Research and Archives


The International Studio & Curatorial Program engages in contemporary art research and serves as a repository of knowledge and imagery on international art from all over the world. A vital part of our mission is to bring the artistic practices and research of established and emerging artists and curators into the public realm.

Our programming provides in-depth information on global contemporary art from the past twenty years from a wide-range of cultural perspectives, practices and sensibilities. ISCP’s ongoing public programs include lectures by theorists and internationally renowned cultural figures, panel discussions, artist and curator talks, up to ten exhibitions per year, and a highly searchable website documenting all residents and their art practices. Publications for each of the main exhibitions provide scholarship and documentation for posterity. Through these channels, the institution produces new knowledge about artistic practice, ideas and methods of contemporary art, and special topics addressed in thematic exhibitions. Recent topics include gentrification, artistic license, radical feminism, ad the NAFTA treaty.

ISCP facilitates research and the work of researchers in numerous ways. Arts professionals from major museums and higher education institutions come to ISCP to conduct research through studio visit with residents. Researchers also visit our three-story building during our bi-annual Open Studios, where the works of over 35 international artists and curators are presented to the public.

ISCP’s residency program serves as a research hub for emerging curators as well. Curatorial residencies have been offered to over 80 curators since the late 1990s. This program gives curators the time and space to delve into their ongoing projects, work on forthcoming exhibitions, write publications, and interact with artists, often resulting in collaborations and future artistic endeavours.

ISCP provides access to a diverse and continuously rotating cast of artists and curators and serves as a leading institution in New York City for fieldwork on international contemporary art.


The International Studio & Curatorial Program’s archives preserves and makes accessible past records of ISCP and related historical materials. It serves the main source of information on past public programs, exhibitions, offsite projects, and history in the form of images, audiovisual, publications and printed material. The archive also includes visual documentation of the studios and art practice of current and past ISCP residents.

  • – Press releases
  • – Exhibition catalogs
  • – Open Studios Newspaper, 2009–present
  • – Images of ISCP exhibitions and offsite projects, including artwork, gallery installations, and opening receptions
  • – Video documentation of public talks, including lectures, artist talks, performances and panel discussions. Click here and here to view over ISCP public talks.
  • – Books and zines produced for ISCP exhibitions
  • – Jane Farver Library. Click here for more details on the library. 
  • – ISCP Alumni Library with artist monographs and exhibition catalogs
  • – Oral testimonials by residents and alumni and written testimonials by art professionals on ISCP
  • – Photographs of ISCP architecture and personalities
  • – Images of ISCP residents at work in their studio
  • – Records of the 35 studio installations by artists and curators in residence bi-annually during Open Studios
  • – Visual documentation of professional development events:
  •       – Monthly meetings between residents and visiting artists, visiting critics and advisors
  •       – Visits and curator-led tours at museums and galleries in New York City and beyond
  •       – Other internal events including One Artist/One Work presentations, resident-led lunches, studio walkthroughs and more
  • – Journal interviews with past collectives and Ground Floor artists
  • – Press records and clippings, both printed and digital. Click here for selected recent press coverage.


All inquiries of access to ISCP archives, both online and in person, should be directed to Mollie Flanagan at