Talk about Brazilian photographer José Oiticica Filho in Galeria MaPA, São Paulo, Brazil

This summer, I had the honor to contribute to a conference dedicated to the Brazilian photographer José Oiticica Filho (Rio de Janeiro, 1906–1964). The conference took place on August 22, 2017, and coincided with an exhibition of his work in Galeria MaPA, São Paulo, July 11 - August 31, 2017. I was invited by art historian and curator Marly Porto. 

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I'm co-organizing a conference "Revolution in the Margins, 1917-2017: Modern and Contemporary Art from Eastern, Central, and South Eastern Europe"

I'm co-organizing a graduate student conference "Revolution in the Margins, 1917-2017: Modern and Contemporary Art from Eastern, Central, and South Eastern Europe" on Friday, October 13, 2017, from 9:30am to 7:00pm in the Skylight Room (9100) at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. 

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I'm excited to present my research on Brazilian postwar photography

I'm excited to present my research on Brazilian postwar photography. My paper, "Bandeirante photographers in global context: Brazilian participation in FIAP, 1950–1965"  is included in the program of the conference In Black and White: Photography, Race, and the Modern Impulse in Brazil at Midcentury.The conference takes place at the Martin E. Segal Theater, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (365 Fifth Avenue), May 3, 2017.

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Thrilled to speak at the conference "Art, Institutions, and Internationalism: 1933–1966"

I am thrilled to present the findings of my on-going research in paper "The Misunderstood 'Universal Language' of Photography: The Fourth FIAP Biennial, 1956" at the conference Art, Institutions, and Internationalism: 1933–1966. The conference takes place at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, March 7, 2017.

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I'm presenting my latest research at the CAA 2017, New York City

I am very excited to present my latest research at the CAA 2017 in New York City. I am presenting my paper, The “Cosmopolitan Art”: The FIAP Yearbooks of Photography, 1954–60 at the session "Photography in Print" at the Gramercy A/West (2nd Floor), New York Hilton Midtown, Friday, February 17, 2017, 10:30am–12:00 noon.

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Korean contemporary art in the US - judging a competition, Part II

I had the honor to speak on behalf of the jury of the AHL 2016 Visual Art Award at the AHL Foundation's 13th Annual Benefit Gala & Awards Ceremony, New York City, October 22, 2016. The work of the jury was not easy because all submissions were of high quality. The prizes went to the artists whose work stood out the most - artists who had the most convincing voice and the most articulate vision.

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The Selfie: More and Less than a Self-Portrait, an invited talk at the New School

In the invited talk “The Selfie: More and Less than a Self-Portrait” I will argue that the selfie is neither a low-brow offspring of the noble tradition of self-portrait in art, nor a democratic and popular version of self-portraiture in general. Instead, I will emphasize the specific conditions of making and viewing selfies as part of a live stream of updates on platforms such as Instagram. 

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Why every self-portrait is not a selfie, but every selfie is a photograph

This article, commissioned by Riga Photography Biennial 2016, focuses on the role of technologies in defining and understanding the selfie. I examine the difference between the way datasets of selfies are being constructed for research and comparison, and how selfies are consumed and experienced in their natural habitat, the live flow of images on Instagram.

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Defining competitive photography

In this article, I introduce a term competitive photography and define its historical emergence in the international juried exhibitions of photography in the 1950s. I believe that this term, competitive photography. brings into focus a large segment of photographic practices, contemporary and historical alike, which so far has escaped the attention of scholars. 

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