The Arts Research Cooperative was co-founded by Maura Brewer, Trista E. Mallory and Aliza Shvarts in 2017.
Maura Brewer is a visual artist who works in video, performance and experimental garment design to address the construction of gender identity in mass culture. She is a founding member of the Rational Dress Society, a counter-fashion collective. Maura Brewer was a Whitney Independent Study Program fellow from 2014-2015, and received her MFA from the University of California, Irvine in 2011.
Trista E. Mallory is a writer and scholar whose work deals with feminisms and feminist pedagogical practices. She holds a PhD from Western University, Canada and served as part-time faculty at the New School and Faculty and Instructor for Curatorial Studies at the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program, New York from 2014-17.
Aliza Shvarts is an artist, writer, and scholar whose work deals broadly with queer and feminist understandings of reproductive labor and temporality. She was a 2014 recipient of the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, a 2014-2015 Helena Rubinstein Fellow in Critical Studies at the Whitney Independent Study Program, and is currently a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She is also completing a PhD in Performance Studies at New York University.
In addition to the ARC’s regular faculty, Summer 2018 will include visits and presentations from the following scholars, artists, curators and writers:
- Asha Bukojemsky, curator
- Dan Bustillo, artist and writer
- Patty Chang, artist
- Abigail Collins, artist
- Cameron Crawford, artist
- Andrea Fraser, artist and writer
- Maya Gurantz, artist and writer
- David Kelley, artist
- Jen Kennedy, art historian, writer, artist
- Olga Koumoundouros, artist
- Liz Linden, artist
- Jennifer Moon, artist
- Rebecca Morse, curator
- Amir Nikravan, artist
- Alison O’Daniel, artist
- Paul Pescador, artist
- Jean Rasenberger, artist
- Kerry Tribe, artist
- Irene Tsatsos, curator
- Michael Webster, composer
- Shevaun Wright, artist
- Samira Yamin, artist