Founded in 1994, apexart is a 501(c)(3) not for profit contemporary visual arts organization based in New York City with an exhibition space, an international residency, various ongoing public programs, and a conference series. Known primarily for our compelling exhibition program, we are committed to cultural and intellectual diversity with a focus on contextualizing international contemporary art and culture. apexart's focus is on ideas, and our programs and printed materials are intended to encourage thought and commentary and to stimulate public dialogue about contemporary art, enriching the cultural landscape of New York City. apexart's audience is broad and growing with over 7,000 visitors to our exhibition space annually.
Since our inception ten years ago, more than 600 artists have participated in over 100 contemporary exhibitions and curatorial projects. Each year, apexart presents nine group exhibitions, hosts six to eight international residents (each for a one-month stay in New York), organizes over 50 public lectures and performances and distributes over 50,000 full-color interpretive exhibition brochures to individuals and institutions in over 80 countries – all free of charge. We have been privileged to work with such well-known individuals as Vito Acconci, Martha Rosler, Dave Hickey, John Baldessari, Hou Hanru, Ute Meta Bauer, David Byrne, Janine Antoni, Kerry James Marshall and Jean-Hubert Martin as well as other lesser known individuals from around the world.