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Bryan Fernandez “Open Call” Exhibition

Open Call is New York city’s largest commissioning program for artists. I, Bryan Fernandez, from Washington Heights was selected to be a part of this program as the youngest of the cohort in the history of the program. I am presenting a work about the Dominican diaspora, something I believe is important representation for people of Northern Manhattan. I am one of ten artists apart of the exhibition.

Admission is free to all Open Call events.
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Bryan Fernandez is a Dominican American artist from Washington Heights in Manhattan. He began creating art in high school as a form of self-expression leading him to attend the School of Visual Arts where he received his BFA in 2022. His community in Washington Heights, with its ties to his identity and family history, has been the biggest influence on his life and current art practice. He is a recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant, has shown work at the Independent Art Fair and Untitled Art Fair, has had solo shows with Los Angeles gallery NewImage Art and London Based Gallery TaymourGrahneProjects, and participated in multiple shows and auctions with Phillips, ARTNOIR, regular normal, superposition gallery, and Ross+Kramer.


The exhibition is organized by Eduardo Andres Alfonso, Associate Curator at Large, and Deja Belardo, Assistant Curator, Visual Arts and Civic Programs, with exhibition management by MK Meador, Exhibition Producer, and Freddy Villalobos, Project Manager.

The Open Call 2023 Group Exhibition features new artworks by emerging NYC artists who intersect their personal stories with global history, proposing care- and community-based responses to the urgent issues of our time. The exhibition presents the work of artists selected as part of Open Call, a large-scale commissioning program for early-career, NYC-based artists, and will be followed by a performance series in summer 2024.

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Nov 04 2023 - Jan 21 2024


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The Shed
545 West 30th Street, New York, NY

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