Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez
Recent, Current + Upcoming
Exhibitions / Performances / Residencies / Curatorial

December 31st, 2017
PRACTICE: An Assertion of Sympathetic Magic
Distillery Gallery
Boston, MA

October 25, 2017
Panelist: Art, Lift and Money
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston, MA

October 19, 2017
Presenter: Screening & Talk
Keene State College
Keene, NH

October 03, 2017
Visiting Artist: Post-Secular: Religion, Ritual, and Performance
285 Kroeber Hall 1:10pm
UC Berkely
Oakland, CA

August 10, 2017 6-8PM
Susan S.Bank: Magical Ambiguities
Book Presentation &
Panel with Liz Munsell and Iartiza Menjivar
Leica Gallery Boston, MA

July 10-13, 2017
STAND UP: All Women* Group Exhibition
Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA

March 28, 2017
Photo Visting Artist Lecture Series: Alumni Panel 2-4PM
Massachusetts College of Art & Design
Boston, MA

January 18 - April 1, 2017
Closing Reception: March 25, 2017, 2-7PM
Performances & Artist Talk
Fort Point Arts Community Exhibition
Gallery at Atlantic Wharf
Boston, MA

March 18, 2017
Cambridge, MA

February 21 - August 2017
Ida y Vuelta: Experiencias sobre el arte puertorriqueño contemporáneo
Curated by Dr. Laura Bravo
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte
Universidad de Puerto Rico,
Recinto de Río Piedras
San Juan, Puerto Rico

January 18 - April 1, 2017
Opening Reception: January 26, 2017
Closing Reception, Artist Talk, and Performance:
March 25, 2017 2-7PM

January 2017
Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez
Curator & Gallery Manager
Leica Gallery Boston
Boston, MA

January 18 - April 1, 2017
Guest curating this Call to Artists!
Submissions due December 11, 2016
Fort Point Arts Community Exhibition
Gallery at Atlantic Wharf
Boston, MA

October 2016
Featured in LEAVING, DEMONS PRESS 2016's collection of writing and pictures curated by Xander Marro

¡CAPICU! Let Them Eat Cake
Big Red & Shiny review by Amy Beecher
#seacabaronlaspromesas #noalajunta

September 07 - October 01, 2016
Shey Rivera Ríos + Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez
Boston, MA

August 5 + 6, 2016
Shey Rivera Ríos + Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez
RISD Exposé Gallery Providence

July 2016 - June 2017
In Situ : visiones del paisaje
en las Grandes Antillas
Curated by Mariel Quiñones Vélez
Museo de Arte Dr. Pío López Martínez
Universidad de Puerto Rico en Cayey

March 17, 2016
RISD MUSUEM Critique and Conversation
6:30-8 pm | Museum Galleries
Providence, RI

January 29 - March 26, 2016
PIGEON HOLE GALLERY Opening Exhibition
Reception: January 29, 2016 / 6-10pm
Providence, RI

January 23, 2016
LUNA LOBA [She-Wolf Moon]
AS220 8PM
Providence RI

January 2016
Expansion Arts Program Coordinator
Providence RI

Featured in Volume 4 of Emergency INDEX documenting 196 performances made in 2014.

Featured in Contemporary Other, a limited biannually printed publication based in the UK.

October 21- November 2015
Guido Yannitto + Coletivo PapaImagen
Galería Yemayá, San Juan, Puerto Rico

September 19, 2015
Jamaica Plain Open Studios
Hyde Square Task Force

July 2-12, 2015
ESPRIT DE CORPS KILLED THE BODY! A History of a Boston Art Collective
Opening + Reception: July 2, 7-10PM
Film Video Show + Goat of Arms: July 8, 7-10PM
Performance + Closing reception: July 10, 7-10PM
Bedroom Theatre + Artist Talk + tba: July 11, 7-10PM
Gallery hours: by appointment + tba
Mobius Cambridge MA

June 12, 2015
The Silent Body
Preach R. Sun + Ian Deleón
7PM Mobius Cambridge MA

June 8-12
curated by Robert Moeller
Montserrat College of Art Gallery

May 19-22, 2015
La Minotauro | Parte Uno
Shey Rivera Ríos
Mobius Cambridge MA

May 2, 2015
Armaremos el Futuro
co-curated w/ Dey Hernández Vázquez
Santurce, Puerto Rico

April 17, 2015
¡Té Lo Perdiste! performance program for
Yeah, You Missed It... curated by Robert Moeller
Mills Gallery Boston Center for the Arts

Feeling Out There with Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez
New Art Love article by Drew Zeiba

March 2015
Mystery Location, March 20, 8pm-12AM
AS220, March 21, 1-5PM
Providence, RI

October 19, 2014
Panelist at The State of the Visual Arts in Boston: New Beginnings
co-presented by The City of Boston and The Boston Art Dealers Association
at The Boston Public Library, Copley Sq Boston, MA

October 16, 2014
Performing at Performance is an Art part of
COLLECTORS III: Discerning Eyes presented by Liz Munsell Curated by Robert P. Stack and Vanphouthon Souvannasane of Yellow Peril Gallery, New Bedford Art Museum/Artworks!

October 8 + 22, 2014
Visiting Artist at Montserrat College of Art

October 10, 2014
Panelist for New Generations Leading Forward: Living the Future Now at the NALAC Regional Workshop Providence 2014

October 2-5, 2014
(e)merge Art Fair 2014 / ARC Magazine
Washington DC

September 21, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Latino Artists of Southern New England
Fitchburg Art Museum

September 16-30, 2014
Visión Doble showing at the Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival 2014 part of the New Media program, in collaboration with ARC Magazine

September 2014
Artist Residency at
Caguas, Puerto Rico

June 28, 2014
LUMEN Fifth Annual Video and Performance Art Festival | Performance w/ Ian Deleón

May 23, 2014
DEL B/W al COLOR / CHOICE WAREHOUSE #5 at MUTUO CENTRO DE ARTE Barcelona, Performance w/ Ian Deleón

May 16 + 18, 2014
Month of Performance Art–Berlin
PERFORMEANDO curated by Hector Canonge, Performance w/ Ian Deleón

May 09, 2014
cutlog New York 2014 Yellow Peril Gallery
The Divisions of Labor
Performance w/ Quintín Rivera Toro

Heroes Welcome or el Museo de los Perdidos
Raul Gonzalez + Elaine Bay
On View: May 08 – June 13, 2014
Opening Reception: May 08, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: June 06, 6-8pm

May 1, 2014 8pm - 12am
MAY DAY-TODO BAJO CONTROL is an evening of multi-media and performance art.
Commemorate International Workers' Day through the exploration of art as a "labour of love" ("por amor al arte") and the reframing of cultural production as a site of labour, struggle, wages and organization.
Benjamin Lundberg
Bryan Rodriguez
Zo. E. Ling
Cori Spencer
Ethan Kiermaier
Ian Deleón
ISLANDS ( Shey Rivera + Jason Curzake)
Joiri Minaya
Katherine Toukhy
Laura Blüer
Leonardo March
Maryann Colella
Resist the Raids (via Monica Majewsky)
Nabeela Vega
Nash Glynn
Raul Gonzalez
Panoply Lab ( EstheR Neff+ Brian McCorkle)
Papel Machete
Sussy Santana
Vela Phelan

March 30, 2014 9pm
Panoply Performance Lab + Future Death Toll + ISLANDS + Ian Deleón and Anabel Vázquez at Machine With Magnets, Pawtucket, RI
MUJERES: Iron Maidens
co.curated with Ximena Alejandra Izquierdo Ugaz
On View: March 21 – April 20, 2014
Opening Reception: March 28, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: April 11, 6-8pm

March 13 - April 20,2014
Solo Exhibition at Yellow Peril Gallery!!
RETROPICAL: Superstitions of the Other
Opening Reception: March 20, 6-9pm
Closing Reception: April 19, 6-9pm
Providence, RI

February 16, 2014 6pm
La boda de la luna de nieve
performance with Ian Deleón
AS220, Providence, RI
Curatorial Projects at LA GALERÍA
Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
a program of Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción

January – June 2014
Armaremos el Futuro
The Puerto Rico based radical collective, PAPEL MACHETE, composed of workers, artists and students will present its first-ever multi-media exhibit of its theater of resistance. Their performances and street actions employ puppets, masks, objects and music to denounce exploitation, while supporting the struggles of the working class.
On View: January 31 – March 07, 2014
Opening Reception: January 31, 6-8pm
Performance: January 31, 9-11pm
December 22, 2013
La cena de la luna fria
Performance with Ian Deleón + Ivanna Bergese
AS220, Providence, RI

November 1, 2013 8-12am
Reflect upon these last days of October and first days of November as a time when many cultures around the world honor and remember the dead in their lives. A selection of multidisciplinary artists, whose work will set the tone for an evening of contemplation and celebration! Artists: Ian Deleón, Dey Hernández, Ethan Kiermaier, Anabel Vázquez, Pampi Das, Maryann Colella, David Lamoso and Ivanna Bergese.

November 23, 8-12am
An evening of multi-media and performance art featuring recent works by international and regional artists, including:
Amapola Prada
Benjamin Lundberg
Bryan Rodriguez
Dey Hernández (Papel Machete)
Ethan Kiermaier
Ian Deleón
ISLANDS (Shey Riv + Jason Cursake)
J Eduardo Restrepo
Laura Blüer + Miles Pflanx
"Los atravesados" (Jeff Reinhardt + David Lamoso + Dey Hernández)
The Myoho Sisters (Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow + Maria Fernanda Hubeaut)
TOOMS (Philip Fryer + Ryan Stanis) + Sophia Sobers
Visual Aids (IC Pcp)
Zayde Buti
Curatorial and production team, Ian Deleón, Ximena Alejandra Izquierdo Ugaz, Alexis Avedisian, Ethan Kiermaier and Dey Hernández, David Lamoso + Ivanna Bergese.
4-7$ sliding scale donation which will benefit the upcoming January 31, 2014 Papel Machete Exhibit and performance.
No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Ethan Kiermaier presents two new immersive installations in sound and light exploring the alchemy of base physiology and found biography.
On View: November 13-17, 2013
Opening Reception: November 14, 6-9pm

PAREDES EN FUEGO | Cacique Youth Art Show 2013
PAREDES EN FUEGO is an annual exhibition showcasing the powerful art of the IBA Cacique Youth Learning Center. This multimedia, ever-evolving work is at the intersection of art and social justice. Using their words, bodies, and minds, these young artists enter, unpack and ultimately respond to the very real issues that they and their communities face.
On View: December 10, 2013 – January 15, 2014
Opening Reception: Tuesday December 10, 2013 5-8pm

October 12, 2013 10pm
Visuals for Goat of Arms @ LilyPad Inman
August 2-4, 2013 | Recipient of full scholarship to The Association of American Cultures' Open Dialogue 13 conference in Providence, RI | courtesy of The Boston Foundation.
i am satos™ Journal
Artist Profile: Anabel Vázquez
by Mariana Ortiz-Reyes

Carry-On: Puerto Rico Inspected @ Georgia College [A Review]

(only) 9 women artists
By The Editors Big Red & Shiny

Upcoming Curatorial!

Cuba + Puerto Rico | Invitación a Volar: Ian Deleon
May 1 - June 29, 2013
Opening Reception: May 17, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: June 21, 6-8pm
Carry-On: Puerto Rico Inspected Artist/Curatorial Residency
at GC MUSEUM at Georgia College, January - May 2013

CONCRETE ILLUSIONS: Public and Private Spaces in Puerto Rico | NYC
Clemente Soto Velez Culatural & Educationale Center March 01 -23, 2013

MUJERES: Alchemical Connexion
March 15 - April 20, 2013
Artists: Beverly Sky, Debra Olin, Elena Calderon Patiño, Lucía Gómez Delgado + Silvia Lopez Chavez.
Opening Reception: March 15, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: April 12, 6-8pm

Cuba + Puerto Rico | Invitación a Volar: Ian Deleon
May 1 - June 29, 2013
Opening Reception: May 17, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: June 21, 6-8pm

LA GALERÍA at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts a program of Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción

Visión Doble and Puerto Rico Noir on view at Resnikoff Gallery
at the Roxbury Community College part of THREE ARTISTS, curated by Mirta Tocci
October 19 - 2013.

at Galería Yemaya | Santurce Es Ley 4
April 5-7, 2013
Carry-On: Puerto Rico Inspected
Artist/curatorial residency, GC MUSEUM at Georgia College, January - May 2013!

CONCRETE ILLUSIONS: Public and Private Spaces in Puerto Rico co-curated with Norma Vila Rivero
On View: September 28 - November 10, 2012 at IBA's LA GALERÍA.
Opening Reception: 09|28|2012 with José Hernández Castrodad, Quintín Rivera Toro and musicalities by Oxycontinental 6-9pm
Screening: 10|17|2012 MassART FILM SOCIETY, CONCRETE ILLUSIONS artist, Josué Pellot's I AM THE QUEEN 8pm
Artist Talk:10|19|2012 w/ José Hernández Castrodad, Quintín Rivera Toro, Josué Pellot, and Omar Velázquez 6-8pm: AFter Party at PICÓ PICANTE !

Visión Doble and Puerto Rico Noir on view at Resnikoff Gallery
at the Roxbury Community College part of THREE ARTISTS, curated by Mirta Tocci October 19 - January 14, 2013.

COLECTIVA 12x12 | 2012 Galería Yemayá
28 junio - septiembre 2012
"Doña Luisa Capetillo
Con razón o sin razón
Ha armado tremendo lío
Con su falda pantalón"
medio mixto sobre madera
12"X12" 2012
CARRY-ON: Puerto Rico Inspected | CHICAGO
Curated by: Beto Torrens & Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez
EN EXHIBICIÓN: 13 de abril - 8 de junio 2012
ON VIEW: April 13 - June 8, 2012
CARRY-ON: Puerto Rico Inspected | NYC
curated by Beto Torrens & Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez
ABRAZO INTERNO GALLERY Clemente Soto Velez Cultura Center

EN EXHIBICIÓN: 15 de noviembre - 17 de diciembre 2011
ON VEW: November 15 - December 17, 2011

Una estimulante exhibición de 35 artistas contemporáneos. Parte intercambio, parte expuesta, esta colaboración curatorial es importada y está inspirada en la activa escena artística actual de la isla caribeña, Puerto Rico.

(América portatum, portare en decúbito supino, para llevar)
1. adj. Móviles y portátiles

A stimulating exhibit of 35 contemporary artists. Part exchange, part exposé, this curatorial collaboration was inspired and imported from the current ongoing charged art scene of the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.

CARRY-ON: Puerto Rico Inspected
Galería Yemayá and LA GALERÍA are presenting works by 35 Puerto Rican contemporary artists exploring “portability” through performance, painting, sculpture, photography, mix-media, sound, video and more!

Artists: Aby Ruiz, Abey Charrón, Admina Torres, Alberto Mier, Anabel Vázquez, Aslan, Alexis Bousquet, Bobby Cruz, Beto Torrens, Celso Gonzalez, Chemi Rosado Seijo, Gerardo Cloquell, Elsa María Meléndez, Edgardo Larregui, Héctor Rafael, Iván Girona, Ismo, Jorge Rito Cordero, Jason Mena, Joelly Rodríguez, Juan Negroni, Karlo Ibarra, Norma Vila, Nina Méndez Martí, Nepo, Manuel Rodríguez, Myritza Castillo, La Pandilla, Omar Velázquez, Omar Banuchi, Omar Obdulio, Quique Rivera Rivera, Vincent Diaz Negron, Yolanda Velázquez, and Zinthia Vázquez Viera.


CARRY-ON: Puerto Rico Inspected, is curated by Beto Torrens from Galería Yemaya in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Anabel Vazquez Rodriguez from LA GALERÍA at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, a program of Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) Boston.
ON VIEW: September 23 – November 2, 2011
LA GALERÍA at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
85 W. Newton St., Boston, MA 02118

VISIÓN DOBLE, Super 8 | 2011
un film de
parte de | part of
Mills Gallery | Boston Center for the Arts
Curated by Liz Munsell
artistas | artists
Daniela Rivera
Raúl González III con La Die
María Guest con Rafael Rondeau
Vela Phelan
Ricardo De Lima

Apertura | Opening
15 de julio | July 15, 2011
6 – 8pm
MassART Film Society presents Super 8 work by Anabel Vázquez

Recent raw and in-camera edited Super 8 films.
Including a 2007-2008 collaboration film with Barcelona artist Montse Morcate, plus a selection of 1999-2005 films.

WED August 25, 2010 8pm
MassART FILM Dept. Screening Rm 1
621 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
Enter through MassART public safety office on Tetlow St.
Anabel es la nueva Curadora y Gerente de la LA GALERÍA en Villa Victoria Center for the Arts parte de IBA en el South End, Boston.

Anabel is the new Curator and Manager for LA GALERÍA at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts part of IBA in the South End, Boston.
Buenos Aires, Córdoba y Valparaiso 2010.
UnionDocs and the
MassArt Film Society present VideoSur, the New York premier of works selected from a 2009 two-part series screened Boston.The screening will be followed by a discussion with curators and artists Ivanna Bergese, Julio Lamilla, Liz Munsell and Anabel Vázquez.
@UnionDocs 7:30PM DEC 19th 2009
VideoSur II
The MassArt Film Society and Discordiafilms present VideoSur II, a selection of Latin America experimental video that includes documentation of performance and art actions, noise video and stop motion animation from Chile, Argentina and Mexico.
Inspired by the spirit of exchange in the Americas, VideoSur II is the second of a series of video showings that convey the complex cultural vision of Latin American artists. Curated by Julio Lamilla, Liz Munsell and Anabel Vázquez.
December 09, 2009 8pm MassArt Film Dept. Screening Rm 1
VIdeo Lounge Hits the Road
Screening of LA HUIDA 2009 is part of this amazing show!
Originally programmed for 4 months of screenings as part of the 2009 DownStreet Art festival in North Adams, MA, the Video Lounge is on the road and heading to MassArt Film Society. Curated by Lana Z Caplan, including works by 15 artists.
Wednesday September 23, 8pm

VideoSur: Experimental wrok from Argentina, Brasil & Chile
Co-curated by Anabel Vázquez Esprit De Corps and Ivanna Bergese Escupido de la Panza de la Bestia.
August 26th, 2009 - 8 PM @ MassArt Film Society
VideoSur is an exhibit of experimental shorts conveying the complex cultural vision of Latin American artists.

Video Lounge
Screening LA HUIDA
Re/Use: Looping and Recycling
July 30 – August 26, 2009
Curated by Lana Z Caplan

33 Main Street
North Adams, MA
Hours: Wed.-Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4
map and more information here
press on the video lounge

Galería Nacional - San Juan, Puerto Rico
17 de junio - 31 de julio, 2009
Exposición de fotografía que muestra una interpretación de las técnicas y estilos utilizados en el siglo XIX e inicios del siglo XX. Parte de
Dos Tiempos: Oller, Pissarro y Corot, celebrando el natalicio del pintor Francisco Oller

National Gallery - San Juan, Puerto Rico
June 17th - July 31st, 2009
Photography exhibit of techniques and styles utilized in the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century as interpreted by 21st century artists. Part of
Two Times: Oller, Pissarro and Corot, celebrating the painter Francisco Oller