Student Achievements Mo-Z

Taliesin Thomas

  • Panel Discussion: "Phenomenology, The Arts, And Literature," at the Horizons of Phenomenology Conference. Speakers: Jayson Beaster Jones (UC Merced), Samantha Matherne (UC Santa Cruz), Manuel Martin Rodriguez (UC Merced), Martin Schwab (UC Irvine), Taliesin Thomas (Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts), Clinton Tolley (UC San Diego). UC Merced. April 28, 2018.
  • Presentation: will speak at the TEDxFulton Street program in NYC, June 2018
  • Lecture: “Ai Weiwei: Global Artist, Borderless Humanist, Contemporary Emperor,” public lecture in conjunction with a year-long exhibition of Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads” sculpture series at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL, February 2018
  • Publication: Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World, Guggenheim Museum, NY | ARTPULSE magazine, No. 31, Vol. 15, 2018
  • Publication: In Conversation with Balint Zsako, artist interview | ARTPULSE magazine, No. 30, Vol. 8, 2018
  • Publication: Hansel & Gretel | Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Ai Weiwei, Park Avenue Armory, NY | ARTPULSE magazine, No. 30, Vol. 8, 2018
  • Publication: Lin Tianmiao: Protruding Patterns, Galerie Lelong, NY| ARTPULSE magazine, No. 30, Vol. 8, 2018
  • Publication: Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern, Brooklyn Museum, NY | ARTPULSE magazine, No. 30, Vol. 8, 2018
  • Lecture: on Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads” sculpture series in conjunction with an exhibition of this artwork organized by Denver Arts & Venues, Denver, CO, October 2017
  • Lecture:  “Extreme Reverberations and the Existing Real: The Birth of Contemporary Chinese Art” at the School of Visual Arts Summer Program in New York by invitation from fellow IDSVA student Keren Moscovitch, July 2017

  • Publications: contemporary exhibitions in ARTPULSE magazine including:

    • “Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty,” Brooklyn Museum, NY | ARTPULSE magazine, No. 30, Vol. 14, 2017

    •  “Ai Weiwei: Laundromat,” Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, NY | ARTPULSE magazine, No. 29, Vol. 13, 2017

    • “COMING TO POWER: 25 Years Of Sexually X-Plicit Art By Women,” Maccarone Gallery, NY | ARTPULSE magazine, No. 29, Vol. 13, 2017

    •  “OSGEMEOS: Silence of the Music,” Lehmann Maupin, NY | ARTPULSE magazine, No. 28, Vol. 12, 2016

  • Presented paper "Emptiness the Womb of Compassion: Artistic Voids as the Space of Becoming", The 12th Annual Meeting of The Comparative & Continental Philosophy Circle, Arizona State University, March 30-April 1, 2017
  • Presented the lecture “Extreme Reverberations and the Existing Real: The Birth of Contemporary Chinese Art” as part of the Asia Lecture Series at The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, CA organized by the Society for Asian Art, November 2016
  • Invited to sit on an academic panel "In Discussion: Ai Weiwei in Contemporary China" at The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA in conjunction with the Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, PA, August 2016
  • Invited to present “Ai Weiwei and Social Activism in the Digital Age” at the “Artivism: Art + Activism Across Cultures” conference, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, March 2016
  • Delivered Independent Study paper from Spring 2015 titled "The Light of Nothingness: Existential Reverberations in Contemporary Art" at the The Inventions of Light / Les inventions de la lumière conference at the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, February 2016
  • Served as a Moderator for two panels: "Eating at the Feast," and "Literary Feast" at Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition Conference (PACT) 7th annual meeting, Seattle University, September 24-26, 2015, Seattle, WA
  • Published Independent Study paper from Fall 2014 titled "Context, Challenge, Conversion: Chinese Feminism via Contemporary Art" in the upcoming issue of Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Fall 2015
  • Published article  “The Post-human Internet Dimension: Ai Weiwei and Cao Fei Online” in the Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, September 2014
  • Invited to deliver a paper on Ai Weiwei at the academic conference “Unruly Engagements: On the Social Turn in Contemporary Art and Design” at the Cleveland Institute of Art, November 2014