MFA Fine Arts talks 2015–16

MFA Fine Arts talks 2015–16

School of Visual Arts (SVA)

Caroline Woolard, Queer Rocker, 2013. CNC prototype, oak plywood, rachet straps, newspapers, 48 x 30 x 44 inches.
October 12, 2015
MFA Fine Arts talks 2015–16

School of Visual Arts (SVA)
133/141 West 21st Street, Room 101C
New York, NY 10011

T +1 212 592 2500
[email protected]

Each year, the SVA MFA Fine Arts program brings in a select group of artists, critics and curators to give talks and visit students in their studios. Unless otherwise noted, all talks start at 6pm and are free and open to the public. Schedule is subject to change.

Dara Birnbaum, SVA MFA Fine Arts Faculty
October 13, 2015
Dara Birnbaum‘s provocative video works are among the most influential and innovative contributions to the contemporary discourse on art and television.

Dave Mckenzie, SVA MFA Fine Arts Faculty
October 20, 2015
Dave McKenzie is a New York-based artist who works primarily with video, sculpture, and performance.

Matthew Deleget, SVA MFA Fine Arts Faculty
October 27, 2015
Matthew Deleget is an artist, curator, writer, and gallerist at MINUS SPACE.

Brody Condon
November 11, 2015
Brody Condon‘s recent work combines modified psychotherapeutic and live role-playing techniques to craft “performative game engines” that run durational and unscripted small group encounters which are then filmed.

John C. Welchman
November 10, 2015
John C. Welchman is a professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at UCSD and the founding Director and Chair of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. He will give a valedictory lecture on the life and work of Mike Kelley—artist, noise musician, writer, actor, benefactor, teacher and Catholic misfit.

Teresita Fernandez 
November 11, 2015
SVA Theater, 333 W 23rd St, 6pm
Presented in conjunction with Mad. Sq. Art.

Sandino Scheidegger
November 17, 2015
Sandino Scheidegger is the founder of Random Institute (Zurich) and Kunsthalle Tropical (Iceland), both extensions of what contemporary art institutions can be—that is to say, truly unbothered by rules and bureaucracy.

Carl Andre in conversation with Barbara Rose
November 24, 2015
This is a private event for MFA Fine Arts students.

Caroline Woolard, SVA MFA Fine Arts Faculty
December 1, 2015
Caroline Woolard is an artist and organizer whose interdisciplinary work facilitates social imagination at the intersection of art, urbanism, and political economy.

Better Words about Bits
December 15, 2015
Christiane Paul leads a conversation with writers Jon Ippolito and Joanne McNeil, both of whom are recipients of the Thoma Foundation‘s inaugural Digital Arts Writing Awards.

Kara Rooney, SVA MFA Fine Arts Faculty
January 12, 2016
Kara Rooney is a Brooklyn-based artist and critic working in performance, sculpture, and new media installation. Her critical writings have been published in Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic and M/E/A/N/I/N/G.

Jamie Isenstein
February 2, 2016
Multi-media artist Jamie Isenstein is the 2013 Creative Time Sandcastle Competition champion.

Jill Magid
February 9, 2016
Jill Magid is a New York-based artist and writer. Through her performance-based practice, Magid has initiated intimate relations with a number of organizations and structures of authority.

Accra Shepp
February 23, 2016
Selections from Accra Shepp‘s series “Occupying Wall Street” were included in the book The Order of Things: Photography from the Walther Collection.

Eve Mosher, SVA MFA Fine Arts Faculty
March 1, 2016
Eve Mosher‘s art works use investigations of the landscape as starting points for audience exploration of urban issues.

Smoke School of Art
March 15, 2016
Smoke School of Art is an Atlanta-based non-profit think tank that discusses and addresses contemporary philosophy and issues in modern art & culture.

Nick Lobo
March 22, 2016
In past projects, Nicolas Lobo has used materials including grape-flavored cough syrup, an aphrodisiac soft drink and play-dough to produce projects that point to a distinct sensorial economy.

No Sellouts
March 29, 2016
Recent MFA Fine Arts grads who have started their own art-related businesses speak about the motivations, challenges and rewards involved. Chair Mark Tribe will lead a conversation with Leah Dixon, co-owner of Beverly‘s, a downtown NYC bar and art space; Brian Whitely, former director of the SELECT Fair; and Mike Egan, co-founder of Ramiken Crucible gallery.


Founded in 1983, MFA Fine Arts is a nondisciplinary studio program that reflects the diversity of New York’s many art worlds. Our faculty includes Marilyn Minter, Laurel Nakadate, Paul Pfeiffer, Mickalene Thomas, Mark Tribe (chair) and Fred Wilson. Alumni include Katherine Bernhardt, Luca Buvoli, Steve DeFrank, Inka Essenhigh, Kate Gilmore, Joe Fig, Johan Grimonprez, Christine Sun Kim, Michelle Lopez, Suzanne McClelland, Steve Mumford, Sarah Sze and Phoebe Washburn.

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