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 8, 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 8th! We are also seeking proposals on a rolling basis for Open Capacity – our new space support program for artists …

Azikiwe Mohammed
Azikiwe Mohammed

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, …


Sunday Service: Jess Pretty presents…. Trinity Dawn Bobo, Taylor Crichton, DJ JCLEF, Amanda Krische, Evelyn Sanchez

Sunday, March 4th, 2018


To kick off the spring season of Sunday Service, curator Jess Pretty invites artists to respond to the notion of critical desire and the exploration of radical thriving as a methodology for taking up spaces we claim to reside in. Jess Pretty states, “i’m interested in rigorously interrogating pleasure as a way of living past survival, seeking other worlds and …


PCD (Post Carnival Depression)

Saturday, March 10, 2018

What is P.C.D? P.C.D. is short for Post Carnival Depression – a phenomenon that usually afflicts Trinidad & Tobago Carnival participants. Symptoms vary from mild to severe and can occur soon after carnival is over or manifest itself in the weeks and months after Trinidad Carnival. ShorBlu Events, Back2Basics Ent, Live By The Henny & King Leo have the cure! Bringing …

Image: Defendants Michael Briscoe, Steve Lopez, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson and Yusef Salaam in court in 1989.  (ESTRIN/POOL)
Image: Defendants Michael Briscoe, Steve Lopez, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson and Yusef Salaam in court in 1989. (ESTRIN/POOL)

Artist Roundtable & The Central Park Five

Sunday, March 25, 2018


In conjunction with the exhibition MATERIAL WITNESS WITNESS MATERIAL, participating artists Esteban Jefferson, DonChristian Jones, Chris Watts, and Lachell Workman will discuss their respective practices and overlapping concerns from racial discrimination to systemic violence within the criminal justice system. The program is anchored by the case of The Central Park Five, involving five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who …

Artwork by Jennifer Maravillas
Artwork by Jennifer Maravillas

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Sunday, April 8, 2018

2:00 – 6:00pm

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors were women. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of representation from women. Let’s change that. Join us on April 8th from …

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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 …

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

Treatment: The Plan for Rain

May 6 – June 17, 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 …