Art Gallery

Swing Forward
While Swaying Back

Swing ForwardWhile Swaying Back,Yemaya, We are Here, because you were there, Yelaine Rodriguez 2017 Video: Melanie Gonzalez; Performer: Dada Coz.

Yelaine Rodriguez Maman Brigitte, We are here, because you were there, 2018 Concept & Costume Design by Yelaine Rodriguez. Photograph by Alexandra Muñoz.


October 3 - December 5, 2018
Free Admission

Six Bronx artists envision alternate futures through collaborative installations that provocatively and poetically challenge their audiences. Each project simultaneously draws on rich and varied art, activist, and cultural histories to search for something beyond itself - whether in relation to economies of generosity and exchange, practical information about immigration rights, or complex conversations about cultural heritage.


Alicia Grullón
Blanka Amezkua
Fran Ilich
Francheska Alcantara
Walter Cruz
Yelaine Rodriguez


Amanda McDonald Crowley

A collaboration between the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, the Bronx Council on the Arts,
and the Bronx Arts Alliance.

Art Gallery Events and Public Events


Opening Reception
Wed., Oct 3, 5:30 pm — 8:30 pm

Closing Reception
Wed., Dec 5, 6:30 pm — 8:30 pm

Fall 2018
Gallery Hours

Tuesday 1:00 pm 7:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm 7:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm 7:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm 7:00 pm

Closed Monday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
Wheelchair accessible

450 Grand Concourse, Room C-190
(at 149th Street)
Bronx, NY 10451

Hostos is easily accessible by the 2, 4, and 5 IRT Trains.
Click here for detailed directions.

Phone: 718-518-6728

For more information on events and programs please visit

This exhibition is made possible with funding from National Endowment for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYS Council on the Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Hostos Center for the Arts "&" Culture, Bronx Tourism Council, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., NYC Council Members Andrew Cohen, Andy King, Melissa Mark-Viverito and James Vacca and the Bronx Delegation of the City Council.