Clinical Assistant Professor of Studio Art
Jonathan Berger's work encompasses the fields of sculpture, installation, performance, archival and curatorial projects, conceptual art, design, relational aesthetics, and education. His projects often engage in an experimental and cross-disciplinary approach to the creation and presentation of exhibitions-- ranging from work that he physically produces or ask others to produce for him, to materials that he collects, seeks out, and re-contextualizes, or that are the product of conversations and exchanges with others. These exhibition projects often combine new and old, traditional and non-traditional, popular and obscure, static display and events, that which is widely acknowledged as art and that which is not. Recent exhibition projects include “On Creating Reality, by Andy Kaufman” (2013) presented at Maccarone, Inc. in conjunction with "Andy Kaufman's 99cent Tour," the first comprehensive screening series surveying Kaufman's performance work, presented at Participant Inc. In 2009 he organized the exhibition “Stuart Sherman: Nothing Up My Sleeve” at Participant, Inc., which was included in the 2009 PERFORMA Biennial. Past solo, collaborative, and curatorial projects have been presented at the Busan Biennial, Fleisher-Ollman Gallery, Vox Populi Gallery, Karma Gallery, Andreas Grimm Gallery, MOCA Los Angeles, The Hebel Theater, and Performance Space 122, amongst other venues. He is presently organizing the first solo museum exhibition of Bread and Puppet Theater founding director Peter Schumann, which will open the new wing of the Queens Museum of Art in October 2013. Berger is a recent recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and has completed residencies at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony among others. Jonathan Berger received his MFA from New York University in 2006 and his BFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2002.