Visual Collaborative

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Concept car design work by Alberto Hernandez featured at "Visual Collaborative III" opening co-produced by Wonderland Gallery San Francisco, October 2011

Visual Collaborative is an exposition featuring emerging visual artists, musicians and technologists. The goal of the events is to educate, entertain and communicate with society, through its featured works and climatic themes.

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,[1] Visual Collaborative produces digital expositions and art events.[2]

History[edit]

Visual Collaborative, starting as a traveling exhibition, was created by multidisciplinary designer Adé Abayomi Olufeko in the autumn of 2006, having observed the relationship between artists and the barriers to entry towards innovation. The group operating 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, Columbia Maryland, and Washington D.C., expanding its database of artists and media designers. Its first show aired on a webcast shown on AIT. The group's inaugural event took place in 2007 at the Center for Independent Artists, inside Instituto de Cultura y Educacion located in the Powderhorn community of South Minneapolis.


Scope[edit]

The Visual Collaborative exhibitions occur in a traveling formatted pattern as a Biennale, happening as pop-ups in reputable galleries, lofts[3] or donated spaces by private owners[4] and philanthropists whom are patrons of the arts. Creating a forward thinking platform for artists, creative professionals and curators to have dialogue with communities.

Exhibitions[edit]

Columbia, Maryland[edit]

Event: ENCORE, Venue: Modern Contempo Furniture Store, Opening - December 2013 [5]

Collaboration[edit]

In 2012 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, offered a residence as a pop-up venue to showcase an impromptu art and music show.[6] This Washington D.C event showcased provocative works of anti oppression artist Ben Jones, graphical harmonic designs by designer Ade Olufeko, who 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.

Washington, D.C.[edit]

Event:Visual Grandeur Series, Location:Adams Morgan, Opening - December 2011

San Francisco, California[edit]

Event:Visual Collaborative III, Venue: Wonderland SF Gallery, Location: Mission District, Opening - October 2011

Queens, New York[edit]

Event:Queens Gambit, Venue: Crepe N Tearia, Opening(s) - September 2011

Visual Collaborative teamed up with Crepe N Tearia, a local restaurant and its locations for a dual opening, in conjunction of the eateries 6th year anniversary. A series of works themed Queen’s Gambit was showcased, creating dialogue with the residents of Forest Hills and Fresh Meadows Queens. A dozen digital prints and art works were shown.

Miami, Florida[edit]

Event:Visual Collaborative, Venue: The Undercurrent Arts Gallery, Opening - April 2008

Minneapolis, Minnesota[edit]

Event:Visual Collaborative, Venue: Center for Independent Artists, Opening - March 2007

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