Early in 2019, Nathan Sinai Rayman established the NEA: The Network of Extraordinary Artists. It supports international artists applying for the “Aliens with Extraordinary Abilities” O-1 US Visa through opportunities to fulfill specific categories – exhibitions, publications, panel participation, etc. – that prove “extraordinariness” to immigration authorities.
Leveraging the freedom offered by the GALLERY as formal exhibition space free from crushing overhead expenses, Nathan Sinai Rayman launched GALLERY CUBED’s NEA initiative at SPRING/BREAK when included in curator Queenie Wong’s booth. In seven days, the GALLERY exhibited more than thirteen rotating solo exhibitions of international artists eligible for an “Aliens with Extraordinary Abilities” O-1 Visa or Green Card to the US. Artwork ranged from performance to installation to drawings by artists from a wide range of countries.