Microscope is a contemporary art gallery founded in 2010 by artists/curators Elle Burchill and Andrea Monti specializing in the works of emerging to pioneering artists whose practice includes moving image, sound, performance and digital art.
Alongside its exhibitions, Microscope presents a weekly series of events complementing and expanding the programming through screenings, sound, performance, readings and lectures. In such ways, Microscope addresses the existing divide between the white box setting of the gallery space and black box of the screening/performance venue.
The gallery was conceived as a place where artists working with time-based arts have the opportunity to have their works presented in either context according to their artistic intent.
In September of 2014 the gallery moved from its original, micro-sized location at 4 Charles Place to a larger space at 1329 Willoughby Ave in Brooklyn, NY.
In 2016-17 Microscope produced and co-curated “Dreamlands: Expanded” a series of 10 expanded cinema events in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art as part of the exhibition “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema & Art, 1905-2016”.
In 2021 Microscope relocated to its current space at 525 West 29th Street in New York.