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The Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art

Art abounds in Buffalo, in all forms, and in all corners. From galleries to studios to classrooms, Buffalo continues to be a place where everyone has access to art. With its world class galleries and countless art-oriented events, this city is percolating with bountiful opportunities to exhibit and view works, collect, and get involved with numerous aspects of the art scene.

Adding to the artful zest is the the Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art (BICA) – a new art enterprise founded by Nando Alvarez-Perez and Emily Ebba Reynolds. The Institute mainly revolves around art and education in the following realms:

  • Innovative exhibitions
  • Cross-disciplinary skills-based programming
  • Arts ecology development

BICA aims to break down barriers between the art world and the rest of the world in order to make lives better through practical engagements with contemporary art.” – BICA

BICA is conveniently located at 324 Elmwood Avenue, within a space that offers nice intimate surroundings on the inside, while providing exhibit space on the outside, during the warmer months. 

On Friday, January 18, BICA will open Body Spray, a pop-up exhibition showcasing a group of artists who address the human figure in all its hairy glory and wet desire in a variety of media. Putting local Buffalo artists into dialogue with artists from across the country, the figures represented in the show address bodily realities and misperceptions, and speak to the fluidity of bodies across genders, across borders, and across time. This exhibition aims to set a stage for BICA in the future, a fluid and imperfect institution.

Featured artists: Annie Bielski, Maria Guzmán Capron, Pchy Fleshtone & Julian Perez, Whitney Hubbs, Courtney Johnson,  David Lasley, Hope Mora, Elle Pérez, and Stephanie Rohlfs.

Associated Events

Opening Reception: Friday January 18, 7-10PM | Celebrate the first exhibition at the new BICA garage – 324 Elmwood Avenue | Buffalo NY

Valentines Day Gallery Yoga: Thursday, February 14, 6:30PM | Practice some self-love in the gallery with a pay-what-you-can yoga class, led by Kyla Kegler

Find BICA on Facebook

Written by queenseyes

queenseyes

Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

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