Ballroom is committed to helping artists and musicians achieve extraordinary projects and has commissioned many important works including: Kite Symphony (forthcoming), a new film commission by artists Roberto Lange (aka Helado Negro) and Kristi Sword; bust: indestructible columns (2019), rafa esparza’s performance on the South Lawn of the White House that challenged oppressive architectures of American power; stone circle (2018), a semi-permanent site-specific public installation by Haroon Mirza; The Marfa Triptych (2012 – 2016), a three-part musical portrait of West Texas by composer Graham Reynolds; Giant (2014), a film commission by Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler; The Shea Butter Irrigation System (2013), a major installation in Ballroom’s courtyard by Rashid Johnson; Hello Meth Lab in the Sun (2008), an immersive transformation of Ballroom’s gallery by Jonah Freeman, Justin Lowe, and Alexander Singh; Prada Marfa (2005), a site-specific public sculpture by Elmgreen & Dragset; and Pyramids of Conscience (2005) a large-scale, site-specific sculptural commission by Agnes Denes.
As an advocate for the freedom of artistic expression, Ballroom Marfa’s mission is to support the work of artists, musicians, and visonary thinkers of all backgrounds. We commission new work, collabortate across disiplines, and produce exhibitions, public artworks. performances, screenings, concerts, symposia, eductauib programs, and publications.
Ballroom believes in art’s power to transform and enlighten. We enable these profound cultural happenings and connection to further inspire local, national and international communities in developing new ways of experiencing and enriching our world.