CultureHub: Re-fest 2020

March 12 - March 14, 2020

Downstairs | 66 East 4th Street (Basement Level)

Free Event

An Important Message from CultureHub:

Re-Fest by CultureHub will be fully online this year. We are trying to do our part in holding off on public gatherings. We are instead going to double down on livestreaming. We feel like as an organization, this is what we're best set up to do. Tune in with us starting today and we offer an exhibition tour, performances, discussions, and artist interviews with HowlRound Theatre Commons. Let's see what we can do!

By CultureHub

The theme of Re-Fest 2020 is Regeneration, a forum for intergenerational collaboration that examines our roots and opens new modes of participation in search of new futures. CultureHub was founded by La MaMa and the Seoul Institute of the Arts to foster sustainable models for cross-cultural creativity and understanding.
Re-Fest brings artists, activists, and technologists together to explore our role in re-shaping the future. CultureHub partners with organizations that focus on creative technology, social justice, and arts and culture to make new connections that expand our understanding of the world around us. Presented in an open and interactive format, Re-Fest is a space where new ideas intersect.

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Photo by Alejandro Jaramillo

THURS MARCH 12, 2020

6:30-9:30 PM

6:30 PM Opening Ceremony with Silver Cloud Singers
7:00 PM Hack(Comedy) by Lan Zhang
7:15 PM Re-Generating Text with Style a discussion with Maxwell Neely-Cohen, Allison Parrish, Blair Simmons, and Katy Ilonka Gero
8:30 PM The Wind Catcher by Wenjing Liu
9:30 PM Exhibition Closes

FRI MARCH 13, 2020

6:30-9:30 PM

6:30 PM Exhibition Opens
7:00 PM Heavy Comprehensive Show a discussion with The Santana Project
8:00 PM Telephone by Nora Rodriguez
8:30 PM I miss the good old days by Aaron Moreno Ayala
9:30 PM Exhibition Closes

SAT MARCH 14, 2020

2:00-9:00 PM

11:00 AM La MaMa Kids: Filipino Indigenous Dance Workshop | Tickets
2:00 PM Re/Lens: Old Glass for New Eyes a workshop with Amir Husak and Melissa Friedling | RSVP
4:00 PM Disrupting the Frame a workshop with Robert Pluma, Ann Bennett, Katja Esson, and Simone Salvo | RSVP
5:00 PM Everyday Word Choice as a World Building Strategy a workshop with Leila Kassiri | RSVP
6:00 PM Native 101 a discussion with Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective | RSVP
8:00 PM home. (an excerpt) by Nia & Ness
8:15 PM Maria en Me by John Maria Gutierrez
9:00 PM Exhibition Closes


Andrew Chee, Universal Constructors
Brendan Hoffman, Journalism as Social Practice in Webster City, Iowa
Christina Corfield, Views of Wayward Conduct*
Ernesto Cárcamo Cavazos, Voces*

Iaritza Menjivar, First Generation
June Canedo, mara kuya
Lee Tusman, Messlife*
Lisa Ramsburg, Albert Chao, Edward M. Segal, & Powell Draper, Two Blue Shells

Nuntinee Tansrisakul & Yuguang Zhang, Generative Photography
Rahima Gambo, Tatsuniya II
Sevan Mujukian, Frayed
Siri Lee, ZÀO: A History of Chinese Dishcourse through Famine and Revolution*
Terry Dame, Melting

Uzoma Orji, The Baptism of an Igbo Man
Winnie Yoe, Narratives of Resistance & Resilience: Documenting & Making Sense of the Anti-ELAB Protests in Hong Kong
Yeseul Song, Slow Dimming Study


Aaron Moreno Ayala, I miss the good old days.
Lan Zhang, Hack(Comedy)
Nia & Ness, home.
Nora Rodriguez, Telephone
Wenjing Liu, The Wind Catcher


Alina Constantin & Brianna Shuttleworth: Old Jo’s Story Map
Amir Husak & Melissa Friedling: Re/Lens: Old Glass for New Eyes
Ann Bennet & Katja Esson: Liberty City VR
Leila Kassiri: Everyday Word Choice as a World Building Strategy
Katy Ilonka Gero, Blair Simmons, Maxwell Neely-Cohen, Allison Parrish: Re-Generating Text with Style
Marilyn Nance, Al Santana, RaFia Santana, Ali Santana, Stephanie Santana, Ayinde Santana: The Santana Project
Robert Pluma: Hidden Histories in San Antonio
Re-Fest is free and open to the public. RSVPs are encouraged. Food and drinks will be available from the La MaMa Café in partnership with Palenque Homemade Colombian Food. If you or anyone in your party have accessibility requirements, please contact us at or (917) 463-3917.
*Denotes shared artwork between NYC and LA.

About CultureHub

CultureHub was founded in 2009 in partnership with the Seoul Institute of the Arts in Korea and La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York City to serve the global arts and technology community by offering services such as livestreaming, telepresence, and video and projection design. We connect artists from diverse disciplines and cultures and provide them with environments in which to collaborate, experiment, explore and advance the work of artists experimenting with emerging technologies and fostering new artistic forms.
CultureHub pushes the boundaries of artistic collaboration and experimentation as an incubator for creativity focused on the intersection of art and technology.  We serve local and global communities by providing an open space for creative research, artistic exchange and learning.