Ballroom Marfa

Ballroom Marfa

(432) 729-3600

108 E San Antonio Street

Marfa, TX 79843



Ballroom Marfa

April 13 - September 15, 2018

"Hyperobjects is a group exhibition co-organized by philosopher and Rice University professor Timothy Morton and Ballroom Marfa Director & Curator Laura Copelin, engaging ideas from Morton's theory to confront the overwhelming scale of today's ecological crisis. The exhibition features installations from the Center for Land Use Interpretation, Megan May Daalder, Tara Donovan, Nance Klehm, Postcommodity, Emilija Skarnulyte, and Sissel Marie Tonn, as well as objects and loans from David Brooks, the Center for Big Bend Studies, Rafa Esparza, Raviv Ganchrow, Paul Johnson, Candice Lin, the Long Now Foundation, Iván Navarro, the A. Michael Powell Herbarium, the Rio Grande Research Center, Oscar Santillán, and the University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory."


Tierra. Sangre. Oro.

Tierra. Sangre. Oro. is an exhibition envisioned by artist Rafa Esparza. The program will include new installation, performance, and sculptural work from Esparza alongside collaborations and...

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Strange Attractor

An exhibition “exploring the uncertainties and poetics of networks, environmental events, technology, and sound.” The show is curated by Gryphon Rue and features works by Lawrence...

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Marfa Myths 2017

The Marfa Myths festival is back! For more info on this year’s program, please go here.

Grey Goo Gardens

An exhibition featuring works by Ed Fornieles, Sonja Gerdes, Joel Holmberg, Dwyer Kilcollin, Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen, Anna Mayer, Thomas Mcdonell, and Isaac Resnikoff. This show is...

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Dengue Fever

“Dengue Fever is imagined as a sort of Henri Rousseau delirium, a jungle of feeling, and a landscape turned inwards.  The project, which is installed...

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After Effect

A group exhibition featuring multimedia works from Dan Colen, Loie Hollowell, key works by Emil Bisttram, Raymond Jonson, Agnes Pelton, Florence Miller Pierce, and Stuart Walker of...

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Marfa Myths

A cultural festival in Marfa featuring music, film, and visual art. Participating bands include: Connan Mockasin’s Wet Dream, Hailu Mergia, Fred & Toody (Dead Moon), Pill, Heron Oblivion, Awesome Tapes...

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A group exhibition focusing on the “mammalian hand and the tools it touches, holds and uses.” The exhibition looks at tools from early history to...

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Desert Surf Films

A film program curated by Executive Director Susan Sutton.

Sam Falls

An exhibition of recent sound, video, sculptural, and wall works by artist Sam Falls, including works created during his residency in Marfa last summer.

Artists’ Film International: Nicole Miller

Organized in conjunction with London’s Whitechapel Gallery, Ballroom Marfa presents the sixth season of Artists’ Film International, a program that showcases international artists working in...

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Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks

Slasher Flicks is comprised of Avey Tare, Angel Deradoorian and Jeremy Hyman, names you may recognize from Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors and Ponytail.

A Night with Julianna Barwick

Louisiana-born/Brooklyn-based musician Barwick will perform.  Diplo introduced her music to his followers as the sound of “Care Bears making love.” $5 at the door

Laura Marling with Willy Mason

Laura Marling’s music belongs to a tradition of British and American folk music. Her album, Once I Was An Eagle, has been nominated for the...

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Comic Future: Curated by Fairfax Dorn

Comic Future features work by artists who employ various approaches such as abstraction and figuration to twist the representation of their environment creating a skewed vision...

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Alix Pearlstein: The Drawing Lesson

Organized in conjunction with Whitechapel Gallery, London, Ballroom Marfa is pleased to present the fifth season of Artists’ Film International, a program that showcases international...

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Rashid Johnson: New Growth

New steel and shea butter sculptures and starscape paintings in an installation exploring African-American intellectual history and pop culture.

Carbon 13 + Marfa Dialogs

Newly commissioned works that propose a creative response to climate change by Amy Balkin, Erika Blumenfeld, David Buckland, Adriane Colburn, Heather Ackroyd & Dan Harvey,...

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Artists' Film International

Organized in conjunction with Whitechapel Gallery, London, Ballroom Marfa presents international artists working with film, video and animation in their center gallery.  Associate Curator, Erin...

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Data Deluge

Artists who shape web-based and software-generated data into art, curated by Rachel Gugelberger and Reynard Loki. After the opening, there will be a live performance...

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AutoBody, curated by Neville Wakefield, explores the mythology of the American automobile, featuring works by Liz Cohen, Matthew Day Jackson, and Jonathan Schipper and North...

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Ballroom Marfa kicks off the Fall season with a weekend of festivities for the opening of the group exhibition Immaterial. Curated by Executive Director Fairfax...

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Art in the Auditorium

The Ballroom’s annual video series Art in the Auditorium presents its second installment! Artists working in video and film are organized by Whitechapel Gallery, London...

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White Denim

Ballroom Marfa states that these artists "hailing from Austin, TX, James Petralli, Joshua Block, and Steve Terebecki formed the group White Denim in 2006. While...

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