Future / Past

[update in progress]



From June September 2016, selections from the Non-Participation archive were on view at 1er Escalón in Murcia, Spain, and Espacío Trapezío, Madrid October-November.

In April 2016 my review of “Seth Siegelaub: Beyond Conceptual Art” was published on hyperallergic.com

On April 1st, 2016 I presented new research at the Association for the study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities annual conference, taking place this year at the University of Connecticut.

On February 25th, 2016, I invited Jacqueline Mabey of the Art + Feminism Collective to present on her work at Cornell Law School and with the Cornell Digital Humanities Program. Organized by myself, the Graduate Association for Multidisciplinary Legal Studies, and Cornell Digital Humanities.

On February 13th, 2016, I moderated a panel for Greg Lindquist‘s exhibition “Social Ecologies” at the Brooklyn Rail and Industry City in Brooklyn, NY.

On February 11, 2016 I was in Miami for the conference Poetic Justice: On the Intersection of Art & Law in the work of Félix González-Torres at the de la Cruz Collection, co-organized by Cornell Law School and the Art & Law Program.

In February 2016 I presented “On the ‘and’ between Art & Law” for Prof. Sonya Bonneau‘s class on Art Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

In January 2016 I joined the Art & Law Program as Associate Director.

In November 2015 I’ll exhibition “Non-Participation” at The Art League Houston in Texas.

In September 2015 I’ll be presenting a short piece on Seth Siegelaub & Robert Seydel for the closing of Seydel’s exhibition at the Queens Museum in New York. 

This summer I contributed a text for the publication documenting Art in General’s symposium What Now? The Politics of Listening, due out at the end of 2015.

In July 2015 I presented on the history of artists’ resale royalty legislation in the U.S. and on artists’ contracts for an event at Artists Space in New York. The event was organized by the W.A.G.E. Artists Resale Rights working group.

From June – July 2015 I worked as an archival fellow to document and process a selection of materials from the Experimental Television Center archives, in preparation of an exhibition at the Hunter Gallery in New York this fall, and for their acquisition by the Rose Goldsen Library & Archives at Cornell University.

In April 2015 I had the pleasure of moderating a panel for the annual What Now? symposium organized by Art in General and the Vera LIst Center at the New School, New York.

In March 2015 I presented on Seth Siegelaub and Robert Projansky’s “The Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale Agreement” at the Association for the Study of Law, Culture & the Humanities conference at Georgetown University Law Centre in Washington, DC.

Also in March 2015 I presented on Land Art and Property Rights for Alan Ruiz’s sculpture class at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

In February 2015 I presented for Anthony Graves’ RISD course on curatorial studies.

I spent three days in Houston, TX in November 2014 presenting with Helena Keeffe for the charge practicum at the Art League Houston.

The New Museum commissioned an essay by me on “Non-Participation” that was published in November 2014.

In August 2014 I began the PhD program in the History of Art & Visual Studies and Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

In June 2014 I exhibited “Non-Participation” at the Luminary, St Louis, and was a curator & artist in residence.

In spring 2014 I contributed a short piece for the book “Manual” by Printeresting.org.

In April 2014 I collaborated with Helena Keeffe to present the workshop Gauging the Gray Area: Standards for Artistic Labor for the event series Valuing Labor in the Arts: A Practicum at UC Berkeley.

Earlier in April 2014 I presented a paper on the origins and implications of Seth Siegelaub’s Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale Agreement at the conference Living Labor: Marxism and Performance Studies at New York University.

My exhibition  Canceled: Alternative Manifestations & Productive Failures was presented at the Oresman Gallery at Smith College in February 2014. While at Smith I also held a gallery talk, and a lecture for a course on contemporary art taught by Frazer Ward.

In January 2014 I spent time in Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark, to present on Canceled and Non-Participation at Bureau Publik and rum46.

On November 25th, 2013, I spoke with Alan Ruiz’s class at Pratt on Richard Serra’s Tilted Arc and site-specificity in public art.

From October 10 – November 17, 2013, Canceled: Alternative Manifestations & Productive Failures, was on view at the Freedman Gallery at Albright College.

At the opening for Canceled: Alternative Manifestations & Productive Failures at the Freedman Gallery at Albright College, I held a conversation with Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento on the different forms a cancellation can take, and the impact of the law on art.

On September 21, 2013, I joined Blonde Art Books and Maia Asshaq of DittoDitto (Detroit), Sarah Williams of The Art Book Review (Los Angeles), and Daniel McCloskey of The Cyberpunk Apocalypse (Pittsburgh), in a discussion for the Classroom at Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1.

In early September 2013 I spent a week at Denniston Hill, working on upcoming projects, and swimming.

In August 2013 A.E. Benenson and I began Extra Curricular, a periodic meeting place and platform for emerging independent curators to reflect on our needs as individuals producing without the support of cultural institutions and to develop shared resources.

I was in DC from June 13 – 15, where I presented on recent projects and showed a few books at Furthermore. Thanks to SP Weather Station and Blonde Art Books for inviting me.

In May my article on Non-Participation and a history of artists’ strikes was published in the Art Leaks Gazette.

On March 7th I was part of a discussion for art dealer John Lee‘s class in the “Art Market: Principles and Practices” program at FIT. Topics included images of consumerism in contemporary art, beginning with Prada Marfa, and the psychology of buying.

On March 21st I led a seminar for a session of the Art Law Program, held at Fordham Law School in collaboration with the Art Law Office. The seminar for law students and open to others will expand on many of the themes explored in the exhibition “Canceled” and which are being developed in “Non-Participation.”

My project “Marfa, TX” for the Site 95 Journal is now online. Part travel journal and part historical consideration. I’m still not sure what to make of the place. View the project here: Site95.org

On February 28th, 2013 I took part in a roundtable discussion at the New York State Council on the Arts to consider their new guidelines for funding public art, with particular attention paid to past controversies and successes. This event was the culmination of a research I conducted for NYSCA over the summer of 2012.

I exhibited a piece in the Art Law Codex, , organized by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento and presented at Independent Curators International on February 13 from 6:30-8:00pm, at the ICI Curatorial Hub, 401 Broadway, Suite 1620, New York, NY.

On February 16th I spoke on the panel “Reproducing Authenticity” for the Southern Graphics Council International Affiliate Panel for the College Art Association 2013 conference. The panel is organized by Jason Urban of Printeresting.org.

This year, alongside the exhibition “Canceled: Alternative Manifestations & Productive Failures,” Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento and I held the discussion When Cancellations Become Form at The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY.

I also gave presentation on the exhibition and held a screening of related works at The Center for Book Arts, including the films Rarely Seen Bas Jan Ader Film, David Horvitz, 2007; Guerrillas in our Midst, Amy Harrison, 1992; A Fire in My Belly, David Wojnarowicz, 1987; National Portrait Gallery Protest, Mike Blasenstein & Mike Iacovone, 2010; Bumming in Beijing: The Last Dreamers, Wu Wenguang, 1990.

Earlier in 2012 I was a participant for the seminar series of the Art & Law Residency at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

In 2011 I co-taught the workshops and discussion groups Art & Economics at Famous Accountants, Brooklyn, NY, in collaboration with Iris Jaffe, and Market, Alternative at Trade School, New York, NY, in collaboration with Ricky Manne. Additionally, I contributed to the workshops series Alternative Art Economies, also held at Trade School.

Also in 2011, I contributed to the Art & Law research projects of Seth Siegelaub and the Stichting Egress Foundation.

In 2010 – 2011, I assisted with the e-flux project Time/Bank while at its temporary New York location.

Before that, I worked with Philagrafika in Philadelphia, PA to help organize and raise funds for Philagraphika 2010, a city-wide festival of international contemporary printmaking.

For most of the time I lived in Philadelphia, I had a gallery/studio and shop with Julianne Ahn, AHN|VHS.

When I first moved to Philadelphia in the spring of 2008, I had a studio at the Philadelphia Institute for Advance Studies, or PIFAS.

Prior to and while I was living in Philadelphia, I worked at BravinLee programs, where I helped organize exhibitions and curated Indexiphilia: The Space 1026 Collective. While there I also assisted BravinLee on their curated projects for the Downtown Alliance series Re:Construction. I was the designer for the major installation by Nina Bovasso Botanizing on the Asphalt in 2008.

Early presentations and lectures include the Hampshire College Studio Arts Department in 2008, and The Grinspoon Foundation Conference on Entrepreneurship in the Arts in 2006.

As an undergraduate student at Hampshire College from 2004-2006, I co-founded and directed Gallery TK in Northampton, MA. From what I can we remember, we had exhibitions and showed work by Megan Palaima, Peter Harkawick, Nico Herbst, Aaron Rosenblum, John Shaw, Rebecca Gordon, Caitlin Berrigan, Mira Levy, Tyler Lafreniere, Melissa Mendes, Eric Hou, Mike Dacey, Hannah Secord Wade, Linette McGown, Daniel Lopatin, Kristin Lupoli, Crystal Stokowski, Devon Zink, Alex da Corte, Eric Viet, Rory Young, and lots of others. We hosted performances by Lungfish, Beirut, Diane Cluck, Son of Earth, Princess, and lots more.

Since 2004, I’ve done projects or have shown work in a number of artist-run galleries including Space 1026, the Padlock Gallery, and AUX Vox Populi in Philadelphia, Noble & Superior Projects in Chicago, and Guilty Pleasures in Brooklyn.

And the rest is history.