Ken Farmer

Ken Farmer is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Nuit Blanche New York, producers of the annual Bring to Light: Nuit Blanche Festival. His collaborative interventions serve to activate urban space, and creatively reimagine public art as a democratic medium. Farmer has cultivated a unique curatorial style through which contemporary art and new media serve as catalysts for social and communal experience. His ambitious vision and place-making sensibility have led to innovative new works and site-specific adaptations with many renowned visual artists, including Vito Acconci, Rita Ackermann, Jonah Freeman, Justin Lowe, Marilyn Minter, and Guido van der Werve.

Prior to Nuit Blanche New York, Ken worked with Project for Public Spaces, a nonprofit organization committed to community-driven activation of the public realm. He is also Co-Founder of DoTank:Brooklyn, a collective of urbanists and artists enhancing the city through positive action and small-scale change. Throughout his diverse projects, Farmer remains dedicated to creating more accessible platforms for artists to engage the built environment.

Farmer’s recent activities include She’s Crafty, a short residency program through which female artists exhibited their creative processes in the New Museum’s lobby window; The Autumn Bowl, an audio-visual series in a former rope factory and skating bowl on the Brooklyn Waterfront; installations for the Red Bull Music Academy New York Performance Series; Kairos, an exhibition at the RBMA Studios; a performance series at the Palais de Tokyo, and the premiere of Marco Brambilla’s Megaplex trilogy in St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral.