Visual Collaborative…redefining the essence of arts
Visual Collaborative, originally a traveling exhibition, was created by multidisciplinary designer and technologist Adé Abayomi Olufeko in the autumn of 2006, having observed the relationship between artists and the barriers to entry towards innovation.
Initiated in Minneapolis with partnerships in New York City, and similar communities to date has showcased the works of artists in the U.S cities of Minneapolis, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, Columbia Maryland, and Washington D.C., expanding its database of artists and audiences.
The group’s inaugural event which headlined Miko Simmons and Linda Zacks, took place in 2007 at the Center for Independent Artists, inside Instituto de Cultura y Educacion located in a community of South Minneapolis. It was broadcast internationally on AIT.
The Visual Collaborative exhibitions occur in a traveling formatted pattern, happening as pop-ups in reputable galleries, lofts or donated spaces by private owners who include art enthusiasts and lifelong patrons of the arts. Serves as a platform for artists, scientists and curators, incorporating post-digital experiences with various communities. In its second year after a successful exhibition in the art district of Miami, momentum of the initiative slowed down due to events of the Great Recession, rebooting several years later with reassessed values. The objectives of the platform and its communal contributions identify with the creative economy.
Visual Collaborative incorporated in 2008 in the United States & is parent entity of indigenous and Lagos based group “The Avenue Creative LTD.”
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