Join The Friends of Artists Space

We invite you to consider becoming a Friend of Artists Space. One of these sums, small for major institutions, will make a world of difference to us and to the world for which we make a difference.


Since 1972, Artists Space has served as a platform for the most vital artistic dialogue to develop and to be brought to the public. Whether looking back at our early years, when Artists Space was the institutional birthplace of Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince, Louise Lawler and Adrian Piper – setting the terms for the art of their generation – or today, as we continue to identify the most important voices in contemporary art, such as Danh Vo, Hilary Lloyd,
Duncan Campbell, or Bernadette Corporation, and give attention to previously marginalized artists, such as Charlotte Posenenske, Zilia Sánchez and Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Artists Space provides a unique framework for the most significant and internationally influential discussions in contemporary art.

We believe in the importance of placing artists at the center of
all our programming decisions and continue to commission new groundbreaking works, and our program at our second venue Artists Space Books & Talks critically reflects our times by inspiring conversations that innovate.

Equally, Artists Space has never developed a traditional patron program; instead we are turning only to those who truly value the work of a visionary contemporary arts organization to ensure that together we have the means to continue to inspire.

In 2010, Artists Space launched its 'Friends of Artists Space' program, with contributions starting at $2,500 (respectively $5,000, $7,500, $10,000) annually and a desired long-term commitment of at least three years. The 'Friends of Artists Space' funds exclusively support our programming – artists’ work and their exhibitions here at Artists Space - this is the most direct investment in artists and their production. Friends are invited as our guests to the Annual Friends of Artists Space Dinner. No ticket sales, just a feast to say: “Thanks for supporting our work, as it is this alone that matters!”

Friends of Artists Space

Sadie Coles HQ
Hauser & Wirth
Matthew Marks
Ronnie Sassoon &
James Crump
Jerry I. Speyer

Carolyn Alexander
Nayla Audi
Saskia Bos
Cecily Brown
Lonti Ebers
Allison & Warren Kanders
Jill & Peter Kraus
Margaret Lee
Philippa Polskin
Shaun Caley Regen
Andrea Rosen Gallery
Schiff Fine Art
Steven Schindler
David Zwirner
Nina & Michael Zilkha

Paul Bernstein &
Dr. Alfred P. Gillio
Chantal Crousel and
Niklas Svennung
Thomas Dozol &
Michael Stipe
Martin & Rebecca Eisenberg
Mitzi & Warren Eisenberg
Alice & Paul Judelson
Galerie Lelong
Suzanne Modica and
Ashley Carr
John Morace &
Tom Kennedy
Barbara & Howard Morse
Real Fine Arts
Esther Schipper
Rob Teeters &
Bruce Sherman
Christen & Derek Wilson

Brooke Alexander
Candy & Michael Barasch
Pedro Barbosa &
Patricia Moraes
Simone Battisti
Blum & Poe
Bortolami Gallery
The Brant Foundation, Inc.
James Cahn &
Jeremiah Collatz
Eileen & Michael Cohen
Lisa Cooley
Betsy & Peter Currie
Peter M. Currie
Peter Darrell &
Jane Ormerod
Beth Rudin DeWoody
Frederick & Diana Elghanayan

Charlotte Ford
Maxwell Graham
Wade Guyton
Jane Hait &
Justin Beal
Herald St
Andrew Kreps
Kuehn Malvezzi
David Lewis
Toby Devan Lewis
Catherine Lord &
Kim Thomsen
Joshua Mack
Marcelo & Ana Martins
Material Vodka
Mendes Wood DM
Sophie Morner
Maureen Paley
Adrienne & Joel Petersen
Petzel Gallery
Galerie Eva Presenhuber
César & Mima Reyes
Armins & Cynthia Rusis
Alex Sainsbury &
Elinor Jansz
Cindy Sherman
Kelley Walker
Toby Webster
Catherine Woodard
Begum Yasar
Alex Zachary

Fergus and Margot Henderson at
the Friends of Artists Space
Dinner, 2012.

Danh Vo and Ken Okiishi at the Friends of Artists Space Dinner, 2011

Linda Yablonsky, Andy Stillpass, and David Kordansky
at the Friends of Artists Space Dinner, 2013

Robert Longo and Barbara Sukowa at the Friends of Artists Space Dinner, 2013

Carol Greene and Guillermo Calzadilla at the
Friends of Artists Space Dinner, 2013

Sadie Coles and Clarissa Dalrymple at the Friends
of Artists Space Dinner, 2013

Barbara Gladstone at the Friends of Artists Space Dinner, 2012

Wolfgang Tillmans honoring Julie Ault, 2010

Ric Ocasek, Alan Vega, and Liz Lamere at the Friends of
Artists Space Dinner, 2012

Julie Ault honored at the Friends of Artists Space Dinner, 2010

Michael Clark performing at the Friends of Artists Space Dinner, 2010

Super Friends
of Artists Space

Shane Akeroyd
Julie Ault
Galerie Buchholz
Eleanor Cayre
Virginia Cowles Schroth
Igor DaCosta
Marian Goodman Gallery
Greene Naftali
David Kordansky Gallery
Lisson Gallery
Lawrence Luhring
LUMA Foundation
Maja Oeri
Allan Schwartzman
Rirkrit Tiravanija
Danh Vo
Helene Winer

Charles Asprey
Andrew Black
Jonathan Caplan &
Angus Cook
Gladstone Gallery
David Joselit &
Steven Incontro
Eleanor Heyman Propp
Michael Ringier
Andy Stillpass
Thea Westreich Wagner &
Ethan Wagner

Christopher Williams at The Annual Friends of Artists Space Dinner 2014

Performance by XXX Macarena (Jutta Koether & John Miller) at The Annual Friends of Artists Space Dinner 2014

Kim Gordon, Emily Sundblad, and Louise Lawler at The Annual Friends of Artists Space Dinner 2014

The Presidents, the Board, the Director and the Team of Artists Space are proud to honor Semiotext(e) at the Annual Friends of Artists Space Dinner 2016.

Semiotext(e) was founded in 1974, beginning as a journal that emerged from a semiotics reading group led by Lotringer at Columbia University. In 1976 Lotringer and colleagues organized a seminal conference at Columbia titled Schizo-Culture that brought together leading figures from continental theory and philosophy, U.S. theorists, artists, activists and performers, and was followed by a special issue of the journal in 1978. These pivotal moments introduced the theories of French authors such as Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze to an American readership, and instigated an overlapping of philosophy with experimental and politicized artistic practices that is still felt today.

Over the following three decades, Semiotext(e) has consistently remained at the forefront of radical and experimental art, politics, philosophy and literature through the publishing of hundreds of titles by multiple authors, ranging from Julio Cortázar to Dodie Bellamy to Julia Kristeva. Since its early days the publisher has given visibility to vital works of philosophy, queer theory and literature that have challenged prevailing societal hegemonies. The editorial collective of Kraus, el Kholti and Lotringer continues today to set the agenda for the distribution of cutting edge writing, with, among other projects, the recent "Interventions" series of polemical texts, and the irregular magazine Animal Shelter.

Past Artists Space honorees include: artist Nan Goldin (2015); artist Christopher Williams (2014); art historian, activist & curator Douglas Crimp (2013); artist & musician Alan Vega (2012); filmmaker, choreographer & artist Yvonne Rainer (2011); and art historian & co-founder of Group Material, Julie Ault (2010).

Mark Morrisroe, Untitled (Nan Goldin), 1980
Courtesy Estate of Mark Morrisroe (Ringier Collection)
Foto Museum Winterthur