Re-Engineering Humanity was a group exhibition that served as a cautionary tale for the twenty-first century. The exhibition examined a range of contemporary issues shaping how reality is manufactured and understood. Featuring works by Anthony Akinbola, Stuart “Sutu” Campbell, Max Cooper, Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky), Marjan Moghaddam, Mark “Digital” Sabb, John Sanborn, Samira Idroos, Re-Engineering Humanity invites us to take a closer look at the social engineering that organizes human thought.

Composed of a constellation of perspectives signaling present societal dissonances, Re-Engineering Humanity is presented in three interconnected forms: a gallery exhibition, a series of public programs, and an interactive catalog. The exhibition laid bare the silent messages of social engineering by extracting our interpretations, perceptions, and beliefs of embedded control systems. It addressed augmented reality (AR) as a new form of communication, shifting cultural norms, and narcissistic approaches to existence due to constant engagement with social media. We’re living in a time where truth has been diluted, and fake news competes with reality- a shift in human history whose impacts are yet to be fully understood. Instability through social engineering has become a defining feature of the 21st century.

This exhibition was curated by Lady PheOnix – a curator of contemporary art and a passionate producer of creative works at the intersection of visual art and technology. She elevates and amplifies artists’ work through curated group shows organized in her virtual Instagram gallery, YESUNIVERSE. She has organized exhibitions for the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, 836M in San Francisco, and HuffPost Arts.

03/28/2019 - 05/17/2019