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Education:

2014–2015                                   
New Museum Seminar Program: (Temporary) Collections of Ideas, New York, NY

2009 
Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, NY

2008
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine

2007 
Fulbright Fellowship, Michelangelo Pistoletto Foundation, Biella, Italy

2007
M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2003 
Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

1998 
B.A., English, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

 

Fellowships, Residencies and Awards:

2018
MacDowell Colony (with Autumn Knight)

2015                 
New Museum Artist in Residence, Spring 2015, New York, NY
Project Row Houses Visual Arts Network Residency, Houston, TX
Shandaken at Storm King, New Windsor, NY

2013
Smack Mellon Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY

2012                 
Triangle Arts Association Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY

2011–2012         
Henry and Natalie E. Freund Fellowship, St. Louis, MO

2010–2011         
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Artist-in-Residence, Workspace Program, New York NY
Visiting Artist, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New York NY

2010                                   
Emergency Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York NY                                   

2008                                   
Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, Chicago, IL

2007                                   
Fulbright Fellowship, Michelangelo Pistoletto Foundation, Biella, Italy

2007                                   
M.F.A. Graduate Fellowship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Enrichment Grant, Visiting Committee on Photography and New Media, The Art Institute of Chicago                  

2004–2006                                   
Student Leadership Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

 

Solo Exhibitions, Performances and Screenings:

2016
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Chelsea Knight, San Francisco, CA
Untitled Art Fair, Miami, Featured artists: Chelsea Knight and Autumn Knight, live radio program

2015
New Museum, Fall to Earth, a series of live events / video productions, New York, NY
New Museum, Knight & Knight, Latencies, live performance with Autumn Knight, New York, NY
Center for Experimental Lectures, Chelsea Knight: What is a Document? Storm King Sculpture Park,
New Windsor, NY
ltd los angeles: some times, Searching for a Character, curated by Meghan Gordon, Los Angeles, CA
Diverseworks / Project Row Houses, Knight + Knight, Latencies, (Collaboration with Autumn Knight), Houston, TX

2014                                   
Diverseworks, Posse Comitatus, (Collaboration with Mark Tribe), Houston, TX

2013                                   
Aspect Ratio Projects, The Breath We Took, Chicago, IL
Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Posse Comitatus, (Collaboration with Mark Tribe), Paris, France
Vox Populi Gallery, Posse Comitatus, (Collaboration with Mark Tribe), Philadelphia, PA

2012                                   
Brooklyn Museum, I Am Not A Man, Not Now, (Collaboration with Elise Rasmussen), Brooklyn, NY
St. Louis Art Museum, Currents, St. Louis, MO
Agape Enterprise, Frame, Brooklyn, NY

2011                 
Abrons Art Center, Frame, New York, NY
Momenta Art, Don’t Tread on Me, Brooklyn, NY
Night Gallery, I Am Not a Man, Not Now, (Collaboration with Elise Rasmussen), Los Angeles, CA

2010            
University of Syracuse, Art School in an Art School, Acting Out, (Collaboration with Austin Shull), Syracuse, NY

2009           
Julius Caesar Gallery, I Lay Claim to You, Chicago IL

2008           
University of Colorado at Boulder, Fusion Chamber, Commission for the Atlas Theater

2007                  
Fondazione Pistoletto, Room 101, Biella, Italy
UNIDEE in Progress, Immigrant Palace, Biella, Italy
Roots and Culture Gallery, Selected Video Works, Chicago, IL

2004                                   
Art House, Theatrical Photographs, Glasgow, Scotland

2003                                   
Abandoned Space, Lifelike/Verosimile, Multi-Media Performance, Florence, Italy
Triskelion Arts, Living in Denial, Brooklyn, New York

 

Group Exhibitions, Performances and Screenings:

2017
Skowhegan space, Mayday Mayday, with Autumn Knight, New York, NY
Brooklyn Fireproof, Not that Hard, Brooklyn, NY
September Gallery, Post Election, Hudson, NY
Situations Gallery, Temporal Situations, audio project, New York, NY

2016 
The Aichi Triennial, Fall to Earth, Nagoya, Japan
Smack Mellon Gallery, 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
Sociometry Fair 2016, Emancipation, Screening, The Smell, Los Angeles, CA
The Transversal Project, Adaptations, The O Cinema, Miami, FL

2015
New Museum, The Great Ephemeral, curated by Johanna Burton, Lauren Cornell, Sarah O’Keefe, and Meiya Cheng, New York, NY
The Luminary: A New Use of the Self, St. Louis, MO
Abrons Arts Center: AirSpace exhibition, New York, NY
Momenta Art, Frames of War, curated by Natasha Marie Llorens, Brooklyn, NY
Skowhegan Project Space, Staging Sex / Staging Self: Performative lecture series, with Autumn Knight, New York, NY

2014                 
A Space, dotLand, curated by the Peninsula Group, Berlin, Germany
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, WMYN Coffeehouse, live performance of obscure feminist folk songs,
curated by Mary Walling Blackburn, New York, NY
The Lost Lectures NY with Hyperallergic, Fall to Earth, New York, NY
Rapid Pulse Video Festival, Posse Comitatus (Collaboration with Mark Tribe), Chicago, IL
Knockdown Center, The Offspring, Brooklyn, NY

2013                                   
Palais de Tokyo, Nouvelles Vagues, curated by Jason Waite and Antonia Alampi, Paris, France
Sydhavn Station, The West in South Harbour, curated by Mette Juul, Copenhagen, Denmark
Socrates Sculpture Park, Shirtology, a re-performance of a Jerome Bel piece, for Do It (Outside),
by Hans Ulrich Obrist, in collaboration with Jonathan VanDyke, Queens, NY
Articule Centre, Quand faire, c'est dire, curated by Julie Tremble, Montreal, Canada
Hyde Gallery (and other locations), Memphis Social, an apexart franchise exhibition, curated by Tom McGlynn, Memphis, TN
Contemporary Art Festival: Art Ist Kuku Nu Ut, Posse Comitatus (Collaboration with Mark Tribe), Tartu, Estonia
Wroclaw Media Art Biennale; Norwood Art Salon, New Yorker, screening curated by Constantin Hartesin,
Wroclaw, Poland; New York NY
Schneider Museum of Art, Black Manifold, curated by Avantika Bawa and Greg Minissale, Ashland, OR
Disjecta, Black Manifold, curated by Avantika Bawa and Greg Minissale, Portland, OR
Momenta Art, Posse Comitatus, Brooklyn, NY
Maine International Film Festival, Acting Out (Collaboration with Austin Shull), Waterville, ME

2012                                   
Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Anti-Establishment, curated by Johanna Burton, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Dumbo Arts Center, More Than One at Once, Brooklyn, NY
Washington University in St. Louis symposium on Reperformance, Posse Comitatus, (Collaboration with Mark Tribe), St. Louis, MO
Optica Contemporary Art Center, Posse Comitatus, (Collaboration with Mark Tribe), Montreal, Canada
92nd Street Y Tribeca, Drawings Related to Performance Works, New York, NY
Institute for Neo Connotative Action, Enduring Sometimes Warring, curated by Clara López and Ulrika Gomm, Detroit, MI
Studio Art Centers International, Caccuccio, Florence, Italy
Deutsches Haus at New York University, New Video Work, curated by Astrid Busch, New York, NY

2011                                                     
Chiado Museum, Poetic things that are Political, Lisbon, Portugal                 
Harvard University, Remember Then… An Exhibition on the Photography of Memory, Cambridge, MA
Art Brooklyn, Don’t Tread on Me, presented by Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
Agape Enterprise, The Historical Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY

2010                                     
Bucharest Young Artists Biennial, Police the Police, Bucharest, Romania
This is Not a Gateway Festival, On Cities, London, UK
Art in General, Whitney Museum Independent Study Program Exhibition, New York, NY
St. Cecilia’s Convent, Half a self, a cave-dweller, curated by David Everitt Howe, Brooklyn, NY
The Kitchen, Riptide, a night of Performances and Screenings by Whitney Independent Study Program Participants

2009                  
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid, Spain; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, 17th Rencontres Internationales, New Cinema and Contemporary Art
MWMN Gallery, One + One, New Videos by Chelsea Knight and Tim Ridlen, New York, NY
Chicago and the Universe, Academy for Media Arts, Cologne, Germany and Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL
C.R.E.A.M Projects, Whitney’s Biennial, Brooklyn, NY

2008                                   
Werkschauhalle Gallery, Spinnerei / Chicago Cultural Center, Three Hours Between Planes, Contemporary
Photography from Leipzig and Chicago
, Leipzig, Germany and Chicago, IL
St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum, At Home and at Work, Screening, St. Louis, MO
Centro Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, The Third Paradise, La Spezia, Italy
Vox Populi, Bellwether, group show, Philadelphia, PA
Echo Park Film Center,  Film/Video Screening, Los Angeles, CA

2007                                     
10th Annual Istanbul Biennial, Nightcomers Program, Istanbul, Turkey
Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Feminist Legacies in Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium
ThreeWalls Gallery, At Dusk, three-person Exhibition, Chicago, IL
Villa Edison, In Loco: Un Dialogo, Florence, Italy
Around the Coyote Video Festival 2007, Chicago, IL                  
Gene Siskel Film Center, Video Screening, M.F.A. Graduates of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Gallery 2, Split/Span, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
4th Annual Women’s Caucus for Art, International Video Shorts Screening, New York, NY

2006                                    
The Plaines Project, Inaugural Show, Chicago , IL
Gallery Deluxe Gallery, Fuck Death, Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Ice Factory, Film/Video Screening, Chicago, IL
Gallery X, 10-Track, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Busker Chicago, Film/Video Screening, Chicago, IL

2005                                   
Lisa Boyle Gallery, Cash and Carry, Chicago, IL
Buildingspace III, Projections, New Video Installation, Zhiou B. Center, Chicago, IL
Gallery 2, New Performance by SAIC Graduate Students, Video/Performance, Chicago, IL

2004  
Ukranian Institute of Modern Art, Juventus, Curated by Hamza Walker and Natalie Domchenko, Chicago, IL
First Light Studio, Home Sweet Home, Solo Show, Randolph, Vermont
Art House, Photography from the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Edinburgh College of Art, Good Manners & Bad behavior, Performance and Video, Edinburgh, Scotland

2003                                   
First Light Studio, Home Sweet Home, Randolph, Vermont
Art House, Photography from the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Edinburgh College of Art, Good Manners & Bad behavior, Performance and Video, Edinburgh


Artist Lectures:

2015
University of California San Diego, CA
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Drury University, Springfield, MO

2014
New Museum, New York, NY
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2012                                   
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis MO

2010                                   
Syracuse University, Syracuse NY
Metropolitan State College of Denver, Colorado

2009                                   
Webster University, St. Louis, MO

2008                                   
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

2007                                   
Michelangelo Pistoletto Foundation, Biella, Italy
Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL

2006                                   
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

Related Professional Experience:

2011–201           
Faculty, Department of Fine Arts, Parsons, The New School for Design, New York, NY  

2015
Visiting Fellow, Department of Fine Arts, Drury University, Springfield, MO

2014–2016
Faculty, Low Residency MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014–2015
Faculty, Department of Visual Art, SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY                       

2011–2012                                   
Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis, MO

2011
Faculty, Department of Fine Arts, SUNY Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY

2010–2011                                   
Faculty, Department of Design, BramsonORT College, New York, NY

2009–2011                                   
Faculty, Department of Art, College of New Rochelle, New York, NY

2009                 
Faculty, Photography Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Faculty, Film, Video and New Media Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Curatorial/Programming Projects:

2015
New Museum, Screening the Speculative: Melika Bass, Jen Liu, and Peter Miller, New York, NY
Skowhegan Project Space, Staging Sex Staging Self: Performative lecture series, co-curated by Jonathan VanDyke, New York, NY


Publications
:

2016 Shifter Magazine, Dictionary of the Possible, Fall, New York, NY
2014 Modern Painters: Chelsea Knight interviews Mark Tribe, New York, NY


Bibliography:

2016  
Bomb Magazine, The Kardashians, with Elise Rasmussen and Brienne Walsh   

2015                 
The New Yorker: The Great Ephemeral, New Museum, Goings on About Town
Studiointernational.com: Chelsea Knight: ‘We are all outsiders and insiders’, A. Will Brown
Arts and Culture Texas, Knight + Knight: Latencies Explores Lived Feminism, Alexandra Irrera
Hyperallergic.com, Looking for Actors and Authenticity on Craigslist, Alicia Eler

2014                 
Hyperallergic.com, Looking for Actors and Authenticity on Craigslist, Alicia Eler
Houston Chronicle, Lands of Power and Might, Molly Glentzer
Tarmac Magazine, Exercising Thresholds, an Interview with Chelsea Knight, Alex Bennett

2013
NewCity Magazine, Chelsea Knight / Aspect Ratio, Alan Pocaro
Hyperallergic.com On Being an Artist and a Mother, Alicia Eler
BOMB Magazine, Chelsea Knight on performing motherhood and marriage in her new video, The Breath We Took and why
“write what you know” is limiting advice
, Sophie Buonomo
Title Magazine, Posse Comitatus, Mimi Cheng
The Daily Beast, Mark Tribe and Chelsea Knight compare choreography and assault strategies, Blake Gopnik

2012                                    
Art in America, Chelsea Knight, Jessica Baran
Artifno.com, Bard's Center for Curatorial Studies Celebrates its 20th Birthday With Whiskey-Fueled Art and Sobering Debate, Chloe Wyma
Galleristny.com, Bard Day's Night: Partying in the Parliament of Reality, Andrew Russeth
Riverfront Times, St. Louis, Chelsea Knight at the St. Louis Art Museum, Jessica Baran
Aesthetica Magazine Currents 106: Chelsea Knight, Laura Elizabeth Barone
St. Louis Art Museum Magazine, Currents 106: Chelsea Knight, Tricia Paik
St. Louis Post Dispatch, Construction workers talk feminism in Art Museum Film, Sarah Bryan Miller

2011  
Hyperallergic.com, More than What Meets the Eye, Liza Eliano                 
artcards.com, Artcards featured artist, Howard Hurst

2010                                   
Bucharest Young Artists Biennial, Catalog Essay, Chelsea Knight, Jason Waite
Online Critical, the Online Magazine of Arts and Ideas, Beautiful Young Men Dancing to Music, Patricia Milder
Spark Arts, Syracuse, NY, Check this Out: Acting Out, Liz Kenny

2009                                   
Flavorpill, Chicago and the Universe

2008                                   
The Art Institute of Chicago Magazine, Omer Fast and Chelsea Knight, on making Looking Pretty for God, Mary Jane Jacob
Proximity Magazine, Knight-Jinks Inc., Exit Plan Chicago, Peter Bergman
Exhibition Catalog, Three Hours Between Planes, Contemporary Photography from Chicago and Leipzig, James Elkins
edwardwinklman.blogspot.com, A Better MFA Thesis Exhibition Experience?, Edward Winkleman

2007                                   
New City Magazine, Chelsea Knight, Carrie Schneider, Elise Rasmussen, Michael Weinstein
Exhibition Catalog, At Dusk, Between Alice and Ampersand, Shannon Stratton
Exhibition Catalog, At Home and at Work, St. Louis Art Museum, Timothy Ridlen
10th Annual Istanbul Biennial, Exhibition Catalog, Not only Possible but Also Necessary, Bik Van der Pol
Exhibition Catalog, UNIDEE 2007, Fabrizio Stoppa
MFA Thesis Exhibition Exhibition Catalog, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Split/Span, Michael Newman
MFA Thesis Exhibition Exhibition Catalog, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, No Equation to Explain the Division of the Senses, Marco Poloni

2006                                   
FCW Society/National Women’s Caucus for the Arts Newsletter, The Thinking Woman’s Sundance, Colleen O'Connor