As we move away from the sun

Curated by Fatma Hendawy

May 11 - June 8, 2024
Toronto, Canada
Open Call Winning Exhibition


Abbas Akhavan
asmaa al-issa
Dima Srouji
Lamis Haggag
Patricia Dominguez
Tania Willard

If Shadows Could Shine

Curated by Yi Cao

March 22 - May 18, 2024
Open Call Winning Exhibition


Sa'dia Rehman
Dan Jian
Nayeon Yang

Death Rights

Curated by Marian Casey

February 24 - March 23, 2024
San Antonio, TX, USA
Open Call Winning Exhibition


Gabriel Chalfin-Piney
Adriana Corral
Evan Paul English
Angela Guerra Walley
Joe Harjo
and others

Build what we hate. Destroy what we love.

Curated by Fabiola R. Delgado

January 12 - March 9, 2024
Open Call Winning Exhibition


Cassandra Mayela
Juan Diego Pérez la Cruz
Ronald Pizzoferrato


Curated by Favour Ritaro

November 18 - December 18, 2023
Brooklyn, NY
Open Call Winning Exhibition
A group exhibition exploring the role of Black hair in Black and African American identity and examines historical racial discrimination and contemporary significance of Black hair in the United States.


Adebunmi Gbadebo
David Orrell
Jade Rodgers
DeJeonge Reese

November 3 - December 23, 2023
Open Call Winning Exhibition


Ahna Serendren
Anna Maria Maiolino
Ashley January
Gabriela Vaisencher
Graziela Kunsch
Katya Meykson
Sara Shaoul

The Valley of Walls

Curated by Farida Youssef

October 12 - December 7, 2023
Cairo, Egypt
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Engages with the archive as an artistic and ecological intervention through site-specific installations in the abandoned apartment of Egypt's former Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation.


Nada Baraka
Mohamed ElMaghraby
Hany Rashed
Malak Yacout
Ahmed Ali Kamal

Fitter, Happier, More Productive

Curated by Lexington Davis

September 8 - October 21, 2023
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Explores the toxic underbelly of capitalist wellness culture, proposing instead alternative understandings of wellbeing that confront structural inequalities.


Kate Cooper
Patricia Domínguez
Ilana Harris-Babou
Maryam Jafri
Shana Moulton & Nick Hallett

July 1 - July 31, 2023
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Counters narratives that suggest Puerto Ricans are the root of the archipelago's problem by presenting works that consider new strategies for colonial subjects to reclaim agency over their past, present and future.


Jezabeth González Roca
José Luis Vargas
Gabriella Torres Ferrer
Amanda Torres
Leonel Rodríguez
Sofía Córdova
María José V
Ramón Miranda Beltrán

Living Room, San Francisco, 1986

Curated by Matthew Terrell

June 23 - October 15, 2023
Atlanta, GA, USA
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Recreating the early days of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, this project takes place in the living room of a San Francisco, Victorian-style home and features early panels of the quilt, archive ephemera, as well as the work of contemporary artists addressing HIV/AIDS.


Dr. Cynthia Davis
Aubrey Longley-Cook
Robert Sherer
Joey Terrill
AIDS Memorial Quilt

Defiant Visions

Curated by Marie Meyerding

June 1 - July 29, 2023
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Expanding public perception of anti-apartheid imagery by showcasing how women photographers exercised resistance to oppression through the lenses of their cameras.


Mabel Cetu
Jansje Wissema
Lesley Lawson
Zubeida Vallie
Mavis Mtandeki
Deborah May
Georgina Karvellas

The Corrections

Curated by Sam Fein

May 20 - June 30, 2023
Cambridge, MA, United States
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Artworks created by survivors-turned-activists reveal the "Troubled Teen Industry," a multi-billion dollar industry designed to modify socially-undesirable behaviors in adolescent girls.


Arlis Mroczek
Belle Lopes
Sam Fein

KANTEN 観展: The Limits of History

Curated by Eimi Tagore-Erwin

March 24 - May 20, 2023
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Examining the ways that art can construct and dismantle national histories, through works that visualize contested perspectives of Japan's expansionism during the Asia-Pacific War.


Bontaro Dokuyama
Taro Furukata
Soni Kum
Ken Okiishi
Haji Oh
and others

Sem Sombras/Unshadowed

Curated by Onyịnye Alheri and Carolina Policarpo (caió)

February 25 - March 25, 2023
Maputo, Mozambique
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Highlights the ways that queer and trans Mozambicans and other Africans are undoing enforced social norms and demanding rights, pleasure, and freedom.


Amina Gimba
Ana "Yaki" Machava
Eliana N'zualo
Géssica Stagno
Mapengo (Marilú Námoda)
and others

"My Pen Won't Break, But Borders Will"

Curated by Julia Hartmann

January 13 - March 11, 2023
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Telling exceptional stories of individual refugees, migrants, immigrants, and asylum seekers in an effort to underscore the importance of exercising solidarity beyond closed borders.


Parwana Amiri
Rajkamal Kahlon
Regina José Galindo
Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow
Michikazu Matsune
Tanja Ostojić
and others

Art for Women's Lives

Curated by Milhas Pela Vida das Mulheres

December 7 - January 31, 2023
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Women across Brazil use art to guide the urgent debate on the de-criminalization of abortion, defying the ultra-conservative government's petitions to severely restrict access.


Maria Antonia Lenora de Barros Enrica Bernardelli Debora Bolsoni Agrade Camiz Anna Costa e Silva & Nanda Felix and others

Flora Fantastic: Eco-Critical Contemporary Botanical Art

Curated by Corina Apostol, Tashima Thomas

November 4 - December 23, 2022
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Investigating the role of indigenous and imported plants within colonialism, through botanical economics as they relate to medicine, science, migration, and nationalism.


Kristaps Ancāns
Tamika Galanis
Scherezade García
Joiri Minaya
Virginia Wagner
and artistic collaborators Anna Malicka and Agate Tūna

October 8 - October 27, 2022
Paris, France
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Considers the act of subjective human recollection as a sacred activity, in a time when technology?s ?memory? threatens to make our own remembering obsolete.


Bora Kim
Dasom Oh
Jiyoung Son

September 9 - October 22, 2022
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Surveying art and activism that renounce the exploitation of migrant labor in the Arabian Peninsula, made possible through the infamous Kafala sponsorship system.


Khalid Al Baih and Aparna Jayakumar
Todd Ayoung and Jelena Stojanović
Hanna Barczyk
Jonas Bendiksen
Clark Clark
Molly Crabapple
and others

July 10 - August 5, 2022
Tokyo, Japan
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Using humor, deconstruction, and the speculative reframing of a familiar figure, international women artists working in Asia critique the modern phenomenon of the female-simulating robot.


Allison de Fren
Mika Kan
Elena Knox
Lin Xin

A Thousand Secrets

Curated by Mae A. Miller

June 3 - July 30, 2022
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Explores the myriad connections between the world?s oceans and human life by unsettling conventional modes of listening and unearthing entangled histories of extraction.


Beatrice Glow
Renée Green
Deborah Jack
Tuan Andrew Nguyen
Trevor Paglen
Tabita Rezaire

Recontarnos (Rewriting us)

Curated by La Revuelta (Maya Juracán, Renata Alvarez, Jimena Galán Dary, and Christa Krings)

March 25 - May 21, 2022
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Reclaims historical and social narratives that traditionally reflect the viewpoints of men, prioritizing the voices of Central American women as a means to resist patriarchy within the art world.


Fernanda Alvarado
Lucy Argueta
María Fernanda Carlos
Francela Carrera
renat castillo
and others


Curated by Mizuho Yamazaki and Virginia Liu,
with contributions by Rin Aonami and Manami Totsuka

March 5 - March 27, 2022
Hong Kong
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Juxtaposing works by women artists that address gender inequality in East Asian countries, this exhibition shows how women are fighting to overcome colonial and patriarchal subjugation and seize bodily control on their own terms.


Betty Apple
Dong Jinling
Nayoung Jeong
Kaai Ogaya
Wong Ka Ying

Arewa, Me Too

Curated by Favour Ritaro

February 5 - March 5, 2022
Kaduna, Nigeria
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Women artists living and working in northern Nigeria confront regional stereotypes and cultural expectations that perpetuate domestic and gender-based violence.


Halima Abubakar
Judith Daduut
Martha Panshak Dasat
Maryam Umar Maigida

Oh, I Love Brazilian Women!

Curated by Luiza Testa

January 15 - March 12, 2022
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Challenging the sexualized stereotypes of Brazilian women that trace back to colonial times and extend through misreadings of the Carnival and its imagery.


Benedita Arcoverde
Santarosa Barreto
Lenora de Barros
June Canedo de Souza
Vitória Cribb
Micaela Cyrino
and others


Curated by Janet Oh

October 9 - November 6, 2021
Oakland, United States
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Bay Area artists with lineage in Asia engage radical modes of narration, responding to and transcending histories of racism in the U.S. to overcome historical and present-day hardships.


For You Performance Collective (Erika Chong Shuch & Ryan Tacata)
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
Taro Hattori
Zihan Jia
Vasudhaa Narayanan
Genevieve Quick

September 10 - October 23, 2021
Invited Curator Exhibition
This exhibition explores the curious human drive to possess, preserve and memorialize other members of the animal kingdom via the astounding taxidermy collection of JD Powe.



Voicing the Silence

Curated by The Creative Association of Curators TOK

July 18 - September 19, 2021
Moscow, Russian Federation
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Over 100 years after soviet feminist Alexandra Kollontai penned The Social Basis of the Women?s Question, domestic violence has been decriminalized in Russia. This exhibition responds with works that address the state-sanctioned mechanisms that limit women?s rights.


Petra Bauer and Rebecca Katz Thor
Olesya Bessmeltseva and Philipp Venghaus
Sarah Browne
and others

Beyond Metaphor: Women and War

Curated by Katarzyna Falęcka

May 28 - July 31, 2021
Open Call Winning Exhibition
This exhibition showcases the work of five contemporary artists who explore women's experiences during the Algerian War of Independence.


Marwa Arsanios
Kader Attia
Katia Kameli
Nadja Makhlouf
Zineb Sedira

The Day Before the Fall

Curated by Clarissa Aidar

May 9 - June 6, 2021
São Paulo, Brazil
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Postponed for a year, this exhibition brings together six new installations produced by artists who identify as travestis and live or have lived in São Paulo.


Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro
Lucyfer Eclipsa
Bruna Kury
Raylander Mártis
Vulcanica Pokaropa

Queer-y-ing the Arab

Curated by the Earl of Bushwick

March 19 - May 15, 2021
Open Call Winning Exhibition
This exhibition queries and then queers interpretations of queer, Arab, and art, pushing the boudaries of assumption to explore unfamiliar meanings.


Jamil Hellu
Aghiles Mana
Rima Nadji
Queer Habibi
The Earl of Bushwick
Elias Wakeem

Goodbye, World

Curated by Andreas Templin and Raimar Stange

February 14 - March 13, 2021
Bay of Bothnia, Swedish Lapland
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Responding to catastrophic climate change, mass extinction, political turmoil, and loss, Goodbye, World sends art on a "farewell tour." Displayed on a remote ice floe destined to melt, environmentally-friendly artworks will dematerialize and disappear over time.


Nika Fontaine
Nadira Husain
Jonathan Monk
Olaf Nicolai
Peter Niemann
Eliana Otta
Martha Rosler
Stefanie von Schroeter
Veit Schütz
Joulia Strauss

Native Feminisms

Curated by Elizabeth S. Hawley

January 15 - March 6, 2021
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Showcasing the aesthetic richness and political power of artworks produced by contemporary Native North American artists whose practices address intersectional issues of feminisms and indigeneity.


Demian DinéYazhi' with R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment
Marcella Ernest
Maria Hupfield
Elizabeth LaPensée
Natani Notah
Sheldon Raymore
Dyani White Hawk
Jolene Yazzie

Imagining De-Gentrified Futures

Curated by Betty Yu

November 5 - December 19, 2020
Invited Curator Exhibition
Imagining De-Gentrified Futures dares to imagine socially-just futures for our cities and aims to rethinks the assumed trajectory of urban development.


Black Quantum Futurism
Imani Jacqueline Brown
Sandra de la Loza
Chinatown Art Brigade
Robin Holder
Betty Yu

Elongated Shadows

Curated by Liz Faust

September 5 - October 24, 2020
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Elongated Shadows examines the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, from the viewpoint of both the Americans who were behind the research and detonation of the bombs, and the Japanese civilians who were victimized in the infamous attacks.


Ari Beser
Kei Ito
Suzanne Hodes
Andrew Paul Keiper
Azumi O E
Migiwa Orimo

Meteorological Mobilities

Curated by Marianna Tsionki

May 28 - August 1, 2020
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Meteorological Mobilities urges a radical re-thinking on the way we act collectively upon climate change as planetary citizens. Far from promoting planetary catastrophism, exotic miseries, and passive resistance, the works on view aim to raise awareness of climate injustice and challenge the dominant political power of the countries and corporations which are primary contributors to climate change.


Amy Balkin
Ursula Biemann
MAP Office
Andrea Bagnato
Daniel Fernández Pascual
Helene Kazan
Hannah Meszaros Martin
Alon Schwabe


Curated by Elnaz Tehrani and Anahita Rezaallah

February 22 - February 29, 2020
Tehran, Iran
Open Call Winning Exhibition
This exhibition addresses gender-based inequities and stigma around drug addiction in Iran by presenting tapestry-based installations resulting from a collaboration between artists and recovering women addicts.


Homa Delvaray
Negar Farajiani
Maryam Palizgir
Hoda Zarbaf

Souls Grown Diaspora

Curated by Sam Gordon

January 11 - March 7, 2020
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Souls Grown Diaspora is an exhibition that explores a generation of leading contemporary visionary African-American artists from the wider United States, and situates their work into an art-historical lineage shaped by the Great Migration. The exhibition traces how the migration, the movement of six million African-Americans from the rural South, between 1916 and 1970, to urban centers such as New York, Chicago, and Detroit, produced a new wave of self-taught artists whose work addresses a range of revelatory social and political subjects.


Alvin Baltrop
Raynes Birkbeck
Stephanie Crawford
Curtis Cuffie
Otis Houston Jr.
Dapper Bruce Lafitte
Reverend Joyce McDonald
Sara Penn
Frederick Weston
Wesley Willis

The Tribeca Show

Curated by Carl Glassman and April Koral

December 5 - December 21, 2019
Invited Curator Exhibition
The Tribeca Show looks at apexart's own neighborhood, bringing complexity and historical context to Tribeca's over-hyped, celebrity-infused public image. Curators April Koral and Carl Glassman are founders of The Tribeca Trib, a local paper that has been covering the neighborhood for 25 years. The show features work from photographers, journalists, and artists who have incorporated Tribeca in their work in highly divergent ways, along with historical images dating back to the Dutch.


Max Blagg
Donna Ferrato
Carl Glassman
Marc Kaczmarek
Susan Rosenberg Jones
Allan Tannenbaum

Musow Ka Touma Sera

Curated by Fatima Bocoum

November 30 - January 31, 2020
Bamako, Mali
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Translated as "The Era of Women has Arrived," this exhibition addresses the specific socio-political condition of Malian women, and is the first in Mali that is organized by a woman.


Fatoumata Diabaté
Amsatou Diallo
Fatoumata Diallo
Fanta Diarra
Kani Sissoko
Oumou Traoré


Curated by Kang Seung Lee and Jin Kwon

October 6 - November 2, 2019
Seoul, South Korea
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Through works that re-emphasize and re-imagine QueerArch in Seoul (a.k.a. the Korea Queer Archive), this project underscores absences in the history of art and queer culture.


Haneyl Choi
Kyung-min Lee
Moon Sang Hoon and Azangman
Ruin (in collaboration with Kang Seung Lee)
Sehyung Kim (AJO)

The Criminal Type

Curated by Elizabeth Breiner

September 7 - November 16, 2019
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Rogues' galleries—19th century photographic exhibitions showcasing the earliest incarnations of modern-day mug shots—offer a point of departure for this exhibition examining the entwined history of photographic portraiture and criminality. Selected works will interrogate the common tools and formats of artistic, bureaucratic, and juridical portraiture, and expose those aesthetic codes that homogenize otherness and enforce a pervasive principle of "guilty until proven innocent."


Joy Buolamwini
Paolo Cirio
Heather Dewey-Hagborg
Eric Etheridge
Stephen Maturen
Zora J. Murff
Josh Ritchie
Arne Svenson

Resisting Paradise

Curated by Marina Reyes Franco

June 9 - July 6, 2019
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Drawing inspiration from Caribbean nations’ shared history--from invasion, to plantation, to resort economic development model--this project addresses tourism as a new means of colonization. Through transgression and appropriation, participating artists envision new paradigms of life in the region and its diaspora, by challenging preconceived notions of what it means to be Caribbean.


Deborah Anzinger
Leasho Johnson
Joiri Minaya

Occupational Hazards

Curated by Alexandra Stock

May 30 - July 27, 2019
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Occupational Hazards is an exhibition dedicated to artworks that have been lost, damaged or destroyed when shipped throughout the Middle East. While items can become ruined or lost without ill intent, this is also happening as governments become increasingly wary of subversive movements to the point of scrutinizing anything that looks unusual or unfamiliar.


William Andersen & Maryam Hosseinnia
Mohamed Ben Soltane
Walead Beshty
Aissa Deebi
Amir Farhad
Ahmad Hammoud
Shuruq Harb
and others


Curated by Harris Kornstein and Cara Rose DeFabio

May 4 - May 25, 2019
San Francisco, United States
Open Call Winning Exhibition
“Fail fast! Fail big! Fail often! Fail better!” These oft-quoted Silicon Valley mantras celebrate the high-octane risk-taking that is a hallmark of the tech world. But who gets to fail? This exhibition critiques ideologies of technological failure and tactically engages breakdown itself. Artists strategically build tools that are never meant to function properly, and push systems further than they were meant to go.


American Artist
Tega Brain & Surya Mattu
Demian DinéYazhi'
Robbie Barrat
Faith Holland
Xandra Ibarra
Jenny Odell & Joe Veix
M Eifler aka BlinkPopShift
and others

Dire Jank

Curated by Porpentine Charity Heartscape

March 21 - May 18, 2019
Invited Curator Exhibition
The exhibition brings together video game, sound, and moving image works which epitomize digital jank: the inevitable disconnect between real life and systems that simulate life.


Tabitha Nikolai
Devi McCallion
Porpentine Charity Heartscape

Re-imaging Futures

Curated by Innocent Ekejiuba and Yinka Elujoba

February 10 - March 9, 2019
Lagos, Nigeria
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Evolving from a road trip across Nigeria undertaken by a group of writers, photographers, and filmmakers in 2016 and 2017, this exhibition presents works that examine what it means to be Nigerian today. It will feature documentation of the road trip and timely works that respond to Nigeria’s political instability, ethnic crises, and colonized past.


James Bekenawei
Kemi Falodun
Yinka Elujoba
Emmanuel Iduma
Nengi Nelson
Kechi Nomu
Kenechukwu Nwatu
Zaynab Odunsi
Emeka Okereke
and others


Curated by Justin Tyler Tate

January 12 - March 9, 2019
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Peer2Pickle takes on the global problem of food waste and consequent greenhouse gas increases by designing a workshop and factory for transforming fresh local produce into extended shelf-life goods. In light of the absence of governmental and corporate incentives to address the issue, the project follows an open-source model as it generates its own web-based archive of recipes and strategies.


Mo Chieh/莫捷
Andrew Gryf Paterson
Agnieszka Pokrywka
Justin Tyler Tate

How to Travel in Time

Curated by S.I. Rosenbaum

November 8 - December 22, 2018
Invited Curator Exhibition
This exhibition will feature artists who, in one way or another, attempt acts of temporal recovery. Many of these artists, not coincidentally, are members of diasporic, displaced and/or Indigenous communities -- communities for whom the apocalypse has already occurred, and for whom time travel has become imperative to survival.


Morehshin Allahyari
Lee Brogan
Hector Ferreiro
Nicholas Galanin
Gideon Rubin
Larissa Sansour and Soren Lind

सावधान: The Regimes of Truth

Curated by Shaunak Mahbubani

October 7 - November 3, 2018
New Delhi, India
Open Call Winning Exhibition
As India'’s right-wing fundamentalist party enters the final year of its term under the current Prime Minister, the time is ripe to reflect on the changes brought about by its leadership. Following public mob-lynchings and drastic environmental crimes, this exhibition questions the government’s present use of propaganda to claim and consolidate political control.


Alt News
Payal Arya
The Dalit Panther Archive
Arko Datto
Samar Grewal
Sanket Jadia
Johar Jhargram
and others

Tracing Obsolescence

Curated by Evelyn Owen

September 8 - October 27, 2018
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Tracing Obsolescence explores the material and psychic residues of global large-scale manufacturing and extraction that haunt the post-industrial subconscious. Through prints, video, and installation, it draws out obscured links between industry and contemporary environmental, socio-economic, and geopolitical crises.


Tahir Karmali
Sto Len
Selasi Awusi Sosu
Dana Whabira


Curated by Jasa McKenzie

July 1 - July 22, 2018
Nagoya, Japan
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Absences responds to the stigmatization of mental illness in Eastern culture, especially in Japan. Providing a platform for expanded depictions and discussions of mental health, the exhibition features both Eastern and Western artists aiming to break toxic taboos surrounding mental illness.


Chen An An
Maura Terese
Atsushi Watanabe

Light in Wartime

Curated by Rola Khayyat

June 7 - July 28, 2018
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Light in Wartime explores the use of light both metaphorically and technically, in the context of photography during times of war. It features an array of photographic methods that reflect the blackout darkness and violence consistent with a city under siege.


Vartan Avakian
Allan deSouza
Ziyah Gafic
Rula Halawani
Nilu Izadi
Seba Kurtis
An-My Lê
and others

Slower, Smaller, Weaker

Curated by Alexandra Streshna

May 12 - June 9, 2018
Athens, Greece
Open Call Winning Exhibition
For Slower, Smaller, Weaker, artists are invited to produce new works for the project that will take place in the Olympic Village of Athens – a symbol of failure of many existing national hopes and values, suggesting at the same time positive encouragement and outlook on ways of functioning in inhabited spaces and communities.


Anastasia Douka
Arbit City Group
Campus Novel
Constantinos Hadzinikolaou
Kostas Bassanos
Marilena Aligizaki
Orestis Mavroudis
Paky Vlassopoulou

Drawn Up

Curated by apexart

April 28 - May 26, 2018
Invited Curator Exhibition
Assembled from arts programs across the city, the drawings, paintings, and sculptures in this show attest to the expressivity that follows from the assertion of spaces for creative learning.


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Dipping in the Kool Aid

Curated by Mary Lou Pavlovic

March 4 - April 20, 2018
Bali, Indonesia
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Dipping in the Kool Aid celebrates the artistic works of prisoners in Indonesia, and highlights the humanitarian values of prisoners' being able to move with their minds, when space is confined and time seems placed on hold. Evolving from a prison arts program, the exhibition features collaborative works made by artists and current and ex-prisoners.


Ridwan Fatkhurodin a.k.a. Kriyip
Rodney Glick
Elizabeth Gower
Titus Garu Himawan
Djunaidi Kenyut
Renae Lawrence
Fatoni Makturodi*
Mary Lou Pavlovic
and others

Rendered Cities

Curated by ANGL Collective

January 18 - March 31, 2018
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Rendered Cities examines the visual language and ideology behind the marketing of luxury property and development plans. Transforming the exhibition space into a construction site, the project highlights the peculiarity of digital architecture which is transforming cities worldwide.


Felicity Hammond
Lawrence Lek
Laura Yuile

The Wonderful Wizards of Post

Curated by Amanda Durett Cercone

November 2 - December 23, 2017
Invited Curator Exhibition
Can The Wizard of Oz become a horror film? A romance? A surreal experience? Or something entirely different? Watch and see what happens to this well-loved film when different editors use the same footage to create their own stories.


Amanda Durett Cercone
Perry DiMarco
Russ Mendelson
Evald Ridore

Transmissão Fordlândia

Curated by Stephanie Elyse Sherman
and Agustina Woodgate

September 17 - October 14, 2017
Fordlândia, Brazil
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Transmissão Fordlândia considers the history of the failed plantation city of Fordlândia through a sound art exhibition in partnership with a local radio station. Deriving inspiration from the Amazon's auditory ecosystem, Northern Brazil's vibrant musical heritage, and Fordlândia's fallen machines, the project features site-specific sound works.


Véronique Isabelle
Angelo Madson
Gabriel Martinho

Fellow Travelers

Curated by Katherine Rochester

September 7 - October 21, 2017
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Fellow Travelers initiates an encounter between people displaced by the deterioration of neo-liberal policies around the world. With elements of Afrofuturism, science fiction, and cosmology, it affirms that art is a tool for crossing boundaries and providing a refuge for voices of dissent.


Halil Altindere
Lou Cantor
Amen Feizabadi
Azin Feizabadi
Sun Ra
Ionel Talpazan

Illegal Kosmonavtika

Curated by Magda Guruli
and Mariam Natroshvili

June 24 - July 22, 2017
Tbilisi, Georgia
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Through workshops, a zine, and artworks, this project resurrects and examines Soviet Cosmonautics for the generations that came of age after its decline in 1991.


Zura Jishkariani
Mariam Natroshvili and Detu Jincharadze
Iliko Zautashvili
Mamuka Japharidze
Group Bouillon
Giorgi Maghradze
Ana and Tamar Chaduneli

Promises to Keep

Curated by Rabbya Naseer

June 8 - July 29, 2017
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Promises to Keep confronts the rarity with which performance art is exhibited in Naseer’s native Pakistan. She presents the work of twelve female Pakistani artists, addressing how women specifically use the medium to engage in self-representation and socio-political issues.


Nilofar Akmut
Hurmat ul Ain
Naazish Attaullah
Lali Khalid
Amber Hammad
Salima Hashmi
Mehr Javed
Ayesha Jatoi
and others

A Glimmer of Freedom

Curated by Marzia Bruno

April 8 - May 6, 2017
Tarrafal, Cape Verde
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Using site-specific installations and land art, this exhibition explores the history of an abandoned prison that held political prisoners during the 20th century.


DJam Neguin
Patti Anahory
Alex da Silva
Bento Oliveira
César Schofield

Outlaw Glass

Curated by David Bienenstock

March 30 - May 27, 2017
Invited Curator Exhibition
As cannabis legalization continues to take root and spread rapidly, much of the media discussion surrounding this societal sea-change has been focused on the economics involved. But how will ending the War on Weed transform us culturally? To better understand what authentic underground cannabis culture has to offer, Outlaw Glass examines work from four leading "functional glass" artists.


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Un-Working the Icon: Kurdish "Warrior-Divas"

Curated by Shawna Vesco and Anne Wheeler

February 4 - March 4, 2017
Berlin, Germany
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Un-Working the Icon: Kurdish "Warrior-Divas" questions the ethics of western media's iconization of Kurdish women fighting the Islamic State. The exhibition features work by artists who instead engage the lived realities and complex identities of these women, opening a dialogue about the political, social, and epistemological stakes of individual and community identity.


Bryndís Björnsdóttir
Nilbar Güreş
Nadine Hattom
Floris Parlevliet
Greta Rusttt
Beri Shalmashi

Animal Intent

Curated by Emily Falvey

January 19 - March 18, 2017
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Animal Intent tracks how animal culture is used as a point of departure for a range of artistic practices focused primarily on interspecies communication. The exhibition questions whether creative labor is strictly a human trait.


Annie Dunning
Aganetha Dyck
William Eakin
Nina Katchadourian
Alison Reiko Loader & Christopher Plenzich
Michael Anthony Simon

Guis Sou Me Le Mbao (I Do Not See You at Mbao)

Curated by Claude Gomis and Saskia Köbschall

November 12 - December 10, 2016
Thiaroye, Senegal
Open Call Winning Exhibition
The commemoration of the 1944 massacre of Tirailleurs Sénégalais (African soldiers conscripted by the French army) inspires this exhibition’s reflections on (post-)colonial politics of memory and the persistence of racial and economic injustice.


Pierre Marie Ciss
Djime Diakite
Claude Gomis
Nathalie Mba Bikoro


Curated by hannes bend

November 3 - December 17, 2016
Invited Curator Exhibition
Channeling the abilities of art, contemplative practices, technology, and science to maximize subjective and collective consciousness, Youniverse encourages new strategies for achieving social cohesion and higher thinking.


Robin Arnott
Debbie Attias
MJ Caselden
Interspecifics Collective
and others

Botany under Influence

Curated by Clelia Coussonnet

September 8 - October 22, 2016
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Botany under Influence explores systems of meaning that have been impressed upon nature, flora, and seeds throughout eras of imperialism, colonialism, and globalization. The exhibition reveals how the exportation of natural resources has affected power structures and cultural behavior.


Alberto Baraya
Joscelyn Gardner
Sasha Huber & Petri Saarikko
Kapwani Kiwanga
Pia Rönicke
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

How to Make Space

Curated by Jennifer Davis and Su-Ying Lee

June 25 - July 23, 2016
Hong Kong, China
Open Call Winning Exhibition
How to Make Space highlights the powerful way in which female migrant workers in Hong Kong, China, use temporary structures to create community.


Stephanie Comilang
Devora Neumark in collaboration with Open Door and Rowena Yin-Fan Chan
Tings Chak

Fencing In Democracy

Curated by Miguel Díaz-Barriga and Margaret Dorsey

June 2 - July 30, 2016
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Miguel Díaz-Barriga and Margaret Dorsey bring together artists, architects, and activists who have re-imagined designs for the US-Mexico border wall or fought its construction, addressing the role of art and architecture to draw attention to important issues of eroding democracy.


Shantal Brissette
James Brown
Jason De León
Sergio De León
Celeste De Luna
Lupe Flores
David Freeman
Luna Galvan
and others

Space Between the Skies

Curated by Christopher Manzione

March 24 - May 14, 2016
Invited Curator Exhibition
Space Between the Skies replaces the physical space of apexart with multiple virtual landscapes, either created from imagery collected at real world sites or from 3D constructed spaces.


Seth Cluett
John Craig Freeman
Ricky Graham
Christopher Manzione
Nicholas O'Brien
Rachel Rossin

Setting Out

Curated by Shona Kitchen, Aly Ogasian, and Jennifer Dalton Vincent

January 21 - March 5, 2016
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Setting Out explores how the nature of expeditions has translated into the modern day with archaeologists, engineers, scientists, and artists exploring a variety of realms, geographical and beyond, while maintaining the same eager hunger to uncover the unknown as the world travelers of early expeditions.


James Balog
Captured Landscape Team
Bruce Coffland
The Center for Land Use Interpretation
Tacita Dean
Annabel Elgar
William Lamson
and others

Apricots from Damascus

Curated by Atif Akin and Dilek Winchester

December 23 - February 21, 2016
Istanbul, Turkey
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Apricots from Damascus invites artists to prepare survival guides in the form of zines for Syrian refugees in Istanbul, Turkey.


Atıf Akın
Marwa Arsanios
Khaled Barakeh
Sezgin Boynik
Hera Büyüktaşcıyan
Ergin Çavuşoğlu
Nadia Christidi
and others

In Vitro (Studies On Entropy)

Curated by Marie Nipper and Peter Amby

December 5 - December 31, 2015
Copenhagen, Denmark
Open Call Winning Exhibition
In Vitro (Studies On Entropy) engages artists to show works in ten abandoned modernist vitrines in Copenhagen, Denmark’s city center, focusing on transformation and disorder.


Nanna Abell
Martin Erik Andersen
Felicia Atkinson
Michel Blazy
David Horvitz
Mathias & Mathias
David Stjernholm

Alternative Unknowns

Curated by Elliott P. Montgomery and Chris Woebken

November 5 - December 19, 2015
Invited Curator Exhibition
Six New York City based artists and designers have been commissioned to create objects that provoke new ways of thinking about emergency preparedness. Each artist will be invited to a conversation with the NYC Emergency Management Department about emergency issues facing the city, and then will be tasked with designing object-based solutions.


Nanu Al-Hamad
Isaac Blankensmith
Fabien Caperan
Fernando Cremades
Matt Delbridge
Sam Hart
Dr. Natalie Jeremijenko
Matt Jones
Clay Kippen
Lost Cause Inc.
Tim Maughan
Miriam Simun

Life After Death and Elsewhere

Curated by Tom Williams and Robin Paris

September 10 - October 24, 2015
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Life After Death and Elsewhere is conceived and organized in collaboration with prisoners on Death Row in Nashville, Tennessee. The exhibition focuses on designs by the prisoners for their own memorials, which take various forms.


Abu Ali Abdur’Rahman
GDongalay Berry
Ron Cauthern
Gary Cone
Kennath Artez Henderson
Billy Ray Irick
Akil Jahi
Donald Middlebrooks
Harold Wayne Nichols
Derrick Quintero
Declicho Besh (“Ironhawk”)
Dennis Suttles

June 4 - July 25, 2015
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Despite opposition to the post-Patriot Act surveillance programs adopted by government agencies, individuals continue to engage with social media platforms, sharing personal information online. Profiled observes the dichotomy between an over-sharing society and government and military secrets.


James Bridle
Paolo Cirio and Alessandro Ludovico
Jenny Odell
Willem Popelier
Julia Scher
Jens Sundheim

Space Between Our Fingers

Curated by Rachel Dedman

May 2 - May 30, 2015
Beirut, Lebanon
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Space Between Our Fingers is an exploration of outer space as image, metaphor, and utopia, as imagined by artists from or in the Middle East.


Jananne al-Ani
Fayçal Baghriche
Ali Cherri
Ala Ebtekar
Joana Hadjithomas
Khalil Joreige
Assad Jradi
Mehreen Murtaza
Larissa Sansour

Feel Big Live Small

Curated by Elan Smithee

March 19 - May 16, 2015
Invited Curator Exhibition
Feel Big Live Small explores dioramas and miniatures as well as our fascination with all things small, both as a technical feat and a psychological relationship.


Matthew Albanese
Alice Bartlett
Dante Brebner
Citizen Brick
Thomas Doyle
Joe Fig
Idan Levin
Kendal Murray
Lori Nix & Kathleen Gerber
Serial Cut
Tracey Snelling
Daisy Tainton

Beauty Salons and the Beast

Curated by Rehema Chachage and Jan van Esch

February 7 - March 7, 2015
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Beauty Salons and the Beast uses popup exhibitions in beauty salons and barber shops to experiment with community engagement.


Amani Abeid
Delphine Buysse
Rehema Chachage
Cloud Chatanda
Eneida Sanches
Aika Kirei
Vita Malulu
Gadi Ramadhani
Jan Van Esch

FOOT NOTES: On the Sensations of Tone

Curated by Alastair Noble

January 14 - March 7, 2015
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Inspired by the musical theories of the nineteenth century German doctor and physicist Herman Helmholtz (1821-1894), Foot Notes: On the Sensations of Tone will examine how sound is an integrative principle in human and natural environments. Multi-media works and sound projects will map journeys, emotions, and memories.


Una Lee
Annea Lockwood
Chris H. Lynn
Robert Macfarlane
Ed Osborn
David Rothenberg
Chris Watson

November 6 - December 20, 2014
Invited Curator Exhibition
TV critic David Bianculli highlights the evolution of television themes over time and reflects on his personal relationship to the medium.


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Curated by Yvette Granata

September 13 - October 11, 2014
Detroit, Michigan
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Trans-Farm engages with the world’s largest urban farming project to create and exhibit interdisciplinary urban agricultural works that blend the lines between edible, practical, artistic, and the technological.


Cary Baker
Kim Beck
Hannah Chalew
The Future Weird
Leslie Garcia
Scott Hocking
Tiff Massey
Jasmine Murrell
Phil Ross
Steve Rowell
Katie St. Claire

Decolonized Skies

Curated by Yael Messer and Gilad Reich

September 11 - October 25, 2014
Open Call Winning Exhibition
The use of privately owned satellites and drones have grown exponentially in recent years – both for military and civil use – watching over an ever-expanding geography and people. Decolonized Skies re-conceptualizes the air space as ‘commons,’ reclaiming the sky through social and collaborative practices.


Bik Van der Pol
Effi & Amir
Peter Fend
George R. Lawrence
Ruben Pater
Forensic Architecture


Curated by Mike Crane

May 29 - June 27, 2014
Ramallah, Palestine
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Broadcasting videowork via Palestine's only independent, nonprofit, and non-state sponsored news broadcaster, UHF42 is a weekly artist television program that aims to highlight the vitality of the television medium.


Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme
Basma Alsharif
Ayman Alazraq
Knut Asdam
Nasrin Abu Baker
Kaya Behkalam
Neil Beloufa
Nicholas Brooks
and others

The Hidden Passengers

Curated by Avi Lubin

May 22 - July 26, 2014
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Through the work of eight international artists, The Hidden Passengers investigates the relationship between science and art and argues that by adopting scientific practices and tools, art finds a way to participate in the world.


Mark Dion
Michael Hoepfel & Jenny Michel
Pierre Huyghe
Roxy Paine
Tomer Sapir
Guido van der Werve

Coding the Body

Curated by Leah Buechley

March 20 - May 10, 2014
Invited Curator Exhibition
Exploring how code is being used to understand, control, decorate, and replicate the human form.


Francis Bitonti
Karen Bradley
Kelly Dobson
Sarah Fdili Alaoui
Ben Fry
Yves Gellie
Eunsuk Hur
Nervous System
Thecla Schiphorst
Cait & Casey Reas
Diane Willow
Amit Zoran

On the Streets

Curated by Chuong-Dài Võ

January 25 - February 22, 2014
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Open Call Winning Exhibition
On the Streets recognizes the rapid urbanization in Southeast Asia through the entrepreneurial venture of street vending, and the impact of globalization on this culture.


Ashley Billingsley
Margaret Honda
Kong Vollak
Sandrine Llouquet
Rainer Prohaska
Amy Lee Sanford

Private Matters

Curated by Ceren Erdem, Jaime Schwartz, and Lisa Hayes Williams

January 16 - March 1, 2014
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Private Matters presents a group of artists who, through individual strategies of sharing various kinds of secure information with the audience, blur the boundaries of the public and private.


Becca Albee and Kathleen Hanna
Maria Antelman
Nilbar Güre?
Trevor Paglen
Stephanie Syjuco
Pilvi Takala


Curated by Dan Kois

November 7 - December 21, 2013
Invited Curator Exhibition
Dan Kois, Senior Culture Editor at Slate, organizes a show challenging audiences to find the fear, joy, and release in a Russian-roulette style karaoke exhibition.




Curated by crystal am nelson

October 5 - November 2, 2013
Marfa, Texas
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Exploring the cultural landscape of Marfa that pre-dates Donald Judd and the contemporary art influence, Heterotopia will illuminate the pre-Minimalist history of this West Texas town.


Big Bend Saddlery
Allan deSouza
Justin Hoover
Anna Jaquez
Jason Kolker
Enrique Madrid
Mattie Matthaei
C.M. Mayo
Feather Radha
Andrei Renteria

Death of a Cameraman

Curated by Martin Waldmeier

September 12 - October 26, 2013
Open Call Winning Exhibition
In the wake of the Arab uprisings, the anonymous cameraman has emerged as a powerful new figure in the politics of representation. Death of a Cameraman explores the complex space between the camera and eye and between documentary, documentarists, and the documented.


Broomberg & Chanarin
Harun Farocki
Rabih Mroué
Hrair Sarkissian
Rudolf Steiner


Curated by Kari Cwynar

May 23 - July 27, 2013
Open Call Winning Exhibition
This exhibition researches laughter as a destabilizing force, and will use a 6-month laughter epidemic in central Africa as its anchor.


Christian Boltanski
Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen
Yoshua Ok—n
Stuart Ringholt
and Althea Thauberger

Memphis Social

Curated by Tom McGlynn

May 10 - May 18, 2013
Memphis, Tennessee
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Presented in various venues throughout Memphis, this exhibition highlights local cultural traditions alongside the work of international artists.


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Exhibition Space

Curated by Greg Allen

March 21 - May 8, 2013
Invited Curator Exhibition
Images, objects, and perceptions from the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey and Project Echo, two projects from the early days of the Space Race.



Video Slink Uganda

Curated by Paul Falzone and Marisa Jahn

February 7 - March 6, 2013
Kampala, Uganda
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Short-form experimental videos by artists from the African Diaspora will be shown in Ugandan video halls, gathering places known for showing pirated DVDs.


Paul D. Miller a.k.a. Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid
Rashaad Newsome
Akosua Adoma Owusu
Kamau Patton
Zina Saro-Wiwa
Hank Willis Thomas and Terence Nance
Saya Woolfalk

Open Sesame

Curated by Ola El-Khalidi

January 17 - March 2, 2013
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Open Sesame invites artists to respond to stories collected from families from Kuwait who were forced to leave their homes during Saddam Hussein's regime, moving to Jordan, Egypt, and the USA.


Jeanno Gaussi
Rheim Alkadhi
Makan Collective (Diala Khasawnih and Samah Hijawi)

As Real As It Gets

Curated by Rob Walker

November 16 - December 22, 2012
Invited Curator Exhibition
As Real As It Gets gathers fictional products, imaginary brands, hypothetical advertising and speculative objects, devised by artists, designers, and companies. We resist commercial material culture as inauthentic, phony, and less than legitimate, but should we? Presenting the marketplace as medium „ while supplies last.


Kelli Anderson
Conrad Bakker
Beach Packaging Design
Matt Brown
Steven M. Johnson
Last Exit To Nowhere
MakerBot Industries
The Marianas (Michael Arcega and Stephanie Syjuco)
Angie Moramarco
Oliver Munday
Omni Consumer Products
Staple Design
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Ryan Watkins-Hughes
Marc Weidenbaum/Disquiet Junto
Shawn Wolfe
Dana Wyse

Lima Rooftop Ecology

Curated by Carlos Leon-Xjimenez

November 3 - December 1, 2012
Lima, Peru
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Presented on rooftops in Lima's historic city center, the exhibition Lima Rooftop Ecology will look at poverty, historic preservation, and tourism.


Karen Bernedo
Christians Luna
CITIO (Ciudad Transdiciplinar)
Colectivo C.H.O.L.O.
Taller de Artesania Salvaje

UNREST: Revolt against Reason

Curated by Natalie Musteata

September 12 - October 27, 2012
Open Call Winning Exhibition
UNREST: Revolt against Reason presents an international group of contemporary artists who tackle issues of inequality, conflict, and instability in recent history. The impetus for this exhibition begins with the wave of uprisings in Syria, Yemen, Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, and Morocco.


mounir fatmi
Claire Fontaine
Shilpa Gupta
Iman Issa
Tala Madani
Ahmet Ö?üt
Tomáš Rafa
Alexandre Singh

The Permanent Way

Curated by Brian Sholis

June 6 - July 28, 2012
Invited Curator Exhibition
The Permanent Way juxtaposes contemporary American landscape photographs with documentation of and information about the rapid expansion of railroads in the United States during the second half of the nineteenth century.


Jeff Brouws
Justine Kurland
Mark Ruwedel
Victoria Sambunaris
James Wellin

Flesh and Concrete

Curated by Jaya Klara Brekke and Julio Salazar

April 19 - May 17, 2012
Mexico City, Mexico
Open Call Winning Exhibition
The exhibition Flesh and Concrete examines the contradictions in the visually impressive but socially destructive process of infrastructure development, exemplified in the construction of the extension to the Supervia Sur-Poniente highway in Mexico City.


David Cruz
Erick Diego
Daniel Monroy
Ale de la Puente
Diana Quintero
Francisco Ugarte


Curated by Lynsey G

March 21 - May 12, 2012
Invited Curator Exhibition
Consent explores complicated questions of sex, pleasure, intimacy, and morality and how they relate to ideas of consent in pornography. The exhibition seeks to address the nature of consensual participation in adult material, as it collapses the distance between the us and them in porn and sex.


Brittany Andrews
Sinnamon Love
Oriana Small
Nyomi Banxxx
Cindy Gallop
Madison Young
Mr. Marcus
April Flores
Daniel Reilly
Lux Alptraum
Danny Wylde
Kelly Shibari
Natasha Starr
Lynsey G.

February 4 - March 3, 2012
Johannesburg, South Africa
Open Call Winning Exhibition
The exhibition Just do it! Creative strategies of survival investigates the complex relationship between local commerce, embodied by the proliferation of informal small businesses called Spaza shops in Johannesburg, and the global economy.


Sipho Charles Gwala
Keabetswe Mokwena
Reatile Mokwena
Claire Rousell
Buhlebezwe Siwani

January 11 - March 10, 2012
Open Call Winning Exhibition
A Postcard from Afar: North Korea from a Distance is an attempt to envision a state and culture that is shrouded in secrecy and is both the producer and victim of oppositional propaganda mechanisms. The exhibition seeks to develop a picture of what North Korea might be, in the absence of reliable, unbiased information of a nation that operates in exile from the international community.


Magnus Bärtås
Peter Cave
Alain Declercq
Jim Finn
Tony Garifalakis
Soni Kum
Jung Lee
and Karl Tuikkanen

The Walls That Divide Us

Curated by Miguel Amado

November 9 - December 22, 2011
Open Call Winning Exhibition
The Walls That Divide Us addresses the post-Cold War proliferation of nation-state and city separation barriers across the globe as symbols of dissent in contemporary politics. Featured artists examine the ideology of wall building as a means of dividing land and people to establish sovereignty. Selected works explore the construction and fall of the Berlin Wall, phenomena including imperialistic enterprises and migration, and current zones of conflict such as the U.S.-Mexican border and the Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territory.


Gisele Amantea
Kader Attia
Carolina Caycedo
Chen Chieh-jen
Sam Durant
Leor Grady
Ivan Grubanov
Shilpa Gupta
Alfredo Jaar
Emily Jacir
Runo Lagomarsino
Teresa Margolles
Locky Morris
Carlos Motta
Ahmet Ö?üt
Anna Ostoya
Amalia Pica
Rigo 23

Private Stash: A Musician's Eye

Curated by Fred Hersch

September 8 - October 29, 2011
Invited Curator Exhibition
Private Stash: A Musician's Eye explores the influences that shape jazz musician and composer Fred Hersch's work. The exhibition will feature everything from visual artwork to personal mementos, and will give visitors the opportunity to explore the many sights and sounds that have had an impact on his oeuvre


Madeleine Gekiere
Hugh Kepets
Marianne Kolb
Rebecca Layton
Mary McDonnell
Miguel Rodriguez
Alexandra Rozenman
Rosalind Solomon
Michael Wilson

The Peripheterists

Curated by Jocko Weyland

June 1 - July 30, 2011
Invited Curator Exhibition
With an often raw and personal undercurrent of neurosis and obsession and a tilt toward the refreshingly unordinary angle, The Peripheterists deal with traditional genres, bringing up old-fashioned but eternal questions about what art is, why people bother. If they walk away from it all do they remain artists, and are the most creative necessarily the ones who make it?


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We Have Woven the Motherlands with Nets of Iron

Curated by Eric Gottesman and Toleen Touq

May 4 - June 6, 2011
Amman, Jordan
Open Call Winning Exhibition
A line drawn by man across a landscape allows populations to move but also to dream, to pray, to transcend. It is a means of control, at least until new technologies make new movements possible. We Have Woven the Motherlands with Nets of Iron will explore these questions about what remains of these lines in a post-colonial age. The show will occur on this line itself, after it was built, then broken, then revised and revived, at a time with the lines (borders) that this line (the Hejaz Railway) crossed are being redefined.


Ayham Agha
Francis Alÿs
Asli Çavu?o?lu
Mehmet Fahraci
Samir Harb/Nicola Perugini
Anees Maani

Let It End Like This

Curated by Todd Zuniga

March 9 - May 14, 2011
Invited Curator Exhibition
What will they say about you when youÍre gone? What would you say about yourself? Let it End Like This asks a unique blend of writers, painters, directors, models, Olympians and brillianteurs in-between to create their own obituary, examining life gone by and still to come, deeds done or that remain, great loves won or still to be, and a few famous last words along the way.


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Washed out

Curated by Corina Oprea, Isabel Löfgren, Judith Souriau, Milena Placentile, and Valerio Del Baglivo

February 9 - March 14, 2011
Stockholm, Sweden
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Washed Out is a site-inspired exhibition held in Central Tv_tt, a community laundry facility in H_kar_ngen, a typical Stockholm suburb built in the 1940s according to the utopian urban ideals of early social democracy. Decades later, this still functioning laundry facility shares its premises with a publicly funded art center, Konsthall C, and a small collection of vintage laundry machines.


Maja Bajevic
Daniela Comani
Stefan Constantinescu
Nadia Myre
Estefania Pe–afiel Loaiza
Raeda Saadeh
Laercio Redondo
Konsthall 323 (Frida Krohn and Ylva Trapp)

Change the Channel: WCVB-TV 1972-1982

Curated by Gary Fogelson and Michael Hutcherson

January 12 - March 5, 2011
Open Call Winning Exhibition
This exhibit's collection of original footage, press, and viewer correspondence encourages visitors not only to consider WCVBTV's impact from 1972-1982, but also to ponder the question, how might this happen again? Could the story of BBI's creation and dissemination of innovative programming inspire others in a position to impact an equally large audience?




Curated by apexart

November 10 - December 22, 2010
Invited Curator Exhibition
We invited artists and creative others from around the world to cut, dub, reverse, add to, and otherwise manipulate at least one broadcast commercial and submit a 60 second video. We asked you to add a critical element to the exhibition by watching and voting on as many videos as you'd like. The creator of the winning video will receive $2,000, and the top five videos will be shown on a public screen in Manhattan.


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September 15 - October 30, 2010
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Some books capture you in the first line, others draw you in slowly, and then there are those books that you cannot penetrate. Each book has a unique way for a reader to enter and exit. Yet what makes all the difference is that every book contains the possibility for transportation.


Sophie Calle
Patty Chang
Rodney Graham
Joachim Koester
Kris Martin
Bruce Nauman
Allen Ruppersberg

June 10 - July 11, 2010
Invited Curator Exhibition
The FIFA World Cup is the most important and widely watched sporting event in the world and will run this year from June 11-July 11, 2010, in South Africa. The germinal idea for the show is very simple: to create the perfect football environment, a sort of mini-soccer paradise at apexart for watching games. Around the games themselves, there will be talks, events and a series of works that show the curious place that soccer has in contemporary art.


Miguel Calderon
Hellmuth Costard
Liam Gillick
Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno
Mark Leckey
Maria Marshall
Santo Tolone
and Uri Tzaig with memorabilia contributed by Roger Bennett and Bill Shankly
Mark E. Smith reading the football results

May 27 - June 4, 2010
Invited Curator Exhibition
The exhibition will attempt to link observations about the impact of cybernetics and digital media on our everyday relationships, curated by students from Satellite Academy High School Forsyth Campus and organized by ABACA.


Jessica Angel
Ingrid Burrington
Erin Goldberger

April 7 - May 22, 2010
Invited Curator Exhibition
For the last five years Bad at Sports, a collective based in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco, has attempted to document their art world from the inside. The artists in the collective have logged close to 300 hours of audio interviews and (what might best be described as) reportage and produced thousands of blog posts and tweets for their site


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Curated by Logan Bay

March 13 - April 17, 2010
Samut Sakhon, Thailand
Open Call Winning Exhibition
In a mass produced world of global goods, the act of creation is often lost or forgotten. Hidden machinery cranks and sweats out elements of our everyday life, yet we rarely glimpse the environment where ideas are physically forged. To produce the exhibition free size artists Alvaro Ilizarbe, Jen Stark, Juan Angel Chavez, and P7 will work directly in the Sinudom Silk Screen factory, in Thailand, along side employees creating works of art.


Alvaro Ilizarbe
Jen Stark
Juan Angel Chavez

The Incidental Person

Curated by Antony Hudek

January 6 - February 20, 2010
Open Call Winning Exhibition
The exhibition argues that the Incidental Person stakes out a new position, outside of the 20th-century triad Joseph Beuys-Marcel Duchamp-John Cage. Unlike the latter, the Incidental Person does not seek to solve the art-life or mind-body problems. Instead, she or he fails to see them as problems at all, since for the Incidental Person art, life, mind, and body cannot be understood in opposition to one another.


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AVANT-GUIDE TO NYC: Discovering Absence

Curated by Sandra Skurvida

November 4 - December 19, 2009
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Avant-Guide to NYC maps the art environment of New York of the twentieth century, reconnecting historic sites to their present functions. Marcel Duchamp's studio, Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century, and Group Material, where are these places, and what are they now, in the constantly shifting cultural fabric of New York? The exhibition presents artists' works produced in response to the sites.


Julieta Aranda
Kabir Carter
Dexter Sinister
Eckhard Etzold
Andrea Geyer
Pablo Helguera
Nancy Hwang
Pia Lindman
Anna Lundh
Nina Katchadourian
Carlos Motta
Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere
Hatuey Ramos-Fermin
Katya Sander
Ward Shelley
Xaviera Simmons
Alex Villar

A Way Beyond Fashion

Curated by Robert Punkenhofer

September 16 - October 24, 2009
Invited Curator Exhibition
A Way Beyond Fashion explores important issues raised by the fashion industry such as the projection of identity, the research for new technology and the question of sustainability in mass consumption.


Acconci Studio
Hussein Chalayan
Carla Fernández
Rudi Gernreich
Terence Gower
Edwina Hörl & so+ba
Liquid Loft
Jenny Marketou
Lucy + Jorge Orta
Takehiko Sanada


Curated by Susan McIntosh and Albert Wilking

July 8 - August 7, 2009
Invited Curator Exhibition
This exhibition takes the narrative template of Alice in Wonderland where childhood serves as a grand metaphor for the stages of development and the often nonsensical rituals that we must travel through in order to obtain a civilized or adult persona in the world we see through our looking glass.


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X, Y, Z and U

Curated by The League of Imaginary Scientists

June 4 - July 3, 2009
Los Angeles, California
Open Call Winning Exhibition
apexart presents the exhibition X, Y, Z, and U curated by The Franchise winners The League of Imaginary Scientists at Outpost for Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.


Kim Abeles
Kelly Jaclynn Andres
Jason Bobe
Mackenzie Cowell
Liz Kueneke
Andrea Polli
Chuck Varga

I can't get no satisfaction: Contemporary views on the everyday

Curated by ABACA's Curatorial Studies students

May 14 - May 30, 2009
Invited Curator Exhibition


Adam Brent
Cyriaco Lopes
Risa Puno
Joaquin Segura

March 28 - May 9, 2009
Invited Curator Exhibition
Leon Dufourmentel, a pioneer in plastic surgery, said in 1948, ñ...If I went to Picasso for my portrait, he would probably make me a monster and I should be pleased because it would be worth a million francs. But if Picasso came to me with a facial injury and I made him into a monster, aha, he might not be so pleased.î


Anthony Berlet, M.D.
Antonino Cassisi, M.D.
Michael Cohen, M.D.
Scott Spiro, M.D.

February 11 - March 21, 2009
Invited Curator Exhibition
If the secrets to finding true love are often elusive, well, so are the secrets to making films about love. How do you inject humor into a film about heartbreak? How do you portray a happy romance without being too saccharine and oversentimental? Author and filmmaker Davy Rothbart, at work on a personal documentary called My Heart Is An Idiot, has asked a collection of talented and eclectic friends to explore these and other challenges by producing short, love-related films of their own.


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Nameless Science

Curated by Henk Slager

December 10 - January 31, 2009
Invited Curator Exhibition
The debate on artistic research emerging worldwide in the field of visual art for some five years now tends to focus on what artistic research could be or should be. The exhibition Nameless Science aims to expand this debate by showing the outcome of artistic research in seven examples of best practices from artistic PhD projects.


Ricardo Basbaum (Brazil)
Jan Kaila (Finland)
Irene Kopelman (The Netherlands)
Matts Leiderstam (Sweden)
Ronan McCrea (Ireland)
Sarah Pierce (UK/USA)
Morten Torgersrud (Norway)

Perverted by Theater

Curated by Franklin Evans and Paul David Young

October 22 - December 6, 2008
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Cognizant of the critique of Fried by postmodern theory and contemporary art discourse, Perverted by Theater gleefully inverts FriedÍs thesis, purposely selecting art for its theatricality and installing it in an environment molded by theater, to evoke temporality, the subject/object relation, the audience, the presence of the actor, the performance text, and the implication of dramaturgical concepts such as character, story, and plot structure.


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fauxgala '08

Curated by Vanessa Walters

October 16 - October 16, 2008
Invited Curator Exhibition
The Man Piece, a Group Show including Jeremiah Clancy, Evan Collier, John Gregorio, Daniel Pettrow, Clayton Dean Smith, Eric Schmalenberger, Andrew Schneider


Jeremiah Clancy
Evan Collier
John Gregorio
Daniel Pettrow
Clayton Dean Smith
Eric Schmalenberger
Andrew Schneider


Curated by Harley Spiller

September 5 - October 11, 2008
Open Call Winning Exhibition
SCRAWL consists of close to 100 different handmade pronouncements collected from the streets and subways of New York City over the past 25 years. The works on exhibition range from scary to silly, from terse suggestions to indecipherably complex amalgams of mathematical figuring, philosophical posturing, and political ranting. Whether the ideas are impeccably presented in uniquely beautiful calligraphy, or scribbled, illegible palimpsests, the creators all seek to have their ideas recognized, many silently urging their fellow New Yorkers to right wrongs both personal and universal.



July 2 - August 2, 2008
Invited Curator Exhibition
This show explored the commercialization of myth, legend and culture through such examples as the Loch Ness Monster, Chupacabra and Bigfoot.



Come Out & Play

Curated by 

June 4 - June 14, 2008
Invited Curator Exhibition
6 days of projects organized by Azeb Worku Sibane, Vicky Shick, Daniel Seiple, Sheree Rose, Radhika Subramaniam, and Shelly Silver



May 16 - May 31, 2008
Invited Curator Exhibition
Through installation, new media and fine arts, these Curatorial Studies students explore works of art that address different relationships of power in the city. Students connect their personal experience and their life in New York City to visual and architectural manifestations of power and ideology around them. They will closely look at the architecture in their neighborhoods such as East New York, Harlem and the Bronx.


Michael Dal Cerro
Michael Paul Britto
Karlos Carcamo
James Jaxxa

Lots of Things Like This

Curated by Dave Eggers

April 2 - March 10, 2008
Invited Curator Exhibition
This show explored a very small and specific type of artmaking exemplified by contemporary people like David Shrigley, Raymond Pettibon, Nedko Solakov, and Tucker Nichols. This kind of art, which we refuse to name, is somewhat crude, usually irreverent, and always funny. It exists somewhere between one-panel cartoons and text-based art.


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February 20 - March 29, 2008
Invited Curator Exhibition
Through visual elements and theoretical texts, the videos in this exhibition reflected on the application of appropriational technique to film. Each of these videos combines a theoretical text that is written and spoken by the author and film footage, fragments taken out of different movies and film documentations. At first glance these videos remind the spectator of the videos and short films that are used today to transmit knowledge, to comment on the news, to spread religious and ideological propaganda, or to be used in the framework of education.



The (Self) Promotion Show

Curated by you, the public

January 9 - February 16, 2008
Invited Curator Exhibition
apexart held an open call, requesting submissions of a 30-second TV commercial about us from individuals and collaborative groups. The commercials are available for viewing on a public-access site, where viewers were encouraged to visit and cast votes for their favorite. In addition, all commercials were be on view as part of an innovative living-room-style installation at apexart from January 9 to February 16, 2008. The winning entry will have their commercial aired on network TV.



Land Grab

Curated by Sarah Lookofsky and Lillian Fellmann

November 17 - December 22, 2007
Open Call Winning Exhibition
As real estate prices have skyrocketed throughout cities of the world, it has become increasingly difficult to sustain a place. Some artists' responses to this situation mirror those of many practitioners in the sixties and seventies who moved to the margins to seek out an abandoned or still undeveloped site to live and work on an expanded scale. By contrast, no piece in LAND GRAB has involved a real estate transaction or finding that prime location.


Leyla C‡rdenas
Jens Haaning
John Hawke
Albert Heta
Soren Holm Hvilsby and Pernille Skov
Lasse Lau
Dan Perjovschi
Recetas Urbanas
Katrin Sigurdardottir
Michael Smith and Joshua White
Lars Vilks

Stalking with Stories: The Pioneers of the Immemorable

Curated by Antonia Majaca and Ivana Bago

September 19 - November 3, 2007
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Every new telling of a story perfects its narrative but also rearranges, edits and moves it further from its original, authentic plot. What do we remember? How do we remember and retell stories of the past? How do we project them into the future?


Zbynek Baladran
Alejandro Cesarco
Felix Gmelin
Sanja Ivekovic
David Maljkovic
Ahmet Ogut
Katerina Seda
Artur Zmijewski

July 7 - August 11, 2007
Invited Curator Exhibition
The Most Curatorial Biennial of the Universe was presented in response to two major social issues of our time: biennialessness and poverty. Through an open call to curators and artists, over 450 people became with biennial. All works were available for donation. All 355 works in the exhibition were bid on and that nearly $13,000 was raised (in $10 increments) for the Robin Hood Foundation of NYC.


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May 16 - June 23, 2007
Invited Curator Exhibition
The show is comprised of nearly one hundred artifacts from Sante's own collection--holy pictures, photographs, death letters, leaflets, posters, dime novels, relics, banners, and ephemera. These objects will be connected by a text running along the walls of the gallery. The visitor can choose to engage with the exhibition either superficially or in depth. Either tactic is guaranteed to leave a subconscious residue of ambiguity and doubt.



May 1 - May 12, 2007
Invited Curator Exhibition
This exhibition was curated and presented by high school students enrolled in ABACA's Curatorial Studies class held at Satellite Academy. This year's exhibition seeks to discuss and demonstrate different aspects of violence such as racism, stereotypes and social or historical injustice, as well as personal and emotional experiences with violence, through works of art.


Bradley McCallum & Jaqueline Tarry
Micheal Paul Britto
Lan Tuazon
John Abner
Jessica Acobe

Quick! Pull My Animated Finger

Curated by Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser

February 27 - April 14, 2007
Invited Curator Exhibition
The two Jews from L.A. who bring you Drawn Together present the people who help write and draw the series in an ñartî exhibit. Artists from Rough Draft Studios show unpublished, unaired, uncensored and mostly unseen stuff.


Stephanie Arnett
Dan Bond
Edgar Duncan
Edmund Fong
Bari Kumar
Gennady Kornyshev
Samantha Harrison
Jeff Mertz
Mike Wodkowski
and a text by Elijah Aron and Jordan Young

January 10 - February 17, 2007
Open Call Winning Exhibition
This exhibition brings together the work of a group of artists that consistently and very differently explore temporariness and, more specifically, the possibility of temporal instability in the work of art. This is manifest not so much as a subject, but rather as a constitutive element, shaping the artwork's fragility as well as the indeterminacy of an exhibition visitor's experience of it. Whether primarily motivated by the political, aesthetic, economic, or the intimate, these objects literally perform their temporal questioning.


Michel Blazy
Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Gabriel Kuri
Oksana Pasaiko
Tomo Savic-Gecan
Jo‘lle Tuerlinckx

Thanks: Returning the Favor

Curated by apexart

November 29 - January 6, 2007
Invited Curator Exhibition
Whether a gift for a superior, an inferior, a partner, family member or friend, issues of intent and meaning are part of the wrapping. This exhibition reconsiders the relationship of philanthropy, hidden meaning and gift giving. Ten local artists have each been commissioned to produce a gift. A present for someone they don't know. The only restriction given was that it had to fit in the gift box we provided, otherwise we would show whatever they gave us, with no censorship.


Felipe Arturo
Nayia Frangouli
David Greg Harth
Vandana Jain
Matt Keegan
Kambui Olujimi
Lisi Raskin
Paul Wirhun
Joe Scanlan
Alejandra Villasmil

Phantom Captain: Art and Crowdsourcing

Curated by Andrea Grover

October 18 - November 25, 2006
Invited Curator Exhibition
Phantom Captain explores art collaboration that involves amateur groups of individuals responding to ñcrowdsourcingî initiatives created by artists. Crowdsourcing is the methodology behind websites like Wikipedia, Threadless, Ebay, Flickr, Youtube, Blogger, etc., where without the user, all that exists is the conduit for sharing media. User reviews and recommendations are the driving force behind websites like Netflix and Amazon.


Jeff Howe
Peter Edmunds
Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July
Aaron Koblin
Davy Rothbart
Allison Wiese

neo-con. Contemporary Returns to Conceptual Art

Curated by Cristiana Perrella

September 6 - October 14, 2006
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Re-enacting (with a twist) famous conceptual works, the artists in neo-con level and humanize, by quirky humor and down-to-earth sensibility, the key principles of Conceptualism like the favoring of ideas over object-making, the dematerialization of the art object, the production of work in collaboration and often without a studio.


Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard
Jonathan Monk
Yoshua Okon
Joao Onofre
Mario Garcia Torres
Francesco Vezzoli

Gifts go in one direction

Curated by Alexander Nagel

July 5 - August 12, 2006
Invited Curator Exhibition
How do the two terms, art and gift, dfine each other? This summerÍs exhibition results from interviewing a number of artists and non-artists about gifts given and received, presents reflections on how gifts redefine the boundaries of artistic production.


Eric Walker
Eliza Griffiths
Julie Voyce
Stephen Andrews
Paul P.
Glenn Ligon
Byron Kim
Paul Ramirez Jonas
Harrell Fletcher
Harriet Sigal
Lisa Sigal
Amy Sillman
Eric Banks
Jutta Koether
Richard Phillips
Inez van Lamsweerde
Vinoodh Matadin

May 24 - July 1, 2006
Invited Curator Exhibition
This mini version of the Tirana Biennale asks: What happens to inhibitions in todayÍs swell of globalization? Does the old Polynesian term ñtabooî still have meaning, or have such notions disappeared in the ñeverything goesî drive of global Capital? To what extent do the power structures of our society differ from those of the past, and is history still relevant?


Adel Abdessemed
Ivan Grubanov
Sejla Kameric
Armando Lulaj
Suela Qoshja
Joanna Rytel
Ingrid MwangiRobertHutter

April 12 - May 20, 2006
Invited Curator Exhibition
The act of leaving oneïs given place and occupying another is both emotionally and spiritually intense. What can be the gains of the physical and intellectual relocation? And, more importantly, can we displace our focus without losses?


Big Hope (Miklós Erhardt and Dominic Hislop)
Ian Burns
Sonja Feldmeier
Andrea Geyer
Wang Jianwei
Szabolcs Kisspál
Moshekwa Langa
Little Warsaw (Bálint Havas and András Gálik)
Myrna Maakaron
Katarina Sevic

February 22 - April 8, 2006
Invited Curator Exhibition
From the Peloponnesian Wars to the Black Death and the War in Iraq, in dire times laughter has always been the best revenge. Art critic Amei Wallach surveys three generations of artists who amuse and appall.


William Anthony
Ida Applebroog
Hideaki Ariizumi
Atlas Group/Walid Raad
Tamy Ben-Tor
Paul Chan
Michael Combs
Thornton Dial
Matt Forderer
Regina Gilligan
David Hammons
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov
Melamid & William McClelland
Peter Land
Laura Nova
David Rees
Nancy Spero
Art Spiegelman
Marie Watt
Olav Westphalen
Paul Zaloom

One Brief Moment

Curated by Mark Soo

January 11 - February 18, 2006
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Selected artists will review the apexart archive to interpret, speculate, add to and imagine their own understanding of what specific past events at the gallery might have been like.


Adam Chodzko
Maria Eichhorn
Knowles Eddy Knowles
Elizabeth Price

The Last Generation

Curated by Max Henry

November 30 - January 7, 2006
Invited Curator Exhibition
Examines mechanical reproduction and seemingly ñanalogî approaches to art-making in our contemporary digital world.


Kota Ezawa
Malachi Farrell
Wayne Gonzales
Emilie Halpern
Jan Mancuska
Laurent Montaron
Scott Myles
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

October 19 - November 26, 2005
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Exploring the complex relationship between mass media and global corporate culture, this exhibition explores the strategies of grassroots activism (installation, poster, video, radio, and internet art) to demand freedom of information rights and bring forward what is being omitted.


Paul Chan
Marcelo Exp—sito
Martha Rosler
The Speculative Archive / Julia Meltzer and David Thorne
0100101110101101.ORG (Eva and Franco Mattes)
The Yes Men

The Art of 9/11

Curated by Arthur Danto

September 7 - October 15, 2005
Invited Curator Exhibition
Featuring responses by artists to 9/11, the exhibition aims to show how art actually embodies grief and to reflect on how artists dealt with the attack.


Audrey Flack
Leslie King-Hammond
Jeffrey Lohn
Mary Miss with Victoria Marshall and Elliott Maltby
Lucio Pozzi
Ursula Von Rydingsvard
Cindy Sherman
Barbara Westman
Robert Rahway Zakanitch

Philosophical Toys

Curated by Sina Najafi

June 29 - August 6, 2005
Invited Curator Exhibition
The tactile, visual, and philosophical fuse in this exhibition, historically anchored in the ñgiftsî innovated in the 1830s by Friedrich Fr_bel, the inventor of Kindergarten.; For the 2005 summer program, an invited writer - Sina Najafi (Editor in Chief, Cabinet magazine)- selects three art dealers to each choose an artist for a group exhibition, with the writer contributing a text.


Friedrich Fröbel
Jeannine Mosely
and Shea Zellweger
Selected by Norman Brosterman (author, Inventing Kindergarten) and Christine & Margaret Wertheim (The Institute for Figuring, Los Angeles)

Sacred Wild

Curated by Suzi Gablik

May 25 - June 25, 2005
Invited Curator Exhibition
Sacred Wild will examine the way contemporary artists are drawn to sacred images and are using them in their everyday life. The six artists, based in Iowa, Virginia, and Illinois, incorporate or address the trend towards investigating one's personal spirituality over organized religious thought.


Jane Vance Siegle
David T. Hanson
Hank Foreman
Kathy Pinkerton
Fern Shaffer
Othello Anderson


Curated by Charles Esche

April 27 - May 21, 2005
Invited Curator Exhibition
Issue #7 of Afterall will be turned into an exhibition This issue pivoted around the idea of the gothic as both the dark side (of artistic behavior) and complex visual patterning.


Kenneth Anger
Jeremy Blake
The Handsome Family
Jutta Koether
Richard Wright

Social Democracy Revisited

Curated by Jonas Ekeberg

March 16 - April 16, 2005
Invited Curator Exhibition
The exhibition proposes that the Nordic discourses on the subject may have a value in the current international political climate as well as highlights artworks that seem to contest this kind of purposefulness. Ultimately intervening into the realm between art and politics with the same ambivalence which is so prevalent in the Nordic system.


Cathrine Evelid
Matias Faldbakken
Katja Høst
Ulf Lundin
Jakob Kolding
Ketil Nergaard
Aleksandra Mir

Maurizio Couldn't Be Here

Curated by Maurizio Couldn't Be Here

February 12 - March 12, 2005
Invited Curator Exhibition
Five Saturdays of Events: Each Saturday from Feb 12 to Mar 12, apexart featured a performance-related activity: an all day line-up of special guest speakers, premieres of TV ads of contemporary artists, bands collaborating with video artists, a traditional Afghan-food tasting performance, and other surprises.


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January 5 - February 9, 2005
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Five Iranian artists use art as a tool for the demonstration of mental and physical constructions.


Roxanna Daryadanesh
Shahab Fotouhi
Barbad Golshiri
Neda Razavipour
Vahid Hakim

Drafting Deceit

Curated by Marta Kuzma

November 17 - December 22, 2004
Invited Curator Exhibition
Drafting Deceit modestly approaches the construction of delusion as a deliberate gesture that infers a particular performability located in the purposeful drafting of the illusory.


Sven Augustijnen
Micha‘l Borremans
Johannes Kahrs
Marije Langelaar and Mark Manders
Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley
Kirsten Pieroth

Place for the Self

Curated by Amnon Barzel

October 13 - November 13, 2004
Invited Curator Exhibition
This exhibition is about the meaning of a home, and a home within our own selves. A home where existential reflections and anxieties are accumulated through the dramatic events which characterize recent times.


Vito Acconci (New York)
Krzysztof Bednarski (Warsaw
Barbara Bloom (New York)
Zvi Hecker
(Berlin/Tel Aviv)
Vittorio Messina (Rome
Anila Rubiku (Albania)
Micha Ullman (Israel)

Building the Unthinkable

Curated by Christian Stayner

September 8 - October 9, 2004
Open Call Winning Exhibition
If the atomic bomb threatens total destruction, the work in Building the Unthinkable then shifts attention to its productive element. This exhibition examines contemporary artistic and architectural production responding to an unlikely inspiration.


The Center for Land Use Interpretation
Gregory Green
Michael Light
Andreas Magdanz
Peter Marlow
Dominic McGill
Beryl Korot and Steve Reich
World Power Systems
Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries

2004 Summer Program

Curated by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz

June 30 - July 31, 2004
Invited Curator Exhibition
The 2004 Summer Exhibition presented an interruption of the typical expectations artworks present to viewers. Cay Sophie Rabinowitz selected two gallerists (Brian Butler and Henry Urbach) to each choose two artists whom they do not represent for a group exhibition.


Henry Urbach selected Paul de Guzman and Wade Guyton; Brian Butler selected Efrat Shvily and Liliana Moro

O.K. America!

Curated by Peter Noever

May 26 - June 26, 2004
Invited Curator Exhibition
O.K., America! aimed to initiate a process of reflection on the ambivalent meaning of the fingerprint as a symbol of modern society. The work reflected on control and surveillance, identity and the freedom of artistic expression.


The Blue Noses Group
Daniele Buetti
Escape Group
Kendell Geers
Elena Kowylina
Elke Krystufek
Oscar Muñoz
Raymond Pettibon

Black Dragon Society

Curated by Black Dragon Society

April 21 - May 22, 2004
Invited Curator Exhibition
apexart moved Black Dragon Society and its Director from Los Angeles to NYC to take over the exhibition space.


Jeddiah Caesar
Steve Canaday
Gerald Davis
Jacques de Beaufort
Mark Golamco
Hannah Greely
Nick Lowe
Jodie Mohr
Ry Rocklen
Oscar Santos
Rob Thom

Reciprocal Readymades

Curated by Stephen Wright

March 17 - April 17, 2004
Invited Curator Exhibition
The Future of the Reciprocal Readymade: The use value of art reflected on the inability of art to empower anyone to do anything about socio-politial issues, despite promises supported by institutions, lending a largely unchallenged semblance of truth as well as the trustworthiness of convention.


The Atlas Group (New York / Beirut)
Grupo de Arte Callejero (Buenos Aires)
The Yesmen (New York / Paris)
Critical Art Ensemble (USA)
Bureau d'études (Paris)
AAA.Corp (France)
xurban (New York / Istanbul)

Treasure Maps

Curated by Janine Antoni

February 11 - March 13, 2004
Invited Curator Exhibition
Treasure Maps exhibited images that represented visual language in its broadest sense. Highly specialized technical illustrations (DNA extraction, matrix and vector space) appeared alongside ambiguous drawing-like records of physical movement, which allowed viewers to explore, and in many cases invent, the internal logic of each image.


Earle Brown
Chitra Ganesh
Tim R. Riley
Michael Schumacher
Elizabeth Streb
Vinzenz Unger


Curated by Craig Buckley

January 7 - February 7, 2004
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Architecture and planning have often been privileged as sites for utopian projection. Adaptations looks at small-scale forms of independence and the context in which they have emerged to consider the potentialities they hold and the limits they encounter.


Kim Adams
The Arnait Video Collective
Gardar Eide Einarsson
Nils Norman
Ocean Earth
Michael Rakowitz
Raqs Media Collective
Stealth Group
Oscar Tuazon
Dick Fishbeck

Looking Awry

Curated by What, How and for Whom curatorial collective, Zagreb, Croatia (Ana Devic, Natasa Ilic, Sabina Sabolovic and Ivet Curlin)

November 12 - December 20, 2003
Invited Curator Exhibition
Aspects of repetition, re-actualization, re-staging and re-enactments (as a form of change and a source of knowledge), in relation to both history and contemporary political investments of everyday life and popular culture.


Igor Grubic
Adrian Paci
Maja Bajevic
Aydan Murtezaoglu

To be Political it has to Look Nice

Curated by Pablo León de la Barra

November 11 - November 8, 2003
Invited Curator Exhibition
A series of intersections and distinctions in current contemporary cultural production from Latin America, featuring the collaboration of over 35 artists from 9 countries. The exhibition looks at and liberates stereoptypes of Latin American art.


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September 6 - October 4, 2003
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Features work by 8 artists who explore the dichotomy of life in Pakistan, taking the nation's most difficult social, cultural, and political issues and examining them in beautiful and playful artworks.


Imran Qureshi
Saira Wasim
Rashid Rana
Reeta Saeed
Alia Hasan-Khan
Ambreen Butt
Risham Syed
Hasnat Mehmood

2003 Summer Program

Curated by Katy Siegel with Mitchell Algus and Michele Maccarone

June 25 - July 26, 2003
Invited Curator Exhibition
Artforum contributing editor and art critic, Katy Siegel, has selected two gallerists to each select two artists that they do not represent for a four week exhibition.


John Dogg
Roberto Cuoghi
Nate Lowman

May 21 - June 21, 2003
Invited Curator Exhibition
Uncovers the many layers of the copy by looking at artists that either work directly from a reproduction or reproduce their own work. In both systems of production, the image is transformed in the artist's interpretation. The finished products deliberately never look like the source being copied.


Suzanne Bocanegra
Michael Cloud
Anoka Faruqee
Marietta Ganapin
Devorah Sperber


Curated by Vasif Kortun

April 18 - May 17, 2003
Invited Curator Exhibition
Is it too romantic to treat an exhibition like a space of representation? Undesire articulates its curator's inability to be present in today's United States of America at war and the works echo the tensions and emotions that are created during a relationship of conflict.


Phil Collins
Fikret Atay
Inci Eviner
Dan Perjovschi

Between the Lines

Curated by Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt

March 15 - April 12, 2003
Invited Curator Exhibition
Realizes an environment for information exchange of the many pertinent issues in the world today that are not being discussed by mainstream media. This idealized total resource system facilitates the dispersal of relevant information through the works by the artists


Ross Birrell
Jakob Boeskov
Steven Duval
Gardar Eide Einarsson & Oscar Tuazon
Regina Moller
John Pilger

An Interest in Life

Curated by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston

February 5 - March 8, 2003
Invited Curator Exhibition
Inspired by the Grace Paley short story by the same name, the exhibition An Interest in Life combines artworks demonstrating a liveliness that avoids art world hermeticism and encourages understanding through their plain spoken nature.


Brienne Arrington
Erin Cosgrove
Micol Hebron
Jen Liu
Jennifer Nelson

Walking in the City

Curated by Jill Dawsey and Melissa Brookhart Beyer

January 4 - February 1, 2003
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Walking in the City examines the work of Valerie Tevere, Alex Villar, Simon Leung, and Kim Soo-ja and highlights the way they engage with the historic strategies of resisting and negotiating regulated space developed by Valie Export, Yayoi Kusama, Adrian Piper and David Wojnarowicz.


Valie Export
Yayoi Kusama
Adrian Piper
David Wojnarowicz
Valerie Tevere
Alex Villar
Simon Leung
Kim Sooja

sans an exhibition

Curated by various

November 12 - December 21, 2002
Invited Curator Exhibition
sans, an exhibition consists of five weeks of disparate programming, with each day scheduled by a different artist, writer, and/or curator.



Time is Free

Curated by Jan Hoet/Ann Demeester

October 9 - November 9, 2002
Invited Curator Exhibition
In Time is Free, the twentieth century notion of leisure time as unstructured and relaxing is challenged through the artworks by


Ellen Brusselmans
Jessica Diamond
Asta Groeting
Kenny Macleod
Manfred Pernice
Ettore Spalletti
Silke Schatz

Shadow Cabinets in a Bright Country

Curated by Ted Purves

September 6 - October 5, 2002
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Invites a selection of artist collaboratives to create projects that seek to fill holes left in the social sphere by the retreat of government interest and support.


Temporary Services
The Center for Urban Pedagogy
Nuts Society
and It Can Change

222 - Summer Program

Curated by Sara Meltzer

July 16 - July 27, 2002
Invited Curator Exhibition
Two gallerists each selects two artists whom they do not represent and who have not had meaningful exposure in New York for a two week exhibition. This year, artist and independent curator Omar Lopez-Chahoud has selected Chelsea Gallery Directors, Anton Kern and Sara Meltzer to act as curators for the 222 program.


Laura Carton
Jonathan Grassi

222 - Summer Program

Curated by Anton Kern

June 21 - July 10, 2002
Invited Curator Exhibition
Two gallerists each selects two artists whom they do not represent and who have not had meaningful exposure in New York for a two week exhibition. This year, artist and independent curator Omar Lopez-Chahoud has selected Chelsea Gallery Directors, Anton Kern and Sara Meltzer to act as curators for the 222 program.


Eli Sudbrack

Public Key

Curated by Angeline Scherf

May 15 - June 15, 2002
Invited Curator Exhibition
Does art always have to be explained, documented, mediated, exhibited? Will the artists of a transparent society have to submit to the rules of social control and the logic of marketing? The exhibition seeks to demonstrate that art strategies based on invisible, secret and encrypted proposals are now emerging within the informational paradigm.


Philippe Blanc
Dr. Brady
Cercle Ramo Nash
Florian Faelbel
Richard Kongrosian
Alexandre Lenoir
Martin Tupper
David Vincent

The Passions of the Good Citizen

Curated by Heather Felty

April 11 - May 11, 2002
Invited Curator Exhibition
The Passions of the Good Citizen will consider the desires implicit in consumer choices and how media and advertising drive those desires. The artists in the exhibition subvert, challenge, and in some cases succumb to the marketing methods so successful in advertising.


Kristin Lucas
Carey Young
Michael Bevilacqua
Jenny Holzer
Juergen Teller
Ester Partegas
Claude Closky

Art That Heals

Curated by Jean-Hubert Martin

March 6 - April 6, 2002
Invited Curator Exhibition
An exhibition considering connections between beauty and health/healing. Work by Joe Ben, a New Mexico Navajo Indian, who heals people through traditional sandpainting; Cai Guo-Qiang, a Chinese artist living in New York, whose work reflects traditional Chinese medicines; and Gera and Gedewon, two Ethiopian scholars who make talismanic paintings to cure their patients.


Joe Ben
Cai Guo-Qiang
Daniel Spoerri


Curated by Kerry James Marshall

January 30 - March 2, 2002
Invited Curator Exhibition
Unjustified uses a curatorial strategy of resisting the implied justification for the array of works by not building the curatorial frame as a pre-interpretive device.


Edgar Arceneaux
Lynne Brown
Tim Fielder
Emily Jacir
Saeri Kiritani
Raj Kahlon
Carrie Moyer
Jane M. Saks
Kwabena Prentiss Slaughter
May Sun


Curated by Kelly Taxter

January 4 - January 26, 2002
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Artists who have subverted the original purpose of certain machines, technology, and objects of everyday use emplay materials intended for industrial applications and assembly-line economy, the artist designs for them a new function: to produce unique sounds and images. Four performances held during the course of the exhibitions.


Ruth Anderson
Ken Linehan
Kaffe Matthews
Andrea Polli
Scanner and Katarina Matiasek
Laetitia Sonami

November 14 - December 22, 2001
Invited Curator Exhibition
Revolving Doors: Public Sphere/Private Domain borrows its title from the renowned image by Man Ray that shows the door in Marcel Duchamp's apartment in New York, which opens a space and simultaneously closes another one and its reverse - evoking the notion of fluidity and confusion between the realms of the public and the private.


Antoni Abad
Vito Acconci
Otto Berchem
Roland Boden
Mark Formanek
Christian Jankowski
Andreas M. Kaufmann
Antoni Muntadas
Begoña Muñoz
Gillian Wearing


Curated by Euridice Arratia

September 7 - November 3, 2001
Open Call Winning Exhibition
An exhibition of artists whose works explore the human fascination with sports, the pervasiveness of contemporary sports culture and its richness for metaphorial play.


Carlos Amorales
Gustavo Artigas
Elisabetta Benassi
Ana Busto
Mónica de la Torre
Godfried Donkor
Satch Hoyt
Bruce Pearson
Michaela Schweiger
Sandra Seymour
Grazia Toderi

222 - Summer Program

Curated by Annie Herron/Larry Walczak

July 18 - July 28, 2001
Invited Curator Exhibition
Two New York based artists Sante Scardillo, who confronts the impact of advertising on social behavior by ïhijackingÍ advertisements, and Amy Kao, whose mylar works are explorations of perceptual emergence achieved through light.


Sante Scardillo
Amy Kao

222 - Summer Program

Curated by Derek Eller

June 27 - July 14, 2001
Invited Curator Exhibition
Two artists concerned with personal existence within a broader context and rediscovering the familiar. LeCuyer mines his subconscious to discover original form; Wesselo alters his vantage point to discover new things about both the landscape and himself.


Erik Wesselo
Clifford LeCuyer

Lost and Found

Curated by René Block

May 23 - June 23, 2001
Invited Curator Exhibition
Since the Readymade of Marcel Duchamp ñobjets trouv_sî are an important issue in modern and contemporary art. But what about the things lost? The exhibition tells us, in a few extraordinary examples, about loosing and finding.


George Brecht
Stanley Brouwn
Marcel Broodthaers
Henning Christiansen
Maria Eichhorn
Romuald Hazoumé
Gülsün Karamustafa
Alison Knowles
Soo-ja Kim
Serge Spitzer

April 18 - May 19, 2001
Invited Curator Exhibition
Byrne selected 20 news photographs to represent a documentation of a sort of choreographed performance - a dance of politics.


Jose Caruci
Jim Gleason
David Handschuh
Harry Hamburg
Srdjan Ilic
Laura Pedrick
Joe Petrella
Humberto Pradera
Susan Regan
Andrew Savulich
Apichart Weerawong
Andrew Wong

March 16 - April 14, 2001
Invited Curator Exhibition
Investigates the extension of art practice into public or non-traditional (art) spaces, using examples from Conceptual and Performances art projects and extending into contemporary works.


Jan Baracz
Brett Cook-Dizney
Rainer Ganahl
Ellen Harvey
Runa Islam
Johannes Kahrs
Philippe Meste
Dave McKenzie
Karin Sander
Günther Selichar
Accra Shepp
Oona Stern

Demonstration Room: Ideal House: Apex Art: 2001

Curated by Jesus Fuenmayor and Julieta Gonzalez

February 7 - March 10, 2001
Invited Curator Exhibition
Forty artists from around the world were invited to design a house in response to issues involving the representation of utopia. Architectural practices may take an altogether different meaning, as the artists will not be bound to functional constraints.


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Making the Making

Curated by Charles Goldman

January 5 - February 3, 2001
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Making the Making, an examination of artists who create simple machines not as artwork, but to assist them in making their work, using mechanical practices that were in existence long before photography or the computer.


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Something Happened

Curated by Sally Berger

November 15 - December 16, 2000
Invited Curator Exhibition
Something Happened looks at the individual ways in which creativity is directly and powerfully propelled in response to a life-altering moment, experience or event. It explores the ways in which different media, including sound portraits, video, animation, and the written word, can be used to create highly personal auto-portraits while simultaneously providing a testament to our shared autobiography as human beings.


Gregg Bordowitz
Jim Campbell
Magdalena Campos-Pons
Ximena Cuevas
LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman with David Isay of Sound Portrait Productions
Christopher Sullivan

Chinese Whispers

Curated by Ana Devic and Branka Stipancic

October 11 - November 11, 2000
Invited Curator Exhibition
Focuses on various modes of communication techniques via such issues as the artistÍs position within a system of specific values, language as such, misunderstand-ings, absurdity, irony, etc., all in light of an Eastern European context.


Yuri Leiderman
Kai Kaljo
Ivana Keser
Vlado Martek
Dalibor Martinis
Tomo Savic-Gecan
Roman Ond‡k
Mladen Stilinovic
Slaven Tolj
Goran Trbuljak
Sislej Xhafa

September 7 - October 7, 2000
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Explores how select artists reveal, defamiliarize, or create manifold language systems in and through different media, featuring artists who collide words and images into disarray only to reveal a structure and texture of particular language systems.


Andrea Ray
Mark Lombardi
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
Leslie Thornton
Kay Rosen
Janet Cohen
JonMarc Edwards
Rie Hachiyanagi

222 - 2000 Summer Program

Curated by Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn

July 12 - July 22, 2000
Invited Curator Exhibition
Both artists study the human condition„Lucas Michael through the lens of a camera, Nobuhira Narumi through the eyes of a dog.


Nobuhira Narumi
Lucas Michael

222 - 2000 Summer Program

Curated by Magdalena Sawon

June 28 - July 8, 2000
Invited Curator Exhibition
Two projects that are a result of the artists' (Alexander Vaindorf/Jenny Althoff and Kiki Seror) online encounters and interactions. Both investigate the creation and experience of simulated reality of the internet.


Alexander Vaindorf/Jenny Althoff
Kiki Seror

Define: Context

Curated by José Ignacio Roca

May 24 - June 24, 2000
Invited Curator Exhibition
Presents the work of six Colombian artists (Juan Fernando Herron, Antonio Caro, Jos_ Alejandro Restrepo, Miguel Angel Rojas, Jesus Abad Colorado, and Delcy Morelos) whose work reflects on the problems associated with the reception of a work of art in the absence of a proper context. The fact that the artists come from Colombia will not only not be stressed, but altogether ignored, leaving the works to provide the context by a close interaction between them.


Antonio Caro
Jesœs Abad Colorado
Juan Fernando Herr‡n
Delcy Morelos
Jose Alejandro Restrepo
Miguel Angel Rojas

Insertion': Self and Other

Curated by Salah Hassan

April 18 - May 20, 2000
Invited Curator Exhibition
Features a group of artists living and practicing between two or more cultures and whose works investigate the intersections of autobiography, self-represenation and the other.


Hassan Musa
Olu Oguibe
Berni Searle
Zineb Sedira


Curated by Ute Meta Bauer

March 15 - April 15, 2000
Invited Curator Exhibition
block is a project developed through a seminar and workshop for 19 young European artists and architects participating in the theory program of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. The participants have developed two kinds of constructions: individual projections of New York City and a prefabricated structural system. block brings both from Austria to New York and joins them together at Apex Art.


Angelika Bartl
Monika Blaschke
Pirmin Blum
Sandro Droschl
Christiane Erharter
Andreas Fogarasi
Ulrike Griessmayr
Kristina Haider
Andre Krammer
Stefan Malicky
Wolfgang May
Matthias Mayr
Wolfgang Meisinger
Yves Mettler
Matthias Meyer
Karl Spoerk
Martina Steckholzer
Gabi Sturm
Nikola Winkler


Curated by Luis Jimenez

February 9 - March 11, 2000
Invited Curator Exhibition
Like a chispa, a spark in Spanish, that ignites a fire, these three Latino artists have profoundly changed the way their culture and art is seen in their communities and beyond.


Cèsar Martìnez
Alfred J. Quiróz
Antonio Turok

Double Space

Curated by A.S. Bessa

January 6 - February 5, 2000
Open Call Winning Exhibition
In writing, the expression 'double space' is used to define the maximum standard distance between two lines in a text. Poetically, though, the term is rich in ambiguities due to the intrinsic power of the words 'double' and 'space.' Double Space explores the ideas related to space in text, the architectural properties of writing, and the concept of text as a construction.


L.A. Angelmaker
Devon Dikeou
Kenneth Goldsmith
Jorge Pardo
Alain Resnais
Alain Robbe-Grillet
Fred Sandback
Carolee Schneeman
Lily van der Stokker


Curated by Dorothy Krasowska, David Robbins, Ingrid Schaffner, Carolee Thea

November 18 - December 18, 1999
Invited Curator Exhibition
When a show is cancelled last minute, two galleries lend two works of their choice and four writers respond to the fortuitous juxtaposition.


Charles Long
Donald Judd

Building Histories

Curated by Maureen Connor

October 14 - November 13, 1999
Invited Curator Exhibition
The history of 291 Church Street, the building that houses apexart, is both typical of Tribeca loft buildings and unique in its historical usage by artists. This show presents work that addresses and reflects this history.


Arthur Cohen
Carrie Cooperider
Josiah McElhenny
Margaret Morgan
Repo History
Haim Steinbach
David Wells
Martha Wilson

The Production of Production

Curated by Tim Griffin & Bennett Simpson

September 9 - October 9, 1999
Open Call Winning Exhibition
A diverse selection of works articulates the vast networks that impel production, and the interactions that affect what is produced. Ultimately the constant collision and convergence of productive contexts affects what art is and what it can be.


Dennis Balk
Bernadette Corporation
Stephen Hendee
Gareth James
Daniel Pflumm


Curated by Spencer Brownstone, Susan Harris, Carol Greene, Christian Haye

July 7 - July 31, 1999
Invited Curator Exhibition
444: a plan by which four individuals (often dealers but not always) who regularly see new work are asked to recommend an 'unaffiliated' artist for a four-day exhibition


Spencer Brownstone selects Anthony James
July 7 - 10
Susan Harris selects Jean Shin
July 14 - 17
Carol Greene selects Sergio Muñoz-Sarmiento
July 21 - 24
Christian Haye selects Erwin Redl
July 28 - 31

Arrested Ambition

Curated by Gregory Williams

May 26 - June 26, 1999
Invited Curator Exhibition
During the last 30 years, a certain interest, in questions of failure and impossibility,divergent from the various Modernist explorations of such, has emerged on the art scene. The artists in Arrested Ambition willingly take on such questions and explore very personal and small-scale yet resonant examples of this anxiety.


Art & Language
Sheila Pepe
Jenny Perlin
Michael Smith
Olav Westphalen

Street Theater

Curated by Hou Hanru & Evelyne Jouanno

April 22 - May 22, 1999
Invited Curator Exhibition
Exhibits the innovative work of Beijing based architect Yung Ho Chang created in response to the massive urban expansion in contemporary China. Also presents an installation that allows viewers to more directly experience the vision of his projects abroad and the ideals behind them.


An installation by Yung Ho Chang and Atelier FCJZ


Curated by Dave Hickey

March 18 - April 17, 1999
Invited Curator Exhibition
When faced with the dilemmas of curating, a critic selects an artist whose work he is drawn to but does not understand. She in turn presents hybrid objects that the curator believes embody the high stakes bartending (the science of mixology) of artmaking.


An installation by Christine Siemens

Actual Size

Curated by Nancy Princenthal

February 11 - March 13, 1999
Invited Curator Exhibition
The title refers to the relativity and instability of scale and the linear, physical systems by which we gauge time, distance, space. Five artists engage this woozy immeasurability and home in on the soft spots between fact and memory, linearity and wishful thinking.


Mary Ellen Carroll
Heide Fasnacht
Kim Jones
Loren Madsen
Rebecca Quaytman

Avoiding Objects

Curated by Alice Smits

January 8 - February 6, 1999
Open Call Winning Exhibition
We are not avoiding the objects in this show; instead, they are avoiding the way we only see them as a mean to a human end. They refuse to be incorporated in our rational systems of classification and want to be seen, caressed and listened to.


Merijn Bolink
Mary Carlson
Jan Fabre
Ann Hamilton
Job Koelewijn
Donald Lipski
Ann Messner
Cornelia Parker
Man Ray
Maria Roosen
David Tudor

Harriet Craig

Curated by David Rimanelli

November 19 - December 19, 1998
Invited Curator Exhibition
Presents work along the themes of domesticity, femininity and the underbelly of potential madness in both, derived from the 1950 Joan Crawford film, Harriet Craig, in which Crawford portrays a high-bourgeios woman who looks to have it all but ultimately collapses under the weight of her own neuroses and fears.


Alex Bag
John Boskovich
Chivas Clem
Martha Rosler
Christopher Wool

Readers Profile

Curated by Joseph Kosuth

October 22 - November 14, 1998
Invited Curator Exhibition
An exhibition of projects by the germany-based journal finger, a newsletter for contemporary cultural phenomena.


FINGER (Martin Brandt, Florian Haas, Martin Schmidl, Andreas Wolf)

Remembering Times Past

Curated by Irena Popiashvili

September 9 - October 10, 1998
Open Call Winning Exhibition
Conceived in regards to the shifting realities of life in the former USSR, the show presents eight artists whose work addresses realities from the recent past and offers various perspectives on the assimilation of time into consciousness and the expression of that process through art.


Sonia Balassanian
Nora Fisch
Leandro Katz
Ilya Kabakov
Oliver Nikolich
Michael Schwab
Ana Tiscornia
Guram Tsibakh


Curated by Casey Kaplan, Hudson, Marc Pottier, Klaus Biesenbach

June 24 - July 25, 1998
Invited Curator Exhibition
444: a plan by which four individuals (often dealers but not always) who regularly see new work are asked to recommend an 'unaffiliated' artist for a four-day exhibition


Casey Kaplan selects Corey McCorkle
June 24 - 27
Hudson selects Gavin Wilson
July 8 - 11
Marc Pottier selects Erik Samakh
July 15 - 18
Klaus Biesenbach selects Monica Bonvicini
July 22 - 25

Live and Let Die

Curated by Udo Kittelmann

June 4 - June 20, 1998
Invited Curator Exhibition
Condenses three artworks into a comprehensive image, which deals with the existential subjects of being human. The only artistic medium in all three contributions being real people, it tells the story of life and death and simultaneously illustrates that these subjects are often taboo, both in art and in life.


Tracey Emin
Noritoshi Hirakawa
Pierre Joseph

Scattered Affinities

Curated by Nuria Enguita Mayo

April 23 - May 23, 1998
Invited Curator Exhibition
The notion of networks or circuits extend into public and private realms, touching on themes as diverse as surveillance, music and archeology. Works by six international artists use diverse means to explore the vast yet personal set of relationships that structure behavior and knowledge.


Mira Bernabeu
Heath Bunting
Daniel García Andujar
Juan Fernando Herrán
Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag
Eulàlia Valldosera

The Sound of One Hand

Curated by Collier Schorr

March 19 - April 18, 1998
Invited Curator Exhibition
Selections for the private collection of Collier Schorr. The curator/collector investigates the ways in which a collection defines and represents its maker.


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February 12 - March 14, 1998
Invited Curator Exhibition
A video essay uses primary footage to document the stories, challenges and acheivements of the women who, in the 1970s, attempted to transform the underlying tenets of fine art of fine art beyond terms dictated by a sexist ideology. Includes over 100 visual artists.


90-minute video essay--over 100 artists

Original Scale

Curated by John Yau

January 8 - February 7, 1998
Invited Curator Exhibition
Looks to move beyond the binary terms of Abstract Expressionism and ask whether there are other structural principles for contemporary painting beyond the gesture and the grid. One proposal for an alternate structure is the human body in its contigent experiences of knowledge, memory, and perception.


Eve Aschheim
Bruce Conner
Elena del Rivero
Simon Frost
Mark Greenwold
Bill Jensen
Jasper Johns
Margrit Lewczuk
Ann Mikolowski
Giorgio Morandi
Catherine Murphy
Martin No‘l
Blinky Palermo
JŸrgen Partenheimer
Charles Seliger
Mark Tobey
Richard Tuttle

November 20 - January 3, 1998
Invited Curator Exhibition
Oppenheim presents the work of a peer in the conceptual art movement, Howard Fried. Using film, installation, and performance, the work delves without hesitation into the deepest and darkest problems of art-making, constantly questioning and prodding the territory in which he worked.


Howard Fried

October 16 - November 15, 1997
Invited Curator Exhibition
After modernism's disavowal of the referential and the narrative, contemporary art sees the return of narrative tropes and of the artist as raconteur. The works in the show illustrate some of the mulitude of ways in which artists are reinterpreting and restructuring literary and illusionistic devices.


Bonnie Collura
Aki Fujiyoshi
Anna Gaskell
Johanna MacArthur
Alix Pearlstein
Georgina Starr
Sergio Vega
Kara Walker

Dazzle Gradually

Curated by Gregory Volk

September 11 - November 11, 1997
Invited Curator Exhibition
Borrowing the title phrase from Emily Dickinson, the exhibition presents work that blurs medium boundaries, the result of which is an understated and effortless ability to slowly reveal different dimensions existing within the pieces - metaphor, materiality, humor.


Ayse Erkman
Karin Sander
Roman Signer
Mikolaj Smoczynski
Ken Unsworth


Curated by Paul Ha, Stefano Basilico, Jessica Fredericks/Andrew Freiser, Lisa Spellman

July 6 - August 2, 1997
Invited Curator Exhibition
444: a plan by which four individuals (often dealers but not always) who regularly see new work are asked to recommend an 'unaffiliated' artist for a four-day exhibition


Paul Ha selects Darryl Graff
July 9 - 12, 1997
Stefano Basilico selects Michelle Hines
July 16 - 19, 1997
Jessica Fredericks and Andrew Freiser select David McMurray
July 23 - 26, 1997
Lisa Spellman selects Adam Ames
July 30 - August 2, 1997


Curated by Raphael Rubinstein

May 29 - June 28, 1997
Invited Curator Exhibition
At the height of an art of 'identity politics,' the show brings together eight abstract painters who, carrying on the precedent of the likes of Beckmann, de Kooning, Bonnard and Joan Mitchell, revel in color and form for its phenomological, emotional and formal reverberations.


Norman Bluhm
Richmond Burton
Jan Frank
Shirley Jaffe
Jessica Stockholder
George Sugarman
Stanley Whitney
Holly Zausner

Letter and Event

Curated by Maria Lind

April 24 - May 24, 1997
Invited Curator Exhibition
A group of works from around the world deal with the consequences of poststructuralism, identity politics and globalization on personal, 'real' levels. They offer no resolution to the ideas and experiences they present, but only distill and observe the inconclusivity of experience.


Christine Borland
Annika Eriksson
Douglas Gordon/Rirkrit Tiravanija
Renee Green
Henrik Hakansson
Carsten Hšller
Matts Leiderstam
Olaf Nicolai
Ann-Sofi SidŽn
Jaan Toomik
Gitte Villesen
Elin Wikstrom

March 20 - April 19, 1997
Invited Curator Exhibition
Explores the relationship between the representative space of the landscape image and the introspective, self-referential space of the ornamental image. Suggests a continuity between the two but emphasizes the pleasure impulse behind the ornament.


Ann Agee
Helen Berggruen
Robert Berlind
Richmond Burton
Vija Celmins
Peter Hristoff
Neil Jenney
Ellen K. Levy
Georgia Marsh
Doug Martin
Ann Messner
Alison Moritsugu
Michael Norton
Jules Olitski
Harriet Shorr
John Torreano


Curated by Mary Jones and Janice Krasnow

February 13 - March 15, 1997
Invited Curator Exhibition
Emphasizes the engagement of the Unconscious, its linguistic structure and its occasional slips into conscious behavior as a darkly comic taskmaster of our daily actions. We are asked to consider the possibility of 'the accident' as a metaphor for art - that odd state of mind which allows accidents to happen and have meaning.


Jean Blackburn
Jeanne Dunning
Rochelle Feinstein
Allen Ruppersberg
Jim Shaw
Thomas Trosch
Lisa Yuskavage

Color Detour

Curated by Faye Hirsch

January 9 - February 8, 1997
Invited Curator Exhibition
Forced into a detour by the impossibility of obtaining an Andy Warhol 'Do-It-Yourself,' the curator brings together ten works that explore systems of image translation and the convergence of systems of information. The absent Warhol hovers among the works as the theoretical linchpin of the exhibition.


Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Viola Frey
Christian Garnett
Katurah Hutcheson
Janice Krasnow
Matvey Levenstein
Suzanne McClelland
Gerhard Richter
Carol Szymanski
Remy Zaugg

Try a Little Tenderness

Curated by Joe Fyfe

November 26 - January 4, 1997
Invited Curator Exhibition
Art that attempts to immobilize the power of intimidating graphics and packaging of mass consumer culture. The critique is made though by a seeming degree of tenderness; the objects are softened, humbled, and sentimentalized.


William Eggleston
Robert Gober
Hal Hartley
Michael Hurson
Kevin Landers
Daniel Mahoney
Curtis Mitchell
George Stoll


Curated by Barry Schwabsky

November 24 - November 23, 1996
Invited Curator Exhibition
Ceremonial presents eight works of art that together explore how the experience of color manifests itself through such diverse media as painting and video, writing and photography, or as a series of dialogues between iconicity and dispersion, body and clothing, sex and the sacred.


Diti Almog
Ghada Amer
Lucy Gunning
Soo Ja Kim
Joseph Marioni
Bettina Rheims
Lawrence Weiner
Brenda Zlamany

Method and Multiplicity

Curated by Richmond Burton

September 12 - November 19, 1996
Invited Curator Exhibition
Six painters who have developed highly individualized and specific process-based methods of painting. They converge in this show to illustrate the many ways in which the medium of painting can be led.


Charles Andresen
Dona Nelson
Andrew Radcliffe
Jean Wolff
William Wood
Joe Zucker


Curated by Xavier LaBoulbenne, John Weber, Paul Morris/Tom Healy, Steven Rand

June 19 - July 20, 1996
Invited Curator Exhibition
444: a plan by which four individuals (often dealers but not always) who regularly see new work are asked to recommend an 'unaffiliated' artist for a four-day exhibition


Xavier LaBoulbenne selects Mike Sale 1996-06-19 - 1996-06-30
John Weber selects Valentina Crisera 1996-06-26 - 1996-06-30
Paul Morris/Tom Healy selects Kathleen White 1996-07-10 - 1996-07-13
Steven Rand selects David Tica 1996-07-17 - 1996-07-20

Cathode Ray Clinic #1

Curated by Joshua Decter

May 16 - June 16, 1996
Invited Curator Exhibition
Constructs a theoretical therapeutic context where TV acts as a prescribed remedy for both media withdrawl and oversaturation. CRC #1 builds an experience that gives us what we want from TV while evoking how it is working on our desires and our abilities to take in information.



Screaming Heads, Grating Bodies

Curated by Donald Kuspit

April 11 - May 11, 1996
Invited Curator Exhibition
Two anti-idealists produce perverse art-historical constructions that desublimate and reinvigorate the portrait and the female nude. However harsh the works are on first glance, Condo and Hartman work from humanist ideals.


George Condo
Peter Hartman

March 7 - April 6, 1996
Invited Curator Exhibition
Photography, sculpture and painting forgo the linear and the sequential for a fluidity of time, space and logic. Instead of being completely without order, the unifying factor among the seven artists is the simple license and will to break traditional dimensional boundaries and the resulting liberation of the work and the viewer.


Sally Apfelbaum
Richard Artschwager
Barbara Ess
Scott Grodesky
Fabian Marcaccio
Jonathan Seliger
Daniel Wiener

The Rational Twist

Curated by Carlos Basualdo

February 1 - March 2, 1996
Invited Curator Exhibition
Coming out of the historically-ignored South American movement of Concretism, contemporary Argentine art stakes out territory of material and affective intensity over a background of fluctuating ideologies. Despite an acute awareness of the problems of modernism, there remains an utopian will to continue an art of thought and carry the practice into the international context.


Fabian Burgos
Nicolas Guagnini
Graciela Hasper
Fabio Kacero
Raul Lozza
Jorge Gumier Maier
Omar Schiliro
Pablo Siquier

All Dressed Up

Curated by Steven Rand

December 21 - January 27, 1996
Invited Curator Exhibition
Addresses the idea that history has been discredited by a young generation and its artists in favor of a self-referential process of validation. Works hint towards new parameters of globalism wtihin which the self and its choices can be defined and articulated.


Scott Carpenter
Alix Lambert
Moriko Mori
Camille Norment
Wolfgang Tillmans

November 15 - December 16, 1995
Invited Curator Exhibition
In the tradition of Proust, these artists prioritize empircal experience, personal memory and imagination over theory and formal concerns. The work highlights a new sense of subjectivity emerging in the mid-90s and the use of this sensitivity to bridge the gap between the outside world and the personal psyche.


Maureen Connor
Robert Feintuch
Joe Fyfe
Maureen Gallace
Paula Hayes
David Humphrey
Alix Pearlstein
Stephanie Rowden
Monique Safford

Crossing Borders: THE MYST

Curated by Rainer Crone and Petrus Schaesberg

November 12 - November 11, 1995
Invited Curator Exhibition
Exhibits work produced by four artists who blur the boundaries between mediums, between figuration and abstraction, and between different anthropological contexts.


David Amico
Adam Fuss
David Mach
Yoko Toda

Dutch Wives, Phone Sex and Other Cheap Thrills

Curated by Jessica Fredericks and Andrew Freiser

September 6 - October 7, 1995
Invited Curator Exhibition
Presents work that searches for the 'erotic other,' eroticism veiled in banalities. Formally the work is harsh and impenetrable with hard lines and unmodeled color, invoking a protected but forceful sensuality.


Matthew Abbot
Jasper Johns
Andrew Lord
Lari Pittman
Kevin Sullivan
John Wesley

Three for Three

Curated by Bill Arning, Steven Rand, Jay Gorney

July 6 - July 25, 1995
Invited Curator Exhibition
Three weeks three different artists.


Bill Arning selects Daniel Levine 1995-07-06 - 1995-07-11
Steven Rand selects Mark Pasek 1995-07-13 - 1995-07-18
Jay Gorney selects Arnold Helbling 1995-07-20 - 1995-07-25

Three Artists

Curated by Mary Heilmann

June 1 - July 1, 1995
Invited Curator Exhibition
Group exhibition.


Hermine Ford
Cara Perlman
Taro Suzuki

New York University Faculty - two parts

Curated by Leonard Lehrer

April 20 - May 27, 1995
Invited Curator Exhibition
A presentation of the work of over 60 NYU studio art faculty. The diversity of the artists results in a broad range of conceptions of the art object, but the cohesion of the group and of the work illustrates a profound and ever-developing interest in what constitutes visual art. April 20 - May 6, 1995 and May 11 - May 27, 1995


60 artists-see announcement

The Uninvited

Curated by Stephen Westfall

March 11 - April 15, 1995
Invited Curator Exhibition
Three artists whose work shares no immediate formal concerns but each invokes an 'uninvited' presence, residual of a past event, or anticipating a future happening. It is this knowing and uninvited presence that merges the quotidien and the poetic.


Bill Barrette
Rico Espinet
Brian Wood


Curated by Sam Hunter

January 28 - March 4, 1995
Invited Curator Exhibition


Tadeusz Myslowski
Nobuho Nagasawa
Jack Risley
Laura Stein

Athena & Arachne

Curated by Casey Kaplan

December 3 - January 21, 1995
Invited Curator Exhibition


Nancy Davidson
Oliver Herring
Robin Kahn
Lauren Letitia
Nancy Spero
Randy Wray

Ethereal Materialism

Curated by Susan Harris

October 15 - November 26, 1994
Invited Curator Exhibition


Ava Gerber
Jim Hodges
Siobhan Liddell
Wes Mills
Jessica Stockholder
Richard Tuttle


Curated by Steven Rand

June 24 - July 30, 1994
Invited Curator Exhibition


Sidney Berger
Olivia Boudet
Jack Davidson
John Hogan
George Horner
Maia Hunter
Leonard Lehrer
Gerard Mosse
Mark Pasek
Steven Rand
Blake Summers
Suzan Woodruff
Josef Zutelgte


Curated by Michael Toledo

May 6 - June 18, 1994
Invited Curator Exhibition


Mary Beyt
David Deutsch
Perry Greaves
Hal Hirshorn
Ursula Hodel-Streit
Bill Jensen
Margrit Lewczuk
Will Mentor
Joan Nelson
Carl Plansky
Marc Romano
Billy Sullivan
Katharine Umstead
Eric Wolf