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Artistic Director
Monika Wuhrer is from Austria. After studying in Milan, Italy, Monika returned to her native country where she completed her Masters of the Arts in sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. She moved to New York in 1999. Monika and Gary Baldwin are parents of Oskar, Hugo, and Peter.

Development Director
Shauna Sorensen joined Open Source in 2012. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from Wagner College. She is currently pursuing an MA degree in art history at CUNY Hunter College.

Arts Education Programs Director:
Lea Bender’s work reflects her passion for the use of creativity and play to promote learning and personal development and to encourage new ways of interacting with our environment and communities. Her background in performance has ranged from avant-garde theater to indie film to circus. She is based in Brooklyn where she is the Education Director at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture and the Arts Education Program Director at KOKO Open Source. Lea is also nearing completion of a memoir about the months she spent with a community of spirit mediums in Ghana. Her play on the subject, Second Sight, has been performed in San Francisco, Philadelphia, and New York.

Development Intern:
Marley Silverman is originally from Boulder, Colorado where she got her Bachelor’s degree in Art History. She has recently moved to New York after living in Belgium for two and half years, where she got her Master’s degree in Cultural Studies. She is very interested in public and community art, as well as learning how to make art more accessible to a wider audience.


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In Practice: KoKo NYC Teaching Artist Exhibition

In Practice: KoKo NYC Teaching Artist Exhibition | Press Release | Cook Thugless at Freddy’s | KoKo NYC January 27-February 17, 2018 Opening Reception: February 1, 7-9pm Performance by Cook Thugless: February 7, 8:30pm (Freddy’s Bar, 627 5th Ave, Brooklyn) Gallery open by appointment. Contact to visit: Open Source Gallery presents In Practice, our […]


2018 Exhibitions
Pirmin Hagen and Christine Katscher: hand luggage
Tomás Rivas
Matthew Jensen
Xyza Bacani
Betty Yu
Khaled Jarrar
Immy Mali


Soup Kitchen 2017
2017 Exhibitions
Kimberly Mayhorn: Transcend
Reimagining Tradition
The Fire Theory: ICE
Sana Obaid: دیوار | De-war | Wall
10th Annual South Slope Derby
Andrew Snyder: 9 Meditations
Francesco Simeti: Swell
Liinu Grönlund: It could have been
The Middle Passage
Soup Kitchen 2016
2016 Exhibitions
Another Space: Permanent Construction
i Collective: Once Upon Unfolding Times
Dimensions Variable: Multidisciplinary
South Slope Derby 2016
Boa Mistura: Spread Love, It’s The Brooklyn Way
SiTE:LAB: Nothing Is Destroyed Transgression
Rawiya: In Her Absence I Created Her Image
HAI: Sole Exchange
Videokaffe: Para-sites & Proto-types
Prosjektrom Normanns: Transcendental Tactility
/rive: Anamorphosis
Soup Kitchen 2015
Mira Gaberova: Statue of Everything
Savas Boyraz: Back Drop
Cristian Bors & Marius Ritiu: Venus von Hamburg
Soap Box Derby 2015
Sara Morawetz: How the Stars Stand
Whitney Lynn: Rummage
Yun-Woo Choi: Endless, Seamless
Jasmine Murrell: Some Impossibility Without A Name
Tirtzah Bassel: I Want To Hold You Close
B. David Walsh: Extracted Bedroom Project
Lena Lapschina: Yes/No
Soup Kitchen 2014
Sofia Szamosi: Eat Me
Corina Reynolds: Northwestern Expansion