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Juried by Amanda Sanfilippo

The Engine Room 

2809 N. Robertson Street

April 19 - June 3, 2018

Opening reception: April 19, 6-9pm


facts! features new work from 22 artists and a collaborative from 8 colleges and universities in Southeast Louisiana. The works in the exhibition, while united through location and generation, are not tied to a curatorial imperative. Rather, works in the exhibition communicate through a complex set of aesthetic and conceptual decisions, a series of perceived truths–facts that use convincing presentation tactics to create narratives. Whether real or fake, these stories and strategies share objective realities about the world we live in.

The typeface for the exhibition title was designed by Kayla Pfister. 

Selected artists include: 


Sarah Alexander (Louisiana State University)
John S.E Alleyne (Louisiana State University)
Haoua Amadou (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
Alexandra Bond (Southeastern Louisiana University)
Abbey Caruso (Loyola University New Orleans)
Eliseo Casiano (Louisiana State University)
Bryson Chauvin (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
Elizabeth Cunniff (Louisiana State University)
Alex Guior (Tulane University)
Joie Hazard (Louisiana State University)
Ashley Hope (University of New Orleans)
Lucia Hughes (Tulane University)
Arden Kelley (Tulane University)
Skye Landon (Louisiana State University)
Lena Le (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
Ian Park (Louisiana State University)
Sophie Peters (Loyola University New Orleans)
Kayla Pfister (Nicholls State University)
Jacob Phillips (Southeastern Louisiana University)
Phoebe Rose (Tulane University)
Megan Smith (Southeastern Louisiana University)
Casey Vinder (Tulane University)

The Not Ready for Late Night Players and Fall 2017 Film Students from Dillard University (Ethan Altman, Victoria Anderson, Austin Aubert, Edward Bowser, Sadeeq Carpente, Elliott Cleveland, Angelle Gray, TJ Hanlon, Z'Monte Harris, Lydia Hill, Ireane Lewis, Ralph Johnson III, Camron Manuel, Darius Maxie, Sterling Miller, Mathew Moore, Nijah Narcisse, Aubrey Smith, Donte Smallwood, Camillia White, Mya Young, Victoria Youngblood, and a very special guest Kanye as Scumbag Steve)


Amanda Sanfilippo is a contemporary art specialist with experience organizing site-specific commissions in the public realm and for institutions. She has experience as a curator and a track record of effective fundraising and strategic planning for not-for-profit and independent organizations. Currently she is the Curator for Art in Public Places of Miami Dade County, Department of Cultural Affairs, a nationally renowned public art commissioning program with a collection of over 700 artworks, and oversees the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Program for Visual and Media Artists, an annual program which offers the largest regional, government-sponsored artists’ grants in the United States. Ms. Sanfilippo is the Director and Chief Curator of Fringe Projects, Miami’s premier temporary public art commissioning agency, and has held positions at Locust Projects, Miami, FL; Creative Time, New York, NY; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; and the BCA Center, Burlington, VT. She holds an MA in Contemporary Art History from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London in conjunction with the University of Manchester and an undergraduate degree in Art History and English from the University of Vermont, Burlington. Amanda contributes critical reviews to contemporary art journals and publications.

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