Video Archive Visiting Artist Lectures

Visiting Artist Series

Spring 2019

January 30, 2019 7PM

Mika Tajima

Tajima’s recent work invokes technologies developed to control and affect the body, focusing on techniques that shape bodily experience of space and time in a…

February 6, 2019 7PM

Cannupa Hanska Luger

Cannupa Hanska Luger is a multi-disciplinary artist of Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, Austrian, and Norwegian descent. Using social collaboration and in response to timely and…

February 13, 2019 7PM

Meleko Mokgosi

Meleko Mokgosi is an artist and assistant professor of practice at New York University. He received his BA from Williams College in 2007 and participated…

February 20, 2019 7PM

Salman Toor

Salman Toor’s figurative paintings vary in scale and style, ranging in subject from Art History, Queer Culture, and Post-Colonialism. Toor has had several solo exhibitions…

February 27, 2019 7PM

Hakan Topal  

Hakan Topal is a new media artist living and working in Brooklyn. He is currently an Assistant Professor of New Media at Purchase College and has…

March 6, 2019 7PM

Elana Herzog

Elana Herzog uses material culture to consider aspects of ephemerality and entropy, pleasure and pain, attraction and repulsion. Her current focus is on the global…

March 27, 2019 7PM

Patricia Cronin

Patricia Cronin is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines issues of gender, sexuality and social justice and has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and…

April 3, 2019 7PM

Natalie Bookchin

Natalie Bookchin is an artist and filmmaker whose work exposes social realities that lie beneath the surface of life lived under the glare and the…

April 10, 2019 7PM

Carolyn Lazard

Carolyn Lazard is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working across video, sound, installation and performance. Their practice explores the aesthetic and political dimensions of consent,…

May 1, 2019 7PM

Taryn Simon

Taryn Simon works with photography, sculpture, text, sound, and performance to make visible the contours of power and authority hidden within familiar systems and organizations….

Fall 2018

September 12, 2018 7PM

Liz Collins

Liz Collins surrounds the viewer in vibrating color fields to explore the boundaries between painting, fiber arts and installation. She has had solo exhibitions at…

September 26, 2018 7PM

Lucy Kim

Lucy Kim is a Boston-based visual artist using mold-making and casting as a sculptural surrogate for photography. By combining her sculptural process with painting, her…

October 3, 2018 7PM

William Villalongo

William Villalongo is a Brooklyn-based artist whose figures oscilate between magic and the factualness of being in a body, desire and discord. Visibility and invisibility…

October 10, 2018 7PM

Tiona Nekkia McClodden

Tiona Nekkia McClodden is a North Philadelphia-based visual artist, filmmaker, and curator who explores and critiques issues at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality and…

October 17, 2018 7PM

Cullen Washington Jr

Cullen Washington Jr. utilizes the grid to communicate humanity and inter-connectedness. He describes his collage abstract paintings as “non-representational fields of activity.” Venues include: The…

October 31, 2018 7PM

Katja Eydel

Katja Eydel is a Berlin-based artist and Professor of Photography at the University of the Arts Helsinki. Working primarily with the medium of photography, her…

November 7, 2018 7PM

Jackson Polys

Jackson Polys is an artist from Tlingit territory, living and working between what are currently called Alaska and New York. His work examines negotiations toward…

November 14, 2018 7PM

Penelope Umbrico

Penelope Umbrico’s multi-disciplinary installations utilize search engines, web platforms, consumer software applications, and the physical materials of technology to explore the production and consumption of…

November 28, 2018 7PM

Carlos Motta

Carlos Motta’s multi-disciplinary work draws upon political history in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize suppressed histories, communities, and identities. Recent shows include…

December 5, 2018 7PM

E.V. Day

E.V. Day’s work explores themes of sexuality and humor while employing gravity-defying suspension techniques. By manipulating iconic imagery from popular culture, Day re-animates the recognizable…

Spring 2018

January 31, 2018 7PM

Jamian Juliano Villani

Jamian Juliano-Villani is an artist living in Brooklyn. Her paintings are an amalgamation of references that span centuries  from Mount Vesuvius to Paul Wall. She has…

February 14, 2018 7PM

Wu Tsang

Wu Tsang is an award-winning filmmaker and visual artist whose work is concerned with queer and trans community and community practices. Her films and artworks…

February 21, 2018 7PM

Ajay Kurian

Ajay Kurian is an artist living in Brooklyn, NY who is known for his work with eclectic materials–gold-plated ostrich eggs, gummy bears, and vaporizers –…

February 28, 2018 7PM

Adriane Colburne

Adriane Colburn’s research-based sculptural installations investigate complex relationships between human infrastructure, earth systems, technology and the natural world. She has participated in scientific expeditions in…

March 7, 2018 7PM

Carlos Motta

Carlos Motta’s multi-disciplinary work draws upon political history in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize suppressed histories, communities, and identities. Recent solo exhibitions…

March 28, 2018 7PM

Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Kameelah Janan Rasheed (b.1985, East Palo Alto, CA) is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, writer, and former public high school teacher from East Palo Alto, CA….

April 4, 2018 7PM

Heather Hart

Heather Hart, based in New York, is an interdisciplinary artist exploring the power in thresholds, questioning dominant narratives and creating alternatives to them through viewer…

April 11, 2018 7PM

Derrick Adams

Derrick Adams works in performance, video, sound, textile/paper-based collage, and multimedia sculpture. His award-winning practice is rooted in the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and…

April 25, 2018 7PM

Mernet Larsen

Mernet Larsen is known for her geometric, perspectivally skewed paintings in which ordinary situations become disquieting, unfamiliar. She has exhibited at the National Museum of…

Fall 2017

August 30, 2017 7PM

Rosanna Raymond

Sistar S’pacific aka Rosanna Raymond, an innovator of the contemporary Pasifika art scene as a long-standing member of the art collective the Pacific Sisters, and…

September 6, 2017 7PM

Mark Dion

Mark Dion’s work examines how dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. Creating works that question the…

September 13, 2017 7PM

Cameron Rowland

Cameron Rowland was born in 1988 in Philadelphia and received a BA from Wesleyan University, Connecticut. Rowland lives and works in Queens. Rowland has had solo exhibitions…

September 20, 2017 3PM

Xu Bing

Xu Bing was born in Chongqing, China, in 1955. He earned his B.A. degree from the printmaking department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts…

September 27, 2017 7PM

Zachary Fabri

Zachary Fabri is an artist working in video, photography, sculpture, and performance. His practice looks at concerns surrounding cultural commodification, gentrification, and public space. He…

October 11, 2017 7PM

Nicole Eisenman

Nicole Eisenman is a painter and sculptor living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Her work was the subject of a 2016 mid-career retrospective “Al-Ugh-Ories”…

October 18, 2017 7PM

Sheila Pepe

Sheila Pepe is a cross-disciplinary artist employing conceptualism, surrealism, and craft to address feminist and class issues. Solo exhibitions include the Smith College Museum of…

November 1, 2017 7PM

Yamini Nayar

Yamini Nayar’s (US/India) work intersects photography, sculpture and the language of architecture to foreground questions about the built environment and its psychological and ​social dimensions….

November 8, 2017 6:30PM

Maria Thereza Alvez

Maria Thereza Alvez, recipient of the Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics 2016-18, explores notions of colonialism, commerce, ecology, and migration by following…

November 15, 2017 7PM

Stefanos Tsivopoulos

Stefanos Tsivopoulos is a Greek artist and filmmaker living and working between Amsterdam, Athens and New York. Tsivopoulos’ art practice is typified by a strong…

November 29, 2017 6:30PM

Alfredo Jaar

  For over two decades, Alfredo Jaar’s work has focused on photography as political witness. Born in Chile, he has traveled extensively to investigate issues…

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] 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