ArtAppHQ establishes a month-long temporary autonomous zone for art and technology at The Clemente in the Lower East Side in New York City. Throughout the exhibition, the +ArtApp collective and invited community will explore, research and develop the history and future of App Art and arts-centered apps worldwide.

Visitors to ArtAppHQ can participate in panels and workshops, and explore a range of app artworks alongside interviews with artists and members of this growing community. +ArtApp’s app, to be developed during the exhibition, will feature a curated selection of app artworks and arts-centered apps, including history, information and links that help people discover and learn about these apps now lost in the App Store.

The office and workshop spaces will facilitate new work and the exchange of ideas, including the formation of an art app archive, while the studio uses apps to record and post activities within the exhibition onto its +ArtApp web video channel.

This process-oriented exhibition will close with a reception on Sunday, June 19th, 2016.

For more information on +ArtApp, visit

ArtApp HQ
The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
LES Gallery, 1st Floor
107 Suffolk St.
New York, NY 10002
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Open Hours
ArtAppHQ is open Friday through Monday 3:30–7pm

Special Events and Programming
This schedule and listings will evolve as planning and the exhibition itself occurs. Please stay tuned…

May 20th — 21st : Open Studios at the Clemente
An early look at ArtAppHQ. Please join us, as part of the Open Studios at the The Clemente. We’ll be in the LES Gallery, on the first floor right inside the entrance, and check out the studios and work of artist friends in the building like Steve Mumford, Inka Essenhigh, Nicole Parcher, Linda Griggs, Wayne Li, artists-in-residence at Artists Alliance, and many more.

Friday May 20, 2016 6–8pm (Gallery Reception 8–10pm)
Saturday May 21, 2016 2–6pm


Today we are seeing two parallel and dynamic interactions in the world of artistic software apps, between art app creators and the “users” who make use of one or several art apps to create work within their practice.

Many of the app makers are artists themselves, some from within the art world, others outside, often with connections to the creative coding and design communities. The art apps range in definition and concept, whether seen by their creators as artworks, creative software tools or a mix of both.

App users are diverse and often worldwide, where an app created in one city may have hundreds of thousands of users across the world. Art app users are often artists themselves, creating work from a variety of art practices, including fine artists, writers, musicians, poets, street artists, and others who use these apps to expand their art practice.

‘Creating Apps / Creating Art’ is an event to discuss and share these interacting and fluid movements, including a panel by art app creators, a pop up exhibition curated by Malcolm Levy showing work by artists using apps in their practice, and an open forum and space for art app creators and users to meet and share ideas.

This event will take place within the ArtAppHQ exhibition, +ArtApp’s temporary autonomous zone for art and technology exploring, researching and developing the history and future of App Art and arts-centered apps worldwide.

Panel Discussion, 6pm

Seth Carnes, artist, creator of Poetics app, co-founder of +ArtApp
Serkan Ozkaya, artist, creator of MyMoon app, co-founder of +ArtApp
Malcolm Levy, artist, creator of Generate app
Joshua Ott and Kenneth Kirschner, artist and composer, creators of the Variant apps

Pop Up Exhibition and Discussion, 7–8pm

alex antonetti, dagucci ghost, georgeevan, ftaddi, hewll, lulaore, picwizard, rachelisdot, spaceface, sufferthechildren

June 19th, 4–7pm: Closing Event

Thank You

+ArtApp would like to thank HiddenRadio for their generous support of the audio within the ArtAppHQ exhibition. For more information, visit:

The ArtAppHQ exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

An art collective dedicated to research, incubate and support the nascent App Art movement and arts-centered apps worldwide.

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