- MFA in Studio Arts, University of Illinois Chicago School of Art and Design
- BFA in Exhibition Studies and Video, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Curated an exhibition at Rowan University Art Gallery. "How Food Moves: Edible Logistics" On view from March 27 - May 27, 2017 Featuring the work of Amber Art and Design Collective (Philadelphia), Freedom Arts / Candice Smith (Camden, NJ), Ryan Griffis and Sarah Ross (Chicago), Brian Holmes (Chicago), Cynthia Main (Rutledge, Missouri), Otabenga Jones & Associates (Houston, TX), Claire Pentecost (Chicago), Philly Stake (Philadelphia), Stephanie Rothenberg (Buffalo, NY), and Kristen Neville Taylor (Philadelphia). http://www.rowan.edu/artgallery/How_Food_Moves.htm
Screening of video "Future Perfect: Time Capsules in Reagan Country" at Interference Archive [Brooklyn, NY] 4/1/16
Contributor to “Imaginary Archive” installation at Institute for Contemporary Art’s for Traces in the Dark exhibition [Philadelphia, PA] 2015.
Screening of new feature length video "Future Perfect: Time Capsules in Reagan Country" at Hyde Park Art Center as part of "Ground Floor: Biennial of New Chicago Art". [ Chicago, IL]
- Commonwealth & Council, group exhibition [Los Angeles, CA] , 2014
- Contributor to Land and Sea: Overview poster portfolio [Oakland, CA], 2014
- Compound/Alternative Press Center, Crisis Image Archives [Baltimore, MD], 2014
- Feldman Gallery Project Space at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Crisis Image Archives [Portland, OR], 2013
- Charlotte Street Foundation, Crisis Image Archives [Kansas City, MO], 2013
- Athens Biennale 4, with Never The Same [Athens, Greece], 2013
- Threewalls Schizo Culture: A Collaborative Reading with Laurie Palmer curated by Mary Patten [Chicago, IL], 2013
- Gallery 400, “A Spectre Is Haunting”, group exhibition [Chicago, IL], 2013
- Center for Book Arts, “Required Reading” (with Note’s for a People’s Atlas), group exhibition [New York, NY], 2012
- Southside Hub of Production (SHOP), “On Making Things Matter” , group exhibition [Chicago, IL], 2012
Interviewed on WURD and and IHeartRadio to promote his new exhibition and event series, Organize Your Own: Contemporary Responses to the Politics and Poetry of Self-Determination Movements
Participates on several panels about his work at Allentown Art Museum, the Creative Time Summit in Brooklyn on 11/14, and screening his recently completed video Future Perfect: Time Capsules in Reagan Country at Slought in Philadelphia on 11/3.
Recently published a dialogue about placemaking in the Avery Review.
- Curator of "Moving Units" a new project about food and finance at Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft [Louisville, KY] 2015.
Presenter in lunchtime lecture series at Philadelphia's City Hall for Monument Lab [Philadelphia, PA] 2015.
Workshop leader at Open Engagement conference [Pittsburgh, PA] 2015.
- Panelist on “Ethics of Social Practice” at the College Art Association [New York City, NY] 2015.
- Panelist on “Community-Based Practice” and a mentor to young authors through the Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship at Oklahoma City Museum of Art [Oklahoma City, OK] 2015.
- Lecture at the Healthy Food Local Farms Conference [Louisville, KY] 2014.
- Plains Art Museum, Panelist at Central Time Centric conference [Fargo, ND] 2014.
- Cal State Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center, Artist in Residence [Santa Ana, CA] 2014.
- Editor (with Rebecca Zorach) of “Never The Same: Conversations About Art Transforming Politics & Community in Chicago & Beyond” 2011-2014.
- Co-curator, An Artists’ Congress, with Michael Rakowitz and the Block Museum at Northwestern University [Evanston, IL] 2014.
- Panelist: 10th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place at CalArts [Valencia, CA] 2014.
- Panelist: Connecting the Dots: Post 1960’s Activist Networks and Creative Practice, at College of Art Association. 2014
- Chicago Cultural Center, “Spontaneous Interventions” lecture [Chicago, IL]. 2013.
- Keynote Lecture, with Rebecca Zorach for Art and Design faculty retreat by Columbia College [Chicago, IL]. 2013.
- Curator “Unfurling: Five Explorations in Art, Activism, and Archiving” at Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry in The University of Chicago. [Chicago, IL] 2013.
- Lecture, “Artist Talk: Talking In Circles, Recent Art and Archiving” University of Chicago, Art History [Chicago, IL] 2013.
- ACRE Residency selection committee [Stuben, WI] 2013.
- Panelist “Archiving the Alternative” at The Association of American Cultures “Open Dialogue 13” [Providence, RI]. 2013.
- PAGE (Publicly Active Graduate Education) Fellow at Imagining America national consortium. 2012-2013.
- Co-Curator “Cycles of Struggle” video program with Brian Holmes at UIC Social Justice Initiative’s Pop Up Gallery [Chicago, IL]. 2012.
- Presenter, And And And space at Documenta13 – “Learn In” about Chicago art and politics [Kassel, Germany] 2012.
- Headlands Center for the Arts “Creative Ecologies” Invitational Residency [Sausalito, CA]. 2011.
- Founder, Art In These Times gallery [Chicago, IL] 2010-2014.
- University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, Artist in Residence [Santa Barbara, CA] 2010-2011.
- Art & the Public Sphere Journal (Intellect & IXIA, UK) advisory board, 2010-Present.
AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS
Guest lecture at School of the Art Institute of Chicago course entitled Immersive Life Practices that was inspired by a book I edited by the same title in 2014. (2/29/16)
Awarded a grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage to curate an upcoming exhibition and event series: http://www.pcah.us/news/159_introducing_the_2015_grantees_of_the_pew_center_for_arts_heritage
- Mellon Residential Fellowship at Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry at the University of Chicago [Chicago, IL]. 2013.
- Illinois Arts Council, travel grant [Chicago, IL] 2013.
- Dean’s Scholar Award (2012-2013) and University Fellowship (2011-2012) at University of Illinois Chicago [Chicago, IL].
- Best Art of The Year selection in Chicago Tribune by Lori Waxman for Visions for Chicago [Chicago, IL]. 2011.
- Andy Warhol Foundation’s Propeller Fund administered by Threewalls and Gallery 400 [Chicago, IL]. 2011.
- Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Grant for individuals [Chicago, IL]. 2011.
- MCA Artist Book Collection purchases Visions for Chicago and AREA for collection [Chicago, IL]. 2011.
Essay entitled "Communiversity: Inside and Outside Art Education" for the recently published (Spring 2017) catalog accompanying the traveling exhibition "Antoni Muntadas: Activating Artifacts Interpretation, Translation, Education" Published by Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture/UMBC. The book focuses on recent developments within higher education, exploring the work of Muntadas as a learning tool.
“Artists Imagining The City: Activist Art About Housing-Issues in Chicago at the Start of the 21st Century” for Art and the Public Sphere: Ethics and Social Practice (Jonathan Wallis editor, Intellect Publishers)
“Introspective Retrospectives” essay (revised) for Faith Wilding retrospective catalog (Intellect Publishers)
- “Introspective Retrospective” reflection on Faith Wilding’s first retrospective for MooreWomenArtists.org
- Public Art Review (Spring/Summer 2015 Issue): Published interview with Janet Echelman from Moore Studio Conversation event [Print/Online]
- Contributed an essay to " Art as Social Practice – A critical investigation of works by Kenneth A. Balfelt" Edited by Matthias Hvass Borello (Revolver Publishing 2015)
- Immersive Life Practices, edited by Daniel Tucker; Series edited by Mary Jane Jacob and Kate Zeller. 2014.
Other Professional Activities or Accomplishments
Presenting about his exhibition Organize Your Own at the Washington Project for the Arts in Washington DC in May 2017.
- Curating a traveling exhibition: “Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements” in Philadelphia at Kelly Writers House (January 14 – February 17, 2016) with off-site events at Slought and Asian Arts Iniative. The exhibit will travel to Chicago at The Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery (March 3 – April 9, 2016) with off-site events at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.