BFAMFAPhD

BFAMFAPhD is a collective of artists, designers, technologists, organizers, and educators who work in the intersection of art, technology, and political economy. BFAMFAPhD was founded by Caroline Woolard after a series of public meetings in 2013 and 2014.

Concerned about the impact of debt, rent, and precarity on the lives of creative people, BFAMFAPhD asks: What is a work of art in the age of $120,000 art degrees? BFAMFAPhD creates reports, pedagogical tools, and movement syllabi, including Artists Report Back, Census Report, Statementsand… in which nothing can be finally paid off.  BFAMFAPhD’s work has been cited widely by mainstream and art-centric press and has been exhibited at The Museum of Art and Design, Cleveland Art Institute, and The Brooklyn Museum. Select residencies and presentations include Triangle Arts Association, Brooklyn, NY,  workshops at the Brooklyn Museum, Creative Time Summit and international weeklong intensives in Sweden and Denmark.

BFAMFAPhD Core Members are Susan Jahoda, Vicky Virgin, Emilio Martinez Poppe, Agnes Szanyi, and Caroline Woolard. Contributors include Lika Volkova, Ben Lerchin, and Kieran Startup. Previous Members include Blair Murphy, Ann Chen, Jeff Warren, Pasqualina Azzarello, Dia Felix, Art Jones, Alex Mallis, and Zipeng Zhu.

We invite contributions to BFAMFAPhD. Email us: info [at] BFAMFAPhD.com

Of Supply Chains, 2015-present

Of Supply Chains, 2015-present

 

Of Supply Chains is a teaching tool that traces the life cycle of projects — the ways materials are sourced, how the labor for producing a project is organized, how tools are accessed, how a project is supported, licensed, narrated, encountered, acquired, and how it finally departs, ready for another life cycle. Of Supply Chains provides a vocabulary and a set of practices to think through economies of solidarity in the arts.

Artists Report Back, 2014

Artists Report Back, 2014

 

Artists Report Back uses data about artists’ demographics, occupations, educational attainment, field of degree, and earnings as recorded by The Census Bureau’s 2012 American Community Survey (ACS) to make statements about the current conditions and contradictions of working artists and arts graduates.

Exhibition, 2016

Exhibition, 2016

 

BFAMFAPhD’s work has been cited widely by mainstream and art-centric press and has been exhibited at The Museum of Art and Design, Cleveland Art Institute, and The Brooklyn Museum. Select residencies and presentations include Triangle Arts Association, Brooklyn, NY,  workshops at the Brooklyn Museum, Creative Time Summit and international weeklong intensives in Sweden and Denmark.