Shane Aslan Selzer

Part-time Assistant Professor

Shane Aslan Selzer is an artist, writer and organizer whose practice develops micro-communities where artists can expand on larger social issues such as exchange, critique and failure. Selzer is a founding member and Co-Director of Global Crit Clinic, an international peer learning network for artists working to diversify the field by sharing tools for participation. GCC is currently an artist in residence at Triangle Arts Association in Brooklyn, NY through a program titled, Letters to the Art World. Selzer is the Co-Editor of, What We Want Is Free: Critical Exchanges in Recent Art (SUNY Press, 2014). The book examines a twenty-year history of artistic productions that both model and occupy the various forms of exchange within contemporary society; from shops, gifts, and dinner parties to contract labor and petty theft. In each of these projects Selzer assembles spaces where people can learn through interaction with others by provoking discourse that is informed by circumstances that are too often held “outside” of art.