Joyce Chan, Communications Manager

2024 Press Releases

RELEASED 3/28/24
Socrates Sculpture Park unveils Trailblazing 2024 Season championing resilience, environmental consciousness, and migratory narratives

2023 Press Releases

RELEASED 11/2/23
The Socrates Sculpture Park Annual Fellowship 2024 Open Call – New Cohort added to this Year’s Open Call

RELEASED 8/22/23
Socrates Sculpture Park artist fellows presents their interpretations on transformation in The Socrates Annual 2023

RELEASED 6/21/23
Socrates Sculpture Park Announces The 2023 Socrates Annual Artist Fellows

RELEASED 4/11/23

Mary Mattingly:Ebb of a Spring Tide at Socrates Sculpture Park pulses water from the East River to nourish a 65-foot sculpture

2022 Press Releases

Released 11/14/22

Socrates Sculpture Park names Kaitlin Garcia-Maestas next Curator and Director of Exhibitions

Released 8/31/22

Socrates Sculpture Park artist fellows presents their interpretations on climate change in Sink or Swim: Climate Futures

Released 6/1/22

Maren Hassinger returns to Socrates Sculpture Park over 30 years later with Steel Bodies

Released 5/11/22

English: Socrates Sculpture Park presents Hélio Oiticica’s 1971 unrealized proposal Subterranean Tropicália Projects: PN15 1971/2022, on view from May 14 – August 14, 2022

Português do Brasil: Socrates Sculpture Park apresenta a proposição não-realizada de Hélio Oiticica ‘Subterranean Tropicália Projects: PN15,’ de 1971, em exibição de 14 de Maio a 14 de Agosto de 2022

Released 4/27/22

Socrates Sculpture Park to Debut 2022 Season, Featuring never-before-realized project by Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica, New Site-Responsive Sculptures from Maren Hassinger, beginning May 14

2021 Press Releases

Released 9/16/21

Thirteen artists offer their interpretations of sanctuary in The 2021 Socrates Annual, opening October 2

Released 7/13/21

Suzy Delvalle to Serve as Interim Director for Socrates Sculpture Park

Released 4/20/21

Artists Awarded ‘The 2021 Socrates Annual’ Fellowship to Create New Work for the Exhibition ‘Sanctuary’

Released 3/8/21

English: ‘Planeta Abuelx,’ a solo show from artist Guadalupe Maravilla, brings hope and healing to Socrates
Español: ‘Planeta Abuelx,’ la exposición en solitario del artista Guadalupe Maravilla, traerá esperanza y sanación a Socrates 

Released 1/8/21

Jeffrey Gibson Presents Screening Series for his Monument Project at Socrates Sculpture Park

2020 Press Releases

Released 10/14/20

Socrates Sculpture Park Executive Director  to Step Down In The Coming Year

Released 6/12/20

New Yorkers will experience new outdoor public art this summer at Socrates Sculpture Park.

Released 3/11/20

Ten Artists Awarded ‘The 2020 Socrates Annual’ Fellowship to Create Monument Projects for Socrates Sculpture Park

Released 2/6/20

Socrates Sculpture Park Commissions New Monuments From Jeffrey Gibson, Paul Ramírez Jonas, and Xaviera Simmons

2019 Press Releases

Released 9/19/19

Dread Scott Presents ‘To the Avengers of the New World’ on Socrates Sculpture Park’s Broadway Billboard

Released 9/12/19

‘The Socrates Annual’ Featuring 15 New Works by 2019 Artist Fellows to Open October 5 at Socrates Sculpture Park

Released 6/5/19

Rafael Domenech Presents ‘Las Palabras Son Muros [Pavilion for Astoria] at Socrates Sculpture Park

Released 3/21/19

‘Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear’ By School Studio Wins 7th Annual Design/Build Competition

Released 3/13/19

In ‘Chronos Cosmos’ 8 Artists Explore Planetary Time & Space at Socrates Sculpture Park


Released 9/25/18:

New Billboard by David Maisel Opens October 7

Released 9/6/18:

The Socrates Annual, Featuring New Work by 16 Artists, to Open October 7 at Socrates Sculpture Park

Released 6/28/18:

RRRolling Stones by HANNAH opens July 12 at Socrates Sculpture Park

Released 4/12/18:

RRRolling Stones by HANNAH wins 6th Annual Design/Build Competition

Released 3/27/18:

Socrates Sculpture Park Presents a Solo Exhibition of Commissioned Works by Virginia Overton


Released 10/20/17

New Billboard by Amy Khoshbin and Anne Carson Opens November 7 – Election Day 2017

Released 8/22/17

The Socrates Annual, Featuring New Work by 15 Artists, to Open at Socrates Sculpture Park

Released 7/15/17

Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York Announce The Launch of Circle Shade – 2πR4, The Winner of Folly/Function 2017 Designed by Eva Jensen Design

Released 7/11/17

EAF17 Socrates Sculpture Park Announces 15 Artists Selected for The Socrates Annual

Released 6/27/17

Socrates Sculpture Park Reveals Guillaume Légaré, Amy Khoshbin, and Anne Carson as Winners of Inaugural Competition for Broadway Billboard

Released 3/27/17

Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York Announce Eva Christine Jensen of Eva Jensen Design and Team as Winner of Folly/Function Competition with Circle Shade – 2πR4

Released 1/26/17

Socrates Sculpture Park Presents Nari Ward’s First Institutional Solo Exhibition in New York City


Released 9/16/16

Socrates Sculpture Park and NYC Parks Jointly Announce ‘The Cubes’ The First Permanent Home for Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City Designed by Architecture Firm LOT-EK

Released 8/24/16

Socrates Sculpture Park Announces 15 Recipients of 2016 Emerging Artist Fellowships Exhibition of Newly Created Works to Open at Socrates Sculpture Park on September 25

Released 4/12/16

Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York announce Josh de Sousa and Nancy Hou of Hou de Sousa as winners of the annual Folly architecture competition with inventive structure Sticks.

Released 3/15/16

Socrates Sculpture Park to Present Landmark


Released 11/19/15

Announcing EAF16 Call for Proposals Socrates Sculpture Park’s 16th Annual Emerging Artist Fellowship Program

Released October 2015

Socrates Sculpture Park Celebrates Fifteenth Anniversary of Emerging Artist Exhibition

Released June 2015

Film Forum and Socrates Sculpture Park Announce Line-Up for 17th Annual Free Outdoor Cinema Festival; D.A. Pennebaker’s DONT LOOK BACK Launches Film Series on Wed, July 1

Released 4/27/15

Socrates Sculpture Park, David Rockefeller Fund Announce The Living Pyramid by Agnes Denes

Released 4/4/15

Two Artists Will Shake The Ground at Socrates Sculpture Park This Spring by Upturning The Landscape and Nature Itself

Released 3/18/15

Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York Announce Winner of Folly 2015

Released 2/16/15

Socrates Sculpture Park Presents Earthwork by Visionary Artist Agnes Denes