Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade

Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade use performance to play with social difficulties, theatricalize historical problems, and imagine ways of being together. They make plays, masks, videos, drawings, music, installations, texts, events, puppets, and paintings, and has presented work in many museums including MoMA, MoCA LA, and SFMoMA, and in festivals, galleries and public spaces. Their collective that include Jade Gordon is known as My Barbarian which has had solo exhibitions at Participant Inc., New York; the Hammer Museum and Human Resources, LA; Museo El Eco, Mexico City; Gallery 400, Chicago; Yaffo 23, Jerusalem; and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, which represents the collective, along with projects at the New Museum and Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. My Barbarian was included in two Performa Biennials, two California Biennials, the Biennale de Montréal, and the Whitney Biennial, and has received awards from the Foundation for Contemporary Art, Creative Capital, Art Matters, and the City of LA. My Barbarian originated in Los Angeles in 2000 and today its members are based in LA and New York.

Segade’s MFA is in Interdisciplinary Studio Art from UCLA. He is co-chair of Film/Video at Bard College’s MFA program. Gordon earned an MA in Applied Theater from USC, has taught at CalArts and the Stella Adler Academy, and is co-owner of Wombleton Records. Gaines has a PhD in Performance Studies from UCLA and an MFA in Writing from CalArts and is assistant professor of Performance Studies at NYU. All three were born and raised in California.

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Teresita Fernández

Teresita Fernández’s work is characterized by an interest in perception and the psychology of looking. Her experiential, large-scale works are inspired by a rethinking of landscape and place, as well as by diverse historical and cultural references. Often referencing the natural world, Fernández’s conceptual practice emphasizes the connection between place and material using gold, graphite, iron-ore, and other minerals that have loaded historical ties to colonization and the violence embedded in the landscape. She is a 2005 MacArthur Foundation Fellow and the recipient of numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Artist's Grant, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award. Appointed by President Obama, she is the first Latina to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.

Fernández’s works have been exhibited both nationally and internationally at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; and Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy, among others. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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Josh Kline

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Working primarily in sculpture, video, and installation, Josh Kline creates artworks and exhibitions that consider the ways in which our humanity has been transformed, commodified, and instru­mentalized within neoliberal society. Examining the regimes of control to which the human body is increasingly subjected—ranging from governmental and corporate surveillance to the relentless pursuit of youth—Kline addresses the erosion of boundaries between labor and leisure and the incursion of consumer culture into the most literally intimate aspects of life: blood, DNA, and neurochemistry. Recent projects have explored the impact of emerging technological innovations including automation, AI, and deep fakes on society. In 2015, Kline began a major cycle of installation-based projects exploring the politics and economics of the 21st Century.

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Lucy Raven

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Lucy Raven is an artist and filmmaker. Currently a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, her work is grounded primarily in animation and the moving image, though her multidisciplinary practice also incorporates installation, sound, and the live format of illustrated lecture. She has had exhibitions and screenings internationally, including at the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Serpentine Gallery, London; MoMA and PS 1, New York; Portikus, Frankfurt; and the Tate Modern, among many others, Her 3D film installation Curtains is currently on exhibit at LACMA in Los Angeles, and an exhibition titled Fatal Act (with her moving image collective 13BC) opens at 80WSE at New York University this June. A new permanent public artwork will open this September at the forthcoming Bauhaus Museum in Dessau, Germany on the occasion of the 100th year of the school’s founding. She teaches at Cooper Union School of Art in New York.

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Juan Sanchez (F '90)

Juan Sánchez earned a BFA degree from the Cooper Union School of Art in 1977, and in 1980, an MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers University. His mixed medium paintings, prints, photographs, and video installations have been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, Egypt, and Latin America. Sánchez has had solo exhibitions at EXIT ART, MoMA PS1, El Museo del Barrio, the 5th Havana Biennial in 1994, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and El Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico.

Juan Sánchez: Printed Convictions: Prints and Related Works on Paper, curated and organized by Alejandro Anreus, Ph.D. and The Jersey City Museum, became a national tour exhibition from 1998-2000. Fellowships and grants include the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the Joan Mitchel Foundation, Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and the National Endowment for the Arts . His work is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, El Museo del Barrio, El Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena in Rio Piedras, PR and El Centro Wilfredo Lam in Havana, Cuba, among others.

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Silvia Federici

Silvia Federici is a feminist activist, writer, and a teacher. In 1972 she was one of the cofounders of the International Feminist Collective, the organization that launched the Wages For Housework campaign internationally. In the 1990s, after a period of teaching and research in Nigeria, she was active in the anti-globalization movement and the U.S. anti–death penalty movement. She is one of the co-founders of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa, an organization dedicated to generating support for the struggles of students and teachers in Africa against the structural adjustment of African economies and educational systems. From 1987 to 2005 she taught international studies, women studies, and political philosophy courses at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. All through these years she has written books and essays on philosophy and feminist theory, women’s history, education and culture, and more recently the worldwide struggle against capitalist globalization and for a feminist reconstruction of the commons.

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