A New Platform For Albuquerque Artists

We gather around a fire kept lit by the adore and care of those feeding its flames. The light grows brighter when contribute to it as KIN.

KIN is an Albuquerque-based art collective established in August, 2018. We celebrate the cross-pollination of art forms, finding ourselves time and again working in the intersection between art + tech.  Among our ranks are filmmakers, photographers, writers, painters, ceramicists, musicians, and digital and new-media artists. Our strength lies in the diversity of our interests, specialties, and artistic backgrounds, united in our pursuit of a singular goal: KIN aspires to make art accessible for everyone. We strive to create a platform for emerging artists that promotes play, education, skill-building, and — most importantly — collaboration. We aim to push artistic boundaries and build a new creative community in Albuquerque.

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Community Engagement

Our aim is to create and host events that forge connections between different facets of our community, making art and education accessible for everyone.

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Visibility for Emerging Artists

We strives to create a platform for emerging artists that promotes play, education, skill-building, and collaboration.

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Cross-Pollination

As KIN embraces the cross-pollination of art forms, and brings a multi-dimensional approach to every project.

Arty Party

Where art gallery meets house party, Arty Parties are the fruit of collaborations between KIN Collective members and local contributing artists. These large-scale events feature live music, video art, interactive installations, and gallery space with sculpture, photography, paintings, and new-media work.

Tent Talks

In 2019, KIN launched the first installment of a creative lecture series aimed to give voice to the makers, mavens, maestros working behind the scenes in our community. KIN focuses on creating a communal lecture and discussion space by inviting speakers of all backgrounds, professions, skillsets, and levels of esteem. Tent Talks is a mobile platform for creative encounters and education anywhere in the city. 

Live Sessions

Up-and-coming Albuquerque band Ceremonies performed a live set before the backdrop of an interactive, new-media stage created by KIN Collective. Visual graphics and lighting were created real time and mixed live during the performance by KIN’s digital artists, using audio-responsive technology that synced the visual elements with the music.

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