Mothership NYC 2019

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252 Green Street
2nd floor
Brooklyn, 11222

Artist Statement

Mothership NYC is a combined live-work space and presentation arena for international artists across multiple disciplines in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, NYC. Our mission is to support and promote artists at all career levels through residencies, public programming and collaborative opportunities; build sustainable transnational artist networks; and help retain creative forces in New York City. Born out of the needs of emerging artists who come to New York City to take part in the cultural nexus, Mothership NYC was founded in 2005. With a huge roof deck serving as an outdoor stage, our community of artist peers gradually and organically evolved into a destination for art events and performances of all kinds, as well as lively dinner parties and improvised salons uniting creatives from many disciplines. The addition of an extra live-work space in late 2016 provided an impetus to professionalize our residency program. Our international artists-in-residence — known as Sea Artists according to our nautical terminology — are now selected based on merits as well as on their commitment to collectivism. We aim to host between 6 to 12 official sea artists per year for periods from 1 to 3 months, as well as several short-term visiting creatives. Today, our salons occur on a regular monthly schedule: On the 2nd Tuesday of every month, Mothership artists share the floor with local peers for presentations of their work, creative exchanges and good cheer. Additionally, all hands on board produce indoor and outdoor public events at a prolific pace, both onboard the Mothership and on our sister platform, Last Frontier NYC. For GOS, our current artist-in-residence, the Somali-Norwegian multidisciplinary artist Ahmed Umar (, will keep his studio open to the public. In addition, there will be works on display in the lounge and hallway gallery by Mothership Captain, Sol Kjok, our 3rd Officer Noam Shoan from Australia, and visiting artists Peter-Max Jakobsen from Denmark and Barbara Fragogna from Italy.


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