Gina Goico

Smack Mellon

92 Plymouth Street, 2

Gina Goico, Pelliza Projects, ongoing, fabric, installation
Gina Goico, Pelliza Projects, Ongoing, Fabric, Installation

Through her work, Goico navigates her identity and the spaces where she exists in the Dominican Republic and the United States. In the process, she has come to create a diverse body of work that ranges from collage to installations, ink drawings and performance. Besides the commonalities that reside in the conceptual process, her work tends to share bright magentas, patterns, fabric and imagery that connects to the Caribbean. Currently her largest body of work is Imagined Identities, part of the #ATABEY project which explores Dominican women’s desire, survival, aggressions and rebellions through participatory research, creating new artistic and academic narratives about the lived experiences of women in the Dominican Republic and its diasporas.  Goico has participated in Artist In the Marketplace (AIM) at The Bronx Museum of the Arts; The Laundromat Project, Kelly Street Resident Artist, Bronx, NY; Bronx Art Space Summer Resident Artist; and Red Bull House of Art, Resident Artist, Detroit, MI.

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.