MIAMI.- The Moore Space, Miami’s most internationally prominent alternative art space, will close in October 2008. Founded by Rosa de la Cruz and Craig Robins to help broaden the Miami contemporary art scene, The Moore Space has garnered international acclaim for its high quality, cross-disciplinary exhibitions, its commissioned artist’s projects, its educational programming and its studio residency program.
“The Moore Space has been an important part of the cultural life in Miami,” said Rosa de la Cruz. “In the past eight years, it has made a significant contribution to the dialogue and understanding of contemporary art. I think that we’ve accomplished our goals.”
The Moore Space’s stellar exhibition program started in 2001 with HUMID, curated by Dominic Molon. This was followed in 2002 by INTERPLAY, which became The Moore Space’s first traveling exhibition and was curated by Patrick Charpenel and Silvia Cubiña. In 2003, Silvia Cubiña became the full time Director and established an outstanding year-round program. Since then, The Moore Space has presented a number of innovative exhibitions/projects/performances/ featuring international and local artists including Hernan Bas, John Bock, Carlos Amorales, Jim Drain, Naomi Fisher, Allora & Calzadilla, Jeppe Hein, Aida Ruilova, Jim Lambie and Bert Rodriguez. Artists such as Joan Jonas, Patty Chang, Tracy + The Plastics, TM Sisters and Kalup Linzy were invited to present site specific performances.
In addition, The Moore Space invited notable, international curators to curate many of the exhibitions such as Lawrence Rinder, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Christine Marcel, Sandra Antelo Suarez and Gean Moreno.
In 2007, The Moore Space began an artist’s residency program in collaboration with organizations abroad like DAAD in Berlin, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon and Le Plateau in Paris to promote an interchange of contemporary art making practices and create a dialogue between Miami and other cities.