Friday, 09/09/2016 – 09/25/2016 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8365 NE 2nd Avenue #203,
Miami, Florida 33138
On the 9th of September 2016, Knee Pits is pleased to present “Drawing Lectures” and exhibition of drawings by Elena Tejada-Herrera. This will be the first solo exhibition in Miami by ElenaTejada-Herrera, a trans-disciplinary artist who works across the mediums of performance, installation, video, and social practice.
The exhibition brings together more than 20 drawings that document her attendance to lectures by renowned artists, writers and personalities from Chicago and beyond. She realized portraits and took notes from the lectures she attended in Chicago from 2014 to 2015. The portraits present her depictions of contemporary artists, filmmakers, and writers that visited academic institutions during those years.
Elena Tejada-Herrera’s “Drawing Lectures” will be open from the 9th Of September until September 25th.
There will be a second opening on the 10th of September.
about the artist
Elena Tejada-Herrera lives and works in Miami.
She was the recipient of the merit scholarships at both The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Virginia Commonwealth University, obtaining two Masters in interdisciplinary media, performance, new media, painting and printmaking. Her artworks have been exhibited in the five continents at museums, International Biennials, and other prestigious art events. Her works have been included in more than 16 books and belong to several museum collections. Her artworks have earned her numerous awards, such as: the James Nelson Raymond Fellowship ( 2013), the Grand Prix at the XIII Festival of Film and Video Parnu (Estonia, 2007), Passport For An Artist by the French Government (1999), among many others, along with art residencies in the United States and abroad at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the Cite Internationale des Arts, among others.
Regular opening Hours are Thursday from 5 to 7pm, Fridays from 1 to 7pm and Saturdays between 1-7pm or by appointment.Â
For the Opening the gallery will remain open until 10pm.
There will be two openings one on Friday 9th and the other on Saturday 10th, from 6 to 10 both days.