Camel Collective

Smack Mellon

92 Plymouth Street, 7

Camel Collective, No Seras Un Extra?o (?) Empez? En Babel. Exhibition Detail, 2020.

Anthony Graves and Carla Herrera-Prats have worked together as Camel Collective since 2010. Camel Collective formed in 2005–6 as a research group at the Whitney Independent Study Program conducting research on labor, the politic of affect, and the history of artist collectives. Together they think through the contradictions of contemporary labor and the myths of cultural production, and use this investigation to create performance, video, sculpture, and photography. Their narrative works replicate social fields; they examine the contradictions of “immaterial” labor and post-production’s inventory of mechanized effects. Camel Collective has exhibited and performed at museums and galleries including Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City (2017); REDCAT Gallery, Los Angeles (2015); Trienal de Artes Frestas, Sesc, Sorocaba, Brazil (2015); the Bard Hessel Museum, Annendale-on-Hudson, New York (2014). Camel has also exhibited works at Ulterior Gallery, Black Ball Projects, Artist's Space, Art in General, Exit Art, and the Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City

About Smack Mellon

Smack Mellon is a nonprofit arts organization located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Smack Mellon’s mission is to nurture and support emerging, under-recognized mid-career and women artists in the creation and exhibition of new work, by providing exhibition opportunities, studio workspace, and access to equipment and technical assistance for the realization of ambitious projects. We see ourselves as a vehicle whereby under-represented artists can create, explore and exhibit their creative ideas outside the concerns of the commercial art world, offering many artists the exposure and recognition they deserve.