Filthy Rich: projects made possible by the waste stream
and Ana Peñalba: Philli

January 28, 2017 – March 11, 2017
The Galleries at Moore




Presented at The Galleries at Moore, Filthy Rich: Projects Made Possible by the Waste Stream is an exhibition showcasing twenty-five of the forty-plus projects developed by artists through RAIR’s Special Projects and Residency Programs since the organization’s inception in 2010. Co-curated by Billy Dufala, Director of Residencies and Lucia Thome, Director of Special Projects, Filthy Rich includes sculptural objects, photography, video, performance, and process documentation reflecting the emergence of two prevailing themes: “site as medium” and “material as medium.”

Filthy Rich was accompanied by a special exhibition of 2016 resident Ana Peñalba's work titled Philli.

Ana Peñalba’s practice is built upon continuous research that explores architectural systems and theories, ultimately interpreting their cultural significance through collaborations and varying creative disciplines. This exhibition presents Peñalba’s most recent work that was created during her Fall 2016 residency at RAIR where she had the opportunity to examine Philadelphia’s architectural history and interpret its crowd identity through “spatial post-productions,” past and present.

Filthy Rich featured a roster of public programming including “Recycled Rhythms,” a night of RAIR-inspired music; “This Is Your Life,” a game-show-format presentation of RAIR’s history hosted by Curator, Art Historian and RAIR Collaborator Paul Farber; two trash-themed collage and writing workshops led by RAIR Artist in Residence Ana Peñalba; and a fashion show of clothing designed and created collaboratively by the USchool and Moore Fashion Lab.



Artists in the exhibition: Jaime Alvarez, Mariel Capanna, Mary Ellen Carroll, Chrissy P. Day, The Dufala Brothers, Tim Eads, Jesse Harrod, Gabe Michael Kenney, J. Louise Makary, Martha McDonald, Monument Lab, Theo Mullen, Matt Neff, Ana Peñalba, Francesca Pfister, RAIR, Lauren Ruth, Lucia Thomé, Traction Company, Jeff Williams and Bryan Zanisnik.