Art and Sustainability

Artists engage with the persistent and complex challenges of sustainability through residencies and exhibitions.

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About the Art and Sustainability initiative


ASU Art Museum focuses on artists who engage with the persistent and complex challenges of sustainability. Participants in our Artist Residency program work directly with scientists and humanists at ASU and with communities and organizations across the state to question existing models and propose new ones. The resulting projects, which are often incorporated into our exhibitions, range from witnessing and reflecting upon society’s environmental challenges to generating conversations and learning to developing concrete solutions by means of new objects, services and practices. 

Past projects

Sites Around the City: Art and Environment, 2000
Defining Sustainability, 2009
Cu29: Mining for You, 2013
Feast on the Street, 2013
Trout Fishing in America and Other stories, 2015