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Cottage Industry. (Collaboration with Rafael Kelman). Booklyn, Brooklyn, NY. 2016

♂ Anti-Fertility Garden. Sala Diaz, San Antonio, TX. 2015
My Strangest Stranger.  University Arts Gallery, UCSD, San Diego, CA.2014

Grizzly Man Again. L.C.Bates Museum, Hinckley, ME. 2011

Double Session. Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, NY. 2011

Accidental Pornographies: Lesson Plans. testsite. Austin, TX. 2010

Radical Citizenship: The Tutorials. Southern Exposure. San Francisco. 2010

How To Document the Bombing Part II. Naxal Belt. Brooklyn, NY. 2010

A Novel in the Form of A Car Bomb: A Vehicular Opera. Street performance. NYC. 2009

SMS IRAN. (with Naeem Mohaiemen) Art Dubai Project Space (Online). 2009

Left-Handed Saw Right-Handed. Chicago Cultural Center.  2006

The First Disappointment. (w/ Ferrari and Marianetti) Contemporary Artists Center.

  North Adams, MA. 2006



Hors Pistes. Centre de Pompidou Paris (April 2016) and Malaga, Spain (February 2016)

39x17. La Mama Galleria, NY, NY, October, 2015

Threshing Floor. Cuchifritos, NY, NY. May 2015

In Practice: Under Foundations. Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY. January 2015

Prove It To Me, Reverse Gallery. Brooklyn, NY. September 2014

Failure to Levitate. Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. NY, NY.  June 2014

The Artists’ Commission. Grey Matter Gallery. Dallas, TX. November 2013

Fabrika. Court Square Gallery. Queens, NY. May 2013

Wrong Side Out: Bodies in Video: Mary Walling Blackburn, Jacolby Satterwhite and Mike Kelley/Ericka

  Beckman. The Drury Gallery at Marlboro College. Marlboro, VT. February 2013

Silent University. Anhoek School @The Project Room. Tate Modern. London. November 2012

Study of Interruptions. Berrie Art Center at Ramapo College, NJ  November 2012

A Riot is the Language of the Unheard. The Cooper Union. New York. October 2012

Undetectable. La Mama LaGalleria in collaboration with Visual AIDS, New York. June 2012

Experience Economies. The Laboratory at Harvard University. 2012

Trade School. Whitney Museum of Art, New York. 2011

Against Easy Listening. 1a Space, Kowloon, Hong Kong. 2010

How To Do Things With Words. Parson’s Aronson Gallery. New York. 2010

These Gifts Must Always Move. Sutton Gallery: Project Space, Melbourne, Australia. 2010

The Sixth Borough. No Longer Empty. New York. 2010

Anhoek School is Dead! Long Live Anhoek School! at Subject of Learning / Object of Study, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin TX. 2010

#class. Winkleman Gallery. New York. 2010

Drugstore Beetle (Sitodrepa Paniceum). 31 exhibitions in 31 libraries. Global. 2010

Voices in Green: Creative Response to Crisis in Iran. Austin, TX. 2010

Time/Bank. E-Flux, Frieze Art Fair, London. 2009

The Fuzzy Set. LA><ART, Los Angeles. 2009

Hopeless and Otherwise. Southern Exposure, San Francisco. 2008

Domestic Struggle Part 2. Roots and Culture Art Space, Chicago. 2007

Feeltank, Patho-geographies. Gallery 400, Chicago. 2007

South Bronx Contemporary. Haven Arts, Bronx, NY 2007

The Cook, the Thief, his Wife, and the Artist. NGC, Brooklyn, NY. 2006

Drive By Performance Series. Links Hall, Chicago. 2005

Annual Emerging Artist Exhibition. HEREArt, New York. 2005


T A L K S / P E R F O R M A N C E S / E V E N T S/ S C R E E N I N G S

Language and Misunderstanding. The Center for Humanities. CUNY Graduate Center, NY. Dec. 2015

Classroom (with Printed Matter and Sophy Naess). Panel. MOMA/ PS1 NY Art Book Fair, Queens, NY. 2015

My Strangest Stranger: A Living Lecture. Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA. 12 April 2015

Art in the Absence of Viewers.  College Art Association, NY, NY. 14 February 2015

Child as Material with Mary Walling Blackburn. e-flux, New York, NY. 15 November 2014

Artist Talk. Co-sponsored by Skowhegan and Intermedia MFA at University of Maine, Orono. April 2014

The Making of Americans. Triplecanopy. 21 January 2012/2013/2014

5 Minute Factory Merch Table.  Performance. Sculpture Center’s Block Party, Sculpture Center,

    Long Island City, NY.  Forthcoming, August 2013

5 Minute  Factory Merch Table.  Performance. CTSQ, Long Island City, NY. May 2013

Merch Table Part 2 Visiting Artist Lecture Series.  Pratt  Institute, Brooklyn, NY.  May 2013

Merch Table. Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. April 2013

Panelist, Experiments in Extra-Institutional Education. CUNY Center for the Humanities,

  New York, NY. 3/13

Cabinet on Trial. Cabinet Magazine. New York Public Library. New York, NY. January 2013

Hélène/Helene. Performance.To Speak A Language  Agape Enterprise, Brooklyn, NY. December 2012

Merch Table Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Rutgers College, NJ. December 2012.

Dinner Discussion #36, Art in General, New York, NY. September 2012.

Night Market. With Sam Gould and Rebecca Gates. MASSMOCA. June 2011

Curiosity and Method: Cabinet Magazine Symposium. Princeton University. April 2011

Anhoek School’s Radical Citizenship Tutorials for I know you know I know you know I know. Hunter

   College/Times Square Gallery. January 28 - 29, 2011

The Second World Congress of Free Artists; Aarhus Project. Aarhus, Denmark, November, 2010

Weekly Lecture Series, Cooper-Union School for the Arts, New York. November 2010

The Perception of The Artist in the United States, CUE Art Foundation/Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. New York. March, 2010

Workshop: Accidental Pornographies. Trade School. New York. February 2010

5 Minute Factory, Man, performance at “Art Work: A National Conversation About Art, Labor, and Politics,” Temporary Services and Domey Books, Austin, TX. January 201

Hey Stranger, I'm in the Texas Nation. Testsite, Austin, TX. January 2010

The After Night Pill. Artists’ Talk. Cooper Union School of Art. New York, December 2009

Investigating Class, Catastrophe, and Resistance: Politicizing the Working Class via the Internet, Association of Internet Researchers, Chicago, October 2005

The Library is Burning: Wood As Cultural Signifier, Words, Images, and the Framing of Social Reality,

Graduate Faculty, Liberal Studies, New School of Social Research. NewYork, April 2005

Humility Lecture Series, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center. New York. September 11, 2004



Artists Writing, 2000–2015. Jennifer Liese, Editor. (Brooklyn, New York: Paper Monument 2016)

“Reluctant Interviews with Bad Workers  (77 BCE-2043 ACE)” Grafter’s Quarterly. Forthcoming 2016

“Child as Material,” Supercommunity: e-flux journal 56th Venice Bienniele. June 2015

“Sister Apple, Sister Pig,” E-Flux Journal. March 2014

“Checklist [apocalyptic ecology]”, Ugly Duckling Press broadsheet, Brooklyn, NY. March 2014

Featured Artist. Pastelegram. Print Issue #5. March 2014

“Begin Civil Dawn,” Monsters and Dust. February 2014

“The Flash Made Flesh” with AB Huber, Invalid Format: An Anthology of Triple Canopy, Volume 3.

(NewYork, New York: Triple Canopy. January 2014)

“Odor is Speech,” The Second World Congress of Free Artists. In Three Acts by Camel Collective.

(Arhus, Denmark: Arhus Kunsthal. October 2013)

“Anhoek School,” Educational Outliers. socialtextjournal.org. October 31, 2013

“Colors/Teal,” Cabinet Magazine. Summer 2013

“The Bullrider and the Ballerina: A Taxonomy of Falling,” Curiosity and Method: Ten Years of Cabinet Magazine, Sina Najafi, Editor. (Brooklyn, New York: Cabinet, 2012)

“Snuff Architecture” (sculpture) & “Fort” (essay), Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawings, Matt Bua,

Max Goldfarb, eds. (UK: Laurence King, 2012)

“The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) Land Use Database: Dallas”. Art Papers. 11/12

“Artists’s Words: Beautiful Oar,” mightbegood/fluent~collaborative/testsite 9/12

Remark: Deep Throat,” mightbegood/fluent~collaborative/testsite 7/12

“Flowers, in a Way”, (photographs and essay) Monsters and Dust. 11/12

“Assignment,” Draw It with Your Eyes Closed: The Art of the Assignment” Roger White and Dushko Petrovitch, eds. (New York, New York: n+1 Foundation, 2012)

“Living After Time: A Primer”, Cabinet Magazine. January 2012

To Read Again: The Buenos Aires Affair” with Alejandro Cesarco. Mightbegood 10/11

“XOXO Insanity, Institution”, E-Flux Journal.  6/11

“Des Plaines Disturbance”, Paper Monument 6/11

“Thinking Through Images #3”, Triple Canopy Magazine.  5/11

“Andy Warhol’s Kiss”, mightbegood/fluent~collaborative/testsite 2/11

“Classroom as Ornament”, mightbegood/fluent~collaborative/testsite. 3/10

“Breaking & Entering: Richard Serra’s Pseudo-Bellamy in Bronx”, Afterall Journal. 2009

“Chewing Candy: A Glossary”, Art in America. 4/09/09

“The Politics of Tears: The Museum of Useless Efforts”, Afterall Journal (online.) 2008

“This Dream; This Frequency”, Neighborhood Public Radio live from Whitney Biennial 2008, May 28.

Dumpster: An Iconography”, 30x30 cm Project, Marfa, TX. December. 2007

“Onate’s Left”, THELASTPERFORMANCE.org: Invited author. June 2007

The Library is on Fire”, CTheory: Journal of theory, technology and culture. January 2007

“Notes on Passing”, Women and Performance: a journal of feminist theory, # 29, Fall. 2006

“The Language of Explosion: Documenting the Nuclear Craters of the American,
West,” Women and Performance: a journal of feminist theory, Issue 27, Fall. 2004

“Arhitektonski Ninja”, Zarez Magazine, (Zagreb, Croatia) June. 2004

“Shooting Blind: Visually Impaired Photographers”, Aperture Magazine, # 162. 2002


S E L E C T E D  C O L L E C T I O N S

Blanton Museum (Austin, TX)

Museo Tamayo (Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico)

Bibliotheque publique d’information (Paris, France)

Istanbul Modern Library (Istanbul, Turkey)


S E L E C T E D   A W A R D S and R E S I D E N C I E S

Headlands Center for the Arts Artist Residency 2015

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Scholarship 2011

Art Matters Grant. 2011

Catwalk Artist Residency.  Catskill, NY. 2006


S E L E C T E D   B I B L I O G R A P H Y

Holland Cotter. “‘The Contemporaries,’ ‘Painting Now,’ and More,” New York Times, June 25, 2015

Roger White. Featured chapter in The Contemporaries:Travels in the 21st Century Art World

   Bloomsbury UK.  March, 2015

Regine Basha. Interview: Mary Walling Blackburn. Resident Host. Spring 2013

Allison Arieff, “Reading the City”, New York Times, December 17th, 2012

Kara L. Rooney, “A Riot is the Language of the Unheard: An Exercise in Unrestrained Speech,”

  The Brooklyn Rail, November, 2012
Dwight Warren, “How to Teach Art in 89 Simple Lessons”, New York Times, March 29, 2012

Ruth Erickson. “Innovate or Die,” Art Papers, May/June 2012

Carol Yinghua Lu. “Industry Standard”, Frieze, Issue 137, March 2011

Michael Smith. The Year in Education, Artforum (print), December, 2010

Thom Donovan. Crean: How To Do Things With Words, BOMBBLOG, November, 2010

Carly Berwick. Art Goes Back to School, Art in America, March, 2010

Holland Carter. #class,  New York Times, March 18, 2010

Eva Diaz. Critic’s Picks: #class, Artforum (online), February, 2010

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