FEELS
Ford Gallery - Detroit, MI
An exhibition presenting artwork that engages emotional affect and intimacy through a diverse range of media, narratives, and presentations. Curated by Chris Riley and Eli Gold.
OCT 11, 2017


WESTERN POLE
Western Ave - Chicago, IL
Pillar of the con/temporary art community in Chicago and beyond. Instigated, installed and instagrammed by Jesse Malmed.
SEPT 2, 2017


ASIDES BESIDES
Nightingale Cinema - Chicago, IL
This program draws into focus our own (often productive) sloppiness in the language surrounding artistic production that includes the work of others. In this case, these works are less interested in (though not opposed to) ideas like détournement, appropriation, reenactment, "found" footage, glitch, covers, samples, collage, etc. than to how we can apply the thinking behind the music industry's idea of the remix into the contexts and histories of experimental film, video art and critical cinema. Think: the extended remix, the dub remix, the club remix, the dirty remix, the radio remix, the house remix, the porch remix, the czech remix, the lights on remix. Serious is fun, fun is serious. Seat dancing allowed. Fresh looks assumed. Organized by Jesse Malmed
JULY 11, 2017


eCINEMA - CURIOUS GAMES
Woodland Pattern Book Center - Milwaukee, WI
MAY 26, 2017


BEST PRACTICE
San Diego, CA
BEST PRACTICE is a not-for-profit exhibition project for works from regional, national, and international artists and curators, existing at two locations in San Diego: as an institutional glass-enclosed bulletin board currently housed within the Department of Art, Architecture + Art History at the University of San Diego, and as a Sony Trinitron PVM20L5 video monitor which screens video works installed and on view at Helmuth Projects.
MAY 6-19, 2017


VICTORIA FILM FESTIVAL
VIC Theatre - Victoria BC, Canada
FEB 7, 2017


GOD IN THE MONKEY HOUSE
Links Hall - Chicago, IL
This piece discusses the age old question, why do bad things happen to good people, and who did this terrible thing. Choosing between God or oblivion, this duet is created and performed by Chris Sullivan and Blair Bogin.
DEC 1-3, 2016


LYONS OVER LEO
Visual Studies Workshop - Rochester, NY
Nathan Lyons was born on January, 10, 1930 in Jamaica, NY in the daytime or late at night or probably around Noon. In fact, it is undocumented and unknown by friends and family what time or hour range of Nathan’s birth. In response, Project Space artist Blair Bogin will operate from the systematic discipline of natal astrology to disassemble January 10th, 1930 into all of its 24 hour parts. Rather than search for the accurate birth time, she will consider every hour of that day as a probable candidate, articulating all relative options to accommodate the complex, symbolic endlessness of Nathan’s character and essence. Each astral sampling is presented as abstract, re-appropriated images from the VSW archive collection.
OCT 7, 2016


PRELUDE FEST - BROKEN RED BALOON DOG
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center - New York, NY
Broken Red Balloon Dog takes its title from a shattered Jeff Koons sculpture, and presents monologues in adoxography, the art of praising worthless things, written by Etchells, Goulish, and invited guest writers Sebastián Calderón Bentin, Abigail Browde, David Grubbs, Robin Deacon, and Blair Bogin.
OCT 5, 2016


TORONTO URBAN FILM FESTIVAL
LABELLES - Toronto, Canada
Women have always played parts, assumed roles and worn labels that didn't fit or stick. A look at the fairer sex, what she's been and where she's going, from actress to director, housekeeper to breadwinner, witch to wife to whatever she wants. To be played on subway platform screens across the entire subway system in Toronto, Canada
SEPT 10-18


PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL
BOOK FORT - Chicago, Illinois
An evening of readings from some of Book Fort's favorite independent presses and local poets.
JULY 15, 2016


FRESH FEMINISM
VIVO Media Arts Center - Vancouver, Canada
Video works from India, USA, and Canada which aesthetically and conceptually illustrate contemporary notions of feminism from a variety of perspectives.
JUNE 8, 2016


TO YOU FOUR ME: BOTH BIRTHDAYS
Hub14 - Toronto, Canada
Blair Bogin, born May 27 and Ray Ray Mitrano, born May 28 will mathematically cast their separate birth charts in a cycle of monologue, movement, improv and object play. House by house, planet by planet, their inner sub-personalities and patterns of consuming life will unfold into metaphorical vignettes of astrological intricacies. This performance is a poetic experiment with the complex network of identity, relationships and collective motifs of archetype and symbol.
MAY 27 & 28, 2016


POST-PARTY DEPRESSION
PlatteForum - Denver, CO
A live-performance featuring a mix of scripted text, improvisation, installation and audience interactivity that re-imagines the collective symbols of the birthday ritual.
MAY 5, 2016


FEMMES' VIDEO ART FESTIVAL
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions - Hollywood, CA
A series of video artworks providing a survey of contemporary female perspectives and approaches from around the world, FVAF2 is curated by Micol Hebron.
APRIL 6 -17, 2016


SECULAR STUDIES
Chicago Artists Coalition - Chicago, IL
Secular Studies surveys a range of artistic strategies and interests in 19th and 20th century visual culture and its influence on social behavioral trends online and in real life. Group show curated by Sadie Woods.
MARCH 4, 2016


BROKEN RED BALLOON
Chicago Cultural Center - Chicago, IL
A series of monologues in adoxography, the art of praising worthless things, written by Tim Etchells (Forced Entertainment), Matthew Goulish (Every House Has a Door) and invited Chicago writers and performed by members of acclaimed UK performance company Forced Entertainment. Broken Red Balloon Dog takes its title from a shattered Jeff Koons sculpture, which embodies The Institute of Failure’s study of failure in all aspects of human behavior. Broken Red Balloon Dog is part of the fourth edition of the IN>TIME Festival and is presented in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art.
FEBRUARY 23, 2016


SET SPEAKS with ACRE TV
Mana Contemporary - Chicago, IL
Provided with 24/7 access, four cameras, a video switcher, a computer and a connection to the internet, each artist will create their own 168-hour live, durational work.
From Monday, February 15th - Sunday February 21st, I ask anyone in Chicago or beyond to call in, stop by or post online their list of things to do that day. From short concise checklists to detailed stories, I will document this information within the physical space of the set (through improved performance & installation) creating a live timetable of various peoples day and therefore treating the four walls as a collective, zoomed in, square block in a calendar page.
FEBRUARY 15-21, 2016


ALESSANDRO BOSETTI'S Plane/Taléa - LAMPO
Poetry Foundation - Chicago, IL
"Italian composer Alessandro Bosetti presents the U.S. premiere of Plane/Taléa, an immersive, four-channel electronic sound work stemming from his interest in vocal and polyphonic music. In this special concert, performers wear headphones and respond to spoken instructions from the artist. These instructions (e.g., questions to answer, or directions to imitate a sound, to reveal a secret thought, etc.) are triggered by algorithm in an ever­-changing geometric configuration."
FEBRUARY 6, 2016


DUOS // in collaboration with Jesse Malmed
Co-Prosperity Sphere - Chicago, IL
A series of performance art events taking place over two days by artists working in twos across performative styles
DECEMBER 12, 2015


RETURN OF THE UNICORN
Pinky Swear - Chicago, IL
A daylong festival of live performance in the spirit of wonder and supernature
NOVEMBER 21, 2015


NITTY GRITTY
Chicago Artist Coalition - Chicago, IL
Featuring artists who examine the modus operandi of ritual, preservation, and paradoxical longings through sculpture, sound, photography, video, and installation. Through these works, concerns of the social, ecological, and alternative practices come to light.
OCTOBER 23, 2015


GOD IN THE MONKEY
Defibrillator Gallery - Chicago, IL
A live performance in collaboration with Chris Sullivan
OCTOBER 17, 2015


MISCHMASH
Comfort Station - Chicago, IL
The Comfort Station and the Chicago Artist Coalition are pleased to announce MISCHMASCH, an olla podrida of performance, sound, and video works, an exploration of life cycles, social role-play, and esoteric allusions. Featured artists include HATCH Projects Residents Alejandro T. Acierto, Kayla Anderson, Ali Aschman, LeRoy Bach, Blair Bogin, and Hyounsang Yoo. Curated by Sadie Woods.
AUGUST 17, 2015


PSYCHOPOMP PARTY TOUR
Book Show - Los Angeles, CA // E.M Wolfman General Bookstore - Oakland, CA // Portland Zine Symposium - Portland, OR // Hollow Earth Radio - Seattle, WA // Horses Records - Vancouver, CAN
LA to Vancouver, a tour of zine readings and performance art with Blair Bogin, Jim Joyce, Vicky Lim and Dave Roche.
JULY 15 - 23, 2015


LIVE TO TAPE, Dial-a-Soap
Links Hall - Chicago, IL
A week-long celebration of artist television performances and screenings curated by Jesse Malmed. From May 18th to 24th, the festival will showcase video and performance works by more than sixty artists-spanning four decades-that take television as object, as concept, as antagonist, as material, as form, as inspiration.
MAY 20, 2015


FVNMA Festival
Gene Siskel Theatre - Chicago, IL
Film, video, and new media artists at SAIC students present their thesis projects in this festival of innovative live-action shorts, animation, feature-length narrative and nonfiction works, and experimental digital and audio pieces.
MAY 8, 2015


THE SWELL
The Whistler - Chicago, IL
A reading and performance series that seeks to bridge gaps between genre, medium, and representation by creating a public space for sharing, challenging, and celebrating art within the community.
APRIL 26, 2015


CIMM FEST (Chicago International Movies and Music Festival)
The Hideout - Chicago, IL
Through video art, short fictions and music videos, this program touches a wide array of topics: stretching notions of gender identity; kinship and sexuality; proper bodies and their organized functions while dealing with a bunch of other social and political struggles such as the fight against HIV/AIDS, sexism, confinement, racism, and mental illness.
APRIL 17, 2015


INSTITUTE OF DESKTOP ARCHEOLOGY
Fusebox Festival - Austin, TX
Twenty artists have been invited to build work into the structure of desktop space, having each been given a computer to live with and alter as they wish over the course of 2 months. For some, this may manifest as a single unique program. Others may construct a browser history, a mystery novel in hyperlinks. Still others will perhaps fill music libraries and picture folders and chat logs with the detritus of a life lived. Curated by Katie Rose Pipkin
APRIL 3-10, 2015


WERE THE EYE NOT SUNLIKE
ACRE TV & The Fullerton Gallery - Chicago, IL
The three-part structure of the program, which was described in the original call for submissions, tracks the progress of the sun throughout the day. We’ve organized each program to operate as a loop, with themes building up and transitioning as the day goes on. Text overlays will show maker and title for the works. The approximate run time of Sunrise is 165 minutes, High Noon is 115 minutes, and Sunset is 280 minutes.
APRIL 1- MAY 31, 2015


I DON’T KNOW HOW TO READ & I’VE NEVER SEEN A MAP
School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, IL
A retrospective of works from two years of graduate school at SAIC
MARCH 30, 2015


ENDLESS REST
ACRE Projects - Chicago, IL
Endless Rest is an exhibition about personal myth and self-preservation. Suspending the viewer in liminal space, Blair Bogin and Jessica Harvey conjure a disembodied protagonist through abstract narratives, hinting at the self-made monuments we wrap ourselves in to preserve a particular history. Endless Rest is abstractly inspired by the mythical telltale of Jane Byrd McCall Whitehead, the matriarch of a failed utopian community for artists located in Woodstock, New York in the early twentieth century.
MARCH 8, 2015


CINEMA BY OTHER MEANS
Nightingale Cinema - Chicago, IL
A screening with no screen, no projector. An introduction, a raffle, a where’s-the-bathroom and a what’s-coming-soon, the lights go down… between each work, a few palate-cleansing seconds of black. Curated by Jesse Malmed
FEBRUARY 21, 2015


PLEASURE/PAIN
Gaze - San Francisco, CA
Curated screening showcasing works that explores our deeply intimate sensual and sometimes twisted relationships with others and ourselves.
FEBRUARY 13, 2015


DIRECT OBJECT, DIRECT ACTION
ACRE Tv- Chicago, IL
One Half Hour of Wiggling is a reality entertainment program. Three characters wiggle their bodies at various locations. An omniscient voice narrates the ensuing conflict between the three wigglers. Collaboration with Mothergirl (Katy Albert and Sophia Hamilton)
FEBRUARY 1 - MARCH 31, 2015


NEW BLOOD VIII LIVE ART FESTIVAL
Links Hall - Chicago, IL
Live performance in collaboration with Jake Vogds and Joshua Hoglund
NOVEMBER 21-22, 2014


CHICAGO a MONTREAL
Rats 9, Montreal Canada
An evening of video installations and projections of queer and feminist films from CHICAGO + BERLIN
AUGUST 12, 2014


PASSING BABY COUSIN WITH FOUR RAIL FENCE
Solo exhibition at Co-Lab Projects, Austin, TX
JUNE 22, 2012


PUBIC FASHION
Group exhibition at Wardenclyffe Gallery, Austin, TX
SEPTEMBER 21, 2012