EXHIBITION INFORMATION

Civic TV is currently a nomadic arts space.  After operating out of three locations in Houston's East End for the first four years of operation, we transitioned to a nomadic model in the summer of 2018 in order to develop more sustainable practices for our non-profit organization.

As a nomadic art space our exhibition schedule relies on donated space, and as such can be irregular.  You can keep up with our exhibition schedule here, or by liking our Facebook page.  

A full list of our past exhibitions and sound program events can be seen on the Arts Space page of this website.

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

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DECEMBER 7TH - DECEMBER 18TH

OPENING: SATURDAY, DEC. 7TH, 6 - 9PM

LOCATION: ARC House

LINK TO EVENT PAGE HERE

Civic TV and ARC House are pleased to present Fountain, an exhibition of Berlin & Houston-based artist Elisabeth Mladenov’s latest work, a series of large-scale paintings exploring process-based abstraction. Evolved through spontaneous, unplanned movements akin to improvised dance, the exhibition examines the notion that a painting can act as a record of a body's performance with a canvas.

Fountain is a Civic TV Nomadic Exhibition graciously hosted by ARC House.

MOST RECENT EXHIBITIONS

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FEBRUARY 2ND - FEBRUARY 7TH

OPENING: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND, 6 - 9PM

LOCATION: AURORA PICTURE SHOW

LINK TO EVENT PAGE HERE

Civic TV is pleased to present the second installment of our Give Me Shelter exhibition series, Give Me Shelter (Aurora), a Civic TV Nomadic Exhibition graciously co-produced by Aurora Picture Show, and curated by Terry Suprean and Luke Harnden.   

Co-developed by artist collectives Civic TV Laboratories (Houston) and Beefhaus (Dallas), the Give Me Shelterexhibition series was conceived to catalyze new methodologies for organizing encounters between artists and artist-run spaces across the state of Texas.  Artists included in the exhibition are Houston artists Shannon Crider, London Ham, and David Janesko, and Dallas artists Alison Starr and William Sarradet.  The work in the exhibition examines new strategies for the deconstruction and recontextualization of video and the media it spawns through sculpture, performance, installation, and print.

PREVIOUS EXHIBITION

JULY 14TH - AUGUST 25TH

OPENING: JULY 14TH

NEIL EBBFLO

PORTALVISUAL ITERATE FUNCTION SYSTEMS DIRECT & EXTERNAL

Civic TV, in collaboration with Flatland Gallery, is pleased to announce the opening of video artist Neil Ebbflo’s exhibition “Portal: Visual Iterate Function Systems Direct and External”; our first nomadic exhibition after the closing of our Freeman Street location. The exhibition explores connections between feedback loops, topological systems, and the phenomenon of pareidolia through a three-part interactive installation that deconstructs the moving image into a multifaceted sensorial experience. Neil Ebbflo, the pseudonym used by Neil Jody for his various video projects, is a professor of mathematics at San Jacinto College and an expert in analog video synthesizers which he uses to sculpt light and sound frequencies into process based abstractions that reveal a nuanced world behind our traditional experience with the time-based medium. In addition Ebbflo will release the first book of his work entitled “Totems” at the opening, a publication of the Free International University -Texas.

PREVIOUS EXHIBITION

JUNE 2ND - JUNE 30TH

OPENING: JUNE 2ND

GIVE ME SHELTER

Civic TV is pleased to announce the opening of “Give Me Shelter”, an exhibition by former members of the Dallas based Beefhaus collective in collaboration with members of Civic TV Laboratories. This exhibition marks the start of a series of gestures between Dallas and Houston based artists and collectives aimed at sparking cross-pollination between the two cities.

More Information Here

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MARCH 17TH - APRIL 14TH

OPENING: MARCH 17TH

HENRY G. SANCHEZ - PATRIOT GAME

Civic TV is pleased to announce the opening of Patriot Game, an exhibition by artist Henry G. Sanchez.

Patriot Game is a participatory multimedia-based project created by Sanchez in collaboration with fellow members of the Houston Chapter of United We Dream.  The project experiments with redefining the concepts, terms, and vernacular associated with the United States social contract and notions of patriotism.

PREVIOUS EXHIBITION

JANUARY 20TH - FEBRUARY 28TH

OPENING: JANUARY 19TH

CLOSING: FEBRUARY 24TH

TEX KERSCHEN - SWINE

Civic TV is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition of the collage based works of artist, musician, writer, and curator Tex Kerschen.

More information here.

PREVIOUS EXHIBITION

NOVEMBER 18TH - JANUARY 7TH

OPENING: NOVEMBER 18TH

DANIEL HIPOLITO - DEVELOPMENTS 

Hipolito's Developments series is an ongoing Instagram-based photography project. This exhibition chronicles the first three years of the project, and will also be the release of a a photography book of the series published by Civic TV & the FIU-Texas.

For more information on the exhibition and the publication >