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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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Events

  • Opening Reception: Alex Mari: Our heads stuffed with lies, Her Belly Full of Ice
    Opening Reception: Alex Mari: Our heads stuffed with lies, Her Belly Full of Ice
    Sat, Sep 30
    Sep 30, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    KODA/RU House on Governors Island, Governors Island, New York, NY 11231, USA
    Sep 30, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    KODA/RU House on Governors Island, Governors Island, New York, NY 11231, USA
    Our heads stuffed with lies, Her Belly Full of Ice is Alex Mari’s first survey exhibition spanning the past decade highlighting conceptual performances documented solely for photo, video, text or sound (non-live).
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  • KODA at Ornithology: Toisha Tucker
    KODA at Ornithology: Toisha Tucker
    Sun, Sep 24
    Sep 24, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Brooklyn, 6 Suydam St, Brooklyn, NY 11221, USA
    Sep 24, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Brooklyn, 6 Suydam St, Brooklyn, NY 11221, USA
    Leading up to Domestic Violence Awareness Month, join talks with artists on domestic violence, trauma, healing, borders and boundaries.
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  • KODA at Ornithology: Ewa Harabasz
    KODA at Ornithology: Ewa Harabasz
    Sun, Sep 17
    Sep 17, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Brooklyn, 6 Suydam St, Brooklyn, NY 11221, USA
    Sep 17, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Brooklyn, 6 Suydam St, Brooklyn, NY 11221, USA
    Leading up to Domestic Violence Awareness Month, join talks with artists on domestic violence, trauma, healing, borders and boundaries.
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  • KODA at Ornithology: Rowan Renee
    KODA at Ornithology: Rowan Renee
    Sun, Sep 10
    Sep 10, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Brooklyn, 6 Suydam St, Brooklyn, NY 11221, USA
    Sep 10, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Brooklyn, 6 Suydam St, Brooklyn, NY 11221, USA
    Leading up to Domestic Violence Awareness Month, join talks with artists on domestic violence, trauma, healing, borders and boundaries.
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  • Opening Reception: Toisha Tucker: It’s a most peculiar sensation; or that time Virginia Woolf wore Blackface
    Opening Reception: Toisha Tucker: It’s a most peculiar sensation; or that time Virginia Woolf wore Blackface
    Sat, Aug 19
    Aug 19, 1:00 PM – Aug 20, 5:00 PM
    KODA/RU House, Governors Island, New York, NY 11231, USA
    Aug 19, 1:00 PM – Aug 20, 5:00 PM
    KODA/RU House, Governors Island, New York, NY 11231, USA
    KODA presents a solo survey exhibition and three-month residency with New York based interdisciplinary conceptual artist and writer Toisha Tucker. Featuring a Virginia Woolf altar, video, works on paper, sculptures, and an immersive conceptual installation.
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  • Open Studio and Walkthrough of Sa'dia Rehman: Desire Lines
    Open Studio and Walkthrough of Sa'dia Rehman: Desire Lines
    Sat, Jul 22
    Jul 22, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    KODA/RU House #404b on Colonels Row, Governors Island, New York, NY 11231, USA
    Jul 22, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    KODA/RU House #404b on Colonels Row, Governors Island, New York, NY 11231, USA
    Open Studio with Sa'dia Rehman, closing their KODA artist residency under Borders + Boundaries theme. Followed by Walkthrough with Sa'dia Rehman of solo exhibition with new body of work tracing their family’s displacement from village in Pakistan in 1968-1976.
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  • Artist Tour of Sa'dia Rehman: Desire Lines
    Artist Tour of Sa'dia Rehman: Desire Lines
    Sat, Jun 03
    Jun 03, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    KODA House #404B on Colonels Row, Governors Island, New York, NY 11231, USA
    Jun 03, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    KODA House #404B on Colonels Row, Governors Island, New York, NY 11231, USA
    Tour with Sa'dia Rehman of solo exhibition with new body of work tracing their family’s displacement from village in Pakistan in 1968-1976.
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  • KODA Professional Development for Artists Symposium 2023
    KODA Professional Development for Artists Symposium 2023
    Mon, Apr 17
    Apr 17, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Apr 17, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Practical seminars for artists to maintain a successful art career by Cynthia Tobar, Eva Mayhabal Davis, Hayley Ferber, and Renée Cox.
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  • Empowering Immigrant Stories of Labor
    Empowering Immigrant Stories of Labor
    Mon, Nov 07
    Nov 07, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
    Zoom
    Nov 07, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
    Zoom
    Online talk with Cynthia Tobar, Julia Justo and Rochelle Kwan honoring stories of immigrant New Yorkers to win racial & workplace justice.
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  • Opening Reception: Mildred Beltré: Working to get there
    Opening Reception: Mildred Beltré: Working to get there
    Sat, Aug 20
    Aug 20, 2022, 12:00 PM – Aug 21, 2022, 6:00 PM
    New York, Governors Island, New York, NY 11231, USA
    Aug 20, 2022, 12:00 PM – Aug 21, 2022, 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
    Tour + Garden Tea
    Sat, Aug 13
    Aug 13, 2022, 2:00 PM – Aug 14, 2022, 4:00 PM
    New York, 168 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002, USA
    Aug 13, 2022, 2:00 PM – Aug 14, 2022, 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
    Tour of Rowan Renee: Solo Exhibition + Picnic on Governors Island
    Sat, Aug 06
    Aug 06, 2022, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    KODA House #404B on Colonels Row, Governors Island, New York, NY 11231, USA
    Aug 06, 2022, 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
    Bahar Behbahani: 'Water binds me to your name' Opening Reception
    Thu, Jul 28
    Jul 28, 2022, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Trotter&Sholer Gallery, 168 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002, USA
    Jul 28, 2022, 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
    Rowan Renee: Solo Exhibition
    Sat, Jun 25
    Jun 25, 2022, 12:00 PM EDT – Jul 24, 2022, 6:00 PM EDT
    New York, KODA House 404B on Colonels Row on Governors Island, New York
    Jun 25, 2022, 12:00 PM EDT – Jul 24, 2022, 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
    Closing Reception: Lina Puerta: Migration, Nature, and the Feminine
    Sat, Mar 05
    Mar 05, 2022, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
    Hunter East Harlem Gallery, 2180 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10035, USA
    Mar 05, 2022, 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
    KODA’s Professional Development for Artists Symposium
    Wed, Feb 23
    Feb 23, 2022, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
    Zoom Webinar
    Feb 23, 2022, 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
    Exhibition Tour: Lina Puerta: Migration, Nature, and the Feminine
    Sat, Feb 19
    Feb 19, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Hunter East Harlem Gallery, 2180 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10035, USA
    Feb 19, 2022, 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
    Tree Care and Art-Making Workshop with Sari Carel and Trees New York
    Sun, Nov 07
    Nov 07, 2021, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Brooklyn, 558 St Johns Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
    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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“...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

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