Hoesy Corona

Hoesy Corona

Hoesy Corona

Hoesy Corona (Baltimore, MD) is a queer Latinx artist living and working in the United States. He makes work across a variety of media spanning installation, performance, and video. He creates otherworldly narratives centering marginalized individuals in society by exploring a process based practice that investigates what it means to be a queer Latinx immigrant in a place where there are few. His work is best understood against the backdrop of settler colonialism, imperialism, the politics of power, the politics of place, and the process of forced racialization in the United States. Hoesy has exhibited widely in galleries, museums, and public spaces in the US and abroad. His colorful sculptural works fitted to the human body have been presented at The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Baltimore Museum of Art,  Transformer DC, The Walters Art Museum, The Gilcrease Museum, and The Reach at The Kennedy Center.

He is a recent Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow 2017-2018 in Washington, DC and a Tulsa Artist Fellow 2019 & 2020 in Tulsa, OK. His research has been supported by various regional and national grants, including The MAP Fund, The Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award, The Ruby’s Artist Grant, Baker Artist Award, and The Andy Warhol Foundation Grit Fund Grant among others. In recent years Hoesy has been in residence at The Nicholson Project’s Artist Residency, Ox-Box School of Art, Washington College Kohl Gallery Residency, and The Merriweather District Artist in Residence. In 2020 he was the recipient of The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore Artist Travel Prize.

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Selected Exhibitions



Sunset Moonlight, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, 2021, co-curated by Dany Chan and the artist
Earthly Mirage, AHHA Hardesty Arts Center, Tulsa, OK, 2021 , curated by Amber Litwack
untitled, Friends Space, Maryland, fall 2021, curated by Margaret Bakke
untitled, Plain Sight Gallery, Washington DC, fall 2021, curated by Allison Nance and Teddy Rodger*

Imaginary Construct, VisArts, Rockville, MD, Fall 2019 , curated by Susan Main
Alie[N]ation, Washington College Kohl Gallery, Chestertown, MD, Spring 2019, curated by Julie L. Wills

The Scapegoat Reliquary, Heurich House Museum, Washington, DC, 2018, curated by Philippa Hughes

Recharging the Canon*, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, (2017), curated by Alexander Jarman
Climate Immigrants, Oxbow School of Art and Residency Gallery, Saugatuck, MI, 2017, self organized

White Constructions, Kern Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, 2016, co-curated by Patricia Frederick and Catherine Burnette
Quiet as it's Kept , MWFA Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016, curated by Tara Sherry-Torres
Dark City Relics, La Bodega Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2016, curated by Erick Antonio Benitez

Closing Borders*, Gallery CA, Baltimore, MD, 2015, curated by Labbodies
Natural Disasters, Songs For Presidents Gallery, Queens, NY, 2015 , curated by Frances Cooper


Crossroads, The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY, curated by Carrie Mae Weems
ArtNow , OK Contemporary, Oklahoma City, OK, 2021, curated by Helen Opper
Force for Change, Clifford Chance, Washington, DC, summer-fall 2021, curated by Sam Gordon and Jacob Robichaux

Aceptar, Joan Hisaoka Gallery, Washington, DC, 2020, curated by Irene Clouthier
Latinxodous , Salisbury University Galleries, Salisbury, MD, spring 2020, curated by Elizabeth Kauffman

The Future is Now and I am It, a Parade to Mark the Moment, The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, Fall 2019, curated by Carrie Mae Weems
Recall/Respond, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK, winter 2019-2020 (forthcoming), curated by Laura Fry
Trawick Prize Finalist Exhibition, Gallery B, 2019, Bethesda, MD
Stonewall 50 , Clifford Chance, Washington, DC, 2019, curated by Sam Gordon and Jacob Robichaux
TurnAround , Tulsa Artist Fellowship project, Tulsa, OK, 2019

Repurposed with a Purpose, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD, 2018, curated by Doreen Bolger
Turning the Tide, Siren Arts, Asbury Park, NJ, 2018, curated by Victoria Reis
By the People Festival, Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building Museum, Washington, DC, 2018, curated by Halcyon House
Platform Projects Independent Art Fair, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece, presented by Transformer DC, 2018
Queer(ed) Performativity, DC Arts Center, Washington, DC (2018), curated by Andy Johnson
Hyphen-American, George Washington University, Gallery 102, Washington, DC (2018), curated by Tsedaye Makonnen and Rex Delafkaran
Exchanges, Hillyer Gallery, Washington, DC, (2018), curated by Nicole Dowd
Counter Narratives, Decker Gallery, Baltimore, MD (2018), curated by Mica Curatorial Practice

Alien Nation, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (2017), curated by Victoria Reis
Home + Discordance = US, New York University DC, Washington, DC (2017), curated by Solas Nua
Plastic Dreams, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA (2017), curated by Dawn Langford
Sondheim Prize Semifinalists Exhibition, Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore, MD (2017), Kim Domanski
CHM Sculpture Park, Baltimore, MD (2017), curated by Lisa Dillin
White Lies, Spacecamp, Baltimore, MD (2017), curated by Mica Curatorial
The Bodies That Were Not Ours, Light City 2017, Baltimore, MD (2017)

Defy/Define, Transformer DC, Washington, DC (October 2016), curated by Victoria Reis
Nobodies Gala, Re:New Festival, Pittsburgh, PA (October 2016), curated by Carin Mincemoyer
Washington Project for the Arts Auction, Washington, DC, 2016, curated by Kimberly Ghraham
YT Contempt, Peale Center Museum, Baltimore, MD, 2016, curated by Transmodern Festival
Dark City, Light City, Pennsylvania Station Plaza, Baltimore, MD, 2016 , curated by Light City

BBB Shortlist, Spacecamp Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2015, curated by Labbodies
Sondheim Prize Semifinalist exhibition, Decker Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2015
The Water Bearers, Artscape, Baltimore, MD, 2015, curated by Melissa Webb

Fast Forward Future, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2014 , curated by Labbodies
Over Under Limbo, Transmodern Festival, Baltimore, MD, 2014, curated by Labbodies
Chicanismo y Latinismo, The Creative Alliance, Baltimore MD, August 2014, curated by Jeremy Stern

The Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival (BIPAF), GlassHouse projects , Brooklyn, NY, 2013 , curated by Esther Neff
Rooms Fall Apart, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD, 2013, curated by Ada Pinkston
Sondheim Semi-Finalist Exhibition, Decker Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2013
Mixtopias, Visarts Rockville, Rockville, MD, 2013 , curated by Fletcher Mackey

Mother Death Life Mama, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2012, curated by Melissa Webb

Baker Artist Awards 2011, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2011

IAU College - Aix-en-Provence, France, 2005, curated by Pat Frederick and Cathy Burnett
Young Artists in the Museum, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI, 2005, curated by Pat Frederick and Cathy Burnett


Featured Artwork

Climate Immigrants