Darrel Ellis: Regeneration
Darrel Ellis: Regeneration
As moving as it is complex, the multifaceted work of Darrel Ellis (1958–1992) restages a lost vision of Black selfhood and domesticity.
Bronx Museum of the Arts
May 24, 2023 to September 10, 2023
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Exhibition Details

Although Ellis’ work was included in important contemporary surveys during his lifetime, including the 1989 exhibition Witnesses: Against Their Vanishing, organized by Nan Goldin, only now is it beginning to garner the attention it deserves. The exhibition Darrel Ellis: Regeneration offers the first comprehensive, scholarly survey of this pioneering artist, whose highly original merging of painting, printmaking, and photography anticipated current artistic interest in archive, appropriation, and personal narrative.

Artist Details

The oeuvre of Darrel Ellis has presented a formidable challenge to curators and scholars over the last thirty years for its unfinished tenor, a perception heightened by his untimely death due to AIDS-related causes at age 33.


The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456

Image: Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Laure, from Father’s Photograph), ca. 1990 / courtesy of The Bronx Museum