MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38

New York, United States


  • 38 Ludlow St
  • New York
  • New York
  • 10002
  • United States

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Travel Information

Tube / Metro: F-Train at East Broadway; F/J/Z/M-Trains at Essex/Delancy St; B/D-Trains at Grand St


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MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38 is the Goethe-Institut New York’s contemporary art space, made possible with the generous support of MINI. Located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, it has provided for curatorial experimentation in the tradition of the German “Kunstverein” since 2008.

Its mission is to introduce new international perspectives to the downtown art community and to foster dialogue within the greater aesthetic and political context of New York and the United States. Ludlow 38 was initially programmed by a different German “Kunstverein” each year: Kunstverein München in 2008, followed by the European Kunsthalle and Künstlerhaus Stuttgart. In the last three years, the trajectory of exhibitions has been determined by annually rotating curatorial residents from Germany, who bring their own unique perspectives to the art space. In 2011, this residency program for young curators was launched in partnership with MINI and renamed as MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38. Since then, exhibitions and events have been organized by curatorial residents Tobi Maier (2011), Clara Meister (2012), Jakob Schillinger (2013), Eva Birkenstock (2014), and Vivien Trommer (2015) respectively.

The Goethe-Institut New York promotes intercultural dialogue between the United States and Germany by offering opportunities for the public to interact with themes and questions relevant to Germany’s cultural, social, intellectual, and political spheres. The Goethe-Institut’s two downtown locations at 30 Irving Place and MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38, offer a broad spectrum of programs and exhibitions to local audiences, providing a forum for German-American exchange in New York.

Sara Stevenson, Residency Program Coordinator
Vivien Trommer, Curatorial Resident 2015

Jasmine Kyoko Stein, Assistant 2015
Amela Parcic, Assistant 2015
Bianka Hoffmann, Curatorial Intern May – July 2015
Katharina Oehm, Curatorial Intern Feb. – May 2015
Carolin Alff, Curatorial Intern Dec. 2014 – Feb. 2015

Please visit the Goethe-Institut New York’s website for more information and internship opportunities.

Exhibitions and events

Exhibiting artists