Founded in December 2001 as an education corporation and not-for-profit alternative space, Participant Inc. seeks to provide a venue in which artists, curators, and writers can develop, realize, and present ambitious projects within a context that recognizes the social and cultural value of artistic experimentation. From a modest storefront space on Houston Street in New York City, Participant Inc. presents work by artists who have traditionally been marginalized or ignored by society and art history.
We acknowledge our culture’s systemic marginalization of artists because of race, gender, religion, age, ability, sexual orientation, and/or immigration status among other factors. We actively seek to highlight the work of under-represented practitioners and support efforts to address entrenched inequities.
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts