319 Scholes supports digital arts and experimentation through exhibitions, workshops, and live performances. We use a multidisciplinary approach to examine technology and its effects on our communities, relationships, and the body. Grounded in the belief that art is the best way to navigate the potential of networked culture, we aim to cultivate challenging and experiential modes of engaging with new media. Established in 2009, 319 Scholes is run by artists, curators and a core group of collaborators, operating out of a 3,000 sq. ft. gallery space in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Igal Nassima is a programmer and artist from Istanbul, Turkey. His work focuses on creating socially networked environments for communities to create and form their own bodies of work. He founded 319 Scholes in 2009 and is a co-creator of MyBlockNYC, an interactive mapping website that captures personal video accounts of New York City’s life and culture, which was included in MoMA’s Talk To Me exhibition in 2011. His work has been displayed at numerous festivals, museums and gallery shows worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, The New Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Bowery Poetry Club, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church and Arts for Transit: MTA.
Lindsay Howard is a curator exploring how the Internet is shaping art and culture. She is the Curatorial Director of 319 Scholes and former Curatorial Fellow at Eyebeam, the leading art and technology center in the United States. Most recently, she curated the first digital art auction at Phillips. Her curatorial approach reflects what she sees as an essential shift in contemporary culture, specifically a growing interest in collaborative creativity, open source philosophy, and unlimited access to information. Her exhibitions champion “the new art we’ve been waiting to see for the last 30 years” [Art Fag City] and she has been recognized as the “Best of Young Brooklyn” [L Magazine] and among “10 Young Women Transforming the Art World” [TWIN Magazine].
Jo-Anne Hyun (@hyunjoanne)
Jo-Anne Hyun is an interdisciplinary artist with a background in music, engineering, and theater. She joined 319 Scholes as an intern in 2011 after working for record labels and non-profit organizations, and now manages the coworking program. Jo-Anne holds a BA from Bennington College.