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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
2011
Organization, Education Adviser: “Echo/Sada, for Contemporary Iraqi Art”
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
“The Decipherment of Linear X,” Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
“Noise/Space,” UKS Unge Kunstneres Samfund Gallery, Oslo
“Sount/Unsound,” Tesch Schook, New York University, New York
Editor- at-Large, Cabinet Magazine, New York
2003
Radio Broadcast, UNAM National Autonymous University of Mexico, Mexico City
Radio Broadcast, Resonance 104, London
Editor-at-Large, Cabinet Magazine, New York
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
Editor-at-Large, Cabinet Magazine, New York
2001
Solo Show / Residency, ArtPace Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, Texas
Compilation, Audio CD, “BitStreams”, JdK Productions, Amsterdam
Stockholm Art Fair, Stockholm
Senior Editor (with Sina Najafi), Cabinet Magazine, issues 2 through 6.
2000
“Xenotransplantation”, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London
“Xenotransplantation”, Zinc Gallery, Stockholm
Co-Director and Co-Editor (with Sina Najafi), Immaterial Incorporated, a non-profit organization for art and culture which produces Cabinet a quarterly magazine; ; a series of audio CD’s of sound art; a CD-Rom series of artist projects and cultural issues.
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
Radio Broadcast, French National Radio, “On the State of Experimental Sound Art”, edited by Allen Weiss, Paris
Radio Broadcast, Austrian National Radio, “Other Voices: Echoes From a War Zone” curated by Gordon Paunovic of Radio B2-92 Belgrade, Serbia, April 29, 1999, Vienna
1998
“Wild/Life” curated by Amy Cappellazzo, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina
Editor, “New Splendid III” a compilation of audio art and music
Compilation, audio CD, “Psychogeographical Dip” edited by Geoff Dugan
1997
American Composers Forum, Sonic Circuits traveling festival.
1996
Installation, “Kunstart 96”, Bochenheimer Depot, Frankfurt, Germany
Radio Performance, “WAR!”, interactive broadcast between WKCR (Columbia University Radio) New York and WFMU New Jersey
Installation, “(constriction)” a collective sound installation, Pierogi 2000, New York
Installation, “(constriction)”, Art Exchange Show, Wall Street, New York
1995
“Superior / (Cranial)”, Pierogi 2000 Gallery, New York
1994
Editor, “New Splendid II,” a compilation of audio art and music from the U.S., Europe, Morocco
“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 Group Show, “Body Modification,”curated by Sarah Kellner, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, New York
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(“Miniature Iraq War in Las Vegas”)
Performance (with Dominic Wilsdon, Peggy Phelan and graduate students from Stanford and CCA): “Groupwork,” 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 Group Show: “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, New York
“Flatfiling,” Pierogi / Artnews Projects, Berlin Germany
CCA100 Years in the Making” Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, CA
2006
“Factitious,” PIEROGI Brooklyn, 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,” Metropolitan Complex, Dublin
2003
“Affinity Archives,” 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
1999
Co-Curator (with Sina Najafi), “Heap of Language: Robert Smithson and Poetry” Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, New York
Pierogi 2000 Gallery, New York
1997
Co-curator (with Joe Amrhein) “ Robert Smithson’s Dead Tree,”, Pierogi with John Weber Gallery, New York
Editor (with Joe Amrhein), exhibition catalog, “Robert Smithson: a Collection of Writings on the Occasion of the Installation of Dead Tree at Pierogi”, New York
“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 2000, 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
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
2006
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
TEACHING
2005-13
California College of the Arts, Graduate Program, San Francisco
2008-13
California College of the Arts, Undergraduate Program in Sculpture, Oakland
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
2012
Lecture: “Swarming and Self-Organization,” MoMA Studio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NYUniversity of New Mexico, National Scienece Foundation, Workshop on Self-Organization, Albuquerque
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
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, New York
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
Nomads and Residents, Presentor, Whitney Museum at Altria, 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

POSITIONS
2011 Education Adviser, Echo/Sada for Contemporary Iraqi Art, Baghdad
2005-2012 Professor, Graduate Fine Art Program, Undergraduate Sculpture, California College of the Arts
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)
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. Gamescene, art in the age of videogames 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, Wanas Art Foundation, “Eight Americans,” Sweden
2005
Book, Becoming Animal, MIT Press
2004
Journal, Decipherment of Linear X, PIEROGI Brooklyn
2003
Book, Dreaming Red: History of the ArtPace 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
New York Arts, Brian Holmes
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
Catalog Essay, “Birth of a Notion?”, Kunst Als Teamwork, curator–Marion Piffer-Damiani, Kunsthalle, Vienna
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
Catalog Introduction and Co-Editor, “Robert Smithson’s Dead Tree”, Pierogi 2000, New York
New York Times, May, Roberta Smith; Catalog, Kunstart 96, Frankfurt; Germany; Printz Magazine, October, Frankfurt, Germany; Frieze Magazine, David A. Greene, London, England; Review Magazine, Matt Freedman, May 15, New York; Time Out, May , 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
Art Press, Paris, France; New York Times, (constriction), Neil Strauss; New York Times Sunday Magazine, Ellen Pall
1995
Catalog Essay, David Scher at Pierogi 2000 Gallery, New York
1993
Catalog, Arc + Film International Festival, Graz, Austria; ArtVoice, Vol 4, #23, Nov., Buffalo, NY
1992
Heller, Steven and Karrie Jacobs (edt.)., “Angry Graphics: Protest Posters of the Reagan Bush Era”, Gibbs Smith Publishing, Utah. (Book)
1985
Doctoral Dissertation in Philosophy, “Theories of Pictorial Representation: Nelson Goodman’s Relativism and
the Similarity Theory”, University of Minnesota