Holography is unique in its capacity to bring virtual understandings into contemporary dialogues around media participation, technology and visuo-spatial information. The Holocenter has four main objectives: production, exhibition, research and education.
The Holocenter was founded by respected holographic artists Ana Maria Nicholson and Dan Schweitzer in 1998. The current Director, Dr. Martina Mrongovius, works with artists and holography studios around the world as a technical and artistic consultant. As one of the only independent holographic arts organizations in existence, our mission is to ensure that holography continues to be a creative practice.
The Holocenter is based in New York City with an office at Flux Factory and the gallery and archive at The Clock Tower in Long Island City.
Holocenter staff work closely with artists to develop their concepts and provide access to a number of holography studios, including our Pulse Laser Studio at Ohio State University and the New York Holographic Laboratories in Manhattan. Through our annual residency program we offer introductory workshops as well as individual residencies designed to enable the creation of holographic artworks for exhibition.
Through artist talks, workshops and media publications we ensure the public is able to learn about holography and engage with this medium. The Center for the Holographic Arts is dedicated to continued development of the medium of holography as active and inspiring art form.