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Visiting Artists

Visiting Artists Spring 2015

February 4:  Claude Wampler  

10:30am, Lazarus Center Auditorium, 133 W. North Ave.

Working at the intersection of art installation and performance, Claude Wampler (Born 1966 in Pennsylvania, lives in New York City and Charlottesville, VA) engages and experiments with liveness and the art object, concealment and revelation, the performance of the spectator, and the productivity of failure. Using video, painting, photography, lighting, sound, sculpture, costume, and texts, to explore the possibilities and the value of grafting performance technique onto visual expression and vice versa, Wampler creates an experience of immediacy/excess in which the viewer leaves with a sense of mystery or magic.

Claude has had solo exhibitions and performances at The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Kitchen, New Museum for Contemporary Art, and P.S. 122 (New York); The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), The Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), and in many international institutions including the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Witte de With & Schouwburg Theater (Rotterdam), the Yokohama Triennale, Kaaistudios (Brussels), and many others.

February 10: Karyn Olivier

1:30pm, Lazarus Center Auditorium, 133 W. North Ave.
(invited by Curatorial Practice MFA)

Karyn Olivier, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago, received her M.F.A. at Cranbrook Academy of Art and her B.A. at Dartmouth College. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at MoMA P.S.1, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Whitney Museum of Art, The Sculpture Center (New York), the Gwangju and Busan Biennials (Korea), World Festival of Black Arts and Culture (Dakar, Senegal), the Wanas Foundation (Sweden), The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and The Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh). She is the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, the New York Foundation for the Arts Award, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, the William H. Johnson Prize, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award and a Creative Captial Foundation grant. Olivier is currently an associate professor of sculpture at Tyler School of Art.

February 17: Nina Yuen

1:30pm, Lazarus Center Auditorium, 133 W. North Ave.

Drawing from sources including her own memories and experiences, literature, poetry, science, and art history, Nina Yuen merges the personal and the universal in her videos. Incorporating herself into her films as protagonist and narrator, she builds dreamlike, loosely constructed scenes out of hypnotic image series that seem to unspool into snippets of music and the rhythm of her voice, as she recites poetry, reads passages from a wide assortment of texts, and recounts her own and other people’s memories. Nature figures prominently in her work. Branches and trees stand in for human beings, dry leaves become two elks locking horns, and a copse of trees becomes an inchoate, existential menace. Though such weighty philosophical themes as death, time, and beauty run throughout her films, Yuen’s subtle humor keeps things light, surprising, and strange.

February 24: Walid Raad 

1:30pm, Lazarus Center Auditorium, 133 W. North Ave.

Walid Raad is an artist and an Associate Professor of Art in The Cooper Union (New York). Raad’s works include The Atlas Group, a fifteen-year project between 1989 and 2004 about the contemporary history of Lebanon, and the ongoing projects Scratching on Things I Could Disavow and Sweet Talk: Commissions (Beirut). His books include The Truth Will Be Known When The Last Witness Is Dead, My Neck Is Thinner Than A Hair, Let’s Be Honest, The Weather Helped, and Scratching on Things I Could Disavow.

Raad’s works have been shown in the Louvre (Paris), Documenta 11 and 13 (Kassel), Kunsthalle Zurich (Zurich), The Whitechapel Art Gallery (London), Festival d’Automne (Paris), Kunsten Festival des Arts (Brussels), The Venice Biennale, The Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin), Homeworks (Beirut, Lebanon) and numerous other museums and venues in Europe, the Middle East, and Americas. Raad is also the recipient of the Hasselblad Award (2011), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2009), the Alpert Award in Visual Arts (2007), the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (2007), and the Camera Austria Award (2005).

March 10: Charles Long - POSTPONED

11:00am, 3:00pm, Lazarus Center Auditorium, 133 W. North Ave.

Charles Long’s sculptural works often present themselves as autonomous art objects engaged with psychological, philosophical, political and poetic concepts of the body, mind and nature.

Charles Long earned his BFA at the University for the Arts, Philadelphia, while also attending the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, and later earned his MFA at Yale University. His work was included in the 1997 and 2008 Whitney Biennials, and has been featured in over 40 solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries internationally. In 2008 the American Academy of Arts and Letters recognized Long with the Award of Merit. He has been the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Pollock-Krasner Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Arts and The Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant. Charles Long is a Professor of Art at the University of California, Riverside.

Lectures by Artists-in-Residence/Faculty

February 3: Siobhan Liddell

1:30pm, Lazarus Center Auditorium 133 W. North Ave

Siobhan Liddell (born in England, lives in New York) is a painter and sculptor whose work has been exhibited in shows including the Whitney Biennial, New York, and the Yokohama Triennial, Japan, and in institutions such as the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, TX, and others in America, Europe and Japan. Her work deals with the space between knowing and unknowing, the mystery in the everyday, history and the continuum of desire to record and create our unique worlds. Her work is in the collections of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum, NY, The Dallas Museum, and numerous private collections.

She has collaborated with artists, dancers and musicians and was the recipient of the Rome Prize: Vera List Fellowship 2011¬12.

March 24: Fabian Marcaccio

1:30pm, Lazarus Center Auditorium 133 W. North Ave

Fabian Marcaccio (1963, Rosario, Argentina, lives in New York) has exhibited internationally his environmental paintings, animations, and “Paintants,” that combine digitally manipulated imagery, sculptural form, and three dimensionally painted surfaces. In 2004, a retrospective of his work was organized by the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein organized, and a solo exhibition was mounted at the Miami Art Museum. Group exhibitions include the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, PS1 MoMA, New York, and Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany. He regularly exhibits with galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, Cologne and Barcelona. His multidisciplinary collaboration with architect Greg Lynn was shown at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio in 2001 and one with composer Claudio Baroni (animated operas and a 2005 scored, paintball performance) at Weston Hall in Toronto, Canada.

April 7: Fred Tomaselli

1:30pm, Lazarus Center Auditorium 133 W. North Ave

Fred Tomaselli explores reality dislocation and the broken dreams of utopianism in colorful, complex works that utilize painting, photo collage, newsprint and unorthodox materials. His most recent solo projects have occurred at the Orange County Art Museum and the Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth Texas. In 2010, his work was the subject of a 20-year survey that originated at the Aspen Art Museum, which then traveled to the Tang Teaching Museum and ended at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. His work has been shown in museums, biennials and galleries around the world including Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, The New Museum, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Site Santa Fe, The Fruitmarket Gallery, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Rose Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art, The MCA in Sydney, The Mori Art Museum and the Albright Knox Gallery.

Additional Studio Visits/Critiques By:

February 24: Vesela Vseretenovic

Vesela Sretenović is senior curator of modern and contemporary art. She joined The Phillips Collection in January of 2009, bringing a significant experience as a museum professional and scholar. Upon her arrival to the Phillips, she initiated a series of ongoing art projects called Intersections, inviting contemporary artists to engage with the permanent collection or/and museum architecture and present or create new work. So far, the series included 21 projects by emerging and established, national and international artists, including Bernardi Roig, Alyson Shotz; A.Balasubramaniam; Nicholas and Sheila Pye; Jae Ko; Kate Shepherd; Linn Meyers; Jennifer Wen Ma: Xavier Veilhan, and Sandra Cinto, among others. This May, the Phillips will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Intersections series with a comprehensive exhibition/catalogue featuring the works of participating artists that have enter the museum permanent collection.

In addition, in 2010, she organized the first solo exhibition of Robert Ryman’s work in the Washington, D.C. area, and in 2012 the first presentation of Antony Gormley’s works on paper in the USA. In 2013, she curated an exhibition of Ellsworth Kelly’s recent panel paintings. Sretenovic╠ü has written for numerous exhibition catalogues and has taught courses in art theory at the Center for the Study of Modern Art at the Phillips.

February 10: Shamim Momin

(invited by Curatorial Practice MFA)

Shamim Momin is the Director, Curator and co-founder of LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), a non-profit public art organization committed to curating site-specific contemporary art projects in Los Angeles and beyond. LAND was founded in 2009 and has since presented over fifty discreet exhibitions and programs with contemporary artists. Momin’s most recent projects include The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project (2013-2015), a series of artist-produced billboards and activations that will unfold along Interstate 10 Freeway from Florida to California; and Painting in Place (2013), a group exhibition of contemporary painting presented in the historic Farmers and Merchants Bank in Downtown Los Angeles. Previous to founding LAND, Momin was Associate Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art where she co-curated both the 2008 and 2004 Whitney Biennial exhibitions as well as solo exhibitions of Terence Koh, Mark Grotjahn, Raymond Pettibon, and Banks Violette. She teaches, writes, and is a recent recipient of ArtTable’s New Leadership Award.

March 10: Rainer Ganahl

(invited by Photo Electronic Media MFA)

Rainer Ganahl is a New York based artist who has been showing on the international stage for over two decades, with participations in various biennials (Venice, Kwangju, Istanbul, Sevilla, etc.) and museum shows. A recent solo show at Kai Matsumiya Gallery was listed in the New York Times (by Roberta Smith) as one of the Best in New York in 2014.

Rainer Ganahl is an artist who escapes generalizations and works in all media, by engaging with photos and fashion shows, paintings and performances, sculptures and jewelry, music and literature, politics and bicycles.

His recent publications include El Mundo, A Classical Concert in a Harlem Discount Shop, (Mousse publishing, Milan); DADALENIN, (Taube, Berlin).

March 17: Lisa Sigal

Lisa Sigal is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. In her recent work, Sigal has been painting on walls and making forms that combine painting with architecture. Her work suggests a mutable delineation between interior and exterior and explores their meaning both socially and politically. Utilizing and expanding upon notions of space, she investigates how art can challenge set ideas about property, containment and freedom.

Lisa Sigal’s recent awards include a Creative Capital Grant (2012), an Art Matters Grant (2012) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2011). Recent exhibitions include Prospect. 3: Notes for Now, 2014 (New Orleans, LA), Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond, Brooklyn Museum, 2014 (Brooklyn, NY), Shifting Horizon, Samsøñ, 2013 (Boston, MA), Riverbed, LA>< Art, 2013 (LA, CA), The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, 2008 (NY, NY), Six Degrees, The New Museum, 2008 (NY, NY), Orpheus Selection, MoMA P.S. 1, 2007 (NY, NY), A House of Many Mansions, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 2005, (Ridgefield, CT). Sigal received an MFA from Yale in 1989. Sigal is currently a 2014-2015 artist-in-residence at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Program. She is also curating Open Sessions, an artist centric program, at the Drawing Center in New York.

March 27: Byron Kim

Byron Kim, born in 1961, is a Senior Critic at Yale University. He received a BA from Yale University in 1983 and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1986. Kim's large painting installation called "Synecdoche," which depicts human skin color was included in the 1993 Whitney Biennial. Threshold, Berkeley Art Museum (2004), a survey of Kim's work,curated by Eugenie Tsai, has traveled to the Samsung Museum of Modern Art in Seoul, Korea, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington in Seattle, and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Other solo museum exhibitions include Grey-Green at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. (1996) and Matrix 125 at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford (1994). Kim is represented by James Cohan Gallery in New York.

March 31: Mika Yoshitake 

Sara VanDerBeek

Mika Yoshitake is Assistant Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Her interests lie in contingent objects, phenomenology and perceptual experience in various media. At the Hirshhorn, she has organized Days of Endless Time (with Kelly Gordon), Speculative Forms, and Gravity’s Edge (all 2014); Sitebound: Photography from the Collection and Dark Matters (with Melissa Ho in 2012), and coordinated Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950 (2013) and Ai Weiwei: According to What? (2012). She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from UCLA, which culminated in the award-winning exhibition and book, Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha (2012). Her writings appear in Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place (Dia Art Foundation, 2014); Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-garde (MoMA, 2012); Lee Ufan: Marking Infinity (Guggenheim, 2011); Target Practice: Painting Under Attack, 1949–78 (Seattle Art Museum, 2009); and © MURAKAMI (MOCA, 2007).

April 1: Molly Zuckerman Hartung

(invited by Hoffberger MFA)

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung was born in 1975 in Los Gatos, CA, and lives and works in Chicago. She received her MFA in 2007 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work is included in the collections of The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN), the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (Chicago, IL); and the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago (Chicago, IL). Recent exhibitions include include the Whitney Biennial 2014 and a solo show, Violet Fogs Azure Snot at Corbett vs. Dempsey (Chicago, IL), Painter, Painter at the Walker Art Center, (Minneapolis, MN); The Program at ReMap4 (Athens, Greece); and Shakti at Brand New Gallery (Milan, Italy). In 2013 she won a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award. She teaches part time at The School of the Art Institute's Low Residency MFA program and Yale University.

April 1: Tomás Saraceno

(in collaboration with Graduate Studies)

Tomás Saraceno

Argentinian-born, Berlin based artist Tomás Saraceno is known for his fantastic sculptures and installations that merge art, architecture, and science. Saraceno's work draws on his training as an architect, exploring materials, man-made and natural structures, and the potential for a space.

Saraceno is the winner of the Calder Prize and was artist-in-residence at the International Space Studies Program of NASA in summer 2009. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally. In 2012, Saraceno constructed installation Cloud City for the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, creating a complex network of transparent and reflective planes that disrupted the space while heightening the elements around it—the viewers, the sky, and Central Park.

April 13: Sara VanDerBeek

(invited by the Baltimore Museum of Art)

Sara VanDerBeek

Sara VanDerBeek (lives in New York) has had solo exhibitions at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Metro Pictures, New York, Altman-Siegel, San Francisco, and The Approach, London. Her recent projects include solo exhibitions at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, and participation in the 12th Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador. Her work has also been included in various group exhibitions including; Amazement Park: Stan, Sara and Johannes VanDerBeek at the Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York, Haunted: Contemporary Photography/ Video/Performance at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, as well as The Museum of Modern Art's annual exhibition, New Photography. Upcoming projects include solo a exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art in 2015, and participation in Photo Poetics, a group exhibition organized by Jennifer Blessing at the Guggenheim, NY.

April 27: Vito Acconci

(invited by Rinehardt MFA)

Vito Acconci

Vito Acconci is a multimedia artist and architect best known for his radical performances often involving provocative and disturbing actions. Along with artists like Carolee Schneemann, Marina Abramovic, and Chris Burden, Acconci was a pioneer of Body Art, a movement that broke with traditional media and emphasized the physicality, sexuality, and endurance of the performer.

In the mid 1980s, Acconci began creating experimental architecture, design, and public sculpture. In 1988, he set up Acconci Studio, an architectural practice that executes public commissions around the world. Acconci's utopian, biomorphic designs aim to approximate the complexity of living organisms. Both his artwork and his architecture are based on the social interactions between people and the blurring of public and private space.

His work is in the permanent collection of Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France and many international museums. 

TBD: Kristen Hileman

Kristen Hileman

The Baltimore Museum of Art’s Curator of Contemporary Art and Department Head since late 2009, Hileman oversaw the reinstallation of the museum’s Contemporary Wing in 2012 and has brought the works of a diverse array of artists, including Gerard Byrne, Guyton\Walker, Sharon Hayes, Camille Henrot, Sarah Oppenheimer, Raqs Media Collective, Dario Robleto, Sterling Ruby, Anri Sala, and Sara VanDerBeek, to Baltimore through her BMA Contemporary Wing commissions and Black Box, Front Room, and On Paper exhibition series.

She organized the major BMA survey Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960 (2011), as well as Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection (2009-10). The latter was the first full career museum retrospective of Truitt’s work, and it was presented at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., where Hileman was Associate Curator. Additionally at the Hirshhorn, Hileman organized the film and video exhibition The Cinema Effect: Realisms and projects featuring John Baldessari, Cai Guo-Qiang, Cyprien Gallaird, Mario Garcia Torres, Oliver Herring, Jim Hodges, and Wolfgang Tillmans. She has taught at George Washington University and the Corcoran College of Art and Design, both in Washington, D.C., and is a frequent visiting critic and lecturer at Baltimore-area colleges and universities.

More to be announced