva Davidova
Nicholas Fraser
Give Me the Night...
Saturday, April 17th at 7:00pm

A presentation of 4 unique works of performance.

Fluorescent Sunshine | Devin KKenny | Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz | Jacolby Satterwhite

Jacolby Satterwhite

Devin KKenny
 Wanda Raimundi - Ortiz
Alison Ward
F*ck Your Art Fair,
Let's Party
Saturday, April 24th at 7:00pm

This closing evening will feature two unique performances from artist Alison Ward and the collaborative efforts of 'Spanic Attack and La sovietiKa.

La sovietiKa
'Spanic Attack

All events take place at
305 East 140th Street, Mott Haven, Bronx.
Free admission. Donations accepted.
Google Map directionshere

Subway: 20 minutes from Union Sq. 4/5 train to 125th St. Take 6 train one stop to 3rd Ave/138th St. Gallery is 2 blocks north.

First Wednesdays/ Bronx Culture Trolley Night: Departs at 5:30pm, 6:30pm, and  7:30pm from Hostos Community College and tours Bronx art institutions. Trolley is free. More information at www.bronxarts.org.

Since 2004, CONVERSIONs is an artist driven initiative that brings the alternative space into the studios of Mott Haven artists with short-run exhibitions of work by visual, performing and media artists. It had provided an opportunity for a community without gallery space to produce and exhibit work. In the greater sense, CONVERSIONs is the embodiment of the South Bronx; a conversion of outside perceptions, inward perspectives and a changing view on how contemporary art work is seen and experienced in Mott Haven. It is meant to examine the zones of exchange and cultural diversity surrounding this unique neighborhood. CONVERSIONs was founded & organized by Melissa A. Calderon.

bcaCONVERSIONs | one-night stands is made possible in part with public funds from the Bronx Council on the Arts through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Greater New York Arts Development Fund Regrants Program, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Bronx delegation of the City Council.


BronxArtSpace: 305 East 140th Street, Bronx NY 10454.

6 Train to 138th St/3rd Ave (1 stop from 125th St express station) - note: there are two exits to the subway station, at 3rd Ave, and at Alexander Ave

Upcoming events and shows:

"I See Myself In You," curated by Wayne Northcross

Show open to the public Fridays and Saturdays 2pm-7pm, May 1st - 22nd

Sat May 1 opening (time TBD)

Wed May 5 5pm-8pm - Bronx Culture Trolley

Exhibit by Marisol Díaz - Opening and Bronx Culture Trolley

Show open to the public Fridays and Saturdays 2pm-7pm, June 5th - 25th, closed Saturday June 26th

Wed May 2nd 6pm-9pm - Opening and Bronx Culture Trolley

If you'd like to suggest a future event, would like to curate a show or submit visual art, video, film, music or a performance, please email us at art at bronxartspace dot com; if it's a video you'd like to submit to a Synthetic Zero event, you can send a DVD or Blu-Ray disc to:

Mitsu Hadeishi / Synthetic Zero
305 E 140th St #1A
Bronx, NY 10454
718 772-4961

Preferred formats for video are DVD (NTSC or PAL) or Blu-Ray disc.


The art space is at 305 E. 140th St., #1A, Bronx NY 10454.

We're about 20 minutes from Union Square. From Manhattan, 4-5 train to 125th, transfer to 6, one stop to 3rd Ave/138th St, it's 2 blocks from there. Note there are two exits at 3rd Ave/138th, one at Alexander Ave and one at 3rd Ave. Ring 3A if 1A does not answer.


Note: These events are made possible in part with public funds from the Bronx Council on the Arts through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Greater New York Arts Development Fund Regrants Program, Bronx Borough President Aldolfo Carrion and the Bronx delegation of the City Council.