MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38 is the Goethe-Institut New York’s contemporary art space and residency program, made possible with the generous support of MINI. Located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, it has provided for curatorial experimentation in the tradition of the German “Kunstverein” since 2008. Its mission is to introduce new international perspectives to the downtown art community and to foster dialogue within the aesthetic and political context of New York and the United States. Initially programmed by a different Kunstverein every year, the space was relaunched in 2011 as a residency program for young curators from Germany.

Curatorial Residents

  • 2017 Saim Demircan
  • 2016 Nina Tabassomi
  • 2015 Vivien Trommer
  • 2014 Eva Birkenstock
  • 2013 Jakob Schillinger
  • 2012 Clara Meister
  • 2011 Tobi Maier


  • 2010 Künstlerhaus Stuttgart
  • 2009 European Kunsthalle
  • 2008 Kunstverein München