Amant is a center for contemporary art located in East Williamsburg, NY. Founded in 2019, we are a non-collecting institution that fosters artistic research, experimentation, and dialogue through exhibitions, live programs, publications, and artist residencies in Brooklyn, NY, and Siena, Italy.

The core of Amant’s mission is to advance the presentation of contemporary art with an emphasis on innovative formats and ideas.

Free and open to all, our 21,000-square-foot, four-building campus includes a multipurpose screening and performance space, a café, and a bookshop. We support both established and mid-career international and local artists who work across diverse creative fields. We are committed to building cultural partnerships with like-minded organizations in the U.S. and abroad while activating new and ongoing conversations with our local communities.

Amant is a non-profit 501c(3) organization and has been certified by W.A.G.E.


Lonti Ebers
Founder and CEO

Nick Pilato
Executive Director

Tobi Maier
Chief Curator

Patricia Margarita Hernández
Associate Curator

Ian Wallace
Associate Curator

Maggie Bamberg
Production Manager

Hannah Marks
Head of Special Projects

Anna Lyman
Siena Residency Coordinator

Melissa Inéz Rodríguez
Operations and Finance Assistant

Eda Li
Digital and Design Associate

Anthony Limauro
Head of Installations

Jaïra Placide
Curatorial Fellow

Aristilde Kirby
Bookstore Associate

Graham Hall
Café Manager

Maggie Loane
Senior Visitor Engagement Representative

Jesús Charris
Visitor Engagement Representative
Event Assistant

Joseph “Sep” Blanco
Visitor Engagement Representative

Gracie Jeffers
Visitor Engagement Representative

Jesse Prince
Visitor Engagement Representative

Amara Egenti
Visitor Engagement Representative

Ize Commers
Visitor Engagement Representative

Abigail Gordon
Visitor Engagement Representative

Annie Winter
Visitor Engagement Representative

Jahkaya Walcott
Vistor Engagement Intern

Our Campus

Amant was designed by Brooklyn-based architecture firm SO–IL as an art campus, housing exhibition galleries, a performance space, a bookstore and café, as well as an independent studio residency. A series of courtyards and thoroughfares weave through and between the buildings thereby integrating art spaces into the urban fabric of East Williamsburg.

A new restaurant and bar designed by Brooklyn-based GRT Architects will be added to the Amant campus by late 2025. The new plans also include an additional 1,500 sq ft of performance space which will be accessible through the current Géza courtyard.


Internships and Fellowships

High School Internships
Amant partners with local public high schools and educational organizations on a tri-annual, 6-week internship program designed for high-school age students. Our current partners include The High School for Enterprise, Business and Technology and St. Nick’s Alliance.

College & Graduate Internships
Amant’s curatorial internship program offers hands-on experience in the development and organization of a wide range of artistic programs, including exhibitions, public programs and other educational and residency initiatives.

Our Fellows work in depth with the curatorial team on public programs and exhibition, engaging in extensive archival and historical research. This program is specially designed for PhD students or young curators with experience in archival research.

If you are interested in learning more about these programs, email: curatorial@amant.org


General inquiries: contact@amant.org or call (212) 918 1077

For media inquiries contact: press@amant.org

For inquires related to our exhibition program: curatorial@amant.org

For information about our residencies contact: residencies@amant.org

For group visits and accessibility contact: tours@amant.org

For event rental please complete this sign up form


About this website

Website and identity: Linked by Air

The fleuron is a variable mark drawn using a polar equation. It is inspired by the flora in Amant’s courtyards, which change naturally with the season and as the institution grows.