1980 Born, New York, NY

Lives and works in New York, NY



MFA, New York University


BFA, California Institute of the Arts


Rhode Island School of Design



JTT, New York, NY (forthcoming)


A Future Life, Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR


An Overture to Andy Kaufman, Frieze Projects, Frieze Foundation, London UK (cat.)


Andy Kaufman: On Creating Reality, Maccarone, New York, NY


The House of Thought, Karma, New York, NY

Busan Biennial, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, KR. Curated by Nancy Barton and Michael Cohen (cat.)


Prologues, Epilogues, Thresholds, Andreas Grimm, New York, NY (cat.)


GONER, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA


Souvenir, Dance Theater Workshop, New York, NY



The Magic Flute, 80WSE Gallery, New York, NY. Designer and producer. Written by Vaginal Davis, directed by Susanne Sachsse, music by xiu xiu, film by Michel Auder


New Sights, New Noise, 80WSE Gallery, New York, NY. Produced in collaboration with Michael Stipe and undergraduate students from NYU’s studio art program


Camp/Anti-Camp, commissioned and presented by Hebel Theater, Berlin, DE. Designer and producer. Organized by the CHEAP Collective

Beauty Town. Short film produced in collaboration with Dasha Shishkin and Jean Kim. Commissioned by xiu xiu


Vaginal Davis: Framing the Freakazoid, Trashing Performance Festival, London, UK. Designer and producer, in collaboration with the Live Art Development Agency and the TATE Modern Museum

Vaginal Davis: Dejecta Protecta, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA. Designer and producer


Vaginal Davis is Speaking From the Diaphragm, Performance Space 122, New York, NY. Designer and producer


Beginningless Thought, Endless Seeing: The Work of Stuart Sherman, 80 WSE Gallery, New York, NY. Executive producer, curated by John Hagen, Yolanda Hawkins, and John Matturri (cat.)



Ellen Cantor: Are You Ready For Love?, 80WSE Gallery, New York, NY

The Magic Flute, Part Two: A Film in Pieces by Michel Auder and Michael Stickrod, 80WSE Gallery, New York, NY.


David Nelson, 80WSE Gallery, New York, NY. Co-curated with Nancy Brody (cat.)

James “Son Ford” Thomas: The Devil and his Blues, 80WSE Gallery, New York, NY (cat.)


Learn to Read Art: A Surviving History of Printed Matter, 80WSE Gallery, New York, NY. Co-curated with Max Schumann

Recycling Atlantis, a live exhibition about Jack Smith by Uzi Parnes, Carmelita Tropicana, and Ela Troyano, 80WSE, New York, NY


Peter Schuman: The Shatterer, The Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY (cat.)

DEVOTION: Excavating Bob Mizer, 80WSE Gallery, New York, NY

Andy Kaufman’s 99cent Tour, Participant Inc., New York, NY


Resonate/Obliterate: Ron Athey and Julie Tolentino, Allen Street Studios, New York, NY. Co-curated with Lia Gangitano, presented in collaboration with Invisible Exports and Participant Inc.

The usefulness of useless things, Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


Stuart Sherman: Nothing Up My Sleeve, Participant Inc., New York, NY, artist and curator, selected for 2009 PERFORMA Biennial (cat.)


Independent Production Now, KIOSK, New York, NY


Where Art and Life Collide: Ron Athey and Vaginal Davis, Artists’ Space and the Siberia Club, New York, NY


Founders Day: Jack Smith and the Work of Reinvention, Grimm Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY



Pasori, Cedar. 10 Picks From Independent New York 2017. Interview Magazine. March 2.

Ortved, John. Art Week Begins: What the Cool Kids Are Up To Downtown. Vogue. March 2.

Boyle, Sarah. The High Line announces a new major stage for sculpture on the park’s new section. The Architects Newspaper. January 11.

Cascone, Sarah. High Line Announces New Permanent Space for Contemporary Art Commissions. Artnet News. January 11.

Stapley-Brown, Victoria. New York to get its own Fourth Plinth competition on the High Line. The Arts Newspaper. January 10.

Voon, Claire. Will a Giant Boob or Chameleon Inaugurate the High Line’s New Public Art Plinth?. Hyperallergic. January 10.

Forrest, Nicholas. New York Announces New High Line Plinth Art Destination. Blouin Artinfo. January 10.

Kennedy, Randy. A Permanent Plinth for New Art Coming to the High Line. The New York Times. January 9.


DeGooyer, Stephanie. Yours Truly. Frieze. October.

Everitt Howe, David. Pornography of Power. Art in America. October.

Fateman, Johanna. Scene Stealer: Jonathan Berger talks to Johanna Fateman about the art of Ellen Cantor. Artforum. October.

O’Regan, Kirsten. Rogue Gallery: A provocative NYU space is creating quite a stir in the city’s art world. New York University Alumni Magazine. Fall. Issue #27.

Schwendener, Martha. Art Fall Preview: From East Coast to West Coast. From Concrete to Ethereal The New York Times. September 16.

Collier, Patrick. Memories are made for this. Oregon Artswatch. March 4.

Slenske, Michael. Back to Basics: Jonathan Berger’s ‘A Future Life’ in Portland, Oregon, Wallpaper. February 18.

Rushall, Jack. New York Artist Jonathan Berger Likens New York Exhibit to a Pop Song, Portland Monthly Magazine. February 11.


Cotter, Holland. The Best in Art of 2015: Holland Cotter’s Top Ten. The New York Times, December 9.

Smith, Roberta. The Best in Art of 2015: Roberta Smith’s Top Ten. The New York Times, December 9.

Higgs, Matthew. Best of 2015. Artforum. December.

Cooke, Lynne. Best of 2015. Artforum. December.

Cotter, Holand. David Nelson Exhibition Illuminates Evolution of His Work. The New York Times. September 24.

Plagens, Peter. James ‘Son Ford’ Thomas: The Devil and His Blues. The Wall Street Journal. July 31.

Heinrich, Will. Flashes of Life in Sculpted Skulls and Frozen Faces. Hyperallergic. July 22.

Smith, Roberta. Review: Art Carved From Inequality by James ‘Son Ford’ Thomas. The New York Times. July 9.

Kachel, Andrew. James ‘Son Ford’ Thomas. Artforum critics’ pick. July.


Saltz, Jerry. The 19 Best Art Shows of 2014. New York Magazine. December 10.

Castets, Simon. New York’s Best, 2014: Learn to Read. Art In America. December 26.

Cembalest, Robin. We Visited Michael Stipe’s Studio and So Can You. Bedford + Bowery. October 29.

Rayner, Alex. Phaidon’s Frieze Interviews: Jonathan Berger. Phaidon. October 15.

Lees, Nicola. Jonathan Berger. Frieze Magazine. April.

Aletti, Vince. Hot Rod: Photographer Bob Mizer’s previously unseen images are now on view. W Magazine. February 10.

Cotter, Holland. Learn to Read Art: A Surviving History of Printed Matter. The New York Times. February.

O’Neil Butler, Lauren. Learn to Read Art: A Surviving History of Printed Matter. Artforum. February.

Darms, Lisa. Collecting Themselves: The Archives of Afrika Bambaataa and Bob Mizer. Hyperallergic. January 25.

Johnson, Kevin. Beyond Beefcake in the Work of a Gay Pioneer: DEVOTION: Excavating Bob Mizer at NYU’s WSE Gallery. The New York Times. January 9.


Cotter, Holland. A Local Place for A Global Neighborhood: The Expanded Queens Museum Reopens. The New York Times. November 7.

Berman, Aniko. On Creating Reality, by Andy Kaufman. Flash Art. March/April.

Guthery, Summer. On Creating Reality, by Andy Kaufman. Frieze. April.

Bove, Carol. Future Greats: Jonathan Berger. Art Review. March.

Smith, Roberta. A Comedian As Artist. The New York Times. February 9.

Greenberg Rafferty, Sara. On Creating Reality, By Andy Kaufman. Artforum. February.

McGarry, Kevin. Now Showing, Andy Kaufman. New York Times Magazine. February 1.

Slenske, Michael. Foreign Man: Show on the 'Real' Andy Kaufman Sheds Light on the Cult Comedian's Art Influence. Modern Painters. February.

Shuster, Robert. Arresting Images. The Village Voice. January 23.


Boucher, Brian. Andy Kaufman, Artist?. Art in America. December 13.

Reed, John. The Eye-Popping Spectacles of Stuart Sherman. Bomb Magazine Blog. Online. January 20.


Higgs, Matthew. Top Ten: Number One. Artforum. December.

Berger, Jonathan. Nothing Up My Sleeve. Mousse Magazine, Issue #23, April.

Stern, Steven. Stuart Sherman. Frieze. March.

Schwarting, Jen. Nothing Up My Sleeve. The Brooklyn Rail. February.


Heartney, Eleanor. Stuart Sherman. Art in America. December.

Cotter, Holland. A Tabletop Conjurer, Rediscovered. The New York Times. November 29.

Farzin, Media. The Many Spectacles of Stuart Sherman. Art in America. October 23.

Goldberg, Roselle. Performa: Back to Futurism. Performa publications. p. 128-9.


Hultkrans, Andrew, May Pole, Artforum Diary. May 7.


Smith, Roberta, Art in Review: Founders Day. The New York Times. August 19.

Liberman, Rhonda, Witch on Heels, Artforum Diary, July 7.


noble fir (story board). Play: A Journal of Plays. Issue No. 2. November. Guest edited by Dan Hurlin



Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant


Haven Foundation Grant


Yaddo Fellowsihp/Residency


Blue Mountain Center Fellowship/ Residency


Yaddo Fellowship/ Residency

MacDowell Colony Fellowship/ Residency


Yaddo Fellowship/ Residency

MacDowell Colony Fellowship/ Residency

Millay Colony Fellowship/ Residency