Associate Professor (Proportional-Time)
Doug Ashford is an artist, author and a teacher. He has worked as an educator in many settings: from public high school to graduate programs, professional seminars and community organizations. He has been part of The Cooper Union for more than twenty years, where he has taught 3-dimensional design, sculpture, and other courses and seminars. Since 1996 Ashford has organized the Interdisciplinary Seminar, a collaboratively run school-wide forum committed to the critical re-definition of visual practices.
In 1981 Ashford became a member of the artists’ collective Group Material, his principal art practice until 1996. Group Material produced over fifty exhibitions and public projects internationally, using museums and other public spaces as cultural arenas in which audiences were invited to imagine democratic forms. Prominent in this history are the exhibitions: The Castle (documenta 8, Kassel, Germany, 1987), Democracy (The Dia Art Foundation, New York, 1988) and AIDS Timeline (The Berkeley Art Museum 1989, Wadsworth Atheneum, 1990, The Whitney Museum, 1991). Group Material’s work in exhibition production, public cultural display, and the aesthetic mobilization of politics continue to affect the world of visual culture and other disciplines. The complete work of the group has recently been published in Show and Tell: A Chronicle of Group Material, (Julie Ault, ed. Four Corners Books, 2010). Since 1996, Ashford has gone on to make paintings, produce exhibitions and publish articles independently, with his creative labor primarily located in the classroom. His most recent publication is Who Cares (Creative Time, 2006), a book project built from a series of conversations between Ashford and an assembly of other cultural practitioners on public expression, beauty, and ethics. Recent exhibitions of paintings include the Sharjah Biennial 10, (2011) and Abstract Possible, Malmo Konsthall; Museo Tamayo and other locations (2010-12) and dOCUMENTA 13 (2012)
1958 Born 8 July, Rabat Morocco
1981 BFA, The Cooper Union for The Advancement of Science and Art
1988 - Present Faculty, School of Art
The Cooper Union for The Advancement of Science and Art, NYC.
(presently: Associate Professor, Proportional-time)
1992 - 2004 Graduate Faculty
MFA Program in Visual Arts, Vermont College, VT.
(Faculty Chair and Academic Director, 1999 to 2004)
1997 Visiting Professor
Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH
1993-94 Visiting Professor
Photography Department, Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University , NJ.
1992-93 Visiting Professor
Graduate Program in Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design. RI.
2009 External Reviewer for the UCLA Dept of Art, Academic Senate Program Review; report to the Senate.
Advancement Reviewer, Gregg Bordowitz, Art Institute of Chicago
2009 - Moderator, symposia in conjunction with Free as Air and Water, The Cooper Union School of Art. NYC
- Lecturer, “The New Productivists” Museu D’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Spain.
- Panelist, “1980’s Think Tank” Harvard Art Museum, Cambridge MA.
- Participant, Transpedagogy, Contemporary Art and the Values of Education, MOMA.
- Panelist, “Tainted Love” La Mama Galleria, NYC.
2008 - Lecturer and Panelist, “Disruptions: The Political in Art Now” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The University of Chicago Open Practice Committee/ Dept of Visual Arts.
- Panelist, “Protest and Survive, The Legacy of Collective Action”PS1/MOMA, (in conjunction with WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution)
2007 - Visiting Artist, Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts
- Visiting Lecturer, Columbia University, MFA in Visual Arts, Critical Issues Seminar.
2005 - Co-organizer, Moderator and Panelist, “Who Cares.” Creative Time, NY. (three organized conversations on beauty and ethics published into a book of the same title, 2006)
- Visiting Artist, The School of The Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
- Panelist, “A Conversation with Critical Art Ensemble”, City University, NY.
- Respondent, “The Impact of Patriot Act on Art,” 2205 CAA Conference, Atlanta, GA
2004 - Visiting Artist, Yale University, School of Art, Graduate Critiques.
2003 - Visiting Artist, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain.
- Visiting Artist, Yale University, School of Art.
2002 - Visiting Lecturer, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies.
- Visiting Lecturer, School of the Arts, MFA in Visual Art Program, Columbia University.
- Visiting Artist, The Merz Academy, Stuttgart, Germany.
2001 - Symposia Participant, Encuentros de Arte Publico, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain.
- Visiting Lecturer, MFA Program, Purchase College, NY.
2000 - Symposia Participant, Education, Information, Entertainment, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.
- Visiting Lecturer, Columbia University, MFA in Visual Arts
1999 - Visiting Lecturer, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore.
- Visiting Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles, Art History Dept.
1998 - Lecturer, Public Showings, a conference on public culture and issues of display, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Spring 1998.
1997 - Visiting Artist, School of Art, University of Hamburg, (with the Kuntsverein Hamburg)
- Visiting Artist, Fine Arts program of The University of Montana.
- Panelist, Kuturbeholde Hamburg and the Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany.
1996 - Panelist, Point of Entry, public art projects of the Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
1996 - Panelist, Conversations on Culture, Conversations at the Castle, Arts Festival of Atlanta
- Critic in Residence, School of Art and Design of The University of Illinois at Chicago
- Visiting Lecturer, Fine Arts Program, New York University
1995 - Visiting Artist, Novia Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax
- Visiting Artist, The School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA
1994 - Participant, Summer Projekt im Kunstverein Munchen, Germany
- Lecturer, "Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way", Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany
- Visiting Critic, University of California at San Diego MFA Program
- Lecturer, California Institute of the Arts, CA
(events prior to 1994 available on request)
2009 “The Miniature and the Model, On the Paintings of Jochen Klein” Artscape Magazine, #00, Feb/March 2009, pp 6-11. (republished essay)
2008 “HaHa as a Catalyst for Collective Memory”in With Love From Haha, Essays and Notes on a Collective Practice. White Walls Inc, Chicago, Il, 2008. pp. 10-19
2007 “Rebellion Without A Goal, On the Work of Sharon Hayes” in After Before The Near Future. Hernandez Chong Coy, Sophia, ed. Art in General, NYC, 2007. pp 21-5.
2006 “Finding Cythera: Disobedient Art and New Publics.” in Who Cares, Creative Time, Inc., pp.15-20.
“Aesthetic Insurgency”, in System Error: War is a Force that Gives us Meaning. cat. to the exhibition. Siena. pp.99-119.
2005 “Notes for A Public Artist.” Public Space Anthology, Copenhagen University, p.112-20.
2001 “Notes on the Pedagogical Importance of Failure”, essay on MFA education and the Vermont College Program, Education, Information, Entertainment, Ute Meta Baur, Ed.; Editions Selene, Vienna, 2001.
2000 “Airport Photos”, essay on the emotional economy of photography, The Saint Ann’s Review, Brooklyn,NY, Vol.1 No.1, 2001.
1998 "The Exhibition as Artistic Medium", annotated documentation of seminar taught at Antioch and the exhibitions that resulted from it. Art Journal, Vol.57, No. 2, Summer 1998.
"A Boy in the Park, or, The Miniature and the Model", essay on the relationship between Jochen Klein's paintings and the work he did with Group Material, in the book Jochen Klein, Wolfgang Tilmans ed., Walter Køenig Publications, Cologne, 1998.
1997 "Democracy is Empty", interview with Mierle Laderman-Ukeles, Documents, no. 10, (NY, NY.), pp. 23-30, Fall 1997.
"Notes for a Public Artist", essay on the nature of community based art practices and their appropriation by urban renewal agendas, in the exhibition catalogue Public Art is Everywhere,Hamburg, Germany: Kunstverein in Hamburg and Kulturbeholde of Hamburg), pp.110-125, 1997.
1997 "The Monument Lover", essay on loitering as a model for artistic practice, in Offentlicher Raum, Helmut Draxler, ed., Verlag Anton Pustet, Salzberg, 1997.
"storage/displayed," review of an installation by Martin Beck for Texte zur Kunst , Cologne, 1997.
1991 “A Project by Group Material”, artists' project, Art Journal, Vol. 50, No. 3, 1991, pp. 38,-39.
1990 “Group Material’s AIDS Timeline”, Afterimage, Art & Auction, Art in America, Art New England, ARTFORUM, Arts, Contemporanea, High Performance, October, Parkett and Shift, Dec. 1990, (for Day Without Art 1990).
"Group Material", artist pages, Artpapers, January/February 1990. pp.38-9. (Atlanta, GA)
(events prior to 1994 available on request)
Exhibitions, Installations and Public Projects by Group Material (selected):
2009-10 Flashback: Revisiting the Art of the Eighties, Kunstmuseum Basel, Winter 2006, (catalogue)
The People’s Choice, Isola Art Center. Milan. Spring 2006
Bright Lights Big City, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY. Summer 2003
Micropolitics, EACC, Castello de Plana, Spain. Spring 2003. (publication)
AIDS Timeline, The Magazines, organized for Dire Aids, Promotrice delle Belle Arte, Turino, Italy,
Spring 2001 (publication)
Antagonisms, Casos d’estudi, Museu D’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Summer 2001.
AIDS Timeline, The Magazines, organized for democracy!, Royal College of Art, London, Spring 2001. (publication)
Around 1984, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY. Summer 2000
1997 Bridge, The map Is Not the Territory. Galerie Dorrie Preiss, Kunstraum Fleetinsel and other locations, Hamburg, Germany. (publication, video)
1996 Brochure, a redesigned publicity program for the Three Rivers Arts Festival, for Points of Entry: A Community Based Public Art Project, Pittsburgh, PA, Spring 1996
1994 Market, The Kunstverein in Munich with subway project; publication, Spring 1994, (catalogue)
Campaign, Centre D’Art Contemporania Santa Monica, Barcelona, Catalan, April - September 1994. (organized for “In Public”, catalogue)
1993 Tomorrow, The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, October - December 1993
Democracy Wall, Boston, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, October, 1993 - January 1994 (organized for “In and Out of Place”, catalogue)
1991 Cash Prize, Advertisements in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, November 1991 (organized for "In Public: Seattle", catalogue)
AIDS Timeline (New York, 1991), The Whitney Museum, New York City, April - November 1991 (organized for the Whitney Biennial, catalogue)
Collaboration, The Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH, October, 1990 -January, 1991 (organized for "Social Studies: 4+4 Young Americans", catalogue)
1990 AIDS and Insurance, a public installation on bus advertising space produced for Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, September-November, 1990
AIDS Timeline (Hartford, 1990), Matrix Gallery, The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, September-November 1990, publication.
Democracy Poll, a public installation on subway billboards, electronic billboard, insert to newspaper produced with the Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst, Berlin, June-July 1990
Your Message Here, an exhibition on billboard spaces throughout the city produced in collaboration with Randolph St. Gallery, Chicago, IL, March- June 1990
AIDS Timeline, Matrix Gallery, University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley, November 1989-January 1990, publication.
1989 Shopping Bag, (distributed in local shops and department stores) Kunsthalle in Hamburg, Germany, October 1989 (organized for "D&S Ausstellung", catalogue)
Unisex, The Lesbian and Gay Community Center, New York, June 1989 (organized for "The Center Show")
AIDS and Democracy, Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst, Berlin, January 1989 (organized for "Vollbild, AIDS" a traveling exhibition, catalogue)
1988 Democracy, The Dia Art Foundation, New York, September 1988-January 1989 (for full documentation see Democracy: A Project by Group Material, Brian Wallis, Ed. Bay Press, 1991
Inserts, Advertising supplement to the Sunday New York Times, New York, May 1988
1987 The Castle, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany, June 1987, (organized for documenta 8, catalogue)
Constitution, Temple University Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, October 1987
Resistance- Anti-Baudrillard, White Columns, New York, February 1987, publication.
1986 Arts and Leisure, The Kitchen, New York City, May 1986
Liberty and Justice, The Alternative Museum, New York City, February 1986
1985 Alarm Clock, Festival Hall, London, England, November 1985 (organized for The Other
Messages to Washington, The Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C., September 1985
MASS, traveling exhibition: Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY (1985); Spaces, Cleveland, Ohio; The New Museum, New York City; Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City
Democracy Wall, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff Wales, May 1985
Americana, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, March 1985 (organized for the Whitney Biennial, catalogue.)
(list for Group Material exhibitions prior to 1985 available upon request)
Exhibitions of Individual Work:
2006 “When Artists say We.” Artists Space, NY.
2005 “There’s a City on My Mind.”,Southfirst:Art, Brooklyn NY.
“A Knock at the Door.” Seaport Museum, NY
1997 "A Museum for Antioch", produced in collaboration with students of “The Exhibition as Artistic Medium”, Yellow Springs, Ohio. Summer.
1994 "The Label Show: Contemporary Art and the Museum", The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, February .
1988 "Unknown Secrets, Art and The Rosenberg Era". Palmer Museum of Art; Aspen Museum; and others.
"Benefit", White Columns, New York, NY.
Benefit Auction, The New Museum, New York, NY.
"Constitution", Temple Gallery, Tyler University, Philadelphia, PA. (by Group Material)
1987 "Lost Facts". Minor Injury Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. (with students from Boys and Girls High School)
"The Castle". Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany. (by Group Material for documenta 8; catalog)
"Home". Camera Lucida, Sydney, NSW, Australia. (solo installation).
"Resistance, Anti-Baudrilllard". White Columns, New York, NY (by Group Material).
1986 "Post-pluralism". Mission Gallery, New York, NY.
"Liberty and Justice". The Alternative Museum, New York, NY.
"MASS". The New Museum, New York, NY; LACE, Los Angeles CA and other locations.(by Group Material).
"The Public Art Show". Nexus, Atlanta, GA. (catalog)
"Seen and Heard". PS 122 Gallery, New York, NY. (with students from Boys and Girls High School)
"Whose Govt.?". Spectacolor Light Board, The Public Art Fund, New York, NY.
"Political Art Now". Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado.
1985 "Situations". The Museum of Modern Art Advisory Service, various locations.
"Alarm Clock". Festival Hall, London, U.K. (by Group Material)
"20/20". B.K. Smith Gallery, Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH.
"A.D., The Influence of Christianity on Contemporary Art". WORK Gallery, New York, NY. (by Group Material)
"Americana". The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. (by Group Material for The Whitney Biennial; catalog]
"Disinformation". The Alternative Museum, New York, NY. (catalog)
"Studio Artists 1984-85". The Clocktower, New York, NY. (catalog)
"Corners". The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
1984 "Motives". Hallwalls and The Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
"Selections". Artists' Space, New York, NY. (catalog)
"Timeline". PS 1, Long Island City, NY. (by Group Material for Artists' Call Against US Intervention in Central America.)
"34: 83-84". The Clocktower, New York, NY. (catalog)
"Call and Response: Art on Central America". Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, MA.
"American Fair". Danceteria, New York, NY.
"An Exhibition for Artists' Call" WORK Gallery, New York, NY.
1983 "Persuasions". The Kitchen, New York, NY.
"Subculture". The IRT Subway trains of New York, NY. (by Group Material)
"Looks at Books". ABC NO RIO, New York, NY.
"Contemporary Perspectives". Center Gallery, Bucknell University, PA. (catalog)
"Reading History". Printed Matter, New York, NY. (solo installation)
"Preparing for War". Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, NY.
"Not For Sale". The El Bohio Community Center and surrounding streets, New York, NY.
"Resistance". Danceteria, New York, NY.
"Newspace". PS 122 Gallery, New York, NY.
(exhibitions previous to 1983 available upon request)
2009 - Thomas, Elizabeth, ed. Matrix/Brekeley: A Changing Exhibtion of Contemporary Art, interview w/ Doug Ashford ,and Allison Smith, pp.270-277.
2008 - Mohaiemen, Naeem. Collectives in Atomised Time: Doug Ashford and Naeem Mohaiemen, Idensitiat, Catalonia. 2008. pp.39-85.
- Larson-Walker, Lisa. “Democracy When?” interview w/ Doug Ashford. New City Paper, Chicago, Il, Oct 23 2009. p.16
- Thompson, Nato, ed. A Guide to Democracy in America. Creative Time Books, NYC, 2008. pp.23, 28-31, 40-43.
2007 - Kurtz, Steve. “Doug Ashford”, BOMB Magazine. Spring 2007. pp. 78-9.
- Stimson, Blake and Shollette, Gregory, eds. Collectivism After Modernism. Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2007. pp. 10, 133, 206-7, 247.
2006 - Bishop, Claire, ed. Participation, pp. 135-7
- Ashford, Doug, Wendy Ewald, Nina Felshin, and Patricia C. Phillips. “A Conversation on Social Collaboration”Art Journal, Summer 2006. pp. 58-82
- Ashford, Doug, et.al. Who Cares, produced by Creative Time and DAP.
- Kaiser, Philipp, Ed. Flashback, (catalogue to the exhibition) Basel, Switzerland. 2006. pp.111-12.
2005 - Bishop, Claire. Installation Art, A Critical History Routledge, London. 2005. pp. 110-13, 115.
2003 - Cameron, Dan. Interview, w/ Group Material, ARTFORUM, April 2003, p.198.
2001 - Lavin, Maud. Clean new World, MIT, Cambridge, 2001. pp. 94-107.
- Pearson, Jesse. Interview, Index Magazine, April/May 2001, pp.94-100.
2000 - Finklepearl, Tom. Dialogues in Public Art, MIT, Cambrige, 2000. pp.419-20.
1999 - Philips, Lisa. The American Century: Art & Culture 1950-2000, W.W.Norton & The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1999. pp. 288, 290-92, 293, 355.
- Riemschneider, Burkhard & Grosenick, Uta. eds. Art at the Turn of the Millennium, Taschen, Cologne and New York, 1999. pp. 198-201.
1997 - Pearlman, Jeanne (ed.). "Three Rivers Arts Festival: Points Of Entry", Ram Publications, Santa Monica, 1997 pp.22-26, 52-63 ,.
- Haditirto, Rania. "From Fetish to Exhibit", The Antioch Record, June 20, 1997.
- Kwon, Miwon. "One Place After Another: Notes On Site Specificity, "October 80, Spring 1997. p.108.
1996 - Kwon, Miwon. "Three Rivers Arts Festival: Pittsburgh, PA", Documents, no. 7. and reprinted
in Texte zur Kunst, Fall 1996.
- Sandler, Irving. Art of the Post-Modern Era, Western Press, Boulder, 1996. pp. 219-20, 377, 465.
1995 - Avgikos, Jan. "Group Material Timeline: Activism as a Work of Art" in But is It Art?; Nina Felshin, ed.; Bay Press, Seattle. 1995, pp. 85-116.
- Lacy, Suzanne. "Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art, Bay Press, Seattle, 1995. pp. 223-4.
1994 - Romer, Stefan. "Markets of Resistance", Kunstforum, Bd. 125, Jan./Feb., 1994, pp. 384-5.
- "Market", (catalog to the exhibition), designed by Group Material, Kunstverein in Munchen, Munich. 1994.
- Temin, Christine. "Art that Makes an Exhibition of Itself", The Boston Globe, April 27, 1994, pp. 61, 66-7.
1993 - Trevor Fairbrother and Kathryn Potts, "Group Material", In and Out of Place: Contemporary Art and the American Social Landscape, (exhibition catalog), The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1993, pp. 40-47.
- "Group Material: Democracy", Copyshop: Kunstpraxis & Politische Offentlichkeit - Ein Sampler von Burobert, Edition ID-Archive: Berlin, 1993, pp. 69-72.
- "The Therapeutic State", self published by the artists' collaborative Critical Art Ensemble, 1993.
- McQuaid, Cate. "Sense of Place", The Boston Phoenix, October 22, 1993, p.22.
- Dezell, Maureen. "Propping Up the Wall", The Boston Phoenix, October 2, 1993, p.2.
- "Group Material: AIDS Timeline," From Media to Metaphor: Art Aboout AIDS, Independent Curators Incorporated, (catalogue to the exhibition), New York, 1993, pp.9-17.
1992 - Shamash, Diane. (ed.) "Group Material: Cash Prize", In Public: Seattle 1991, (catalog), Seattle Arts Commission, 1992, pp. 8, 39.
- Atkins, Robert & Sokolowski Thomas R. (ed.) “From Media to Metaphor, Art About AIDS”(catalog to the exhibition), Independent Curators Inc., New York 1992, pp. 9-17.
1991 - Wooster, Ann Sargent. “Cube With a View”, Afterimage, Oct., 1991, pp. 15-16.
- “Group Material”, Bijutsu Techo Monthly Art Magazine; Vol. 43, No. 647, Tokyo 1991 pp. 176-188.
- "1991 Biennial Exhibition" (catalog to the exhibition) Whitney Museum of American Art, March 1991, pp. 46-47; 127.
- Brown, Elizabeth A. "Social Studies: 4+4 Young Americans", (catalog to the exhibition), Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin. Oct. 1991.
- "Upcoming in October In Public: Seattle, 1991; Group Material", (interview by Doug Lauen), Seattle Arts, Vol. 14, No. 10, October 1991, pp. 8-9.
- Reisman, David. "Looking Forward. Activist Postmodern Art.", Tema Celeste Art Magazine, Jan/Feb. 1991, pp. 58-62.
1990 - Wallis, Brian, ed.; Democracy, A Project by Group Material, Bay Press, Seattle. 1990.
-"The Decade Show", (catalog to the exhibition), The Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Studio Museum in Harlem, p. 30.
- Schwendenwien, Jude. "AIDS Timeline Mixes Matches Ideas”, The Hartford Courant , November 4, 1990. p. G6.
- Appley, John. "Collective Artwork Is Focus of '4+4' Exhibit", The Plain Dealer, October 26, 1990.
- Miller-Keller, Andrea. "Group Material, AIDS Timeline (Hartford, 1990)", (brochure to the Matrix Exhibition series) , Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, Sept. 1990.
- Cullinan, Helen. "Oberlin Project Rally Passes 1st Round", The Plain Dealer, September 8,
- Rizzo, Framk. "An Education About AIDS", The Hartford Courant, September 7, 1990. sec. C, pp.1,3.
- Bulka, Michael. "Your Message Here", New Art Examiner, Summer 1990. p.39.
- "Hingehen Und Schauern", Prinz (Berlin), June 1990, p. 10.
- Porges, Maria F. "Group Material", Shift , Vol. 4, No. 1, 1990.
- Berkson, Bill. "AIDS Timeline", Artforum , March 1990, p.168.
1989 - Hegewiisch, Katerina. "Mut zer Kleinen Geste", Frankfurter Allegemeine, (Frankfurt) December 12, 1989.
- "Group Material", Wolkenkratzer Art Journal no.6, November/December 1989.
- Drobnick, Jim. "Dialectical Group Materialism", Parachute , (interview) Oct/Nov/Dec 1989, pp. 29-31.
- Helfand, Glen. "AIDS Reality Enters Art," Artweek, November 30, 1989. p.1.
- Bonetti, David. "AIDS Timeline Gives Hard Facts With Visual Flair", The San Francisco Examiner, November 24, 1989. p. C11.
- Helfand, Glen. "Brave New Material", San Francisco Weekly, November 22, 1989. pp. 1,13.
- Moormon, Margaret. "The Great Art Education Debate", Artnews , Summer 1989, p. 124.
- Denson, G. Roger, "Group Material, 'Education and Democracy'", Artscribe, May, 1989, pp.84-85.
- Jones, Bill. "Graven Images", Arts Magazine, May 1989. pp.73-7.
- Trend, David. "Beyond Resistance", Afterimage, April 1989.
- Staniszewski, Mary Ann. "Arte, SIDA y Activism", Lapiz, February 1989. pp.18-19.
- Decter, Joshua. "Group Material", Flash Art, March/April 1989, p. 111.
- Staniszewski, Mary Ann, "The New Activism", Shift, Vol. 3, No.1,1989 pp.9-11.
- Wilson, Beth . "Political (Mono)culture," Fad Magazine, February 1989, No.12, p. 52
- Hess, Elizabeth. "Safe Combat in the Erogenous Zone," The Village Voice, January 10, 1989, p.79
- Levin, Kim "It's Called Denial," The Village Voice, January 17, 1989, p.87
- Olander, William. "Material World", Art in America, Jan 1989, pp. 123-128,167.
- Spector, Nancy. "Democratic Vistas", Artscribe, Nov/Dec 1988, p. 10.
- "Vollbild, AIDS," (catalog to the exhibition), NGBK, Berlin, January 1989.
1988 - Trend, David. "Back to School," Afterimage, December 1988, pp. 18-19.
- "Des Emblemes Commes Attititudes", (catalog to the exhibition), Ecole Superieure D'Expressions Plastiques, Tourcoing, Belgium. November 1988.
- Alaton, Salem. "NY Artists Get Vocal About Politics", The Toronto Globe, October 20, 1988.
- Critical Art Ensemble. "Group Material, An Interview", Art Papers, Sept/Oct 1988. pp. 23-29.
- Smith, Roberta. "Working the Gap Between Art and Politics," The New York Times, September 25, 1988, p.33.
- Wye, Deborah. "Committed to Print", (catalog to the exhibition), The Museum of Modern Art, Jan. 1988, pp.8,18,106.
1985-87 - Brenson, Michael. "When the Show Dwarfs the Art", The New York Times, July 5, 1987.
- Isaak, Jo-Anna. "Documenta 8," Parachute, December/January/February 1987-88, p.30.
- Wood, William "A Circular Insanity," Vanguard, September/October 1987, pp. 21-28.
- "Anti-Baudrillard," File Magazine, #28 part 1, 1987, pp. 109-119.
- Sherlock, Maureen. "Documenta 8: Profits, Populism and Politics," The New Art Examiner, October 1987, pp. 22-25.
- Marmer, Nancy. "Documenta 8: The Social Dimension?" Art in America, September 1987.
- "documenta 8", (catalog to the exhibition), documenta Gmbh., Kassel, Germany, 1987.
- Jones, Ronald "Group Material," Flash Art, May 1987.
- "Constitution", (catalog to the exhibition), designed by Group Material, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
- Miller, John "Baudrillard and His Discontents," Artscribe, May 1987.
- Fisher, Jean. "Group Material," Artforum, October 1986.
- "Liberty and Justice," exhibition catalog, The Alternative Museum, May 1986.
- "Arts and Leisure," exhibition catalog, self published by Group Material, February 1985.
- Brunner, Helen, ed. "WPA Document", Washington Project for the Arts, May 1986, p.69.
- Artists/Teachers Concerned, (eds.), "Seen and Heard, (catalog to the exhibition), April 1986, p.3.
- Tillmann, Lynn. "Group Material" (interview), The Village Voice, Oct. 15, 1986.
- Jones, Ronald. (essayist) "The Public Art Show" (catalog to the exhibition), Jan. 1986.
- Brenson, Michael. "Art: PS 1 Show" The New York Times, Nov. 1985.
- "1985 Biennial Exhibition" (catalog to the exhibition) Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, March 1985, pp.46-47; 127.
- Lawson, Thomas & Morgan, Susan. (essayists) "Contemporary Perspectives" (catalog to the exhibition), Bucknell University, Oct. 1984.
- Miller, Marc & Moore Alan. (eds.) "ABC NO RIO DINERO" Collaborative Projects, New York, N.Y. pp.22,27,133,135.
-Chomsky, Noam & Herman, Edward S. (essayists) "Disinformation: The Manufacture of Consent" (catalog to the exhibition), The Alternative Museum, NY, March 1985, p. 10.
(bibliography prior to 1985 available on request)