Yael Bartana

Yael Bartana’s films, installations and photographs explore the imagery of identity and the politics of memory. Her starting point is the national consciousness propagated by her native country Israel. Central to the work are meanings implied by terms like “homeland”, “return” and “belonging”.

Bartana investigates these through the ceremonies, public rituals and social diversions that are intended to reaffirm the collective identity of the nation state. In her Israeli projects, Bartana dealt with the impact of war, military rituals and a sense of threat on every-day life.

Between 2006 and 2011, the artist has been working in Poland, creating the trilogy 'And Europe Will Be Stunned', a project on the history of Polish-Jewish relations and its influence on the contemporary Polish identity.

Yael Bartana represented Poland for the 54th International Art Exhibition in Venice (2011).

Her project 'True Finn – Tosi suomalainen', dealing with national identity operating as a means of inclusion and exclusion, was presented at the IHME Festival 2014 in Finland.

Louis Cameron (A '96)

Louis Cameron is an interdisciplinary artist that lives and works in Berlin. He has taught at Princeton University, Yale University, The Cooper Union, Rhode Island School of Design, Brooklyn College, amongst other colleges and universities. He has exhibited his work in the United States and abroad at the Saint Louis Art Museum; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; P.S.1/MoMA, New York; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Brooklyn Museum; The Kitchen, New York; Contemporary Art Museum Houston; Dak'Art 2006, the Biennial of Contemporary African Art, Dakar, Senegal; Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects; Art in General, New York; ar/ge kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano, Italy; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona; Ulrich Museum, Wichita, Kansas; Salt Lake Art Center, Utah; Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem; Krannert Art Museum, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois; Plug In ICA, Winnipeg; Brooklyn Academy of Music; Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris; Santa Monica Museum of Art, California; Contemporary Museum, Baltimore; and the Watts Towers Art Center, Los Angeles. His Work is included in the collections of the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Cameron has participated in the Artist-in-Residence program at The Studio Museum in Harlem and been a Fellow in Painting with the New York Foundation for the Arts.  He is the founder and organizer of The Poster Project presents, a forum for dialogue on current cultural issues via poster portfolios.

Piero Golia

Piero Golia was born in 1974 in Naples, Italy. From the outset of his career, Golia’s principal focus has been the theatrical and the conceptual in art, specifically supreme gestures and the completion of seemingly impossible acts. On January 14, 2006, he vanished from New York City, leaving no documented proof of his whereabouts. He reappeared the morning of February 7 at the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen to give a lecture about his adventure. In 2008, he compacted a full-size passenger bus to fit into a 10’ x 20’ booth at the Los Angeles Art Fair. Luminous Sphere (2010), a mysterious glowing orb installed on the roof of the Standard Hotel, lights up only when Golia is in Los Angeles, both acknowledging his own presence and appropriating what he calls “the sign language of L.A.,” such as the billboards of Sunset Boulevard and the Hollywood Sign, it acts as a mysterious cipher for the projection of meaning to the casual passerby—and thus a contemporary urban legend is born.

Golia’s work has been shown in major exhibitions in the United States and Europe, including “Uncertain States of America—American Art in the 3rd Millennium,” Serpentine Gallery, London (2006); “The Gold Standard,” P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2007); “Vesuvius,” Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2007); “The Nothing and the Being,” Museo Jumex, Mexico City (2009); “Double Tumble or the Awesome Twins,” Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2010); California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art (2010); “Artist's Museum,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2010–11); “Premio Italia,” Museo MaXXi, Rome (2011); “Made in L.A.,” Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014); and “Piero Golia: Chalet Dallas,” Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas (2015). Golia's work was included in the 55th Biennale di Venezia (2013). He founded the Los Angeles-based Mountain School of Arts with Eric Wesley in 2005.

Golia lives and works in Los Angeles.

Joanna Malinowska (A '01)

Polish-born and New York-based, Joanna Malinowska works in sculpture, video, and performance. Her projects—often inspired by interest in cultural anthropology, cultural clashes, and music—have been exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Europe, at venues including the Sculpture Center, Art in General, Postmasters, and CANADA in New York; Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton in Paris; Saatchi Gallery and Nottingham Contemporary in Great Britain; Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle and Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw. In 2015, Malinowska along with C.T. Jasper represented Poland at the 56th Venice Biennale, with their collaborative film installation Halka/Haiti 18°48’05”N 72°23’01”W. She was also included in the First Moscow Biennale, Performa'09, the Whitney Biennial of 2012, and Relations Disrelations (2015), a two-person survey show with C.T. Jasper at Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź in Poland.

Malinowska, a graduate of the sculpture departments at Rutgers University and Yale School of Art, has received awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, Smack Mellon, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, among others. She is represented by CANADA gallery in New York. 

Carl Ostendarp

Carl Ostendarp is an artist involved in painting and installation. A graduate of Boston University and the Yale School of Art, he is currently working as an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at Cornell University. He has also taught at The Cooper Union, the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, The Art Students League of New York, the School of Visual Arts, and at New York University/Steinhardt. His work is represented in New York City by Elizabeth Dee, in Boston by Carroll and Sons, in Montreal by Galerie Laroche/Joncas, and in Cologne by Galerie Anke Schmidt. He has exhibited his work in solo exhibitions at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca; the Museum Ludwig, Cologne; the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence; The Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield; PROJEX-MTtl Galerie, Montreal; Mario Diacano Gallery, Boston; Gilles Peyroulet et Cie, Paris; Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles; Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, and at Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles among other venues. His work has also been included in group exhibitions at Pace Gallery, London; Tate/ Saint Ives, Cornwall; Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz; Kunstverein Monchengladbach, Munich; Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria; Galerie Academia, Salzburg; Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis; Neue Galeri am Landesmuseum Joanne, Graz; Museo di Stato, San Marino, Hall Walls, Buffalo, and at P. S. 1 Museum, Long Island City among other venues. His work is included in the following public collections: The Art Institute of Chicago,  Fogg Art Museum at Harvard, Cambridge; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; The Minneapolis Institute of the Arts; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City; Denver Art Museum, Denver; JPMorgan Chase Bank, New York; List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge; Microsoft Art Collection, Bellevue; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven.

Paul Pfeiffer (F '05, '10)

Paul Pfeiffer works in the mediums of installation, photography, and video typically uses extant imagery as an occasion to plumb the depths of contemporary culture, assessing its racial, religious, and technological dimensions. At the same time, Pfeiffer’s acclaimed objects and images function diachronically, establishing profound genealogies that connect contemporary culture and its many particularities—professional sports, televised game shows, Michael Jackson—to the long, seemingly remote histories of art, media, religion, politics and nationhood. 

Pfeiffer has had numerous solo exhibitions at a diverse array of institutions including The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (2001), the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles (2001), the Barbican Art Centre in London (2001), Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, MA (2003), The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2003), The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu (2003), Gagosian Gallery in New York (2004), MUSAC - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain (2008), Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2009),  BAIBAKOV Art Projects, Moscow (2009), Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY (2010), Sammlung Goetz, Munich (2011), Paula Cooper Gallery, NYC (2012), and The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila, Philippines (2015), among others.