Graduate Lecture Series
Friday, February 1, 2013 - 4:30pm
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
Lecture: Racing to Catch Up
Prior to his appointment this year as Chief Curator at Orange County Museum of Art, Dan Cameron spent five years (2006–2011) founding and directing Prospect New Orleans—an international biennial developed to bring art world attention to post-Katrina New Orleans. For most of that period, Cameron also served as Director of Visual Arts for the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, where he organized the group exhibitions Something from Nothing, Make-it-Right, Previously on Piety, Interplay, Then and Now, Patterns and Prototypes, and Hot Up Here.
Cameron was Senior Curator at the New Museum, New York from 1995–2006, where he organized numerous important group and solo exhibitions, including retrospectives of Carolee Schneemann, William Kentridge, Paul McCarthy, Doris Salcedo, Marcel Odenbach, Faith Ringgold, David Wojnarowicz, Carroll Dunham, Martin Wong, and Cildo Meireles. Cameron also served as Artistic Director for the 8th Istanbul Biennial, Poetic Justice, and co-organized the 10th Taipei Biennial, Dirty Yoga. He has taught on the graduate faculties of Columbia University, NYU, and the School of Visual Arts, and was Guest Professor for the International Curator Course of the 2010 Gwangju Biennale in Korea, among other appointments. Since 1982, Cameron has published hundreds of book, catalog, and magazine texts on contemporary art.
Have a Chew on Me, 1983
Oil on board
58 x 134 1/2 inches
Collection Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Gift of Michael Krichman and Carmen Cuenca
About the Graduate Lecture Series
SFAI's Graduate Lecture Series (GLS) allows students to engage with emerging and established artists, curators, critics, and historians working in both local and global art communities. As an investigation of the contemporary issues relevant to students’ full education and experience, GLS gives the entire graduate body a common interdisciplinary foundation. It also plays a crucial role in defining individual praxis and the meanings of “success” within the current and future landscape of contemporary art. In addition, students have the opportunity to meet with some of the guests for individual critiques, small group colloquia, and informal gatherings after the lectures.
All GLS lectures begin at 4:30 pm on Fridays in the Lecture Hall on SFAI’s 800 Chestnut Street campus. For a complete schedule of SFAI's lectures and events, please visit www.sfai.edu/events