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Visual Collaborative is an exposition featuring emerging visual artists, creative professionals, musicians and technologists. The goal of the events is to educate, entertain and communicate with society, through its featured works and climatic themes. The group's inaugural event took place in 2007 at the Center for Independent Artists, inside Instituto de Cultura y Educacion located in South Minneapolis.
The scope of the exhibitions is to bring awareness to various causes, adding value to the domain of humanities. Has partnered with foundations such as Voices for Children Miami, Visual Collaborative produces digital expositions and art events, and endorses sustainable technologies.
Visual Collaborative, starting as a traveling exhibition, was created by multidisciplinary designer and technologist Adé Abayomi Olufeko in the autumn of 2006, having observed the relationship between artists and the barriers to entry towards innovation. The group which headquarters in Minneapolis with partnerships in New York City, to date has showcased the works of artists in the cities of Minneapolis, Miami, New York City, San Francisco and Washington D.C. and has a thriving database of artists and media designers. Its first show aired on a webcast shown on AIT.
The Visual Collaborative exhibitions occur in a traveling formatted pattern, happening as pop-ups in reputable galleries, lofts, restaurants or donated spaces by private owners or philanthropists whom are patrons of the arts. Creating a forward thinking platform for artists, creative professionals and seasoned curators to have dialogue with society.
Internet Lawyer and art enthusiast Marvin Ammori, whom Fast Company Magazine named one of the 100 Most Creative People in business for 2012, together with Sascha Meinrath of the Open Technology Institute, offered a residence as a pop-up venue to showcase an impromptu art and music show. This Washington D.C event showcased provocative works of anti oppression artist Ben Jones, graphical harmonic designs by designer Ade Olufeko, who also served as the curator of the event. An opening performance by American concert pianist Berenika. Jonathan B. Tucker a recognized poet in the Washington area performed prolific spoken word educating the audience of societal issues.
Event:Visual Grandeur Series, Venue: Marrakech (Adams Morgan)
Event:Visual Collaborative III, Venue: Wonderland SF Gallery,Theme: black white, monochrome & Color
Event:Visual Collaborative, Venue: The Undercurrent Arts Gallery
Event:Visual Collaborative, Venue: Center for Independent Artists