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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.

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    

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.

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

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 31: Mika Yoshitake 

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

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 SaracenoTomás 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.

TBD: Kristen HilemanKristen 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