About

We work with mid-careers conceptual artists who explore social justice related topics. They surface the world’s economic and social challenges through their insightful research and concepts.

Our contribution:

  • Residencies and survey exhibitions: we invite the artists to think, research or create.

  • Community and education programs: we make art accessible and we inspire younger generations.

  • Partnerships with socially engaged businesses: we develop unique opportunities for making impact.

 

We were established in 2019 and have launched in 2020 with KODA Community program. Our work is designed around the needs of individual artists, with the main aim to provide them with due exposure and scholarship. Our strategy and our projects are aligned with the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Email us to speak about potential collaborations.

Team

Founder and President 

Klaudia has lived and led arts, technology and strategy projects in Europe, Africa and the United States. She works as Head of Public Relations at Polish Cultural Institute New York. Previously she served as a consultant to the British Council Arts, and worked at UBS, managing arts CSR projects. Klaudia is the 2021-2022 Helena Rubinstein Fellow at the Whitney ISP Curatorial Studies Program.  She serves at the Membership Committee of ArtTable, mentors at New Museum's NEW INC, and is a member of For(best) The Culture. Klaudia holds MA in Art Business from the Sotheby‘s Institute of Art New York. She also holds MA in Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics.

Kenseth Armstead

Tim Goossens

Elana Herzog

Tahir Carl Karmali

Constantine Sidamon-Eristoff

Klaudia Ofwona Draber, ex officio

  

Nadine Braquetti

Executive Director

Nadine has lived and participated in a variety of projects, exhibitions, and events in Europe and the United States. She is also an Independent Curator and Marketing Consultant. She previously interned at the public arts nonprofit Creative Time and in the Fine Art Program and Collection at Montefiore Einstein. She has volunteered through the Online Volunteering service of the UN Volunteers program on several occasions, to support organizations located in Africa. She holds an MA in Contemporary Art from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art and a Master’s degree in Business Administration with specialization in International Marketing.

Board of Directors

Klaudia Ofwona Draber
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Press

2021

ArtReview: Farideh Sakhaeifar You are in the war zone.

Artefuse: Farideh Sakhaeifar: You are in the War Zone at Trotter & Sholer, NYC

The Org: The Changing Landscape of New York City’s Art Scene

Art Spiel: Farideh Sakhaeifar: You Are in the War Zone.

Artnet News: Editors’ Picks: 11 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From Asia Week New York to Legacy Russell in Dialogue With Hans Ulrich Obrist

See Great Art: Farideh Sakhaeifar: ‘You are in the war zone’

ArtfixDaily: Farideh Sakhaeifar: You're in the warzone. Presented by Trotter&Sholer and KODA

Art Spiel: KODA – A Focus on Artists

Whitehot Magazine: Turning the spotlight onto the invisible: the works of Lina Puerta and Hidemi Takagi

2020

Art Zealous: Discussion Panel with Artist LINA PUERTA: Food Justice and Diverse Farming Ecosystem

TRUE Africa: This Is Not Your Typical New York City Barbershop Photo Story

Artnet News: Editors’ Picks: 16 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From Some Wild Sculptures in a Hair Salon to a Talk With the #MeToo Movement’s Founder

ANTE Mag: Society, Individual, Suffrage: NYFA x KODA, Womanhood & Women’s Rights Panel on 10/21

IB Community Blog: Who am I? A conversation about identity

A Women’s Thing: Founder of New York Nomadic Art Space Sees Future in Art Beyond Commodity

Nowy Dziennik: Laboratorium dla koncepcji kreatywnych (Laboratory for creative concepts)

TRUE Africa: How to Support Artists and Their Professional Development in These Times of Crisis

J’AIPUR Journal: Culture and Climate in the Work of Artist Bahar Behbahani

IB Community Blog: Following your passion: Curating and entrepreneurship

Dance Informa: The DanceBands: Making art together, making it for all

Artland: Hidemi Takagi: Stories