Gina Costa: Ways of Seeing


Location: Crossroads Gallery

Meditation on Memory 2016 Gina Costa

The Crossroads Gallery for Contemporary Art will open a unique exhibition featuring artist Gina Costa on January 9, on view until February 26. Gina Costa: Ways of Seeing will feature photography from three bodies of work by Costa, including her highly regarded Memory, Decay, Beauty series, as well as work from her award winning Street Photography series. In addition, there will be a catalog available for the exhibition.

Costa is an acclaimed photographer with accomplishments including multiple exhibitions and awards. In July 2016 she won first place for best photo essay in the Latin American Mobile Photography Awards & Exhibition in San Paolo, Brazil. Her work has been archived at the Fratelli Alinari Photo Archive in Firenze, Italia.

Costa earned her graduate degree in Art History from the University of Chicago. She has worked at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; The Art Institute of Chicago; Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York; and has taught art history at a variety of universities. She is an award-winning, internationally-known, published photographer, who has exhibited in galleries in the United States and Europe.

“[Setting] out photographing not just specific themes, but glimpses of life and places visited, as a minimalist urban diary” says Cary Benbow, photographer, writer, and publisher of “[Costa’s] work allows the viewer to reflect on their own past, their own history and memories, in order to give meaning to the everyday world.”

The exhibition will be open to the public beginning January 9, 2017 at 9:00 am. A public artist talk by Costa and a reception will be held on Thursday, January 26 at 5:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served.

A 36-page catalogue titled Gina Costa: Ways of Seeing accompanies the exhibition and is published by the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture. The publication includes 26 full-colour illustrations and essays by Costa and Benbow, among others. It is available for the duration of the exhibition and by request afterwards.

This exhibition is organized by the Crossroads Gallery for Contemporary Art, Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture. The catalogue was generously supported by an anonymous donor. For further information on Costa’s exhibitions, publications, and images see



With four University of Notre Dame departments working together, in 2013, after renovating the former Children’s Dispensary, the NDCAC opened its doors to the public. Highlights include the Segura Arts Studio, a collaborative printmaking studio occupying the former gymnasium; and former patient rooms transformed into the Crossroads Gallery for Contemporary Art. From the programming offered for all ages with Educational Programming and the Office of Community Relations to lectures and exhibitions from artists visiting the Crossroads Gallery and the Segura Arts Studio, there is something for everyone at the NDCAC.


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