Rhizome is dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. Through open platforms for exchange and collaboration, our website serves to encourage and expand the communities around these practices. Our programs, many of which happen online, include commissions, exhibitions, events, discussion, archives and portfolios. We support artists working at the furthest reaches of technological experimentation as well as those responding to the broader aesthetic and political implications of new tools and media. Our organizational voice draws attention to artists, their work, their perspectives and the complex interrelationships between technology, art and culture.
Founded in 1996 by artist Mark Tribe as an intimate email list subscribed to by some of the first artists to work online and now a thriving nonprofit, Rhizome has played an integral role in the history, definition and growth of contemporary art engaged with technology and the Internet. Our website is a dynamic, interactive platform, rich in historical resources and updated continually with new art and commentary by a vast community. The Rhizome ArtBase was founded in 1999, as an online archive of digital art containing over 2,500 art works, acting as the bedrock of our leading digital preservation program.
- Non-paying users of the Rhizome website can view all of the work in Rhizome’s ArtBase collection for free. They can also sign up to receive our weekly newsletter, Rhizome News; create a portfolio page or profile, and submit work to the ArtBase.
- Rhizome Members have advanced access to the website and the ability to use a variety of tools. They can view the full record of individual artworks; annotate and comment on works; curate online exhibitions, and vote in our commissions program.
- Organizational subscriptions are available to institutions, such as universities, art schools, art centers, libraries and clubs. These Subscriptions allow staff, faculty, students to gain access to all of Rhizome.org's features and services for free. For schools and organizations in poor or excluded areas, Rhizome has different organizational access program: contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Rhizome is located within the New Museum at:
New York, NY
Phone: +1 (212) 219-1288
Fax: +1 (212) 431-5328
Editorial pitches: email@example.com
Membership and subscription: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Rojas, Chairman
Fred Benenson, Vice Chair
Lisa Roumell, Treasurer
The current Rhizome site launched on January 17th, 2011.
Project Director Nick Hasty
Lead Developer David Nolen
Design Shual / Mushon Zer-Aviv
Design Assistant Ed Nacional
Additional Design John Michael Boling
DB/Archiving Consultant Ward Smith
Read more about the site development process on our site launch post.