Guerrilla FC Pop Up & Gallery Show

I’m pleased to announce I will be showing a select batch of photos at Guerrilla FC’s new pop-up and art installation in Washington DC from June 18-July 12. There will also be some exclusive MageesCamera merch and art prints available to purchase. Additionally, we will be debuting a concept-kit collaboration I coordinated together with Nomadic Wax, Guerrilla FC, and South African hip hop and b-boy non-profit Heal the Hood.

The Event
On June 28, venture into The Mind of Guerrilla - a two-week pop-up/exhibition at Homme DC curated by Guerrilla FC. Inside is a sensory exploration of the eclectic components of a culture that drives and inspires this diverse community of creatives.

On display will be two art installations, two photography installations, and a video/audio installation. New, never before seen, Guerrilla FC gear will also be available, including a collaboration with South African, breakdance collective Heal the Hood and underground, hip hop production company Nomadic Wax. 

In communion with the pop-up and exhibit, Guerrilla FC has curated two live events during this period. On June 29, there will be a panel discussion on football culture and this summer’s World Cup. On July 12, Guerrilla FC and Homme DC welcome the Shirtless Plantain Show to perform a live show.


June 28: Launch Party // 8 PM - 12 AM
June 29: Panel discussion curated by Guerrilla FC // 3 PM - 4 PM
July 12:  Shirtless Plantain Show live viewing // 8 PM followed by Closing Party // 8:30 PM - 12 AM

The Mind of Guerrilla, concept by Justin Olivier Salhani (Guerrilla FC founder) - curated by Ruben Gzirian (Guerrilla FC) and Justin Salhani

Color spectrum, concept by Ruben Gzirian and Justin Olivier Salhani - curated by Ruben Gzirian

Photography installations by Magee McIlvaine (Guerrilla FC and Nomadic Wax) and Sonya Kondratenko

Video installation by Ruben Gzirian and Amir Browder

Photo Selected: Best of #IGDC Exhibition

I'm pleased to announce that my portrait of legendary DC emcee Kokayi was selected to be a part of the "Best of IGDC" exhibition to be held at Blind Whino on Nov. 12. 

The "Best of IGDC" exhibition will highlight the works of local DC photographers, showing the best sides of the DMV every day. The exhibition is in partnership with Blind Whino SW Arts Club and with support from The Pink Line Project.

The opening reception will be on November 12th, from noon to 5pm. The exhibition will remain on view during normal gallery hours through December 17th.

More info on the exhibition here.

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ReCreative Spaces Photography Exhibit: Opening Reception Recap

Thank You!

I am so moved by the outpouring of support from everyone who came out to the opening reception for my photography exhibit at ReCreative Spaces this past July (my first photography installation ever!). From all the emcees who came out to support, to Ben and my Nomadic Wax family who surprised me at the last minute, to DJ Boo holding it down lovely on the 1's and 2's, to all the friend and family who came through.... It was a truly humbling experience.

Emily of ReCreative Spaces was so supportive and helpful in guiding me through the organizing of my first ever gallery show for my photography.  And special thank you to Alejandro for helping me capture photos of the reception (see below). This was truly a family event. My wife, who pushed me to pursue an installation like this in the first place, co-wrote the caption stories with me, and supported me throughout the entire process. 

It was an honor to get a preview feature in DCist as well (read here), and AfricasACountry posted a piece about the photos as well (read here).

If you haven't seen the exhibit already, the installation will be up until September 30th at ReCreative Spaces: 3501 Perry Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712. And if you are interested in purchasing any prints, or some of the limited edition posters I made for the event, you can do through the online store at ReCreative Spaces (see here).

Washington DC: Gallery Show // July 7

Comunidad, Communauté, Community.
An exploration of friendship, collaboration, identity, migration, and diaspora through ten years of international hip hop photography.

Solo show by Magee McIlvaine
On display July 7 - September 29, 2017

Opening Reception: July 7 from 7pm - 10pm
Featuring live dj + freestyle cipher
Limited Edition prints & artwork for sale
$5/sliding scale donation for Opening Reception. Advanced registration appreciated

Gallery Hours* | Mon-Thurs 10:00am-2:00pm and by appointment. Please contact info[at]recreativespaces[dot]com to schedule your visit.

ReCreative Spaces: 3501 Perry Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

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Partners: ReCreative Spaces, Nomadic Wax, World Hip Hop Market, Words Beats Life, Dj Nio