• Date: 10/22/2013



OMNI Zona Franca/ Alamar Utopica

curated by Zoya Kocur

October 22-31

Since 1997, the Cuban art collective OMNI Zona Franca has been producing artistic projects, including poetry, video, sound works, performance, public interventions, multimedia installations, and graffiti murals. OMNI Zona Franca’s unique artistic interventions take place in streets and other public spaces, outdoor festivals, and galleries. The group will be in residence at Glasshouse Projects in late October with a project called Alamar Utopica.
Planned events include:
 Video and Photography Exhibition of OMNI’s work in the gallery from October 22-October 31
 Mind-Body/Daily Life/Freedom (workshop) on Thursday October 24
 Live performance on Saturday October 26
 presentation/discussion/closing reception on Tuesday October 29.

Zoya Kocur is an independent scholar based in New York. She has been an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Art and Art Professions at New York University and also at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. She is the former Associate Curator of Education at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City. She holds a bachelors degree in Social Anthropology from Harvard University and masters degree in Studio Art from New York University. She received her doctorate from Middlesex University in London in 2013. Kocur's most recent books are "Global Visual Cultures: An Anthology" (2011) and the second edition of "Theory in Contemporary Art Since 1985" (2012) co-edited with Simon Leung.

* OMNI's residency is sponsored by NALAC, and in conjunction with programs at AS220, La Mama Experimental Theater and the Third World Center's Latino Heritage Series in Brown University.