Chloë Bass
Chloë Bass

Temporary Allegiance: Open Call

Inaugural Flag: June 14th, 2017

Open Call: Ongoing

Knockdown Center re-launches Philip von Zweck’s project Temporary Allegiance, an ongoing open call for artist-made flags to be featured temporarily on our prominent 40 foot flagpole at the building’s entrance. Each flag will be on view for two weeks. Beyond guidelines listed, all flags submitted will be flown in the order they are received. Please see submission guidelines below. About …


Sunday Service Spring Season

Spring 2018

Join us this spring for the return of Sunday Service, a free monthly series of live work across mediums in our bar, the Ready Room. The spring season curators include: Jess Pretty, Rena Anakwe, Janani Balasubramanian, and Mariana Valencia. Each month’s artist lineup to be announced soon. Sunday Service Spring 2018 Schedule: March 4, 7pm: Curator Jess Pretty April 8, …

Yeah, That's What She Said! Annual Pop-up. July 217.
Yeah, That's What She Said! Annual Pop-up. July 217.

Open Call: Exhibitions and Artist Projects

Deadline: Sunday, April 15, 2018

We are currently seeking proposals for exhibitions, short-term projects, and events! We’ve rolled out a fresh proposal process, which you can find here. Review the guidelines for open calls for gallery exhibitions and projects in our main spaces, and apply by April 15th! We are also seeking proposals on a rolling basis for Open Capacity – our new space support program for artists …

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Chroma Presents Continuity: A Conference on Self-Preservation for Women of Color

April 14 – 15, 2018


Suggested Donation

Chroma Presents Continuity: A Conference on Self-Preservation for Women of Color. In 2017, Chroma partnered with 8 Ball Community and Red Bull and hosted The Working Woman of Color Conference, a live podcast event employing self-actualization as an organizing principle to think, construct and shape powerful narratives of mobility for women of color. Over 30 women from different backgrounds were …

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Doors 3:30 PM

Show 4:00 PM

Assemblymember Brian Barnwell, in collaboration with Titan Theatre Company, proudly presents, “A Midsummer’s Night Dream”. Brian Barnwell is the Assemblymember of Assembly District 30, which includes Maspeth, Middle Village, Woodside, Sunnyside, Astoria, Long Island City, Rego Park, and Glendale. It has been Assemblymember Barnwell’s goal to promote the performing arts in our community and recognize local talent. We are pleased …

Drawing by Étienne Léopold Trouvelot
Drawing by Étienne Léopold Trouvelot

Sunday Service: Janani Balasubramanian presents JP Ventura, Elliana Schwab, Sophia Mak and Bex Kwan, Mark Popinchalk, and Moiya McTier

Sunday, May 6, 2018


“We were peering into this darkness, crisscrossed with voices, when the change took place: the only real, great change I’ve ever happened to witness, and compared to it the rest is nothing.” —Italo Calvino, Cosmicomics For some nine months now, Sunday Service host Janani Balasubramanian has been in residence with the brown dwarf research group at the American Museum of …

Treatment: Prologue, Digital Video, 3:30, 2016
Treatment: Prologue, Digital Video, 3:30, 2016

Treatment: The Plan for Rain

May 6 – July 1, 2018

Opening Reception: May 6, 5:00 – 7:00pm

Treatment: The Plan for Rain is a project by Nicholas O’Brien that rethinks the NYC Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) stormwater collection program by focusing on soil biodiversity, transparency, maintenance, and its impact on citizens. Through a series of animations and sculptures, artist Nicholas O’Brien questions how the DEP’s plan employs System Engineering principles that often ignore the human element in …


Ethereal Summit

Friday, May 11 – Saturday, May 12, 2018


Called the “SXSW of blockchain”, Ethereal brings together futurists, entrepreneurs, investors, artists, musicians, and humanitarians for two days of storytelling and knowledge sharing around the future we want to build using the power of transformative technologies.