ROMEO

A CURATORIAL PROJECT & EXHIBITION SPACE ORGANIZED BY AUREL SCHMIDT 2016 - 2018

Artists exhibited

Adam Zhu, Ali Bonfils, Andy Robertson, Ann Hirsch, Agnes Scherer, Al Hansen, Alexander Nolan, Alpha Channeling, Amelie von Wulffen, Amy Bessone, Andrej Dubravsky, Andy Cahill, Anna Rosen, Anton Van Dalen, Antonio Lopez, Artaksiniya, Arvid Logan, Aura Rosenberg, Aurel Schmidt, Austin English, Betty Tompkins, Bjarne Melgaard, Bradley Kronz, Butt Johnson, Caitlin Keogh, Carson Foley, Chelsea Culprit, Chris Milic, Dan Burkhart, David Harrison, De Se Escobar, Dylan Kraus, E’wao Kagoshima, Ebecho Muslimova, Elliot Kaufman, Frances Waite, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Gina Beavers, Ginny Casey, Gobby, Gogo Graham, Hasbeens & Willbees, Hayley Silverman, Huston Ripley, Irena Jurek, Ivy Haldeman, Jacques Louis Vidal, Jason Brinkerhoff, Jason McLean, Jason Nocito, Jason Tomme, Jeanette Hayes, Jennifer May Reiland, Joe Brainard, Joe Roberts, Jon Kessler, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Joseph Geagan, Josh Mannis, Keegan Dakkar, Ken Kagami, Kinke Kooi, Laura Piasta, Lee Zimmerman, Lionel Ziprin, Lisa Signorini, Liz Craft, Lizzi Bougatsos, Maggie Lee, Marc Kokopeli, Maria Calandra, Marilyn Minter, Martin Wong, Martina Cox, Mary Reid Kelley, Maureen Gallace, Meghan Lynch, Milano Chow, Nancy Barber, Naomi Fisher, Nate Antolik, Nick Atkins, Noelle Lee, Patia Borja, Portia Munson, Raúl De Nieves, Rita Ackermann, Robert Bittenbender, Rose Salane, Ruth Marten, Ry Fyan, Sadie Laska, Sam Anderson, Sanya Kantarovsky, Sara Glick, Shawn Powers, Shay Semple, Sophie Stone, Spencer Sweeney, Stanya Kahn, Stefanie Popp, Stewart Uoo, Stu Mead, Tom Thayer, Vaginal Davis, Will Sheldon, William Stone, Zak Kitnick

EXHIBITIONS

ROMEO UPSTATE presented by HASBEENS & WILLBEES 11 Delaware Ave. Andes NY JUNE 29 - JULY 22 2018

Nick Atkins, Nancy Barber, Ali Bonfils, Keegan Dakkar, Carson Foley, Joseph Geagan, Will Sheldon & GoGo Graham, Raul de Nieves, Andy Robertson, Anna Rosen, WILLIAM Stone, Gobby & Elliot Kaufman & Lee Zimmerman, Aurel Schmidt & Adam Zhu

SLEEPING ON THE SKIN OF A NIGHTMARE 4 E. 4TH ST. NEW YORK NY APRIL 7 - APRIL 30 2017

A GROUP show of post-magic modern mystery ORGANIZED WITH DYLAN KRAUS

William Stone, Sophie Stone, Sadie Laska, Ry Fyan, Raúl De Nieves, Lionel Ziprin, Jason Nocito, Huston Ripley, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Dylan Kraus, David Harrison, Dan Burkhart, Caitlin Keogh

The Castle Walls are High, but My Hair is Long 90 LUDLOW ST. NEW YORK NY OCTOBER 30 - DECEMBER 24 2016

Sam Anderson,  Robert Bittenbender,  Liz Craft,  Jon Kessler,  Marc Kokopeli, Hayley Silverman

Tie His Hands Gently 90 LUDLOW ST. NEW YORK NY December 10 - 24 2016

Agnes Scherer, Alpha Channeling, Amy Bessone, Andrej Dubravsky, Ann Hirsch, Aura Rosenberg, Aurel Schmidt, Betty Tompkins, Frances Waite, Ginny Casey, Irena Jurek, Ivy Haldeman, Jennifer May Reiland, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Joseph Geagan, Kinke Kooi, Lisa Signorini, Marilyn Minter, Martin Wong, Martina Cox, Meghan Lynch, Naomi Fisher, Noelle Lee, Patia Borja, Portia Munson, Rose Salane, Ruth Marten, Sara Glick, Stu Mea

baby i'm a star 90 ludlow st. new york NY september 17 - october 2 2016

Antonio Lopez, Artaksiniya, Arvid Logan, aurel schmidt, Bjarne Melgaard, Chelsea Culprit, De Se Escobar, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Gina Beavers, Jeanette Hayes, Lisa Signorini, Lizzi Bougatsos, Maggie Lee, Raúl De Nieves, Sadie Laska, Shawn Powers, Stewart Uoo & Vaginal Davis

BABY I'M A STAR channels fashion via ouija board; the ghost of Sigmund Freud just showed up in studded Louboutin boots and she is with us now. She tells us that Fashion is mutating zone, a tool of sublimation to channel our pain, our hate, and this deep desire to be loved - infinitely - in a reaction against society for society. Our dreams sewn onto a gilded golden gown, we made ourselves, with a sticky September issue & a sewing machine. Replica Versace + iron on Supreme, we do our best, to be like them, but we are better than them, we are the real stars. The adderall stardust lights our path, we catwalk, we moan. The ring of last night’s lipstick creates a perfect circle, we pass through it gently, trying not to snag our Westwood Wolfords on the freshly sharpened teeth. Things fall apart, our Gods are melting. Kim Kardashian’s vampire facial filling all our special holes, poppy red tears, scarlet red tears, crimson and coral. i love you DADDY i hate you MOMMY. Our need for terror is complete. A capitalist structure and a mutated impulse, The new color for THE FALL is BLACK.

FASHION show & AUCTION presented by  Hasbeens & Willbees  styled by Avena Gallagher

featuring Historic Designer Vintage, BARRAGÁN NYC, Bjarne Melgaard, Bror August, Electric Feathers, Gauntlett Cheng, GOGO Graham,  Lou Dallas, Vaquera, Women’s History Museum with special additions by Akeem Smith, Aurel Schmidt & Arvid logan

INAUGURAL EXHIBITION 90 LUDLOW NEW YORK NY APRIL 10 - MAY 8 2016

Rita Ackermann, Nate Antolik, Gina Beavers, Joe Brainard, Jason Brinkerhoff, Andy Cahill, Maria Calandra,  Milano Chow, Anton Van Dalen, Austin English, DeSe Escobar, Maureen Gallace, Joseph Geagan, Al Hansen, Jeanette Hayes, Butt Johnson, Irena Jurek, E’wao Kagoshima, Ken Kagami, Stanya Kahn, Sanya Kantarovsky, Mary Reid Kelley, Zak Kitnick, Kinke Kooi, Bradley Kronz, Sadie Laska, Josh Mannis, Jason McLean, Christopher Milic, Ebecho Muslimova, Alexander Nolan, Laura Piasta, Stefanie Popp, Joe Roberts, Aurel Schmidt, Shay Semple, Spencer Sweeney, Tom Thayer, Jason Tomme, Shay Semple, Will Sheldon, Jacques Louis Vidal & Amelie von Wulffen

JEANETTE HAYES JEANETTICALLY MODIFIED 90 LUDLOW NEW YORK NY JUNE 2 - 18 2017

CHRIS MILIC 90 LUDLOW NEW YORK NY MARCH 17 - 26 2017

SHAY SEMPLE DEMARCATION LINE 90 LUDLOW NEW YORK NY JANUARY 10 - 29 2017

In Demarcation Line Semple appropriates the iconography of antiquated mass culture and repositions it alongside a series of stark lineations to elucidate the increasingly obtuse lines between both national identity and 20th century political ideology in the post-Brexit/Post-Trump West. Vintage Dutch postcards, Celtic borders, gnomes and garden ornamentation, Abba, Kraft caramel apples and old food packaging, working class punk slogans and 80s cartoons are used to make up a lexicon of Western cultural signifiers assuaging in their familiarity as nostalgic antecedents for the pre-millennial West.

In a popular and much imitated series of pre-war illustrated postcards, Dutch children were depicted innocently navigating through precarious situations of farm animal mutiny, naive declarations of romantic affection and perfunctory philosophical musings set against idyllic backdrops of tulip fields and windmills. As the postcards presented a bucolic facade of Euro homogeneity circa mid century, Semple repurposes the iconography to reflect the seismic changes taken place in past decades and our increasing balkanized culture.

nate antolik saint augustine  90 LUDLOW ST. NEW YORK NY november 19 - december 4 2016


will sheldon + gobby 90 LUDLOW ST. NEW YORK NY  october 16 - november 6  2016


JOSEPH GEAGAN   TOAST FOR OLD CHUM   90 LUDLOW ST. NEW YORK NY JUNE 25 - JULY 24  2016

IRENA JUREK   Teddies, Trench Coats & Tiaras  90 LUDLOW ST. NEW YORK NY July 28 - August 19   2016