Event - DINNER WITHOUT AN AGENDA with Rujeko Hockley


04.28.15, 7:30 pm

The Queens Museum’s Open A.I.R. Artist Services Program invites you to join curator Rujeko Hockley for a meal and informal discussion at La Flor Restaurant.

Location: La Flor, 53-02 Roosevelt Ave. Woodside NY, near the 52th St. 7 Train Stop.

We believe that informal no-agenda meetings can be incredibly fruitful and generative for artists. Come ask questions, discuss your work, and share a delicious meal with curator Rujeko Hockley and 9 other artists.

How does it work?

Answer Rujeko Hockley’s question: How does place, whether geographic or psychological, inform what and how you make? by following this link:



Please limit your answer to one line!

Submit your answer by April 20, 2015.

10 artists will be chosen based on their answers.

The event is free, appetizers are on us, but you will have to pay for your own drinks and entrees!

About Rujeko Hockley

Rujeko Hockley is Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum. She joined the Museum in 2012 and has since worked on exhibitions including LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital (2013), The Bruce High Quality Foundation: Ode to Joy, 2001-2013 (2013), Unfolding Tales: Selections from the Collection (2013), and Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic (2015), to which she also contributed a catalogue essay on Wiley’s stained glass work. She was co-curator of Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond (2014), a group exhibition of 35 Brooklyn-based artists, and co-author of its accompanying catalogue. Previously, she worked as Curatorial Assistant at The Studio Museum in Harlem (2005-07). She received her B.A. from Columbia University in Art History and is a Ph.D. Candidate in Art History, Theory, and Criticism in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego.

About Open A.I.R. Artist Services Program

The expanded Queens Museum features a new, expanded slate of artist services, including a brand new Studio Program, with professional development features and a networking Lecture Series that draws on human resources at the Queens Museum. Open A.I.R. programs will offer professional development topics targeted specifically to all interested emerging artists.
Open A.I.R. is made possible by a generous grant from The Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund. Additional support provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Questions? Email sjmo@queensmuseum.org