A global network of students and emergent artists


We believe that the visual language of art has the power to communicate across geographic and cultural distances, to open new perspectives on our experience in the world, and to facilitate the understanding of experiences and traditions different from our own.


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     Countries reached: 70 countries in
Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, North and South America

Founded in 2012, Emergent Art Space is an international non-profit organisation

based in San Francisco, California.

We welcome artists in all fields of visual arts, still in school or under 30.

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To promote the exposure and circulation of artwork by young international artists.

To facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences through diverse art practices, traditions, and perspectives.

To foster connection, dialogue, and mutual understanding between young artists across cultures.

To contribute to the conversation about the evolving role of art in the contemporary global society.


(Click on each image to see the interview)

Jayeti Bhattacharya

Kolkata, India

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" …all of the artists on the site are young…which is a new approach for an organization…it gives us a chance to show ourselves and our work."

Maeum Lee

Seoul, South Korea

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"EAS in an international context is important because it suggests a broader perspective of the world. Each artist from various cultural backgrounds can bring up issues based on their own experiences."

Farhad Bahram

Teheran, Iran / Portland, US

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"…it is important to think of art as a global language… each artist from each culture translates their cultural experiences into the medium of “art”, which can be understood across cultures."


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Artists Profiles - Projects - Interviews - Online galleries

The Emergent Art Space website provides a space where young artists can share their works, projects and experiences, thus creating an international online network.

It accepts all forms of visual work: painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, photography,
videos, mixed media, digital, site-based work, and installation.



Emergent Art Space launches international young artists exhibitions with partners on location.
Documentations of past exhibitions:

June 2013: "Crossing Borders" |  SOMArts, San Francisco, California, US

May 2014: "Crossing Borders"  |  Gong Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

June 2014: "Cruzando Fronteras"  |  The Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura, Tijuana, Mexico

January-February 2015: "Translations"  |  Reed College, Portland, Oregon, US

 February 2016: "Translations - Kolkata"  |  Rabindranath Tagore Center, ICCR, Kolkata, India

January 2018: "Building Bridges - Kolkata"  |  AM Gallery, Kolkata, India

March 2018: "Building Bridges - Bangalore"  |  Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, India
September 2018: "Last Image Show - Tanzania"  |  Alliance Française, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
February 2019: " Last Image Show - Zambia"  |  Alliance Française, Lusaka, Zambia
July 2019: "Building Bridges - Yangon"  |  Old Tourist Burma Building, Yangon, Myanmar



Grazia Peduzzi: Executive Director

Ann Wettrich: Programs Director

Victoria Ayala: Artist Liaison 

Jamie Turner: Website Coordinator

Uji Venkat: Writer/Editor


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Emergent Art Space encourages diversity, values traditions,

welcomes the new and experimental. 


Add your voice, share your art.

Be part of the global conversation.

Contact us at: info@emergentartspace.org