Rhizome Programs
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.
Image: Graffiti Analysis, DustTag v. 1.0, by Evan Roth, from Art in Your Pocket 2 written by Jonah Brucker-Cohen for Rhizome News
Rhizome's online journal offers original, critical writing about art and digital technology. We aim to encourage in-depth thinking about artists' digital, online, and "internet-aware" practices, and about the cultural implications of new technologies.

Image:Lisa Oppenheim, "The Sun is Always Setting Somewhere Else" (2006), from Free curated by Lauren Cornell
Rhizome curates and partners on exhibitions both online and off – whether at our affiliate the New Museum, through the Rhizome.org website or elsewhere across the globe and web. Exhibitions feature contemporary art engaged with technology in all its forms, and its related contexts.

Image: Wait, by Wojciech Kosma, Performance documentation from "VVORK: Variety Evening at the New Museum". Part of Rhizome's New Silent Series
Like exhibitions, events are a moment of collective discourse about topics related to Rhizome’s mission and work. Most events are documented in some form, and available to view through the site here.

Image: CASE, (2009) by Brody Condon, Documentation from performance at the New Museum. Part of the 2009 Rhizome Commissions cycle. Photo Credit: Kristianna Smith
Rhizome supports the creation of significant new art through commissions and direct funding for artists. These works may take various forms and scales, but are tied together by their considered illumination of contemporary digital culture.

Image: David Karp & Ryan Trecartin presenting their project created for Rhizome's 2010 Seven on Seven conference. Photo Credit: Michael Nagle for The New York Times
The event pairs seven leading artists with seven luminary technologists, and challenges them to develop something new—be it an application, social media, artwork, product, or whatever they imagine—over the course of a single day. They unveil these ideas for the first time at this event.

The Download is a exhibition program though which Rhizome shares a new work for free download. Part curatorial platform, part incentive to budding digital art collectors, the Download highlights new works and encourages display at home-on any screen, computer, or suitable device.