Kunsthalle Galapagos is honored to be named one of Brooklyn 10 most important Alternative Art Spaces by Ben Sutton and L Magazine!!

Kunsthalle Galapagos is located at:

16 Main St. (corner of Water St.)
Brooklyn, NY

F train to York St.
A/C trains to High St.-Brooklyn Bridge


Kunsthalle Galapagos Staff:

general queries: info(at)kunsthallegalapagos.com

Director - Julie McKim: julie (at) kunsthallegalapagos.com

Curatorial Assistant - Gracie Krazer: gracie (at) kunsthallegalapagos.com

Artist in Residence - Erik Hougen: erik (at) kunsthallegalapagos.com

Curator in Residence - Lauren Dickens: lauren.dickens (at) gmail.com

Julie McKim has worked at The Kitchen, PERFORMA, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, where she was the curatorial assistant for Alexander Calder: The Paris Years, 1926-1933 and Alice Guy Blaché: Cinema Pioneer. Her independent curatorial projects include Middle Ground: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, Undercurrent: Pratt MFAs at White Box, At Arms Length, NURTUREart, and There is No Synonym for Hope, Smack Mellon. Most recently she co-curated YOU ARE FREE with Daniel Kingery, which opened in Berlin in 2010 and traveled to Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna. She studied Art History at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Columbia University, and currently serves on the NURTUREart board.

Gracie Kazer is a Curatorial Assistant at Kunsthalle Galapagos and has been involved with the space since its launch in the spring of 2010. Since moving to New York she has held positions in several art galleries and institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art and Brooklyn Museum. She completed her MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in 2011.

Erik Hougen, our Artist in Residence, was born in 1982, and graduated from Pratt Institute with his MFA in 2008. In 2011, Erik was a resident in the Artist in the Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum, and a SIP Fellow at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York City. Recently, he was in group shows at the Bronx Museum and the International Print Center of New York.
Erik also brings experience in the New York City printmaking and gallery world. Erik has worked at Pace Prints, as a Studio Assistant for Takashi Murakami, and currently is working as a Master Printer at the Lower East Side Printshop. He is one half of the printmaking studio Marginal Editions, frequent collaborators with our artists. Erik is a Co-founder and Director of SHO Gallery in Brooklyn.
Erik Hougen's artist website
Marginal Editions

Lauren Schell Dickens has held curatorial posts at the Jewish Museum in New York, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Dallas Museum of Art, and is currently managing the Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco. Past curatorial projects include Peter Forgacs' "The Danube Exodus" exhibition at the Jewish Museum, "A Conflicted State" at the ISE Cultural Foundation in Soho, and "There is no synonym for hope" at SmackMellon, Brooklyn, among others. Lauren is a recent contributor to the online journal Art Practical, and contributing author to the Alias Man Ray exhibition catalogue. She has a B.A. from Yale University, and an M.A. from Columbia University.

Mary Cook is Kunsthalle’s Social Media and Marketing Manager. She has worked at the Art21, Inc in NYC, U.S. Biennial – Prospect 1, New Orleans and the CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco in a variety of capacities. Mary received an MFA from Pratt Institute, and a BFA from the California College of the Arts. This Southern Californian native Mary comes to Kunsthalle with a breadth of experience as a writer for the Art21 Blog, New York Arts Magazine, Makers Social as well as her own brain-child and online magazine “What’s Cookin.” An administrative super-hero by day and all arts-officiando at all moments of a week’s 24-7,Mary is also an artist with a studio in Greenpoint.


Kunsthalle Galapagos is run by artists and curators who curate and work collaboratively. We strive to be a multi-disciplinary artist-centric space that exhibits new visually and intellectually engaging work. We exhibit emerging and established artists who actively challenge convention. We think of the space as a hub for artistic experimentation, where artists are allowed the opportunity to create projects outside of commercial concerns.


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