Meet ZERO1’s 2015-16 American Arts Incubator Artists

You are invited to meet this year’s American Arts Incubator artists on Wednesday, January 27th at 6:30pm at the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco.

Enjoy cocktails and light hor d’oeuvre while getting to know Andrew Quitmeyer, Genevieve Erin O’Brien, John Craig Freeman, Sara Dean and Beth Ferguson. Learn about each artist’s practice, AAI location and social issue to be addressed, the artist’s proposed approach and project concepts, and more about the American Arts Incubator program!
DATE: January 27, 2016
TIME: 6:30pm-8:00pm
WHERE: Catharine Clark Gallery at 248 Utah Street, San Francisco
Free and Open to the Public

The American Arts Incubator is developed in partnership with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program uses digital and new media to promote cross-cultural collaboration, increase awareness, and provide innovative solutions to pressing challenges. These artists will travel to their assigned countries for four weeks to develop public art projects. During such time the artists will lead workshops to teach specific skills, develop project ideas with community participants, and execute a micro-grant program to fund the development of community driven art projects. Learn more about the American Arts Incubator here!

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Program Director Kate Spacek introduces the AAI artists and their countries. From left to right: Beth Ferguson and Sara Dean: Indonesia, Genevieve Erin O’Brien: Vietnam, John Craig Freeman China, and Andrew Quitmeyer: Philippines . Photo ZERO1.

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About John Craig Freeman

John Craig Freeman is a public artist with over twenty years of experience using emergent technologies to produce large-scale public work at sites where the forces of globalization are impacting the lives of individuals in local communities. His work seeks to expand the notion of public by exploring how digital networked technology is transforming our sense of place. Freeman is a founding member of the international artists collective Manifest.AR and he has produced work and exhibited around the world including at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, FACT Liverpool, Kunsthallen Nikolaj Copenhagen, Triennale di Milano, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing, He has had work commissioned by the ZERO1, Rhizome.org and Turbulence.org. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, El Pais, Liberation, Wired News, Artforum, Ten-8, Z Magazine, Afterimage, Photo Metro, New Art Examiner, Time, Harper's and Der Spiegel. Christiane Paul cites Freeman's work in her book Digital Art, as does Lucy Lippard in the Lure of the Local, and Margot Lovejoy in Digital Currents: Art in the Electronic Age. His writing has been published in Rhizomes, Leonardo, the Journal of Visual Culture, and Exposure. Freeman received a Bachelor of Art degree from the University of California, San Diego in 1986 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1990. He is currently a Professor of New Media at Emerson College in Boston. Freeman writes, “If Andy Warhol set out to create a distinctly American art form in the twentieth century, I identify with those who seek to create a distinctly global art form in the twenty-first.”
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