10.16 2018

Forever/Siempre and the End of an Era for Space 1026

***This is the last exhibition currently scheduled at 1026 Arch Street***

Space 1026 is excited to welcome Layqa Nuna Yawar to our gallery this November for his exhibition Forever/Siempre. We hope you can join us for the opening on Friday, November 2 from 6-10pm!

Layqa Nuna Yawar’s murals can be found in public spaces around the world, monumentally inscribing silenced narratives of people of color from the Americas and from across the globe. Born in Ecuador, having migrated to the U.S. as a teenager, and now living and working in Newark, NJ, Layqa Nuna Yawar makes work that questions injustice, racism, and xenophobia while celebrating cross-cultural identity and migration. Frequently working with host communities to realize public art projects, Layqa Nuna Yawar uses his art practice to create safe spaces for imagination and identity projection.

Layqa Nuna Yawar’s artwork developed out of a traditional visual arts education, a practice of street art interventions and independent self-organization principles. His practice extends to curation, project production, mural making workshops and educational lectures. Among many other collaborations and social justice initiatives, Layqa Nuna Yawar is currently working on educational programming for an upcoming project with Mural Arts Philadelphia. He is also a fellow at Open Society Foundations, and his work in the foundation’s Moving Walls project was recently covered by the New York Times and NPR.

More about the artist can be found here: https://layqa.info and on his Instagram: @layqanunayawar

Sadly, this is our final scheduled exhibition at 1026 Arch Street after over 20 years of exhibitions, events, and non-stop art making in our unique home. Come out to the opening and help share good vibes for our relocation!

Forever/Siempre: Layqa Nuna Yawar at Space 1026
November 2-23, 2018
First Friday Opening Reception: November 2, 2018, 6-10pm

We even put this on facebook!


Space 1026
1026 Arch Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107