Friday, February 16, 2018, 6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
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Minneapolis Institute of Art, Pillsbury Auditorium

Free, but ticketed

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The McKnight Visual Artist Fellowships are awarded annually to eight established Minnesota-based artists. This discussion series pairs a nationally-recognized art critic or curator with two McKnight Visual Artist Fellows and offers attendees an opportunity to learn more about the fellowship recipients as well as how their work intersects with broader contemporary art ideas and concerns.


Leah Edelman-Brier is a visual artist primarily using the medium of photography. She received her BFA from Rhode Island College and holds an MFA in art photography from Syracuse University. Her work questions the female experience through allegory, family, autonomy, historical, and pop culture references.

Monica Haller works with a wide variety of media in order to reflect on what is below the surface of the shared “natural” and social landscapes that she inhabits. Haller has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and Jerome Foundation, among others. She is an assistant professor of photography and moving image at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She exhibits and works internationally.

Christian Viveros-Fauné is a New York-based writer and curator. He was awarded the Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Grant in 2010, was named critic in residence at the Bronx Museum in 2011, and has been a lecturer at Yale University, Pratt University, and Holland’s Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Currently, he writes criticism for the Village Voice, ArtReview, and Sotheby's in other words. He is also at work on Social Forms: Art & Politics from Goya to the Present, to be published by David Zwirner Books in October 2018. 

This series is co-presented with the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). Fellowships are funded by the McKnight Foundation and administered by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.