Homie House Press (Adriana Monsalve)

Adriana Monsalve
Tuesday, Sep 20 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Tishman Lecture Hall
VALS—Fall 2022
Tuesday, Sep 20 2022 7:00 PM Tuesday, Sep 20 2022 8:30 PM America/New_York Homie House Press (Adriana Monsalve) OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Each term, Visual Arts at Bennington offers a thematic series of lectures by visiting arts professionals: artists, curators, historians and critics. VALS centers queer and BIPOC emerging as well as internationally-renowned practitioners invited to introduce the College community to the diversity of contemporary art practices within and beyond the U.S. Tishman Lecture Hall Bennington College

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Adriana Monsalve is an artist, cultural worker and collaborative publisher working in the photobook medium. Along with Caterina Ragg, Monsalve is co-founder of Homie House Press, a radical cooperative platform that challenges the ever-changing forms of storytelling with image and text. The works of Homie House Press have been collected in the Library of Congress, Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Maryland Institute College of Art, among other, private collections. Within her photographic practice, Monsalve is an archivist and visual communicator who produces in-depth stories on identity through the nuances in between race, gender, and immigrant adjacent experiences. Within her cultural work as a collaborative publisher, she holds space for and with underrepresented communities through the multidisciplinary platform of Homie House Press (HHP); a cooperative playground where fotos become books, a safe space for secret stories and an open house for honest content that meets at the intersection of personal, political, and poetic. She is rigorously pushing towards finding ways for photographers and publishers to cultivate the capacity for care and tenderness within structures that actively work against their manifestations. She defines intimacy as the experience of being genuinely seen, heard, and held by another person or group of people.