Presenting visual and performance art in unexpected public spaces.

Art in Odd Places (AiOP) presents visual and performance art in unexpected public spaces. AiOP also produces an annual festival along 14th Street in Manhattan, NYC from Avenue C to the Hudson River each October.

Mission

Art in Odd Places aims to stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting artworks in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public space regulations. AiOP reminds us that public spaces function as the epicenter for diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas.

 

History

Art in Odd Places (AiOP) began as an action by a group of artists led by Ed Woodham to encourage local participation in the Cultural Olympiad of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. In 2005, after moving back to New York City, he re imagined it as a response to the dwindling of public space and personal civil liberties – first in the Lower East Side and East Village, and since 2008, on 14th Street in Manhattan. AiOP has always been a grassroots project fueled by the goodwill and inventiveness of its participants.

People

Ed Woodham,
Founder & Director

Claire Demere,
Assistant Director & Curatorial Manager

Kendal Henry,
Curator

Sara Reisman,
Curator

Sarah Brozna,
Program Manager

Juliana Driever,
Programs Coordinator

Rober Wohner,
Social Media Strategist

Claire Choi,
Social Media Advisor

Carey Estes,
Designer / Developer

Jorge Garcia,
Program Guide Designer

Allison Sylvia,
Community Engagement Volunteer

Eileen Jeng,
Catalogue Editor

Elana Grossman,
Volunteer Coordinator

Matthew Morowitz,
Blog Editor / Head Writer

John Critelli,
Social Media Specialist

Art in Odd Places is a project of GOH Productions.

Bonnie Stein, Executive Director.