Vox Populi Gallery

Vox Populi Gallery
319 North 11th Street, 3rd Floor
215-238-1236

Mission Statement:

Vox Populi is an artist collective that works to support the challenging and experimental work of under-represented artists with monthly exhibitions, gallery talks, performances, lectures, and related programming.

About:

Founded in 1988, Vox Populi is an artist collective that works to support the challenging and experimental work of under-represented artists with monthly exhibitions, gallery talks, performances, lectures, and related programming. For over 20 years, Vox has played a unique role in the cultural life of Philadelphia by bringing our audience a diverse range of programming and providing a supportive environment in which artists can take risks and gain valuable professional experience.

With a rotating membership and a commitment to working collectively, the gallery is a vital forum for the development and exchange of artistic ideas. Vox's comprehensive exhibition schedule includes solo shows of both member and guest artists, a curated video lounge, annual guest-curated shows, exchanges with peer organizations and group shows that provide critical exposure for emerging artists.


Upcoming Events at Vox Populi Gallery

Back From the Dead

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Recent News

Vox Populi is Proud to Announce 'Malachi Lily' as 2019 Black Box Curatorial Fellow

Philadelphia, PA -- Vox Populi is proud to announce Malachi Lily as 2019 Black Box Curatorial Fellow. Selected from an open call issued to Philadelphia-area curators and organizers of time-based artwork (performance, film/video, dance, music, and…

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Now Accepting Applications: Black Box Curatorial Fellowship

Now Accepting Applications Through 1/20/19 Black Box Curatorial Fellowship Open Callsupporting curators of time-based artwork and performance Since 2013, Vox Populi has supported the work of curators focusing on time-based arts and performance…

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Support Our 30th Year By Giving To Our Annual Appeal + Print Sale

Celebrating Our 30th YearFor 30 years now, Vox Populi has presented original, thought-provoking and experimental exhibitions and programs that have challenged and expanded our concepts of what art can be or do. Artist-ran organizations like ours are…

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Applications Now Open for 2019 Guest Artists and Exhibitions Open Call

2019 Guest Artists and Exhibitions Open CallMonday, September 17 - Monday, October 22 Vox Populi is accepting applications for Guest Artists and Curated Exhibitions now through Monday, October 22, 2018 at 11:59pm. The application is available via…

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Vox Populi Announces New Executive Director Danny Orendorff

Vox Populi announces the appointment of Danny Orendorff as Executive Director. Orendorff joins the organization full-time on June 15, 2018."We are very excited for Danny to join the organization as his background working in collaborative…

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Introducing the $30 at 30 Campaign to Celebrate Our 30th Anniversary!

Donate to Vox - Win a trip to Deer Isle, Maine & Support our 30th Anniversary CelebrationsRaffle tickets are available through June 21, here!Donate to Vox For a Chance to Win a Trip to Maine!Make a donation of $30 to Vox Populi by June 21 and…

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Submissions to Get Your Applications For Our Open Call - VOX XIV

Submit to VOX XIV Juried by Didier William 7 more days to get your applications in! Vox Populi is accepting submissions for VOX XIV - our fourteenth annual juried exhibition of emerging artists which will take place July 13th - August 5th,…

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Vox Populi Gallery News : Executive Director Search

We are now seeking candidates for the next Executive Director of Vox Populi!Vox PopuliVox Populi is a nonprofit arts collective with a mission to support the challenging and experimental work of emerging and underrepresented contemporary artists.…

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Deadline Extended for 2018 Guest Artist Call!

Vox Populi is pleased to announce an open call for our guest program, an opportunity for artists and curators outside of Philadelphia to have a solo exhibition in one of our four gallery spaces in 2018. Guest artists will be awarded a $500…

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Vox Populi Gallery News November 1, 2017

KRISTEN NEVILLE TAYLOR Signals (Catch and Release)Kristen Neville Taylor asks how the valuation of resources influences our perception of nature, and at what cost. The artist borrows terminology from recreational fishing to describe a method of…

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Vox XIII: Are 'Friends' Electric? Juried by Aria Dean and David Hartt

You know I hate to askBut are 'friends' electric?Only mine's broke downAnd now I've no-one to loveAre 'Friends' Electric? is Vox Populi's thirteenth annual juried exhibition, featuring work by fifteen contemporaries selected by this year's jurors,…

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Call for New Members 2017 Deadline March 31

Vox Populi is currently seeking applications for new members. Visual and performing artists, writers, and curators that are engaged in experimental methods are encouraged to apply. Vox Populi is looking for individuals that are committed to their…

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Call for New Members 2017

Due March 15th, 2017Vox Populi is currently seeking applications for new members. Visual and performing artists, writers, and curators that are engaged in experimental methods are encouraged to apply. Vox Populi is looking for individuals that are…

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Introducing Our New Executive Director James Merle Thomas

Vox Populi is pleased to announce and welcome its next Executive Director, James Merle Thomas. Joining the organization after recently moving to Philadelphia, Thomas currently teaches Global Contemporary Art at Tyler School of Art at Temple…

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Executive Director Search Opens Until November 7, 2016

Congratulations to our Executive Director Bree Pickering who will be leaving Vox this month to become Director of MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury) in New South Wales, Australia! We are extremely grateful to Bree for her leadership over the last two…

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That Which Cannot Not Be

Vox Populi is pleased to present That Which Cannot Not Be, a group exhibition of artists working in Philadelphia, USA and Sydney, Australia: Camae Ayewa, Ella Barclay, Marley Dawson, Catherine Pancake, Mike Parr, Adri Valery Wens, Wilmer Wilson…

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Open Call for 2017 Guest Program

Vox Populi is pleased to announce an open call for our guest program, an opportunity for artists and curators outside of Philadelphia to have a solo exhibition in one of our four gallery spaces in 2017. Guest artists will be awarded a $500…

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Exhibition: Playdate

PLAYDATE: A group exhibition featuring the work of Lucia Alber, Clarissa Caponera, MacKenzie Clark, and Katie RauthFollowing a year of professional collaboration as interns at Vox Populi, four emerging Philadelphia-based artists, Lucia Alber,…

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Imperceptibly and Slowly Opening curated by Caroline Picard

Curated by Caroline PicardSebastian Alvarez, Srijon Chowdhury, Katy Cowan, Zoe Crosher, Lindsey French, Essi Kausalainen, Steve Ruiz, John Steck Jr., Linda Tegg, & Andrew YangResponding to a new field of critical thought, Imperceptibly and…

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Jesse Harrod: Toxic Shock and the Hot Dog

Toxic Shock and the Hotdog features new work by Jesse Harrod that engages the intersections of social support, queer community, and D.I.Y. punk. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a large-scale sculpture that doubles as a wall that supports a…

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Open Call To Sumbit the Application : Juried by Gordon Hall and Brian Droitcour

Vox Populi is accepting submissions for VOX XII - our twelfth annual juried exhibition of emerging artists, which will take place July 1st - July 31st 2016. The deadline for the open call is Sunday, May 08, 2016. To apply, download a prospectus here…

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Exhibition: Eliza Myrie - Building a Wall Through My Father

Building a Wall Through My FatherBuilding a Wall Through My Father serves as a proposition for a sculpture that today remains unrealized. Operating as miniatures the works on view stand-in for a longer-term project in which Eliza Myrie apprentices…

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Vox Populi Gallery Exhibitions and Prgrams for March/April 2016

Philadelphia, PA -- Vox Populi is pleased to announce the following exhibitions, on view through Sunday, April 24th, 2016, the first one of a new, two-month exhibition schedule. Joe Bartram's TURNSTILE UNDERBELLY investigates how cultural identities…

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Open Call for New Members

Due March 15th, 2016 Vox Populi is currently seeking applications for new members. Visual and performing artists, writers, and curators that are engaged in experimental methods are encouraged to apply. Vox Populi is looking for individuals that are…

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Peter Allen Hoffmann- Given Again Exhibition at Vox Populi

Peter Allen Hoffmann’s paintings harken to a historical optimism through the combined rendering of both paintings of quilts and the American landscape. By taking a close examination of the hand in craft in conversation with boundless vistas,…

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Gracemarie Keaton: Vitreous Exhibition at Vox Populi

Skipping step, missing ground a hand that forms itself caresses its eyes shadow dictates between two things there is a pane no white ink makes small intentions glass molded lense to look is to turn your back rich hues impress the weakened reflection…

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Erin Murray - Space to Fill Exhibition at Vox Populi

Space to Fill represents a search for meaning within the built environment, and deploys the intense focus of representational drawing in an attempt to understand our most common and iterative architectural habits; that which represents our most…

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Stephanie Bursese - Changing the Tense Exhibtion at Vox Populi

Changing the Tense is an installation that uses architectural intrusions and photography to experiment with how your body moves through space. The experiment begins as you enter the gallery, where you are confronted with an obstacle. This intrusion…

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Alternative Currencies - KCHUNG, The Luminary, Possible Press, and Threewalls

Philadelphia, PA - This October, Vox Populi is pleased to host four alternative arts organizations: Threewalls (Chicago), Possible Press (Atlanta), The Luminary (St. Louis), and KCHUNG (Los Angeles). Vox Populi dedicates its entire exhibition space…

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2016 Guest Artist Open Call

Applications Due September 14, 2015 Vox Populi is pleased to announce an open call for our guest artist program, an opportunity for artists outside of Philadelphia to have a solo exhibition in one of our four gallery spaces in 2016. Guest artists…

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Eleventh Annual Juried Exhibition - VOX XI: Material Studies

VOX XI: Material Studies features work by Roxana Azar (Meadowbrook, PA), Kyle Bauer (Baltimore), Julia Brown (Washington, DC), Kat Chamberlin (Brooklyn, NY), Lisa Dillin (Baltimore), Alex Ebstein (Baltimore), J. Michael Ford (Chicago), Lauren…

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Exhibition - With For And Against

With For And Against is a collection of discrete presentations of the work of these nine artists. Joe Bartram's collage and installation extends his examination of how a populous builds a relationship with its environment, acquiring and utilizing…

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Exhibition - Rachel Maclean - Over The Rainbow

Inspired by the Technicolor utopias of children's television, Over The Rainbow invites the viewer into a shape­shifting world inhabited by cuddly monsters, faceless clones and gruesome pop divas. Shot entirely using green­screen the film presents…

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Exhibition - Sharon Koelblinger

A Scar is a Question Mark Sharon Koelblinger's work explores cyclical relationships between loss and desire, perfection and fallibility, repetition and rarity. In A Scar is a Question Mark, Koelblinger reflects upon her relationship with her father…

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Exhibition - Gabriel Boyce

Shirts and StonesGabriel Boyce's installation Shirts and Stones plays with material through gesture creating a visceral landscape. The title of the installation clearly defines the material whereas the installation itself is an abstracted reference…

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Exhibition - Erica Prince

DollhouseDollhouses are understood as gendered spaces for speculation and idealization. They are interpretive play spaces for the enactment of social and identity constructs. In her second exhibition at Vox Populi, Erica Prince presents the…

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Exhibition - Jon Malis

Base LandscapesDrawn from physical viewing surfaces, precise test charts, neglected scientific specimens, and ambiguous memories, Jon Malis' work centers around concepts of presentation and interpretation.Malis differentiates creative visual content…

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Opening - Surf Club

Curated by the Vox artist membership. In Fourth Wall, Chiara No…

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Exhibition: Rachel Debuque, Danielle Mysliwiec.......

DANIELLE MYSLIWIECQuatrainIn this new body of work, Danielle Mysliwiec presents four suites of paintings, each suite a set of variations on a theme. In Nocturne and Crocus, Mysliwiec continues her creation of oil paintings that masquerade as woven…

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Exhibit: Dream House

Erin Murray, Edward Murray Dream House DREAM HOUSE brings to limited realization a long abandoned architectural dream, surfacing an alternate timeline for a family since fractured. In a way, a gift to the architect. In another way, his soul laid…

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Exhibit: Axon Ladder

Catherine Pancake Axon Ladder HD Video shot on Phantom Miro 2-Channel Sound Axon Ladder is a collaborative project with Pancake, sound artist Bhob Rainey, and choreographer Meg Foley. The video and sound installation is built upon shared interests…

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Exhibit: Hyperpyrexic

Alexander Rosenberg Hyperpyrexic Alexander Rosenberg is a Philadelphia-based artist and educator. He received a BFA in glass from Rhode Island School of Design and Master of Science in Visual Studies from MIT. His artistic practice is rooted in the…

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Exhibit: Beat Your Altar

Mark Stockton Beat Your Altar “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.” – Walt Whitman Beat Your Altar is a drawing-based installation that continues to build on my interest in…

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Exhibit: Episodes of Violence

Jody Wood and Mikel Durlam Episodes of Violence Drawing inspiration from popular crime drama television, Episodes of Violence acts to examine and unravel specific formulaic devices by reducing scenes to their fundamental components. Focusing on the…

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Exhibit - Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Laura Bernstein, Lydia Hardwick, Rachel RotenbergBetween a rock and a hard place.Curated by Kelsey Halliday JohnsonBetween a rock and a hard place. offers a sculptural conversation between three female artists: Laura Bernstein (Philadelphia/NYC),…

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Exhibit - Still Wearing Each Other When Alone

Jordan Artim, Anthony Cudahy, Aimee Goguen, Matt Morris, Mathew ParkinStill Wearing Each Other When AloneCurated by Kris Harzinski and Will HaugheryBe my Jordan, and I’ll be your Pippen. Be my Mulder, and I’ll be your Scully. Be my Jenko, and…

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Exhibit - Errata

Micah Danges, Luke StettnerErrataCurated by Becky SussErrata is a two-person show featuring Micah Danges and Luke Stettner, curated by Vox member Becky Suss. Stettner’s work for this exhibition includes small photographs, fruit pits, drawings on…

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Exhibit - Room For The Whole Wide World

Elisa Gabor, Sanaz Mazinani, Anna Neighbor, Sarah Palmer, Elisabeth TonnardRoom For The Whole Wide WorldCurated by Jay MuhlinRoom for the Whole Wide World offers five artists’ findings from the field of abstraction, using ideas rooted in…

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Exhibit - Harvest

At Fourth WallChaja Hertog And Nir NadlerAn abnormal phenomenon occurs in an olive grove as one of the trees evokes an uprising.Inspired by the ancient olive harvesting methods in which aggression and cultivation come together, the film portrays the…

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Vox Populi Gallery and AUX Performance Space Seek Two Curatorial Fellows

Vox Populi Gallery and AUX Performance Space seek a visionary, experimental, and proactive writer/curator/artist to participate in critical research in time-based performance and media arts in Philadelphia. After a two month period of research, the…

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Vox Populi Gallery Exhibits - February 2014

Please join us for the opening of the following exhibitions, on view through March 2nd. Features the first solo exhibitions of some of Vox Populi's newest members, Maria Dumlao, Jay Muhlin, Erica Prince, and Leigh Van Duzer, along with Fourth Wall…

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