CURRENTS NEW MEDIA 2020

August 21-30, 2020

Visit Santa Fe

Visit Santa Fe, New Mexico and encounter the evolving history of the American West. From traditional Native American and Spanish Colonial culture, to Contemporary Art, to the science at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories and the Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe and New Mexico encompass the human experience from ancient culture to cutting edge Art and technology. This extraordinary stew of ideas and influences makes Santa Fe the ideal location for the CURRENTS NEW MEDIA festival. Attending the festival is a great opportunity to visit Santa Fe and the rest of our beautiful state.
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Getting to Santa Fe is easier than you think. One scenic hour away from the Albuquerque International Sunport, Santa Fe also has its own Municpal Airport, with flights to and from Los Angeles, Denver and Dallas/Ft. Worth. More information can be found at the City of Santa Fe’s official travel site.


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Hotels

El Rey Court

The wonderful El Rey is offering a room discount for CURRENTS Festival and Conference attendees. They are also a Sponsor of CURRENTS. We will post the discount promo code soon. The El Rey is  a come-as-you-are type of place where…

Hotel Santa Fe
A Generous Sponsor of the CURRENTS Festival and Conference. Santa Fe’s only Native American Owned and Solar Powered hotel is an important Currents partner, offering a tradition of hospitality to international artists. Located in Historic Downtown Santa Fe and in the heart of the new Guadalupe Railyard District with museums, galleries, shops and restaurants just outside our door. 5 min walk to the Festival's main venue and Conference.
Inn and Spa at Loretto
As the leading Santa Fe hotel, The Inn and Spa at Loretto is famous for its traditional pueblo architecture and first class service. This luxury boutique hotel in New Mexico features a variety of luxury Santa Fe lodging accommodations, a day spa, and much more
Inn at Pueblo Bonito
Inn at Pueblo Bonito- Santa Fe features 18 charming adobe guest rooms reflecting traditional native New Mexico historic architecture, local décor and a one-of-a-kind experience in simple pueblo-style lodging.
La Fonda on the Plaza

Opened in 1922 and featuring a striking lobby, this iconic hotel by Santa Fe Plaza is 3 blocks from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and 4 blocks from Canyon Road’s galleries.

Las Palomas Inn
Each beautiful unit at Las Palomas offer fireplaces, robes, microwaves, mini-refrigerators, hair-dryers, irons & boards, complimentary high-speed wireless internet and complimentary deluxe continental breakfast.
Motel 6 / Downtown

5 min walk from the Festival’s main venue.

New Mexico Tourism Department
New Mexico's best resource for statewide info on events, the arts, culture, dining, entertainment, hotels and outdoor activities.
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
Into Timeless Waters

Deemed sacred by indigenous Native Americans of Northern New Mexico, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs has been a gathering place and a source of healing for hundreds, even thousands of years. Come retreat to our secluded refuge. Relax with a massage and our signature Milagro Wrap. Rejuvenate in our legendary waters.
Rancho Gallina
Enjoy rustic elegance and organic, farm-fresh breakfasts on a historic ranch updated with solar power, a cedar soaking hot tub, and geothermal heating/cooling. Located South of town off the Turquoise Trail Scenic Byway, Rancho Gallina is the greenest place to stay in Santa Fe.
Taos Inn
Set across several adobe houses dating from the 1800s, this landmark inn is a 2-minute walk from the Kit Carson Home and Museum, and 3 minutes from Taos Plaza.
Ten Thousand Waves
Ten Thousand Waves is inspired by the great Japanese mountain hot spring resorts. Ten minutes from downtown Santa Fe, but only minutes from the National Forest, there is nothing quite like this on the North American continent.
The Sage Hotel
Discounted Rooms for CURRENTS Festival and Conference 2020
The Sage Hotel, a favorite in Santa Fe and a New York Times hotel pick, located in the Guadalupe Shopping and Dining District, between parks and across from the Santa Fe Farmers' Market. 5 min walk to the Festival's main venue and Conference.
TOURISM Santa Fe
The Official Travel Site

Santa Fe, New Mexico is a magical, exuberant, colorful journey at any time of year. Our Legendary History & Culture will fascinate and inspire you. Our art galleries and Diverse Visual Arts span ancient traditional techniques to the most contemporary and edgy.

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Restaurants / Cafes / Bars

Andiamo!
We prepare the finest, local and seasonal ingredients a la minute with the utmost care and respect. Our menu is inspired by Italian cuisine, but as food is born of the region, we try to stay true to our relationships with local growers.
Betterday Coffee
Local Santa Fe coffee shop and cafe in the Salano center specialty coffee, fast service, espresso, capuccinos, lattes, cold brew coffee, sandwiches, lunch, pastries, italian sodas, free wifi internet.
Dr. Field Goods Kitchen

This restaurant is a farm-to-table comfort food haven, and a great place to get both a decadent burger and a lush green salad made with locally farmed produce.

Dulce Cafe and Bakery
baked goods fresh daily • espresso & coffee drinks • quiches • cakes • cupcakes • pies • tarts • cookies

Iconik Coffee Roasters
We seek to find the finest beans in the world in order to craft the finest cup of coffee you have ever had.

All our beans and teas are organic and direct trade.

We bake all our own pastries daily and offer a short menu of lunch items using as much local produce as possible.
Jambo Cafe
African Homestyle Cuisine

Jambo Cafe is Santa Fe’s newest, award winning, ethnic restaurant. Chef-owned, Jambo’s recipes come from generations of home cooking. Try something very different in the City Different. Come to Jambo Cafe!
Java Joe’s
The mission is simple: serve locally roasted coffee, delicious baked goods, and provide a meeting place for members of our community to return day after day.
La Choza

Voted the #1 New Mexican restaurant by readers of the Santa Fe Reporter, La Choza takes pride in bringing you generations of tradition, “from our family to yours.” Award winning red and green chile, summer patio dining, full bar and…

New Mexico Hard Cider Taproom
New Mexico Hard Cider understands the value of supporting and purchasing from local farmers. We have teamed up with a few orchards around the state to provide you with quality hard cider that is pressed from New Mexico apples, whenever available.
New Mexico Tourism Department
New Mexico's best resource for statewide info on events, the arts, culture, dining, entertainment, hotels and outdoor activities.
Paloma Restaurant
Paloma is a vibrant Mexican-inspired restaurant and bar. Chef Nathan Mayes has created a menu of lively, modern dishes. Some are authentic recipes and some are fresh interpretations of Mexican cuisine. Everything in our kitchen is made from scratch, including the corn tortillas for our tacos.
Paper Dosa
Refined Southern Indian fare with many veggie choices & a tasting menu served in a serene space.
Raaga Go
Raaga-Go opened in fall, 2018. One of his favorite aspects of running a restaurant, Rawal said in an interview with The New Mexican, is “the diversity of the diners and the awareness locals have about various ethnic cuisine.” Because regular patrons are so well-traveled, Paddy is able to be more experimental with his menu, adding a contemporary flair to traditional Indian cuisine.
Sage Bakehouse
European-inspired cafe with an inviting terrace preparing open-face sandwiches on house-baked bread. Join us for breads paired with ingredients we love. Our breads are “pain tradition,” which means they are naturally leavened and baked in a French oven.
Saigon Cafe
Good Food, Good Price
Santa Fe Spirits
Welcome to Santa Fe Spirits. Located 7,000 feet above sea level at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range in the heart of the Southwest, Santa Fe Spirits is creating the most intriguing and delicious expressions of premium desert spirits that the world has ever known.
Second Street Brewery at the Railyard
The Second Street brewery staff works hard to present a neighborhood brewpub that is welcoming to all local residents and visitors alike. Here you can enjoy a fine handcrafted ale or lager with the delightful company of others….a place where truly everyone knows your name.
Shake Foundation
DEDICATED TO THE PRESERVATION OF THE ORIGINAL GREEN CHILE CHEESEBURGER.

We use only the sirloin and brisket for our special Beef Blend. No Hormones. No Antibiotics. Ever.
Taos Mesa Brewing
Taos Mesa Brewing is a microbrewery, restaurant & indoor/outdoor "brewclub" on the spectacular Taos Mesa. We feature hand-crafted beer on draught, wine, delicious homemade food, premier live music & the best mountain-view sunsets in Taos.
Ten Thousand Waves
Ten Thousand Waves is inspired by the great Japanese mountain hot spring resorts. Ten minutes from downtown Santa Fe, but only minutes from the National Forest, there is nothing quite like this on the North American continent.
TOURISM Santa Fe
The Official Travel Site

Santa Fe, New Mexico is a magical, exuberant, colorful journey at any time of year. Our Legendary History & Culture will fascinate and inspire you. Our art galleries and Diverse Visual Arts span ancient traditional techniques to the most contemporary and edgy.

Tune Up Cafe
Tune Up is a great neighborhood joint serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. There's also a small bar with beer, wine, sake cocktails and sangria.
Vinaigrette – A Salad Bistro
Vinaigrette is a chic and green Santa Fe bistro that raises the “salad bar” with bold and delicious entrée salads.
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Galleries and Museums

516 Arts
516 ARTS is an independent, nonprofit arts and education organization operating a museum style gallery in the center of Downtown Albuquerque at 516 Central Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets. 516 ARTS offers adventurous programs that address current issues in world culture, presenting innovative and interdisciplinary exhibitions, events and educational activities in a variety of art forms, including visual and literary arts, film/video and music.

Art House
The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation recognizes the power of the arts to challenge and shift the perceptions, spark creativity, and connect people across cultures. We lend and exhibit artworks from our collection and support innovative individuals and pivotal initiatives in the arts.
Axle Contemporary
Housed in the back of a custom retrofitted 1970 aluminum stepvan, Axle Contemporary is an art gallery on wheels. We host installations, performance, and thematic group exhibitions of works on paper, including photography, drawing, painting, and limited edition prints. Our mobility allows us to visit both typical art venues and unusual ones, such as high schools, festivals, workshops, empty lots, and city streets.
Center For Contemporary Arts
Since 1979, the CCA has been a hub for Northern New Mexico’s diverse arts and cultural communities, drawing nearly 2 million viewers for its 300+ major art exhibitions, dozens of world-class performances, far-reaching educational and public programming and more than 3,000 films from around the globe.
City of Mud

Lifelong artists and designers join forces on a collaborative venture offering contemporary sculpture and painting, desirable home décor, diverse vintage artifacts, and sophisticated accessories. More than just a retail establishment, City of Mud has a strong commitment to community. In…

Currents 826

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…

El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
Venue for CURRENTS Main Exhibition

This non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and promoting the Hispano art, culture and traditions of Northern New Mexico is organized as a Center of Hispanic Culture and Learning.

form & concept

form & concept is an arts organization founded to push and explore the boundaries of perceived distinctions between art, craft, and design. We believe that these realms are interdependent and form the nexus of creativity in today’s world. Our programming…

Gallery FRITZ

galleryFRITZ – a dynamic contemporary art space Promising to focus less on the object and more on the happening, galleryFRITZ endeavors to inspire and educate with compelling exhibits, site-specific installations, multimedia presentations, video projection displays, and traditional art programming. galleryFRITZ’s…

MEOW WOLF

Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is an explorable attraction filled with art, technology, and fantastic environments to inspire visitors of all ages. The wildly imaginative space is a collaboration of 75 local artists and…

Molecule Design
Why? Because we love design!

Let us help you find that wonderful design object that you are dreaming about for your home or project. We are the best source for new modern and contemporary furnishings, lighting & accessories in the Santa Fe, NM area. We also carry great gifts for every occasion.
Museum of Contemporary Indian Art
The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), a center of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), is dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of/for contemporary Native art, history and culture through presentation, collection/acquisition, preservation, and interpretation. The MoCNA is recognized as the pre-eminent organizer of exhibitions devoted exclusively to the display of dynamic and diverse arts practices representative of Native North America.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
The mission of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology is to inspire appreciation for and knowledge of the diverse native arts, histories, languages, and cultures of the Greater Southwest. Our state-of-the-art-exhibits continue to excite and inspire people to learn more about Native cultures and the anthropology and archaeology of the Greater Southwest.
Museum of International Folk Art
Since the opening in September 1953, the Museum of International Folk Art has gained national and international recognition as an accredited Museum that is home to the world’s largest collection of folk art». The collection of more than 150,000 artifacts forms the basis for exhibitions in four distinct wings: Bartlett, Girard, Hispanic Heritage, and Neutrogena.
New Mexico History Museum
The New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors National Historic Landmark are distinctive emblems of our nation's history. We present exhibitions and public programs that interpret historical events and reflect on the wide range of New Mexico historical experiences.
New Mexico Museum of Art
The New Mexico Museum of Art building dates only to 1917, but its architects looked to the past, and based the design on the 300 year-old mission churches at Acoma and other pueblos. The New Mexico Museum of Art collects and presents historic and contemporary art from New Mexico and the Southwest.
New Mexico Tourism Department
New Mexico's best resource for statewide info on events, the arts, culture, dining, entertainment, hotels and outdoor activities.
Roswell Museum and Art Center
The Roswell Museum and Art Center was founded in 1935 through an agreement between the City of Roswell, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Federal Art Project (FAP), Chaves County Archaeological and Historical Society, and the Roswell Friends of Art. The Museum opened in 1937, deriving its initial support from the WPA as part of a Depression-era project to promote public art centers nationwide. When the WPA restructured in 1941, the City of Roswell assumed control of the Museum.

Santa Fe Art Tours
Santa Fe Art Tours is an interactive, exploratory, and experiential art tour in Santa Fe, New Mexico. These tours focus on providing engaging tours of art galleries and museums; they re-energized the museum and gallery-going experience with tours that invite you to look at art in a new way while whisking you through Santa Fe's charming neighborhoods, hidden courtyards, off-the-beaten path art venues, and landmark museums and galleries.
Santa Fe Gallery Association
We invite you to be inspired by Santa Fe, the only city in the world that boasts more than 200 world-class art galleries in two square miles, more than a dozen museums, dynamic performing arts and award-winning cuisine. Located at the base of the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains beneath brilliant blue skies, Santa Fe is a year-round art experience.
SITE Santa Fe
SITE Santa Fe creates significant experiences for visitors by presenting the most innovative visual art of our time in new and engaging ways. Year-round exhibitions and educational programs expand the creative and intellectual potential of the audience and carry forward the region’s tradition of fostering avant-garde art.
The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission Community Gallery
The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission's Community Gallery-- through thoughtful and creative programming--offers inspiring exhibitions for the public, educational and professional development for local artists/artisans and exciting activities for the community. High quality art is for sale at all price levels.

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
To inspire all current and future generations, the Museum preserves, presents, and advances the artistic legacy of Georgia O’Keeffe and Modernism through innovative public engagement, education, and research.
The Harwood Museum of Art
The mission of the Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the arts, especially those created in, inspired by, or relevant to northern New Mexico. The museum advances the University’s mission and engages diverse audiences by stimulating learning, creativity and research through exhibitions, programs and publications.
The New Mexico History Museum
The New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors National Historic Landmark are distinctive emblems of our nation's history. We present exhibitions and public programs that interpret historical events and reflect on the wide range of New Mexico historical experiences.
TOURISM Santa Fe
The Official Travel Site

Santa Fe, New Mexico is a magical, exuberant, colorful journey at any time of year. Our Legendary History & Culture will fascinate and inspire you. Our art galleries and Diverse Visual Arts span ancient traditional techniques to the most contemporary and edgy.

University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
The University Art Gallery serves as a showcase for the visual arts in the border region. The largest visual arts facility in South Central New Mexico, the gallery presents six to nine exhibitions annually. We feature contemporary and historical art of regional, national and international importance.

University of New Mexico Art Museum
The University of New Mexico Art Museum is free, open to the public, and here to inspire. From housing the largest collection of art in New Mexico, to bringing cutting edge contemporary artists to Albuquerque and offering workshops that invite everyone to create, we are dedicated to art and its power to ignite and connect us.
Warehouse 1-10
Warehouse 1-10 is a contemporary art space located in Magdalena, New Mexico. It's mission is to host and provide a support platform for experimental and contemporary art projects. WH 1-10 resides in a 5,000 square feet building, constructed in the late 1800s and is situated on an acre of land. The building was formerly a feed, tack and supply store and it borders the original train route to the end of the stockyard trail.
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Outdoor and Statewide Activities

516 Arts
516 ARTS is an independent, nonprofit arts and education organization operating a museum style gallery in the center of Downtown Albuquerque at 516 Central Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets. 516 ARTS offers adventurous programs that address current issues in world culture, presenting innovative and interdisciplinary exhibitions, events and educational activities in a variety of art forms, including visual and literary arts, film/video and music.

Dale Ball Trails
The Dale Ball Trail system is a 22 mile network of trails in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Located a short distance from downtown Santa Fe, it is the quickest way to get from the city into the mountains. It offers great opportunities for beginners and advanced hikers alike, along with amazing views of both the surrounding wilderness and back towards the city. The trail features a unique numbered sign system at each trail junction to provide easy navigation, as well as connecting to other local trails, including the Nature Conservancy, Dorothy Stewart and Atalaya Trails.
Galisteo Basin Preserve
The Galisteo Basin Preserve open space is planned to include 50 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. These publicly accessible trails are intended to invite exploration and celebration of this landscape by Preserve residents and visitors alike.
Ghost Ranch
“…The skies and land are so enormous, and the detail so precise and exquisite that wherever you are you are isolated in a glowing world between the macro and the micro.”
- Ansel Adams
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Visit New Mexico's 19 Pueblos

The Pueblo people are located primarily in New Mexico, however, at one time the Pueblo's homeland reached into the states of Colorado and Arizona. Pueblo people rooted in this region of the southwest are descendants of an indigenous Native American culture that has established itself over many centuries.
Mellow Velo Bicycle Rentals
Mellow Velo is an independent bicycle dealer in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico's Historic Downtown. We are located at the foot of the Santa Fe National Forest, and moments from pristine and safe country roads. We take pride in offering a number of premium and economy rentals from our diverse demo fleet, and provide expert route advice and maps for adventures both on and off road.
New Mexico Tourism Department
New Mexico's best resource for statewide info on events, the arts, culture, dining, entertainment, hotels and outdoor activities.
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
Into Timeless Waters

Deemed sacred by indigenous Native Americans of Northern New Mexico, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs has been a gathering place and a source of healing for hundreds, even thousands of years. Come retreat to our secluded refuge. Relax with a massage and our signature Milagro Wrap. Rejuvenate in our legendary waters.
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, locally known as the "Gorge Bridge" and the "High Bridge",[2] is a steel deck arch bridge across the Rio Grande Gorge 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Taos, New Mexico, United States. At 565 feet (172 m) above the Rio Grande,[3] it is the seventh highest bridge in the United States and 82nd highest bridge in the world.[4]
Taos Mesa Brewing
Taos Mesa Brewing is a microbrewery, restaurant & indoor/outdoor "brewclub" on the spectacular Taos Mesa. We feature hand-crafted beer on draught, wine, delicious homemade food, premier live music & the best mountain-view sunsets in Taos.
Ten Thousand Waves
Ten Thousand Waves is inspired by the great Japanese mountain hot spring resorts. Ten minutes from downtown Santa Fe, but only minutes from the National Forest, there is nothing quite like this on the North American continent.
The Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
WELCOME! We are a non-profit group that was organized in 1993 to support Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and to promote appreciation and conservation of wildlife and habitat through environmental education and natural history experiences. We have some great resources on our site for you, including visitor information; hiking trail descriptions; points of interest; bird lists; and maps.
The Harwood Museum of Art
The mission of the Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the arts, especially those created in, inspired by, or relevant to northern New Mexico. The museum advances the University’s mission and engages diverse audiences by stimulating learning, creativity and research through exhibitions, programs and publications.
The Very Large Array
The Very Large Array, one of the world's premier astronomical radio observatories, consists of 27 radio antennas in a Y-shaped configuration on the Plains of San Agustin fifty miles west of Socorro, New Mexico. Each antenna is 25 meters (82 feet) in diameter. The data from the antennas is combined electronically to give the resolution of an antenna 36km (22 miles) across, with the sensitivity of a dish 130 meters (422 feet) in diameter.
TOURISM Santa Fe
The Official Travel Site

Santa Fe, New Mexico is a magical, exuberant, colorful journey at any time of year. Our Legendary History & Culture will fascinate and inspire you. Our art galleries and Diverse Visual Arts span ancient traditional techniques to the most contemporary and edgy.

University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
The University Art Gallery serves as a showcase for the visual arts in the border region. The largest visual arts facility in South Central New Mexico, the gallery presents six to nine exhibitions annually. We feature contemporary and historical art of regional, national and international importance.

University of New Mexico Art Museum
The University of New Mexico Art Museum is free, open to the public, and here to inspire. From housing the largest collection of art in New Mexico, to bringing cutting edge contemporary artists to Albuquerque and offering workshops that invite everyone to create, we are dedicated to art and its power to ignite and connect us.
Warehouse 1-10
Warehouse 1-10 is a contemporary art space located in Magdalena, New Mexico. It's mission is to host and provide a support platform for experimental and contemporary art projects. WH 1-10 resides in a 5,000 square feet building, constructed in the late 1800s and is situated on an acre of land. The building was formerly a feed, tack and supply store and it borders the original train route to the end of the stockyard trail.
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