A.I.R. Gallery (Artists in Residence, Inc.) is a feminist, not-for-profit, artist-run cooperative gallery for women, femmes and non-binary artists. As a collective, A.I.R. maintains a permanent exhibition space and exhibits the work of hundreds of artists each year. A.I.R. fosters a multiplicity of voices in the arts, facilitates intergenerational dialogue, continues investigations of feminism, and bridges art and activism. Founded in 1972, A.I.R. builds on its history while it seeks to expand the responsibility of a feminist space by supporting artists across a spectrum of intersectional identities and cultural perspectives.


“Put all your friends in [your art], everybody you loved, so one day they will find you and know that you were all here together, ” told Camille Billops to bell hooks, a writer who also had much to say about friendship and finding oneself in love and community.

As with most artist-run spaces, A.I.R. Gallery’s story begins with a couple of friends in 1972. Even if they didn’t put each other in their work, the gallery they founded ensured that we now know who they were there with, not to mention the countless other women and non-binary artists who have come together since. Fifty years later, the 15th A.I.R. Biennial looks to showcase the friends of artists, welcoming both glimpses of those you are together with today and considerations of community and solidarity more broadly. The show asks artists to invite the public into their intimate and interconnected webs of relations, love, care, and mutual support. So whether you are making work with your comrades or putting them in your art, show up!

Curated by Eriola Pira, Curator at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, this exhibition is open to artists working across all forms and disciplines.


  • Images must be JPG files only.
  • Works should be existing. 
  • Each image must not exceed 1MB and 1000 pixels in any direction.
  • Images MUST be oriented properly (ex: top of the image is up).
  • Videos must be .MOV or MP4 format only and must not exceed 3 minutes in length.
  • Videos must not contain the artist name.
  • Text submissions must be in PDF format
  • Sound submissions must be in MP3 format
  • THIS IS AN ANONYMOUS REVIEW. Absolutely none of the submitted materials may include the artist's name—the artist's name may not appear in the file name or body of images, statement, or any other submitted files. If a submitted file contains or is titled with the artist's name, the submission will be disqualified and the artist will not be permitted to apply until the next Biennial cycle.


  • You must fill in all fields and upload at least 3 images in order for your application to be complete.
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • Applications will be reviewed late NOVEMBER 2023. Please DO NOT call the gallery about your application status.


To apply for membership please complete all questions.


Your application must include the following:

  • A 500 word proposal describing your plans and ideas for the exhibition
  • Resume (one page)
  • Artist statement (one page)
  • Please list one (1) reference with contact information
  • Images or Video
  • Ten (10) images related to proposed exhibition in 1000px high (variable width), 72dpi, JPG, RGB
    • Three (3) videos, each of which can be a maximum of three (3) minutes long. Accepted file types include Mp4, AVI, MOV, MPG. Only moving images, i.e. time-based media, video, kinetic art or documentation of performance art, should be submitted as video files. Videos of still artwork or documentation of artistic process will not be viewed.
  • Completed image or video list

We have three different exhibition spaces, please consider this in your proposal. 

Gallery I- $3,600 (August ONLY) 

Gallery II- $3,200 ($2,900 for A.I.R. NY Artists or August Dates)

Gallery III-$3,200 ($2,900 for A.I.R. NY Artists or August Dates)

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