Come explore the Lower East Side and ICP during the LES Arts & Culture Open House, with a series of free events at ICP! Join an educator-led tour of ICP’s current exhibitions, tour the state-of-the-art darkrooms and ICP school, or bring your own portfolio of photographs for review during this community event.
Entry to ICP's galleries is free with registration to one of these events. RSVP is required for all events listed below.
2 PM & 3:30 PM - Welcome & Exhibition Tours of Close Enough: New Perspectives from 12 Women Photographers of Magnum and Death in the Making: Reexamining the Iconic Spanish Civil War Photobook with ICP faculty Néstor Pérez-Molière
3–3:30 PM - Darkroom and ICP School Tour
3:30–5 PM - Portfolio Reviews with Christine Callahan in ICP's Library
Space is limited—please reserve your spot in advance. RSVP here.
LES Arts & Culture Open House, organized by FABnyc, part of the citywide Open House NY weekend, is intended to give folks an opportunity to spend time in 20+ cultural spaces in the LES.
Christine Callahan is a native New Yorker. She earned her MFA from Bard College and her BFA from the School of Visual Arts.
Her photographs are in the permanent collections at the Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne, Switzerland and the International Center of Photography, New York. She has exhibited her work widely including at: Aperture Foundation, New York; Cardiff School of Art and Design, Wales; Context Gallery, Northern Ireland; Fototeca del Centro de las Artes, Mexico; Landskrona Museum, Sweden; LiShui Museum of Photography, China and Musée Batha, Morocco.
Christine has received grants from several arts organizations. These include: British Arts Council; National Lottery Fund, Arts Council of Northern Ireland; International Center of Photography and ISE Cultural Foundation.
She has taught photography at the New School, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the State University of New York, NCC. She is a faculty member at Marymount Manhattan College and the International Center of Photography. Her work can be viewed here.
Néstor Pérez-Molière was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and currently resides in The Bronx, New York. His art entails a process of self-discovery; a series of confessionals revealing private conflicts; hoping towards catharsis. Through this cathartic process he hopes to connect with the viewer’s struggles and depathologize negative feelings so that they can be seen as a source for political action rather than its antithesis. Néstor exposes mental health issues like depression, dysmorphia, food addictions, and loneliness: describing their mechanisms, scrutinizing their origins, and illuminating the impossibility of fixing them. His practice mainly takes place in the realm of photography but has also incorporated performance, drawing, video, installation, and intaglio techniques into his works.
He received an MFA from Hunter College and holds a BSc in Botany. He was part of the Artist in the Marketplace 2017 and Creative Capital’s Taller 2019 mentorship programs, and was included in The Bronx Museum of the Art’s Fourth Biennial. He has exhibited at the Museo de las Américas, the Clemente Soto Vélez, Longwood Gallery, and the Liga de Estudiantes de Artes de San Juan, Puerto Rico. Interested in becoming an educator, he currently teaches digital and darkroom photography, as well as media literacy at the Parsons School of Design, Art Academy of Cincinnati, International Center of Photography, THE POINT CDC, and StrudelMediaLive.