Sponge Exchange focuses on ecology and knowledge transfer in two new collaborative installations. Swirling, a four-channel video made with Matt Flowers and Joshua Quarles, produced with a Film/Video Studio residency at the Wexner Center for the Arts, surrounds viewers with projections of underwater coral restoration. Coastorama, inspired by the idiosyncratic sponge-diving dioramas of Spongeorama in Tarpon Springs, examines the coastal climate crisis and its most impacted species. The Coastorama dioramas were made with USF School of Art and Art History students in the Sponge Exchange class, co-taught with John Byrd during a 2019 Kennedy Family Visiting Artist & Scholar Residency. Sponge Exchange was supported by an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The exhibition was curated by Sarah Howard and organized by USF Contemporary Art Museum.