Bronx Calling: The Sixth AIM Biennial (Part One)

Presented in two compelling parts, Bronx Calling: The Sixth AIM Biennial showcases the work of 53 emerging artists who completed The Bronx Museum’s annual Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Fellowship program in 2020, 2021, 2022, or 2023.

In response to the world-altering events of the past four years, these AIM Fellows have been exploring urgent issues through their work—critiquing systems of power through the lens of lived experience and cultural identity as well as pushing boundaries of visual language and materiality. Some artists sought to apply the lens of lived experience to contemporary issues; others used it as a launching pad to imagine possible solutions and speculative futures.

A range of new and recent works that have never been seen before will be on view in the Biennial exhibition and for many artists, this is their first opportunity to exhibit work in an institutional setting.

Bronx Calling: The Sixth AIM Biennial is curated by Eileen Jeng Lynch, Director of Curatorial Programs.

Top Image: Maya Jeffereis, Passages II, 2024, Screen still from single-channel video installation.

  • Installation photo by Argenis Apolinario.
  • Installation photo by Argenis Apolinario.
  • Installation photo by Argenis Apolinario.
  • Installation photo by Argenis Apolinario.
  • Installation photo by Argenis Apolinario.
  • Installation photo by Argenis Apolinario.

Exhibition Events

The Bronx Museum invited AIM Fellows participating in Bronx Calling: The Sixth AIM Biennial (Part One) & (Part Two) to further engage the public in their respective artistic practices by curating events or activities. These are the programs taking place during Part One of the exhibition.

Opening Party

Friday, January 26
7–9PM, Free!
Optional RSVP
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Celebrate You!

With 2023 AIM Fellow Ami Park
Saturday, February 10
1–3PM, Free!
No RSVP Required
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Ojos Caribe

With 2021 AIM Fellow Yelaine Rodriguez
Thursday, March 7
7–9PM, Free!
Optional RSVP
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Press Highlights

"'Bronx Calling' Is All About Knowledge and Agency"

By Rhea Nayyar
Published 02/20/24
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"Emerging Artists Dismantle Longstanding Systems Of Power In Bronx Museum Biennial"

By Natasha Gural
Published 01/31/24
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"Bronx Museum of Arts showcases the work of emerging artists in ‘Bronx Calling’ exhibit"

By Natalie Hernandez
Published 01/28/24
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ABOUT THE AIM FELLOWSHIP

A flagship program of The Bronx Museum, the prestigious Artist in Marketplace (AIM) Fellowship is an annual professional development program that provides critical career support to NYC artists. Artists are selected for the program through a competitive open-call application process. For 43 years, the AIM Fellowship & Biennial has nurtured and celebrated a diverse community of over 1,200 artists.

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Group portrait of AIM Fellows exhibiting in Part One of 'Bronx Calling: The Sixth AIM Biennial.' Photo by Argenis Apolinario.
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