From August 2011 - August 2014, Julie McKim and Erik Hougen curated over 17 exhibitions and produced numerous events at Kunsthalle Galapagos. As of September 2014, we have moved our curatorial endeavors to 111 Front Street, where we are curating as Kunsthalle Projects. Please visit us at our new space or see what we are up to here:

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


Julie McKim was curator and director at Kunsthalle Galapgos from February 2011 - August 2014. She is now curating collaboratively under the name Kunsthalle Projects as well as a co-curator with Forever & Today, Inc. She has worked at The Kitchen, PERFORMA, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her independent curatorial projects include Middle Ground: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Columbia University, Undercurrent: Pratt MFAs at White Box, At Arms Length, NURTUREart, There is No Synonym for Hope, Smack Mellon. Most recently she co-curated YOU ARE FREE with Daniel Kingery, which opened in Berlin and traveled to Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna. She studied Art History at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Columbia University.

Erik Hougen, our Artist in Residence from February 2011 - August 2014, 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 the International Print Center of New York, and Planthouse. 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 was a Co-founder and Director of SHO Gallery in Brooklyn.
Marginal Editions

Wyatt Nash was with Kunsthalle Galapagos from September 2013 - August 2014, he lives and works in Brooklyn. A native of Texas he came to New York in 2004 to attend grad school and make art. As well as being an artist he has ran several alternative art spaces in NYC and Houston. He studied sculpture and mixed media at Rutgers and applies a wide range of skills to his practice. He has had solo shows in New York and was an artist in residence at Socrates Sculpture Park.

Gracie Kazer was Curatorial Assistant at Kunsthalle Galapagos from Spring 2010 - April 2014, and was 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.

Albert Shelton was with Kunsthalle Galapagos from February 2011 - April 2012, and is a an multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Pratt Institute in 2005 with an MFA in Painting, Printmaking and Contemporary Art Criticism, and has had solo shows in New York and Florida. He was a represented artist at Spike Gallery NYC from 2004-2007 and was a painter at Jeff Koons Studios from 2006-2014. He has created site-specific works throughout the 5 boroughs, and is currently the art designer for Mark Herold Wines of Napa, CA. He is also a contributing author at and founder of Realist Radio. He is a founding member of Kunsthalle Galapagos and was instrumental in creating the current incarnation of the space.

Daniel Kingery was with Kunsthalle Galapagos from June 2012 - September 2014, and is an American artist living in New York. He lived and worked for 12 years in Berlin. His practice examines the history of painting, popular culture and the art work as a commodity object. He has curated several exhibitions including YOU ARE FREE at Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Vienna with Julie McKim and On-Looking at Kunsthalle Galapagos in Brooklyn.

Elizabeth M. Grady was the founder and creator of the original incarnation of Kunsthalle Galapagos, from March 2010 until January 2011.


Kunsthalle Galapagos was run by artists and curators from 2011 - 2014, who curated and worked collaboratively. We strove to be a multi-disciplinary artist-centric space that exhibits new visually and intellectually engaging work. We exhibited emerging and established artists who actively challenged convention and thought of the space as a hub for artistic experimentation, where artists where able to create extraordinary projects outside of commercial concerns.


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


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