The EAI media art collection is recognized as one of the largest and most comprehensive resources for video art and moving image media in the world. Spanning the mid-1960s to the present, the collection features over 3,500 experimental media artworks by 200 artists.
EAI's collection represents a unique artistic and cultural resource. The artists represented range from seminal figures in video art — such as Nam June Paik, Bruce Nauman, Martha Rosler and Joan Jonas — to emerging multidisciplinary artists, including Seth Price, Paper Rad, Cory Arcangel and Takeshi Murata. The collection speaks to the rich history of single-channel video art, from artists' earliest analog video experiments of the 1960s to new digital media practices.
Begun in 1971, EAI's collection is one of the most important surveys of media art's eclectic histories. The EAI collection holds treasures of the emergent video art movement; many of the works are extremely rare.
EAI is committed to providing access to this extraordinary resource through our Distribution Service, our free viewing room, public programs, and other initiatives. We are also committed to the stewardship of this important collection through our pioneering Preservation Program, which has allowed many rare historical video works to be made accessible.