Greater New York 2021

Oct 6, 2021 – Apr 17, 2022

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Greater New York, MoMA PS1’s signature survey of artists living and working in the New York City area, returns for its fifth edition. Delayed one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this iteration offers an intimate portrayal of New York City, forging connections between often under-examined histories of art-making in the city.

Featuring the work of 47 artists and collectives, Greater New York opens up geographic and historical boundaries by expanding familiar narratives around artists and art movements in New York. Bridging strategies of the documentary and the archive on the one hand, and surrealism and fabulation on the other, the exhibition considers the ways that artists record experiences of belonging and estrangement. Drawing connections across the interdisciplinary practices of international and intergenerational artists, Greater New York examines the many ways that affinities are formed in relation to place and through time.

The exhibition foregrounds the resilience of artists and artist communities in the city, while marking ways these artists have both profoundly shaped New York, and borne witness to its many transformations. As New York emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibition offers an opportunity to mourn, celebrate, and reconnect with artist communities. This iteration of Greater New York honors not only the persistence of artists, many of whom have worked unrecognized over decades, but their ability to help us make sense of the many ruptures—social, political, and ecological—that have shaped New York City in this critical and transformative moment.


October 6, 2021–April 17, 2022




22-25 Jackson Avenue Queens, NY 11101


Greater New York 2021 is organized by a curatorial team led by Ruba Katrib, Curator, PS1 with writer and curator Serubiri Moses, in collaboration with Kate Fowle, Director, PS1 and Inés Katzenstein, Curator of Latin American Art and Director of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Art from Latin America, The Museum of Modern Art.


Greater New York 2021 is made possible with lead support from the Charles E. Culpeper Arts and Culture Program of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Significant support is provided by members of the Greater New Yorkers donor group at MoMA PS1.

Major support is provided by On, the Contemporary Arts Council of the Museum of Modern Art, the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA's Wallis Annenberg Director's Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art, and the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation.

Generous funding is provided by Lise Stolt-Nielsen and the Junior Associates of the Museum of Modern Art.

Additional support is provided by the Black Arts Council of the Museum of Modern Art.

Funding is also provided by the Ava Olivia Knoll Fund and the Tom Slaughter Emerging Artists Endowment Fund.

Special thanks to Bark Frameworks and the Billion Oyster Project.


Yuji Agematsu

b. 1956

Nadia Ayari

b. 1981

BlackMass Publishing

est. 2018

Diane Burns

b. 1957, d. 2006

Kristi Cavataro

b. 1992

Curtis Cuffie

b. 1955, d. 2002

Hadi Fallahpisheh

b. 1987

Rotimi Fani-Kayode

b. 1955, d. 1989

Raque Ford

b. 1986

Luis Frangella

b. 1944, d. 1990

Dolores Furtado

b. 1977

Julio Galán

b. 1958, d. 2006

Doreen Garner

b. 1986

Emilie Louise Gossiaux

b. 1989

Robin Graubard

b. 1951

Milford Graves

b. 1941, d. 2021

Bettina Grossman

b. 1927, d. 2021

Avijit Halder

b. 1988

Bill Hayden

b. 1984

Steffani Jemison

b. 1981

G. Peter Jemison

b. 1945

E’wao Kagoshima

b. 1945

Marie Karlberg

b. 1985

Matthew Langan-Peck

b. 1988

Las Nietas de Nonó

est. 2011

Athena LaTocha

b. 1969

Carolyn Lazard

b. 1987

Sean-Kierre Lyons

b. 1991

Hiram Maristany

b. 1945

Servane Mary

b. 1972

Rosemary Mayer

b. 1943, d. 2014

Alan Michelson

b. 1953

Ahmed Morsi

b. 1930

Nicolas Moufarrege

b. 1947, d. 1985

Marilyn Nance

b. 1953

Tammy Nguyen

b. 1984

Shelley Niro

b. 1954

Kayode Ojo

b. 1990

Paulina Peavy

b. 1901, d. 1999

Freya Powell

b. 1983

Raha Raissnia

b. 1968

Andy Robert


Diane Severin Nguyen

b. 1990

Shanzhai Lyric

est. 2015

Regina Vater

b. 1943

Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

b. 1980

Lachell Workman

b. 1989

Installation Views

Selected Artworks