About Insta11ations

12 Artists
11 City Council Districts

On view
Spring - Fall 2020

Art League Houston, in partnership with Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce Insta11ations, 11 distinct art experiences created in each of Houston’s 11 council districts.

Insta11ations is made up of artists who are experimenting with the ways people interact with public art, who re-imagine public spaces, and who express stories of social justice and equity in their work. Artists were asked to respond to the specific needs and identities of communities that neighbor the proposed sites, and to create experiences that could engage and empower community members, and unearth, reinterpret and/or platform local histories.

Each artist will be provided with the technical support and education necessary to execute their site-specific experience from concept through fabrication and installation.

Insta11ations is a project of the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Art League Houston with funding made available through Houston Arts Alliance.

Experiences will open spring 2020 and be on view through fall.

Featured Artists

District
Artist
Pronouns
Opening Date
A
Sherry Owens
she/her
05/09/2020
A
Art Shirer
he/him
05/09/2020
B
Israel McCloud
he/him
03/21/2020
C
Michael Stevenson
he/him
TBA
D
Erika Blumenfeld
she/her
TBA
E
Lina Dib
she/her
05/03/2020
F
Antonius-Tín Bui
they/them
05/16/2020
G
Katrina Moorhead
she/her
TBA
H
Violette Bule
she/her
05/02/2020
I
Rabéa Ballin
she/her
TBA
J
Colby Deal
he/him
TBA
K
Marsha Dorsey-Outlaw
she/her
TBA

Selection Committee

Name
Title
Ryan N. Dennis
Curator and Arts Program Director at Project Row Houses
Susana Monteverde
Manager of Philanthropy
Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
Blaffer Art Museum and School of Art
University of Houston
Mat Kubo
Artist and Civic Art + Design Project Manager at Houston Arts Alliance
Maria C. Gaztambide, PhD
Director and Chief Curator of Public Art of the University of Houston System
Theresa Escobedo
Curator at MECA and Project Manager for Arts District Houston
Ashley DeHoyos
Curator at DiverseWorks
Leslie Moody Castro
Independent Curator and Writer
Danielle Wilson
Curator and Manager at The African American Library at the Gregory School

The innovation of work demonstrated in this group of artists not only reflects the radically different approaches artists are utilizing when thinking about the future of public art, but also highlights the exceptional diversity of talent we have on a local level.

Jennie Ash, Exec. Dir., Art League Houston