Natalie Bell, Associate Curator at the New Museum @ Stony Brook University Department of Art | Monday, May 7th | South Studios

Natalie Bell is Associate Curator at the New Museum, New York, where she has curated and co-curated recent solo exhibitions by Hiwa K (2018), Anna Boghiguian (2018), Jonathas de Andrade (2017), Elaine Cameron-Weir (2017), Kahlil Joseph (2017), Albert Oehlen (2015), Barbara Rossi (2015), Anri Sala (2016), Andra Ursuta (2016), and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (2017). She has also co-curated several major group exhibitions at the New Museum, including Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon (2017); The Keeper (2016), and Here and Elsewhere (2014).

Artist Talk: Basim Magdy, November 13, 12:30pm, Staller Center for the Arts

Artist Talk: Basim Magdy, Monday, November 13, 12:30pm
Staller Center for the Arts, 2nd floor seminar room

Basim Magdy was born in 1977 in Assiut, Egypt, and lives and works in Basel and Cairo. His work appeared recently in solo and group exhibitions at Centre Pompidou, Paris; Castello di Rivoli, Torino; Mathaf, Doha (2017) MCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome; Jeu de Paume, Paris; CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux; Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin; Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York; Salt Ulus, Ankara; Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE; Whitechapel Gallery, London (2016); MoMA The Museum of Modern Art, New York; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; The New Museum Triennial, New Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Warsaw; HOME, Manchester, UK; The Green Parrot, Barcelona; Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore, Ireland (2015); La Biennale de Montreal, Montreal; Art in General, New York; Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA, Melbourne, Australia; MEDIACITY Seoul Biennial, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul; Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain, Brest; CRAC Alsace, Altkirch (2014); 13th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul; Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris; Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah, UAE; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; The High Line, New York (2013); Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; La Triennale: Intense Proximity, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2011); Mass MOCA, North Adams, USA and Ateliers de Rennes – Biennale dʼart contemporain, Rennes, (2010). He was shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize, Kiev (2012) and won the Abraaj Art Prize, Dubai and the New:Vision Award, CPH:DOX Film Festival, Copenhagen (2014) and the Experimental Award at the Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival, Portugal (2015), Deutsche Bank’s 2016 Artist of the Year (2016).

Following the artist talk, Basim Magdy will visit the studios for individual critiques at the MFA studio spaces located in Nassau Hall, South Campus.

Alum Jeremy Dennis Artist Talk @ Isak’s ARS 381 Hybrid Studio 2:00pm, Wednesday, September 20th

SBU alum Jeremy Dennis (SBU ’13, MFA Penn State ’16) will speak on Wednesday, September 20th, 12:00pm, as part of the “Race, Love and Labor” photography exhibition at the Stony Brook University Zuccaire Gallery.

Jeremy Dennis (b. 1990) is an artist and photographer born in Southampton, New York and raised on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. Dennis graduated in 2013 with a B.A. from Stony Brook University in New York with a minor in Digital Arts, and received an MFA from Pennsylvania State University in 2016.

His talk will reflect upon his studio art practice beginning at Stony Brook University, which led to his artist in residency at the Center for Photography at Woodstock. 

Jeremy will reconvene for an in-depth session with the Stony Brook University photography students and deliver an artist talk and discussion in the Fine Arts Hybrid Studio SINC Site #4255 on the 4th floor of Staller Center at 2:00pm.

Jeremy Dennis


Chrissie Iles Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art @ The Stony Brook University Department of Art | Monday, April 24th | 12pm – 1pm | 2nd Floor Staller Seminar Space

Chrissie Iles Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art @ Stony Brook University Department of Art | Monday, April 24th | 12pm – 4pm | 2nd Floor Staller Seminar Space: Chrissie Iles is the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her exhibitions include co-curating the 2004 and 2006 Whitney Biennials, and curating major survey exhibitions of Marina Abramovic, Louise Bourgeois, Dan Graham, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt and Yoko Ono. She also curated several group exhibitions including “Into the Light: The Projected Image in American Art 1964-1977″; “Scream and Scream Again: Film in Art”; and “Signs of the Times: Film, Video and Slide Installation and Britain in the 1980s.”


Takahiko Iimura @ Nobi’s Studio in Manhattan Saturday, April 22 from 7pm

Film Viewing Event with Takahiko Iimura: Saturday, April 22 from 7pm

Location: 315 7th Avenue 19D/corner of west 28th (Nobi’s studio) 5 min. walk south from Penn Station 7th ave. exit

Refreshments and discussion to follow after the viewing. Please sign up-so that I can get the headcount.

George Maciunas, Jeff Perkins and critic Jerry Saltz may join us.

A pioneering figure in the New York and Japanese film and video undergounds, Taka iimura has had a tremendous impact upon the development of experimental cinema in both the U.S. and Japan. iimura’s work in video has concentrated on deconstructing the language of video, especially video’s power to obscure the author of the image, through the audience’s immediate acceptance of what is shown on screen as true. iimura establishes a relation between the self-reflexive nature of language and the simultaneous feedback characteristic of video, exploiting this relation to investigate the shifting position of video’s subject (who is behind the camera) and object (who is in front of the camera). Through his videos, which read like elaborate semiotic riddles, iimura has educated audiences to the structure of video in a way that has profoundly changed the way the medium is viewed.

He is a widely established international artist, having had numerous solo exhibitions in major museums such as the Musem of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, Anthology Film Archives, Centre Georges Pompidou, the National Gallery Jeu de Paume, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Reina Sofia National Museum, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, in addition to artist residencies at the German Academy of Arts and Bellagio Rockefeller Foundation Study Center. Recently he has been involved in using computers, publishing more than 20 DVDs/CD-ROMs, and writing several books on film, video, and multimedia, including a book published in English, “The Collected Writings of Takahiko iimura”. “I am concerned with the whole system of video, not just what you see on the screen, but including the camera, monitor, the whole system.”
—Takahiko iimura

Jorge Fernandez Torres, curator, art critic, and professor based in Havana, Cuba. @ Stony Brook University Art | Tuesday, October 25th | 12pm – 2pm

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Staller Center for the Arts 2nd Floor Art Seminar Room

Jorge A. Fernandez Torres is a curator, art critic, professor at the Higher Institute of Arts in Havana, Director of the National Fine Arts Museum of Cuba, and the Havana Biennial. He is a former director of the Wifredo Lam Center of Contemporary Art, member of the Commission for Cuban Cultural Development of UNESCO, and the Advisory Council for the Arts on the National Library of Cuba. He curated and authored exhibition publications including: “Art Practices and Social Imageries” for the 2012 Havana Biennial, “Polaridad Complementaria: Recent Works from Cuba” (Havana), and “El Lugar Construido” (Spain). Jorge A. Fernandez Torres will be speaking about contemporary art in Cuba today, and present artists and projects he experienced while staging the Havana Biennial.