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Dan S. Wang, Curriculum Vitae

 

Selected Exhibitions and Invited Projects

Selected Published Writings

Invited Lecturer, Panelist, Critic, Juror

Curated Projects, Performances, Public Interventions

Teaching Experience and Awards

Bilbliography

Education

Selected Exhibitions and Invited Projects

2010

  • Printervention: Printing for the Public, a Versionfest project, Chicago Tourism Center Gallery.
  • Don’t Piss on Me and Tell Me It’s Raining, apexart, New York, curated by Bad at Sports.
    In collaboration with Compass: Precious Cargo, University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, Paul Sargent, curator.

2009

  • Without You I Am Nothing, Green Lantern Gallery, Chicago, Anne Elizabeth Moore, curator.
  • Copy Me, public art project, SOHO in Ottakring, Vienna, Austria, Beatrix Zobl, curator.
  • 39 Verbs, a project of Industry of the Ordinary, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago.
  • Demise, South Side Community Art Center, Chicago, Faheem Majeed, curator.
  • In collaboration with Compass: Heartland, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, Charles Esche, Kerstin Niemann, Stephanie Smith, curators.

2008

  • Song of Returning, Art of This, Minneapolis.
  • Looking For Democracy Postcard Project, with Journal of Ordinary Thought and the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago.
  • Henry Darger Inventory, cover, Paper & Carriage, no. 3, Chicago.

2007

  • Mapping the Self, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Tricia Van Eck, curator.
  • Continuum 6, inova, Milwaukee, Ariana Huggett, curator.
  • Domestic Struggle, Part 2, Roots & Culture, Chicago.

2006

  • Distance, ShengHua Art Center, Nanjing, China. Jennifer Jaia Chen, curator.
  • Takeover, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. Allison Peters, curator.
  • Paper Politics, 5+5 Gallery, Brooklyn. Josh MacPhee, curator.

2005

  • Dan S. Wang/Amos Paul Kennedy, Galerie im Alcatraz, Hallein, Austria.
  • Making Ends Meet, Little Black Pearl, Chicago. Theaster Gates, curator.
  • Mutations in Print: Terry Couch, Michael Koppa, Dan S. Wang, Pump House Regional Arts Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

2004

  • BALTIMORE/CHICAGO SHOW, Decker Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore. Kerry James Marshall, curator.

2003

  • Solo exhibition: Profit at the Margin: A Case Study, Suitable Gallery, Chicago.
  • Alumni Letterpress Printing and Artists’ Books, Golda Meir Library, Milwaukee. Max Yela, curator.
  • Copy Cat, Art Academy of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark. Brett Bloom and Lars Bang Larsen, curators.

2002

  • Tell Me A Story: Amos Kennedy, Jr., Carl Pope, and Dan S. Wang, Edna Carlsten Gallery, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Caren Heft, curator.
  • Here and Now, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago. Gregory Knight, Marianne Richter, James Rondeau, and Lanny Silverman, curators.
  • 305.21 Miles: The Distance Between Us Fort Gondo, St. Louis. Shannon Fitzgerald and Jenny Strayer, curators.

2001

  • Letterpress Prints at the Cortona International Print Symposium, Cortona, Italy. John Risseeuw, organizer.

2000

  • Book and Paper Arts Biennial 2000, Columbia College, Chicago.
  • Rockford Midwestern Juried Exhibition, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois. James Yood, juror.

1999

  • Solo exhibition: Roots of High Tech, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee. Anne Kingsbury, curator.
  • Three Alumni, Boliou Gallery, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota.
  • Letterpress Prints, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

1998

  • 8th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibit: 1997 R.O.C., Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 1998 Stateline Vicinity Exhibition, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois.
  • Clemson National Juried Print and Drawing Exhibition, Clemson University,
  • Clemson, South Carolina. Eleanor Heartney, Juror.

1997

  • Graduate Exhibition, inova, UW–Milwaukee, Milwaukee.
  • Letterpress Printing and Artists’ Books, Golda Meir Library, Milwaukee.
  • Davidson National Juried Print Exhibition, Elon College, Elon College, North Carolina.
  • Blue River Invitational, Blue River Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Multiple Talents IX, ARTS Iowa City, Iowa City, Iowa

1995

  • Generation X: New Art From Milwaukee, Milwaukee Art Museum. Dean Sobel, curator.

Selected Published Writings

2010

  • “Winter Encounter At The Boggs Center,” Journal of Radical Shimming, no. 9, Portland.
  • “Looking, Listening, Making, and Singing the Brightness of Our Common Dark Future,” catalogue essay, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee.

2009

  • “Translocal Movement Energy from the Upper Midwest,” Heartland catalogue essay, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago.
  • AREA #9 Peripheral Vision, co-editor.
  • “Just Seeds: Collectivism in a Culture Machine,” catalogue essay, Union Gallery, Milwaukee.
  • “Just Seeds: Collectivism in a Culture Machine,” ART WORK, a project of Temporary Services, Cleveland.
  • “Notes on Fang Ling-an’s Obsession,” gallery text, Hyde Park Art Center.

2008

  • “Five Notes on Taxis,” HaHa Book, WhiteWalls, Chicago.
  • “Notes on Generation Monkey,” AREA no. 6, Chicago.
  • “More Reflections on the MRCC/Drift: Driftless Area,” in A Call to Farms, Heavy Duty Press, Viroqua, Wisconsin.
  • “The Initiatives Around Us, Regionally,” catalogue essay, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands.
  • “Letter to Laura: Remembering Paul Wellstone,” Journal of Radical Shimming, no. 6, Portland.
  • “Continental Drift through the Midwest Radical Culture Corridor, Proximity, no. 2, Chicago.
  • “Finding, Being the Radical Midwest,” Journal of Radical Shimming, no. 4, Portland.
  • “You Want Art? I Give You Revolution,” SITE, no. 22-23, Stockholm.

2007

  • “Kerry James Marshall’s Rythm Mastr,” Documenta 12 catalogue, Kassel, Germany.
  • “Conversation with a Reflection: Critical Art and the Avant-Garde of China,” in ‘……’ (Dots and Quotes) #2, New York.

2006

  • “There Is a War Going On,” a text for Underfire, I-Space, Chicago.
  • “Daley Plaza: Notes on a Public Space,” a project of Paul Druecke in cooperation with the Department of Public Art, Chicago.

2005

  • “New Solidarities,” Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, no. 4, Los Angeles.
  • MESS HALL: What It Is (After the First Year),” Journal For Northeast Issues, no. 4, Hamburg.
  • “Walking Woodlawn,” In the Weather, no. 1, Chicago.

2004

  • Downtime at the Experimental Station: A Conversation with Dan Peterman, Temporary Services, Chicago. Excerpt published in “Dan Peterman: Works and Projects,” (exhibition catalogue), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
  • “In Their Own Words,” NYFA Current
  • Top Ten List for 2004, Coterie, no. 1, Chicago.
  • “Notes on LAND: position N 41° 47′ 58′′, E 87° 36′ 23″,” in BOOK, a project of N55, Pork Salad Press, Copenhagen. Reprinted in “Terra Form,” WhiteWalls No. 45, Chicago. Co-authored with Sarah Van Orman.

2003

  • “Practice in Critical Times,” Art Journal, Summer, New York.

2002

  • “Culture & Conflict Group,” catalogue essay, Gallery 400, University of Illinois–Chicago.
  • “Project History,” New Art Examiner, vol. 29 no. 5, Chicago.
  • “Revolutions Per Minute,” (review), Ten by Ten, vol. 2 no. 1, Chicago.
  • “medium(s),” (review), ARTasiapacific, no. 32, New York.
  • “Notes on the 12-inch,” Surplus (surplusculture.net), vol. 1, Chicago. 2001
  • “Alternative As We Wannabe,” (letter to the editor), New Art Examiner, vol. 29 no. 2, Chicago.
  • “Quality Over Cool,” Pole, vol. 1, no. 1, Milwaukee.
  • “Compound Fracture,” (extended review), New Art Examiner, vol. 29 no. 1, Chicago.
  • “Susan Buck-Morss’s Dreamworld and Catastrophe,” (review), Ten by Ten, vol. 1 no. 3, Chicago.
  • “Canceled,” (review), New Art Examiner, vol. 28 no. 6, Chicago.
  • “Kerry James Marshall–Agent of Change,” New Art Examiner, vol. 28 no. 5, Chicago.

2000

  • Contributor, “Scope,” Ten by Ten, vol. 1 no. 2, Chicago.
  • “Ecologies: Mark Dion, Peter Fend, Dan Peterman,” (extended review), New Art Examiner, vol. 28 no. 2, Chicago.
  • “Hoopla in Wicker Park,” (letter to the editor), New Art Examiner, vol. 27 no. 10, Chicago.
  • “Printmaking: Hegemony and Body Knowledge,” Journal of the Mid-America Print Council, vol. 6 no. 2, Iowa City.
  • “Gross Attack,” (letter to the editor), New Art Examiner, vol. 25 no. 5, Chicago.

Invited Lecturer, Panelist, Critic, Juror

2010

  • “Radical Corridors and the Ethics of Scale,” Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City.
  • Meta-Mentors: DIY, College Art Association, Chicago.
  • “Neoliberal Illusion: Penglai and Detroit,” Red76 Pop-Up Book Academy, California College of Art, San Francisco.
  • “Paul and Poor Peoples’ Movements,” Red76 Pop-Up Book Academy, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
  • Compass Stories: Detroit and Danville, China and Canada, Public Address, Los Angeles.
  • “Motor City Illusions, Fairytales Driven Over The Sea,” Space RE:solutions conference, Vienna, Austria.
  • A Way of Drifting, UW-Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

2009

  • Gender and Identity in Contemporary Chinese Art and Media,” symposium discussant, Columbia College Chicago.
  • SOHO Appendix: Gerald Raunig, Gregory Sholette, Dan S. Wang. Vienna, Austria.
  • “Activism and the Culture Industry in the City of the Anxious Bourgeoisie,” Project Lodge, Madison.
  • Report Back From Vienna, Mess Hall, Chicago.
  • “What Do Places Have To Do With It,” Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago.

2008

  • “China Love, from a Different Perspective,” The Depot, Vienna, Austria.
  • “Art and Revolution: A Dialogue with Gerald Raunig,” InCUBATE, Chicago.
  • “New Art from China and the ’89 Social Movement,” Franklin’s VDC, Columbus.
  • “Past and Futures, Still: Feel Tank, AREA, and the Big Questions,” Experimental Station, Chicago.
  • “What Is The MRCC,” Red76’s Battery Republic, New York.
  • “I Shall Create: Toufic El Rassi, Coya Paz, and Dan S. Wang,” Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago.

2007

  • “The Many Colors of Black Aesthetics,” documenta 12, Kassel, Germany.
  • Visiting Critic, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
  • Visiting Critic, interdisciplinary graduate critiques, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • “Complementary Bankruptcies: Activism and Art,” Reed College, Portland.
  • “Pathogeographies: Listen and Feel,” Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago.
  • “America’s Misperception: A Dialogue with Floyd Atkins,” Experimental Station, Chicago.

2006

  • Visiting Critic, course: final critiques, Art & Design, Columbia College Chicago.
  • “Troubled Life on the Wagon Train,” a lecture for Marginal Travel, a series at Mess Hall, Chicago.
  • “Social Art and Chinese Experimental Avant-Garde: An Argument or Engagement,” Red76 Laundry Lecture, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.
  • “Complementary Bankruptcies: Activism and Art,” Contemporary Museum, Baltimore.

2005

  • “Group Formation at Mess Hall: Marginal, in Relation to What?” and “Complementary Bankruptcies: Activism and Art,” at the symposium Dual Commitment–Doppelte Kommunikation, Lentos Museum of Modern Art, Linz, Radio Kulturhaus, Vienna, and Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria.
  • “On Chinese Mountain Water Landscapes,” Artists Connect, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago.
  • Visiting Critic, course: Advanced Sculpture, Instructor: Dan Peterman, Univeristy of Illinois–Chicago.
  • “Vision, Media, Memory: A Student Panel,” guest discussant, Visual and Critical Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago.
  • “Art and Diasporic Experience,” Christopher U. Light Lecture in the Arts, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota.

2004

  • “Coming Together Again,” paper delivered for the session “Aesthetics, Politics and the Counter-Globalization Movement,” College Art Association, Seattle.
  • Juror, Juventus, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago.

2003

  • Visiting Critic, course: Advanced Painting, Instructor: Kerry James Marshall, University of Illinois–Chicago.

2002

  • Nominator, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Individual Artists.
  • “Chicago Art in the Global Mix: Dan S. Wang, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Romi Crawford, James Rondeau,” Chicago Cultural Center.
  • Class Studio Visit, course: Real World, Instructors: Alison Ruttan and Stephanie Smith, University of Chicago.

2001

  • “Seen/Scene: A Discussion With Danielle Gustafson-Sundell, Michelle Grabner, Jennifer Reeder, and Dan S. Wang,” The Stray Show, Chicago.
  • Visiting Critic, Graduate Student Final Critique, University of Illinois–Chicago.

1999

  • Visiting Artist Slide Lecture, Instuctor: Leslie Vansen, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.
  • Class Studio Visit, Instructor: Fred Hagstrom, Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Chicago.
  • Senior Faculty Reviewer, Carleton College Art Department, Northfield, Minnesota.

1998

  • Panel Chair, “Artifacts in the Expanded Field,” at Public Showing, Center for Twentieth Century Studies, Milwaukee.

1997

  • Artist-in-Residence, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota.
  • Juror, Visual Arts Classic–Southeastern Regional, Milwaukee.

Curated Projects, Performances, Public Interventions

2009

  • Shanghype!: Film, Video, and Animation, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. Co-curated with Davide Quadrio, ArtHub Asia. 2007–09
  • Curator, Talking Point monthly artist event series, Hyde Park Art Center.

2007

  • Journal of Radical Shimming, 3.1: a translation and guerilla dissemination project, Shanghai.

2005

  • Curator , Geography of War, an interactive project by Harold Mendez, Mess Hall, Chicago.

2004

  • Dan S. Wang’s Errand Walk for Free Walking, a project of Bonnie Fortune, Chicago.
  • 1000 Posters, Mess Hall, Chicago.
  • “The Pathology of Surplus,” a reading and public discussion with David L. Hoyt, Mess Hall.
  • Selections–A Set List of Recorded Music: “Revelations” by Sam Gould, Mess Hall.
  • Selections–A Set List of Recorded Music: “Against The Grain,” Janice Misurell-Mitchell, Mess Hall.
  • Selections–A Set List of Recorded Music: “The Art of the Mixtape,” Alan Jacobson, Mess Hall.
  • Selections–A Set List of Recorded Music: “Screaming in Music,” , Mess Hall. 2003
  • Selections–A Set List of Recorded Music: “1984,” Mess Hall.

2003–06

  • Co-founder and keyholder, Mess Hall, Chicago.

2002

  • “Public Planning: LAND–a project initiated by N55,” public discussion with Michelle Grabner, Brad Killam, and Brett Bloom, Chicago.

2000

  • 63rd and Woodlawn Poster Project, public display, Chicago.
  • Flaubert, dictionary of the usual, collaboration with Alan Sondheim, net art multiple distributed at Bookends symposium, SUNY–Albany, New York.

Teaching Experience and Awards

2007

  • Contemporary Issues in Printmaking, Department of Art & Design, Columbia College Chicago.

2009

  • Part-time Faculty Development Travel Grant, Columbia College Chicago.

2007

  • Part-time Faculty Research Grant, Columbia College Chicago.

2006

  • Community Arts Assistance Program individual grant, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.

2004

  • Visiting Artist for Special Topics Graduate Seminar: Racial and National Identity in 20th Century Visual Culture, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Spring semester.

1997

  • 97-98 Layton Special Achievement Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
  • 1997-98 Layton Fellowship, UW-Milwaukee.
  • 1997-98 Non-resident Tuition Remission Award, UW-Milwaukee.

1996

  • Work Award, Frogman’s Printmaking Workshop, Beresford, South Dakota.

1995

  • Book Arts Workshop Assistant, UW-Milwaukee, 1995-97.

Bilbliography

  • Nykeya Woods, “Wang’s Art Takes Over,” Hyde Park Herald, 5/31/06.
  • David L. Hoyt, “Art Underground,” surplusculture.net, vol. 3, 1/03.
  • Maurice Lee, “Arts series focuses on pair of local issues,” Hyde Park Herald, 8/29/02.
  • Peggy Hong, “Ephemera for the 21st Century,” Art Muscle, June/July 1995.
  • James Auer, “X Marks No Particular Spot For Young Artists,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/25/95.

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, 1997.
  • Special Certificate in Printmaking and Folk Arts, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, People’s Republic of China, 1994.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religion, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1990.
  • Member in good standing, College Art Association, 1997-.
  • Languages: Fluent English, proficient spoken Mandarin, rudimentary German literacy.