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Binding Agents: Toward an Aesthetic of the Postcolonial in Contemporary Exhibition

Bracketed mostly between the first documenta of the new millennium curated by the first non-Western director, Okwui Enwezor, in 2002, and the trifecta of documenta 14, Skulptur Projekte Münster, and the Venice Biennale in 2017, Binding Agents: Toward an Aesthetic of the Postcolonial in Contemporary Exhibition parses activity in exhibitions, institutions, and publications around the globe in order to define and analyze situations wherein the contemporary art world of the West has influenced an aesthetic of the postcolonial. Graduate course is part of the Global Art Worlds module in the Fine Arts graduate programs. 

Associate Professor, Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice and Graduate Program in Fine Arts
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2018

Falling from the Grip of Grace: A Critical Reading of Contemporary Art and Exhibitions

Using current exhibitions, programs and commissions at the Carpenter Center and elsewhere, the course studies the intersection among artists, institutions and audiences in making, presenting and experiencing contemporary art. Course in curatorial practice and contemporary art for undergraduate and graduate students.

Lecturer, Department of Visual and Environmental Studies
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2016

Finding the Public in the Contemporary Public

Explores a recent history of critical discourse about public space using a selection of readings and case studies to equip students with the knowledge and tools for addressing questions around the politics of public space. Graduate course in art and public space taught for the Art, Design, and Public Domain program.

Lecturer, Graduate School of Design
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2016

Falling from the Grip of Grace: Critical Texts in Recent Art

Reading seminar of important texts on art and culture by critics, theorists and artists from 1960 to the present moment. Undergraduate course in art history and critical theory.

Faculty, Visual & Performing Arts department
Bennington College, Bennington, VT
2010–14

Take It Outside: Art in Public Space

Examines artistic practices and exhibitions that involve public space and social engagement. Undergraduate course in art history and critical theory.

Faculty, Visual & Performing Arts department
Bennington College, Bennington, VT
2010–14

Visual Art and Culture remix I & II

Two-term survey traces the development of visual culture and art within contemporary contexts. Undergraduate course in art history and critical theory.

Faculty, Visual & Performing Arts department
Bennington College, Bennington, VT
2010–14

American Modernism: Alfred Stieglitz, New York and the Transatlantic Exchange

An introduction to modern art in America during the first three decades of the twentieth century by studying the circle of artists gathered around the photographer, gallery director and impresario, Alfred Stieglitz. Upper-level undergraduate course in art history and critical studies.

Adjunct Professor, Critical Studies
The New School for Design, New York, NY
2003–05

Salon des Refusés to Sensation: A Survey of Avant-Garde Exhibitions

This course studies a selection of art exhibitions in Europe and the United States from the mid-nineteenth century to present. Upper-level undergraduate course in art history and critical studies.

Adjunct Professor, Critical Studies
The New School for Design, New York, NY
2003–05

Survey of Western Art: Neo-Classicism to Pop Art

An introductory survey of key figures and movements from Neo-Classicism to Pop Art with a focus on the political activity in art within this timeframe. Entry-level undergraduate course in art history.

Visiting Instructor, Department of History & Theory of Contemporary Art
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1998