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LUMEN is a nomadic contemporary art experience in New York City featuring emerging and established artists. The goals of LUMEN are to connect artists with each other and the wider community. This annual event brings original visual, performance and installation art to new audiences, under the artistic vision of various curators from across NYC. LUMEN 2016 will take place on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Atlantic Salt Company’s waterfront industrial warehouse and dock, a privately owned site that houses road salt throughout the year. Produced annually by Staten Island Arts, in partnership with Atlantic Salt. Curated by Monica Valenzuela.


Monica Valenzuela is the Deputy Director for Staten Island Arts, sponsor of the Lumen Festival. She has also functioned as a  grantwriter, project manager and freelance photographer. Monica works closely with the diverse cultural ecosystem of Staten Island. Valenzuela identifies alternative spaces for art and is this year’s curator for SIA’s LUMEN, a cutting-edge video and performance art festival on Staten Island’s waterfront.


Staten Island Arts cultivates a sustainable and diverse cultural community for the people of Staten Island by:
• Making the arts accessible to every member of the community.
• Supporting and building recognition for artistic achievement.
• Providing artists, organizations, and arts educators the technical, financial and social resources to encourage cultural production.

2016 Participating Artists

Benjamin Bennett
Vanane Borian
Karla Carballar
Gabri Christa
Day de Dada
Dave Derwin
David DiLillo
Laure Drogoul
Melisande Echanique
John Hastings
Denise Iris
Kristopher Johnson
Matthew Keff
Sinead Keogh
Steve Lambert
Steven Lapcevic
Douglas LaTourette
Justine Lordo
Victoria Munro
Laura Neese
Michael Newton
Lys Obsidian & The Lesbian Underground
Panopoly Performance Laboratory
Arya Sukapura Putra
Nancy Quin
Vernon Reid
Tomas Ronse
Omari Soulfinger
Staten Island Arts Folklife
Staten Island Shakespearean Theater
Stereotype Co.
Scott Van Campen
Vincent Verdi
Jay Weichun

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