Black Cube Announces 2016 Class of Artist Fellows

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Black Cube, a nomadic contemporary art museum which launched in Denver in 2015, announces its next class of artist fellows, featuring four individual artists and an artist duo who will host a total of 5 pop up exhibitions in the coming year.

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This year, the public can look forward to a range of pop up exhibitions from this class of artists including mining town interventions, an earthwork, a neon tumbleweed sculpture, and an immersive ceramic installation.

Black Cube, a nomadic contemporary art museum, announced its 2016 class of artist fellows which includes Jon P. Geiger, Stephanie Kantor, Molly Berger, Eric Stewart, and artist duo, SANGREE. Black Cube’s fellowship program is a unique fellowship program for contemporary artists which focuses on producing a site-specific exhibition, Art Objects for its museum shop, as well as broadly supporting the artist’s professional practice through individualized career support catered to each artist’s goals and needs.

Without a permanent exhibition space, Black Cube is defined by the art and artist fellows it presents and supports. All projects begin with the artists’ ideas and build from there to form the basis of Black Cube’s presence throughout the community. Black Cube’s Artist Fellow program provides a platform for the participating artists’ work while simultaneously guiding them through a process of reflection and analysis of their art practice. By bringing these critical elements together and nurturing them in tandem, it aims to position them for a successful, longstanding career as an artist.

“We are very excited to be working with another extremely talented group of emerging artists who are already in the process of developing their pop up exhibitions,” said Black Cube executive director and chief curator, Cortney L. Stell. “This year, the public can look forward to a range of pop up exhibitions from this class of artists including mining town interventions, an earthwork, a neon tumbleweed sculpture, and an immersive ceramic installation,” Cortney added.

2016 Black Cube Artist Fellows:
Molly Berger lives and works in Denver, Colorado. Berger was Artist-in-Residence at the Carbondale Clay Center where she had her first solo show titled A Thing Like Home which confronted the ways in which we form identity through objects, memory, and the domestic space. Recently, Berger was awarded an Artist-in-Residency at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO. She has exhibited her work across Colorado and nationally.

Jon P. Geiger currently resides in the Detroit area, and his work centers on the mysticism of the American West, the power of the land, and the frontier spirit; often challenging their origins and place in the imagination. Geiger's work, The Exit, was acquired as part of the permanent collection of the Cranbrook Art Museum. His work has been exhibited most recently with his solo show Nothing that Gleams at Three Walls in Chicago, IL, along with the group show Read Image, and See Text at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Stephanie Kantor's work explores the paradoxical aspects of culture, both expansive and local. Kantor makes large scale, sculptural ceramic pots and places them within created environments, transporting the viewer to an alternate reality and creating a facade of culture, where her objects speak to multiplicity, cultural diversity, and artifice. Kantor has shown nationally at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Pargraph Gallery, The Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art, Belger Crane Yard Studios, and Leedy Voulkous.

SANGREE is an artistic collaboration between René Godínez Pozas and Carlos Lara, both of Mexico City. Between iconoclasm and minimal aesthetics, anthropology and Land Art, the work of SANGREE investigates human's traces in nature. Through performance, sculpture, photography, video, and large-scale interventions in public space, the artists have established themselves as emerging artists on the international art scene. Notably, the duo has recently produced a solo exhibition at the University Museum del Chopo in Mexico City and has participated in group exhibitions in Germany and the U.S. SANGREE is represented by Yautepec Gallery in Mexico City.

Eric Stewart is an interdisciplinary multimedia artist and educator. Working predominantly with 16mm film, his artistic practice invokes photochemical and darkroom processes to investigate landscape, place and cultural identity in the American West. He was awarded the 2015 Mono No Aware Award for Excellence in Filmmaking and his films have shown at The Yerba Buena Center for Fine Arts, Yale University, Crossroads Film Festival, 25fps, and The Florida Experimental Film Festival.

About Black Cube
Black Cube is a nonprofit, nomadic contemporary art museum. At Black Cube, we see ourselves as an unconventional museum pursuing the most effective ways to engage new audiences while supporting artists’ sustainability. Without the traditional boundaries of a physical building, Black Cube is experienced primarily through pop-up art exhibitions and shops conceived by our artist fellows. Black Cube was founded by artist and philanthropist, Laura Merage. Find out more at

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