Nate Harrison
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Nate Harrison

nate@nkhstudio.com



Bio

Born 1972, Eugene, Oregon
Lives in Brooklyn, New York


Education

2014 PhD, University of California, San Diego
         dissertation: Appropriation Art and U.S. Intellectual Property Since 1976
2005 MFA, California Institute of the Arts
1994 BFA, University of Michigan


Residencies and Extracurricular Activities

2011 Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program
2010 VLA Art & Law Residency Program, New York
2008 Seminar in Experimental Critical Theory V, University of California, Irvine


Selected Exhibitions, Screenings and Performances

2016
A Sense of History, Nordstern Videokunstzentrum, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

2013
MOVING_IMAGE, a contemporary ABC, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France
Le tamis et le Sable 1/3: Mélodies en sous-sol, La Maison Populaire, Montreuil, France

2012
VIDEOFEST2K12, Baja California, Mexico
Images Against Darkness: Video Art from the Archive of IMAI, KIT - Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf, Germany
Twice - Told Tales, O'Born Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
Videonale: Dialogue in Contemporary Video Art, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

2011
28th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Mass Distractions & Cultural Decay, Mason Gross Galleries/Rutgers University, New Jersey
Videonale at GoMA, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Timecoloured Place, Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Black Sound White Cube, Kunstquartier Bethanien/Studio 1, Berlin, Germany
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Madrid/Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Louie Louie, Cneai de Paris, Paris, France
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Filmoteca Española, Madrid, Spain
Videonale at Video Re:View Festival, BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice, Poland
Videonale 13, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
A Purpose On Image, Beton 7, Athens, Greece
LIVRET II, Galerie Art:Concept, Paris, France
I Like The Art World And The Art World Likes Me, EFA Project Space, New York

2010
21st Century Outlook, FRAC Ile de France/Le Plateau, Paris, France
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid at Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Hard to Sell, Good to Have, Palais Sturany, Vienna, Austria
CopyClash, ROT(T)TERDAM project space, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
VLA Art & Law Residency Exhibition, Maccarone, New York
Home and Garden, The Museum of Jurrasic Technology, Los Angeles
Dub Shop, Kleio Priojects, New York
The Amen Break, Galerie Thomas Flor, Düsseldorf, Germany

2009
Mostra Kino Beat, Usina do Gasômetro, Porto Alegre, Brazil
After All, Everything Is Different In The End, Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium
Roughler TV at Portobello Film Festival, The Tabernacle, London

2008
California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California (as ESL)
Floteson: Sonic Sources, Courses and Rearrangements, KHM Gallery, Malmö, Sweden
HollyWould, Freewaves 11th Festival of New Media Arts, Los Angeles
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid 2008, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Anna Kournivkova Deleted by Memeright Trusted System, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, Germany
Gevonden/Found/Trouvé, Voorkamer VZW, Lier, Belgium
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid 2008, Auditorio del Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid, Spain
Medium Cool, 10th Annual Video Marathon, Art in General, New York

2007
6 Sessions (with Axel Stockburger), Secession, Vienna, Austria
Victory Virtual, Galerie Sara Guedj, Paris, France
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid 2007, Cinema l'Entrepôt, Paris, France
Rhythm From Wreckage, DIVA Center, Eugene, Oregon
Copy Your Idols!, Periferiak07 / Arteleku Audiolab, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain
Rainer Ganahl, Mario Garcia Torres, Nate Harrison, Hugo Hopping and John Menick have agreed to participate
  in an exhibition organized by __________ at Sandroni Rey, April 14 through May 19, 2007
, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles
Rokolectiv Festival, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania
Our Distance From Things, TELIC Arts Exchange, Los Angeles
Building Space, Club Transmediale, Berlin, Germany

2006
Eat the Market, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (as ESL)
Royal Alumni, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Music on Screen - Musikmaschinen und Videomusik, Galerie Olaf Stüber, Berlin, Germany
Project 101, Paris, France
Picturing Free Knowledge, TESLA Media Arts Laboratory, Berlin, Germany
Drei Geschäfte: Mode, Musik & Bücher, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
EASTInternational 06, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, United Kingdom
Bring the War Home, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York / QED, Los Angeles
RIP IT! - Reappropriate Popular Culture, International Video and Music Festival, 103 Club, Berlin, Germany
Object Lessons, Gigantic Art Space, New York
Spark Festival, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2005
Fluctuating Images, Stuttgart, Germany
Hands On, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California
no heroics please, REDCAT, Los Angeles
TELIC Arts Exchange, Los Angeles
Sweet Substitute, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virgina
Festa di Cane Bastardo, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria

2004
STATION, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Festa di Cane Bastardo, Timbrespace, Los Angeles
Digitally Propelled Ideas, CalPoly, Pomona, California

2003
A:D:A:P:T Festival, Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, Colorado
BIAS Sound Collective, Taiwan
Audio Nimbus, KUCI, Irvine, California

2002
Halcyon, Brooklyn, New York
Soundcheck, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Tribeca Film Festival, New York

2001
Rhizome/SoundLab Open Mouse, FUN, New York
Bitstreams, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The Genomic Revolution, American Museum of Natural History, New York (sound design for exhibit)

2000
SIN Festival, Walker Stage, New York
Invisible Cities, Knitting Factory, New York
SoundLab/Jam Session III, DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York

1999
Artist and Computer, Collective Unconscious, New York
Invisible Cities, Brownies, New York


Publications

2016
"Practicing Contradictions," in Daniel McClean, ed., Timelines: Artistic Authorship and Legacy (Ridinghouse, forthcoming)
"Response to A Knight's Heritage: Three Episodes in the Work of Karl Haendel," Art Journal Open

2015
"What Is Transformative?," The Enemy Reader, Volume II, Number II
"How to Sue Richard Prince and Win," American Suburb X

2014
"Reflections on the Amen Break: A Continued History, An Unsettled Ethics," in Navas, Gallagher and Burrough, eds.,
  The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies (Routledge)
"Review: Copyfraud and Other Abuses of Intellectual Property Law, by Jason Mazzone," Visual Resources:
  An International Journal of Documentation
, Volume 30, Issue 1

2013
"Immanence of Intervention, Revival of Critique," Untitled Magazine, Pacific Northwest College of Art
"In Fair Use, Freedom Does Not Equal Progress," Antenna, Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2012
"Appropriation Art, Subjectivism, Crisis: The Battle for Fair Uses," in Chris and Gerstner, eds., Media Authorship (Routledge)
"The Yes Men: Parody in Aesthetics and Protest," in MATERIAL #3 (Material Press, Los Angeles)
"The Pictures Generation, the Copyright Act of 1976, and the Reassertion of Authorship in Postmodernity," (art&education)

2010
"Fared Use: A Political Economy of the Digitally Empowered Subject," in The Sound of Downloading Makes Me Want to Upload
  (The Institute of Social Hypocrisy, Paris)


Symposia and Lectures

2015
Fair Use and the Visual Arts, visiting seminar, School of Law, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

2014
Visiting artist lecture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
What is the Place of Intellectual Property?: An Interdisciplinary Symposium, Centre des arts actuels Skol, Montreal, Canada
A Brief History of Fair Use,Art & Law Program, New York
Law, Images, and Information, The Center for the Humanities, CUNY, New York

2013
Sound Art and Artists Who Use Sound, Make/Speak, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts
Between Art and Moral Rights, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Artistic Critique, Social Critique, Parody and Trademark Law, Art&Law Program, Brooklyn, New York
Beyond Montserrat, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts

2012
Fair Use & Contemporary Art, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey
Copyright Law and the Pictures Generation, The Gray Chair, Brooklyn, New York
INNOVATE/ACTIVATE, University of California, Berkeley
Histories of Now: Art, Digital Media, & Contemporary Social Movements, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

2011
Aura Dies Hard, 28th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
NO RULES: Negotiating Art and Deregulation, Cooper Union, New York
Whitney ISP Critical Studies Symposium, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Can I Get An Amen? A Political Economy Of Music Sampling, Adult Ed, The Union, Brooklyn, New York
Video Art As Mass Medium?, Radical Art Caucus/College Art Association Annual Conference, New York (panel chair)

2010
Visiting artist lecture, Center for Integrated Media, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, Calfornia
VLA Art & Law Residency Symposium, Shearman & Sterling LLP, New York
Reused, Recycled, and Re-Viewed, University of California, Santa Barbara

2009
Thievery: The Anxiety of Influence and Appropriation, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Artist's Talk, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Distributed Creativities, University of California, San Diego
Art on the Edge, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

2008
Creative Societies/Cultural Industries/New Humanities?, University of California, Irvine

2007
The Future of the Archive, University of Rochester, New York

2006
The Look of Law (curated by Simon Leung), University of California, Irvine
Alternative Universes, UCSD Department of Art, Tijuana, Mexico

2005
Music as Masquerade, Experience Music Project, Seattle, Washington

2004
The Culture of Travel, University of Glasgow, Scotland

2001
Youth 2 Youth Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


Teaching Experience

2009-present
Regular Faculty, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts:
  Introduction to Sound in Art
  A History of Sonic Art
  The Practice of Everyday Listening
  Appropriation Art: Duchamp to Digital Disobedience
  Sound and Media Design: Graduate Projects
  Graduate Group Critique
  Graduate Student Advising

2010-present
Visiting Lecturer and Critic, SOMA Summer, Mexico City

2012-present
Seminar leader, Art & Law Program, New York

2006-2009
Culture, Art and Technology (Sixth College), University of California San Diego:
  Practicum Writing - Fall
  Practicum Writing - Winter
  Practicum Writing - Spring
  Technology, Medicine and Ethics

2006-2007
Visual Arts Department, University of California San Diego:
  History of Art and Technology

Cognitive Science Department, University of California San Diego:   Cognitive Psychology

2006
Los Angeles Mission College, Sylmar, CA:
  Introduction to Digital Video

2008-2009
Sixth College, University of California San Diego:
  Practicum Writing - Fall
  Practicum Writing - Winter
  Practicum Writing - Spring

2007-2008
Sixth College, University of California San Diego:
  Technology, Medicine and Ethics
  Practicum Writing - Winter
  Practicum Writing - Spring

2006-2007
Visual Arts Department, University of California San Diego:
  History of Art and Technology

Sixth College, University of California San Diego:
  Culture, Art and Technology

Cognitive Science Department, University of California San Diego:
  Cognitive Psychology

2006
Los Angeles Mission College, Sylmar, CA:
  Introduction to Digital Video

2003-2005
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA:
  DVD Authoring Workshop

1995-1996
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, Michigan:
  Desktop Publishing and Imaging


Collaborative Work

2004-2008
ESTHETICS AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, Los Angeles, Founding Member
  www.eslprojects.org

1997-2002
töshöklabs, New York, Founding Member
  www.toshoklabs.com


Awards, Honors and Grants

2013
The Hannah Arendt Prize in Critical Theory and Creative Research, Pacific Northwest College of Art

2011
SMFA Faculty Travel Grant
VIDEONALE Prize KfW 2011, Kunstmuseum Bonn

2007
Russell Grant, Russell Foundation
Audi Art Award, "Progress Imperative," DC Art Fair, Düsseldorf, Germany (as ESL)


Bibliography

2014
Le Tamis et le Sable/The Sieve and the Sand, Le Maison populaire

2012
Images Against Darkness: Video Art from the Archive of imai at KIT (exhibition catalog)

2011
frieze, Issue 142 (October)
Volume: Contemporary Art Journal About Sound, no. 3 (France)
Videonale 13 (exhibition catalog)

2010
beef/Art DIrector's Club of Germany
Beat Magazine (Germany)
Black Sound White Cube (exhibition catalog)
Trailer Magazine/Copyclash (exhibition catalog)

2008
Lana Turner: A journal of Poetry and Opinion, No. 1, Fall
Groove Magazine, July/August (Germany)
Anna Kournivkova Deleted by Memeright Trusted System (exhibition catalog)

2006
Artnet (Germany) (12/7/06)
Télérama (9/27/06)
Art Monthly (9/06)
EASTinternational 2006 (exhibition catalog)
Frankfurter Rundschau (7/25/06)

2005
Cuemix Magazine (Germany)

2001
XLR8R
Alternative Press

2000
College Music Journal
Grooves
Print Magazine 2000 Interactive Design Annual