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 forms of artistic practice, using exhibition and using publication as mediums. Ault's work emphasizes interrelationships between cultural production and politics and frequently engages historical inquiry. In 1979 Ault cofounded the NYC based artists' collaborative, Group Material, whose practice explored the relationship between art, activism, and politics until disbanding in 1996. Ault's recent exhibitions include: “Ever Ephermal, Remembering and Forgetting in the Archive,” Signal and Inter Arts Center, Malmö, 2011, and “No-Stop City High-Rise: a conceptual equation,” with Martin Beck, for the São Paulo Bienal, 2010. Her edited and authored publications include: (FC) Two Cabins by James Benning (2011); Show and Tell: A Chronicle of Group Material (2010); Felix Gonzalez-Torres, (2006); Come Alive! The Spirited Art of Sister Corita (2006); and Alternative Art New York 1965–1985 (2002).
The Visiting Artists Lecture Series is sponsored by the School of Art, Media, and Technology (AMT) at Parsons The New School for Design. The lecture series, organized by Coco Fusco, director of intermedia initiatives at AMT, invites renowned artists from across the globe to give free public presentations each Wednesday.