Exhibitions & Programs

The Strange Fire collective regularly curates exhibitions and public programs, both online and in the physical world.

  Clockwise from top left: © Juan C. Giraldo,   © Zora J Murff,   ©Lorenzo Triburgo

Clockwise from top left: © Juan C. Giraldo, © Zora J Murff, ©Lorenzo Triburgo

EXHIBITION  | Signal Boost: Lorenzo Triburgo, Zora J. Murff, Juan C. Giraldo  

Curated by Jordan Rockford & Rafael Soldi
Dates: March 2-25, 2018
Opening: Friday, March 2, 6-10pm | Curators walkthrough 8pm

319 N. 11th St 2L
Philadelphia, PA 19107

In the last decade, social media platforms have quickly become engines for amplification, allowing organizing and sharing of messages on a global scale. This new tool, signal-boosting, has proven to be both conducive of change, and catastrophic to our democracy. Strange Fire Collective has used its platform and reach to signal-boost relevant work made by women, people of color, and queer and trans artists, writers, and curators who reflect our time. For Signal Boost, curators Jordan Rockford and Rafael Soldi have selected three photographers to amplify from the Strange Fire roster, whose work speaks to the Society for Photographic Education's 2018 National Conference theme, Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood. Artists Lorenzo Triburgo, Zora J Murff, and Juan C. Giraldo explore questions of migration, identity, borders, and how we occupy space as fellow citizens in this country. 

  © Gioncarlo Valentine

© Gioncarlo Valentine


January 20, 2018 | 6:30PM

Photographic Center Northwest
900 12th Avenue, Seattle WA 98122

Join us for a public slideshow and spoken word night curated by Strange Fire Collective, to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the inauguration of the current administration. Call and Response: Art as Resistancefeatures over 100 photographs by artists from 17 countries, in response to the current social and political climate in the United States. This event will spotlight women, people of color, and queer and trans artists.


Exhibition: Call and Response: Art as resistance

March 31, 2017 | Syntax Physic Opera | Denver, CO

Curated from our first open call for work, Call and Response: Art as Resistance features artists making work in response to the current social and political climate in the United States. This exhibition is hosted in collaboration with the Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado Photographic Arts Center and Month of Photography Denver. 

Opening the Gates: A Panel Discussion

September 25 , 2016 |  Filter Photo Festival  |  Chicago, IL

On Sunday, September 25, 2016, Strange Fire presented a panel discussion at the Filter Photo Festival,  exploring the art world's long and troubled history in regards to diversity, representation, and access within museums, galleries, non-profit institutions, and the media.  Moderated by Jess T. Dugan, featuring Kelli Connell, Ervin A. Johnson, La Keisha Leek, David Rosenberg, and Sasha Wolf.


Agency: Exhibition catalog

24 pages  / 6" x 9" / Featuring work by Caleb Cole, Zackary Drucker,
Ervin A. Johnson, Laurence Rasti, and Krista Wortendyke

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Exhibiton: Agency

January 23 - March 5, 2016     |     Center for Fine Art Photography     |     Fort Collins, Colorado

Featuring work by Caleb Cole, Zackary Drucker, Ervin A. Johnson,
Laurence Rasti, and Krista Wortendyke

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