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"Exhibitions are kind of ephemeral moments, sometimes magic moments, and when they're gone, they're gone." ~ Hans-Ulrich Obrist
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Our exhibitions are carefully planned and something we take great pride in producing. From time to time we still present traditional shows -- as in, we hang work on walls -- but for the most part we focus on encouraging and supporting our artists in the creation of installation-based exhibitions.

If you aren't familiar with installation-based exhibitions, or just need a fresh point of inspiration, please visit The Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, PA.

A selection of our past, present and future exhibitions are listed below.

If you have any specific questions:
Please don't hesitate to email us HERE.



2019 / 2020


As our construction process continues at HQ we're becoming increasingly excited about our next round of exhibitions, which are scheduled to launch in the fall/winter of this year (2019). And as the above image suggests, we'll be going BIG in our expanded gallery space.

This will be one of our most dynamic seasons as it will feature Billy Colbert, a museum-collected, multi-faceted installation artist (who just finished creating his first film); Susan Ferarri Rowley, an artist who creates large-scale installations, utilizing fabric and steel; as well as Rob Wolpert, a Cincinnati-based artist who specializes in large scale, immersive animation works.

As we near the finish line with renovations, we'll be able to nail down exact dates. For now though, please enjoy the recent renderings (pictured below) that help visualize the long-term plans for our space.


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The above rendering is fresh off of the press, so we look forward to keeping you posted as more details are finalized. We're currently working through some of the fine details, e.g. materials, fixtures, and color choices. As those details (and renderings) are finalized, we'll publish the fully phased plan to transform our Northside Headquarters.


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2018


Cincinnati 5 brought together five prominent, Cincinnati-based artists and we were humbled to be able to present their collected visions in one space. A project (and book) led by Emily Moores, Cincinnati 5 presented the work of Joe Girandola, Elementz, Intermedio, Pones Inc, and Mary Clare Reitz. Community parades, live performances, interactive sculpture and art-as-food were all part of this exciting Cincinnati experience.

Stay tuned for more info.

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Art @ The Market  was a pop-up exhibition we hosted at our local farmers market. To our surprise, the exhibition -- featuring notable names such as Andrew Au, Jennifer Purdum, and Brett Schieszer -- ended up becoming a precursor to an ongoing exhibition series/collaboration with Northside Farmers Market, where we now host monthly exhibitions for our community to enjoy.

Stay tuned for more info.

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This system is working.  was an exhibition featuring large scale sculptures that wove through the entirety of our exhibition space. Created using thousands of scrap wood pieces -- organized & arranged by wood type -- and held together with gravity-fed tension, Christian Benefiel's work complimented our space and guided guests on journey highlighting construction of elements strength, structure and support.

Stay tuned for more info.

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2017


Camp / Cave / Water was an exciting project that invited a group of artists, educators, and community leaders from around the country to transform their concepts into an exhibition experience. Led by Mike Fleisch and Sita Magnuson (champions of dpict) the group expressed their vision in various media and were our first exhibiting artists to explore the sense of smell.

Stay tuned for more info.

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FIRE was an immersive experience create by Cincinnati-based painter, Rick Mallette. For this exhibition, Rick stepped out of his comfort zone to incorporate sound and movement into his work. Adapting to the unique environment, curved wall pieces were created, as well as a leaning mural. Color led the way, but conceptual elements of fire wove the work together.

Stay tuned for more info.

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Era of Big Brains was our final exhibition in our #MakersMobile shipping container, before it reopens as the first official piece of our new facility. Brett Schieszer created a full wall, mixed media mural, exploring color texture, and pattern. The apposing wall was adorned with small framed collages creating an inspired conversation within the small gallery space.

Stay tuned for more info.

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Badge of Honor was an award-winning, conversational exhibition we created at The Kennedy Height's Arts Center. Throughout the four gallery spaces, viewers were asked to roam with open minds to allow the juxtaposition images of military combat, racial oppression, and thousands of toy soldiers create an internal conversation of our society's now.

Stay tuned for more info.

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2016


Making Room was the inaugural exhibition in our Nook gallery space and the perfect start of our next chapter. For this exhibition, Lisa Walcott created an inspired kinetic installation that spoke to progress, transformation, and interdependence. Her delicate and transformative "swarms" filled the gallery, asking visitors to tiptoe throughout an unfamiliar space in search of a clear path.

Stay tuned for more info.

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Northside Summer Market: The Grand Experiment was just that. We decided to test the waters, by adding an "Arts Stop" to Corridor 127 -- also known as The World's Longest Yard Sale -- and it worked out. Now, we organize and host this event on an annual basis.

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New updates are being launched on a consistent basis. For now though, feel free to check out our approach to providing fine arts experiences throughout the region.