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Welcome

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Mission

KODA is a nonprofit arts organization based in New York dedicated to mid-career artists of diverse backgrounds. We grant residencies to allow for experimentation and facilitate creative projects through strategic partnerships with socially engaged partners. We are the go-to thinking spot and serve the community through exhibitions of contemporary art, events and outreach to strengthen art education.

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Artists

Residencies and exhibitions

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Community

Programs and education

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Partners

Socially engaged businesses

Events

  • Opening Reception: Mildred Beltré: Working to get there
    Aug 20, 12:00 PM – Aug 21, 6:00 PM
    New York, Governors Island, New York, NY 11231, USA
    Working to get there’ takes its title from pre-figurative and abolitionist writing and presents prints, drawings, crochets, and human hair installations created between the years of 2002-2022 that represent a powerful struggle for racial and gender equity that is crucial to hope and joy.
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  • Tour + Garden Tea
    Aug 13, 2:00 PM – Aug 14, 4:00 PM
    New York, 168 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002, USA
    Exhibition tour with Bahar Behbahani and tea with the artist
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  • Tour of Rowan Renee: Solo Exhibition + Picnic on Governors Island
    Aug 06, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    KODA House #404B on Colonels Row, Governors Island, New York, NY 11231, USA
    Join us for an exhibition tour with artist Rowan Renee, followed by a picnic on Governors Island, NY
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  • Bahar Behbahani: 'Water binds me to your name' Opening Reception
    Jul 28, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Trotter&Sholer Gallery, 168 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002, USA
    This exhibition presents works anchored in the politics of water stewardship, and dares to reclaim a new mythical form of architecture that holds the water ecosystem.
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  • Rowan Renee: Solo Exhibition
    Jun 25, 12:00 PM EDT – Jul 24, 6:00 PM EDT
    New York, KODA House 404B on Colonels Row on Governors Island, New York
    No Spirit For Me (2019) and Bodies of Wood (2016).
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  • Closing Reception: Lina Puerta: Migration, Nature, and the Feminine
    Mar 05, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
    Hunter East Harlem Gallery, 2180 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10035, USA
    Lina Puerta: Migration, Nature, and the Feminine is a survey exhibition of the artist’s work spanning the last eighteen years and created mostly during her time as an East Harlem resident.
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  • KODA’s Professional Development for Artists Symposium
    Feb 23, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
    Zoom Webinar
    Seminars by Fabri, Scenna, Goldbeck, & Perez, upskilling professional artists with practical competences to maintain a successful art career
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  • Exhibition Tour: Lina Puerta: Migration, Nature, and the Feminine
    Feb 19, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Hunter East Harlem Gallery, 2180 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10035, USA
    Lina Puerta: Migration, Nature, and the Feminine is a survey exhibition of the artist’s work spanning the last eighteen years and created mostly during her time as an East Harlem resident.
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  • Tree Care and Art-Making Workshop with Sari Carel and Trees New York
    Nov 07, 2021, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Brooklyn, 558 St Johns Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
    Join KODA and Trees New York for a tree care and art-making workshop with artist Sari Carel.
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  • Lina Puerta: Migration, Nature, and the Feminine
    Oct 13, 2021, 12:00 PM – Feb 05, 2022, 6:00 PM
    New York, 2180 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10035, USA
    Lina Puerta: Migration, Nature, and the Feminine is a survey exhibition of the artist’s work spanning the last eighteen years and created mostly during her time as an East Harlem resident.
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  • Zine Making Workshop with Drew Brown
    Sep 25, 2021, 8:00 PM – 8:05 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Join KODA in this artist-activist workshop led by photographer Drew Brown through the process of zine creation.
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  • Maple Tree of Love Tapestry: Public Art Installation by Lina Puerta
    Jul 20, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Montefiore Hospital, 111 E 210th St, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    An outdoor art exhibition co-organized by KODA and Montefiore Fine Art Program and Collection is being displayed outside the Montefiore’s Moses Campus, in the Bronx.
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  • Performance: Earth Day Embodied Activism
    Apr 22, 2021, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Brooklyn, 157 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    KODA presents Embodied Activism on the occasion of Earth Day
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  • Artist Talk: Farideh Sakhaeifar & Regine Basha
    Apr 13, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Webinar
    Artist talk with Farideh Sakhaeifar and Regine Basha, as part of the exhibition You are in the war zone.
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  • Performance: Amir ElSaffar
    Apr 03, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
    New York, 168 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002, USA
    Accessible outdoors—performance by Amir ElSaffar, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Farideh Sakhaeifar: You are in the war zone.
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  • Outdoors opening reception
    Mar 20, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    New York, 168 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002, USA
    Farideh Sakhaeifar: You are in the war zone.
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  • KODA’s Professional Development for Artists Symposium
    Feb 11, 2021, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST
    Zoom Webinar
    Business bootcamp inviting artists to benefit from insightful seminars by Sheetal Prajapati, Mark Chambers, Tatiana Arocha, Robin Cembalest.
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  • Catalogue Release Event for Exhibition Hidemi Takagi: Stories
    Jan 27, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Webinar
    Exhibition catalogue release event with artist Hidemi Takagi, journalist Jasmine Bager, and editor Klaudia Ofwona Draber.
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“...a truly great person has a profound curiosity about the world and the people in it, an interest that encompasses everything and everyone. Real curiosity, I now know, doesn't leave much room for judgement.”

Marcia Tucker, the Founder of the New Museum