EFA Project Space - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for EFA Project Space. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for “Near & Dear” Exhibition

    “Near & Dear” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2017-09-15 - 2017-10-28

    Near & Dear is an intergenerational exhibition which explores amorous connections artists make with signifying materials and objects. These eight artists each use objects to deliver embodied meaning,...More »

  • poster for “Past Live” Exhibition

    “Past Live” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints - Installation - Performance Art
    • 2017-06-22 - 2017-07-22

    At EFA Project Space, 2nd Floor EFA Project Space presents Past Live, an exhibition produced by our 2016/17 SHIFT Residency artists. SHIFT Residency was launched in August 2010 to provide studio space...More »

  • poster for “2016/17 Whitney ISP Studio Exhibition”

    “2016/17 Whitney ISP Studio Exhibition”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2017-05-20 - 2017-06-03
  • poster for “EFA: The Real Staff Show” Exhibition

    “EFA: The Real Staff Show” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Installation
    • 2017-04-19 - 2017-05-13

    William Carroll Alex Credle Joshua Ene Meghana Karnik Essye Klempner Ernest Kuffour Michelle Levy Natalia Nakazawa Wilfred Perez Dathon Pilgrim Javier Plasencia Alexandra Price Mike Owens Justin...More »

  • poster for “Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying” Exhibition

    “Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2017-03-30 - 2017-05-13

    Curated by: Taraneh Fazeli Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying focuses on how the body is articulated in various discourses oriented around health. It proposes...More »

  • poster for “Once More, with Feeling” Exhibition

    “Once More, with Feeling” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2016-11-11 - 2016-12-23

    Once More, with Feeling investigates the gendered economy of emotional expression and its relationship to contemporary art. Exploring the gaps between fantasy and reality, labor and leisure, free and working...More »

  • poster for “Apparatus for a Utopian Image” Exhibition

    “Apparatus for a Utopian Image” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-09-21 - 2016-10-29

    Curators: Pavla Sceranková and Dušan Zahoranský Exhibition Assistant: Tereza Jindrová Artists: Matěj Al-Ali, Keren Bebenisty, Tyler Coburn, David Court, Sean Fader, Kara Hearn, Zebadiah Keneally,...More »

  • poster for “NO ATLAS” Exhibition

    “NO ATLAS” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-06-10 - 2016-07-09

    EFA Project Space presents NO ATLAS, an exhibition produced by our 2015/16 SHIFT Residency artists. The unique nature of SHIFT Residency draws out unspoken challenges and considerations in the lives of...More »

  • poster for “A Certain Urge (Towards Turmoil)”

    “A Certain Urge (Towards Turmoil)”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Performance Art
    • 2016-03-24 - 2016-05-07

    EFA Project Space brings together seven artists from Mexico, Spain, Chile and the U.S., to participate in the exhibition A Certain Urge (Towards Turmoil). Curated by Blanca de la Torre, A Certain Urge...More »

  • poster for “The Let Down Reflex” Exhibition

    “The Let Down Reflex” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-01-30 - 2016-03-12

    The Let Down Reflex is an exhibition that attempts to recognize the complexities of parenting in the art world, and asks if a better alternative for families can exist. Calling out a slippage in today’s...More »

  • poster for “Accompaniment” Exhibition

    “Accompaniment” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2015-11-06 - 2015-12-19

    Curators: Kari Cwynar and Kendra Sullivan Accompaniment is a curatorial project exploring “accompaniment” as an evolving theory of practice, developed in response to our cultural and political milieu....More »

  • poster for “Writing Bodies” Exhibition

    “Writing Bodies” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Performance Art
    • 2015-09-09 - 2015-10-11

    Participants: Dylan Mira, Jess Arndt, Dean Daderko, EJ Hill, robbinschilds, Katherine Hubbard, Simone White, Michelle Boulé and keyon gaskin Curated by: Litia Perta where are you right now as you...More »

  • poster for “The School of Nature and Principle” Exhibition

    “The School of Nature and Principle” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2015-04-10 - 2015-05-30

    The School of Nature and Principle is an ensemble of works speculating on the relationship between metaphysics and various aspects of contemporary society. The exhibition also addresses, partly through...More »

  • poster for “Double Visions” Exhibition

    “Double Visions” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-02-26 - 2015-03-28

    We go round and around Making Lists Going around, making lists Going around, trying to make sense Going round, making sense Going round, making (non)sense Making sense Making sense, sense in making Making...More »

  • poster for “A Wicked Problem” Exhibition

    “A Wicked Problem” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2014-11-14 - 2014-12-20

    A “wicked problem” is a term used by social policy experts to describe an issue that has innumerable causes, is tough to describe, and doesn’t have a right answer. Classic wicked problems include climate...More »

  • poster for “As We Were Saying: Art and Identity in the Age of ‘Post’” Exhibition

    “As We Were Saying: Art and Identity in the Age of ‘Post’” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Other
    • 2014-09-12 - 2014-10-25

    The artists in this exhibition wrestle with the question of what identity and difference mean today. Works by A.K. Burns and Katherine Hubbard, Josh Faught, and Cassandra Guan reflect on the erosion of...More »

  • poster for “Failing to Levitate” Exhibition

    “Failing to Levitate” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Video installation
    • 2014-06-06 - 2014-07-03

    Curated by Kerry Downey and Natasha Marie Llorens, with guest speaker Heather Love. “Failing to Levitate” is a platform to think about failure and vulnerability in art practices that are based in the...More »

  • poster for “Several Circles” Exhibition

    “Several Circles” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Media Arts - Performance Art
    • 2014-04-04 - 2014-05-17

    Curated by: Marco Antonini This group exhibition takes its title from Vasily Kandinsky’s “Several Circles,” a 1926 painting that epitomizes Kandinsky’s co-optation of geometric form, a consequence...More »

  • poster for Art Talk: Hasan Elahi “Tracking Transience”

    Art Talk: Hasan Elahi “Tracking Transience”

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2014-03-06 - 2014-03-06

    In an age where everything is archived and the need to delete is almost nonexistent, can we remain private anymore? Hasan Elahi will discuss the new normal of post 9/11 privacy and describe his experiences...More »

  • poster for “Distant Images, Local Positions” Exhibition

    “Distant Images, Local Positions” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-01-24 - 2014-03-08

    What controls geography? Photographs, ultimately and they do so without neutrality. Our understanding of geography from afar is constructed in a fragmented and subjective way, via photographic imagery....More »

  • poster for “A Necessary SHIFT” Exhibition

    “A Necessary SHIFT” Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2013-11-15 - 2013-12-21

    Organized by: Michelle Levy, Lauren Bierly and Claire Barliant A Necessary SHIFT is an exhibition and series of events that celebrates and highlights EFA’s Residency for Arts-Workers as Artists, now...More »

  • poster for “Last Year at Marienbad redux” Exhibition

    “Last Year at Marienbad redux” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video installation
    • 2013-09-12 - 2013-10-26

    Curated by: James Voorhies, produced by Bureau for Open Culture “Last Year at Marienbad redux” is an exhibition, public program and publication that together explore the way fictional narratives...More »

  • poster for “Empathy Corporation” Exhibition

    “Empathy Corporation” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Performance Art
    • 2013-06-22 - 2013-07-21

    The Hive features projects that expand the boundaries of art by seeking new ways to integrate into real life experience. Instead of producing objects for display, the artists featured focus on participation...More »

  • poster for "The Emo Show" Exhibition

    "The Emo Show" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Video installation
    • 2013-03-29 - 2013-05-11

    Curated by: Jaishri Abichandani and curatorial team Derrick Adams, Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Maymanah Farhat, Edwin Ramoran, Jasmine Wahi and Raúl Zamudio. EFA Project Space announces "The Emo Show," a...More »

  • poster for "The Book Lovers" Exhibition

    "The Book Lovers" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Other
    • 2013-01-25 - 2013-03-09

    "The Book Lovers" is a multi-disciplinary exhibition, series of events, and library, all rising out of the phenomenon of artist novels. "The Book Lovers'" curators embarked on this project in order to...More »

  • poster for "Resonance and Repetition" Exhibition

    "Resonance and Repetition" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation
    • 2012-11-08 - 2012-12-22

    "Resonance and Repetition," is a group exhibition featuring work by 10 artists organized by curatorial office Rivet. Resonance and Repetition carries forward the office's ongoing research into object-oriented...More »

  • poster for "To Have and To Owe" Event Series

    "To Have and To Owe" Event Series

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    • Media: Graphics - Art Talk - Performance Art
    • 2012-09-21 - 2012-10-27

    "To Have and To Owe," is a research platform and event series for thinking about debt, organized by Leigh Claire La Berge and Laurel Ptak. Focused on the social relations that debt engenders, To Have and...More »

  • poster for "Cultural Transference" Exhibition

    "Cultural Transference" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2012-06-15 - 2012-07-27

    Curated by Sara Reisman, "Cultural Transference" presents recent artwork by sixteen international and New York-based artists whose practices are actively engaged with the transformation of culture in contemporary...More »

  • poster for "Sound of Silence: Art During Dictatorship" Exhibition

    "Sound of Silence: Art During Dictatorship" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Video installation
    • 2012-01-27 - 2012-03-10

    Curated by Belarus-born Olga Kopenkina, this exhibition brings together nine of the most active young artists from Belarus, and their videos, posters, paintings and installations created in solidarity...More »

  • poster for "Telefone Sem Fio: Word-Things of Augusto de Campos Revisited" Exhibition

    "Telefone Sem Fio: Word-Things of Augusto de Campos Revisited" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation - Digital
    • 2011-11-04 - 2011-12-17

    EFA Project Space partners with Telephone to present a unique venture inspired by concrete poet, Augusto de Campos. The exhibition and corresponding publication "Telefone Sem Fio: Word-Things of Augusto...More »

  • poster for "Open Studios 2011" Exhibition

    "Open Studios 2011" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation - Video installation
    • 2011-10-14 - 2011-10-15

    Open Studios 2011 is an annual event of the EFA Studio Program that invites the public to come explore and interact with our vibrant and diverse community of 76 contemporary artists. EFA artists work...More »

  • poster for "iraqimemorial.org" Exhibition

    "iraqimemorial.org" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Architecture - Installation
    • 2011-09-09 - 2011-10-22

    "iraqimemorial.org" is a participation- based conceptual project launched in 2007 as an internet platform for artists, designers, and architects to propose concepts for memorials to the unrecognized civilian...More »

  • poster for "Sea Worthy" Exhibition

    "Sea Worthy" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2011-06-10 - 2011-07-29

    EFA Project Space presents an exhibition featuring artists who approach water navigation as subject, pushing its potential as a mutable open platform for social experimentation as well as metaphor for...More »

  • poster for Huong Ngo and Hong-An Truong "Acting the Words is Enacting the World"

    Huong Ngo and Hong-An Truong "Acting the Words is Enacting the World"

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2011-05-17 - 2011-05-28

    "Acting the Words is Enacting the World" is a two week-long experiment in radical modes of education. Working with a group of young people aged 16-20, Truong and Ngo will conduct a series of intensive...More »

  • poster for "Playing to the Senses: An Evening of Food and Discussion with Elizabeth Thacker Jones" Art Talk

    "Playing to the Senses: An Evening of Food and Discussion with Elizabeth Thacker Jones" Art Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk - Performance Art
    • 2011-04-29 - 2011-04-29

    Organized in conjunction with the "Prolonged Engagement" exhibition, and inspired by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett' "Playing to the Senses: Food as a Performance Medium," Elizabeth Thacker Jones addresses...More »

  • poster for "Prolonged Engagement" Exhibition

    "Prolonged Engagement" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2011-03-25 - 2011-05-07

    Prolonged Engagement is an exhibition that brings together artists who create aesthetic conditions rather than discrete art objects. Finding beauty and ingenuity amidst human imperfection, the artists...More »

  • poster for "A Love/Hate Relationship: Artists Explore their Fixation with the Art World as Subject" Talk

    "A Love/Hate Relationship: Artists Explore their Fixation with the Art World as Subject" Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2011-02-03 - 2011-02-03

    A panel discussion featuring curator and artist Eric Doeringer in conversation with exhibiting artists Jennifer Dalton, Loren Munk, and William Powhida. The panelists will discuss their reasons for making...More »

  • poster for "I Like the Art World and the Art World Likes Me" Exhibition

    "I Like the Art World and the Art World Likes Me" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2011-01-14 - 2011-03-05

    We welcome in a new year of art with the exhibition I Like the Art World and the Art World Likes Me -- featuring artists whose subject matter is the art world. The title plays on Joseph Beuys’s infamous...More »

  • poster for "all we ever wanted was everything" Exhibition

    "all we ever wanted was everything" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Prints - Other
    • 2010-11-05 - 2010-12-10

    Curated by galería perdida, "all we ever wanted was everything" commissions nine artists to question the importance of the single image. For this exhibition, a selection of diverse artists will design...More »

  • poster for "Short-Term Deviation: A Collaboration with Showpaper" Exhibition

    "Short-Term Deviation: A Collaboration with Showpaper" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Installation - Performance Art
    • 2010-09-23 - 2010-10-23

    Beginning mid-September, this collaboration with the print publication Showpaper, is a month-long exhibition, publication, video and music event. Bringing the spirit of Showpaper—which crossbreeds music,...More »

  • poster for "Word-Less" Exhibition

    "Word-Less" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2010-06-03 - 2010-07-23

    Word-Less presents work that purposefully denies established forms of communication. Through performance, photography, video, sculpture, and installation, the artists in the exhibition seek alternative...More »

  • poster for "Common Jive" Exhibition

    "Common Jive" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation
    • 2010-04-03 - 2010-05-15

    "Common Jive" presents a spectrum of contemporary artists who summon up vernacular and traditional craft approaches in their art-making practice. Organized in a collaborative effort between curator Julie...More »

  • poster for "The Artist-Citizen" Panel Discussion

    "The Artist-Citizen" Panel Discussion

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2010-03-23 - 2010-03-23

    EFA and CUE Art Foundation announce the fourth in a series of conversations focused on pertinent issues related to aristic survival in today's society. Artists play an essential role in contributing...More »

  • poster for "Companion" Exhibition

    "Companion" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Installation
    • 2010-01-15 - 2010-03-13

    EFA Project Space announces "Companion," an exhibition of artworks contextualized with the source that influenced their creation. Using the EFA Studios Program as a curatorial foundation, "Companion" culls...More »

  • poster for "One Every Day: A Printeresting Curatorial Project" Exhibition

    "One Every Day: A Printeresting Curatorial Project" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2009-11-05 - 2009-12-19

    From the detritus under the windshield and the debris in our pockets to gig posters mounted on telephone poles, "One Every Day" attests that all varieties of print ephemera share the following three characteristics:...More »

  • poster for "EFA Project Space & Flux Factory present: Arctic Book Club, Artists Respond to An African in Greenland" Exhibition

    "EFA Project Space & Flux Factory present: Arctic Book Club, Artists Respond to An African in Greenland" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Performance Art
    • 2009-09-18 - 2009-10-24

    Tété Michel Kpomassie’s book, An African in Greenland, serves as memoir, ethnography, and travelogue, and is the account of the author’s unique journey from his native Togo to Greenland. As a young man...More »

  • poster for "Chaperone: Eight Artists, Eight Weeks, Eight Movies" Film Series

    "Chaperone: Eight Artists, Eight Weeks, Eight Movies" Film Series

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-06-10 - 2009-07-29

    Chaperone is an eight-week summer event consisting of films handpicked by a group of artists, all whose work provocatively explores disparate aspects of our culture’s love affair with mediated reality....More »

  • poster for "Never Late Than Better" Exhibition

    "Never Late Than Better" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Installation - Video installation
    • 2009-04-11 - 2009-05-16

    On the centennial anniversary of the Futurist Manifesto, "Never Late than Better" (Trong Gia Nguyen, curator) contends with the questionable boundaries of space, time, and reality. Re-appraising the past...More »

  • poster for "Post Memory: Makeshift Memorials in Contemporary Art" Exhibition

    "Post Memory: Makeshift Memorials in Contemporary Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video installation
    • 2009-02-21 - 2009-03-28

    Curated by Yaelle Amir, the exhibition features artists investigating alternative approaches to the process of memorializing, representing “various outcomes of remembrance through a mediated history.”...More »

  • poster for "Beyond a Memorable Fancy: Print, Perception and the Artist’s Intervention" Exhibition

    "Beyond a Memorable Fancy: Print, Perception and the Artist’s Intervention" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Prints
    • 2008-10-30 - 2008-12-20

    Curated by Michelle Levy. Image by Glen Baldridge.More »

  • poster for "In Residence: Recent Projects from Sculpture Space" Exhibition

    "In Residence: Recent Projects from Sculpture Space" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2008-09-05 - 2008-10-18

    "In Residence" is a collaboration between The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and Sculpture Space, Utica. The exhibition is co-curated by Christa Erickson and Patterson Sims, and celebrates the crucial...More »

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