Desktop Residency was founded in 2013 by Barnie Page and John Henry Newtonas an online exhibition platform that presents desktop wallpapers by artists that are free to download for one month.

Desktop Residency has exhibited the work of over 90 artists including Harold Offeh, Ryan Gander, Jasleen Kaur, Amalia Ulman, Nora Turato, Jesse Darling, Samara Scott, Bedwyr Williams and Heather Phillipson.