Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Thurs. Dec. 12, 2013
Graduate Studio Center Auditorium
Free & Open to the public
Jill Magid, a New-York based artist and writer, forms intimate relationships with systems of power including police, military, secret service, corporations, and CCTV surveillance. For Magid, their power isn't a remote condition to contest, but rather something to manipulate by drawing it closer, exploiting its loopholes, engaging it in dialogue, infiltrating its structure, and repeating its logic.
With solo exhibitions at institutions around the world including Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Berkeley Museum of Art, California; Tate Liverpool; the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam; Yvon Lambert, Paris and New York; Gagosian Gallery, New York; The Centre d' Arte Santa Monica, Barcelona and at the Security and Intelligence Agency of the Netherlands, Magid has been recognized with awards such as the Basis Stipendium from Fonds Voor Beeldende Kunsten in the Netherlands and the Netherland-American Foundation Fellowship Fulbright Grant. Magid has participated in the Liverpool, Bucharest, Singapore, Incheon, and Gothenburg Biennials. She is also the author of four books including Becoming Tarden, a nonfiction novel which opens with the phrase "the secret itself is much more beautiful than its revelation." Magid holds a BFA from Cornell University and a Masters of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is an adjunct professor at Cooper Union, and a 2013-15 Fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.