Eva Mayha Projects

A platform for cultural productions presented by Eva Mayhabal Davis in collaboration with exhibition spaces and publications. Facilitating interconnected conversations with empathy and intention, centering visibility, and nurturing creativity amongst artists and audiences.


At present working virtually from the unceded territory of the Lenni Lenape and Canarsie (Brooklyn, NY). Acknowledging our shared ancestors and the responsibility we bear day to day, for our kin and land.

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Una plataforma de producciones culturales presentadas por Eva Mayhabal Davis todo hecho en colaboración con espacios de exhibición y publicaciones. Las conversaciones interconectadas se facilita con empatía e intención. Se centra la visibilidad y fomenta la creatividad entre artistas y audiencias.


En la actualidad, se trabaja desde el territorio no cedido de los Lenni Lenape y Canarsie (Brooklyn, NY), se reconocen los guardianes y los abuelos y la responsabilidad de día a día, con la humanidad y la tierra.

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El Salón

El Salón is a gathering to share ideas, food, conversation, and acknowledgement of presence. This assembly travels and collaborates with various spaces to host forums on contemporary art and cultural topics. Most of the time as a nutritious and soulful potluck. #elsalónpotluck

Each evening contextualizes artists, collectives, creative endeavors, personal journeys and histories. Through curated presentations abstract ideas are considered and expressions of art and culture are shared. The focus is on intersectional art making and responses to socio-political systems and raw cultural exchange.

This is a sustainable practice, environmentally conscious that considers alternate economies such as food justice and resource sharing. As such, through a potluck model we strive to nurture the group with food, knowledge, and ideas.

potluck • a communal meal to which people bring food to share, offering whatever is available in given circumstances or at a given time. From the word potlatch, a foundational ceremonial gathering of the Haida peoples from the Pacific Northwest of the USA and Canada (See: Potlatch As Pedagogy: Learning Through Ceremony)

News

Live and in person. Catalogue Essay for The Immigrant Artist Biennial (TIAB) ‘Here, Together!’ Curator: Katya Grokhovsky at the Elizabeth Foundation Space.

Zac Hacmon at the Border. Edited by Etty Yaniv, Art Spiel

Interview with Artist Zac Hacmon. Arte Fuse

Casa Muza with Polet Guzman, Meet La Muza: Eva Mayhabal

The Remix, 5 Questions - Courtney and Eva

WORKSHOP ON COLLABORATION AND COOPERATIVE VALUES, New New Yorkers Education Program at the Queens Museum

Artfully Learning, The Arts and Education, LABOR OF LOVE: ART, ACTIVISM, COLLABORATIVE LEARNING, by Adam Zucker

UW Alumni Career Conversation – Cultural Producer, Curator, and Educator, Caitlin Goldbaum

Whitehot Magazine, I Come To This Place, Journey into an Exhibition, by Luisa Caldwell

ArtNet, Editors’ Picks: 19 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week, by Cristina Cruz & Sarah Cascone

Annex B, Latinx Women Gather in NYC - one year of the Manas Americanas gathering group, by Bel Falleiros

Future Local, What is Future Local?, by Roo Zine

ArtBreakOut, BronxArtSpace Presents HUMBLE — Featuring Artworks from 15 Native American Contemporary Artists, by Bonnie Astor and Lois Stavsky

Vice, Caribbean Artists Shine at a New Art Fair in Puerto Rico, by Antwaun Sargent

Puerto Rico Art News, Día 1: Una visita a “Mecanismos” by Edwin Velázquez Collazo

Reforma, Responden artistas al arribo del magnate a la Casa Blanca Alistan paro por Trump, by Lourdes Zambrano

City Limits, Artists Find a Role in NYC’s Debate About Police, Race and Violence, by Nekoro Gomes

About

Eva Mayhabal Davis (b. Toluca, Mexico) is an arts advocate and curator. She has collaborated on exhibitions at BronxArtSpace, En Foco, Expressiones Cultural Center, MECA International Art Fair, Photoville NYC, Queens Museum, Ray Gallery, and Smack Mellon. Based in Brooklyn, NY, she is a Co-Director at Transmitter, a collaborative curatorial initiative.

She is currently the Intake Associate at UnLocal, Inc, a non-profit organization that provides direct immigration legal representation, legal consultations, and community education to New York City’s undocumented immigrant communities.

Davis was born in Mexico, raised in the United States, and studied art history at the University of Washington. She is a founding member of El Salón, a meetup for cultural producers. Her Mexica identity, immigrant and working class narrative informs her work in advocacy for equity and social justice through the arts.

Since 2013, she has managed the Alvin Baltrop Trust, an estate of over 3,000 works and ephemera. She works closely with Third Streaming Strategic Services in production, research, and archival work. Through strategic consultancy that supports nonprofit organizations and foundations working in arts and culture at the intersection of social justice.

From 2016 to 2019, she was the Gallery and Studio Program Manager at Smack Mellon. Through various roles with commercial galleries, nonprofits and in museum education her work is structured by storytelling.

Her writing has been featured in exhibition catalogues and publications such as Foundwork, Arte Fuse, Art Spiel, the Hemispheric Institute’s Cuadernos, Nueva Luz: Photographic Journal, Guggenheim Museum Blog, and Cultureworks Magazine.

She has spoken on her curatorial work at 2020's Art World Conference, Fashion Institute of Technology, AC Institute, Artists Space, Queens Museum, The 8th Floor, NYC Crit Club, Brooklyn College and Queensborough Community College. She was a Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Curatorial Fellow at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and is an alum of the No Longer Empty: Curatorial Lab. In 2018, she participated in the Art & Law Program Fellowship, and in 2019 she was a Leadership Advocacy Fellow for the National Association for Latinos in Art and Culture (NALAC) and a NYFA Leadership Boot Camp participant.