Kalup Linzy is a video and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Stuckey, Florida. Linzy received his MFA from the University of South Florida. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Linzy has been the recipient of numerous awards including a grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship, Creative Capital Foundation grant, a Jerome Foundation Fellowship, and an Art Matters Grant. Linzy’s best-known work is a series of politically charged videos that satirize the conventions of the television soap opera. His work has been included in exhibitions Frequency at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Prospect.1 New Orleans, 30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, MoMA PS1 Greater New York, At Home/Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College. His work is in the public collections at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Whitney Museum of Art, and Museum of Modern Art. In summer 2010, Linzy appeared on the long running ABC soap opera General Hospital alongside James Franco in a storyline that incorporated performance art. In 2011, he was featured in the production Four Saints in Three Acts: An Opera Installation presented by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Yerba Beuna Center.
Shelly Silver is a New York based artist utilizing video, film and photography. Her work, which spans a wide range of subject matter and genres, explores the personal and societal relations that connect and restrict us; the indirect routes of pleasure and desire; the stories that are told about us and the stories we construct about ourselves.
She has been exhibited widely throughout the US, Europe and Asia at venues such as MoMA, the ICP, MoCA, The Yokohama Museum, The Pompidou Center, The Kyoto Museum, the London ICA, The London, Singapore, New York, Moscow and Berlin Film Festivals. Silver has received numerous fellowships and grants from organizations such as the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, NYSCA, NYFA, the Jerome Foundation, the Japan Foundation and Anonymous was a Woman. Broadcasts include BBC/England, PBS/USA, Arte/Germany, France, Planete/Europe, RTE/Ireland, SWR/Germany, Atenor/Spain.
Silver attended Cornell University, graduating in 1980 with a B.A. in Intellectual History, and a B.F.A. in Mixed Media and subsequently attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program.
She is an associate professor in Visual Arts, School of the Arts, Columbia University.
Brian House is a bricoleur whose work has traversed locative media, experimental music, interactive narrative, and social practice. By constructing embodied, participatory systems, he seeks to negotiate between programmed constraints and the serendipity of everyday life.
Currently, he is a member of the Research and Development lab at The New York Times and teaches at the Parsons Design and Technology MFA program. Previously, he was Creative Technologist at Local Projects, an award-winning design studio in New York. His project Yellow Arrow, a early work in social locative media that involved stickers, mobile phones, and participants in 467 cities around the world, was included in MoMA’s 2008 exhibition Design and the Elastic Mind and featured in Wired, PRAXIS, Metropolis, and The New York Times. Other work includes a series of residency projects engaging social practice at MOCA (LA) in 2009, including a reenactment of Diego Maradona’s “Hand of God” goal from the 1986 World Cup. Brian has exhibited with Rhizome at the New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York; The Beall Center for Art + Technology, Irvine; Loving Berlin Festival, Berlin; and Kulturhuset, Stockholm. He holds an MSc in Innovative Design from Chalmers University in Göteborg, Sweden, and studied machine learning, electroacoustic music, and religion for his undergraduate degree at Columbia University.
Brittany Stanley (moderator)
Brittany Stanley received her bachelor’s at Carnegie Mellon University where she completed a dual degree in Electronic and Time-based Fine Art and International Relations. Her work deals primarily with the effect of banal civilized society on the primal psyche of contemporary human beings.