Video Archive Visiting Artist Lectures

Fall 2022

September 14, 2022 7PM

Parsons Fine Arts Alumni Panel

The Fine Arts Department invites you to join this Wednesday at 7pm for a panel discussion featuring three MFA and BFA Fine Arts alumni. Jade Yuming, Azzah Sultan and American Artist will each present…

September 21, 2022 7PM

Shaun Leonardo

Old Tishman Auditorium, first floor of  66 W. 12th Street (A building, room 106) Shaun Leonardo’s multidisciplinary work negotiates societal expectations of manhood, namely definitions…

September 28, 2022 7PM

Lynn Hershman Leeson

This event will be hosted on Zoom: Password: Fall22 +16469313860, 92826125445# US Lynn Hershman Leeson has been internationally acclaimed for her influential media art…

October 5, 2022 7PM

Valerio Rocco Orlando

Valerio Rocco Orlando (Italy, 1978) is an artist and professor of Multimedia Dramaturgy at Accademia di Brera, Milan, Italy. Through practices ranging from workshops to…

October 12, 2022 7PM

Arghavan Khosravi

There are two ways to access this public talk: Remotely on Zoom: Password: Fall22 +16469313860, 92826125445# US OR Starr Foundation Room We will project…

October 26, 2022 7PM

Laurie Kang

Laurie Kang works in sculpture, photography and site-responsive installation, exploring the body as an ongoing process. She uses materials in ways that emphasize their inherent…

November 2, 2022 7PM

Jules Gimbrone

Jules Gimbrone is an artist and composer who works from a platform of diffused subjectivity, looking to a confluence of biology, technology, and social structures…

November 9, 2022 7PM

Institute for Queer Ecology,

This event will be hosted on Zoom: Password: Fall22 One tap mobile +16469313860, 92826125445# US The Institute of Queer Ecology (IQECO) is an ever-evolving…

November 16, 2022 7PM

Eugene Ofori Agyei

** Talk will be recorded and sent out to the Fine Arts community at a later date** Eugene Ofori Agyei (b. 1993) is a ceramic…

November 30, 2022 7PM

Steve Lambert/ Center for Artistic Activism

** Location information pending strike resolution** Steve Lambert is co-founder and co-director of the Center for Artistic Activism, a research and training institute helping activists…

Spring 2022

February 2, 2022 7PM

Pecha Kucha

FACULTY PECHA KUCHA Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022 7-9pm   In a series of fast-paced, 8 minutes presentations focused on recent project work, a range of…

February 9, 2022 7PM

Parsons Fine Arts Alumni Panel

The Fine Arts Department invites you to join this Wednesday, February 9th at 7pm for a panel discussion featuring three MFA and BFA Fine Arts alumni….

February 16, 2022 7PM

Morehshin Allahyari

Portrait photo by Emily Andrews Morehshin Allahyari (Persian: موره شین اللهیاری‎; born 1985) is an Iranian-Kurdish media artist, activist, and writer based in Brooklyn, New…

February 23, 2022 7PM

Guadalupe Maravilla

Guadalupe Maravilla is a transdisciplinary visual artist, choreographer, and healer. At the age of eight, Maravilla was part of the first wave of unaccompanied, undocumented…

March 2, 2022 7PM

Sadie Barnette

Sadie Barnette (b. 1984, Oakland, CA) uses installation, sculpture, photography, wallpaper and large-scale drawing to examine the artist’s familial legacy. Employing archival material compiled by…

March 9, 2022 7PM

Tuan Andrew Nguyen/ The Propeller Group

TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN/ THE PROPELLER GROUP Tuan Andrew Nguyen (b. 1976, Sai Gon, Viet Nam) lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City. His practice…

April 6, 2022 7PM

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (b. 1967, Mexico City) received a B.Sc. in Physical Chemistry from Concordia University in Montréal, Canada in 1989. A media artist who creates platforms…

April 13, 2022 7PM

Rasheedah Phillips/Black Quantum Futurism

Rasheedah Phillips/Black Quantum Futurism Co-sponsored by Vera List Center for Art and Politics Rasheedah Phillips is a queer Philadelphia-based public interest attorney, mother, interdisciplinary artist, and…

April 20, 2022 7PM

Leslie Wayne

Leslie Wayne is a New York-based artist whose work intersects painting, sculpture, abstraction, and representation to create a hybrid that encourages a reexamination of our…

April 27, 2022 7PM

Brie Ruais

  Brie Ruais [b. 1982, Southern California] lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts…

Fall 2021

September 22, 2021 7PM

MFA Fine Arts Alumni Panel

The Fine Arts Department invites you to join this Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 at 7:00 pm EST,  for a panel discussion featuring MFA Fine Arts…

September 29, 2021 7PM

Khalil Robert Irving

Kahlil Robert Irving (b. 1992, San Diego, CA) He attended the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art, Washington University in St. Louis (MFA Fellow, 2017);…

October 13, 2021 7PM

Maria Fernanda Cardoso

  Maria Fernanda Cardoso (b. 1963) Colombian born, Sydney-based artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso’s practice reveals the wonder, beauty and complexity of other life forms, with…

October 27, 2021 7PM

Jen Liu

  Jen Liu is a New York-based artist working on topics of labor biopolitics, feminist mutation, and the re-motivating of archival artifacts. In her current…

November 3, 2021 7PM

Devan Shimoyama

Devan Shimoyama is a visual artist whose work explores depictions of the Black, queer, male body through the media of painting, sculpture, printmaking, and installation….

November 10, 2021 7PM

Melanie Hoff

Melanie Hoff is an artist and educator examining the role technology plays in social organization and reinforcing hegemonic structures. Their work re-codes conventions of norms, interfaces,…

November 17, 2021 7PM

Ronny Quevedo

Ronny Quevedo works in a variety of mediums including sculpture and drawing. His work “posits profound interconnections between the circular movements engendered by sport and…

December 1, 2021 7PM

Yto Barrada

  Yto Barrada is a Moroccan-French, NYC-based artist known for a body of work that mines historical figures, sites and situations for artistic material. Her…

Spring 2021

February 17, 2021 3PM

Ranu Mukherjee

Ranu Mukherjee is an artist who makes hybrid work in moving image, painting and installation to build new imaginative capacities. She is guided by the forces…

March 3, 2021 3PM

Guan Xiao

Guan Xiao, born in 1983, currently works and lives in Beijing. The art practice of Guan Xiao mainly focuses on sculpture, video, and installations. Through…

March 24, 2021 3PM

Michael Rakowitz

Michael Rakowitz is an artist living and working in Chicago. Concerned with history and current events, he uses his work to explore pressing political and social issues…

April 7, 2021 3PM

Abigail DeVille

Abigail DeVille was born in 1981 in New York, where she lives and works. Maintaining a long-standing interest in marginalized people and places, DeVille creates…

April 28, 2021 3PM

Jesper Just

Jesper Just (born 1974 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a Danish artist based in New York. He uses film technology and installation strategies as vehicles to…

Fall 2020

September 9, 2020 3PM

Theresa Chromati

Theresa Chromati (b. 1992) has garnered critical and institutional attention for figurative paintings that burst with color and texture as they deploy abstraction to explore…

Spring 2020

February 12, 2020 7PM

David Reed

David Reed is a Californian who lives and works in New York. His exhibition Painting Paintings (David Reed) 1975, was curated by Katy Siegel and…

February 19, 2020 7PM

Jon Rubin

Jon Rubin is an interdisciplinary artist who creates interventions into public life that re-imagine individual, group and institutional behavior. He has exhibited at SFMoMA; Mercosul…

February 26, 2020 7PM

Indira Allegra

Indira Allegra is re-imagining what a memorial can feel like, the scale on which it can exist and how it can function. Deeply informed by…

March 4, 2020 7PM

Meriem Bennani

Meriem Bennani (b. 1988 in Rabat, Morocco) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Juxtaposing and mixing the language of reality TV, documentaries, phone footage,…

March 25, 2020 7PM

Kerry Downey

Kerry Downey is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City. Downey’s work explores relationality through the many ways we inhabit our bodies and access…

April 1, 2020 7PM

Alison O’Daniel

Alison O’Daniel has exhibited internationally including Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR; Centro Centro, Madrid, Spain; Art…

April 8, 2020 7PM

Jean Shin

Jean Shin is recognized for her monumental installations that transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community engagement. Her work has been widely…

April 29, 2020 7PM

Adonis Volanakis

Adonis Volanakis is a multidisciplinary visual/ performance artist based in Athens, Greece. Best known for his poetic, socially-engaged practice addressing women’s cultural and historical legacies,…

Fall 2019

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…

Fall 2018

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

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

Spring 2017

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…

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…

Spring 2016

Fall 2015

Spring 2015

February 2, 2015 10AM


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 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 3, 2014 7PM

Simon Leung

Simon Leung’s projects in various media include an opera set in Griffith Park; a live/video performance addressing AIDS in the figure of the glory hole;…

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 27, 2014 10AM

Ella Condon

Parsons Fine Arts program is pleased to announce the inaugural alumni visiting artists series MOMENTUM. Featuring exchange student alumni, and emerging fine arts visiting artist…

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…