2016 Kansas City Flatfile And Digitalfile

06/11/2016 - 09/24/2016
2016 Kansas City Flatfile And Digitalfile

The H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute presents the 2016 Kansas City Flatfile & Digitalfile, an invitational biennial exhibition including artwork by 225 regional visual artists.

Visitors are invited to browse through artist portfolios and view rotating installations of artwork selected by local and regional guest curators. Visit www.kcai.edu/artspace for additional information and public programs.

Closing reception: Friday, September 23, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
A closing reception for the 2016 Kansas City Flatfile & Digitalfile with entertainment by DJ Ian Teeple.

Guest Curator Schedule

JUNE 10 – JUNE 28

Stefanie Kae Dlugosz-Acton | Assistant Curator, Architecture, Design, and Decorative Arts, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kendall Harbin | Co-Director, Front/Space
Amy Kligman | Executive & Artistic Director, Charlotte Street Foundation
Lynnette Miranda | Curator in Residence, Charlotte Street Foundation

Digitalfile: Camile Messerley | Intern, H&R Block Artspace

JUNE 29 – JULY 19

Maria Elena Buszek |Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Visual Arts, University of Colorado, Denver

Eric & Erin Dodson | Kiosk Gallery

JULY 20 – JULY 30

Archive Collective

Megan Pobywajlo, Max Wagner, Brandon Forrest Frederick, Casey Holden, Alec Smith and Briana Bosworth


Nicole J. Caruth | Director of pedagogy and public practice, The Union for Contemporary Art, Omaha
Brea McAnally & James McAnally | Curators, The Luminary, St. Louis
Cambria Potter & Hannah Lodwick | Curators, 50/50

Digitalfile: Caitlin Horsmon | Associate Professor, Communication Studies, University of Missouri, Kansas City


Joe Houston | Curator, Hallmark Art Collection*
Todd Tubutis | Associate Director, Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln*
Aileen June Wang | Associate Curator, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum, Kansas State University, Manhattan*
Digitalfile: Trey Hock | Assistant Professor, Filmmaking, Kansas City Art Institute

* Flatfile Juror’s Choice Award Judges


Barry Anderson |Professor, Department of Fine Art, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Tom Lewis | Associate Professor & Chair of Photography, Filmmaking, Animation, and Interactive Arts, Kansas City Art Institute
Garry Noland  | artist
Davin Watne  | Full-time Lecturer, Department of Fine Art, University of Missouri, Kansas City with

Digitalfile: Cyan Meeks, Associate Professor, Filmmaking, Kansas City Art Institute with students Secura Hatch and Kyle Souryasack


The Pitch

Glove story: feeling new fascinations at this year’s Artspace Flatfile
August 23, 2016
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KC Studio

2016 Kansas City Flatfile, H&R Block Artspace
August 4, 2016
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