Receptacle: 2017 Exhibition

Visual Arts Fund – Andy Warhol

CURA 2017/2018

Receptacle is an exhibition that features work by thirteen Somali North American visual artists, and, at its core, serves to activate the site of exhibition through direct engagement and participation of its audience past the artwork.


Central to the focus of their work, participating artists — throughout the creative process —will use every opportunity to embed avenues for collaboration with their audience. This artistic exercise and the final program acts as a receptacle for gathering questions, fostering appreciation, and germinating new ideas while ensuring a valuable connection between place and more here

Soomaal is excited to announce that we received The Visual Arts Fund, a grant program established by Midway Contemporary Art with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. This grant will go towards funding Receptacle exhibition.


Minneapolis-St.Paul is the eleventh metro area included in Warhol’s Regional Regranting program, which aims to promote vibrant artistic activity in cities across the United States.


We would like to congratulate the rest of projects that received the grant. For more information, please visit

Our monthly exhibition Spearwave has been self-funded since last year with the help of communities that offered us their space to showcase our work and Safari Express providing refreshments for each exhibition.


We are happy to announce that Spearwave for the year 2017/2018 will be funded through CURA’s Artists Neighborhood Partnership Initiative (ANPI). This grant program is particularly focused on directly funding individual artists or groups of artists who are working to build a more equitable Twin Cities.


For more information about CURA, please visit

Soomaal House of Art is a Minnesota-based Somali art collective that provides studio space, studio critiques, artistic community, mentorship for emerging Somali artists and a final exhibition space with educational programs.

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