Video Archive Visiting Artist Lectures

Spring 2023

February 1, 2023 7PM

Parsons Fine Arts Faculty PechaKucha

This event will be hosted on Zoom: Password: Spring2023 In a series of fast-paced, 8 minutes presentations focused on recent project work, a range…

February 8, 2023 7PM

MFA Fine Arts Alumni Panel

The Fine Arts Department invites you to join this Wednesday, February 8th, 2023 at 7:00 pm EST,  for a panel discussion featuring MFA and BFA…

February 15, 2023 7PM

Steve Lambert/ Center for Artistic Activism

Steve Lambert is co-founder and co-director of the Center for Artistic Activism, a research and training institute helping activists be more creative and artists be more…

February 22, 2023 7PM

Dora Budor

Lecture Location: Old Tishman Auditorium (A 106) Dora Budor (b. 1984, Croatia) is a New York based artist and writer. Her recent solo exhibitions include Continent at…

March 1, 2023 7PM

Jordan Strafer

This event will be hosted on Zoom: Password: Spring2023 Jordan Strafer (b.1990, Miami, FL) is an artist working primarily in video based in Brooklyn,…

March 22, 2023 7PM

Victoria Fu

VICTORIA FU is a visual artist who was born and raised in Los Angeles. She received her MFA from CalArts, MA in Art History/Museum Studies from…

March 29, 2023 7PM

Eric N. Mack

Eric N. Mack (b. 1987, Columbia, MD) lives and works in New York. He received his BFA from The Cooper Union, NY and his MFA…

April 5, 2023 7PM

Melissa Joseph

Melissa Joseph is a New York based artist.  Her work considers memory, family histories, and the politics of how we occupy spaces.   She intentionally…

April 19, 2023 7PM

ektor garcia

ektor garcia is a Mexico and elsewhere based artist born in Red Bluff, California in 1985. garcia creates mixed media sculptures and installations utilizing craft techniques, natural materials, travels,…

April 26, 2023 7PM

Chason Matthams

Chason Matthams‘ focus is on capturing the ephemeral experience of consciousness and pointing to its fragmentary nature. While at first glance his paintings seem to be…

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…

September 23, 2020 3PM

Ernesto Pujol

Social choreographer Ernesto Pujol creates durational group performances as public portraits of peoples and places that are haunted by the past, face challenging issues at…

October 7, 2020 3PM

Guadalupe Rosales

Los Angeles-based Guadalupe Rosales (b. 1980,  CA) is the founder and operator of Veteranas & Rucas and Map Pointz, two digital archives  accessible through Instagram….

October 21, 2020 3PM

Hồng-Ân Trương

Hồng-Ân Trương is an artist who uses photography, video, and sound to explore immigrant, refugee, and decolonial narratives and subjectivities. She was awarded a Guggenheim…

November 18, 2020 3PM

Ekene Ijeoma

Ekene Ijeoma is an artist, professor at MIT, and the founder and director of the Poetic Justice group at MIT Media Lab. Through both his…

December 2, 2020 3PM

Dario Robleto

Dario Robleto is a transdisciplinary artist, citizen-scientist, researcher, writer and teacher based in Houston, Texas. Throughout his twenty-year career, Robleto has sought to cultivate rigorous,…

Spring 2020

January 29, 2020 7PM

Steffani Jemison

Steffani Jemison lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her videos, sculptures, installations, and performances have been presented in solo exhibitions at De Appel, Stedelijk…

February 5, 2020 7PM

Jes Fan

Jes Fan is a Brooklyn-based artist born in Canada and raised in Hong Kong, China. He is the recipient of various fellowships such as the…

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

September 11, 2019 7PM

Dean Erdmann

Dean Erdmann is a desert-raised, Los Angeles-based artist. Their work addresses the politics of place, class, and the body. Erdmann uses still and moving images…

September 18, 2019 7PM

Laura Ortman

Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache) is a Brooklyn, NY composer, musician and artist. She produces solo albums, live performances and film/art soundtracks and frequently collaborates…

September 25, 2019 7PM

Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere

Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere are multidisciplinary artists whose projects investigate contemporary music and sound, the electromagnetic spectrum, dissent and public fora. Their work has…

October 23, 2019 6:30PM

Tiffany Chung

Tiffany Chung is internationally noted for her research-based multi-media installations and meticulously detailed cartographic works that examine conflict, migration, urban transformation and environmental impact in…

October 30, 2019 7PM

Javier Téllez

Javier Téllez is a New York-based artist originally from Venezuela. His film installations reflect a sustained interest in bringing peripheral communities and invisible situations to…

November 6, 2019 7PM

Tschabalala Self

Tschabalala Self is a painter from Harlem, New York City. She received her BA from Bard College in 2012 and her MFA from the Yale…

November 13, 2019 7PM

Diamond Stingily

Diamond Stingily is a Brooklyn-based artist, writer, and poet originally from Chicago, IL. Working across disciplines with an emphasis on sculpture and installation, she uses…

November 20, 2019 7PM

Pieter Schoolwerth

Pieter Schoolwerth is a painter, filmmaker, and musician who lives and works in New York. Schoolwerth’s ‘painting in the last instance’ captures invisible flows of…

December 4, 2019 7PM

Adelita Husni-Bey

Adelita Husni-Bey is an artist and pedagogue interested in anarco-collectivism, theater, law and urban studies. She organizes workshops, produces publications and exhibition work focused on…

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 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 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


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 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…