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KODA Publishing

KODA Publishing House champions art historical scholarship through print and online publications, exploring the work of mid-career socially engaged artists. KODA’s historical and scholarly publications are of great importance to an artist’s career, as they often provide an in-depth view of how an artist’s work has been evolving over an extended period of time, across several bodies of work. For example, our survey exhibition catalogues focus on the past 5-20 years of the artist’s career.

KODA centers the views and voices of artists. We invite art historians, curators, arts professionals, activists, sociologists, anthropologists, students, and other academics, to contextualize the works of art, and undertake investigation into the nature of socially conscious conversations the artists we work with inspire.

Types of publications:

  • Survey Exhibition Catalogs

  • Individual Artist Catalogs

  • Interviews with Artists

  • Commissioned Essays

  • Arts Education

  • Zines

Editorial focus: socially engaged art, social practice, social justice, community engagement, conceptual art, decolonizing.

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Ewa Harabasz


Through her social practice residency with KODA, US-based Polish artist Ewa Harabasz presents a catalog featuring nearly 20 years of her oeuvre. "Ewa Harabasz’s work seduces before it devastates. In large-scale drawings and paintings, we are drawn in by gestural expressions, lush color, compositional pattern, or spatial density before registering the liminal presence of her subject: trauma, violence, and loss. How do the traumas of individual bodies affect that of the social body? How can the effects of trauma be adequately acknowledged and even transformed? Whether through traumatic inheritance of the past or ongoing oppression and social conflict, Harabasz’s works address the ways in which trauma and violence seep into our cultural marrow, affecting our present and future." - Dora Apel

Contributors: Klaudia Ofwona Draber, Dora Apel, and Samantha Hohmann.


Limited edition: 200

Release year: 2022

Type of publication: Individual Artist Catalog

Price: US $20.00 Print

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Home Studios

Home Studios began as an online series as a way to even symbolically support artists during the pandemic. The publication is made possible by the Brooklyn Arts Council, and it gathers stories from Brooklyn-based artists who share how quarantine and the 2020 protests have impacted their lives, and how their creative process is adjusting to pandemic times. All images courtesy of the artists, unless stated otherwise. All interviews were conducted in the summer of 2020 by Klaudia Ofwona Draber.

Contributors: Bahar Behbahani, Mildred Beltre, Oasa DuVerney, Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, Baseera Khan, Farideh Sakhaeifar, and Hidemi Takagi.


Limited Edition: 200

Release Year: 2022

Publication Type: Interviews with Artists

Price: US $20.00 Print

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Hidemi Takagi: Stories


Through her social practice residency with KODA, Brooklyn-based Japanese artist Hidemi Takagi presents an exhibition catalogue featuring long time Brooklyn residents. Takagi’s community based work, honors the lives and stories of migrant and minority communities, preserves memories of everyday citizens who deserve representation. Over-saturated photographs and essays pay homage to Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy, but more specifically to the spaces central to social life (The Barbershops), the artist’s neighbors (The Bed-Stuy Social ’Photo’ Club), and residents of senior apartment residents (Hello, it’s me).

Contributors: Jamel Shabazz, Eva Mayhabal Davis, Saijah Williams, and Jim Furlong.


Limited Edition: 200

Release Year: 2021

Type of publication: Survey Exhibition Catalog

Price: US $20.00 Print

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