RM is an artist-run space, project office and (gradually developing) archive.
Based in Auckland, New Zealand, RM is a gallery that places the work of local emerging artists alongside more seasoned practitioners. RM seeks to engage with the practices, discourses and modes of presentation that aren’t well-supported or easily accessible in Auckland.
Though we might look like a white cube, we are more interested in the potentials of an empty room – a space to gather, to think, to talk, to make, to share…
Established in 1997, RM is the country’s longest running artist-run-space. The co-directors are Louisa Afoa, Melanie Kung, Ziggy Lever, Natasha Matila-Smith and Bridget Riggir-Cuddy. Previous incarnations of the rm project have included rm3, rm212, rm401 and rm103.
Click here for a PDF compilation of some of the readings that helped shape RM after its shift to Karangahape Road in 2009. The readings discuss other galleries and initiatives including Mess Hall, Casco and the Insa Archive.