The Institute for Expanded Research (IER) supports artist-led inquiry and facilitates collaboration across sectors through activating non-traditional sites and resources for the production and presentation of contemporary art and by providing research and arts organizing services.

An artist project and research initiative, IER engages specific sites, topics, and people as a point of departure to explore the potential for dialogue and collaboration. IER invites artists, researchers, and other practitioners to share ideas, strategies, skills, and creative work with the ultimate aim of exploring the role artists play in society by giving proximity to their thinking and working processes.

Nebulous and flexible, IER is a constellation of practices and projects taking many forms.

photos document Commune Diverge Shift Connect: A Press Press Chronicle, a project by Press Press, an interdisciplinary publishing initiative and current artist-in-residence of the GPL Research Residency.