The Department of Visual Arts continues the Visiting Artist Talks collection with Phong Bui. Join us October 4th from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the List Art Building.
Phong H. Bui is an artist, writer, independent curator, Publisher and Artistic Director of the Brooklyn Rail, the River Rail, Rail Editions, and Rail Curatorial Projects. Bui has organized over seventy exhibitions since 2000, including Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, an ongoing curatorial project that was exhibited in 2019 as an official Collateral Event of the Venice Biennale, at Colby Museum in Waterville, Maine, and most recently at seven venues across New York in 2022. He is a trustee of Studio in a School, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Fountain House, Floating Forest Residency Program, Mildred’s Lane, Denniston Hill, Anthology Film Archives, the Third Rail, the Miami Rail, Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Second Shift Studio Space of Saint Paul, AICA (2007-2020), and is co-founder of the Monira Foundation at Mana Contemporary. He was a senior critic at Yale MFA, Columbia University MFA, and University of Pennsylvania MFA, and has taught graduate seminars in MFA Writing and Criticism and MFA Photography, Video, and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts. In addition to numerous other awards, Bui was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from University of the Arts in 2020 and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts in 2021. Bui lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.