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Anthony Graves works in a collective, research-based practice using painting, printed matter, performance, and text to stage the collisions and intersections of aesthetics and social processes. He has worked in a number of collaborations and has exhibited under the name Camel Collective since 2005. He is currently editing a collection of dramatic scripts titled, Proceedings from the Second World Congress of Free Artists, which includes essays, documents, and original works by over thirty artists, artist collectives, and theorists on the educational turn in art. Graves has exhibited in New York, London, Mexico City, Copenhagen, and Århus, in venues such as Artists Space, Århus Kunstbygning, Art in General, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Oni Gallery, and Gallery St. Vitus. He was an artist in residence in Denmark through the Danish Arts Council’s International Visual Arts (DIVA) residency grant. Graves holds a BFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2003), was a fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program (2004–05), and received his MFA from Cornell University (2009). He has taught at the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University, and has given artist lectures at the Royal Academy, Copenhagen, and Malmø Art Academy, Lund University. He has written on the work of Michael Ashkin and Monique Crine, and has an essay in the book Architectural Inventions. Graves currently teaches in the graduate program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Camel Collective (Anthony Graves, Carla Herrera-Prats, and Lasse Lau) is pleased to present the launch of The Second World Congress of Free Artists, a book by Camel Collective, published in conjunction with Aarhus Kunsthal, Denmark.read more »