faculty profile

Christian Nagler
Visiting Faculty
Interdisciplinary Studies

Christian Nagler is an artist, writer, and translator. He has performed with Anna Halprin, Isak Immanuel, and Open Experiments Ensemble. His work has been presented at the UC Berkeley Art Museum, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Open Engagement. His novel The Capitalist is forthcoming in 2014. His writing can recently be found in Fillip, Six Lines of Flight (SFMOMA), Somatic Engagement (Chainlinks Books), Encyclopedia, Tarpaulin Sky, and Aufgabe. He has translated the collected works of the political economist Alberto Masferrer, as well as writings by the contemporary novelist Horacio Castellanos Moya, and psychoanalytic theorist/poet Heriberto Yépez.

Selected Exhibitions: 
  • Temporary Structures (Group exhibition), San Francisco Art Institute, Fall 2012
  • Market Fitness (Solo Exhibition/Performance), Headlands Center for the Arts, Spring 2012
  • As Yet Untitled (Group exhibition), SF Camerawork, January-April 2011
Selected Publications: 
  • “Bay Area Art and the (Counter) Culture of Silicon Valley” (essay), in Six Lines of Flight  (SFMOMA Exhibition Catalog), UC Press, 2012
  • “Curating in the Time of Algorithms” (essay), Fillip #15, Fall 2011
  • “Insurgent Hungers and the Crises of Everyday Life: Poetry of the Recent Present in El  Salvador” (essay and special editorial section), Aufgabe #11, Summer 2012
  • MFA, Department of Literary Arts, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2005
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1997
  • Studies in French Literature, University of Paris IV, 1998