Berdscarnival (Maraya Lopez) will be participating in the Six Foot Platform (an experimental pop-up residency) presented by DUMBO BID in partnership with Brooklyn Arts Council. My Project: No Color Game – a strategy ( something in between a performance and installation with a few surprises) Where: The Intersection of Washington St. and Water St. in […]Read more "NO COLOR GAME"
May 2018 “Coney Island in El Barrio, Fallen Heroin” El Barrio’s Artspace PS109, 215 east 99th Street, New York, NY, 10029 Gallery Hours: Monday – Sunday 12PM – 5PM El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 is proud to present Coney Island in El Barrio-Fallen Heroin, a multimedia installation by Berdscarnival. The exhibition is composed of “strategies”, sculptural combines of found materials, abandoned […]Read more "Coney Island in El Barrio 2018"
My Wonder Wheel mural appeared in the HBO series, The Deuce, Season 2, Episode 2: There’s An Art to This It all started with a wish. A wish to be able to partake in an artist residency and to take my practice into the Coney Island community. There are not many residencies that cater […]Read more "Magic Machine Residency (July 1- August 7) 2015"
Launched in 2013, The Debt Doll Project made it’s debut at Occupy Museum’s DebtFair Artist Meetup at Abrons Art Center, LES. The project is an attempt to discuss the serious issue of student debt that haunts most of us after college. At the same time, each doll sold helps me to make my monthly payments. […]Read more "The Debt Doll Project"
While in Berlin, with Occupy Museums, I learned of a Russian feminist rock band who was in jail for staging an impromptu performance in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior. That band was, Pussy Riot. Upon returning to New York, I felt a need to take Pussy Riot’s cause to the street,but how would I […]Read more "Free Pussy Interventions 2012"
Learning a new language. On September 20 2011, I decided to go down to Zuccotti Park to see what was happening. I think I had heard from my parent’s that there was an Occupy group trying to organize there. There wasn’t much happening when I arrived. There was no police presence yet. There was a […]Read more "Occupy Museums 2011-2012"
It is an ambitious and outstanding tour de force through your childhood. Unexpected and magical…it will stay with you forever and you will want to inevitably go back…like a time machine of some sorts. Berd’s Carnival 2010 will shift your perspective through satirical provocations and personal curiosity and at the same time, from a more […]Read more "Berds Carnival 2010"