Since its foundation in 1998, WHITE BOX (WBX) has continuously been committed to both presenting innovative exhibitions and multidisciplinary programs that foster the growth of emerging artists as well as curating non- commercial exhibitions of underrepresented mid-career and established artists from around the world. WBX's unique artistic and cultural programming exemplifies its dedication to an independent, experimental curatorial approach driven by the collaborative processes between artists, curators and its surrounding communities. In its 15th year WBX aims to engage groups and individuals from all walks of life, connect them with the art of our time, and enable them to contribute to a vital dialogue emphasizing the ways in which art is capable of bringing awareness to and provoking discussion of topical issues that may lead to significant social change.
WBX was one of the first alternative art spaces in the Chelsea arts district and received its 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in 2001. In 2008 WBX was the first nonprofit to relocate from Chelsea to the Lower East Side (LES), an area once known for its bustling underground art scene. As WBX moved to the LES, one of its prime objectives changed to focus on revitalizing the LES' initial pioneering creative spirit by bringing innovative programs to its surrounding constituencies and underserved minority communities whose lifestyles are threatened by the current burgeoning commercial art district. In this context, WBX today has evolved into a singularly experimental venue presenting a variety of annual exhibitions and programs, such as MA.P.S, encompassing performance, music, lectures, film screenings and new media presentations through growing partnerships.