Nicolas Moufarrege: Recognize My Sign

A review of the Contemporary Art Museum Houston’s exhibition of works by the late Nicolas Moufarrege, curated by Dean Daderko

“Younger artists today are inspired by artwork and activist models created by these people in the eighties – a time we can still see as aesthetically exciting and expansive – but because so many of these folks are no longer with us, the history can easily get lost. It’s silenced.”

—Dean Daderko in DUETS

The story of Nicolas Moufarrege is a sad one. Lost to the AIDS crisis in New York City at the age of 36, the artist had only been in practice for a decade and undoubtedly had much left to produce. Curated by Dean Daderko and on view at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston through Feb. 17, 2019, Nicolas Moufarrege: Recognize My Sign is the first solo museum exhibition for Moufarrege.