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apexart is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit contemporary visual arts organization located in Lower Manhattan. Through our exhibitions, international residency, publication initiatives, and programs and events, we are committed to cultural and intellectual diversity and aim to stimulate public dialogue about contemporary art. Our exhibitions and programs are intended to promote consideration among our lo

cal audience while extending the dialogue to our international audience through our print and electronic outreach. Since our inception in 1994, more than 1,200 artists, from emerging to established and from all over the globe, have participated in 150 exhibitions. Each year apexart presents seven group exhibitions, hosts eight international residents, organizes numerous public lectures and performances, and distributes 70,000 full-color interpretive exhibition brochures to individuals and institutions in 95 countries. In addition, our web-based audience consists of over 17,000 unique visitors monthly from more than 100 nations. This widespread distribution and outreach of our programs is vital to apexart's ability to develop new audiences and to bring new voices and critical perspectives to New York. We have been privileged to work with such well-known individuals as Vito Acconci, Martha Rosler, Dave Hickey, John Baldessari, Hou Hanru, Ute Meta Bauer, David Byrne, Janine Antoni, Kerry James Marshall and Jean-Hubert Martin as well as other known and lesser known individuals from around the world.

Opening TODAY  at 6 pm in our NYC space “Build what we hate. Destroy what we love." curated by Fabiola R. Delgado “Build...
01/11/2024

Opening TODAY at 6 pm in our NYC space “Build what we hate. Destroy what we love." curated by Fabiola R. Delgado

“Build what we hate. Destroy what we love” is a visual narrative exploring concealed stories of the Venezuelan migration phenomenon. Navigating language and material culture, it amplifies the voices of Venezuelan migrants by articulating the social and cultural components that make up their mass exodus.

Cassandra Mayela
Juan Diego Pérez la Cruz
Ronald Pizzoferrato

Image: Ronald Pizzoferrato, PLOMO SERIES 22, 2019

Opening Friday, January 12th  at 6 pm in our NYC space “Build what we hate. Destroy what we love." curated by Fabiola R....
01/09/2024

Opening Friday, January 12th at 6 pm in our NYC space “Build what we hate. Destroy what we love." curated by Fabiola R. Delgado

“Build what we hate. Destroy what we love” is a visual narrative exploring concealed stories of the Venezuelan migration phenomenon. Navigating language and material culture, it amplifies the voices of Venezuelan migrants by articulating the social and cultural components that make up their mass exodus.

Cassandra Mayela
Juan Diego Pérez la Cruz
Ronald Pizzoferrato

Image: Ronald Pizzoferrato, Las Morochas 2019

OPENING NEXT WEEK “Build what we hate. Destroy what we love." curated by Fabiola R. Delgado “Build what we hate. Destroy...
01/04/2024

OPENING NEXT WEEK “Build what we hate. Destroy what we love." curated by Fabiola R. Delgado

“Build what we hate. Destroy what we love” is a visual narrative exploring concealed stories of the Venezuelan migration phenomenon. Navigating language and material culture, it amplifies the voices of Venezuelan migrants by articulating the social and cultural components that make up their mass exodus.

Cassandra Mayela
Juan Diego Pérez la Cruz
Ronald Pizzoferrato

Image: Juan Diego Pérez la Cruz, Lagunas Mentales, 2023

Thank you to all of our curators, artists, jurors, and visitors who made 2023 such an impactful year. VI EL FUTURO, ES M...
01/02/2024

Thank you to all of our curators, artists, jurors, and visitors who made 2023 such an impactful year.

VI EL FUTURO, ES MARAVILLOSO, HAY PUERTORRIQUEÑXS / I SAW THE FUTURE, IT'S SO WONDERFUL, THERE ARE PUERTO RICANS Curated by Mariana Ramos Ortiz

FITTER, HAPPIER, MORE PRODUCTIVE Curated by Lexington Davis

THE VALLEY OF WALLS Curated by Farida Youssef

FRUITS OF LABOR— REFRAMING MOTHERHOOD AND ARTMAKING Curated By Bruna Shapira

HAIRITAGE Curated By Favour Ritaro

Thank you to all of our curators, artists, jurors, and visitors who made 2023 such an impactful year. "MY PEN WON'T BREA...
12/29/2023

Thank you to all of our curators, artists, jurors, and visitors who made 2023 such an impactful year.

"MY PEN WON'T BREAK, BUT BORDERS WILL"
Curated by Julia Hartmann

SEM SOMBRAS/UNSHADOWED
Curated by Onyịnye Alheri and Carolina Policarpo (caió)

KANTEN 観展: THE LIMITS OF HISTORY
Curated by Eimi Tagore-Erwin

THE CORRECTIONS
Curated by Sam Fein

DEFIANT VISIONS
Curated by Marie Meyerding

12/26/2023

See you in 2024!

We are closed for the holidays, but you can still view our past exhibitions online in our archive.

"Fruits of Labor: Reframing Motherhood and Artmaking" curated by Bruna Shapira

The Art world’s barriers mirror society at large, and maternity has been framed as a burden. "Fruits of Labor — Reframing Motherhood and Artmaking" calls for a paradigm shift: it’s not mothering that is incompatible with artmaking but prevailing narratives defining women, caregiving, and artistic expression.

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

12/23/2023

FINAL DAY to view "Fruits of Labor: Reframing Motherhood and Artmaking" curated by Bruna Shapira

The Art world’s barriers mirror society at large, and maternity has been framed as a burden. "Fruits of Labor — Reframing Motherhood and Artmaking" calls for a paradigm shift: it’s not mothering that is incompatible with artmaking but prevailing narratives defining women, caregiving, and artistic expression.

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

Video: Sara Shaoul, Belly, 2019
Video Description: video filmed through a baby monitor of a figure manipulating their post-partum stomach.

12/20/2023

You can still view past exhibitions online in our exhibition archive

"Hairitage" curated by Favour Ritaro

Hairitage untangles the racial politics of Black hair and the deep-rooted systems of oppression that have shaped its prejudicial treatment.

Adebunmi Gbadebo
David Orrell
Jade Rodgers
DeJeonge Reese

FINAL DAY to see "Hairitage" curated by Favour RitaroOn view at DeKalb Gallery, Pratt Institute DeKalb Hall, 331 Dekalb ...
12/18/2023

FINAL DAY to see "Hairitage" curated by Favour Ritaro

On view at DeKalb Gallery, Pratt Institute DeKalb Hall, 331 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Hairitage untangles the racial politics of Black hair and the deep-rooted systems of oppression that have shaped its prejudicial treatment.

Adebunmi Gbadebo
David Orrell
Jade Rodgers
DeJeonge Reese

Image: Adebunmi Gbadebo, Untitled, 2023, 17 x 22 in, Black hair, cotton, rice paper, indigo dye and printed photographs.

FINAL WEEK to see "Fruits of Labor: Reframing Motherhood and Artmaking" curated by Bruna Shapira The Art world’s barrier...
12/16/2023

FINAL WEEK to see "Fruits of Labor: Reframing Motherhood and Artmaking" curated by Bruna Shapira

The Art world’s barriers mirror society at large, and maternity has been framed as a burden. "Fruits of Labor — Reframing Motherhood and Artmaking" calls for a paradigm shift: it’s not mothering that is incompatible with artmaking but prevailing narratives defining women, caregiving, and artistic expression.

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

Image: Gabriela Vainsencher, Missing Person/Back Dirt series, 2018
Image Description: Sepia toned photograph. An image is cut in layers revealing rock textures of photographs layered behind. The effect creates a missing figure.

Join us Online Mon, Dec 18, at 6:00 PM est for Mothers Circle!RSVP Link in Bio In partnership with the Chamber of Mother...
12/13/2023

Join us Online Mon, Dec 18, at 6:00 PM est for Mothers Circle!

RSVP Link in Bio

In partnership with the Chamber of Mothers, a collective movement advancing maternal rights, this online session is a safe, inclusive space for sharing our experiences of mothering in America – what works, what doesn’t, and what needs to change now. Come to connect with other caregivers and change-makers and to devise concrete ways to take action independently and collectively. Chamber of Mothers will share resources and tools to help us advocate for ourselves.

Presented in conjunction with Fruits of Labor— Reframing Motherhood and Artmaking
curated by Bruna Shapira

Image: Gabriela Vainsencher, Why Is It So Quiet? (Pink)/Mother Figures series, 2022

Congratulations to our 2024-2025 NYC Open Call Winners! Full ranking in bio! Divine Violence / Jin, Jîyan, Azadî (ژن، ژی...
12/12/2023

Congratulations to our 2024-2025 NYC Open Call Winners!

Full ranking in bio!

Divine Violence / Jin, Jîyan, Azadî (ژن، ژیان، ئازادی) Curated by Gülistan Kenanoğlu

investigate the emancipatory action for women's lives and freedom from post-revolutionary Iran to today in the Middle East through ordinary and extraordinary states of everyday life.

Image: Anonymous, Graffiti on a wall, 2023

Take it home, for (__) shall not repeat the error. [Manhattan Project] curated by Souya Handa

Connecting the historical dots associated with the Manhattan Project, the development of U.S. nuclear weapons, and weaving a linear narrative from the uranium mines employed in the Hiroshima bomb to post-World War II nuclear tests and even the Fukushima incident.

Image: Kei Ito, Eye Who Witnessed, 2020

Goddess Tales Curated by Katie Yook

An exhibition of Asian diaspora artists who reimagine ancient cultural practices and mythologies as a means to root oneself in identity and strengthen intergenerational narratives. It suggests a turn towards alternative practices for spiritual guidance and survival when existing establishments fail us.

Image: A young Yu in collaboration with Nicholas Oh. “Blood Memory”, 2023, framed photograph of film still, 7X19 Inches

Cruising in the Shadows curated by Matthew Terrell

Uncovers a vital but often overlooked aspect of LGBTQ+ culture. Cruising involved seeking sexual partners in public spaces, often using secret visual codes to express q***r desire. This exhibition will use both contemporary art and historic artifacts to chart the changes in cruising culture over the last century across New York City.

Image: Robert Sherer, Alley Cattin’

On My Fingertips - على أطراف أصابعي curated by Noel Maghathe

Curates an immersive dialogue by Palestinian women artists Yasmine Omari, Leila Awadallah, and Jenna Hamed. Blending tradition with contemporary narratives through video installations, bookmaking, and movement, this exhibition delves into personal remembrances and ancestral stories, reflecting heritage, identity, and resilience in the Palestinian Diaspora and in their homeland.

Image: Yasmine Omari, Suspended in Space, Self Portrait, 2023

FINAL WEEK to see "Hairitage" curated by Favour RitaroOn view at DeKalb Gallery, Pratt Institute DeKalb Hall, 331 Dekalb...
12/11/2023

FINAL WEEK to see "Hairitage" curated by Favour Ritaro

On view at DeKalb Gallery, Pratt Institute DeKalb Hall, 331 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Hairitage untangles the racial politics of Black hair and the deep-rooted systems of oppression that have shaped its prejudicial treatment.

Adebunmi Gbadebo
David Orrell
Jade Rodgers
DeJeonge Reese

Image: David Orrell, Taji Series 2, 2021
Image Description: Subject in 3 quarter view looking at camera with intricate braided hair forming 3 circles atop her head.

FINAL (final) Day!  "The Valley of Walls" on view at  21 Gamal Al Din Abou Al Mahasen, Garden City, CairoOpen through De...
12/07/2023

FINAL (final) Day! "The Valley of Walls" on view at 21 Gamal Al Din Abou Al Mahasen, Garden City, Cairo

Open through December 7th

Engage 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

Image: Hany Rashed, Sweetness of the Unknown, 2023, site specific installation with furniture, decorative items, oil paintings, plastic, variable dimensions

Image Description: Closed doors looking into a parlor filled with furniture, paintings, and chandelier all covered in plastic.

FINAL (final) WEEK! Closing December 7th "The Valley of Walls" Curated by Farida Youssef  on view at  21 Gamal Al Din Ab...
12/02/2023

FINAL (final) WEEK!
Closing December 7th "The Valley of Walls" Curated by Farida Youssef on view at 21 Gamal Al Din Abou Al Mahasen, Garden City, Cairo

Engage 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

Image: Malak Yacout, Living Spaces of Murmur: A Thousand and One Voices, 2023, site-specific installation with archival document transferred on stencil, wooden cabinet, sound, variable dimensions.

Image Description: Room containing bed tilted up on its side with an old tv perched on the covers. To the right of the bed is a wooden cabinet with archival documentation on the surface.

December 2nd Join us for Hair Unmasked, a performance by artist Dejeonge Reese, in-person at DeKalb Gallery.  331 Dekalb...
11/30/2023

December 2nd Join us for Hair Unmasked, a performance by artist Dejeonge Reese, in-person at DeKalb Gallery.

331 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11205

Link in Bio

The performance seeks to celebrate and normalize Black hair in its natural beauty and uniqueness.

Image: Dejeonge Reese, Hair Quilt, 2023, 40 x 50 in, Synthetic Hair

Image Description: Brown and black checkerboard quilt created from woven and braided synthetic hair.

"Fruits of Labor is a formidable gathering of artist-mothers, each of whom approach the experience of parenting, and fac...
11/28/2023

"Fruits of Labor is a formidable gathering of artist-mothers, each of whom approach the experience of parenting, and factor it into their work, in refreshingly disparate ways."

Read Sophia Stewart's Hyperallergic review of our current NYC exhibition "Fruits of Labour — Reframing Motherhood and Artmaking" curated by Bruna Shapira, Link in Bio

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

Your support helps make apexart shows possible.  Donation   Image 1: Ctrl+Alt+Yellow curated by Janet OhImage 2: ELONGAT...
11/28/2023

Your support helps make apexart shows possible.

Donation

Image 1: Ctrl+Alt+Yellow curated by Janet Oh
Image 2: ELONGATED SHADOWS Curated by Liz Faust

11/24/2023

Our NYC exhibition space is closed until Tues. Nov 28th! You can still enjoy our exhibition virtually on our website. Fruits of Labor: Reframing Motherhood and Artmaking Curated by Bruna Shapira

The Art world’s barriers mirror society at large, and maternity has been framed as a burden. "Fruits of Labor — Reframing Motherhood and Artmaking" calls for a paradigm shift: it’s not mothering that is incompatible with artmaking but prevailing narratives defining women, caregiving, and artistic expression.

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

Video: Sara Shaoul, Belly, 2019
Video Description: video filmed through a baby monitor of a figure manipulating their post-partum stomach.

EXTENDED AGAIN The Valley of Walls on view at  21 Gamal Al Din Abou Al Mahasen, Garden City, CairoOpen through December ...
11/22/2023

EXTENDED AGAIN The Valley of Walls on view at 21 Gamal Al Din Abou Al Mahasen, Garden City, Cairo

Open through December 7th

Engage 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

Image: Malak Yacout, Living Spaces of Murmur: A Broken Record, 2023
Image Description: Tiles placed in a chevron pattern with Arabic writing laser engraved into them

November 29th at 12pm EST, Join curator Favour Ritaro for an online 3D tour of the exhibition   "Hairitage" is on view a...
11/20/2023

November 29th at 12pm EST, Join curator Favour Ritaro for an online 3D tour of the exhibition



"Hairitage" is on view at DeKalb Gallery, Pratt Institute DeKalb Hall, 331 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Hairitage untangles the racial politics of Black hair and the deep-rooted systems of oppression that have shaped its prejudicial treatment.

Adebunmi Gbadebo
David Orrell
Jade Rodgers
DeJeonge Reese

Image: Jade Rodgers, Is the Afro on the way OUT, 2020, Pigment Inkjet Print, 16 x 20 in

Opening TOMORROW November 18th, 5 - 8 pm EST "Hairitage" curated by Favour Ritaro on view at DeKalb Gallery, Pratt Insti...
11/17/2023

Opening TOMORROW November 18th, 5 - 8 pm EST "Hairitage" curated by Favour Ritaro on view at DeKalb Gallery, Pratt Institute DeKalb Hall, 331 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Hairitage untangles the racial politics of Black hair and the deep-rooted systems of oppression that have shaped its prejudicial treatment.

Adebunmi Gbadebo
David Orrell
Jade Rodgers
DeJeonge Reese

Image: David Orrell, The Pencil Test II, 2021, Photography
Image Description: Figure wearing plaid blazer with pencils ornamenting their hair.

11/15/2023

FINAL WEEK!
Closing November 22nd The Valley of Walls Curated by Farida Youssef on view at 21 Gamal Al Din Abou Al Mahasen, Garden City, Cairo

Engage 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

Image: video of 3D exhibition space

Nov 17th at 10:30 am est  Join us online for "Know your rights: advocating during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum" ...
11/13/2023

Nov 17th at 10:30 am est Join us online for "Know your rights: advocating during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum"

In this hands-on workshop in partnership with the NYC Commission for Human Rights, participants will learn how to advocate for themselves and fight discrimination related to pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and sexual and reproductive health in the workplace and medical settings.

Presented in conjunction with Fruits of Labor — Reframing Motherhood and Artmaking an apexart Open Call exhibition, on view at 291 Church St Manhattan, NY November 3 - December 23

Image: Ashley January, She was given agency in the process and survived, 2021, Oil and acrylic on linen, 24 in. X 36 in.

Image Description: Painting of a mother and child figure in a grassy landscape. To their left is a figure sitting and to their right is a pond filled with lily pads.

OPENING next week, November 18th, 5 - 8 pm EST "Hairitage" curated by Favour Ritaro on view at DeKalb Gallery, Pratt Ins...
11/11/2023

OPENING next week, November 18th, 5 - 8 pm EST "Hairitage" curated by Favour Ritaro on view at DeKalb Gallery, Pratt Institute DeKalb Hall, 331 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Hairitage untangles the racial politics of Black hair and the deep-rooted systems of oppression that have shaped its prejudicial treatment.

Adebunmi Gbadebo
David Orrell
Jade Rodgers
DeJeonge Reese

Image: Adebunmi Gbadebo, Untitled, 2023, 17 x 22 in, Black hair, cotton, rice paper, indigo dye and printed photographs.
Image Description: blue and white paper held together with hair.

EXTENDED The Valley of Walls is now open through November 22nd!On view at  21 Gamal Al Din Abou Al Mahasen, Garden City,...
11/10/2023

EXTENDED The Valley of Walls is now open through November 22nd!

On view at 21 Gamal Al Din Abou Al Mahasen, Garden City, Cairo

Engage 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

Image 1 and 2: Nada Baraka, Occult
Image description: installation documentation of Nada Baraka, Occult featuring paintings, archival material, and turned around frames

NOV 11th at 12 pm est Join curator, Bruna Shapira, for an online 3D tour and discussion of the exhibition "Fruits of Lab...
11/08/2023

NOV 11th at 12 pm est Join curator, Bruna Shapira, for an online 3D tour and discussion of the exhibition "Fruits of Labor: Reframing Motherhood and Artmaking"



The Art world’s barriers mirror society at large, and maternity has been framed as a burden. "Fruits of Labor — Reframing Motherhood and Artmaking" calls for a paradigm shift: it’s not mothering that is incompatible with artmaking but prevailing narratives defining women, caregiving, and artistic expression.

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

Image: Ahna Serendren, Swell, 2022, Acrylic, oil, sand and charcoal on canvas, 20 in. X 16 in
Image description: textured abstract painting that I green, blue, and pink.

Join our jury and vote for our upcoming NYC season! Voting is online November 1-31 Email: opencalls@apexart.org to sign-...
11/07/2023

Join our jury and vote for our upcoming NYC season!

Voting is online November 1-31

Email: [email protected] to sign-up

CLOSING THIS WEEK, November 11th The Valley of Walls Curated by Farida Youssef on view at  21 Gamal Al Din Abou Al Mahas...
11/06/2023

CLOSING THIS WEEK, November 11th The Valley of Walls Curated by Farida Youssef on view at 21 Gamal Al Din Abou Al Mahasen, Garden City, Cairo

Engage 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

Image: Hany Rashed, And Things returned to normal (Water Recirculation),

Image description: aluminum figures work within the rubble of an abandoned apartment's bathroom.

Join us for 1 of 4 upcoming "Caregivers and Babies Circle" events at apexart 291 church street. November 16th, 12-1 pmDe...
11/05/2023

Join us for 1 of 4 upcoming "Caregivers and Babies Circle" events at apexart 291 church street.

November 16th, 12-1 pm
December 2nd, 3:30-4:30 pm
December 16th, 3:30-4:30 pm
December 21st, 12-1 pm



Small groups of parents/caregivers and children come together in a relaxing, child-friendly environment to take pleasure in the children's unfolding development and play. Sessions encourage infants and toddlers to be attentive, active, and aware of self and others, and to explore the space at their own pace.

IMAGE : Graziela Kunsch, Small Public Daycare, 2023

ID: Installation of "Public Daycare"

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