Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center is a non-profit organization in Buffalo, New York, that shows the work of artists of diverse backgrounds in film, video, literature, music, performance, media and visual arts. The institution offers the public programs and exhibitions that focus on such themes as gender, race, popular culture, consumerism, and sexual identity. The ideology behind Hallwalls has always been one of a cooperative of artists. Programs have included artists in different mediums, who work together to present exhibitions that touch on similar themes.
Past examples include the collaboration between the performance artists Gary Nickard and Reinhard Reitzenstein with the Buffalo-based post-punk band The Vores in Monsters of Nature Design; representations of the John F. Kennedy assassination by Ant Farm and T.R.