Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 – Sunday, Apr. 14, 2019


Joshua Rios, Please Don't Bury me Alive, still from 2016 solo exhibition and performance made in collaboration with Anthony Romero. Curated by Caroline Picard and Devon King for Sector 2337, Chicago, IL. Courtesy of the artist.

Collective Presence is a curatorial project organized by DiverseWorks, in partnership with a cohort of Houston-based creatives, that features a series of micro-residencies, workshops, and community discussions that address current social and political issues impacting the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.

Invited artists will join DiverseWorks from February – April 2019, to create new work on site and in conversation with each other to address the current politics of land, climate crisis, and environmental erasure. Joshua Rios (Chicago), Rabéa Ballin (Houston), and Rafa Esparza (Los Angeles) will each be on-site during  10-day micro-residencies.

Collective Presence programs will be presented in conjunction with the Latino Art Now! 2019 National Conference on Latino Art, a program of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research and hosted by the University of Houston’s Center for Mexican American Studies and the Smithsonian Latino Center (April 4 – 6, 2019).

DiverseWorks and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts will also co-present a performance as part of CounterCurrent19 (April 9-14, 2019).

Public hours and events will vary. Check back often for updates.


  • Thursday - Saturday, Noon - 8:00 pm
    and by appointment
  • Gallery is always free.

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • MetroRail The MetroRail makes a stop a half-block south of the MATCH at the Ensemble/HCC Station. General Parking These are the places to park when you visit the MATCH. Like most of Midtown, you will have to pay to park, but prices are reasonable. Mid-Main Close to the MATCH is the Mid-Main Garage directly to the south across Holman. This garage is accessible through Holman or Travis Street and is open 24 hours. Parking can be paid by credit card or cash at the designated pay machines. Parking rates are as follows: 5 am- 6 pm
    • First 15-minutes are free
    • 1 hour or less - $3
    • 1.5 Hours - $4.50
    • 2 Hours - $6.00
    • 2.5 - 3 Hours - $7.50
    • Each Additional ½ hour - $1.50
    • MAX Rate is $15
    6 pm-4 am
    • First 15 minutes - Free
    • 1 hour or less - $4
    • Each additional 1/2 hour - $1
    • Nightly Max Rate - $7.50
    • Cars left after 4 am - $15
    6 pm-4 am
    • Flat Rate - $6
    • Cars left after 4 am - $15
    Please note that Travis St. is a one way street traveling north. Mid-Main has two surface lots. One lot is located at the southeastern corner of Main and Holman, directly to the south of Trinity Church. This lot is available all day on weekdays and Saturday, and after 2 pm on Sunday. The other lot can be found at the southeastern corner of Fannin and Winbern. This lot is open to the public. Both of these lots have their own pay station where patrons can pay to park. Parking can range between $3 to $7, depending on the hour of the day. Cash only. Street Parking There is also street parking available nearby (marked in yellow on map). Some of this is free and some is metered. Please be observant of all parking signage when choosing to park on the street. *Please note that parking on Holman Street in front of the MATCH is NOT available. Valet Valet service will be available for many performances through Mid-Main Development. To find out if valet services will be available for your performance, please call the box office at (713) 521-4533. Their location will be off of Travis St. Price can range between $5 to $10, cash only.

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