Past Years

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Upcoming Festival

AiOP 2017: NOISE / Orlando



Art in Odd Places (AiOP) presents visual and performance art in unexpected public spaces. AiOP also produces an annual festival along 14th Street in Manhattan, NYC from Avenue C to the Hudson River each October.



Art in Odd Places aims to stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting artworks in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public space regulations. AiOP reminds us that public spaces function as the epicenter for diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas.



Art in Odd Places (AiOP) began as an action by a group of artists led by Ed Woodham to encourage local participation in the Cultural Olympiad of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. In 2005, after moving back to New York City, he re-imagined it as a response to the dwindling of public space and personal civil liberties – first in the Lower East Side and East Village, and since 2008, on 14th Street in Manhattan. AiOP has always been a grassroots project fueled by the goodwill and inventiveness of its participants.



Ed Woodham, Founder & Director

Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful, Lead Curator

Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Curator

Jodi Waynberg, Curator

Cynthia (Jing) Cui, Curatorial Manager

Katelyn Ahladas, Katrina De Wees, Zoé Fornara, Claire Gohorel, Marco Fernando Guarino, Paulina Kowalczyk, Kara Nandin, Sofía Reeser del Río, Susan Joy Rippberger & Emilia Shaffer-Del Valle: Curatorial Assistants

Claire Demere, Curatorial Management Advisor

Lindsey J Piscitell, Social Media Strategist

Carey Estes, Designer / Developer

Matthew Morowitz, Head Writer & Blog Editor

Emilie Ahern, Catalogue Designer



Thinkers-in-Residence spend time on 14th Street throughout the Festival weekend reflecting on artists, pedestrians, publics, and participation. Their responses take the form of writing, walking, image-making, or on-the-spot conversations with the public.


Blanka Amezkua

Hector Canonge

Sherese Francis

Matthew Morowitz

Ali Osborn

Marlène Ramírez-Cancio

Joseph Shahadi

Harley J. Spiller

Priscilla Stadler


Art in Odd Places is a project of GOH Productions Bonnie Stein, Executive Director