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Uncool Artist





Join us to immerse yourself in this experience!

Welcome to our artist-run space — a vibrant, independent community rooted in Brooklyn, NY, and reaching creatives globally. Here, you’ll find a gallery, a dynamic residency program, and a variety of online programs, all operating within a membership-based model.

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UA Access

Get started at Uncool Artist!

The UA Access membership is a specialized tier designed for artists, offering a comprehensive engagement with our online community and real opportunities for international exhibitions.

At UA Online our participants can connect, collaborate and exchange unorthodox ideas with creatives from around the world. It’s a place for them to showcase their work, discover new talents and get inspired!


Uncool Artist Residency


UA has been providing an exclusive international art residency program for visual artists in New York City since 2018.


Through our International Lab of Art Practices (ILAP) you will connect with other participants and our team to learn, keep updated and exchange ideas through messages. If you favor a more instant communication, you can join them on video or text group chats.

Uncool Gallery

With a storefront strategically located in front of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, our gallery serves as a dynamic hub for artistic expression and exposure. We extend a firm invitation for you to visit our space, where artistic innovation and collaboration flourish, and the artist’s voice takes center stage.


We believe that together we can go further and beyond. Affection, respect, and collaboration are the foundation of our relationships at Uncool Artist. If you are looking for a place to belong, to feel safe and welcome, you found it!

What kinds of relationships are the most important for you to cultivate in the art world?


Testimonial Tricia

The UA community has been a great support to me as I’ve been refining my art practice. It has been crucial to be in a cohort of artists who are discerning and kind when they insightfully critique my work. Many times I have been able to take in what has been said, and after I’ve sat with it and digested the comments, I have used them to propel my work to become better. By ‘better’ I mean that it becomes more in line with my stated hopes for it, and even sometimes goes beyond what I have initially envisioned.

Tricia Townes | U.S
Testimonial Roberta

The exchange I have with the Uncool community it’s unmatched. To be able to showcase my work to so many artists, curators and art professionals from the whole world it’s something that really instigates me and my work as an artist.

Roberta Barbosa | Brazil
Testimonial Marisa Connections

For me, getting the opportunity to be part of this community (the artists, the curators, the advisory's, listen to the lectures, participate in exhibitions) made me improve all my skills and teach me how to be a professional.

Marisa Bernotti | Dolores, Uruguay
Testimonial Bobbi

Uncool Artist and my participation in the ILAP community have pushed me to work on projects and ideas which have long been spinning in my head. I'm excited about the new work I am producing and the fully rounded experience of sharing my thoughts, researching, and communicating within a nurturing environment. I feel challenged and supported. I'm following the mission "just DO"!

Bobbi Meier | Chicago, US
Testimonial Juliano M

Before, I saw myself as an artist somewhat aimless and not belonging to any group, both to share experiences and think together about my artistic practice in the visual arts. After joining Uncool Artist, I feel part of a community of people who think about art and the world beyond art. A very plural community both in language and thought changed my practice a lot and gave me confidence in speaking and presenting my work.

Juliano Mazzuchini | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Testimonial Daniele

I feel like I'm participating in a generous community. Opportunities have arisen, and I didn't expect them. Now I feel driven to produce more, and I think safer. Now I can see that loneliness was not my problem. It is a system problem. Uncool Artist showed me that I have options and life outside the Ego's system.

Danielle Cukierman | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Testimonial Sika

Uncool Artist community is a dream come true for me. Where else could one meet, network, brainstorm, share their work and get personable constructive critique, if not Uncool Artist? A community of artists, writers, researchers, curators, art historians, all unabashed and unapologetically dedicated to building and sustaining the future of the arts!

Sika Foyer | New York, U.S.
Testimonial Erica

I was mainly looking for my people. I was pretty doubtful about the art market and frankly felt a bit discouraged. I used to think that the hardships of being an artist were much greater than they (actually) are. I thought that building my path would depend on becoming a sellable product, and I kept feeling I was meant to be an outsider after all. I quickly understood that my success depended on ME, my attitude, energy, and my behavior towards circumstances. At Uncool Artist, I quickly learned that I had an alternative to the so-called "game." The community indeed helps—a lot. I learned by experiencing it.

Erica Iassuda | Itu, Brazil
Testimonial Douglas

Being part of ILAP was extremely important in my path as an emerging artist. Within Uncool Artist, I met artists from different places and different approaches and moments in their careers. The exchanges with these people continue to help me tread a place in the universe of contemporary art.
Understanding how to do an artistic project, the assembly of different categories of portfolios, and the critical monitoring offered by Uncool Artist, were things that helped me to understand how exhibition and market circuits work. Uncool Artist is an international community concerned to support its participants, always with a critical and considerate eye.

Douglas Ferreiro | Brasilia, Brazil
Testimonial Marisa Opportunities

Uncool Artist pushes me to go out of my comfort zone. It helps me understand that opportunities are out there, and I must be ready in all senses and see that I can create the chance I'm looking for. Understand the audience, be involved with the audience, storytelling, project my whole year... It is difficult to explain Uncool Artist in a few words because it is a whole new thing.

Marisa Bernotti | Dolores, Uruguay
Testimonial Dainy

Uncool has been a tremendous opportunity and challenge to take my practice to the next level.
I have found a great community of artists that has allowed me to know better the creative artistic process, which is indispensable as a curator. It is an invaluable opportunity to hear from accomplished artists, curators, art fairs, and museums directors first-hand and in an intimate conversation setting.
All of this, topped with the synergy of a group of individuals working towards the common goal of being better art professionals, is what makes all the time, money, and efforts invested pay off!

Dainy Tapia | Miami, US
Testimonial Tamera

UA is the art community I never knew that I needed. I never could have imagined that there was a group of like-minded artist out there in the world working collectively and collaboratively on trying to upend the current structure of the art world. UA does this by bringing diverse artists from across the globe together to try to make the creation of art, for the betterment of all, into a more inclusive and equitable activity. Underlying it all is the power of love. My peers in UA are some of the most intellectually curious and caring people I know. Together we are creating a new paradigm for the art world.

Tamera Bedford | Hong Kong, China
Testimonial Rodrigo

Uncool Artist has been an inspiring space with a hands-on approach to learning (by doing) that has been instrumental in my recent realizations as an artist.

Rodrigo Pimenta | São Paulo, Brazil
Testimonial Thais

Before I joined Uncool Artist, I felt adrift. I was highly imaginative, working instinctively but had no specific direction. I felt lost on how I could join all the pieces of art in my life together as a career path that made sense. Now at Uncool Artist, I developed a better sight of how my past got me here and what steps I can take to build a prosperous career as an artist. Also, I don't feel alone anymore, but part of this loving and caring community that grows and flourishes together.

Thais Ribeiro | São Paulo - Brazil
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