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Cali D. Kurlan

After graduating with BFA in Studio Art from NYU in 2015 and MFA in Fine Arts with Departmental Honors at Parsons School of Design in 2017, Cali D. Kurlan lives and works in New York City. She is also a recent recipient of the Parsons Graduate Student Travel Fund (2015), as well as the Bluewolf Art Scholarship (2016), and a Picture Berlin (2016) Artist in Residence.

This young talented artist has already participated in numerous group exhibitions, such as the Katonah Museum of Arts, New York and Currency Exchange at the Berlinische Galerie in Berlin, Germany (2013). Also, she has publicly displayed her work in her self-run storefront #33w17 in East Chelsea, New York, NY (2016). 

Recently, Cali D. Kurlan participated as a photographer and theorist at the 2017 Lishui Photography Festival, Lishui, China. Amongst esteemed colleagues, Kurlan spoke as a part of the 2nd international Photography Seminar on the theme: Images in the Era of Hypermedia. At the 2018 Pingyao International Photography Festival, Kurlan exhibited numerous photographic works in a curated exhibition, "The Diverse Narratives of Contemporary Photography", and enacted her most recent performance lecture,  "⾛的越多,看得越遠 (via FaceTime)".

Kurlan also organized, curated, and participated in a storefront exhibition, Glass Fence, at her space #33w17, East Chelsea, NYC, and has performed variations of her on going performance art series, 1 Artist in 3 Acts at locations such as the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT and Westbeth Gallery, NYC.

 

Education:

2017 NYSPS Professional Development Badge (Corporate Finance I), New York, NY 2017 MFA (Fine Arts), Departmental Honors, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY 2015 BFA (Studio Art), New York University, New York, NY

2013 NYU Berlin, Berlin, Germany

 

Awards:

2017 Marketing Poster, Spring MFA Open Studios, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY 2017 Bluewolf Scholarship Recipient, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

2015 Graduate Student Travel Fund Recipient, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY 2011 Young Artists Exhibition, Katonah Museum of Arts, Katonah, NY

2011 Achievement Award, Friends of Music and the Arts, Scarsdale, NY  2009 Marketing Poster, UPenn Summer Art & Architecture, Philadelphia, PA

 

Lectures & Performances:

2018 “⾛的越多,看得越遠 (via FaceTime)”, Pingyao International Photography Festival (A2), China

2018 #GlassFence in conversation with Haleigh Nickerson series 001, #33w17, 33 West 17th Street, New York, NY

2017 Lishui 2nd Photography Conference Speaker, The Image of the Era of Hypermedia, Lishui, Zhejiang, China

2017 Glass Fence panel discussion (performance ft. Lucas Perez/ Bridget Leslie, #33w17, 33 West 17th Street, New York, NY 2017 1 Artist in 3 Acts (Artist talk performance), Lowe Lecture Hall, Johnson, VT

2017 Exit Monoculture Syndrome Lecture (Performance), Cue Arts Foundation, New York, NY 2016 (S)PACE 01 Performance (Openhaus), ZK/U, Berlin, Germany

 

Exhibitions:

2018 The Diverse Narratives of Contemporary Photography/Rethinking Narratives, Pingyao International Photography Festival, China 2018 NATURE | TECHNOLOGY, (S)PACE 06, Beyond Studios NYC, Brooklyn NY

2018 Currents Exhibition participant, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2017 Glass Fence, (Group Exhibition), #33w17, New York, NY

2017 Second Nature, (Group Exhibition), Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY

2017 Un-Object (Group Exhibition), (S)PACE 04, 25 East Gallery, New York, NY

2016 Tell Me When You Are Ready (Group Exhibition), 25 East Gallery, New York, NY 2016 (S)PACE 03 (Open Studios), Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

2016 Ohrwurm (Group Exhibition), (S)PACE 02, Meinblau Projektraum, Berlin, Germany 2016 Derive (Group Exhibition), Tête, Berlin, Germany

2016 Operant Conditioning (Open Studios), Parsons School of Design, New York, NY 2015 www.chairsinstallation.com (Solo Storefront), 33 West 17th Street, New York, NY 2015 Pouring, Digging, Leaking (Group Exhibition), 25 East Gallery, New York, NY 2015 RYB (Open Studios Event), Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

2015 Enremyuntory (Group Exhibition), Commons Gallery, New York, NY 2014 BFA Open Studios (Open Studios), 20 Cooper Square, New York, NY

2013 Currency Exchange (Group Exhibition), Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany

 

Curation:

2018 Tianyu Qiu: Glass Shaped, #33w17, 33 West 17th Street, New York, NY

2018 Daria Zhestyreva: Hyper-Cube Converted, #33w17, 33 West 17th Street, New York, NY 2018 HaleighNickerson.com Untitled Installation, #33w17, 33 West 17th Street, New York, NY 2018 James Hsieh: a (solo) Storefront_Exhibition, #33w17, 33 West 17th Street, New York, NY 2017 Glass Fence (Storefront), #33w17, 33 West 17th Street, New York, NY

 

Professional Experience:

2018 #33w17, Studio Manager and Event Coordinator, New York, NY

2018 Re-Sited Assistant and Curatorial Intern, Re-Sited Organization, New York, NY

2016 Teaching Assistant, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY (Core Critique/ Professional Practice Discussion) 2015 NYU Langone Medical Center, Art Programming, New York, NY

2013 VW Galerie (VeneKlasen/Werner), Intern, Berlin, Germany

 

Professional Organizations:

Gramercy Park Block Association, New York, NY The Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY