Cali D. Kurlan (b. New York)  is currently living and working in New York City. She earned her BFA in Studio Art from NYU and her MFA in Fine Arts with Departmental Honors at Parsons School of Design.

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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)”. 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.

Kurlan also organized, curated, and participated in a storefront exhibition, Glass Fence, at her space #33w17, East Chelsea, NYC. #33w17 utilizes unoccupied Storefront real estate as an interactive art space, dedicated to hosting ongoing projects, interactive performance art, and curated solo exhibitions focusing on emerging artists and musicians.

She 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.

Kurlan has 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). She has also publicly displayed her work, www.chairsinstallation.com, in her self-run storefront #33w17 in East Chelsea,New York, NY (2016). She is 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

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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

LECTURES AND 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, (Group Exhibition), Beyond Studios NYC, Brooklyn NY

2018 Currents Exhibition participant, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2018 Growing Pebbles, (Group Exhibition), SLEEPCENTER, New York, 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

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

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2017 Vermont Studio Center (September)

2016 Picture Berlin Resident, Berlin, Germany (June- August 2016)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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

2018 (current) 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

 

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