Rhizome presents solo, historical, and thematic exhibitions, in the browser and the gallery.
On view at the New Museum in winter 2019, an exhibition of works from throughout net art history, showcasing a wide range of forms—websites, software, sculpture, graphics, books, and merchandise—while offering a space for considering the internet as social process, material infrastructure, and lived experience.
Net Art Anthology charts a history of net art through 100 works, re-presented and re-performed on a weekly basis through the end of 2018.
Rhizome and the New Museum collaborate on this series of online exhibitions of new and recent works. First Look includes web-based works as well as VR projects, which are accessible via a free iOS and Android app.
Rhizome’s archive of more than 2000 born-digital artworks, founded in 1999, is fully accessible to the public while undergoing backend redevelopment.
Public programs by Rhizome—primarily presented at the New Museum in New York City, and live-streamed at rhizome.org—comprise panels and critical conversation about art and technology, presentations of commissioned work, and more.Explore Events
Curated Commissions are awarded on an ongoing basis, by invitation. Image: Ann Hirsch, Playground, a 2012-2013 Rhizome Commission.
Each summer, artists are invited to apply for a $500-$1500 Microgrant through an open call. Micrograntees are sometimes awarded additional support through the Curated Commissions program. Image: Lena NW & Julia Kunberger, Viral (2015), a 2014 Microgrant.
Rhizome’s premiere platform for interdisciplinary collaboration, Seven on Seven pairs leading artists with leading technologists and gives them a simple brief: to make something. The results are presented at a public conference. Image: artist Taryn Simon & internet activist Aaron Swartz at Seven on Seven.
Rhizome commissions critical writing at the intersection of art and technology, supporting new thought about artistic practice under the conditions of networked culture, and the cultural implications of new technologies.Explore Blog
Rhizome, in collaboration with the University of California at Riverside Library (UCR), the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), and the Documenting the Now project, will host a national forum to address ethical issues facing the web archiving field, taking place March 22-24, 2018 at the New Museum in New York City.
Rhizome’s partnership with Google Arts & Culture is intended to surface the risks to born-digital art and culture posed by technological obsolescence, and to highlight Rhizome’s efforts to stem that threat in the creation of free, open-source, user-friendly software tools.