Community: Immigrant and Refugee Artists in Western New York

Exhibition Website

Apr 22 2017 - Oct 15 2017

Buffalo is one of the most diverse cities in the United States, serving for more than a century as a haven for immigrants and refugees from all over the world. 

People fled famine, war, political unrest, religious persecution, violence, and other conditions to build new lives across oceans. Buffalo is designated a resettlement city with four agencies assisting refugees [....]. Some of the twentieth- and twenty-first-century immigrants and refugees residing in Western New York are artists whose creations have been acquired by the Burchfield Penney Art Center. A small exhibition of work by artists from around the globe celebrates their contributions to our cultural heritage. 

These artists and their birth places of origins are: Niels Yde Andersen (born in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1888-1952), Jozef Bajus (born in Kezmarok, Czechoslovakia (Slovakia), 1958), George Campos (born in Cuba, 1952), Viktoria M. Ciostek (born in Poland, 1980), Craig Gerrard-François Centrié (born in Haiti, 1953), Tanya Ganson (born in Ukraine, 1910-1993), Ana Maria Hidalgo (born in Chile), James K. Y. Kuo (born in Suzhou, China, 1920-1995), Peppino Mangravite (born in Lipari, Italy, 1896-1978), Mary A. Moncada Dean (born in Mexico, 1956), Chunwoo Nam (born in Seoul, Korea, 1965), Roberto Pacheco (born in Peru, 1951), Juan Carlos Perdiguero (born in Madrid, Spain, 1963), Endi Poskovic (born in Sarajevo, Bosnia/Herzegovina, 1969), Alberto Rey (born in Cuba 1960), Yoonsook Bai Ryang (born in Korea, 1946), Lars Gustaf Sellstedt (born in Sweden, 1819-1911)

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • Niels Yde Andersen
  • Jozef Bajus
  • George Campos
  • Viktoria M. Ciostek
  • Craig Gerrard-François Centrié
  • Tanya Ganson
  • Ana Maria Hidalgo
  • James K. Y. Kuo
  • and others

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