Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere


Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere, Parley, 2015. Installation view at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse. © photo: Tod Seelie/Gothamist.

Parley uses the musical framework of call and response to form a multilingual dialogue between two voices. The conversation is created through cut-up techniques and sampling of song lyrics from the early days of hip-hop. The piece is spoken by b-girl Rokafella (Ana Garcia) and MC Lady L (Lynn Saunders), both significant innovators in the hip hop scene.

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Angel Nevarez (b. Mexico City, Mexico)

Valerie Tevere (b. Chicago, IL. USA)

(based in Brooklyn, NY)

Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere are multidisciplinary artists whose projects and research investigate contemporary music and sound, the electromagnetic spectrum, dissent, and public fora. Their interests lie in the formation of itinerant, performative, and discursive-based social spaces with works that move between the spatial simultaneity of performance and enunciation, reflecting upon political agency through lyrics, audio, and transmission.

Solo exhibitions and projects include: Botkyrka Konsthall, Sweden; the Staten Island Ferry, NYC; Museo de Arte Raúl Anguiano, Guadalajara, Mexico; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA; and their forthcoming survey exhibition at ICA, Philadelphia (Feb. 2016). Nevarez and Tevere’s work has been exhibited, performed, and screened at international venues including The Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, New Museum, Creative Time, The Kitchen, Eyebeam, and Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York; Manifesta 8/ Spain; Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden/Oslo, Norway; Casino Luxembourg, LU; C/O, Careof, Milan, Italy; HDLU – Mestrovic Pavilion, Zagreb, Croatia; Centre d’Art Passerelle, Brest, France; among others. Their recent fellowships include a Creative Capital fellowship, an Art Matters grant, an NEA project grant, and a Franklin Furnace Performance Art fellowship.

Nevarez is an artist, musician, and Faculty in the MFA Fine Arts Program at SVA, NY. Tevere is an artist and Professor of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island / City University of New York.