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.”

ISEA 2016, Hong Kong

May 16th–22nd with special viewings at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, May 16, 6:30pm. to 8:30pm. and City University Creative Media Center, May 18, 6:30pm. to 8:30pm. Portal to an Alternative Reality will act as an access point where the … Continue reading

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ZERO1 American Arts Incubator, Wuhan

Portal to an Alternative Reality April 18 to May 15, 2016 K11 art village, Dongxihu District, Wuhan Produced by public artist John Craig Freeman, in partnership with the ZERO1 American Arts Incubator, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational … Continue reading

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Space Between the Skies

apexart Organized by Christopher Manzione Opening Reception: March 23: 6-8 pm On view: March 24 – May 14, 2016 Featuring work by: Seth Cluett, John Craig Freeman, Ricky Graham, Christopher Manzione, Nicholas O’Brien, Rachel Rossin Monocular screenshot, Portal to an Alternative Reality VR: Minsheng Courtyard, John Craig Freeman, … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Platforms, Augmented Histories of Space

Curated by Irene Cheng with Lucie Waschke Nave Alcove California College of the Arts, San Francisco Campus 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco January 25–29 Border Memorial: Frontera de los Muertos, Yuma, Arizona, 2012. The Platforms, Augmented Histories of Space exhibition features … Continue reading

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L.A. Re.Play Volume 21 No 1

L.A. Re.Play: Mobile Network Culture in Placemaking, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Volume 21 Issue 1 ISBN: 978-1-906897-36-9 ISSN: 1071-4391 Date of Publication: January 15, 2016 Number of Pages: 244 Special Issue Editors: Lanfranco Aceti, Hana Iverson and Mimi Sheller Editorial Manager: … Continue reading

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Are We Global Yet?

The Anderson Gallery at Drake University Nov. 13, through Feb. 12, 2016 The Anderson Gallery at Drake University will open a major new exhibition this month titled “Are We Global Yet? The Art and Politics of Public Space (including the … Continue reading

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