top of page
20220707_Argenis_Apolinario_KODA_8704_lowres.jpg

we value curiosity and collaboration

Welcome

River Goddess for Koda.JPG

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.

Image by Ryan Stefan

Artists

Residencies and exhibitions

Image by Hillary Ungson

Community

Programs and education

AdobeStock_235645931.jpeg

Partners

Socially engaged businesses

Events

  • Workshop for Kids: Where Do Materials Come From, and Where Do They Go?
    Workshop for Kids: Where Do Materials Come From, and Where Do They Go?
    Fri, Jun 21
    Jun 21, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Lentol Garden, 178 Bayard St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA
    Jun 21, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Lentol Garden, 178 Bayard St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA
    Share
  • Panel Discussion: The Secret Life of Trash
    Panel Discussion: The Secret Life of Trash
    Thu, May 30
    May 30, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA
    May 30, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA
    How awareness about the relationship between production, consumerism & waste translate to action.
    Share
  • Listening Walk: Tonalities and Time Scales with Daniel Neumann and Sari Carel
    Listening Walk: Tonalities and Time Scales with Daniel Neumann and Sari Carel
    Sat, May 04
    May 04, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Meet outside the Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA
    May 04, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Meet outside the Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA
    Exercise your senses and experience the wide array of urban and natural sounds.
    Share
  • Opening Reception: Sari Carel: A More Perfect Circle
    Opening Reception: Sari Carel: A More Perfect Circle
    Sat, Apr 20
    Apr 20, 2024, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Lentol Community Garden, 178 Bayard St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA
    Apr 20, 2024, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Lentol Community Garden, 178 Bayard St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA
    Opening Reception for a public art exhibition 'Sari Carel: A More Perfect Circle' at Lentol Community Garden in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Jennifer McGregor.
    Share
  • Artist and Curator Conversation: Renée Cox and Klaudia Ofwona Draber
    Artist and Curator Conversation: Renée Cox and Klaudia Ofwona Draber
    Thu, Jan 18
    Jan 18, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST
    Princeton University Art Museum, 11 Hulfish St, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
    Jan 18, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST
    Princeton University Art Museum, 11 Hulfish St, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
    Join the artist Renée Cox for a conversation with exhibition curator Klaudia Ofwona Draber. On view at Art on Hulfish is the exhibition 'The Ten Commandments of Renée Cox.'
    Share
  • Opening Reception: The Ten Commandments of Renée Cox
    Opening Reception: The Ten Commandments of Renée Cox
    Sat, Nov 18
    Nov 18, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
    Art on Hulfish, Princeton Uni Art Museum, 11 Hulfish St, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
    Nov 18, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
    Art on Hulfish, Princeton Uni Art Museum, 11 Hulfish St, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
    The Ten Commandments of Renée Cox explores motherhood, liberation, isolation, self-realization, and joy through the four-decade career of Renée Cox (born in 1960 in Colgate, Jamaica, and active in New York).
    Share
  • Women + Labor: Mujeres Atrevidas
    Women + Labor: Mujeres Atrevidas
    Sat, Nov 11
    Nov 11, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
    Millennium Film Workshop, 167 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA
    Nov 11, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
    Millennium Film Workshop, 167 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA
    Join us for an evening of short documentaries that focus on women and labor. This event will also kickoff a crowdfunding campaign for the film Mujeres Atrevidas, by Cynthia Tobar.
    Share
  • Open Studios, Closing Reception, and Performances
    Open Studios, Closing Reception, and Performances
    Sat, Oct 28
    Oct 28, 2023, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    KODA/RU House #404B, Governors Island, New York, NY 11231, USA
    Oct 28, 2023, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    KODA/RU House #404B, Governors Island, New York, NY 11231, USA
    Join us for Open Studios, and Closing Reception for 'Alex Mari: Our heads stuffed with lies, Her Belly Full of Ice,' and the 2023 season on Governors Island. Performances by Alex Mari, and Toisha Tucker, KODA Borders + Boundaries artists in residence.
    Share
  • Alex Mari Artist Talk: On their first survey exhibition at KODA
    Alex Mari Artist Talk: On their first survey exhibition at KODA
    Thu, Oct 19
    Oct 19, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Oct 19, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Alex Mari Artist Talk: On their first survey exhibition at KODA 'Our heads stuffed with lies, Her Belly Full of Ice'
    Share
  • 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, 2023, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    KODA/RU House on Governors Island, Governors Island, New York, NY 11231, USA
    Sep 30, 2023, 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).
    Share
  • KODA at Ornithology: Toisha Tucker
    KODA at Ornithology: Toisha Tucker
    Sun, Sep 24
    Sep 24, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Brooklyn, 6 Suydam St, Brooklyn, NY 11221, USA
    Sep 24, 2023, 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.
    Share
  • KODA at Ornithology: Ewa Harabasz
    KODA at Ornithology: Ewa Harabasz
    Sun, Sep 17
    Sep 17, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Brooklyn, 6 Suydam St, Brooklyn, NY 11221, USA
    Sep 17, 2023, 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.
    Share
  • KODA at Ornithology: Rowan Renee
    KODA at Ornithology: Rowan Renee
    Sun, Sep 10
    Sep 10, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Brooklyn, 6 Suydam St, Brooklyn, NY 11221, USA
    Sep 10, 2023, 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.
    Share
  • 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, 2023, 1:00 PM – Aug 20, 2023, 5:00 PM
    KODA/RU House, Governors Island, New York, NY 11231, USA
    Aug 19, 2023, 1:00 PM – Aug 20, 2023, 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.
    Share
  • 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, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    KODA/RU House #404b on Colonels Row, Governors Island, New York, NY 11231, USA
    Jul 22, 2023, 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.
    Share
  • Artist Tour of Sa'dia Rehman: Desire Lines
    Artist Tour of Sa'dia Rehman: Desire Lines
    Sat, Jun 03
    Jun 03, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    KODA House #404B on Colonels Row, Governors Island, New York, NY 11231, USA
    Jun 03, 2023, 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.
    Share
  • KODA Professional Development for Artists Symposium 2023
    KODA Professional Development for Artists Symposium 2023
    Mon, Apr 17
    Apr 17, 2023, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Apr 17, 2023, 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.
    Share
  • 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.
    Share

“...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

bottom of page