CURRENTS 826 on Canyon Road

CURRENTS 826 is Parallel Studios’ year-round exhibition and experience space. In addition to the annual summer CURRENTS NEW MEDIA Festival, this permanent space will continue to increase the community’s interaction with new media arts in an accessible, experimental environment. CURRENTS 826 features interactive art and installations as well as a futuristic gift shop featuring objects fabricated using digital technology.


Curated by Patricia Watts, ecoartspace

Performative Ecologies examines the role of ritual for artists working in and with the natural world. The exhibition includes video documentation and artifacts resulting from performative works by eleven women artists dating from 1971 to 2019. These artists have sought to experience fields of ecological consciousness in both urban and rural spaces, primarily for themselves, although through documentation they share their experiences with others.

Exhibition Dates: June – September 2020

 Fern Shaffer, Cherie Sampson, Shana Robbins, Mary Mattingly, Jenny Kendler, Minoosh Zomorodinia, Basia Irland, Alicia Escott, Claudia Bucher, Dominique Mazeaud and Bonnie Ora Sherk


Watch our Performative Ecologies Walkthrough with curator, Patricia Watts



You can follow forthcoming digital content at our blog,
CURRENTS CONDUIT, as well as on Instagram, Facebook, and Vimeo.


Phone: (505) 772-0953
Instagram & Twitter: @currentsnewmedia @currents_nm

826 Canyon Road, Santa Fe NM 87501
Across from the Tea House

Currents 826 will be open to the public at a limited capacity due to Covid-19:
Thursdays: 11-5 (2 guests at a time)and by appointment on Fridays and Saturdays

To schedule an appointment, please email


Past Exhibitions:

12.13.19 – 5.10.2020

1.24.20 – 2.29.20
Pop-Up: Emmett Palaima – Hammerhead Audio

12.13.19 – 12.14.19
Pop-Up: The Messengers & Beautiful Data and Musical Musings

10.11.19 – 11.29.19
CENTER + CURRENTS: Shifting Perspectives 

5.24.19 – 9.9.2019
Stitching and Weaving in the Digital Age
Curated by Christine Duval


Want to show your art at CURRENTS 826?

CURRENTS is looking for artist-made objects fabricated using digital tools to exhibit and sell at our year-round futuristic gift shop and exhibition space. There is no deadline for submissions. Hybrid objects are welcome.      


Support CURRENTS with a monthly donation!

Become a monthly donor via Patreon to help support our year-round space. As a donor, you will receive exciting perks which range from entrance passes to our June festival, special discounts, invitations to private events, opportunities to meet the artists, one-on-one tours of the summer festival, and more. 


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