Mission

Amant is a non-profit arts organization in Brooklyn, New York City founded in 2019. We are a non-collecting institution that fosters experimentation and dialogue through exhibitions, public programs, and artist residencies.

Our aim is to slow down art-making processes so that our residents and exhibiting artists can experiment with formats and reflect on the meaning and contexts of their work. 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 US and abroad, while activating new and ongoing conversations with our local communities.

In developing projects, we act as companions to the artists and aim to slow down the art-making process. We tend to unfold our exhibitions over longer time periods and conceive of them as chapters or installments.

Our approach is informed by Study Lines that bring together contexts, collaborations, ideas and issues, residents, and projects. We are interested in nurturing new meanings and non-hierarchical forms of knowledge rather than in dividing disciplines. Our current Study Line is Hearing Voices.

Amant is a nonprofit 501©(3) organization and has been certified by W.A.G.E.

Team

Lonti Ebers
Founder and CEO

Ruth Estévez
Director and Chief Curator

Nick Pilato
Chief Operating Officer

Sarah Demeuse
Head of Publications and Communications

Isabella Nimmo
Assistant Curator of Exhibitions and Education

Hannah Marks
Executive Assistant and
Coordinator of Special Events

Anna Lyman
Siena Residency Coordinator

Rebeca Navarro
Visitor Engagement and Bookstore Manager

Silas Edgar
Communications and Community Coordinator

Stefanie Jason
Graduate Research Fellow

Anthony Limauro
Head of Installations

Nicole Ruffin
Facilities Assistant

Colleen Stonebrook
Visitor Engagement Representative and Education Facilitator

Charlotte Sechrist
Visitor Engagement Representative

Joseph “Sep” Blanco
Visitor Engagement Representative

Melissa Inéz Rodríguez
Visitor Engagement Representative

Nick Marsico-Morea
Visitor Engagement Representative

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.
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Opportunities

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.

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.

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

Jobs
Amant is an equal-opportunity employer.

We are currently seeking applications for the part-time role of Visitor Engagement Representative and for the full-time role of Curator of Learning and Public Engagement.

Contact

General inquiries: contact@amant.org

For media inquiries contact: amant@culturalcounsel.com

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

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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.