Brian Conley Bio

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BORN
New York

EDUCATION
1975-85 PhD in Philosophy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
1979-81 MFA in Sculpture, University of Minnesota, Minnneapolis
1978 Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum, New York
1971-74 BA in Psychology, State University of New York, Binghamton

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010
Miniature War in Iraq…and now Afghanistan, The Boiler, Brooklyn, NY (February 12–April 21)
Performance: Miniature War in Iraq…and now Afghanistan, The Boiler/Pierogi Gallery, New York
2008
Decipherment of Linear X, Pierogi, Leipzig, Germany
2006
Swarm, Multiplication, Insight / Out, Wanas Art Foundation, Sweden

2005
Pseudanuran Gigantica, in Becoming Animal, MassMoca, North Adams, MA
SAFN Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland (March 5–April 17)
Decipherment of Linear X, Penn State University, University Park, PA
2004
Decipherment of Linear X, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
Noise/Space, UKS Unge Kunstneres Samfund Gallery, Oslo
Sount/Unsound, Tesch Schook, New York University, New York
2003
Radio Broadcast, UNAM National Autonymous University of Mexico, Mexico City
Radio Broadcast, Resonance 104, London
2002
Statements, Fragments, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Art Unlimited, Pseudanuran Gigantica, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Artissima, Turin, Italy
Compilation, Audio CD, Radio 100, JDK Productions, Amsterdam
2001
ArtPace Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, Texas
Compilation, Audio CD, “BitStreams”, JdK Productions, Amsterdam
Stockholm Art Fair, Stockholm
Xenotransplantation, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London
Xenotransplantation, Zinc Gallery, Stockholm
Compilation, Audio CD, “Architecture of the Incidental” edited by Geoff Dugan, text by Allen Weiss Video,”WTC”, Zingmagazine, New York
1999
WAR!, a live interactive performance between New York (WBAI) and Belgrade, Serbia (Radio B2-92), organized with Sina Najafi and Immaterial Incorporated,
Stetson University, Florida
On the State of Experimental Sound Art, edited by Allen Weiss, Paris, Radio Broadcast, French National Radio
Other Voices: Echoes From a War Zone curated by Gordon Paunovic of Radio B2-92, Belgrade, Serbia, Vienna, Radio Broadcast, Austrian National Radio (April 29, 1999)
1998
Wild/Life, curated by Amy Cappellazzo, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina
Psychogeographical Dip edited by Geoff Dugan, Compilation, audio CD,
1997
American Composers Forum, Sonic Circuits traveling festival.
1996
Kunstart 96, Bochenheimer Depot, Frankfurt, Germany
Radio Performance, WAR!, interactive broadcast between WKCR (Columbia University Radio) New York and WFMU New Jersey
(constriction), a collective sound installation, Pierogi 2000, New York
(constriction), Art Exchange Show, Wall Street, New York
1995
Superior / (Cranial), Pierogi 2000 Gallery, New York
1994
Cornucopia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
New Splendid, Austrian National Radio (ORF), Vienna
1993
0, 1, 2, 3…, Film + Arc International Film Festival, Graz, Austria
Hecatomb, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, New York
Radio Broadcast, Double Pelican, R.A.M.S. Project, Vienna, Austria
Tribute, a book of posters about the Gulf War

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014
PIEROGI XX: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
2011
Baghdad Group Show: Subjective/Objective, Pierogi Gallery, New York
2008
Bay Area Now 5, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, July 19–November 16
Groupwork, Performance (with Dominic Wilsdon, Peggy Phelan and graduate students from Stanford and CCA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/Stanford University/California College of the Arts
2007
Miniature War in Iraq, Games Expo 07, South Point Convention Center, Las Vegas
One More Thing Added to the World: The Borges Effect on Contemporary Artists’ Books” curated by Buzz Spector, Borges Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City
(Un)Natural Selection, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Flatfiling, Pierogi / Artnews Projects, Berlin Germany
CCA: 100 Years in the Making, Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, CA
2006
Factitious, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, June–July. Traveled to Leipzig, Germany, November–December
SuperLowRez, Vertex List, New York
2004
Romanticism Detached, PS1/Grizedale/Henry Moore Foundation, NY, NY
Red Archive: The Metropolitan Complex, Project Arts Centre, Dublin
2003
Affinity Archives: The Metropolitan Complex, Dublin
2001
BitStreams, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Marks of Omission, Arthouse, Dublin
evo1, Gallery L, Moscow
2000
War/Art/New Technologies, exhibition and conference curated by Trebor Scholz, Portland
Pierogi Gallery traveling exhibition, Yeurba Buena Center, San Francisco; Post Gallery, Los Angeles; Art Institute, Kansas City
2001
Curated by Bruce Pearson, Williamsburg Art Center, New York
Current/Undercurrent, curated by Charlotta Kotik and Joe Amrhein, Brooklyn Museum, NY
1996
Group Show, curated by David Scher, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York
Fictional Archives – Four Walls, Leung Institute, Oslo, Norway
Dissociationism, Four Walls, New York
New York Artists, Galerie Guth & Maas, Reutlingen (Stuttgart), Germany
1995
Multiples, Pierogi, New York
1993
New York in Sarajevo – Art Umjetnost, Obala Theatre, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
Propaganda, M.A.P., Baltimore, Maryland
1992
240 Minuten, curated by Lothar Hempel and Georg Fraf, Esther Schipper Galleryand Art Cologne, Germany
Proposals for an AIDS Memorial, Municipal Art Society and Public Art Fund, Clocktower, P.S.1, New York
GRANTS and AWARDS
2012
California College of the Arts, Faculty Development Grant, San Francisco
2011
California College of the Arts, Faculty Development Grant, San Francisco
2006
Wanas Foundation for Contemporary Art, Commission, Residency, Knislinge, Sweden
Center for Land Use Interpretation, Residency, Los Angeles
2005
New York Foundation for the Arts, Fellowship, New York
2003-4
Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Fellowship, New York
2002
Pollock-Krasner Foundation, 911 Grant, New York
2001
ArtPace Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, Texas
1997
International Art Critics Association/U.S.A., Awarded “Robert Smithson’s Dead Tree” one of the best exhibitions in the U.S. for 1996-97
1989
National Endowment for the Arts, Fellowship, New York
New York Foundation for the Arts, Fellowship, New York
1982
University of Minnesota, Fellowship, Philosophy, Minneapolis
1978
Whitney Museum, Helena Rubenstein Grant, Painting, New York

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
1999
Heap of Language: Robert Smithson and Poetry, co-Curated with Sina Najafi, Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, New York
1997
Robert Smithson’s Dead Tree, co-curated with Joe Amrhein, Pierogi with John Weber Gallery, New York

TEACHING

2012
University of New Mexico, National Science Foundation, Workshop on Self-Organization, Albuquerque
2011
Education Adviser, Echo/Sada for Contemporary Iraqi Art, Baghdad
2008-13
California College of the Arts, Undergraduate Program in Sculpture, Oakland
2005-13
California College of the Arts, Graduate Program, San Francisco
2003
ExTeresa Arte Actuel INBA, Tutorial Program in Sound Installation, Mexico City
1999
Parsons School of Design, Graduate Program in Sculpture, New York
1997
University of Pennsylvania, Visiting Lecturer, Graduate Program in Sculpture, Philadelphia
1982-86
Parsons School of Design, Instructor, Theory and Fine Arts, New York
1982-83
New York University, Instructor, Philosophy, New York
1978-81
University of Minnesota, Instructor, Philosophy, Minneapolis

PANELIST, LECTURER, VISITING ARTIST
2013
Beirut (a new art initiative), Workshop and Lecture, Cairo
College Art Association, Panel Presentation, “Military and the Landscape”, New York
2012
Swarming and Self-Organization, Lecture, MoMA Studio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
University of New Mexico, Visiting Artist, Workshop Leader, “Morphology and Evolution”, Albuquerque
Montclair State University,Visiting Lecturer, New Jersey
St. Olaf College,Visiting Artist, Minneapolis
Mildred’s Lane (experimental art school), Visiting Artist, Pennsylvania
2011
Art Omi International Residency,Visiting Artist/Critic, Ghent, New York
Montclair State University, Visiting Artist/Grad Critiques, New Jersey
2010
University of Maine, Visiting Artist, Portland
College of Creative Studies, Visiting Artist, Detroit
Mildred’s Lane (experimental school), Visiting Artist, Pennsylvania
2009
Headlands Center for the Arts, Presenter, San Francisco
SFMOMA, Presenter, San Francisco
SFMOMA, Presenter, San Francisco
Mildred’s Lane (Experimental School), Lecturer, New York
2008
UCLA, Visiting Artist, Los Angeles
Rhode Island School of Design, Visiting Artist, Providence
New Langton Arts, Presenter, San Francisco
Maine College of Art, Visiting Artist, Portland
2007
University of California, Visiting Lecturer, “America and Its Wars” Symposium, Berkeley
2006
University of California, Lecturer, Art and Research Symposium, Berkeley
2005
San Francisco Art Institute, Visiting Lecturer, San Francisco
Chicago Art Institute, Visiting Lecturer, Chicago
MassMoCA, Lecturer, “Becoming Animal,” North Adams, MA
Penn State University, Lecturer, State College, PA
Grand Arts, Lecture / Performance with Nato Thompson of MassMoCA, “Gut the Museum,” Kansas City
2004
California College of the Arts, Keynote Speaker, Graduate Program, San Francisco, CA
UKS Unge Kunstneres Samfund Gallery, Lecturer, Oslo
Institute of Contemporary Art, Panelist, “Examining Catastrophic Sustainability,” Portland, ME
New York University, International Performance Conference, Presentor, Tisch School of the Arts
Alfred University, Institute for Electronic Arts, Resident Artist, Alfred, NY
Penn State University, Studio Art, Resident Artist, State College, PA
2003
International Studio and Curatorial Program, Visiting Critic, New York
IberoAmericana Universidad, Lecturer, Mexico City
IberoAmericana Universidad, Radio Interview, Mexico City
Whitney Museum at Altria, Presentor, “Nomads and Residents”, New York
Virginia Commonwealth University, Visiting Artist, Graduate Program in Sculpture, Richmond
University of Chicago, Visiting Artist, Graduate Program in Art, Chicago
2002
iNO2, Conference on Art, Architecture and Politics, Presentor, Belgrade, Serbia
New York University, International Performance Conference, Presentor, Tisch School of the Arts
2001
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Visiting Artist, Sound Art Program, Boston
1999
Postmasters Gallery, interview/performance with William Pope L., New York
Stetson University, Visiting Artist, Program in Digital Arts, Florida
1998
Brooklyn Museum, Lecturer, New York
Parsons School of Design, Lecturer, Graduate Program in Sculpture, New York
1997
Gasworks Gallery, Panelist, London
Cornerhouse Gallery, Panelist, Manchester, England
1979
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Lecture, Minnesota

OTHER ACTIVITIES
2002-2006 Editor-at-Large, CD Co-Editor, Cabinet magazine, New York
2001 Senior Editor, Cabinet magazine, New York
2000 Co-Editor-In-Chief, Cabinet magazine, New York
1999 Co-Founder, Cabinet magazine, New York
1999-2001 Co-Director, Immaterial Incorporated, New York
1999-2005 Board Member, Immaterial Incorporated (501 c3 Non-Profit Organization)
1998 Editor, “New Splendid III” a compilation of audio art and music
1994 Editor, “New Splendid II,” a compilation of audio art and music from the U.S., Europe, Morocco

PUBLICATIONS
2004 Journal, “Decipherment of Linear X”, PIEROGI Brooklyn
1999 Catalog Essay, “Birth of a Notion?”, Kunst Als Teamwork, curator–Marion Piffer-Damiani, Kunsthalle, Vienna
1997 Catalog Introduction and Co-Editor, “Robert Smithson’s Dead Tree”, Pierogi 2000, New York
1996 Review, “Dissociationism”, Zingmagazine, New York
Catalog Essay, Joe Amrhein at Earl McGrath Gallery, New York
“WAR!”, WKCR On Air Program Guide, Feb vol xii, No.2, Columbia University, New York
1995 Catalog Essay, David Scher at Pierogi 2000, New York
1985 Doctoral Dissertation in Philosophy, “Theories of Pictorial Representation: Nelson Goodman’s Relativism and the Similarity Theory”, University of Minnesota

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2010
Gilbert, Alan, “Critic’s Picks–Brian Conley: Miniature War in Iraq… and Now Afghanistan,” The Village Voice, New York, March 9
Schmidt, Heinrich. “Brian Conley: Miniature War in Iraq… and Now Afghanistan, The Boiler/ Pierogi,” Vernissage TV, Switzerland, March, 2010  http://vernissage.tv/blog/?s=Brian+Conley
Bittani, Matteo, “Art in the age of videogames”, Gamescenes, http://www.gamescenes.org/2010/09/game-art-brian-conleys-miniature-war-in-iraq-and-now-afghanistan-2010.html
Corwin, Will. “Top Ten Shows in New York for March and April,” Saatchi Gallery Online, March-April, 2010 http://www.saatchigallery.co.uk/blogon/art_news/will_corwins%0Dtop_10_new_york_shows_for_march_and_april/6238
Haber, John. “State of Emergency”   http://www.haberarts.com/call911.htm, Spring
2009
Borsky, Tanner. “On Groupwork,” Master’s Thesis, California College of Art
2008
Jendricke, Dorothea. “Critics Picks: Brian Conley,” artforum.com, June 6
Müller, Dominikus. “Rundgang in der Baumwollspinnerei Leipzig: Wie verabschiedet man sich von Neo Rauch?” artnet, May 6
2006
Catalogue, “Eight Americans,” Wanas Art Foundation, Sweden
2005
Book, Becoming Animal, MIT Press
2003
Book, “Dreaming Red: History of the Art” Pace Foundation
Kalm, James. “Brian Conley: Pseudanuran Gigantica: Unlimited”, Art Basel 33, Basel, Switzerland,”
Zing Magazine, Winter/Spring 2003, No. 18. P.291
2001
ArtNews, June
Leitsinger, Miranda. Associated Press, June
Cox, Christof. The Wire, London, June
2000
Time Out, London
Holmes, Brian, New York Arts
Tiselius, Henrik. “Två utstellningar värda en extra promenad”, Östermalm Tidningen, Stockholm
Castenfors, Mårten. “Under hajhjärna och i en kulturmotor”, Svenska Dagbladet, Stockholm
Forsberg, Nils. “Brian Conley”, Nöjes Guiden, 13.05.00, Stockholm
Olofsson, Anders.”Gå och Se!”, Konsten (www.ao-ordbod.a.se), Stockholm
Boo,Daniel. “Brian Conley”, www.alltomstockholm.se/kultur, Stockholm
Høvik, Marie Helen., “Brian Conley”, www.artaround.se, Stockholm.
1999
Weiss, Allen S., “Unnatural Horizons”, Princeton Architectural Press, New Jersey (Book)
1998
Catalog, Wild/Life, Amy Cappolozzo curator, Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina
Richards, Frances. Artforum, February, New York
1997
Smith,Roberta, New York Times, May
Catalog, Kunstart 96, Frankfurt, Germany
Printz Magazine, October, Frankfurt, Germany
Greene, David A., Frieze Magazine, London, England
Freedman, Matt, Review Magazine, May 15, New York
Time Out, May , New York
1996
Art Press, Paris, France
Strauss, Neil, “(constriction)” New York Times
Pall, Ellen, New York Times Sunday Magazine
1993
Catalog, Arc + Film International Festival, Graz, Austria; ArtVoice, Vol 4, #23, Nov., Buffalo, NY
1992
Heller, Steven and Karrie Jacobs (eds.)., “Angry Graphics: Protest Posters of the Reagan Bush Era”, Gibbs Smith Publishing, Utah. (Book)