LUMEN is a nomadic contemporary art experience in New York City featuring emerging and established artists. The goals of LUMEN are to connect artists with each other and the wider community. This annual event brings original visual, performance and installation art to new audiences, under the artistic vision of various curators from across NYC. LUMEN 2016 will take place on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Atlantic Salt Company’s waterfront industrial warehouse and dock, a privately owned site that houses road salt throughout the year. Produced annually by Staten Island Arts, in partnership with Atlantic Salt. Curated by Monica Valenzuela.
Monica Valenzuela is the Deputy Director for Staten Island Arts, sponsor of the Lumen Festival. She has also functioned as a grantwriter, project manager and freelance photographer. Monica works closely with the diverse cultural ecosystem of Staten Island. Valenzuela identifies alternative spaces for art and is this year’s curator for SIA’s LUMEN, a cutting-edge video and performance art festival on Staten Island’s waterfront.
STATEN ISLAND ARTS
Staten Island Arts cultivates a sustainable and diverse cultural community for the people of Staten Island by:
• Making the arts accessible to every member of the community.
• Supporting and building recognition for artistic achievement.
• Providing artists, organizations, and arts educators the technical, financial and social resources to encourage cultural production.
2016 Participating Artists