Assistant to the Deans for Public Programs and Research
Emmy Mikelson is the Assistant to the Deans in The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, where she administers the public events and lectures sponsored by the School of Architecture. She is the co-editor of the school's annual newsletter and manages the production of long reports, and administers other various projects and research.
In addition to her work at The Cooper Union, she is a visual artist and currently teaches at Pace University. She received her MFA from Hunter College and her BFA from the University of Iowa. She works primarily in sculpture and video as well as on curatorial projects. Her work has been exhibited at Jack Tilton Gallery, NY; the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn, NY; Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, NJ; DiVA Fair Miami and the Bridge Art Fair, London. She has curated for the James Gallery at the CUNY Graduate Center; the lower east side gallery, NY Studio Gallery; as well as assisting with the exhibition and publication for the James Frazer Stirling retrospective at the Yale Center for British Art.
Projects & Links
And Another Thing
The exhibition “And Another Thing,” took its inspiration from the philosophy of speculative realism and object-oriented ontology. The main focus was the central tenet of non-anthropocentricism, which posits objects as specific, self-contained and non-reducible, and repositions human subjects as just another thing, no more or less important than any other. Exhibiting artists included: Carl Andre, Laura Carton, Valie Export, Regina José Galindo, Tom Kotik, Mary Lucking, Bruce Nauman, Grit Ruhland, Anthony Titus, Ruslan Trusewych, and Zimoun.
Related programming included lectures by: Bernard Stiegler (École de Philosophie d’Épineuil-le-Fleuriel, IRI, Georges Pompidou Center ), Graham Harman (Philosophy, The American University of Cairo ), Jane Bennett (Political Science, Johns Hopkins University ), Noortje Marres (Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London), and David Turnbull (Architecture, The Cooper Union ; ATOPIA).
Guest Curators: Katherine Behar and Emmy Mikelson
The James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center.