NURTUREart’s Brooklyn gallery presents a full season of exhibitions each year. The majority of these exhibitions are organized by emerging curators and artists whose proposals have been selected by a rotating guest panel of art world experts—curators, gallerists, writers, and other professionals.
The final form of each exhibition represents the efforts of our staff to collaborate with both curators and artists, ensuring that their participation widens their professional experience and offers exposure of their work to the artistic community. NURTUREart also reserves space in its exhibition schedule for in and off -site special projects and exhibitions.
The 2009 Bushwick Biennial was the brainchild of our then Gallery Director, Benjamin Evans. It brought together four galleries (NURTUREart, English Kills, Pocket Utopia, and Grace Exhibition Space) to highlight the area’s importance as an incubator for cutting-edge contemporary art. A website (www.bushwickbiennial.com) and 72-page catalog featuring essays on the curatorial concept, Bushwick’s history, and urban development also accompanied the exhibition.
In the summer of 2011, NURTUREart presented WE ARE:. Curated by Gallery Director Marco Antonini, WE ARE: presented a series of 10 week-long projects that transformed our old 910 Grand St. gallery (and its roof) in a 24/7 curatorial and artistic workshop, confirming the organization’s potential as a creative and social hub.
In the summer of 2012, the gallery hosted …Is This Free? Curated by Marco Antonini, this project consisted of three sequential exhibitions, consisting almost entirely of artworks, ephemera and publications conceived and produced to be freely distributed. Historically relevant pieces loaned from private collections were presented side by side with contemporary work, including a series of project-specific artworks commissioned to emerging artists. …Is This Free? also included two side projects: Lawn School (curated by Megan Snowe and Rachel Steinberg), a series of free outdoor classes on various topics of practical and theoretical interest and …Can I Take This? (curated by Megan Snowe), a regularly updated bookshelf of free publications that became an integral part of the gallery exhibitions. A book of interviews, email exchanges and contributions on the topic of “Free” art was published in conjunction with the exhibition.