2010 Master of Fine Arts, Stanford University, Stanford CA
2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Columbia College, Chicago IL

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2016 Recology Gallery, San Francisco CA. “Make Me Change Me
2015 Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco CA. “Lo Real Maravilloso”
2011 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris FR. “Kafka Diaries”
2009 Tropo MFG, Pomona CA. “Once More with Feeling”
2007 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL. “Here/Not There”

Selected Performances

2016 SFAC Gallery San Francisco CA. “Para/sel/llel/ves
2013 SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco CA. “If Only My Own Person
2013 JACK Space, Brooklyn, NY. “18 1/2 MINUTES”
2012 Performance Studies International Conference, Stanford CA. “18 1/2 MINUTES”
2012 Root Division, San Francisco CA. “From Our Bodies Blinking
2011 Incline Gallery, San Francisco CA. “DOWN”
2010 Thomas Welton Gallery, Stanford CA. “Nonexistent, Come to Me”
2007 Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago IL. Max King Cap’s “God’s Punk”
2006 International Conference on Performance Art Theory, Tijuana MX. “Barter”
2006 Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL. “The More I Meet”
2005 A+D Gallery, Chicago IL. “Spin”
2004 Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago IL. “Camera/Action: Performance and Photography”

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco CA. “NightLife Live
2016 Limited Access Festival, Tehran IR. “The Physical Limits
2016 SFAC Gallery, San Francisco CA. “Bring it Home: (Re)Locating Cultural Legacy Through the Body
2016 Center Space, Chicago IL. “Synapse”
2015 Root Division, San Francisco CA. “Resonate
2015 SOMArts, San Francisco CA. “Night Light
2014 Southern Exposure, San Francisco CA. “White Hot Lamp Black
2014 California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco CA. “NightLife Live”
2014 SOMArts, San Francisco CA. “Night Light”
2013 SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco CA. “All Good Things…
2013 Rapid Pulse International Performance Festival, Chicago IL. “Corporeal Discomforts”
2013 Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito CA. “Translocura: Art at the Brink of Madness
2012 Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL. “Sic Transit Gloria Mundi: Industry of the Ordinary”
2012 Highlight Gallery Projects, San Francisco CA. “3020 Laguna Street
2011 Root Division, San Francisco CA. “A Live Animal
2011 Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco CA. “Sincerely Yours: Almanac”
2011 Aspect Magazine at List Center, MIT, Cambridge MA. “Failure”
2010 Thomas Welton Gallery, Stanford CA. “Square Root”
2010 Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley CA. “At Bay”
2009 The LAB, San Francisco CA. “PastForward: 25th Anniversary Exhibition”
2009 PLAySPACE Gallery, San Francisco CA. “Sweet & Matchless”
2009 Thomas Welton Gallery, Stanford CA. “Very Close to Far Away”
2008 Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL. “IN>TIME”
2007 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL. “Mapping the Self
2007 Caro d’Offay Gallery, Chicago IL. “Finding Balance”
2006 Manual Labor Gallery, Chicago IL. “Things that Hide”


2016 Franklin Furnace Archive, New York NY, Grant
2015 Fleishhacker Foundation, San Francisco CA, Eureka Fellowship
2013 San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco CA, Individual Artist Commission
2012 Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York NY, Emergency Grant
2012 Stanford University, Stanford CA, Suzanne Baruch Lewis Grant
2008 City of Chicago and Illinois Arts Council, Chicago IL, Community Arts Assistance Program Grant
2004 Columbia College, Chicago IL, Pougialis Fine Arts Apprenticeship


2016 Recology Artist in Residence Program, San Francisco CA
2015 Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside CA
2011 Cité Internationale de Arts, Paris FR
2011-13 Root Division, San Francisco CA
2007-08 Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL


2011-present Member of Root Division’s Curatorial Committee
2005-2007 Exhibiting member of Marina Abramovic’s “Independent Performance Group”
2004-2007 Founder and curator of Manual Labor artist collective, an independent space promoting experimental art and literature in Chicago


Interconnect with Each Other Privately” Living Room Light Exchange Vol. 01, July 2016
Pursuit of an Impartial Reflection” Ventriloquist Vol. 01, May 2015
The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind” ed. Claudia Rankine and Max King Cap, Mar 31 2015
“Smoke and Mirrors” Sanaz Mazinani: Unfolding Images, Bulger Gallery Press, Apr 2012
“Video Artists Embrace […] Unbearably Long Titles” KQED Arts, Nov 27, 2011
“On the Surface of Things” Introductions, Root Division, Oct 2011
“Katy Grannan’s ‘Boulevard’” Art Practical, Apr 23, 2011
“Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico” KQED Arts, Mar 1, 2011
“Failure”, Aspect EZ, 5 min video excerpt, Mar 2011
“Reference and Reverence: New Works on Paper by Enrique Chagoya” KQED Arts, Jan 11, 2011
“Andy Goldsworthy: ‘Incidental Objects’” KQED Arts, Dec 3, 2010


2017 Visiting Lecturer, Stanford University
2016-17 Lecturer, University of California Davis
2016 Visiting Lecturer, California State University, East Bay
2013-15 Visiting Lecturer, University of California Santa Cruz
2010-14 Visiting Lecturer, Stanford University
2011-13 Instructor, Root Division
2011 Instructor, Cantor Arts Center
2011 Instructor, L’Académie de Paris (Oxbow Program)