• Shout Out from Hirshhorn Museum!

    Shout Out from Hirshhorn Museum!

    www.instagram.com/hirshhorn/?hl=en Hirshhorn Instagram|

    SHADOW/CASTERS
    Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
    June 10th, 2017
    Washington, DC

    curated by Victoria Reis | Transformer DC

  • Hoesy Corona in Metro Weekly

    Hoesy Corona in Metro Weekly

    Metro Weekly

    "“The artists have each been really thoughtful in how they’re thinking about myths around the full moon and summer solstice,” says Reis, “and they’re each looking at them from their own personal, cultural identity.” Jason Barnes — aka Pussy Noir — will reflect on African-American rituals, Alexandra ‘Rex” Delafkaran on Persian traditions, and Kunj Patel on Indian festivals.

    The core of Shadow/Casters is a dramatic display of light and shadow by Hoesy Corona that will transform the museum’s inner-courtyard into a shadow theater. “Through light projections within the Hirshhorn, [24 assisting artists] will be casting shadows on the second floor of the museum that the audience will experience from the courtyard,” says Reis."

  • Hoesy Corona at The Hirshhorn Museum!

    Hoesy Corona at The Hirshhorn Museum!

    Hirshhorn Museum Press Release

    The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will partner with local arts organization Transformer to present “Shadow/Casters,” an after-hours performance art event on the Hirshhorn’s outdoor plaza Saturday, June 10, 7:30–11 p.m. Guests will be invited to explore the museum during special extended hours, enjoy a cash bar and music on the plaza, and take in four site-specific performances that creatively explore abundance, transition and community through contemporary storytelling and ritual.

    Coinciding with Transformer’s 15th anniversary and the approaching summer solstice, “Shadow/Casters” features one-night-only performances by Washington-based artists Jason Barnes (Pussy Noir), Alexandra ‘Rex’ Delafkaran, Kunj and Hoesy Corona.

    “Shadow/Casters” will take audiences on a visual journey through culture, time, and space with a variety of immersive performance styles, including dance and drumming. The evening culminates as the moon emerges, with a three-story tall performance that transforms the Hirshhorn’s iconic round building into a physical shadow theater and creates a spectacular display of light and shadow, designed to be experienced by the crowds gathered below.

    Tickets are $18, and will be available online May 9. “Shadow/Casters” is presented in conjunction with D.C.’s annual Capital Pride festival, held June 8–11, and in partnership with Smithsonian GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Employees).

    The evening is curated by Transformer’s Executive and Artistic Director Victoria Reis.

    “Shadow/Casters” joins the Hirshhorn’s 2017–18 schedule of diverse contemporary art that reflects global conversations that shape history, politics and culture, including work by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, German artist Markus Lüpertz, Swiss artist Nicolas Party, and American artists Yoko Ono, Theaster Gates and Mark Bradford.

  • Hoesy Corona will present a new performance at The Hirshhorn in June!

    Hoesy Corona will present a new performance at The Hirshhorn in June!

    Washington City Paper

    "All of the artists who will appear at the Hirshhorn After Hours event showed their work previously at Transformer in Defy/Define, a show from last fall. Jason Barnes (Pussy Noir), Alexandra “Rex” Delafkaran, and Kunj Patel will each perform works in the museum courtyard.

    Baltimore’s Hoesy Corona will man the shadow-casting performance from inside the Hirshhorn’s window-ringed donut with Labbodies, the performance collective he co-directs. Transformer is working with the Hirshhorn’s time-based media specialist, Drew Doucette, and the museum’s new curator of media and performance, Mark Beasley, to sort out the challenge of turning the Hirshhorn into a zoetrope. "

  • Labbodies in The Baltimore Sun!

    Labbodies in The Baltimore Sun!

    Baltimore Sun

    "Light Happenings Part II by Labbodies houses performance artists examining some of the most devastating moments in history."

  • Labbodies in the Baltimore Business Journal!

    Labbodies in the Baltimore Business Journal!
  • Labbodies Makes top 13 Light City Installations in Fodors Travel!

    Labbodies Makes top 13 Light City Installations in Fodors Travel!

    Fodors Travel

    "LIGHT HAPPENINGS PART II
    Artist: Labbodies, 2017

    Materials: Glass and steel frames, LED lights, projectors, el wire

    Okay, this one’s a little more startling, and complicated, than most. Three glass-and-steel houses—one rectangular, two pyramidal—are framed with LED lights. And inside, real-life performance artists examine some of history’s most devastating moments, encouraging the viewer to engage in discussion. The backstory? The installation marks the site of the first Civil War’s first casualty, here in Baltimore, a war that stemmed from racial inequality. And, with the 9/11 Memorial located nearby as well, it reminds us of current examples of racial inequality and how this conversation must extend beyond Baltimore into the world."

  • Labbodies in The Baltimore Times!

    Labbodies in The Baltimore Times!

    Baltimore Times


    "LABBODIES will present Light Happenings II, a site-specific installation and performance program by lead artists Hoesy Corona and Ada Pinkston, who are also LABBODIES founding co-directors. The project examines devastating moments in history and their relationship to contemporary acts of violence in the United States.

    “Large-scale art projects often solicit proposals from individuals or teams that already have a history of working in similar capacities,” said Corona. “We are elated, in our short careers, to have

    the opportunity to carry out such an ambitious commission. It is the most significant one for us so far, and we hope to create a path toward the sustainable production of future large-scale projects.”

    According to Corona and Pinkston, Light Happenings II takes into account the complex history and public art found on and around the installation site. Particularly considering the Civil War trail and the 9/11 World Trade Center Memorial, as well as acknowledging the role that the Inner Harbor port served in the transatlantic slave trade— where “between 1815 and 1860, traders in Baltimore made the port one of the leading disembarkation points for ships carrying slaves to New Orleans and other ports in the deep South”.

    “In the face of such earthly horrors, we ask the question: What Gives You Light?” said Corona and Pinkston.

    The installation consists of three structures using steel, Plexiglas, paint, vinyl, LED lights, projections and video. The interactive installation will include audience participation and live performances by regional and national performance artists. Both Pinkston and Hoesy will be among the performance artists, which will also include Alexander D’Agostino (Baltimore), Nicoletta De La Brown (Baltimore), Ayana Evans (New York), Bobby English Jr. (California), and Tsedaye MaKonnen (Washington, DC)."

  • Labbodies in Bmore Art!

    Labbodies in Bmore Art!
  • Labbodies in Baltimore Magazine!

    Labbodies in Baltimore Magazine!
  • Labbodies in the Baltimore FishBowl!

    Labbodies in the Baltimore FishBowl!

    Baltimore Fishbowl

    "Light Happenings Part II,” by Baltimore performance art group Labbodies, is a resurrection of the first rendition from last year’s inaugural festival. These structures contain historical themes aglow with neon, to “examine some of the most tragic moments in history and their connection to contemporary acts of violence in the United States,” per Light City’s website."

  • Labbodies makes Top 5 installations at Soup of the Day!

    Labbodies makes Top 5 installations at Soup of the Day!
  • Labbodies awarded a Grit Fund Grant 2017distributed by The Contemporary Museum

    Labbodies awarded a Grit Fund Grant 2017distributed by The Contemporary Museum

    www.contemporary.org/gritfund/ The Contemporary|

    The Contemporary is pleased to announce the third round of grantees of the Grit Fund. In 2017, the Grit Fund received over 70 applications and awarded $55,250 to 11 projects with grants ranging from $3,000 to $6,000. Awards were determined by a five-person jury of local and national arts leaders: Cameron Shaw (New Orleans, LA), Carolyn Lazard (Philadephia, PA), Khadija Nia Adell (Baltimore, MD), Kris Kuramitsu (Los Angeles, CA), and Melissa Webb (Baltimore, MD). The Contemporary would like to congratulate this year’s grantees: A Revolutionary Summer Publications; Baltimore’s Gifted Shop & Sip Exhibition; Blush + Brews; Close Up Baltimore; Extant Arts; Kidult Presents: Outside the Box with Abu the Flutemaker; LabBodies Performance Art Review III: Freedom; NONUMENT 01: The McKeldin Fountain; Refugee Youth Publishing Workshops; Secret Psychic Cinema’s Season 3 Programming; and WOO Windows.


    LabBodies Performance Art Review III: Freedom

    LabBodies Performance Art Review III: Freedom by Ashley DeHoyos, Ada Pinkston, and Hoesy Corona; funded $6000. LabBodies Performance Art Review III: Freedom will be the third iteration of LabBodies annual performance art festival. This program began in 2015 when organizers saw a need to create a space for local artists to examine the socio-political pressure that comes from the boundaries of race, class, gender, and power in the United States of America. The festival provides a platform for artists that exist on the margins to present their work in a supportive environment. The Grit Fund supports general operating and the production and presentation of the third year of the festival.

  • Hoesy Corona in Recharging the Canon at The Walters Art Museum

    Hoesy Corona in Recharging the Canon at The Walters Art Museum

    BMORE ART

    The Walters Art Museum
    600 North Charles Street : 21201

    Free, advance registration requested

    LabBodies, a Baltimore-based laboratory for performance art, brings new works created for the Walters the museum’s Sculpture Court and Ancient World galleries. These spectacular and colorful interventions connect ancient art with contemporary questions about race, religion, gender, and identity.

    This one night, two person performance features new work by multimedia artists Hoesy Corona and Ada Pinkston in response to the collections housed in the galleries. Pinkston’s From God’s Name to No Namewill lead viewers in a ritualized procession through the galleries, while Corona’s Nobodies Gala will act as a quinciañera celebration, or fifteenth anniversary, of his longest ongoing performance Hoesy, and highlight the museum’s Mexican earthenware collection.

  • Hoesy Corona artist talk at The Queens Museum

    Hoesy Corona artist talk at The Queens Museum

    Queens Museum

    The first program dedicated to the discussion and exploration of various themes in Performance Art, TALKaCTIVE, begins season series with the presentations of “Performance and Associations.” This month conversation focuses on aspects of associative creation, relational experiences, collaborative undertakings, and exploration of communal performative actions. Featured artists work, reference, investigate, and explore modalities of connection with and among peers and with the public. The presentation of documentation of works will be followed by a panel conversation and Q&A with attending audience.
    Participating Artists: Beatriz Albuquerque (Portugal), Hoesy Corona (Mexico), Jenna Kline (United States), and Verónica Peña (Spain).

    Moderated by curator: Hector Canonge.

  • Hoesy Corona | TalkActive, performance art talk series | The Queens Museum

    Hoesy Corona | TalkActive, performance art talk series | The Queens Museum

    TALKaCTIVE: performance art conversation series
    "Performance and Associations"
    Sunday, March 19, 2017, 2:00 - 5:00 PM
    Hosted at the QUEENS MUSEUM

    The first program dedicated to the discussion and exploration of various themes in Performance Art, TALKaCTIVE, begins season series with the presentations of “Performance and Associations.” This month conversation focuses on aspects of associative creation, relational experiences, collaborative undertakings, and exploration of communal performative actions. Featured artists work, reference, investigate, and explore modalities of connection with and among peers and with the public. The presentation of documentation of works will be followed by a panel conversation and Q&A with attending audience.

    Participating Artists: Beatriz Albuquerque (Portugal), Hoesy Corona (Mexico), Jenna Kline (United States), and Verónica Peña (Spain).
    Moderated by curator: Hector Canonge

  • Hoesy Corona and Ada Pinkston (Labbodies) to perform at the Walters Art Museum

    Hoesy Corona and Ada Pinkston (Labbodies) to perform at the Walters Art Museum

    Baltimore Magazine

    Labbodies Presents Recharging the Canon
    March 23, The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. This Baltimore-based laboratory for performance art brings new works created for the Walters’ sculpture court and ancient world galleries. These interventions connect ancient art with contemporary questions about race, religion, gender, and identity. Ada Pinkston’s From God’s Name to No Name will lead viewers in a ritualized procession through the galleries, while Hoesy Corona’s Nobodies Gala will act as a quinciañera celebration and highlight the museum’s Mexican earthenware collection.

  • Hoesy Corona opens up his studio for Mera Rubell (Rubell Collection) and Chris Bedford (Baltimore Museum of Art) and BmoreArt

    Hoesy Corona opens up his studio for Mera Rubell (Rubell Collection) and Chris Bedford (Baltimore Museum of Art) and BmoreArt

    "A few months ago I was asked to plan a studio tour for Christopher Bedford, the new director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, and Mera Rubell, an internationally respected collector and founding partner of the Rubell Family Collection, a Miami-based museum. The goal was simple: introduce Chris and Mera to a diverse range Baltimore artists and studio spaces through as authentic a means possible. We selected twenty-two studio visits for two days, February 28 and March 1, traversing from Highlandtown to Federal Hill to Hampden to Station North, squeezing in time for the occasional coffee, snack, and cocktail in between.

    “I found the experience stirring and inspiring and I look forward to continuing a meaningful engagement with the local artist community,” said Bedford after the tour. “Our twenty-two studio visits were a forceful demonstration that artists in Baltimore are responding with intelligence and determination to the specifics of our social context, using their creative acumen to advocate for inclusivity and social justice in a city where those values are more pressing than most.”

    “I was impressed with much of the work that I saw, but also with the strength and support in the art community in Baltimore,” said Rubell. “The artists have such an amazing network here. Baltimore is an inspiring place to be an artist and I was thrilled for the opportunity to visit their studios.” "

    BMOREART WEB

  • Hoesy Corona selected as a SemiFinalist for the Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize

    Hoesy Corona selected as a SemiFinalist for the Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize

    |http://www.artscape.org/visual-arts/visual-arts-detail/1091|ARTSCAPE | SONDHEIM PRIZE 2017|

    The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announces the semifinalists for the 12th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The competition awards a $25,000 fellowship to assist in furthering the career of a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Greater Baltimore region. For 2017, 36 individual artists have been selected as semifinalists.


    2017 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Semifinalists

    Mequitta Ahuja, Baltimore, MD

    Mary Anne Arntzen, Baltimore, MD

    Carolyn Case, Cockeysville, MD

    Cindy Cheng, Baltimore, MD

    Heather Clark, Leesburg, VA

    Shannon Collis, Lutherville, MD

    Hoesy Corona, Baltimore, MD

    Rachel Debuque, Riverdale Park, MD

    Sara Dittrich, Baltimore, MD

    Selina Doroshenko, Baltimore, MD

    Tim Doud, Washington, DC

    Mary Early, Washington, DC

    Colin Foster, Baltimore, MD

    Emily Francisco, Washington, DC

    Bryan Funk, Baltimore, MD

    Tatiana Gulenkina, Washington, DC

    Cadeatra Harvey, Baltimore, MD

    Muriel Hasbun, Silver Spring, MD

    Taha Heydari, Baltimore, MD

    Ricardo Hoegg, Baltimore, MD

    Benjamin Kelley, Baltimore, MD

    Travis Levasseur, Baltimore, MD

    Nathaniel Lewis, Washington, DC

    Giulia Livi, Baltimore, MD

    Kelly Lloyd, Baltimore, MD

    Bruce McKaig, Baltimore, MD

    Scott Pennington, Baltimore, MD

    Paul Rucker, Baltimore, MD

    James Singewald, Baltimore, MD

    Julia Smith, Baltimore, MD

    Dan Steinhilber, Washington, DC

    Kyle Tata, Baltimore, MD

    Katya Vilano, Baltimore, MD

    Jessica Walton, Baltimore, MD

    Xiaofu Wang, Baltimore, MD

    Amy Yee, Baltimore, MD

    The Sondheim Artscape Prize is held in conjunction with the annual Artscape juried exhibition and produced with the Walters Art Museum and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Approximately six finalists are selected for the final review for the prize. Their work is showcased at the Walters Art Museum from Saturday, June 17 through Sunday, August 13, 2017. Additionally, an exhibition of the semifinalists’ work is shown in the Decker and Meyerhoff galleries of MICA on Friday, July 21 through Sunday, August 6, 2017. An opening reception for the semifinalist exhibition takes place Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm at MICA, located at 1303 W. Mount Royal Avenue.

    The fellowship winner is selected from the Walters Art Museum exhibition after review of the installed art and an interview with each finalist by the jurors. Jurors for 2017 include Curator at the SculptureCenter in Long Island City Ruba Katrib, New York-based contemporary artist Clifford Owens, and Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Musuem Nat Trotman.

  • Labbodies selected as featured artists for Light City 2017

    Labbodies selected as featured artists for Light City 2017

    Artist: Labbodies
    Baltimore, MD

    Building on their 2016 Neighborhood Lights project in Station North, Light Happenings Part II is a site-specific multimedia installation and performance by lead artists Ada Pinkston and Hoesy Corona. The interactive installation will be activated with audience participation and live performances by regional and national performance artists. Light Happenings Part II will examine some of the most tragic moments in history and their connection to contemporary acts of violence in the United States. In the face of such earthly horror, the question remains: Where Is Your Lighthouse?

    About the artist: Returning to Light City for the second year, Lab Bodies is a performance art laboratory based in Baltimore, Maryland that provides a format for artists working in the arena of performance art to exhibit their work. Last year they launched the annual performance art review Borders Boundaries and Barricades to highlight the growing regional performance art community. Since January 2014, Labbodies has been under the direction of founding co-directors Ada Pinkston and Hoesy Corona.

    Photo: Dark City by Labbodies, photo by Carly J Bales

    Light City 2017

  • Labbodies | The Walters Art Museum | Recharging the Canon

    Labbodies | The Walters Art Museum | Recharging the Canon

    Labbodies presents Recharging the Canon at The Walters Art Museum

    DATE
    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    TIME
    07:00 PM–08:30 PM

    This one night, two person performance features new work by multimedia artists Hoesy Corona and Ada Pinkston in response to the collections housed in the Walters’ Sculpture Court, Egyptian galleries, and Ancient Near East galleries. Pinkston’s From God’s Name to No Name will lead viewers in a ritualized procession through the galleries, while Corona’s Nododies Gala will act as a quincianera celebration of his longest ongoing performance Hoesy, and highlight the museum’s Mexican earthenware collection.

  • Big Table Connections| Body in Contemporary Art at the BMA | featuring Hoesy Corona

    Big Table Connections| Body in Contemporary Art at the BMA | featuring Hoesy Corona

    Hoesy Corona's performance still from "Scapegoat Monument", 2014 has been 3-d printed and transformed into a traditional fashion plate!

    Next time you visit The Baltimore Museum of Art be sure to stop by the Big Table Connections and try out the Fashion Plate Hack activity!

  • Maryland Art Place | UNDER500 | featuring Hoesy Corona

    Maryland Art Place |  UNDER500 | featuring Hoesy Corona

    Maryland Art Place invites you to join us at our fourth annual "Under $500" affordable art sale this December! On Friday, December 9 at 7 o'clock join us for a first-come, first-served opportunity to purchase affordable and original works of art. The event will feature the work of Baltimore and surrounding area artists at a price point of $500 or less. Purchase work at any point throughout the evening and take home that night!

    FEATURED ARTISTS:

    Michel Anderson, Kyle Bauer, Amy Boone McCreesh, Amanda Burnham, Jon Carhart, Josh Chance, Hoesy Corona, Bonnie Crawford Kotula, Teresa Duggan, Annie Farrar, Maria-Theresa Fernandes, Aubrey Garwood, Vin Grabill, Mia Halton, Sara Havekotte, Gregory Hein, Dana Holgerson, Glen Kessler, Seo Kim, Minas Konsolas, Carmen Martini, Antonio McAfee, Cara Ober, Lydia Pettit, Jan Razauskas, Wil Scott, Ginebra Shay, James Singewald, Victor Torres, Emily Uchytil, Jessie Unterhalter, Katey Truhn, Alice Valenti, Sylvie Van Helden, Emily Waters, Laddie Waters, Richard Paul Weiblinger, and Dominique Zeltzman.

    Maryland Art Place

  • Hoesy Corona appears in Emergency Index 2016

    Hoesy Corona appears in Emergency Index 2016

    emergencyindex.com/

    available for pre-order at their website!

  • Hoesy Corona in City Paper's Power Rankings

    Hoesy Corona in City Paper's Power Rankings

    "Hoesy Corona, an independent artist and one half of performance art curatorial duo LabBodies. The Rubys help these artists and writers see through specific projects with up to $10,000 in funding. We can't wait to see what they do."

    Baltimore City Paper

  • Hoesy Corona Awarded a Ruby's Project Grant 2016 in Visual Arts

    Hoesy Corona Awarded a Ruby's Project Grant 2016 in Visual Arts

    Hoesy Corona is the recipient of a Ruby's Project Grant 2016 in the Visual Arts category to support the development and creation of new wearable sculptures for Alie[N]ation, an immersive multimedia installation and performance that investigates and dismantles hyperbolized alien tropes, xenophobic language, and the archetype of the scapegoat.



    Ruby's Project Grant Visual Arts 2016

  • Hoesy Corona's practice profiled by Visit Pittsburgh

    Hoesy Corona's practice profiled by Visit Pittsburgh

    Hoesy Corona is a multidisciplinary artist and founding co-director of Labbodies, a performance art laboratory in Baltimore Maryland. During his time here, Hoesy immersed himself in the Pittsburgh community, building relationships and creating thought-provoking multidisciplinary art. Hoesy will be returning to Pittsburgh as a part of the Re:NEW Festival this fall.

    When asked what his favorite part about Pittsburgh is, this is what he said: "I loved my time in Pittsburgh this past May as the Cafe Con Leche Latinx Resident Artist at Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery! The city has a strong local arts community and a rich cultural history, as well as an active series of urban renewal redevelopments. Highlights include the Cafe con Leche Sobremesa dinners, The Gallery Crawl, and the Strip District on the weekends! During my stay I also visited tons of art exhibitions across the city including those at The Carnegie Museum of Art, Boom Concepts, Bunker Projects, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Mattress Factory, Artist Image Resource, and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust downtown galleries." To learn more about Hoesy's time in Pittsburgh and how you can see him at the Re:NEW Festival check out this blog post.

    Visit Pittsburgh

  • Hoesy Corona's Nobodies Gala in the Pittsburgh City Paper

    Hoesy Corona's Nobodies Gala in the Pittsburgh City Paper

    "On Oct. 8, on the grounds of East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Baltimore’s Hoesy Corona presents two performances of Nobodies Gala, a short work inviting viewers to join in “nobodying,” the act of “making somebody, nobody.”"

    PGH City Paper

  • Upcoming: Hoesy Corona Solo Show in Milwaukee!

    Upcoming: Hoesy Corona Solo Show in Milwaukee!

    Two solo shows featuring artists: Hoesy Corona and Niki Kriese

    Just Space
    Sept 28th-Novermber 7th 2016

    www.piuspac.org/gallery/just-space/ Just Space|

  • Hoesy sits down with Cafe con Leche for an interview!

    Hoesy sits down with Cafe con Leche for an interview!

    "Describe the art work you created while in Pittsburgh.
    Throughout the course of my month long creative residency I fully immersed myself in the inquiry: what does it mean to be a Latinx in a place where there are few Latinxs? and produced work that emerged from my observations. My choice of media ranged from cut vinyl on clear film, acrylic on plastic, as well as performance and video.

    The first week, I produced decal compositions of men and women mowing lawns, building houses and cleaning.

    The second week I produced a series of graphic vinyl compositions that portrayed ‘aliens’. The last two weeks I fully developed my new series titled "White Constructions" where I explore notions around the calculated construction of race as it pertains to US-centric power structures. This series explores the deliberate construction of race in North America and the strategic placement of white identities as superior to the rest. In White Constructions I limit my materials to the word 'white' cut from black vinyl on a clear surface. My hope is that these constructions make a complex topic visible and encourage a timely conversation around the social construction of race and the social ramifications for people of color.

    During my last 3 days in Pittsburgh I also performed “Nobody in Pittsburgh” throughout the Garfield neighborhood and documented some of my outings to later translate those documents into short videos. This performance is part of my ongoing series “The Nobodies” (2009-present) where I explore what it means to be a disenfranchised member of society in North America by embodying the abstract concept of ‘nobody’. In these performances I invite audience members to play a part in the act of nobodying, an operation that consists of making somebody, nobody. “Nothing” all of a sudden becomes individualized, becomes body and eyes becomes no one."

    www.cafeconlechepgh.com/azucar/2016/8/1? Cafe Con Leche|

  • Hoesy Corona to perform at Transformer, DC

    Hoesy Corona to perform at Transformer, DC

    Defy/Define

    September 17 – October 22, 2016

    Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17, 6-8pm
    Saturday, October 15 , 7-8:45pm: Transformer, a performance by Hoesy Corona

    Transformer launches our 15th Exhibition Season with Defy/Define, presenting the work of a select group of emerging visual artists exploring issues of identity through photography, video, and performance art.

    Featuring works by Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Eli Barak, Jason Barnes for Noir Creative, Jo Ann Block, Nakeya Brown, Hoesy Corona , Alexandra "Rex" Delafkaran, Kunj, and Renee Regan, Defy/Define seeks to address intersectionality within struggles to have racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual, and gender identities understood & accepted.

    "Transformer is proud to be launching our 15th Exhibition Season with work by artists who defy stereotypes and examine how we define ourselves in a time of tumultuous social and political change." - Victoria Reis, Executive & Artistic Director; Co-Founder, Transformer

    Transformer DC

  • Hoesy reflects on The Artist Retreat 2016!

    Hoesy reflects on The Artist Retreat 2016!

    BMORE ART

    "Artist Hoesy Corona took it a step further, coining a new catch phrase for artists in Baltimore. “There is no such thing as “smalltimore” we are BaltiMORE!” He also was pleased to be introduced to so many powerful and diverse Baltimore based artists that he didn’t know before"
    -Hoesy Corona

    "“The Contemporary Museum is taking creative risks where they matter,” said Hoesy Corona. “They are investing in the longevity of local artists careers and by default benefiting the national and international creative landscape.”
    -Hoesy Corona

  • Labbodies + Creative Mornings Baltimore = Success!

    Labbodies + Creative Mornings Baltimore = Success!

    THANK YOU!!! CREATIVE MORNING BALTIMORE for hosting the Labbodies Doctors!

  • Labbodies + Creative Mornings = WEIRD | BMORE ART PICK!

    Labbodies + Creative Mornings = WEIRD | BMORE ART PICK!

    BMORE ART

    Creative Mornings Baltimore hosts Labbodies!!!
    JOIN US FRIDAY 8/19 from 8:30-10am at Penthouse Gallery (Copycat Building)

  • Labbodies highlighted on City Paper

    Labbodies highlighted on City Paper

    Looking forward to Creative Mornings Baltimore this Friday August 19th 2016 from 8:30am-10am at Penthouse Gallery! FREE! with complimentary breakfast and coffee!


    "in the city home to John Waters and other, lesser-known practicioners of the unusual, it's hard to know what the word "weird" really means, if anything at all. But if anyone can approach some kind of definition, it might be Labbodies, a performance art curatorial project based in Baltimore."
    -Maura Callahan

  • Labbodies Performance Art Review 2016 | part 2 in BmoreArt

    Labbodies Performance Art Review 2016 | part 2 in BmoreArt

    Labbodies Performance Art Review 2016 (part 2) reviewed by BMORE ART

    "I witnessed surreal repetition, freaky sexy hurt, and transformative meditations on migration and loss. I watched the consumption of indigestible whiteness. I pinned wings to the body of a bloody swan. Every night required audience participation; an interactive engagement and conscious observation with performances that contextualized the rally cries of our generation, and the stories that stretch beyond the borders of the charm. What follows are quick thoughts and rambles. Fleeting points of inspiration or images that stuck with me from the performances I was able to witness."

    BMORE ART

  • Creative Mornings Baltimore: WEIRD | Labbodies (Hoesy Corona & Ada Pinkston)

    Creative Mornings Baltimore: WEIRD | Labbodies (Hoesy Corona & Ada Pinkston)

    Excited to be a guest at Creative Mornings Baltimore! August 19th 2016 8:30Am at Penthouse Gallery!

    CREATIVE MORNINGS

  • Labbodies Performance Art Review 2016 | reviewed in BmoreArt

    Labbodies Performance Art Review 2016 | reviewed in BmoreArt



    BMORE ART

    History, Family, Weapons: Sin and Innocence
    BONNIE CRAWFORD KOTULA
    AUGUST 10, 2016

    "Part 1: July 28

    Retrospective: A Performance Art Review presented by Labbodies at Spacecamp was the second annual event of its kind. Over four evenings, twenty artists enacted performances that had previously been presented in and around Baltimore. Seven additional artists’ work was represented through installations of ephemera and documentation of previous performances.

    On the second night of Labbodies’ Performance Art Review, curators Ada Pinkston and Hoesy Corona presented five unique performances by five different performers that dealt with histories, personal family narratives, civil war era weaponry, and concepts of sin and innocence.

    I found it noteworthy that the curators’ selection of performances that evening were by women artists who were predominantly of European descent, where all of the pieces took place in proximity to installations of performance ephemera, much of which was racially charged.
    The objects and videos that comprised the installations provided a context for the performances in which the usually invisible whiteness of the performers was foregrounded through its contrast to the physical environment, hinting at other performances happening on the other three nights...."

  • Nobodies Gala by Hoesy Corona at the Re:New Festival in Pittsburgh this fall!

    Nobodies Gala by Hoesy Corona at the Re:New Festival in Pittsburgh this fall!

    Excited to return to Pittsburgh in the fall for Re:New Festival-- where I will debut a new performance featuring 8 performers!!!


    "Nobodies Gala is a two-part performance by multidisciplinary artist Hoesy Corona and an exploration into what it means to be a disenfranchised member of society in North America. Corona makes colorful sculptural garments fitted to the human body that enable otherworldly experiences for the viewer. In Nobodies Gala the artist invites viewers to play a part in the act of ‘Nobodying’, an operation that consists of making somebody, nobody.

    This performance is being presented in conjunction with the VIA Festival.

    There will be two performances: a 20-minute performance in early afternoon, and a 40-minute performance in the evening. These performances will be outdoors, near the East Liberty Presbyterian Church.

    RE:NEW FESTIVAL

  • Hoesy Corona featured on Pittsburgh's NPR station

    Hoesy Corona featured on Pittsburgh's NPR station

    Check this radio segment out! I speak about my experience as an artist in residence with Cafe Con Leche and Most Wanted Fine Art in Pittsburgh this past May!

    WESA FM NPR

    "For more than two years, Café Con Leche has promoted Latino artists and culture in Pittsburgh.

    It also hosts an artist-in-residency program.

    “Art is a language and I think that it doesn’t necessarily function in the same way that our spoken language does,” said multimedia artist Hoesy Corona. “Which means that it can really enter us in a different way.”

    Corona exhibited his work in Pittsburgh as the resident artist in May. He’s based in Baltimore, Md. and for his artist residency focused on the question of what it means to be a Latino in a place where there are few Latinos.

    “I hope that exposing people, especially in Pittsburgh, to different kinds of cultures and food and art, that we as a region can really start to reflect the changes in the demographic of the country,” said Cafe Con Leche Founder Tara Sherry-Torres.

    Boris Balsindes Urquiola is the artist-in-residence for August. His work will be exhibited at events at Most Wanted Fine Art in Garfield throughout the month.

  • LABBODIES reviewed by Art F City!

    LABBODIES reviewed by Art F City!

    Labbodies presents
    White Guilt Confessional
    a solo exhibition by April Danielle Lewis
    at the Artist Run Art Fair 2016
    during Baltimore's Artscape

    ART F CITY:

    "Paddy: So, the elephant in the room: “The White Guilt Confessional Booth” by April Danielle Lewis. Art fairs are usually filled with white people, which provides at least sizable pool of potential participants. According to the curator, Hoesy Corona, who is stationed outside the frame of this picture and well away from the booth, people approach the confessional in the same way. They look to see if someone is actually behind the booth, see that there is, and do one of three things: walk away, talk to him, or use the booth.

    I spoke to Corona and read some of the literature about how “unhealthy white guilt promotes a privileged refusal to engage in conversations and actions about race for fear of feeling bad”. I didn’t use the booth. It wasn’t about fear of feeling or that I don’t have any white guilt to share. Given that I’d already decided that not writing about the piece would be its own kind of racism, I really wanted to have an actual experience to share. But ultimately, the booth was nowhere near private enough for me to feel comfortable doing so. We’ve all said and done things related to our privilege that have made us ashamed. Those kinds of memories don’t get shared in an open room for everyone to hear.

    Michael: But increasingly, it seems like white guilt has become the very publicly-traded currency of art discourse in Baltimore. Which makes the confessional an interesting object, because it both acknowledges that what we refer to as “identity” is about performing a somewhat scripted ritual and draws a parallel to “original sin”. Religions exact their power from the message that there’s something inherently wrong with humanity, and that often aligns with how people conceptualize race—from a “Chosen People” to “The Mark of Cain”. We haven’t yet been prescribed any one secular panacea for the myriad sins-of-the-father we inherit these days, but it’s sadly not likely to be as simple as saying a dozen Hail Marys and eating magic bread—or even lopping off one’s foreskin. I guess that’s why I also didn’t use it."

    ART F CITY

  • SCHOOL 33 | PERFORMANCE ART PANEL

    SCHOOL 33 | PERFORMANCE ART PANEL

    Excited to participate in this panel discussion around performance art at School 33 in conjunction with the current show: Shape Shifters, curated by Melissa Webb.
    the event is free and open to the public! hope you can join us!


    " The June 11 event will feature performances by Civin and Bobby English Jr two of the artist in the show , and a panel discussion featuring Laure Drogoul, Alessandra Torres, Leslie Rogers, and Hoesy Corona and Ada Pinkston of Labbodies performance art laboratory, as well as the artists and curator of Shape Shifters."

  • Hoesy Corona appears in Hyrsteria magazine

    Hoesy Corona appears in Hyrsteria magazine

    Excited to have one of my paintings appear in the first issue of Hyrsteria Zine!
    My painting "The Uninvited Guest" is a response to Henry Miller's poem "The Uninvited Guests".

    HYRSTERIA is a zine that highlights the social differences that challenge us in our day-to-day lives— gender, race, class, sexuality, ability, age, and culture. It is a testimony of truth, fiction, and everything in-between while addressing struggle and oppression in it’s various forms. These stories, investigations, and artworks are written and illustrated by folks who are, for the most part, based in Baltimore. We hope this very first issue inspires you and connects you to the narratives and experiences of others.

    www.hyrsteria.com/

  • Creative Capital : On Our Radar 2016 : Hoesy Corona

    Creative Capital : On Our Radar 2016 : Hoesy Corona

    Honored to have one of my projects selected for Creative Capital's On Our Radar 2016. I am in good company with Baltimore's FORCE:Upsetting Rape Culture and Laure Drogoul!


    Creative Capital On Our Radar 2016

  • "Mother Scapegoat" on Paddle8 | WPA DC

    "Mother Scapegoat" on Paddle8 | WPA DC

    Acquire this beautiful headdress from my original performance "Mother Death Life Mama" performed at The Baltimore Museum of Art in 2012.

    "Mother Scapegoat" on Paddle8
    as part of the Washington Project for the Arts Auction Gala 2016. Bidding closes on Saturday April 9th at 10:10PM.

    SOLD

  • The Dark Lab | April 1-2 2016

    The Dark Lab | April 1-2 2016

    The Dark Lab, curated by Station North’s artists-in-residence Ada Pinkston and Hoesy Corona, is a series of public programs that will take place in Station North throughout February, March and April 2016 in conjunction with Light City's Neighborhood Lights. During their residency, Pinkston and Corona will build off of Labbodies, a performance art laboratory based in Station North and directed by the artists, in order to host the Light Research Kiosk, a series of research pop-up performances which collect conversational interviews with individuals based around the question, “What gives you Light?” The research collected will be interpreted by the artists into Dark City, a temporary installation on Penn Station Plaza. In addition to their Light Research Kiosk and occupation of Penn Station Plaza, Pinkston and Corona will continue their Solo Labs, a series of curated exhibitions around ephemeral and new media works, with a solo show by award winning duo Wickerham & Lomax at Terrault Contemporary.

    Dark Lab Schedule
    February - March, 2016: ​Light Research Kiosk pop-up performances throughout the Station North Arts & Entertainment District

    Firday, April 1st, 2016: The opening of Dark City @ Penn Station Plaza, on view from 5:00-10:00PM with performances from 7:00-10:00PM.

    Saturday, April 2nd, 2016: The opening of Uncool by Wickerham & Lomax @ Terrault Contemporary, 7:00-10:00PM

    Friday, April 8th, 2016: Uncool by Wickerham & Lomax reception @ Terrault Contemporary & Dark City closing @ Penn Station Plaza, 7:00 - 10:00PM in conjunction with Alloverstreet!

    www.stationnorth.org/projects/darklab

  • Washington Project for the Arts Auction Gala 2016

    Washington Project for the Arts Auction Gala 2016

    I am honored that curator Kimberly Gladfelter Graham selected me as one of the artists for this yea's WPA Auction Gala in Washington DC!

    Details:
    GALA
    Saturday, April 9, 2016, 7-11pm

    OPENING RECEPTION
    Thursday, March 31, 2016

    WPA AUCTION WEEK
    Friday, April 1 - Friday, April 8, 2016

    Curator:
    Kimberly Gladfelter Ghraham

    Artists:
    Damon Arhos
    Hoesy Corona
    Regina DeLuise
    David East
    Annie Farrar
    Suzy Kopf
    Nate Larson & Marni Shindleman
    Mike McKee
    Gerald Ross
    J. Alex Schechter
    Joyce J. Scott
    Leslie Shellow
    Sylvie van Helden

    WPA.com

  • Baltimore Sun | Light City | Labbodies 2016

    Baltimore Sun | Light City | Labbodies 2016

    Check out The Baltimore Sun for details on Light City's Labbodies | The Dark Lab in Station North!! April 1st and April 2nd 2016!

    www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/ligh?

  • Cafe con Leche Latino Artist Residency May 2016

    Cafe con Leche Latino Artist Residency May 2016

    I am excited to have been selected by Cafe con Leche and Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery as an Artist in Residence! I will be spending the month of May in Pittsburgh investigating what it means to be a latino (artist ) in a place where there are few latinos.

    www.NextPittsburgh.com

    #hoesycorona#artistresidency#cafeconleche#mostwantedfineartgallery#pittsburgh#air#latinoartist

  • Queer Threads | an Intersectional Dialogue | Decker Gallery 2016

    Queer Threads | an Intersectional Dialogue | Decker Gallery 2016

    Looking forward to this conversation!!

  • Baltimore Magazine | Artists to Watch Feb 2016

    Baltimore Magazine | Artists to Watch Feb 2016

    Thank You Baltimore Magazine for the Artist to Watch Shout Out in the To The Future issue Feb 2016.

    www.baltimoremagazine.net/2016/2/22/to-?

  • Light City | Labbodies | The Dark Lab | Station North 2016

    Light City | Labbodies | The Dark Lab | Station North 2016

    STATION NORTH: THE DARK LAB
    Artist: LabBodies, comprised of artists Ada Pinkston and Hoesy Corona

    Openings:

    “Dark City” by LabBodies
    Penn Station Plaza
    Friday, April 1st
    Installation on view 5-10pm
    Performance 7pm – 10pm

    “Uncool” by Wickerham & Lomax
    Terrault Contemporary
    1515 Guilford Ave
    Saturday, April 2nd
    Reception 7-10PM

    LabBodies presents “The Dark Lab,” a bilateral contemporary art exhibition showcasing the work of artist duos: Ada Pinkston & Hoesy Corona (“Dark City,” a public installation at Penn Station Plaza) and Wickerham & Lomax (“Uncool” at Terrault Contemporary). The duos’ work seeks to find out what gives Station North residents, commuters and ambulatory passersby light. Their inquiry comes two hundred years since the Baltimore streets were the first in the country to be illuminated by the gas lamppost and just one year since the national media spotlight left the very same streets effervescent following the tragic death of Freddie Gray.

    lightcity.org/art-and-performance/neigh?

  • Baltimore Museum of Art | Big Table Connections 2015

    Baltimore Museum of Art | Big Table Connections 2015

    I am very much looking forward to engaging with audiences around the great work new BMA acquisition "The Artist who swallowed the world whole while it was still a disk" by artist Erwin Wurm!

    artbma.org/events/2015-05-12.big.table

  • City Paper | Best of 2015 | Best Mad Scientists

    City Paper | Best of 2015 | Best Mad Scientists

    YESS!! Named Best Mad Scientists by City Paper!!!

    Local multidisciplinary artists Ada Pinkston and Hoesy Corona—Dr. A. Pinkston and Dr. H. Corona, as they call themselves—formed the performance-art curatorial project LabBodies just last year and already have several solo and group shows behind them, not to mention a two-week-long multivenue performance-art festival. Usually wearing white lab coats, the two doctors let their self-proclaimed “social experiment” unfold in galleries and public pop-up spaces, bringing diverse performers to storefronts, Artscape, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. At their events we experienced immersive and interactive installations, stimulating visual dialogues on race and gender, and actual buckets of blood.

    www.citypaper.com/bob/2015/bcpnews-best?

  • Greenbelt Center Gallery 2015

    Greenbelt Center Gallery 2015

    If you are close to Greenbelt check out my exhibition at The Greenbelt Center Gallery!

    greenbeltlaborday.com/events-and-activi?

  • Baltimore Style | Mad Scientists 2015

    Baltimore Style | Mad Scientists 2015

    Thank you Baltimore Style for the Shoutout!!

    MAD SCIENTISTS
    Would you pay $3 to feed a Chipwich to a clown? That was the question posed by a performance art troupe to  Skinnygirl Bethenny Frankel at the Select art show in Miami. (She said yes, by the way.) I don’t usually take my cultural cues from the “Real Housewives,” but the recent episode reminded me that I haven’t taken many risks lately when it comes to attending performances that are experimental, ephemeral or completely unpredictable.

    If you’re also looking to experiment, check in with “the doctors”—a.k.a. Ada Pinkston and Hoesy Corona (who go by Dr. A. Pinkston and Dr. H. Corona), who cofounded LabBodies in 2014. Each month, the social artists host “Lab Nights” where you can watch curated pieces followed by open-mic-style works-in-progress by local and visiting artists around town. Also keep your eyes peeled for LabBodies pop-upsin public spaces. They may even show up at your house! Well, on demand. Corona and Pinkston hope to launch a “Performance Art Pay-Per-View” service next year. labbodies.com

    baltimorestyle.com/13169/culture-club/

  • What Weekly | School 33 | Featured Artist 2015

    What Weekly | School 33 | Featured Artist 2015

    "I spent the first six years of my life in a paradise of thick greens and fruiting trees before emigrating to the United States. Having left my home country at a formative age I am what has been coined a Third Culture Kid, a displaced young person who developed the faculty to embody and move through multiple cultures at once. First is my Mexican culture, colorful even when doleful, second is my American culture, strategic and confident, and third is the amalgamation of the two: Hoesy."


    www.whatweekly.com/2015/10/30/school-33?

  • Force: The Monument Quilt announces AIR 2015

    Force: The Monument Quilt announces AIR 2015

    Hoesy Corona and Ada Pinkston awarded the Pelham Printmaking Artist Residency in Lithography!!

    themonumentquilt.org/ada-pinkston-and-h?

  • What Weekly | Interview 2015

    What Weekly | Interview 2015

    Check out this What Weekly interview following our Performance Art Festival | Borders Boundaries and Barricades 2015.

    www.whatweekly.com/2015/07/09/borders-b?

  • Bmore Art | Interview 2015

    Bmore Art | Interview 2015

    Check out a recent interview for Bmore Art!

    bmoreart.com/2015/06/they-sing-the-body?

  • The Walters Art Museum | Slow Art Day 2015

    The Walters Art Museum | Slow Art Day 2015

    Glad to contribute a selection for this years Slow Art Day at The Walter's Art Museum

    articles.thewalters.org/slowartday-artw?

  • Huffington Post | FAWC Kalup Linzy 2015

    Huffington Post | FAWC Kalup Linzy 2015

    Had a blast spending a whole week with the amazing Kalup Linzy at The Fine Art Works Center in Provincetown!!!

    www.huffingtonpost.com/kalup-linzy/one-?

  • City Paper | Labbodies Interview 2015

    City Paper | Labbodies Interview 2015

    Check out this interview with Ada Pinkston and I in Baltimore's City Paper!

    www.citypaper.com/arts/stage/bcpnews-bu?

  • Baltimore Museum of Art | Party of the Century 2014!

    Baltimore Museum of Art | Party of the Century 2014!

    Check out the pictures from The Baltimore Museum of Art's 100th Anniversary Gala!!

    blog.artbma.org/party-of-the-century/

  • Marc Steiner Radio Show Interview 2014

    Marc Steiner Radio Show Interview 2014

    Check out this radio interview with Marc Steiner and come see us at The Transmodern Festival 2014 at Subbasement Gallery

    www.steinershow.org/podcasts/community-?

  • City Paper | Art Review 2014

    City Paper | Art Review 2014

    Check out this great review of the group show "We're all strangers here" by Michael Farley!

    "Corona’s dreamscape is populated by a herd of waist-height furniture/animal hybrids. They’re beautifully crafted from found objects and bones, tied together by wrapped string. This construction method gives the impression that the creatures are bound in place—captives immobilized for unknown intentions. The concepts of passage, boundaries, and captivity are inseparably tied to geopolitics and international borders. Part of what makes this piece so successful is its ability to address sociopolitical issues without sacrificing beauty or mystery. Corona weaves a parable about immigration but allows the audience to fabricate its own narrative, opting for an emotional/aesthetic appeal rather than a heavy-handed didactic tone. Walking on the soft plastic wrappers is pleasurable, but also intimidating—creating the awkward/seductive feeling that comes from touching art in a gallery context that Felix González-Torres mastered. A floodgate of associations with produce, flowers, and the trade relationship between the United States and Latin America is opened when you realize what the objects are. It’s refreshing to see artwork that’s politically relevant without forcing its relevance down your throat. Much of the work at EMP struck the same balance. "

    www.citypaper.com/arts/bcp-magic-8-ball?

  • Maryland Art Place | 30 Under 30 | 2013

    Maryland Art Place | 30 Under 30  | 2013

    Excited to participate in Maryland Art Place 30 Under 30 Talk Series 2013!

    www.mdartplace.org/programs/2013

  • Washington Post | Review Mixtopias 2013

    Washington Post | Review Mixtopias 2013

    'Mixtopias' at Visarts Reviewed in The Washington Post by Mark Jenkins.
    Group show curated by Fletcher Mackey 2013

    www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/?

  • Washington Post | Style Cover | (e)merge 2011

    Washington Post |  Style Cover | (e)merge 2011

    Yes! on the cover of Washington Post Style!!

  • Washington Post | Emerge 2011

    Washington Post | Emerge 2011
  • Radar Redux Interview 2011

    Radar Redux Interview 2011

    Check out this interview with Alexander D'Agostino and I for Radar Redux!

    www.radarredux.com/2011/04/hoesy-corona?