Rhizome is a born-digital art institution based on the web and at the New Museum in NYC. Our artistic program includes exhibitions, events, artist commissions, publishing, and ongoing research on digital social memory.


Rhizome presents solo, historical, and thematic exhibitions, in the browser and the gallery.

First Look: New Art Online

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.

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Net Art Anthology

Net Art Anthology charts a history of net art through 100 works that define its diversity of practices.

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The Art Happens Here: Net Art's Archival Poetics

Beginning a three-venue tour in September 2019, an exhibition of works from from Net Art Anthology, 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. 

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Rhizome’s archive of more than 2000 born-digital artworks, founded in 1999, is fully accessible to the public while undergoing backend redevelopment.

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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.

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PWR Studio, #1 (trustless), 0x9ab9f7a4b85412bfbe2f4f63b1c98808851c4f32, Tongersestraat 42a, Maastricht, NL, 9/10 2015. Courtesy of the artists. Photograph of Bitcoin mining rig, for the Rhizome event Blockchain Horizons.


Rhizome supports the creation of new works through grants to artists and resources for production, presentation, and preservation.


Curated Commissions

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.


Seven on Seven

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.

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Robert M. Ochshorn, The App and the Territory (2014)


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.

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Digital Social Memory

Rhizome supports social memory for internet users and networked cultures by creating free and open source software tools that foster decentralized and vernacular archives, and by building partnerships and relationships with community groups and organizations who share this goal.


Ethics & Archiving the Web

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.

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Rhizome x Google Arts & Culture

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.

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