Canal Projects is a non-profit contemporary art institution dedicated to supporting forward-thinking international artists at pivotal moments in their careers. Through production, exhibition, research and interpretation of this work we intend to foster artistic practices that challenge and reflect on the current moment.

Canal Projects is generously supported by the YS Kim Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides general support grants and implements innovative programs to help underrepresented and emerging artists and their communities thrive. YS Kim Foundation envisions a world where people and communities grow and flourish with culture, creativity, opportunities, and connection. Its mission is to support, mobilize, and open new pathways of success for artists, children, young leaders, communities, and organizations. It does this by starting new initiatives and providing grants and scholarships to organizations and students.

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  • Summer Guthery
    Artistic Director
  • Andrew Lee
    Gallery Operations Manager
  • Sara Garzón
    Assistant Curator
  • Maya Hayda
    Gallery Assistant

Board of Managers

  • April Bang
  • Jenny Chang
  • Charles Kim
  • James Kim
  • Jean Kim

Advisory Board

  • Eleanor Hyun
  • Margarette Lee
  • Sook-Kyung Lee


Canal Projects serves our diverse communities by being a conduit and a resource which nurtures people’s different perspectives and uplifts their unique life experiences. Fostering spaces for collective learning and exchange we are committed to generating opportunities for artists and communities to reflect together on the challenges we face today both locally and globally.

Alongside exhibitions, Canal Projects hosts talks, performances, readings, and screenings as well as a library programmed by a rotating series of artists and collectives. The library residency is an experimental site for durational research-based practice.


At “Dwelling” Home is in the Subconcious
August 4, 2023 

Zahy Tentehar: Máquina Ancestral: Ureipy
July 11, 2023

Four Architect's Newspaper recommended exhibitions in June
June 23, 2023 

Avant-garde artist Lee Seung-taek gets spotlight in New York at 90
February 7, 2023

Worrell Yeung Fashions a Pristine Home for Canal Projects
January 10, 2023

Korakrit Arunanondchai listed in ArtReview's Power 100
December 6, 2022

You Can't Fake Real: Canal Street Research Association
December 2, 2022

Canal Projects Reflects on Death and Transformation in PRAY
November 3, 2022

A Non-Profit Arts Foundation In SoHo Gets A New Look Courtesy Of Worrell Yeung
October 20, 2022

Seven New Art Spaces to Visit in Manhattan
October 10, 2022

Photos: Naho Kubota & Jeenah Moon