Queens, New York ◦ November 2019

Ecopolis Exhibition

An immersive, creative showcase for urban environmental art.


Salt Tree Art concluded its second season with Ecopolis, a showcase of urban ecology concepts from a creative perspective. Hosted on the grounds of the Smiling Hogshead Ranch community farm, Ecopolis created five immersive visual arts environments, each focused on a different urban ecological system: climate, soil, water, food, and energy.

For selected evenings during Ecopolis, live performances brought each exhibition environment to life as attendees explored the exhibition grounds. Through the installations and their performances, participants learned about each of these vital natural systems and how they connect to our urban landscape.

Programme of Artists and Producers

Creative Director

Brian Soliwoda

Associate Producers

Eileen Jurek

Aldo Barahona

Daniel Humphries

Daniel Champoli

Dance and Performance

Erika Sutter (Choreographer/Dancer)

Brianna Anderson (Dancer)

Katie Lowen (Dancer)

Lai-Lin Robinson (Actor)

Brian Placcio (Puppetry Design & Construction/Actor)

Sound and Music

Loclan Mackenzie-Spencer (Composer/Sound Coordinator)

Ashley Rebecca King (Composer/Musician)

William Finnegan (Sound Artist)

Tyler Mashek (Sound Artist)

Nicholas Enna (Writer)

Visual Arts and Construction

Matthew Hollis (Artist)

Priscilla Perez (Artist)

Kristen Terrana (Artist)

Exhibiting Artists

Hannah Bisweski (Untitled)

Betty T Kao (8th Ocean Body)

Brian Soliwoda (Comb Over)

Ashley Rebecca King (Queensborough Bridge)

Project Partnerships and Supporters

This project was made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Smiling Hogshead Ranch is an urban farm collective whose mission is to create a culture that empowers and connects our communities through ecology, education and collaboration. Smiling Hogshead Ranch hosted this exhibition within their Long Island City community farm.

With Additional Support From

Anthony Ferrier

Cherie Chalouhi

Kristen Terrana

Ezerd Land

Michelle Pinter-Petrillo

Liz McCabe

Barry and Adam Rose-Hayes

Michael Mastroianni

Corey J Buttry

Eirik Gislason