BBBP was an artist-run project located in the bedroom of the artist Blanka Amezkua in Mott Haven, South Bronx. Her intention was to create an intimate art space where contemporary artists exhibited their work in a setting that differed radically from the already established art venues.
From March 2008-December 2009 artists participated in BBBP for the duration of one month. Blanka asked each artist to offer a workshop in the local community, or to prepare a dinner to be shared with other artists and individuals interested in the arts, during their show.
BBBP encouraged the participating artists to use the exchange as an asset for their continued artistic growth. Artist eligibility was based on the quality of the work and the individual's commitment to the local community.
On March 2010 the Bronx Blue Bedroom Project closed its blue walls and honored everyone's participation and presence with
a vivacious panel discussion hosted by El Museo del Barrio as part of their VOCES: Conversations with Latino Artists programming.
See event images here.
The Bronx Blue Bedroom Project events during the first year were funded almost entirely by the participating artists and initiator. For the second year, events were made possible with public funds from The Bronx Council on the Arts through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Greater New York Development Fund Regrants Program, Bronx borough president Adolfo Carrion, The Bronx Delegation of the City Council, Bx 1 Indie Arts Program and with the generous support of the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.