International Student Artists Selected for Inclusion in The ROCI Road to Peace: Experiments in the Unfamiliar

Nov 16, 2015


Rauschenberg and a Tibetan official at the opening ceremony for ROCI TIBET, Revolutionary Exhibition Hall, Lhasa, December 5, 1985. Photo: Thomas Buehler

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation joins Artsy in congratulating artists Andrew Dines, Matthew Flores, Jeffrey Gomez, Ana Lucia Rivero, and Ziyang Wu, whose works will be included in a digital format in the upcoming exhibition, The ROCI Road to Peace: Experiments in the Unfamiliar. The selection of artists was made by Nicole Bray, curator of the exhibition and winner of the 2014 inaugural Robert Rauschenberg Emerging Curator Competition. Through an international call for submissions on Artsy, students were asked to submit artworks that shared the ethos of the original Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange (ROCI, 1984-91), to foster cross-cultural understanding and promote peace through art. Applicants came from Brazil, France, Iran, Peru, Puerto Rico, Romania, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The ROCI Road to Peace will be held at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland from December 5, 2015 – March 6, 2016 and will complement related exhibitions, Robert Rauschenberg: ROCI Works from the National Gallery of Art and Robert Rauschenberg: Kyoto, Sri Lanka, and Thai Drawings, both curated by Anke Van Wagenberg.

To learn more about the selected artists, please visit Artsy