Abrons Arts Center - Past Events

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

  • poster for “Settle/Unsettle” Exhibition

    “Settle/Unsettle” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2017-06-28 - 2017-08-18

    AIRspace 2016-17 Xavier Acarín (curator) Kristen Jensen Sara Jordenö Baseera Khan Alan Ruiz Matthew Schrader The 2016 – 2017 AIRspace residents will be given an 11-month workspace at Abrons...More »

  • poster for “Emily Johnson/Catalyst: Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars” Exhibition

    “Emily Johnson/Catalyst: Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2017-03-07 - 2017-06-24

    Then a Cunning Voice and a Night We Spend Gazing at Stars is a multi-year project building towards an all-night, outdoor performance gathering. The work includes in equal measure: making quilts, performance,...More »

  • poster for “On the Inside, A Group Show of LGBTQ Artists Who Are Currently Incarcerated” Exhibition

    “On the Inside, A Group Show of LGBTQ Artists Who Are Currently Incarcerated” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2016-11-05 - 2016-12-18

    On the Inside is a group show consisting of 450 works by LGBTQ artists who are currently incarcerated. The show marks the culmination of a multi-year project by Tatiana von Furstenberg, in collaboration...More »

  • poster for “Not the Post-Apocalypse I Expected” Exhibition

    “Not the Post-Apocalypse I Expected” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-04-02 - 2016-04-17

    This encampment explores how the queers and activists who struggled through the crisis of the 80s and 90s are surviving / dealing / getting by in a present marked by gentrification, evictions, the migration...More »

  • poster for “Subject To Capital” Exhibition

    “Subject To Capital” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-03-03 - 2016-04-17

    Abrons Arts Center presents a group exhibition featuring works by artists who explore the intersections of power, subjectivity and capitalism. We are not only subjects of, but also subject to capitalism....More »

  • poster for “AIRspace 2015” Exhibition

    “AIRspace 2015” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2015-06-19 - 2015-08-09

    A group exhibition of new projects by Rochelle Goldberg, Chelsea Knight, JR Larson, Jessica Segall and Sean Patrick Micka. Each year the Abrons awards residencies to five visual artists. Residents are...More »

  • poster for “Premium Quality” Exhibition

    “Premium Quality” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-05-20 - 2014-05-26

    Premium Quality features emerging artists from the BFA Sculpture Program at SUNY Purchase. With irony, the exhibition challenges the view of art as an exchangeable commodity with a singular objective outcome....More »

  • poster for Brendan Fernandes “The Inverted Pyramid”

    Brendan Fernandes “The Inverted Pyramid”

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    • Media: Calligraphy - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Art Talk - Performance Art
    • 2014-04-02 - 2014-05-11

    The undulating forms of the arabesque—as a calligraphic gesture, a decorative motif, and a dance step—underscore Brendan Fernandes’s solo exhibition, “The Inverted Pyramid.” The installation will include...More »

  • poster for Sean Micka “Condition Report: Deregulation”

    Sean Micka “Condition Report: Deregulation”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-02-07 - 2014-03-16

    The Abrons Arts Center presents the solo exhibiton of Sean Micka, titled Condition Report: Deregulation. The current Whitney ISP fellow (2012-2013 and 2013-2014) will present a series of paintings based...More »

  • poster for “Guts” Exhibition

    “Guts” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2013-12-06 - 2013-12-31

    GUTS are the slippery viscera of courage, nerve, and audacity. Quite possibly the most vital trait an artist can have. The artists in this exhibition embrace the irreversibility of pushing themselves through...More »

  • poster for “Activate NY” Exhibition

    “Activate NY” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Installation
    • 2013-10-25 - 2013-11-24

    ACTIVATE NY explores the role of art in the current resurgence of populist activism and includes artworks and installations by Sol LeWitt, Kristyna and Marek Milde, Occupy Oakland, William Powhida, Lisa...More »

  • poster for “Hymns for Mr. Suzuki” Exhibition

    “Hymns for Mr. Suzuki” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Film
    • 2013-09-06 - 2013-10-06

    “Hymns for Mr. Suzuki” considers how continued, repetitive exposure to televisual media can become metaphorically imprinted upon the body. A group exhibition, “Hymns for Mr. Suzuki” comprises a generationally...More »

  • poster for “Airspace 2013” Exhibition

    “Airspace 2013” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2013-06-23 - 2013-08-10

    The AIRspace 2013 exhibition features new projects by current artists-in-residence Hugh Hayden, Takashi Horisaki, Lauren Kelley, Fawn Krieger, Anna Plesset, Adam Parker Smith, and curator-in-residence...More »

  • poster for Harm van den Dorpel “Release early, release often, delegate everything you can, be open to the point of promiscuity”

    Harm van den Dorpel “Release early, release often, delegate everything you can, be open to the point of promiscuity”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2013-04-19 - 2013-06-01

    The title of this exhibition, Release early, release often, delegate everything you can, be open to the point of promiscuity, references a credo of computer programmers in the open source movement. The...More »

  • poster for "DECENTER: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show" Exhibition

    "DECENTER: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2013-02-17 - 2013-04-04

    At the 1913 Armory Show, the Association of American Painters and Sculptors showcased the "New Spirit" of modern art. A backlash of scathing criticism showed how baffled the general American public was...More »

  • poster for Ian Pedigo "Eyes Fixed Upon  Pictures"

    Ian Pedigo "Eyes Fixed Upon Pictures"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-12-14 - 2013-01-26

    Photographic gels, driftwood, ash, coat racks, animal bones, and swatches of colored fabric are just a few of the actors in Ian Pedigo’s new exhibition of sensitively intuitive sculptures and photographic...More »

  • poster for Heta Kuchka “Present”

    Heta Kuchka “Present”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2012-11-16 - 2012-12-08

    Residency Unlimited (RU) and the Abrons Arts Center announce the solo exhibition PRESENT by the Helsinki-based artist Heta Kuchka. Present is a new installation that features several video portraits realized...More »

  • poster for David Spriggs “Blue”

    David Spriggs “Blue”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2012-10-12 - 2012-11-03

    RU and the Abrons Arts Center announce the first solo exhibition in New York by Montreal-based artist David Spriggs . Blue is a site-specific installation created for the Abrons Arts Center Gallery that...More »

  • poster for "El Regreso de los Dinosaurios" Exhibition

    "El Regreso de los Dinosaurios" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Film - Performance Art
    • 2012-09-07 - 2012-10-06

    The Abrons Arts Center presents the group exhibition El Regreso de los Dinosaurios, a cross-section of contemporary visual culture in Mexican society through the lens of the recent presidential election. The...More »

  • poster for Andres Bedoya "From Ultra Madre"

    Andres Bedoya "From Ultra Madre"

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Film
    • 2012-02-24 - 2012-04-21

    Andres Bedoya’s performance installation Ultra Madre was originally presented in 2009 at the Museo Nacional de Arte in La Paz, Bolivia. Born of private mourning, the piece ultimately speaks of loss as...More »

  • poster for Christine Hou & Lisa Iglesias "ME, WE"

    Christine Hou & Lisa Iglesias "ME, WE"

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    • Media: Installation - Performance Art
    • 2012-02-17 - 2012-03-17

    The Abrons Arts Center presents me, we, a multi-platform collaboration partnering with the Dia Art Foundation’s education program, Abrons Arts Center StudioLab program, and 11th-grade Studio Art majors...More »

  • poster for PS3* Pedro Sanchez3 "On the Outer Edge"

    PS3* Pedro Sanchez3 "On the Outer Edge"

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    • Media: Film - Video installation
    • 2012-02-17 - 2012-03-17

    The Abrons Arts Center announces On the Outer Edge, an exhibition by Spanish-born New York based artist PS3* Pedro Sanchez3 in the Upper Main Gallery. The artist presents a new video work in his full-scale...More »

  • poster for Sarah Michelson "The Sarah Michelson"

    Sarah Michelson "The Sarah Michelson"

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Digital
    • 2012-01-05 - 2012-02-04

    British/New York choreographer Sarah Michelson's rigorous experiments in formalist dance have long deployed reflexive tactics through iconic and mythological, sculptural or decorative representations of...More »

  • poster for Michael Hart & Ryan Tracy "UNREAL"

    Michael Hart & Ryan Tracy "UNREAL"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-01-05 - 2012-02-04

    Artists are people too; people with lives; people who chose to make art for a living. It's easy to forget that. Photographer Michael Hart has been capturing the art and lives of artists in photography...More »

  • poster for "Parts and Labor" Exhibition

    "Parts and Labor" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2011-11-04 - 2011-12-23

    The Abrons Arts Center presents "Parts and Labor", an exhibition presenting the work of five New York City-based artists - Daniel Bejar, Cecilia Biagini, Juanli Carrión, Jonathan Durham, and Noah Loesberg....More »

  • poster for "Time/Bank: Time/Food" Experiment

    "Time/Bank: Time/Food" Experiment

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2011-09-24 - 2011-10-16

    Time/Bank is a tool for people in the arts to get things done without using money. Started by Julieta Aranda and Anton Vidokle last September, Time/Bank is an international community of more than 1,500...More »

  • poster for Andrew Mount "Graphemes and Epigraphs"

    Andrew Mount "Graphemes and Epigraphs"

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    • Media: Media Arts
    • 2011-09-10 - 2011-10-01

    Andrew Mount's body of work investigates the production of images, the use of language and the act of seeing. Through various formats such as photography, drawing, books, and videos, the artist questions...More »

  • poster for Miguel Martin "All Good in the Manhood"

    Miguel Martin "All Good in the Manhood"

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2011-05-26 - 2011-07-10

    The Abrons Arts Center presents the exhibition “All Good in the Manhood,” the US premiere of Irish/Spanish, Belfast-based artist Miguel Martin, in the Charles E. Culpeper Gallery. Martin addresses the...More »

  • poster for "AIRspace" Exhibition

    "AIRspace" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Installation - Video installation
    • 2011-05-26 - 2011-07-10

    Each year the Abrons provides 11 months of free studio space, starting in late September, to five New York City visual artists and one curator under the AIRspace residency program. Among the artists selected...More »

  • poster for "Concert to Benefit Japan Earthquake Relief"

    "Concert to Benefit Japan Earthquake Relief"

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2011-04-08 - 2011-04-08

    More than a dozen innovative artists at the intersection of indie rock, contemporary jazz, and avant-garde performance will come together at Abrons to present a benefit concert to support recovery efforts...More »

  • poster for "(Re)Visiting SPURA" Exhibition

    "(Re)Visiting SPURA" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Digital - Media Arts
    • 2011-04-07 - 2011-05-22

    An exhibition by students of the City Studio at Eugene Lang College, the New School, and Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani: The Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA) is the largest undeveloped city-owned parcel...More »

  • poster for "The Days of Society are Numbered" Exhibition

    "The Days of Society are Numbered" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Video installation
    • 2011-03-06 - 2011-04-16

    The Abrons Arts Center is proud to present "The Days of This Society Are Numbered", an exhibition inspired by French thinker Guy Debord’s 1979 declaration that “The days of this society are numbered; its...More »

  • poster for Jane Benson "The Splits"

    Jane Benson "The Splits"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Performance Art
    • 2011-03-06 - 2011-04-16

    The Splits is a new collaborative performance project by Jane Benson. The world premiere of The Splits will gather together ten musicians, composer Matt Schickele, and an ensemble cast of rigorously altered...More »

  • poster for "The West at Sunset" Exhibition

    "The West at Sunset" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2010-12-09 - 2011-02-20

    The Abrons Arts Center is proud to present "The West at Sunset," a multidisciplinary group exhibition in response to a masterwork of spiritual literature, Rene Daumal’s 1952 novel "Mount Analogue." "Mount...More »

  • poster for Rick Cary "Credo"

    Rick Cary "Credo"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-09-30 - 2010-11-05

    Rick Cary’s photographs convey the experiences of Signs Followers who live committed to their religious traditions and steeped in a rich, yet dwindling, culture in the southern Appalachian Highlands. He...More »

  • poster for Beth Livensperger "Visible Storage"

    Beth Livensperger "Visible Storage"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-08-05 - 2010-09-26

    Beth Livensperger has created a painting series depicting reflections on glass or other surfaces, exhibited for the first time in "Visible Storage." The reflections consider a flat space and a deep space...More »

  • poster for "AIRspace 2010: Artists in Residence" Group Exhibition

    "AIRspace 2010: Artists in Residence" Group Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Performance Art
    • 2010-05-20 - 2010-07-01

    Since 1978, the Visual Artist-In-Residence (AIR) Workspace Program has provided six artists with 11 months of studio space on the second floor of the Abrons Arts Center. Among the artists selected for...More »

  • poster for Daniel Bejar "Get Lost! (NYC)"

    Daniel Bejar "Get Lost! (NYC)"

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2010-05-08 - 2010-06-15

    Coinciding with the quadricentennial of Henry Hudson’s discovery of the island Mannahatta, "Get Lost! (NYC)" restores the Metropolitan Transity Authority’s subway maps, signs, and place names to how they...More »

  • poster for Malachi Farrell "The Shops are Closed"

    Malachi Farrell "The Shops are Closed"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2009-11-20 - 2010-01-31

    Celebrated for his kinetic installations of robotic figures employing familiar materials and sophisticated choreographies, Irish-born and Paris-based artist Malachi Farrell probes the political landscape...More »

  • poster for "The Long Tail" Performance

    "The Long Tail" Performance

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2009-10-01 - 2009-10-03

    The Museum of Modern Art presents the North American premiere of Mark Leckey in the Long Tail (2009), a performance-based work presented in a theater for performing arts at the Abrons Arts Center on October...More »

  • poster for Susan C. Dessel "still lives"

    Susan C. Dessel "still lives"

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation
    • 2009-10-01 - 2009-11-07

    Abrons Arts Center-Henry Street Settlement presents "still lives," emerging artist Susan C. Dessel's first Manhattan solo show. The artist's curious hand-wrought toothbrushes of carved cow bone and horsehair...More »

  • poster for "Untitled (Land-Scape)" Exhibition

    "Untitled (Land-Scape)" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation
    • 2009-09-10 - 2009-10-24

    Organized by artist/curator William Cordova and writer Rose Oluronke Ojo as part of BASE, a platform for locality, mobilization and education that includes choreographers, writers, visual artists and community...More »

  • poster for "Twin Infinities" Exhibition

    "Twin Infinities" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2009-07-18 - 2009-07-31

    TWIN INFINITIES (a title riff and mutation of Twin Infinitives, the galvanizing double album released in 1990 by Royal Trux) is an experiment in the curatorial process. Each of the six current artists...More »

  • poster for "Insurance Is Not Always Assured" Exhibition

    "Insurance Is Not Always Assured" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Video installation
    • 2009-01-29 - 2009-03-13

    Insurance Is Not Always Assured brings together a group of artists who address the conflicts implicit in the use of contemporary spaces for private, ritual, and creative means. Each of these artists explores...More »

  • poster for Anders Bergstrom "Prints and Recent Work"

    Anders Bergstrom "Prints and Recent Work"

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    • Media: Prints - Sculpture
    • 2008-11-25 - 2009-01-02

    The work of Brooklyn-based artist Anders Bergstrom shows clearly that he has walked the winding path of his life with eyes wide open. Crushed aluminum cans, stacks of old newspapers, crumpled brown paper...More »

  • poster for Brea Souders "Time Between"

    Brea Souders "Time Between"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-09-06 - 2008-10-12

    In her most recent project, Time Between, Brea Souders interprets superstitions culled from various sources, including old texts, internet forums and word of mouth. Souders' interest in the way superstitions...More »

  • poster for "Visual Slang 2008: The Modern Urban Imagination" Exhibition

    "Visual Slang 2008: The Modern Urban Imagination" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Other
    • 2008-07-17 - 2008-08-31

    Innovative Artwork and Global Graffiti from Tehran to Tel Aviv. Curated by Lois StavskyMore »

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