Arizona Biennial 2018
James J. and Louise R. Glasser Galleries,
July 6 – September 16, 2018
The oldest running state-wide juried exhibition featuring exclusively Arizona artists, Arizona Biennial 2018 will be on view at the Tucson Museum of Art July 6 – September 16, 2018. The work juried into the exhibition was selected by guest juror Rebecca R. Hart, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Denver Art Museum.
homepage image: Olivier Dubois-Cherrier, “Esthetic of Decay #11,” 2017-2018, found saguaro cactus skeleton, foam, wood, chicken wire, concrete, 34.5 x 118 x 49”.
The Arizona Biennial 2018 features work from the following artists:
Laura Spalding Best
Karlito Miller Espinosa
Conor Elliott Fitzgerald
Samantha Frésquez w/ Merryn Alaka
Hilary L. Garin
Alan Bur Johnson
George C. Peñaloza
Elizabeth Z. Pineda
Emily E. Ritter
Lisa M. Robinson
The Paradise Boys
(Krista Davis and Lily Reeves)
Rhonda Thomas Urdang
Rebecca R. Hart joined the Denver Art Museum as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art in Fall 2015. Since arriving in Denver she has organized Audacious: Contemporary Artists Speak Out; Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place; and Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford. Previously, she was the associate curator and department head of contemporary art at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA, 2005-2015). At the DIA, she was the organizing curator for Shirin Neshat’s mid-career retrospective Detroit (2013) and Seoul, Korea (2014). Hart facilitated Matthew Barney’s Detroit-based performances SEKHU and KHU (2009-10), which became Act 2 of Barney’s RIVER OF FUNDAMENT film. She was the organizing co-curator for Julie Mehretu: City Sitings (2007-08) and more than twenty other exhibitions.
Hart graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history from Williams College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fibers from Kansas City Art Institute. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Fibers from the Cranbrook Academy of Arts, and a Master of Arts in art history from Wayne State University. Her work has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Association of Art Museum Curators, the Joyce Foundation, the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, and the Metropolitan Life Foundation.
Presentation of this exhibition at TMA is made possible through the generous support of the BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona