Past Fellows

Maurice Berger, PhD

Wendy T. Ewald

Andrea Geyer

Margarita Gutman

Susan Hapgood

Sharon Hayes

Danny Hoch

Ashley Hunt

Lin + Lam

Kobena Mercer

Lorraine O'Grady

Olu Oguibe

Silvana Paternostro

Wendy Perron

Marjetica Potrc

Leslie Prosterman

 

Walid Raad

Sarah Rothenberg

Edward Rothstein

Katya Sander

Robert Sember

Elisabeth Sussman

David Thorne

Jonathan Weinberg


Maurice Berger, Ph.D.

Cultural historian and curator - Appointed 1994
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Berger

Maurice Berger is a senior fellow of The Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School, and Senior Research Scholar of the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland Baltimore County. Berger's writing on art, culture, and the politics of race have appeared in many journals and newspapers, including Artforum, Art in America, the New York Times, the Village Voice, October, Wired, and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of eleven books, including the critically-acclaimed memoir White Lies: Race and the Myths of Whiteness (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999) and the forthcoming For All The World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights (Yale, 2009). Venues for his exhibitions have included the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, The Jewish Museum (New York), the International Center of Photography, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (Smithsonian Institution), the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York), the Santa Monica Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Andy Warhol Museum.


Wendy T. Ewald

Artist - Appointed 2000


Andrea Geyer

Artist - Appointed 2006-07
www.andreageyer.info

Andrea Geyer is a German artist, who has been living and working between Freiburg, Germany and New York City since 1996. Geyer uses both fiction and documentary strategies in her image and text based works. She investigates historically evolved concepts such as national identity, gender and class in the context of the ongoing re-adjustment of cultural meanings and social memories in current politics. Recent works include "Spiral Lands," a photographic and textual historiography of the ongoing dispossession of lands from Indigenous people by colonization, governmentality, capitalist development that constitute one of the longest struggle for social justice in North America and "9 Scripts from a Nation at War" about the current war in Iraq. She is a 2000 graduate of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, after having studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts, Braunschweig, and Photojournalism at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld.

Her work has been shown at RedCat/Los Angeles; LACE/Los Angeles; Hessel Museum/Bard College; Vera List Center for Arts and Politics/The New School; the Whitney Museum of American Art; Apex Art; Artist Space/New York; TATE Modern; Serpentine Gallery/London; Generali Foundation; Secession/Vienna; Smart Project Space/Amsterdam; IASPIS/Stockholm; the Turin Biennale/Italy; and documenta12/Kassel. In 2008 she also had solo shows at the Galerie Thomas Zander/Cologne and Galerie Hohenlohe/Vienna. 


Margarita Gutman

Associate Professor in Urban Studies and International Affairs, The New School - Appointed 2001

Margarita Gutman received her degree in architecture from the University of Buenos Aires, and went on to teach architectural and urban history at Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo, Universidad de Buenos Aires between 1975 and 1993, where she holds a Chair and has been Professor of Urban History since 2004. She has been a Scholar at The Getty Research Institute, and at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In New York, she has been a Visiting Fellow at the NYU International Center for Advanced Studies, and a Senior Fellow at The Vera List Center of Art and Politics. Ms. Gutman has published numerous books and articles, including editing the prize-winning Buenos Aires 1910: Memoria del Porvenir(1999), and Construir Bicentenarios: Argentina (2005).


Susan Hapgood

Curator - Appointed 1999
www.ici-exhibitions.org

Susan Hapgood is director of exhibitions at iCI (Independent Curators International) in New York, where she oversees a program of traveling exhibitions of contemporary art. She has written over 60 catalogue essays and magazine articles for publication, and curated the following exhibitions: "Slightly Unbalanced," "FluxAttitudes," "Neo-Dada: Redefining Art 1958-62," and "Video Divertimento." Hapgood has a MA in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.


Sharon Hayes

Artist - Appointed 2006-07
www.shaze.info

Sharon Hayes' work moves between multiple media—video, performance, installation—in an ongoing investigation into the interrelation between history, politics and speech. She employs conceptual and methodological approaches borrowed from practices such as performance, theater, dance, anthropology and journalism. Her work has been shown at the New Museum for Contemporary Art, P.S. 1 Museum of Contemporary Art, Art In General, Artists Space, Parlour Projects, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Dance Theater Workshop, Performance Space 122, the Joseph Papp Public Theater, the WOW Cafe and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and at the Room Gallery at UC Irvine, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Track 16, Gallery 2102 and The Project in Los Angeles. She has also shown at the Tate Modern in London, Museum Moderner Kunst and the Generali Foundation in Vienna, the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin and in other galleries, exhibition or performance spaces in California, Florida, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont, Bogotá, Berlin, Copenhagen, Malmö, Vienna, Vancouver and Zagreb, as well as in 45 lesbian living rooms across the United States.

Hayes was an artist in the Yokohama Triennial 2008, Guangzhou Triennial 2008 and PERFORMA05. Additionally, her collaborative piece "9 Scripts from a Nation at War" was shown in Documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany and subsequently at the Tate Modern in London and REDCAT in Los Angeles. Hayes received a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship and a MacDowell Colony fellowship in 1999. She held a two-year Jacob K. Javits Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education, 2001-2003, and received a NYSCA Individual Artist Grant in 2006 followed by a fellowship from The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation in 2008.

She has also participated in several residency programs inside and outside of the U.S. including I.A.S.P.I.S. in Malmö, Sweden, 2003, the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, 2004, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 2004, and Smack Mellon Studios in Brooklyn, 2005-2006. She is currently an Assistant Professor at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.


Danny Hoch

Actor, playwright, director - Appointed 2000
www.dannyhoch.com

Danny Hoch is an actor, playwright and director whose plays "Pot Melting," "Some People," and "Jails, Hospitals, Hip-Hop" have garnered many awards including two Obies, an NEA Solo Theatre Fellowship, a Sundance Writers Fellowship, the CalArts/Alpert Award In Theatre, and a Tennessee Williams Fellowship. His theater work has toured to 50 U.S. cities and 15 countries. He is a Senior Fellow of the New School's Vera List Center for Art and Politics and his writings on hip-hop, race and class have appeared in The Village Voice, the New York Times, Harper's, The Nation, American Theater, and various books: Out Of Character, Extreme Exposure, Creating Your Own Monologue and Total Chaos. His book Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop is in its second printing by Villard Books/Random House.

His writing and acting credits for television and film include "Bamboozled," "Washington Heights," "Prison Song," Some People," "Subway Stories," "Thin Red Line," "Whiteboys," "Blackhawk Down," "American Splendor," "War Of The Worlds," "Lucky You," "HBO Def Poetry" and the film version of "Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop." Most recently he appears alongside Joaquin Phoenix, Robert Duvall and Eva Mendes in "We Own The Night."

Mr. Hoch founded the Hip-Hop Theater Festival in 2000 which has since presented over 100 Hip-Hop Generation plays from around the globe and now appears annually in New York, Chicago, Washington, DC and San Francisco/Oakland. He directed Will Power's hit show "Flow" at New York Theatre Workshop, as well as the bilingual "Representa" at the the SFIAF, and his own "Till The Break Of Dawn" at New York's Abrons Arts Center in 2007. He was the 2007 Sundance Theatre Lab's Playwright-In-Residence and was awarded a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship for Drama. His new play "Taking Over," about gentrification, will open at New York City's Public Theater in November 2008.


Ashley Hunt

Artist - Appointed 2006-07

www.ashleyhunt.org
www.correctionsproject.com
www.aworldmap.com

An artist and activist based in Los Angeles, Hunt works with video, mapping and installation to interrogate language, subjectivity and public discourse. His primary work of the past six years has been the development of The Corrections Documentary Project, which deals with the growth and commercialization of the U.S. prison system—its politics, its effects and resistances to it. His most recent works have expanded this investigation into discourses of globalization and citizenship, while tracing the role of the prison industrial complex in structuring the racial and class dynamics of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in New Orleans.

Much of his work has been in collaboration with grassroots groups including Critical Resistance, Friends and Families of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children, the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, the Prison Moratorium Project (New York) and Southern Echo/Citizens for Quality Education (Mississippi). Hunt's work has been exhibited at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Vera List Center for Arts and Politics in New York, the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, as well as numerous grassroots and community based venues throughout the U.S. He currently teaches at University of California at Irvine.


Lin + Lam

Artists - Appointed 2009

Since 2001, Lin + Lam have produced interdisciplinary projects that examine the ramifications of the past for the current sociopolitical moment. Attentive to materiality, site, and the specificities of different medium, their collaboration integrates their individual strengths and backgrounds. Trained in architecture, H. Lan Thao Lam uses photography, sculpture, and installation to address social memories of time, place and politics. Informed by critical cinema, Lana Lin has been interested in translation and the processes of identification. Their work has been exhibited at international venues including the New Museum, The Kitchen, the Queens Museum, and LMAK Projects in New York, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Arko Arts Center (Korean Arts Council,) Seoul, Korea, the Arte Nuevo InteractivA'07 Biennial, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Merida, Mexico, and the 3rd Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China.

Lam received her MFA from CalArts and has been assistant professor at Middle State Tennessee University and Goddard College's MFA program. Lin received her MFA from Bard College and has been assistant professor at Massachusetts College of Art and the City College of New York. They have been honored with awards from the U.S. Fulbright Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Princess Grace Foundation, among others. 


Kobena Mercer

Sociologist - Appointed 1999

Kobena Mercer writes and teaches on the visual arts of the black diaspora and is Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Visual Culture and Media at Middlesex University London. He has taught at New York University, University of California at Santa Cruz, and California Institute of the Arts, and has received fellowships from Cornell University, University of California, Irvine, and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School University in New York. Born in London in 1960, Mercer was educated in Ghana and England and received his B.A. in Fine Art from St Martins School of Art and his Ph.D in Sociology from Goldsmiths' College, University of London.

Kobena Mercer's first book, Welcome to the Jungle: New Positions in Black Cultural Studies (1994) collected essays that address the politics of representation in contemporary visual culture. His publications feature in several landmark anthologies including Out There (1990),The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader(1992), Art and Its Histories: A Reader (1998), Visual Culture: The Reader(1999), The Third Text Reader on Art, Culture and Theory (2002) and Theorising Diaspora (2003). Monographs and exhibition catalogue essays include James VanDer Zee, Adrian Piper, Isaac Julien, Keith Piper and Rotimi Fani-Kayode, as well as Black Male (1994), Pictura Britannica (1997) and Africas: The Artist and The City (2001). He is editor of Annotating Art Histories, a four volume series from MIT Press and the Institute of International Visual Arts, whose first title, Cosmopolitan Modernisms(2005), will be followed by Discrepant Abstraction (forthcoming, 2006).


Lorraine O'Grady

Artist - Appointed 1997
lorraineogrady.com

Lorraine O'Grady is a performance and installation artist based in New York City. Born in 1934, she was educated at Wellesley College and the Iowa Writers Workshop and, following careers as a research economist, translator, and rock critic, began making art in 1980. Her work, dealing with issues of hybridity, diaspora, and black female subjectivity, contains an unusual amalgam of abrasive political content united with beauty and formal elegance. An analysis of cultural politics via a deceptively pleasing aesthetic harmony has characterized O'Grady's work from her earliest performances, such as "Mlle Bourgeoise Noire" and "Nefertiti/Devonia Evangeline," to more recent photo-installations such as "Flowers of Evil and Good."

O'Grady has had solo exhibits in the Matrix series of the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, and at the Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, and her group exhibits include "Outside the Frame: Performance & The Object," Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art; "New Histories," Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; "NowHere," Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; and "Between the Lines," Daniel Reich temp. at the Chelsea Hotel. Her work is featured in the first museum show of feminist art, "Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution," opening at the L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art (Geffen Contemporary) in March 2007. In addition, O'Grady's writing and criticism has appeared in such publications as Artforum, Afterimage, X-tra, and the CAA's Art Journal. Her influential article "Olympia's Maid: Reclaiming Black Female Subjectivity" is widely anthologized; she was also an important contributor to The 1980s: An Internet Conference, edited by Maurice Berger.

Writing in the New York Times of O'Grady's appearance at Daniel Reich temp, Holland Cotter described her as "one of the most interesting American conceptual artists around."


Olu Oguibe

Artist, critic and curator - Appointed 2000


Silvana Paternostro

Writer - Appointed 1995

Silvana Paternostro is a Colombian-born journalist, writer and film producer. She is the author of My Colombian War: A Journey Through the Country I Left Behind and In The Land of God and Man: A Latin Woman's Journey, a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award. In 1999, she was selected by Time/CNN as one of 50 Latin American Leaders for the New Millennium for her innovative voice. Her articles and features have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, TIME, and Paris Review, among other publications. She is Associate Producer of Steven Soderbergh's Che, The Argentine and Che, Guerrilla. She is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute and lives in New York City.


Wendy Perron

Dancer and choreographer - Appointed 2001
www.dancemagazine.com/blogs/wendy

Wendy Perron, editor in chief of Dance Magazine, had a 30-year career as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She has written articles for The New York Times, The Village Voice, Ballet Review, Dance Research Journal, and Dance Magazine. Her brief memoir about dancing in the 60s and 70s appears in Sally Banes' book Reinventing Dance in the 1960s: Everything Was Possible. She also produced radio programs in the arts for WBAI Pacifica Radio and has been a commentator on WNYC. As a senior fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics from 1999 to 2001, she presented panels on topics from artists' responses to 9/11 to fusion in dance forms.


Marjetica Potrc

Artist and architect - Appointed 2007-08
www.potrc.org

Marjetica Potrc is a Slovenian artist and architect whose work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the Americas, including solo exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum in New York (2001) and The Curve, Barbican Galleries in London (2007); as well as the Sao Paolo (2006) and Venice (2003 and 2009) Biennales, among many other venues. Her numerous on-site installations include "Dry Toilet" (Caracas, 2003), "Balcony with Wind Turbine" (the Liverpool Biennial, 2004) and "The Cook, the Farmer, his Wife and their Neighbour" (Stedeijk Goes West, Amsterdam, 2009). She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the 2000 Hugo Boss Prize. Potrc's essays on contemporary urban architecture include "Back to Basics: Objects and Buildings," in Designs for the Real World (Vienna: Generali Foundation, 2002); "Five Ways to Urban Independence," in Dreams and Conflicts – The Dictatorship of the Viewer (Venice: Venice Biennial, 2003); "Temporary Territories," in Beyond Green: Toward a Sensible Art (Chicago: David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, 2005); "Strategies of Transition" in Self Organisation/Counter-economic Strategies (edited by Superflex and published by Lukas and Sternberg, New York, 2006); and "Survival Strategies and Community Building in Post-Capitalism," Volume (Amsterdam), no. 18 (2008). Potrc is based in Ljubljana, Slovenia


Leslie Prosterman

Folklorist/cultural analyst - Appointed 2001

Leslie Prosterman, a folklorist and a museum consultant has worked for a range of international, federal, state, and local programs. She is particularly interested in traditional culture and community-based arts programs, as well as mixed and inter-media productions, avant-garde performance, and the politics of exhibition and display. She was a tenured associate professor of American Studies and Folklore at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County until 2003. After twenty years in the academy, she returned to the public sector as a scholar and activist. She writes and teaches about aesthetics and culture, politics and the arts, the politics of cultural institutions, and the notion of "the public". Prosterman wrote Ordinary Life, Festival Days: Aesthetics in the Midwestern County Fair (Smithsonian Institution University Press, 1995), exploring aesthetics as a social, political, and economic force in community contexts. Her most recent article, "Subtle, intangible, and non-quantifiable. Aesthetics, Law, and Speech in Public Space" will be published in the collection The Arts of Democracy (University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming).

In her work, Prosterman fosters grassroots, local, or non-mainstream participation in the cultural and political life of communities and states. She also examines and writes institutional policies and practices (for UNESCO, Smithsonian Institution) which further that participation. To that end, after receiving her MA and PhD in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania, she has also produced community festivals with the aid of community residents, curated exhibitions ("Framing the Exhibition: Multiple Constructions," UMBC, 2000), facilitated workshops on narrative with the elderly, and worked with various public agencies to promote opportunities for artists in traditional and alternative communities to be seen and heard. She is committed to facilitating the relationship between arts and civil society and to the expansion of the public realm.


Walid Raad

Artist - Appointed 2004-05

Walid Raad is a media artist and an Associate Professor of Art in The Cooper Union (New York, USA). Raad's works to date include mixed media installations, performance, video and photography, and literary essays. Raad's recent works include The Atlas Group, a fourteen-year project between 1990 and 2004 about the contemporary history of Lebanon, with particular emphasis on the Lebanese wars of 1975 to 1991. Raad's works have been shown at "Documenta 11" (Kassel, Germany), The Venice Biennale (Venice, Italy), The Whitney Biennial (New York, USA), "Homeworks" (Beirut, Lebanon) and numerous other museums and venues in Europe, the Middle East, and North America. His books include The Truth Will Be Known When The Last Witness Is Dead, and My Neck Is Thinner Than A Hair. Walid Raad is also a member of the Arab Image Foundation (Beirut/New York ~ www.fai.org.lb).


Sarah Rothenberg

Concert pianist - Appointed 1995


Edward Rothstein

Cultural critic - Appointed 1999


Katya Sander

Artist - Appointed 2006-07
www.katyasander.net

Born in Denmark, Katya Sander is an artist based in Copenhagen and Berlin. She has worked with the symbolics of architecture, the power of display, and the notion of public sphere and civic society. Sander studied literature and cultural studies at the University of Copenhagen, and architecture and media art at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, and is a graduate of the Whitney Museum's Independent Studies Program.

Sander's work has been exhibited internationally in one person exhibitions at institutions such as the Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; the Kunstverein Munich; and the Rooseum, Malmoe. It was also featured in group exhibitions such as Capital (It Fails Us Now) at UKS, Oslo; Whatever Happened to Social Democracy? at Rooseum, Malmoe; Handlungsformate at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin; Denmark Seen by its Painters and Writers at Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark; The North at Kunsthalle Vienna; The Collective Unconscious at Migros Museum, Zurich; the Havana Bienial, and the Nordic Art Biennial, Goeteburg. She is the editor (with Simon Sheikh) of the OE-reader series, published by b_books, Berlin.


Robert Sember

Artist - Appointed 2009

Robert Sember is a member of the international sound art collective, Ultra-red, which collaborates with constituencies involved in migrant rights, fair housing and anti-racist struggles, and efforts to combat the AIDS crisis. Recent projects include: SCHOOL OF ECHOES, a multi-year exploration of militant sound investigations initiated during a three month residency at Raven Row, London, in early 2009; SILENT | LISTEN, an investigation of the conditions of the AIDS crisis in the U.S. and Canada presented in partnership with, among others, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Museum, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; WE COME FROM YOUR FUTURE, an investigation of anti-racism movements in the United Kingdom, presented at Tate Britain, London; and, RE: ASSEMBLY, a long-term project on migration and citizenship commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery, London.

As a researcher in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University from 1998-2006, Robert focused on sexual rights, treatment access, community mobilization, and cultural production in response to the AIDS epidemic. He has taught in the Medical Anthropology Program in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences, 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, and the Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society at the University of Amsterdam's Graduate School of Social Sciences.

Recent publications include: Rhine, D.T. and Sember, R. (writing for Ultra-red) (2009) Ten Preliminary Theses on Militant Sound Investigation. New York: Printed Matter; Padilla, M., Hirsch, J.S., Munoz-Laboy, M., Sember, R. and Parker, R.G. (eds) (2008) Love and Globalization: Transformations of Intimacy in the Contemporary World. New York: Vanderbilt University Press; Parker, R.G., Petchesky, R. and Sember, R. (eds) (2008) SexPolitics: Reports from the Frontlines. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Sexuality Policy Watch; and, Sember, R. (2009) "Sexuality Research in South Africa: The Policy Context." Vasu Reddy and Theo Sandfort, eds. From Social Silence to Social Science: Same-Sex Sexuality, HIV & AIDS and Gender in South Africa. Pretoria: HSRC Press.


Elisabeth Sussman

Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art - Appointed 1999
www.whitney.org

Elisabeth Sussman is Curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art where she recently curated the exhibition "Remote Viewing: Invented Worlds in Recent Painting and Drawing" and is curating the forthcoming Gordon Matta-Clark retrospective. She has organized a number of other Whitney exhibitions including "Mike Kelley: Catholic Tastes" (1991); "Nan Goldin: I'll Be Your Mirror" (1996), with David Armstrong; "Keith Haring" (1997); and the Museum's 1993 Biennial. She has recently co-curated two exhibitions on the work of Eva Hesse: one of her drawings with The Drawing Center and another of her sculpture with the Jewish Museum, both in New York. For the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Sussman co-organized, with Renate Petzinger of the Museum Wiesbaden, a full retrospective on the work of Eva Hesse. The exhibition received the International Art Critics Association First Prize for the best monographic exhibition outside of New York in 2001 and 2002. For SFMOMA, Elisabeth Sussman also organized, with Sandra Phillips, a retrospective of the work of Diane Arbus. The catalogue for the Arbus exhibition has received the 2004 Infinity Award for Publication of the International Center of Photography. Elisabeth Sussman was a Fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation at the Rockefeller Study and Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy in 1999. She was a fellow at the Getty Research Institute in 2003. She is the author of many publications, including Lisette Model (Phaidon, 2001) and will be contributing essays on Robert Gober and Lee Bontecou for upcoming exhibition catalogues.


David Thorne

Artist - Appointed 2006-07
www.speculativearchive.org
www.mediaartists.org

David Thorne lives and works in Los Angeles. His current projects include The Speculative Archive; the ongoing series of photo-works, a certain interpretation based on a certain set of assumptions in order to take a certain position (1991-present); Boom!, a collaboration with Austrian artist Oliver Ressler; and Scripts, a collaboration for Documenta 12 with Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes; Ashley Hunt, and Katya Sander. David is a 2004 recipient of a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship. He received his BS from The City University of New York in 2001, and completed his MFA in Interdisciplinary Studio at University of California Los Angeles in 2004.


Jonathan Weinberg

Artist and art historian - Appointed 2002
www.jonathanweinberg.com

Jonathan Weinberg is a painter and art historian. He is the author of Male Desire: the Homoerotic in American Art; Fantastic Tales: the Photography of Nan Goldin (with Joyce Robinson, curator); Ambition and Love in Modern American Art; and Speaking for Vice: Homosexuality in the Art of Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley and the First-American Avant-Garde. He co-edited with Diana Linden and Alejandro Anreus the anthology, The Social and the Real: Political Art of the 1930s in the Western Hemisphere. His reviews and articles have appeared in Art in America, Artforum, The Art Journal, and The Yale Journal of Criticism. He has taught at Bennington College, Cooper Union, and Yale University, and he is currently a Visiting Critic in the Graduate Printmaking Department at the Rhode Island School of Design. He has been a recipient of many fellowships including a 2002 Guggenheim Fellowship and most recently, a 2009 grant from Creative Capital to write the book Pier Groups: Art Along the New York City Waterfront in the 1970s and 80s. A mid-career retrospective of Weinberg's paintings, curated by Jonathan Katz, will be on view at the Leslie Lohman Gay Art Foundation in New York in March 2010.