September 3–October 26, 2019
Life of Mohammad
Maryam Monalisa Gharavi
Life of Mohammad constructs a fictional single life from the lives of seven real people named Mohammad.
June 20–August 3, 2019
Slaysian Dynasty is a media installation that will serve as a space of dialogue and performance exploring the intersection of Asian Queer and Trans.
April 19–June 8, 2019
The Inside Room
The Inside Room is a project that transforms Recess into a production studio for impromptu, tactile TV made for the body and voice.
February 14–April 6, 2019
$200 From… To… -With Love
$200 From… To… -With Love a participatory art project focused on remittances, the money migrant send to their homelands.
January 3–February 9, 2019
R.I.S.E.: COLLECTIVE FURY
R.I.S.E.: COLLECTIVE FURY is a project that will explore how outrage and anger can be mobilized not as tools of division,.
November 6–December 15, 2018
Out of Control
Out of Control is a project that will transform Recess into a dance studio to develop a choreography entitled What did they actually see?
June 7–August 14, 2018
Harris & Daughter Home Goods
Harris and Daughter Home Goods will transform Recess into a hardware store, cooking show set, showroom, and interrogation of the American Dream.
May 3–June 2, 2018
Manuel Molina Martagon
EL RECREO will turn Recess into a home base for restaurant workers, with diverse programming addressing current issues faced by the food service.
March 6–April 21, 2018
Shug Avery’s Kiss
Tiona Nekkia McClodden
Shug Avery’s Kiss, a project that will turn the physical space of Recess into a juke joint.
January 9–March 3, 2018
Invisible Man Tattoo
Invisible Man Tattoo is a pop up tattoo shop offering designs that reflect the histories and experiences of Black people and the African Diaspora.
November 3–December 23, 2017
A Ponemos Chancla
A Ponemos Chancla is an installation that simulates a men’s formalwear shop to explore camouflage, the semiotics of fashion.
September 8–October 28, 2017
The Service Room
The Service Room is a project that will create a unique environment and framework for the communal exchange of services.
July 13–September 1, 2017
Steady Pulse is a club that plays host to a diverse range of happenings and interventions, including performances, movement workshops, conversations.
May 27–July 9, 2017
Allison Janae Hamilton
Wonder Room is a hybrid of a treehouse, resource lounge, imaginative think tank, and community environment.
April 15–May 21, 2017
Recess: May 21, 2014
Recess: May 21, 2014, a month-long summoning of musician Dave Navarro.
March 10–April 8, 2017
Faked/Out is a multi-platform response to the world’s current information crises.
January 3–March 4, 2017
You Never Know What Idea You Might Have
A two-month project that will forge links between Recess and Argo Electronics, located on Canal Street one block away from our storefront.
November 3–December 23, 2016
BROUHAHA is a shape-shifting habitat, with a sculptural skate ramp positioned in the space as its physical anchor.
September 1–October 29, 2016
Refuge in the Means
Canaries will address the two primary components of their practice—collective care and self-care—through programs and documentary activities
May 14–July 9, 2016
Kingdom Splurge (4)
An interplanetary liquid environment composed of hyperreal gardens, fantasy landscapes, and pools of beauty water.
March 12–May 7, 2016
A two-month long project that proposes the titular structure as a site for investigating questions ranging from the practical to the poetic.
January 7–March 5, 2016
The artists conducted a speculative archaeological study of “the home,” examining the practical and symbolic value of the dwelling.
November 10–December 19, 2015
My Twilight Zone Thing
Perry takes the television series The Twilight Zone (1959–1964) as the starting point for an investigation of multi-dimensional identity construction.
September 4–November 3, 2015
Double Mouth Feedback
Double Mouth Feedback explores the human voice as an instrument to express, or conversely, to repress, the self.