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Statement

I work to document my studio practice, expanding it into various post-production stages. The resulting materials are a repository of tropes. The process itself has informed my practice by employing digital imaging to assimilate other media, developing a critique of current practices of hybridization in contemporary art. In doing this I explore aspects of Art ́s relative autonomy yet polymorphic nature.

My research examines to what extent the growth of the art industry and the support of contemporary “radical practices” and “innovation” are in fact a by-product of financial/political agendas as well as to what degree activist practices become another genre coopted and/or mediated by the former.

My work considers actor-network theory, e.g., Latour, and strategic-tactic theories, e.g., Certeau, along with other sources and other media developments in relation to audience expectations, examining how they shape collective understanding and consensus. I primarily work at the intersection of art, social science, and economics in the context of new media, studying the dissemination of “expanded” contemporary art practices and their heterogeneous activities.

Ultimately, I’m researching to what extent the growth of the art industry and the increasing support of revisionist, disruptive practices occurs as part of the development of new schemes and new policies that seek to retool traditional activist/countercultural practices as a repository of institutional tropes.

Education

2021    Ph.D. Faculty of Fine Arts, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain. (Expected Fall 2021)

2012    MPhil, UNED Area of Specialization: Aesthetics, Philosophy of Art, Madrid, Spain (Transferred)

2009    Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Complutense University, Madrid, Spain

2008    MFA, Faculty of Fine Arts, Middlesex University London, London, United Kingdom

2008    BFA, Faculty of Fine Arts. Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

2006    BFA, Faculty of Fine Arts. Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain                         

Teaching

2021    Adjunct Professor of Photography, Art Department, The College of New Jersey, Course: Photography I, Ewing, New Jersey, NJ

2021    Visiting Professor. Department of Education, Public Network of Schools of Art and Design, Courses (BA) Art and Design, (AA) Art and Design, Galicia, Spain

2021    Adjunct Professor. Department of Education, Public Network of Schools of Art and Design, Courses (BA) Art and Design, (AA) Art and Design, Galicia, Spain

2020    Teaching Assistant, ICP, Course: Macintosh Basics, New York, NY

2018    Teaching Assistant, ICP, Course: Color Photography I, New York, NY

2018    Teaching Assistant, ICP, Course: iPhone Photography I, New York, NY

2017    Teaching Assistant, ICP, Course: Collecting Photography, New York, NY

2017    Teaching Assistant, ICP, Course: How to Use Your Digital DSLR or Mirrorless Camera, New York, NY

2016    Teaching Assistant, International Center of Photography, Course: Scavenger Hunt, New York City, NY

2016    Teaching Assistant & Darkroom Technician. Photo lab / Darkroom. ICP, New York City, NY

2009    Instructor, Introductory and Intermediate Photography, Drawing and Art History. IES Vista Alegre, Senior / (AA), Madrid, Spain

Work Experience

2021    Creative Director, Global Art Consulting LLC, New York, NY

2020    Researcher, Gail Levin, Distinguished Professor of 20th-Century and Contemporary Art

2020    Associate Director, DFA. New York, NY

2015    Curator “Gary Indiana, From the World of Entertainment” Collages & Prints 1974 – 2014.  

2014    Interim Director & Researcher, Feature Inc. Gallery, New York, NY

2011    Assistant to the Director, Feature INC Gallery – New York, NY

2008    Gallery Assistant, Tate, London, United Kingdom

2008    Gallery Assistant, Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom

2008    Gallery Assistant, Barbican Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2008    Gallery Assistant, Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Selected Exhibitions

2021    Gowanus Open Studios 2021, New York, NY (Solo Show)

2021    Art In Isolation, Art School Pedagogy 2.0, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

2021    Drift, Gallery M, CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea (Solo Show)

2020    Darkness Before Dawn: Art in the time of Uncertainty, Ethan Cohen KuBe, Beacon, NY, Curated by Raúl Zamudio & Ethan Cohen

2020    The Shadow Aspect, Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2020    Contemporary Landscape, CICA Museum, Gimpo, South Korea

2020    Object, CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea

2019    Cut and Paste, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY

2018    Art Yellow Book, CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea

2017    Photography Now, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY, Curated by William Ewing

2017    Contemporary Landscape, CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea

2017    NYC, Central Booking Gallery, New York, NY, Curated by Stephanie Young

2017    Iteration, 263 Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2017    Beg Borrow or Steal, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY

2017    Compulsion, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA

2016    Artist & Maker Market, Space Create, Newburgh, NY, Curated by Kelly Schroer

2016    XXS, Berlin Blue Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2016    Drawing Lines Across Mediums, Site Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Curated by Olga Valle Tetkowsky

2016    Beg Borrow or Steal, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY

2015    Beg Borrow or Steal, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY

2014    Let’s Go Let Go, 33 Orchard Gallery, New York, NY

2010    Black & White and Read all Over, NP Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY, Curated by Wesley Stokes

Publications & Press

2021    ART NOW (2021), CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea (Forthcoming)

2021    Drift, Artist Book (Forthcoming)

2021    60wrd/min COVID Edition: Excavating Memory, Melissa Stern, Alejandro Loureiro Lorenzo, Leviticus Shand, New City Art, Chicago, IL

2021    Lori Waxman, 60 wrd/min art critic, 60wrdmin.org, Chicago, IL

2020    Exhibition Catalog, The Shadow Aspect, Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2019    Murze Issue Five, April 2019, Murze Magazine, London UK

2018    Art Yellow Book, CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea

2018    A5 Portfolio #15, May 2018, A5 Magazine, London, UK

2017    Art Beat: Photography Now 2017, Center for Photography in Woodstock. The Daily Freeman, Kingston, NY

2017    Photography Now, CPW, Woodstock, NY

2017    Photography Now, Interview with Juan Madrid. CPW, Woodstock, NY

2017    Kurt Shaw, Artists still take an abstract view of the world at Sweetwater Exhibit. Tribune Review Live, January 28, 2017, Pittsburg PA

2017    Vellum Magazine Special Edition, Spring 2017, New York City, NY

2017    Iteration at 263 Gallery, Flux Boston, February 2017, Boston MA

2017    Art Forum Magazine, March 2017 Gary Indiana: From the World of Entertainment, Collages & Prints, 1974 – 2014, two-page Ad, New York, NY

2015    Purple Magazine, Purple Art, May 23, Gary Indiana: From the World of Entertainment at envoy enterprises New York, Purple Diary, Paris,  France

2015    Art Daily, March 2015 Gary Indiana’s third solo exhibition in New York opens at Envoy Enterprises, artdaily.org, New York, NY

2015    Collector Daily, April 3, 2015, Gary Indiana at Envoy Enterprises, collectordaily.com, New York, NY

2015    The Lo-Down, April 2015 Opened Recently: From the World of Entertainment: Collages and Prints 1974 -2014, a solo exhibition of Gary Indiana, thelowdownny.com, New York, NY

2015    The Wall street Journal, March 27, 2015 Artist Returns with Solo Show, Plus Fueling the Great Art Debate, wsj.com, New York, NY

2015    Artsy, April 10, 2015, It’s Gary Indiana’s Town, artsy.com, New York, NY

2015    The Paris Review, March 24, 2015 Too Complicated for Human Brains, theparisreview.org, New York, NY

2015    The observer, March 9th, 2015 12 Things to do in New York before March 16. observer.com, New York, NY

2015    Exhibition Catalog, The Great Debate About Art, Parts 1,2,3,4, Published by Envoy Enterprises, New York, NY

2015    Exhibition Catalog, Gary Indiana: From the World of Entertainment, Published by Envoy Enterprises gallery, New York, NY

2014    Tom of Finland Foundation, 2014, Let’s Go Let Go: In Memorian Hudson at 33 Orchard, tomoffinlandfoundation.org, Los Angeles, CA

2014    Art News, October 1, 2014, Let’s Go Let Go: In Memorian Hudson at 33 Orchard, artnews.com, New York, NY

Curatorial Projects

2015    Curator, “Gary Indiana, From the World of Entertainment” Collages & Prints 1974 – 2014. – New York, NY, In conjunction with the Easton Foundation & Jerry Gorovoy

Seminars, Workshops and Certificates

2020    Bias in the Classroom: An Exploration of Whiteness in Our Teaching Artist Practice, Teaching Artist Project, New York, NY

2020    Scientific Imaging. The Doctoral School, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain.

2020    Qualitative Methodologies of Research in Social Sciences and The Humanities. The Doctoral School, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain.

2020    Documentation Science. The Doctoral School, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain.

2020    Teaching to Everyone in the Room: Making Your Virtual Classroom Inclusive, Teaching Artist Project, New York, NY

2020    Photoarchive: Highlights of the Collection. Frick Art Reference Library, New York, NY

2020    Research Tool Overview: Zotero Session 4. Frick Art Reference Library, New York, NY

2020    Research Tool Overview: Zotero Session 3. Frick Art Reference Library, New York, NY

2020    Research Tool Overview: Zotero Session 2. Frick Art Reference Library, New York, NY

2020    Research Tool Overview: Zotero Session 1. Frick Art Reference Library, New York, NY

2020    Conducting Photoarchive Research Using Frick Digital Collections. Frick Art Reference Library, New York, NY

2020    Exploring WorldCat. Frick Art Reference Library, New York, NY

2020    Exploring Open-Access Image Resources. Frick Art Reference Library, New York, NY

2020    WWII-Era Provenance Research. Frick Art Reference Library, New York, NY

2019    Immaterial Image: Digital Photography Basics for the Art Historian. Frick Art Reference Library, New York, NY

2019    Provenance Research at the Frick Art Reference Library. Frick Art Reference Library, New York, NY

2019    Beyond JSTOR: Exploring Full-Text and Citation Resources. Frick Art Reference Library, New York, NY

2019    Learning about Auction Resources. Frick Art Reference Library, New York, NY

2016    Studio Lighting Training, International Center of Photography, New York City, NY

2010    International Center of Photography, High End Digital Capture, New York, New York.

2009    EFTI School of Photography, Film Photography Certificate, Madrid, Spain.

2009    Universidad Complutense, Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Madrid, Spain

2009    James Casebere Workshop. EFTI School of Photography, Madrid, Spain

2009    Jane Evelyn Atwood Workshop. Photojournalism & Documentary. EFTI School of Photography, Madrid, Spain

2004    Lightweight Structure Welding, Structural Steel Welding. FOREM PV,  Valencia, Spain

2001    Mestre Mateo School of Art and Design, Concentration: Sculpture, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

2000    Antonio Failde School of Art and Design, Art and Design Studies, Ourense, Spain

Award Recognition, Distinctions and Grants

2016    1st Prize of Drawing, Site:Brooklyn Gallery, Drawing Lines Across Mediums, Award, New York, NY

2010    Bancaja – Blasco Ibañez & UPV Grant – Valencia, Spain, Professional Development Grant, New York, NY

2007    Erasmus Grant, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom

2002    EASD Mestre Mateo, Exhibition Development Grant, Santiago de Compostela, Spain