Elia Alba: The Supper Club

July 1, 2013-July 1, 2014

Accompanied by a Supper Club Fundraiser


On July 2, 2013, Elia Alba will launch The Supper Club on Recess Analog, the site of Recess’s online residency program. Over the past year, the artist developed The Supper Club in collaboration with Recess. The project brings together 50 artists of color over a series of private dinners, afternoon teas, whiskey socials and other gatherings that encourage dialog across generations, cultures and archetypes. Alba has been photographing, recording, and documenting these private conversations. Recessanalog.org will serve as a forum to present the critical material discussed amongst the artists. Alba will continually update the site with intimate and unique content chronicling the project’s development.

Recess Analog will map the engagements between participating artists and will also serve as a site for artists to respond to the conversation as it evolves. As the series of Supper Club events unfold, Alba will create a portrait of individual participating artists, granting each player a moniker to define his or her role within the larger group. Process shots will appear on recessanalog.org as they are edited and developed. The artist will ultimately arrange these photographs and content into a publication.

Visit The Supper Club.

Participating artists include:
Abigail DeVille, Alejandro Guzman, Alex Rivera, Angel Otero, Arnaldo Morales, Brendan Fernandes, Carlos de Leon Sandoval, Chitra Ganesh, Clifford Owens, Coco Fusco, Dahlia Elysad, David Antonio Cruz, Dawit Petros, Deana Lawson, Derrick Adamas, Firelei Baez, Hank Willis Thomas, Heather Hart, Ivan Monforte, Jacolby Satterwhite, Janelle & Lisa Iglesias, Jaret Vadera, Jayson Keeling, Jennie C. Jones, Juana Valdes, Kalup Linzy, Karina Skvirsky, Kenya Robinson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Lina Puerta, Lorraine O’Grady, Marin Hassinger, Michael Paul Britto, Mickalene Thomas, Miguel Luciano, Nayland Blake, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Nicole Awai, Rachelle Mozman, Rafael Sanchez, Rajkamal Kahlon, Rashawn Griffin, Sanford Biggers, Saya Woolfalk, Shaun Leonardo, Shinique Smith, Simone Leigh, Wanda Ortiz, Xenobia Bailey, and Zachary Fabri (list in formation).

About the Artist:
Elia Alba was born in New York City. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Hunter College in 1994 and completed the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in 2001. Her work has been exhibited at Studio Museum in Harlem, El Museo del Barrio, The RISD Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Science Museum, London, ITAU Cultural Institute, Sao Paolo, Museuo Vacional, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, and the 10th Havana Biennial. Solo shows include Jersey City Museum, Galeria Overfoto, Italy and Black & White Gallery in New York. Awards include, Studio Museum in Harlem Artist-in-Residence Program (1999), New York Foundation for the Arts Grant (Craft 2002 and Photography 2008; Pollack-KrasnerFoundation Grant (2002) and Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (2002 and 2008), LMCCWorkspace Program (2009), Flying Horse Editions (2011).

For more information, email info@recessactivities.org.

Download the press release for The Supper Club