Curated by Teréz Iacovino
About the Exhibition
Cardinal Kindreds is the second phase of an art exchange between the Austin based collective ICOSA and Rosalux—Minneapolis’ longest running collective gallery. Formed in 2015, ICOSA is home to 20 nationally and internationally recognized artists who collectively program and support a 1,500 square foot exhibition space in East Austin’s blossoming arts hub. Selected by Teréz Iacovino, the exhibition welcomes ICOSA to Minneapolis and showcases the collective’s diverse studio practices including animation, video, photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, installation, and a variety of multimodal approaches. While in cardinal opposition to each other, these kindred collectives share a commitment to fellowship, artistic rigor, and engagement with their local arts community. Both ICOSA and Rosalux remind us of the power of collective action to create and sustain platforms for artists to flourish in their own backyards and beyond.
About the Curator
Teréz Iacovino is a visual artist and curator with over a decade of experience working within academia and artist run spaces. She is the Assistant Curator at the University of Minnesota’s Katherine E. Nash Gallery in Minneapolis. Iacovino’s dual perspective as an artist and curator has guided her towards a mission to cultivate empathy for, give voice to, and build platforms with artists. Over the years she has worked with a myriad of local, national, and international artists and organizations including the Estate of Ana Mendieta and Galerie Lelong, the World of Matter Collective, and Women’s Studio Workshop. Recent curatorial projects include Sentinels [ii]: Subvert at SNAG Gallery in Seattle, WA and Sentinels [i]: Infiltrate at Lump in Raleigh, NC, both co-curated at alternative art spaces with Ian Breidenbach of Neon Heater. Iacovino holds an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Minnesota with a studio practice in sculpture, printmaking, and installation.
Cardinal Kindreds celebrates the independent spirits shared by our organizations and will feature stunning work from Icosa artists: Amy Bench, Bug Davidson, Amanda McInery, Matt Rebholtz, Darcie Book, Alyssa Taylor Wendt, Dameon Lester, Shawn Camp, Mark Johnson, Carlos Carrillo & Yevgenia Davidoff, Jonas Criscoe, Lana Waldrep-Appl, Rachelle Diaz, Jenn Wilson, Sarah Hirneisen, Tammie Rubin, Erin Cunningham, Terra Goolsby, Kate Csillagi and Leon Alesi. Cardinal Kindreds will be on view from May 4th through the 26th with an artist reception on Friday, May 10th from 7-10 PM.