WoW is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting artists working with water as site and/or material in response to the changing climate, increasing urban density, and public awareness of ecological concerns. Through interdisciplinary works by artists, curators, researchers and activists, we expand civic practices, and increase public engagement with bodies of water and provide a platform for rigorous, inclusive artmaking. WoW works to strengthen and nourish an intergenerational community of artists to develop new forms of site-specific work that connect to current economic, political, and global issues and is in conversation with the traditions of Land Art, Public Art, and Performance Art.
The Works on Water Residency provides an incubator space for diverse investigations of water in the urban environment. Works on Water, in partnership with Underwater New York, will bring together scientists, policy-makers, and visual, performance-based and literary artists working on, in and with the water, from May through October. Through our open studios, performances, monthly conversations, and other exhibitions of work in progress, , we will invite the public into a dialogue about the emerging field of Water Art, building toward the second Works on Water Triennial in 2020.
Co-founder, co-director, co-ordinator of Works on Water. An artist initiated and run non-profit. The team supports all of the residencies, public programming and presentation of work at the WoW house.