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Talk #31

Gregory Sholette

Dr Gulsen Bal (Senior Lecturer in Curating, Art Theory & Practice at Manchester School of Art) and Dr Michael Pinchbeck (Reader in Theatre at Manchester School of Art) in conversation with Dr Gregory Sholette about his artistic practice in relation to collective activism.

Dr Gregory Sholette is Professor at Queens College, CUNY, where he co-directs the Social Practice Queens art and social justice initiative with Chloë Bass. A graduate of the Whitney Program in Critical Theory (1996), UC San Diego (MFA: 1995), The Cooper Union (BFA: 1979), Sholette received his PhD in Heritage and Memory Studies from the University of Amsterdam,The Netherlands (2017). He is co-founder of several artists' collectives including Political Art Documentation/Distribution (1980), REPOhistory (1989), and Gulf Labor Coalition (2010), as well as the curator of Imaginary Archive, a collection of documents about a past whose future never arrived, as well as author of the books Dark Matter (Pluto, 2010), Delirium and Resistance: Activist Art and the Crisis of Capitalism (Pluto, 2017), and Art As Social Action (with Chloë Bass, SPQ, 2018). More information here.