Santa Fe

United States

1606 Paseo de Peralta
New Mexico
Phone: 505-989-1199
Fax: 505-989-1188

Site Santa Fe

SITE Santa Fe is a private not-for-profit, non-collecting contemporary arts organization committed to enriching the cultural life of Santa Fe and beyond by providing an ongoing venue for exhibitions of artists who merit international recognition and complimentary education and multidisciplinary public programs. Its International Biennial is a crucial part of this mission.


SITE Santa Fe belongs at the forefront of contemporary art presentation. It must be flexible, foresighted, and risk-taking in its exhibitions and programs. Since the first Biennial in 1995, it has earned a stellar reputation among an international group of non-collecting exhibition spaces (Kunsthallen) around the globe. SITE must strive to further that reputation while offering a welcoming experience for all who come here.


June 23 - September 16, 2007

Hans Schabus
Renowned for disrupting and reconfiguring space in unexpected ways, Austrian artist Hans Schabus has produced site-specific installations that rely upon the physical and psychological effects of spatial displacement to demythologize cultural symbols. For his first solo museum exhibition in the United States, Schabus will realize Deserted Conquest – a new 15,000 sq. ft. installation commissioned by SITE Santa Fe. In this multifaceted exhibition, which consists of two new videos, sculptures, drawings, and a variety of found objects, Schabus takes the New Mexico landscape as his subject matter and uses it to create a series of confrontations (artifical vs. natural; permanence vs. mobility) that tackle the conceptual underpinnings of our cultural romanticism of the desert landscape and idealizations of “the West.


General Admission: $10
Students and Seniors: $5
SITE Santa Fe Members: Free
Fridays: Free

Free admission for the public on Fridays is made possible by The Brown Foundation, Inc., Houston.

Opening hours

Wednesday–Saturday, 10am–5pm
Friday, 10am–7pm
Sunday, 12pm–5pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday


Parking and handicapped parking is available adjacent to SITE Santa Fe's main entrance.

The entrance, galleries, and restrooms at SITE Santa Fe are fully accessible to wheelchairs.

There is no photography or videotaping allowed in the galleries.

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SITE Santa Fe is committed to exhibiting and exploring the dialogues generated by contemporary art. The scope of public programming is diverse, and appeals to the interests of a wide audience. Considering both historic and current perspectives, SITE brings in scholars, curators, and artists from all over the world with specialties ranging from contemporary art to science. (Please visit “Lectures and Events


Tours and programs for students of all ages can be arranged through the Education Department