Exhibit: I realllly mean it

  • February 8, 2024 - 09:00
  • Aaron Davis Hall

Adrian Kondratowicz

“I realllly mean it”

select works from the Adrian K Studio Collection


Featured Artist Talk

April 22nd | 6pm



On Display

February 8 – June 1, 2024

Aaron Davis Hall Gallery

129 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street

New York, New York 10031


About this art exhibition

The New York City-based artist Adrian Kondratowicz is set to showcase a major exhibition of select works from his studio in a carefully curated collection titled “I realllly mean it”. The multidimensional collection will be on display at the Aaron Davis Hall Gallery from February 8 through June 1, 2024, providing both local community members and guests the opportunity to explore the intricate world of sustainable art and curation, as seen through the unique lens of Kondratowicz.  Selected to express Kondratowicz’s profound commitment to the ethos of sustainability and conscious crafting; each piece in the collection embodies his responsible approach to production.


About the artist:


Adrian Kondratowicz, an artist and activist rooted in historic Harlem, NYC, brings a nuanced touch to his studio practice. His art, a blend of painting, installations, events, and new media, draws the public into immersive experiences exploring the intricate tapestry of culture, community, and consciousness.

Founder of the globally recognized TRASH project since 2008, Adrian champions urban beautification and environmental awareness with a commitment to the circular economy ethos. Beyond borders, this ongoing initiative collaborates with local groups, leaving a lasting impact on communities and individuals.

In 2016, in collaboration with Friends of St. Nicholas Park, the TRASH project initiated an annual cleanup season in St. Nicholas Park and the surrounding neighborhood. Adrian has shared insights into his community studio practice at esteemed institutions like Barnard College, Columbia University, Dayton University, and the Shri Ram Academy in India. His transformative programs and events extend to organizations such as Bronx Works, Children’s Aid, Friends of the Children NY, and collaborations with corporations like Volvo, Hermes, Thousand Fell, and LVMH.



This exhibition at Aaron Davis Hall is made possible with funding from:


The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs


The National Endowment for the Arts

Councilmember Carmen De La Rosa


For more information please contact the Aaron Davis Hall Box Office at adhboxoffice@ccny.cuny.edu or by calling 212-650-6900.


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