Ballroom Marfa

Ballroom Marfa

(432) 729-3600

108 E San Antonio Street

Marfa, TX 79843



Ballroom Marfa

September 25 - February 14, 2016

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 the present and questions how those tools have changed. Artists in the exhibition include Ed Atkins, Trisha Donnelly, Melvin Edwards, Cécile B. Evans, Jessie Flood-Paddock, Roger Hiorns, Sophie Jung, Lee Lozano, Marlie Mul, Damián Ortega, Charles Ray, Shimabuku, and Paul Thek.


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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Two Face: Aaron Curry & Thomas Houseago

Ballroom Marfa presents Two Face, an exhibition by artists-in-residence Aaron Curry and Thomas Houseago. "Based in Los Angeles, Curry and Houseago are sculptors who invoke...

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The Marfa Sessions

The Ballroom’s first exhibit devoted to artists working with sound. Featuring Emily Jacir, Nina Katchadourian, Christina Kubisch, Louise Lawler, Iñigo-Manglano Ovalle, Kaffe Matthews, Angel Nevarez...

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Peter Doig: Studio Film Club 2003

Doig’s film posters from the Rheingold and Ringier collections will be included, as well as posters from the artist’s personal collection.

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