Tiger Strikes Asteroid is 10 Years Old!

Published on 2019-03-09

Tiger Strikes Asteroid is pleased to announce Orbits, a four-part concurrent exhibition spanning all four locations to celebrate our first 10 years as an artist-run organization.

Each exhibition of Orbits draws together the works of four artists from our respective cities to examine their interconnected legacies and the conversations that unfold in placing their work in dialogue with one another. The multigenerational artists included in Orbits were nominated by current TSA members to highlight the work of those that have contributed to their arts communities not only through their own works but also through their support of other artists.

While each TSA location will mount a distinct exhibition, they all share a common goal of bringing these 16 artists to new audiences and placing their work in a different context/conversation. Orbits is a microcosm of what we have been doing as an organization for the past ten years -- providing an alternative space for artists to show together, meet, and build relationships.

Since starting in Philadelphia in 2009, we have grown into a nationwide non-profit network of artist-run spaces with additional locations in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. We have shown the work of almost 1000 artists in about 250 exhibitions and projects, and we continue to provide an alternative platform for artists to exhibit and talk about their work. Highlights include: Sabina Ott: All Flowers Tell Me (Chicago, 2018), the first time work from Ott’s Sub Rosaseries was exhibited in Chicago; Nor Heat Nor Gloom of Night (Los Angeles, 2018), whose display was influenced by the urban planner Otto Wagner on the 100th anniversary of his death; Didier William: We Will Win (New York, 2017), his first solo exhibition in New York; Drawing for Sculpture (New York, 2016), a survey of drawings by forty-one female sculptors; Force Fields (Philadelphia, 2012), a group show examining the legacy of filmmaker Ross McElwee; and the critically acclaimed Artist-Run at Satellite Art Show (Miami, 2015), a project that invited 37 artist-run spaces from around the world to each transform a room in an abandoned hotel into an immersive art installation.


Show Dates and Exhibiting Artists:

Philadelphia: May 3 - June 15, 2019

Phoebe Grip, Pepon Osorio, Joyce Owens, Habib Kheradyar Zamani


New York: May 10 - June 16, 2019

Carol Bruns,Leroy Johnson, Caroline Picard, Christian Tedeschi 


Chicago: May 11 - June 23, 2019

Black Quantum Futurism, Judith Brotman, Sahana Ramakrishnan, Nina Sarnelle


Los Angeles: May 25 - June 16, 2019

Anne Bray, Gregory Coates, Ruyell Ho, Ivanko Talevski