Author Archives: John Craig Freeman

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.”

Screen City Biennial, Stavanger Norway

Virtual US/Mexico Border, augmented reality public art Opening October 5th–8th, 2017, until October 31st. Curated by Tanya Toft and Daniela Arriado, Screen City Biennial is produced in partnership with the Stavanger Maritime Museum. The theme of the Biennial, Migrating Stories, reflects topics of … Continue reading

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John Craig Freeman, Portal to an Alternative Reality

Emerson Urban Arts, Media Art Gallery Opening reception: Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 5:00-7:00 pm Exhibit on view: September 21 – November 18, 2017 25 Avery Street, Boston, MA 02111 Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday 2:00-7:00 pm An installation of virtual reality and … Continue reading

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The Augmented Landscape

Produced by Boston Cyberarts, curated by George Fifield Salem Maritime National Historic Site May 27–November 30 The Augmented Landscape, an NEA funded augmented reality exhibit to be held by Boston Cyberarts at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, including work … Continue reading

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Everywhere but Nowhere

District Gallery May 6, 2017 – May 20, 2017 Artist Reception: Sat May 6 @ 7pm 701 E 3rd Street | DTLA Gallery Hours Wed – Sun 2pm to 7pm After Hours Appointments email info [at] districtgallery.com Everywhere but Nowhere, … Continue reading

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Paseo Portal, Securing the Virtual Border

A virtual public artwork by John Craig Freeman San José, CA, April 7th–8th, 2017 Produced for exhibition on behalf of ZERO1, in the Paseo de San Antonio Plaza in front of the Hammer Theatre Center in downtown San José, CA … Continue reading

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Borders: Us and Them

From March 7th to May 30th, 2017, New York University Shanghai Art Gallery is proud to present “Borders: Us and Them,” an exhibition that probes the emergence and transformation of contemporary global borders, and their socio-political implications. In Border Memorial: … Continue reading

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Moving Image New York

Moving Image New York February 27 – March 2, 2017 Hours Opening reception: Monday, February 27, 2017: 6-8pm Monday, February 27 – Wednesday March 1, 2017: 11am – 8pm Thursday, March 2, 2017: 11am – 4pm Waterfront New York Tunnel … Continue reading

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