Vox Populi

1/6: From left: Sherin Guirguis, Mashrabeya, plywood, 2009. Kianja Strobert, Color Line, sculpture, 2010. Photo courtesy of Vox Populi.
2/6: Taisha Paggett, Decomposition of a Continuous Whole, performance/installation at Quadruple-Consciousness, 2010. Photo courtesy of Vox Populi.
3/6: Self-Organized Artist Spaces Conference: Remake/Remodel break out session with Dana Bishop-Roo of Transformazium, Ben Furgal of Magic Pictures, and Dave Kyu of Practice Gallery, 2013. Photo courtesy of Vox Populi.
4/6: Artists Ei Arakawa and Sergei Tcherepnin perform All Apologies at Vox Populi for *Quadruple-Consciousness. Photo courtesy of Vox Populi.
5/6: Charles Atlas, Ten (Johanna), video, 2000. Photo courtesy of Vox Populi.
6/6: Kembra Pfahler and the Girls of Karen Black, Man O’War, performance at Vox Populi, 2010. Photo courtesy of Vox Populi.

Founded in 1988, Vox Populi is a member-run artist collective that presents exhibitions in its white box main gallery, performances in its black box AUX space, media programs in its curated video-lounge, and other programs such as gallery talks, performances, lectures, and related events. The gallery periodically invites curators from outside the Philadelphia region to curate thematic exhibitions. Recent guest curators include Lia Gangiatano (Participant Inc., New York), Malik Gaines (LAX, Los Angeles), Ceci Moss (Hammer Museum, Los Angeles), and Astria Suparak (formerly of Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh). A 2013 Center grant supported the launch of a curatorial fellowship program dedicated to performance art.


Stolfa talks with us about the process of creating a community-sourced exhibition, the ability of art to serve as an avenue for dialogue, her vision for the future, and more.

Grants & Grantees

In 2005 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 66 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

This project investigated various issues surrounding (co-)authorship in cultural production, asking questions around definitions of authorship, collaboration, audience participation, the influence of marketplace, and other concepts.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Tenor Vinson Cole has sung at most major opera houses across the globe, and worked with many of the world’s leading orchestral conductors.

Three concerts showcased classical Carnatic music of Southern India.

Artist, teacher, and writer Odili Donald Odita studies and discusses the breadth and depth of contemporary art of the African diaspora.

We recap our recent gathering of Fellows, Rebecca Rutstein is selected for an “Artist-at-Sea” residency with the Schmidt Ocean Institute aboard the Falkor research vessel, and musicians Mary Lattimore and Chris Forsyth release new albums.

Founded in 1910, International House Philadelphia (IHP) presents cultural programs in the areas of music, exhibitions, and cinema—the latter being its flagship program.

The Galleries at Moore chief curator Kaytie Johnson talks with us about new audience engagement strategies, the importance of making education a participatory experience, and her vision for The Galleries in the years to come.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Alex Klein is Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber Program Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Barnes presents a multi-part project that captures city life through a gallery exhibition, newly commissioned public installations and performances, and citizen-created photos and videos.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of participatory sites created through the large-scale, multi-part project, Philadelphia Assembled.