23 September 2023

P.A.D. [Project Art Distribution] is pleased to announce I Like Art Market and Art Market Likes Me, the first U.S. exhibition by Cem A., the artist known for running the art meme page @freeze_magazine.

Embracing Project Art Distribution’s relation to vending and commerce in the city, Cem A. exhibits a selection of caps, scarves and zines from his fictional brand, Art Market. The artist’s open-edition artworks produced for Art Market satirize current-day art world language, sites, and events*.* The exhibition pokes fun at the relationship between the art world and the art market while offering a new medium for art criticism—merch.

Please note: To ensure availability, visitors are recommended to arrive early.

The exact location will be announced on the day of the exhibition. It will likely be on the corner of Spring and Mercer (across the street from the Judd Foundation).

Cem A. is an artist with a background in anthropology. He is best known for running the art meme instagram account @freeze_magazine and for his site-specific installations. His work explores topics such as survival and alienation in the art world, often through a hyper-reflexive lens, emphasizing collaborative projects. He is an artistic advisor to documenta Institut.

Cem A.’s selected solo exhibitions and installations include Louisiana Museum, Barbican Centre, Berlinische Galerie, Grimmwelt Museum and Museum Wiesbaden. His group exhibitions include documenta fifteen and 14. Biennial of Young Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje. He has held lectures at Royal College of Art, Central Saint Martins, Haus der Elektronischen Künste, HDK Valand, Universität der Künste and Istanbul Modern. He is a member of Hœr NY, a feminist queer and bisexual lesbian art collective.


P.A.D. is an art exhibition space in historic SoHo (South of Houston) Arts District in New York City. It reflects the bustling economy of artists making, selling and promoting their artworks on the street year-round, weather permitting. The aim of the space is to platform small and editioned works by artists that are interested in embracing new contexts for exhibiting.