Germane Barnes Artist Talk
Hosted by AIRIE and MOAD
MOAD and Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) present artist and architect Germane Barnes in conversation with interdisciplinary artist and designer Cornelius Tulloch and MOAD Consulting Curator Isabela Villanueva.
A three-year WEGE invitational fellow at AIRIE, Barnes will reflect on his time in residency at Everglades National Park and give an intimate look at his practice, process, and month-long stay in the Florida Everglades.
The event takes place inside Ukhamba, an outdoor pavilion designed by Barnes and commissioned by MOAD. The location adds significance to the evening as Barnes shares details of Ukhamba's inspiration, the artistic process of its creation, and its place in the environment.
Germane Barnes is the Principal of Studio Barnes and an Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Architecture Graduate Program at the University of Miami School of Architecture, where his is also the Director of the Community Housing & Identity Lab (CHIL). Barnes’s practice investigates the connection between architecture and identity, examining architecture’s social and political agency through historical research and design speculation. Born in Chicago, Barnes received a Bachelor's of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Architecture from Woodbury University, where he was awarded the Thesis Prize for his project Symbiotic Territories: Architectural Investigations of Race, Identity, and Community.
Cornelius Tulloch is a Miami, Florida-based interdisciplinary artist and designer. With work transcending the barriers of architecture, visual art, and photography, Tulloch focuses on how creative mediums can be combined to tell powerful stories. With inspiration from his Jamaican and African American heritage, his work expresses how bodies exist between cultures, borders, and characteristics to create spatial impact. His work has been exhibited in fairs and museums, including The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.; Pulse Art Fair, Miami; and the Museo Nazionale Delle Arti Del XXI Secolo, Rome. In 2016, he was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and is included in the permanent collection of the Studio Museum in Harlem. He is a winner of the Your Portrait 2020 competition, and recipient of a 2020 Ellies Creator Award from Oolite Arts. Tulloch is Artistic Director of AIRIE and a 2022 AIRIE Fellow.
Isabela Villanueva is Consulting Curator at MOAD, where she has curated the annual MOAD Pavilions Germane Barnes: Ukhamba in 2023 and Rafael Domenech: Estuary in 2022. As Consulting Assistant Curator at MOAD, she also helped organize the exhibitions Hreinn Fridfinnsson: For the Time Being and The Body Electric. Previously, Villanueva served on the curatorial team of the 30th Sao Paulo Biennial (2012) and worked for several years as Assistant Curator at the Americas Society Art Gallery in New York. She holds a M.Litt from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and a Master’s Degree in Modern and Contemporary Art: 1860 to Present Day from the University of Cambridge.
Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit operating in Everglades National Park (ENP) and the Greater Miami Area. AIRIE empowers artists to think creatively and critically about their relationship to the environment with a mission of revealing new narratives and solutions for social and environmental change. AIRIE immersive residency program provides artists an opportunity to live, research, and create inside Everglades National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site currently listed as in danger of disappearing forever.
Through a gallery space and programming, AIRIE explores the intersection of arts and the environment with social and racial justice for a more sustainable and equitable future. Since 2001 AIRIE has supported over 200 artists, writers, musicians, curators, and creatives through full immersion within the national park and the Miami art scene. Learn more about the organization at airie.org and on Instagram at @airieverglades.
MOAD's programs are made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. They are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Miami Herald is a media sponsor of MOAD programming.
Tickets for this event are $10. Purchase your tickets in advance to reserve a spot.