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Tbilisi, Georgia (2017)

Illegal Kosmonavtika
June 24 - July 22, 2017
Org by: Magda Guruli & Mariam Natroshvili
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Through workshops, a zine, and artworks, this project resurrects and examines Soviet Cosmonautics for the generations that came of age after its decline in 1991.
Tarrafal, Cape Verde (2017)

A Glimmer of Freedom
April 8 - May 6, 2017
Organized by: Marzia Bruno
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Using site-specific installations and land art, this exhibition explores the history of an abandoned prison that held political prisoners during the 20th century.
Berlin, Germany (2017)

"Bad-ass" Kurdish "Warrior-Divas"
February 4 - March 4, 2017
Organized by: Shawna Vesco & Anne Wheeler
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This exhibition troubles the representation and reception of the all-woman Kurdish peshmerga fighters in Western media.
Thiaroye, Senegal (2016)

Guis Sou Me Le Mbao (I Do Not See You at Mbao)
November 12 - December 10, 2016
Org by: Claude Gomis & Saskia Köbschall
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The commemoration of the 1944 massacre of Tirailleurs Sénégalais (African soldiers conscripted by the French army) inspires this exhibition’s reflections on (post-)colonial politics of memory and the persistence of racial and economic injustice.
Hong Kong, China (2016)

How to Make Space
June 25 - July 23, 2016
Organized by: Jennifer Davis & Su-Ying Lee
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How to Make Space highlights the powerful way in which female migrant workers in Hong Kong, China, use temporary structures to create community.
Bridgetown, Barbados

Rum Retort
Unrealized
Organized by: Tiffany Boyle & Natalia Palombo
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Rum Retort is an exhibition on the site of a previously-forgotten burial ground for African slaves at Pierhead Docks in Bridgetown, Barbados, drawing attention to the island’s colonial history.
Istanbul, Turkey (2016)

Apricots from Damascus
January 9 - February 6, 2016
Organized by: Atif Akin & Dilek Winchester
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Apricots from Damascus invites artists to prepare survival guides in the form of zines for Syrian refugees in Istanbul, Turkey.
Copenhagen, Denmark (2015)

In Vitro (Studies On Entropy)
October 3 - 31, 2015
Organized by Marie Nipper & Peter Amby
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In Vitro (Studies On Entropy) engages artists to show works in ten abandoned modernist vitrines in Copenhagen, Denmark’s city center, focusing on transformation and disorder.
Beirut, Lebanon (2015)

Space Between Our Fingers
May 2 - May 30, 2015
Organized by: Rachel Dedman
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Space Between Our Fingers is an exploration of outer space as image, metaphor, and utopia, as imagined by artists from or in the Middle East.
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (2015)

Beauty Salons and the Beast
February 7 - March 7, 2015
Org by: Rehema Chachage & Jan van Esch
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Beauty Salons and the Beast uses popup exhibitions in beauty salons and barber shops to experiment with community engagement.
Detroit, Michigan (2014)

Detroit: Trans-Farm
October 18 - November 15, 2014
Organized by: Yvette Granata
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Detroit: Trans-Farm engages with the world’s largest urban farming project to create and exhibit interdisciplinary urban agricultural works that blend the lines between edible, practical, artistic, and the technological.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2014)

On the Streets
January 25 - February 22, 2014
Organized by: Chương-Đài Võ
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On the Streets recognizes the rapid urbanization in Southeast Asia through the entrepreneurial venture of street vending, and the impact of globalization on this culture.
Marfa, Texas (2013)

Heterotopia
October 5 - November 2, 2013
Organized by: crystal am nelson
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E
xploring the cultural landscape of Marfa that pre-dates Donald Judd and the contemporary art influence, Heterotopia will illuminate the pre-Minimalist history of this West Texas town.
Memphis, Tennessee (2013)

Memphis Social
May 10-18, 2013
Organized by: Tom McGlynn and Bill Doherty
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Presented in multiple sites in the city, Memphis Social highlights the local cultural traditions of this vibrant city alongside the work of artists from around the world in an exhibition designed to inspire debate and catalyze community exchange through art.
Kampala, Uganda (2013)

Video Slink Uganda
February 7 - March 6, 2013
Organized by: Marisa Jahn and Paul Falzone
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Video Slink Uganda presents short-form experimental videos by artists from the African Diaspora in Ugandan video halls (or "bibanda"), popular gathering places known for showing pirated movies on DVD.
Lima, Peru (2012)

Lima Rooftop Ecology
November 3 - December 1, 2012
Organized by: Carlos Leon-Xjimenez
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Presented on roofs in Lima's historic city center, Lima Rooftop Ecology features the work of artists and architects in an exhibition examining poverty, historic preservation, and tourism.
Mexico City, Mexico (2012)

Flesh and Concrete
April 19 - May 17, 2012
Curated by: Jaya Klara Brekke and Julio Salazar

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Johannesburg, South Africa (2012)

Just do it! Creative strategies of survival
February 4 - March 3, 2012
Curated by: Katharina Rohde

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Amman, Jordan (2011)

We Have Woven the Motherlands with Nets of Iron
May 4 - June 4, 2011
Curated by: Eric Gottesman and Toleen Touq

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Stockholm, Sweden (2011)

Washed Out
February 2 - March 2, 2011
Curated by: Corina Oprea, Valerio Del Baglivo, Misbah Deeb, Isabel Lofgren, Judith Souriau, Carolina Rito, Milena Placentile
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Samut Sakhon, Thailand (2010)

Free Size
March 13 - April 17, 2010
Curated by: Logan Bay
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Los Angeles, California (2009)

X, Y, Z and U
June 4 - July 3, 2009
Curated by: The League of Imaginary Scientists
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