QUEENIE features a selection of artworks by female artists across various media from the Permanent Collection of El Museo del Barrio. The exhibition highlights the institution’s collection with a particular focus on the female artists and QUEENIE takes its title from a sculpture by Alessandra Expósito. The exhibition brings together works which prompt a multifarious dialogue around society and gender through the artists’ varying perspectives and experiences. As part of the exhibition, HEHG has invited three NYC-based artists to respond to the exhibition with a new commission that further explores the connections among the collecting process, societal change, and gendered experience.
Organized by Arden Sherman, Curator, Hunter East Harlem Gallery, Noel Valentin, Permanent Collection Manager, El Museo del Barrio, Elizaveta Shneyderman, Gallery Manager, Hunter East Harlem Gallery, and Olivia Gauthier, Gund Curatorial Fellow, Hunter College.
The exhibition is made possible in part thanks to support through El Museo del Barrio from the New York State Council on the Arts, and Public Support from the former New York City Council Speaker and the Office of the President, Hunter College.