SETI Artist in Residency Programs

Recent Developments

As of late 2015 the SETI AIR program’s archive will be maintained and developed by the Nevada Museum of Art’s Center for Art + Environment located in Reno, Nevada. We are partnering locally with the Montalvo Arts Center and with New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU.) These relationships provide housing, studio space and exhibition facilities for our SETI artists. Thank you !! The inaugural SETI AIR group show will open in NUMU’s contemporary galleries November, 2016 - running concurrently with a history exhibit about the Lunar Orbiter Recovery Project. LOIRP is based in ‘McMoon’ - the former McDonalds turned laboratory at NASA Ames’ Moffett Field. Charles Lindsay, our first artist in residence, has become the SETI AIR Program Director. MassMoca curator Denise Markonish will now Chair the SETI AIR Advisory Committee. New artists and advisors will be announced very soon, please stay tuned !!


The SETI Institute is located in the heart of Silicon Valley. We have strong relationships with NASA Ames Research Center, ZERO1, Montalvo Arts Center, NUMU / New Museum Los Gatos, Stanford’s CCRMA / Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, California Academy of Sciences, the Exploratorium, The Long Now Foundation, JPL / Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USC / the University of Southern California, National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Google, TED, Computer History Museum, and scientific institutions around the world.

The SETI Institute provides strong affiliations to enable artists working with science access to individuals and facilities they might not otherwise engage. AIR program outreach includes public colloquia at the Institute, exhibitions, performances, talks at cultural institutions and artist led field trips. This initiative is extended through web based media of all kinds. The SETI Institute currently has over one million followers through Facebook and Twitter.