ARS ELECTRONICA & MORE

ARS ELECTRONICA opens tomorrow, and my work will be screened there in a special screening of eleven "highly distinctive" works by award winners from the 2018 Japan Media Arts Festival.

ARS ELECTRONICA Center, Linz, Austria. Photo credit, Ars Electronica / Robert Bauernhansl.

More developing through 2019, but here is a list of some recent and forthcoming exhibitions:

2018        Ars Electronica, Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria

2018        Japan Media Arts Screening, A4 Art Museum, Chengdu, China

2018        Camera Japan, LantarenVenster, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2018        Sendai Short Film Festival, Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai, Japan

2018        Festivāls Ūdensgabali ’18, NOASS, Riga, Latvia

2018        El Festival, Cine Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico

2018        SICAF 2018, MEGABOX Dongdaemun Theater, Seoul, South Korea

2018        Aniventure, Inter Expo Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

INTERVIEW WITH POSITIVE SPACE

I had the opportunity to have a conversation with artist, professor, and F.A.T.E. President, Valerie Powell, for the current edition of the Positive Space podcast. We talk about my artwork, my process, my teaching, and (of course) nacho cheese. If you know me and my giant mouth, you won't be surprised that I broke the podcast's record for length of the interview. Thanks for the opportunity!

Click the image above, or click here, to listen to (or download) the interview.

AWARD WINNER, JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL

I am excited to announce that I will be receiving a New Face Award this summer at the 21st Japan Media Arts Festival.

Additionally, the award-winning works will be exhibited at the National Art Center, Tokyo from June 13 to June 24, 2018. I am honored that the jury selected my work and recognized it with this award, especially considering that there were 4,192 entries from 98 different countries. I will put the award to good use on a new body of work that is currently in development.

FIVA 07 in Buenos Aires

Argentina bound? Not me, but my artwork will be. I wish I could make the trip.

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I was notified this week that one of my video art works will be included in the Festival Internacional de Videoarte (FIVA) in Buenos Aires. The festival runs from December 15 to December 17th at the Centro Cultural San Martin.

This will be the first time that my work has screened in Argentina. Check it out if you're in the Beunos Aires area.

ART NOVA 100

I'm pleased to announce that my work will be included in ART NOVA 100 at the Today Art Museum in Beijing, China. Check it out if you're in the area.

On view from August 1 to August 15, 2017. Opening Ceremony on August 5 at 3 PM.

Performance on May 4th at The Tucson Museum of Art

Please join me at the Tucson Museum of Art on the evening of May 4th. Admission is free between 5PM and 8PM and I'll be performing somewhere in the neighborhood of 6:30.

I'll be performing works from three different bodies of work:

The Verisimilitude Platitudes
The Black Tongue Lexicon
Supralingual/Sublingual: The Tongue is the Terrain

Additionally, as part of the Museum's TMA Handmade series, the TMA invited me to select some work from their permanent collection for display.

I chose some beautiful Josef Albers silkscreen prints from the Formulation: Articulation Portfolio from 1972 that have never been exhibited at the Museum before. They're delightfully crisp and 100% Bauhaus-licious. They're on view as of today.

Join Me in Venice for the Arte Laguna Prize Finalist Exhibition

I'll be headed to Italy soon, with just enough time to attend the opening ceremony of the Arte Laguna Prize Finalist Exhibition in Venice at the Arsenale.

From the official site:

"The Arte Laguna Prize is exhibiting 125 works from around the world, the finalists of the eleventh edition of the contest, which give us a glimpse into the current state of international contemporary art.

The exhibition is curated by Igor Zanti with the collaboration of ten international jurors who assessed and selected all the applicants... Flavio Arensi, Tamara Chalabi, Paolo Colombo, Suad Garayeva, Ilaria Gianni, Emanuele Montibeller, Salvador Nadales, Fatos Ustek, Alma Zevi and Nav Haq."

Take the Water-bus, 5.2 Line, and get off at the Celestia Stop.

 

Then I'll be back on a plane on my way back to the (unfortunately much less moisture-laden) desert of Tucson. If you're nearby, come and join the festivities.

Body Language: Figuration in Modern and Contemporary Art

Last night was the opening for BODY LANGUAGE: FIGURATION IN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART at the Tucson Museum of Art curated by the Tucson Museum of Art's Chief Curator, Julie Sasse. Check out this show if you're floating through Tucson.

It is surreal and humbling to have my work exhibited alongside masters like Goya, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Miriam Schapiro, George Segal, Robert Colescott, Roberto Matta, Luis Jimenez, and Dennis Oppenheim.

Also a bonus to share the walls with the work of my friends Craig Cully, Joe Labate, Alfred Quiroz, Andy Polk, Larry Gipe, and Peggy Doogan.

Body Language: Figuration in Modern and Contemporary Art will be on view until July 9, 2017.

 

Arte Laguna Prize

I’m thrilled to announce that I am a finalist for the 2017 Arte Laguna Prize. My work will be exhibited at the Arsenale in Venice from March 25th until April 9th. I am traveling now, so the announcement had been sitting in my inbox and I didn’t even know it. Whether I take home a prize or not, I am flattered to have been selected. I'll know more later and will keep you updated.

You can see all of the finalists here.