Thursday, November 3rd : 7-10pm
421 North Howard Street : 21201
Current Space is proud to present Esta Tierra Es Tu Tierra, an exhibition by Erick Antonio Benitez featuring a multimedia installation documentary work focusing on the US-Mexican border and the lives it affects. The exhibition also features research data and found objects gathered from the border itself, spanning its entirety; from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific. This project was awarded the 2016 Ruby Artist Project Grant, sponsored by the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, which allowed funding for its in depth investigation and creation.
Erick Antonio Benitez- is Salvadorian-American visual artist, sound alchemist, and curator based in DC/Baltimore. Benitez’ inter-disciplinary work is rooted in his commitment to matters of cultural identity, nature, social justice, and activism/education through art. Benitez co-founded La Bodega collective, a cooperative of cross-disciplinary, multi-functional studios and galleries. He is part of Woven Autonomo, a sonically-focused entity who collaboratively curate and perform sound art and music. Benitez is also a collaborator with the Greenmount Greenway Project, which aims to rehabilitate vacant lots in the Greenmount West Neighborhood into safe, active, and inspiring parks for all ages.