Visiting Artist Series

Spring 2017

February 1, 2017 7PM

Paul Pfeiffer

Paul Pfeiffer’s work in the mediums of installation, photography, and video often uses extant imagery as an occasion to plumb the depths of contemporary culture,…

February 8, 2017 6:30PM

PAF Panel: Commercial Break

Public urban space is increasingly shaped by the display of visual information. Over the last decade alone, modes of advertising have developed alongside technological advances…

February 15, 2017 7PM

Carrie Yamaoka

Carrie Yamaoka is a New York-based visual artist working in the expanded field of painting. Exhibiting widely in the US and Europe since the 1980s,…

February 22, 2017 7PM

Will Rawls

Will Rawls is a writer, choreographer and performer. Rawls creates solo and group works that unravel and reconfigure around the idea of self and becoming….

March 1, 2017 7PM

Leidy Churchman

Leidy Churchman (b. 1979) lives and works in New York. His work is currently on view in Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, Museum…

March 8, 2017 7PM

Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme

Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme (b.1983) work together across a range of sound, image, text, installation and performance practices. Their practice probes a contemporary landscape…

March 15, 2017 7PM

Bo Zheng with Steven Lam

Bo Zheng (born in Beijing, 1974; lives and works in Hong Kong) is an artist, writer, and teacher, committed to socially and ecologically engaged art….

March 29, 2017 7PM

Stephanie Syjuco

Stephanie Syjuco creates large-scale spectacles of collected cultural objects, cumulative archives, and temporary vending installations, often with an active public component that invites viewers to…

April 5, 2017 7PM

Grimanesa Amorós

Grimanesa Amorós is an interdisciplinary artist with diverse interests in the fields of social history, scientific research and critical theory. Through her art she conveys…

April 12, 2017 7PM

Leonardo Drew

Leonardo Drew was born in 1961 in Tallahassee, Florida, and he grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut. His natural talent and passion for art was recognized…

April 26, 2017 7PM

Torkwase Dyson

Torkwase Dyson works through multiple forms and describes herself as a painter who uses the language of architecture and minimal geometric abstraction to generate descriptive…

May 3, 2017 7PM

Jonathan VanDyke

Jonathan VanDyke is a visual artist based in New York City working in the expanded field of painting. Recent solo exhibitions have appeared at 1/9unosunove…

Fall 2016

September 7, 2016 6:30PM

PAF Lecture: David Shrigley

David Shrigley’s distinctive comedic tone draws on everyday situations and human interactions to create self-reflexive artworks. While best known for his simple and unique drawing…

September 14, 2016 7PM

Toyin Ojih Odutola

  Toyin Ojih Odutola is a visual artist who creates drawings utilizing a variety of media. With any given tool, she emphasizes how an image…

September 21, 2016 7PM

Josh Kline

Josh Kline (b. 1979, Philadelphia, USA) lives and works in New York. Kline creates artworks and exhibitions that consider the ways in which our humanity…

September 28, 2016 7PM

Lee Mingwei

Born in Taiwan in 1964 and currently living in New York City and Paris, Lee Mingwei creates participatory installations, where strangers can explore issues of…

October 5, 2016 7PM

Rina Banerjee

Rina Banerjee’s work investigates the possibilities of cultural identity: its relics, how we identify ourselves, and how that perception changes through the eyes of others….

October 19, 2016 6:30PM

PAF Lecture: Heather & Ivan Morison

Often working in and with the public realm, artists Heather and Ivan Morison intertwine art, architecture, and theatre in their dynamic collaborative practice, to create…

October 26, 2016 7PM

Nayland Blake

Nayland Blake is an artist, educator and instigator. Interracial desire, same-sex love, and racial and sexual bigotry are recurrent themes in Blake’s sculptures, drawings, performances…

November 9, 2016 7PM

Milagros de la Torre

Milagros de la Torre’s practice involves extensive research in projects centered in the analysis of image language, the individual and violence. Working with the photographic…

November 16, 2016 7PM

Paulina Olowska

Paulina Olowska (b. 1976, Gdansk, Poland) does not limit her practice to any one medium. Instead she works in painting, sculpture, neon and ceramics as…

November 30, 2016 7PM

Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz

Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz have been working together in Berlin since 2007. Their staged films and film installations often start with a song, a…

Spring 2016

February 3, 2016 7PM

Kate Gilmore

Kate Gilmore is a performance, video and installation artist. She is the sole protagonist in her videos, in which she attempts to conquer self-constructed obstacles….

February 10, 2016 7PM

Guido Van der Werve

Guido Van der Werve pursued studies in industrial design, archaeology, music composition, and Russian language before beginning to create his first video documented performances around 2000….

February 17, 2016 7PM

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

Co-sponsored by the Culture and Media Department at Eugene Lang College and The School of Media Studies at The New School. With thanks to Flaherty…

February 24, 2016 6:30PM

Open Museums: A Panel Discussion

Co-sponsored by Public Books, Office of the Dean of Humanities, Columbia University, Columbia Global Center | Rio de Janeiro, Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul, Parsons…

March 2, 2016 7PM

Dannielle Tegeder

Dannielle Tegeder’s work explores systems in drawing, painting, installation, sound, and animation. Employing strategies connected to Post-Minimalism and 20th Century abstraction, she often utilizes mathematical,…

March 9, 2016 7PM

Christine Sun Kim

Christine Sun Kim uses the medium of sound through technology to interrogate the ownership of sound, explore oral languages as social currency, deconstruct preconceived ideas…

April 6, 2016 7PM

Marc Handelman

Marc Handelman works in painting, film/video, installation, and book arts. His uncanny large scale paintings, landscapes and abstract images often serve as frameworks for pathologies…

April 13, 2016 7PM

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller have been collaborating since 1995. Based in British Columbia, their immersive multimedia works create multisensory experiences which draw the…

April 20, 2016 7PM

L.J. Roberts

L.J. Roberts is an artist and critical writer whose practice explores the intersections of feminist, queer and trans politics, activism, the AIDS epidemic, collective action,…

April 27, 2016 7PM

Nina Katchadourian

Nina Katchadourian’s often humorous conceptual works explore themes of mapping, translation and public space through a range of media, including photography, installation, video, sound-based work…

Fall 2015

September 9, 2015 7PM

Shezad Dawood

Dawood works across film, painting and sculpture to interrogate perception, the politics of place, and structures of belief. His projects operate between the real and…

September 16, 2015 7PM

Simone Leigh

Taking an object-based approach to sculpture, installations and video, Leigh’s work is informed by her interest in African art, ethnographic research, feminism and performance. Her…

September 30, 2015 7PM

R.H. Quaytman

R.H. Quaytman is best known for her sumptuous and philosophical painting installations that use abstract and photographic elements. She generates her work through a systematic,…

October 7, 2015 7PM

Pablo Helguera

Working with installation, sculpture, photography, drawing, socially engaged art and performance, Helguera’s work focuses on a variety of topics ranging from history, pedagogy, sociolinguistics, ethnography,…

October 14, 2015 7PM

Tony Albert

Interrogating contemporary legacies of colonialism that have impacted the lives of Aboriginal peoples in his homeland of Australia, Tony Albert mines popular culture imagery and…

October 21, 2015 6:30PM

Hank Willis Thomas

Co-sponsored by Public Art Fund and Vera List Center for Art and Politics, Thomas’s conceptually-based practice addresses the relationships between identity, media, and popular culture…

November 4, 2015 7PM

Mary Mattingly

Working through varied forms of sculpture, photography, video and performance, Mattingly focuses on environmental, economic and political change. Her works include spherical living-systems incorporating rainwater…

November 11, 2015 7PM

Glenn Ligon & Carl Hancock Rux

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m966K_8Oc64&w=560&h=315] This event will include a drink reception in the Event Cafe in the lower level of the University Center at 7pm, and will…

November 18, 2015 6:30PM

Fiona Banner

Co-sponsored by the Public Art Fund and Vera List Center for Art & Politics, Banner will present an overview of her work, which is often…

December 2, 2015 7PM

Shahzia Sikander

Sikander’s practice takes Indo-Persian miniature painting as a point of departure, challenging its strict formal tropes as well as its medium-based restrictions by experimenting with…

Spring 2015

February 2, 2015 10AM

Zimoun

Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects….

February 4, 2015 6:30PM

Public Art Fund Talks at The New School: Martin Creed

Martin Creed (b. 1968, Wakefield, England) lives and works in London. Solo exhibitions of his work have been recently presented at the Hayward Gallery, London…

February 11, 2015 7PM

B. Wurtz

B. Wurtz was born in Pasadena, California and since 1985 has lived and worked in New York City. He received a BA from the University…

February 18, 2015 7PM

Terike Haapoja

Terike Haapoja is a Finnish visual artist. With a specific focus in encounters with nature, death and other species, Haapoja’s work investigates the existential and…

February 25, 2015 7PM

Julia Scher

Julia Scher (born 1954, Hollywood) is an American artist who works primarily with themes of surveillance. She uses a variety of mediums and is most…

March 11, 2015 7PM

Jacolby Satterwhite

Jacolby Satterwhite’s video works bring together 3-D animation, drawings, and live performance to construct utopian digital worlds. Within this uncharted digital architecture, Satterwhite explores personal…

March 18, 2015 7PM

Liz Magic Laser

Liz Magic Laser is a video and performance artist based in Brooklyn. She earned a BA from Wesleyan University (2003) and an MFA from Columbia…

April 1, 2015 7PM

Cheryl Dunye

Cheryl Dunye is producer, cinema artist, academic, and activist. She directed the films MOMMY IS COMING (2012), THE OWLS (2010), MY BABY’S DADDY (2004), STRANGER…

April 8, 2015 7PM

Shadi Habib Allah

Born in Jerusalem, Palestine in 1977, Shadi Habib Allah received a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in 2003 and an MFA from…

April 15, 2015 7PM

Laylah Ali

Laylah Ali was born in Buffalo, New York in 1968. The precision with which Ali creates her small, figurative, gouache paintings on paper is such…

April 22, 2015 7PM

Ei Arakawa

Ei Arakawa is based in New York since 1998. By almost always working collaboratively, Ei Arakawa’s work “not only destabilizes the line between one artist…

April 29, 2015 7PM

Matthew Buckingham

Matthew Buckingham was born in Nevada, Iowa, and currently lives in New York City. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, received a BA…

May 6, 2015 7PM

Chitra Ganesh

Chitra Ganesh was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, where she currently lives and works. Her drawing, installation, text-based work, and collaborations are inspired by…

Fall 2014

September 10, 2014 6:30PM

Public Art Fund Talks at The New School: Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons is internationally recognized as one of the most significant and influential artists working today. For the past 35 years he has examined the…

September 17, 2014 7PM

Basim Magdy

Basim Magdy was born in Assiut, Egypt in 1977. He currently lives and works in Basel, Switzerland and Cairo. His work has recently appeared group…

October 1, 2014 7PM

Dread Scott

Dread Scott is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is exhibited across the US and internationally. For three decades he has made work that encourages viewers…

October 8, 2014 7PM

Sean Lowry

Sean Lowry is a Sydney-based artist, musician and writer. Lowry holds a PhD in Visual Arts from The University of Sydney and teaches in the…

October 15, 2014 7PM

Ken Lum

Ken Lum is an artist born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. He presently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he is a Professor in the School…

October 22, 2014 6:30PM

Public Art Fund Talks at The New School: Abraham Cruzvillegas

Abraham Cruzvillegas is one of the most important conceptual artists of his generation to come from the vibrant art scene in Mexico City. For his…

October 29, 2014 7PM

Mary Miss

Mary Miss has reshaped the boundaries between sculpture, architecture, landscape design and installation art by articulating a vision of the public sphere where it is…

November 5, 2014 7PM

Edgar Arceneaux

Born in 1972, Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker Edgar Arceneaux received a BFA from the Art Center College of Design and an MFA from the…

November 12, 2014 6:30PM

Public Art Fund Talks at The New School: Sam Falls

Sam Falls creates sculptures, fabric works, and paintings that combine his interest in the history of minimalist sculpture with an experimentation of process and materials….

December 3, 2014 7PM

Lucy Raven

Lucy Raven is an artist based in New York. She works primarily with animation and the moving image. Her movies and installations have been shown…

November 19, 2015 7PM

Rochelle Feinstein

Rochelle Feinstein’s works often weave together her own subjectivity with historical and vernacular associations, an expansive painting lexicon, and the mythologies and matter of popular…

Spring 2014

February 5, 2014 7PM

Jill Magid

Brooklyn-based, artist and writer Jill Magid forms intimate relationships with systems of power, including police, military, secret service, corporations, and CCTV surveillance. For Magid, power…

February 6, 2014 7PM

Rashaad Newsome

Rashaad Newsome’s work is hinged on the sampling and the recontextualizing, of contemporary cultural elements in traditional frameworks. Using the equalizing force of sampling, he…

February 19, 2014 7PM

Karin Sander

Karin Sander (born in 1957), lives and works in Berlin (Germany) and Zurich (Switzerland). Working with installation, sculpture, photography, new technologies and other media, her…

February 26, 2014 7PM

Trevor Paglen

Trevor Paglen’s work deliberately blurs lines between science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret…

March 3, 2014 6PM

Public Art Fund Talks at The New School: Tatiana Trouvé

Tatiana Trouvé (b. 1968, Cosenza, Italy) lives and works in Paris. Recent solo exhibitions include Double Bind at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2007); 4 Between…

March 5, 2014 7PM

Odili Donald Odita

Born in Enugu Nigeria, lives and works in Philadelphia/New York. Odili Donald Odita received an MFA from Bennington College, Vermont (1990), BFA (with Distinction, Excellence…

April 2, 2014 7PM

Shadi Habib Allah

Born in Jerusalem, Palestine in 1977, received a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in 2003 and an MFA from Columbia University in…

April 9, 2014 7PM

Ashley Hunt

Ashley Hunt uses video, photography and writing to engage the ideas of social movements, modes of learning and public speech. His work is often concerned…

April 16, 2014 7PM

Kira Lynn Harris

An artist whose work creates an intersection between space, light, architecture, science fiction and theephemeral, Kira Lynn Harris is known primarily for her large scale…

April 23, 2014 6:30PM

Public Art Fund Talks at The New School: Sam Durant

Sam Durant is a multimedia artist whose works engage a variety of social, political, and cultural issues. Often referencing American history, his work explores the…

April 30, 2014 7PM

Anoka Faruqee

Anoka Faruqee is a painter who lives and works in New Haven, and Brooklyn. She has exhibited in the US and abroad, including the PS1…

May 7, 2014 6:30PM

Public Art Fund Talks at The New School: Katerina Grosse

Katerina Grosse, born 1961 in Freiburg/Breisgau, lives and works in Berlin / 2000 – 2010 Professor at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee / since Oct. 2010 Professor…

March 12, 2015 7PM

Katrin Sigurdardóttir

In her work, Katrin Sigurdardóttir explores the way physical structures and boundaries define our perception. Through unexpected shifts in scale, she examines distance and memory…

Spring 2013

January 30, 2013 7PM

LaToya Ruby Frazier

Kellen Auditorium, 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, New York, NY 10011 Photographer and media artist LaToya Ruby Frazier uses the conventions of social documentary…

February 6, 2013 7PM

Mierle Laderman Ukeles

Mierle Laderman Ukeles, born in 1939 in Denver, Colorado, is “madly in love” with the public domain and public culture and, as a result, nearly…

February 15, 2013 7PM

Johan Grimonprez

Named one of the top 50 filmmakers, Johan Grimonprez’s award winning films include dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y (1997) and Double Take (2009). Traveling the main festival circuit from the Berlinale to Sundance,…

February 21, 2013 7PM

Julie Ault

Julie Ault is an artist, curator, editor, and writer who works both independently and in temporary and enduring collaborative constellations. She often assumes curatorial and editorial roles as…

February 27, 2013 7PM

Paula Hayes

Paula Hayes (born 1958 in Concord, Massachusetts) is an American visual artist and designer who works with sculpture, drawing, installation art, botany, and landscape design….

March 6, 2013 7PM

Wu Tsang

WU TSANG is a Los Angeles based artist and filmmaker. His artworks and performances have been presented at the 2012 Whitney Biennial and New Museum…

March 13, 2013 7PM

Hans Haacke

Hans Haacke was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1936. He has lived in New York since 1965. He has been awarded numerous prizes for his…

March 20, 2013 7PM

Jack Whitten

Jack Whitten (b.1939) began his earliest experiments in painting during the 1960s by creating dynamic works inspired by Abstract Expressionism. Born and raised in Bessemer,…

April 3, 2013 7PM

Martin Kersels

Martin Kersels was born in Los Angeles. He attended UCLA for both his undergraduate and graduate educations, receiving a BA in art in 1984 and…

April 10, 2013 7PM

Dolores Zinny

Dolores Zinny (born 1968) is part of the collaborative duo Zinny Maidagan. She studied Fine Arts at the UNR of Rosario and attended the Whitney…

April 17, 2013 7PM

Nayland Blake

Nayland Blake is an artist, writer and educator. Born in New York Hospital in 1960, he currently resides in Brooklyn. He is represented by Matthew Marks Gallery,…

April 24, 2013 7PM

Pedro Lasch

Pedro Lasch was born and raised in Mexico City. He divides his time between Durham (NC), where he teaches art, art theory, and visual studies at Duke…

May 1, 2013 7PM

Fia Backstrom

Fia Backström’s work is based in questions on collective formation and the fabric of the social bond, as worked through image production, pedagogical models, and…

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