Student Achievements Mo-Z

Taliesin Thomas

  • Upcoming 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
  • Presented the 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

  • Published several reviews of contemporary art 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