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AMT Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Fall 2012

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September 12 kicks off another season of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series, sponsored by AMT. Here’s the full schedule of this fall’s visitors:
Wednesdays at 7pm in Kellen Auditorium
66 Fifth Ave., Lobby


September 12 – Mariam Ghani
Mariam Ghani’s practice operates at the intersection of place, memory, history, language, loss, and reconstruction. She has been awarded the NYFA and Soros Fellowships, grants from the Graham Foundation, CEC ArtsLink, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and the Experimental Television Center. Her videos and installations have been exhibited at dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel and Kabul, the Sharjah Biennials 9 and 10, MoMA in New York, and the Gyeongnam Museum in South Korea. Her public and participatory projects have been staged in Berlin, Amsterdam, Buffalo, Detroit, New York and online. She has collaborated with choreographer Erin Kelly since 2006 on the video, photo and performance series Performed Places, and with artist Chitra Ganesh since 2004 as Index of the Disappeared, an archive of post-9/11 detentions, deportations, renditions and redactions. Her writing has been featured in Mousse, Abitare, Filmmaker, FUSE, Viralnet, Pavilion, Samar, the Sarai Reader, the Radical History Review, the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, and documenta’s 100 Notes, 100 Thoughts book series.

September 19 – Shari Diamond
Shari Diamond is a photographic artist interested in the narrative, symbolic and poetic possibilities of imagery. Her most recent work utilizes photography and the computer to explore current events, see anew and imagine what might be. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, she currently lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. Shari received a New York Foundation for the Arts 2008 Fellowship in Photography, two BAC Community Arts Grants and was awarded residencies at the Saltonstall Colony, Blue Mountain Center and the Millay Colony for the Arts. Her work has been shown in numerous venues, including PS 122 Gallery, Art Projects International, the Beit Ha’ir Museum in Tel Aviv and is currently on view at the Dowd Gallery in Cortland New York.

September 26 – NO CLASS

October 3 – Antonio Vega
Antonio Vega Macotela lives in Mexico City and Amsterdam. He graduated from The National School of Fine Arts ENAP-UNAM in 2001 where he began his public and social art research. His work is multidisciplinary, site-specific and often engages particular communities. It explores notions of exchange, specifically regarding currency as a mediation device through which social relations are established. His recent project Time Exchange proposed the replacement of money with a time-sharing system. He carried out this project through individual exchanges with inmates at the Santa Martha Acatila prison in Mexico. He was the co-editor of the publication Multiple Media 2 in 2008. His works have been exhibited in such places as the Museo de Arte Moderno (MAM), Museo Carrillo Gil, the Laboratorio Arte Alameda Mexico City and the 29th Sao Paolo Biennial (Brazil). He is currently in residence at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and his work iwas recently featured in the Generational exhibition at The New Museum.

October 10 – Vito Accounci
Vito Acconci’s design & architecture comes from backgrounds of writing & art. His poems in the late 60’s treated language as matter & the page as a field to travel over; his performances in the early 70’s helped shift art from object to interaction; in the early 80’s, his architectural-units were meant to be transformed by users. By the late 80’s his work crossed over & he formed Acconci Studio, a design firm that mixes poetry & geometry, computer-scripting & sentence-structure, narrative & biology, chemistry & social-science. The Studio uses computers to give form to thinking; they use forms to find ideas. They make not nodes so much as circulation-routes, they design time as much as space. Built in the last decade are, in Graz, a person-made island where the theater, a bowl, twists to become a playground on its way to becoming a dome, a restaurant; in Coney Island an elevated subway-station façade that waves & bulges to make views & seats. Being built now, in Indianapolis, is an interactive tunnel through a building where pedestrians & cyclists activate sensors that set off lights that swarm around them like fireflies.

October 17 – David Diao
David Diao was born in China in 1943. He left with his grandparents for Hongkong in October 1949 at the moment of the Communist takeover. At age 12 he joined his father in New York where he has lived and worked ever since. He began showing his work in 1969 with almost concurrent shows at Paula Cooper and Leo Castelli. He participated in several Whitney Biennials in the 70s. He joined Postmasters Gallery upon its establishment in 1985 and has had solo shows there every few years, the most recent in 2009. A survey show was mounted at the Museum of Modern Art, St. Etienne, France, 1990. Most recently Postmasters mounted Richteriana which featured his early and current work. The Museums of Strasbourg has engaged him to make work based on the recently restored Café Aubette to debut in October 2013. He will be showing his new work in a 2 person show with Walid Raad at Paula Cooper, opening Sept 22, old and new work in a new iteration of Conceptual Abstraction at Hunter College, opening October 3.

October 24 – Anoka Faruqee
Anoka Faruqee is a painter who lives and works in New Haven, CT. She has exhibited her work in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and in Asia. Group and solo exhibitions include Max Protetch, Monya Rowe and Thomas Erben Galleries (New York), PS 1 Museum (Queens), Albright-Knox Gallery (Buffalo), Angles Gallery (Los Angeles), Chicago Cultural Center, and Hosfelt Gallery (San Francisco) and June Lee (Seoul, Korea). She received her MFA from Tyler School of Art in 1997 and her BA from Yale University in 1994. She attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, the Skowhegan School of Art, and the PS1 National Studio Program. Grants include the Pollock Krasner Foundation and Artadia. Faruqee is curently an Associate Professor at the Yale School of Art, where she is also Acting Director of Graduate Studies of the Painting and Printmaking Department. She has also taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Cal Arts, where she was Co-Director of the Art Program for a number of years.

October 31 – Paula Hayes
Paula Hayes, born 1958 in Massachusetts, received her BS in Liberal Arts from Skidmore College in 1987 and her MFA in Sculpture from Parsons in 1989. She currently lives and works in NYC. Ms. Hayes has exhibited her ephemeral, living works internationally for over two decades, with early exhibitions at Andrea Rosen Gallery, The Fawbush Gallery both in NYC, Eigen + Art, Berlin, The Shauffhausen Museum, Shauffhausen, Switzerland, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, The Queens Museum of Art and most currently at Salon 94, Marianne Boesky Gallery, The Museum of Modern Art, (all in NYC), The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, Glasstress, of the 2011 Venice Biennale and Lever House, NYC in 2012.

November 7 – Joan Jonas
Joan Jonas is a pioneer of video and performance art. She began working with mirrors and distance in landscape space in 1968. Experimenting with the combination of these various mediums from 1972, she incorporated cameras and monitors as a means of transforming space and time on stage, continually probing how the reception of an image changes due to its set-up. Since 2000, Jonas has taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

November 14 – Milagros de la Torre
Milagros de la Torre has been working with photography since 1991. She received a B.A. (Hons) in Photographic Arts from the London College of Printing. Her first solo exhibition was presented at the Palais de Tokyo, Centre National de la Photographie, Paris as part of the Under the Black Sun project. After a residency grant from the Cite des Arts, Paris (1995), she received the Rockefeller Foundation Artist Grant and was awarded the Romeo Martinez Photography Prize and the Young Iberoamerican Creators Prize for her series The Lost Steps. In 2003, her artist book Trouble de la Vue (Paris: Toluca editions) was published with text by Jose Manuel Prieto and design by Pierre Charpin. She received the Guggenheim Fellowship in Creative Arts, Photography in 2011. Her work is part of permanent museum collections including The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; F.N.A.C., Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina among others. A monograph that will gather some of her most striking and compelling work, designed by Toluca Editions, will be published by RM Editorial, Mexico/Barcelona, in 2012.

November 28 – Robert Sember-Ultrared
Robert Sember is a member of the international sound-art collective, Ultra-red. Ultra-red investigates how experimental sound art can contribute to political organizing within the communities where the collective’s eleven members are situated. Their work includes concerns related to immigrants’ and migrants’ rights, housing access, sexual and gender rights, and anti-racism and anti-poverty struggles. Ultra-red approach sound as the cause of the desire to listen rather than as an end in itself and are committed, therefore, to long-term projects that employ listening as part of constituencies’ struggles. Robert brings to his work with Ultra-red training in cultural studies, medical anthropology and art, and ongoing involvement in the field of public health. In recent years Robert has taught in the Department of World Arts and Cultures at the University of California in Los Angeles, the Center for HIV/AIDS Networking at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, the Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society at the University of Amsterdam’s Graduate School of Social Sciences, and the School of Theater at Ohio University.

December 5 – Adam Pendleton
Adam Pendleton was most recently featured in the Palais de Tokyo’s La Triennale (2012), where his video BAND was presented following its premiere at The Kitchen, New York (2010). Pendleton has been included in major exhibitions worldwide including Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language, MoMA, New York (2012); Greater New York, MoMA PS1, New York (2010); The Generational: Younger Than Jesus, New Museum, New York (2010); Manifesta 7, Trentino-South Tyrol, Italy (2008); After 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy, High Museum of Art, Atlanta (2008); Object, The Undeniable Success of Operations, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2008); Manifesto Marathon, The Serpentine Gallery, London (2008); Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2007); Performa 07, New York (2007); Talk Show, ICA London (2007); and Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since the 1970s, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2005). He will be featured in the upcoming exhibition Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston), and has been commissioned to create a new work for Performa 13, New York. His first solo museum exhibition will be presented at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis in 2014.

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