Apexart, founded by artist Steven Rand in 1994, is a non-profit art space located in Lower Manhattan. One of its founding goals was to challenge different art ideas, including its practice and curation. Apexart realizes its mission through exhibitions, an international residency program, a book-publishing initiative, public programs, and other various events. So far[specify], over 1,500 artists from around the world have participated in its exhibition and residency programs. In 2013, Apexart's fourth book, Life Between Borders: The Nomadic Life of Curators and Artists, a collection of essays on the nomadic nature of participants in the art world, was published. Apexart has held over 190 exhibitions and hosted over 130 residencies.