Art Projects

Art and cultural activities at Freshkills Park aim to engage the public and foster understanding of the astounding ecological transformation and design process from landfill to park. The engineered landscape and unmatched scale offer opportunities for artistic research, experimentation, demonstration, and presentation unlike any other public space in New York City. In the current environmental moment, the Freshkills Park project is a model for landfills and brownfields across the world. Artists and institutional partners therefore engage the park project to investigate, innovate, interpret the developing park, and incite social change beyond its bounds.

Artists and organizations are invited to submit letters of inquiry and site visit requests to Full proposals will only be considered after a letter of inquiry and site visit. The Department of Parks & Recreation will work with researchers/artists and facilitate approval from the Department of Sanitation (DSNY).

Jade Doskow


Field R/D

Field R/D - Natalie Conn

Environmental Expression

Capturing Change


Moth Painting

Sun Tarps

Urban Wild Writer Residency

Urban Wild Writer Residency

Fastnet: Plein-air


Windows into Freshkills Park

Windows into Freshkills Park


Touring Freshkills Park by Yacht

Landscape in Motion

Landscape in Motion

Capturing Change

Capturing Change


NEST - Kirk Finkel

New Earth Resiliency Training Module

Meditation Walk


Mierle Laderman Ukeles' Landing

Temporary Installations at Sneak ‘Peak’ 2014

Social Mirror by Mierle Laderman Ukeles

UnCommon Pages


PARK, Kathy Westwater

I Am Within/I Am Without

DB Lampman

Mierle Laderman Ukeles

Land Art Generator Initiative

Land Art Generator Initiative

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