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Phong Bui is an artist, writer, and independent curator (curatorial advisor at MoMA PS1 2007-10). He is also the Co-Founder, Editor, and Publisher of the monthly journal, The Brooklyn Rail, and the publishing press, The Brooklyn Rail Editions, as well as the Host and Producer of Off the Rail on (AIR) Art International Radio. Bui is a board member of The Brooklyn Rail, The Miami Rail, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, and (AICA/USA) International Association of Art Critics United States Section, among others. He has taught and lectured at Skowhegan, Columbia University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island School of Design, among many others. Bui is currently Adjunct Professor at School of Visual Arts Graduate Program in Art Criticism & Writings and MFA in Photography, Video, and Related Media, and Core Critic at Yale University School of Art MFA in Painting/Printmaking. As a visual artist, his numerous installations have won the Award in Art from The Pollock/Krasner Foundation (1994), the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2003), and the Eric Isenbeurger Annual Prize for Installation from the National Academy Museum (2003), among others.
Headshot photo by Nicola Delorme
For the third in a series of conversations related to State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, Constance Lewallen, co-curator of the exhibition, will be in discussion with Phong Bui, artist, curator, and publisher of the Brooklyn Rail.read more »