About Us

Rhizome supports contemporary art that creates richer and more critical digital cultures. An affiliate in residence at the New Museum in New York, Rhizome is the leading international born-digital art organization, online since 1996.


Founded by artist Mark Tribe as a listserv including some of the first artists to work online, Rhizome has played an integral role in the history, definition, and growth of contemporary art engaged with technology and the internet. Today, Rhizome commissions, exhibits, preserves, and creates critical discussion around digital art.


Rhizome Staff

Matthew Conlen, Senior Developer • Michael Connor, Artistic Director • Dragan Espenschied, Digital Conservator • Orit Gat, Features Editor • Zachary Kaplan, Executive Director • Nora Khan, Contributing Editor •  Morgan McKeehan, Conservation Fellow • Kaela Noel, Program Coordinator • Lucy Sollitt, Associate • Paul Soulellis, Contributing Editor • Elvia Wilk, Contributing Editor • Iona Whittaker, Managing Editor


Rhizome Board

Greg Pass, Chairman • Fred Benenson, Vice Chair • John Borthwick • JK Brown •  Lauren Cornell •  Saul Dennison • Sima Familant • Renny Gleeson • William Palmer • Lisa Phillips • Ron Rosenzweig • Lisa Roumell, Treasurer • Mark Tribe • Karen Wong • John Wotowicz



Rhizome is an affiliate in residence at the New Museum
and an anchor tenant of NEW INC.
235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002  • info@rhizome.org


The New rhizome.org

Rhizome's primary artistic platform, rhizome.org, along with its brand were created via a generous partnership with



Support for Rhizome is provided by the American Chai Trust, the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, the Carolyn K. Tribe Foundation, the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, Electric Objects, the Jerome Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities through the NEH/DFG Bilateral Digital Humanities Program, the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation, Tumblr, Wieden+Kennedy, VIA Art Fund, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Rhizome would like to acknowledge, as well, the generosity of individual donors at the Board, Council, and general membership levels.