The Fires: Hoboken 1978–1982

The Fires: Hoboken 1978–1982 is presented in partnership with the Hoboken Historical Museum, Diaspora Solidarities Lab, and New Jersey Council for the Humanities. The exhibition, first installed at the Hoboken Historical Museum, features the work of Christopher Lopez, a Puerto Rican Lens-Based Artist, Educator, and Public Historian.

On view through June 30, 2024
Mondays-Fridays 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

At The Silberman School of Social Work
2180 3rd Avenue at 119th Street
New York, NY 10035

About the Artist

Christopher López (b.1984), a Puerto Rican Photo-Based Artist and Arts Educator, was born in The Bronx and was raised between New York and Northern New Jersey. He has been working as an artist since 2005. His work was most notably exhibited in the exhibition, “Caribbean; Crossroads of the World” which spanned three museums in New York City and showcased over 100 years of Caribbean art from the region's most prominent artists. As an Educator, Christopher has piloted and developed programs for the Aperture Foundation in New York City as well as developed curriculum and facilitated a youth art intensive through The Center of Urban Pedagogy City Studies program at the International Community High School in The South Bronx. Christopher has been awarded fellowships at The Laundromat Project and The Diaspora Solidarities Lab Community which as well carried over awards from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He is a current member of Diversify Photo, an initiative started to diversify the photography industry and has lectured at Barnard College and Cornell University among others. His artworks are currently in the permanent collections of El Museo Del Barrio, The World Trade Center Memorial Museum, and The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.

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