No Longer Empty is excited to announce this year’s exhibition InJustUs curated by the Young Exhibition Makers (Y.Ex) 2019 cohort! The show will be unveiled on Saturday June 1 in the D-Lobby of Kings County Hospital and be open to the public until June 24. More details about scheduling tours below.

InJustUs explores community wellness by sharing different viewpoints of various social injustices in the hopes of educating visitors. The exhibition features teen artists from across New York City whose work touch on issues relevant to police brutality, mental health, gender & sexuality, race and ethnicity, and immigration. Through the discussion of these themes, Y.Ex hopes that InJustUs serves as a mirror to the community’s concerns.

The Young Exhibition Makers have formed curatorial groups around themes that matter most to each of them. Each theme considered in direct relationship to community wellness:

  • See Us as One explores how race and ethnicity play a role in everyday life and aims to ensure visitors walking through the work will leave with a stronger sense of empathy, and a smile.
  • Love Without Borders addresses immigration under the Trump Administration.
  • Listen aims to spread awareness regarding mental health and stresses the importance of how different mental illnesses impact people’s lives.
  • InclUsive seeks to increase representation of the complicated nature of gender and sexuality.
  • Our Lives Matter broadcasts the reality of police brutality and how it affects people of color throughout the world.

To schedule a group tour, propose a community event/collaboration or for more information on scheduled guided tours during weekdays, please contact Duneska Michel, Teen Programs Coordinator, at duneska@nolongerempty.org.

Please note, the exhibition is open to the public everyday during regular hospital hours, but guided tours must be booked in advance with Duneska.

While on campus, plan to visit the NLE Curatorial Lab’s exhibition, (after)care, in room CG-95. More details coming soon.



Saturday June 1, 2019. 1pm-5pm: Exhibition Opening

Exhibition opening will include guided tours by Y.Ex, wheat-pasting workshop, free food from local restaurants AND MORE!

Saturday June 8 and 15. 1-5pm



2019 Young Exhibition Makers

See Us As One

Alirat Sanni, Michelle Muszkat Levine, Etharr Ahmed, Kalia Asencio, Hamza Ashar

Our Lives Matter

Givienna-Geneva Gordon, Elani Amélie Reyes, Emmanuel Desir, Nichelle Modeste, Nilajah Batts, Steph Martinez

Love without Borders

Elham Abuali, Umahani Hamad, Jade Villegas, Pernell Watford


Kimani Brown, Nyia Savannah Pilgrim, Marvens Volcimus, Benjamin Opoku


Carlitos Rodriguez, Emani Russell, Janae Stanford, Nazair Deondre Francois


No Longer Empty’s education programs are supported by Con Edison; Exploring the Arts; Malka Fund; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Berk Foundation, and generous individual supporters. In-kind support is provided by Materials for the Arts.