Founded in 2013, and located on Manhattan's Lower East Side, Fridman Gallery champions a diverse array of international-contemporary artists and showcases avant-garde exhibitions and performances in various media, including visual and sound art.
The gallery organizes critically acclaimed exhibitions that are challenging both formally and conceptually. These include the first New York solo shows by artists such as Nate Lewis, Nina Katchadourian, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Remy Jungerman, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Tajh Rust, Summer Wheat, to name a few. Notably, the gallery curated, and hosted the first-ever solo exhibitions by Dindga McCannon and Milford Graves, whose works have now earned a place in the art-historical canon after decades of neglect by the mainstream art world. Additionally, the gallery actively participates in leading international art fairs, such as Art Basel Miami Beach, the Armory Show, Art Cologne, and Paris Photo.
Fridman Gallery is consistently recognized for its ambitious performance program, featuring a full schedule of experimental performance art. This includes the annual New Ear Festival, a comprehensive music festival with a curatorial emphasis on contrast to foster cross-pollination among audiences. In September of 2016, the gallery hosted “9e + 50”, a dedication to the seminal “9 Evenings of Theater and Engineering”, featuring performances by Alvin Lucier, Pauline Olivieros, Simon Forti, and others. The physical space also serves as the home for choreographer Abigail Levine's "Restagings" (2017–2024), a durational, multi-part series that reinterprets canonical minimalist and conceptual artworks as performances.
With a commitment to pushing artistic boundaries, Fridman Gallery contributes significantly to New York City's vibrant art scene, fostering dialogue, culture, and exploration within the ever-evolving landscape of contemporary art.
New York, NY 10002
Iliya Fridman, Founder
Maty Sall, Director
Ben Kaiser, Operations Manager
Kaya Alberto Fridman, Gallery Associate
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm, and by appointment