Critical Studies Department to Host Lecture with American Artist

January 16, 2024

Date: Friday, February 9, 2024 @ 6 pm

Location: PNCA Mediatheque 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209

Free and open to the public


We are thrilled to announce our upcoming talk on Friday, February 9th with American Artist, who will speak about new and old work and the conceptual ties that inform their practice as an interdisciplinary artist. We hope you can join us for this exciting event!

American Artist makes thought experiments that mine the history of technology, race, and knowledge production, beginning with their legal name change in 2013. Their artwork primarily takes the form of sculpture, software, and video. Artist is a recipient of the Herb Alpert Award in Visual Art and a Creative Capital grantee. They are a former resident of Smack Mellon, Red Bull Arts Detroit, Abrons Art Center, Recess, EYEBEAM, Pioneer Works, and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. They have exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Museum of Modern Art; Studio Museum in Harlem; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland; and Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul. Their work has been featured in New York Times, Cultured, Artforum, and Art in America. Artist is a co-director of the School for Poetic Computation and a core faculty at Yale.

Presented by the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies and the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), with generous support from Carol Edelman.

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