Guest Lecturers

In addition to our exceptional core faculty and visiting faculty, we invite many other writers, critics, philosophers, editors, art historians, and artists in throughout the year to give lectures, and to meet with our students individually and in small groups.

  • Bill Berkson
  • Hakim Bey
  • Marcus Boon
  • Susan Buck-Morss
  • Phong Bui
  • T.J. Clark
  • Holland Cotter
  • Jonathan Crary
  • Johanna Drucker
  • Boris Groys
  • Dave Hickey
  • J. Hoberman
  • Ann Lauterbach
  • Lucy Lippard
  • Sylvere Lotringer
  • Cuauhtemoc Medina
  • W.J.T. Mitchell
  • Linda Nochlin
  • Carter Ratcliff
  • Joan Richardson
  • Avital Ronell
  • Luc Sante
  • Elaine Scarry
  • Peter Schjeldahl
  • Carolee Schneemann
  • Leo Steinberg
  • Robert Storr
  • Michael Taussig
  • Anne Wagner
  • Anne Waldman
  • McKenzie Wark
  • John Yau

Our Alumni


2017
  • Cigdem Asatekin
  • Hakim Bishara
  • Emma Drew
  • Nahid Hassani
  • Rula Khoury
  • Danny Kopel
  • Jonelle Mannion
  • Alice Sherman
  • Lin Zi
  • dj boyd
2016
  • Blessy Augustine
  • Maria Tereza Belfort
  • Colin Edgington
  • William Fenstermaker
  • Isabelle Gillet
  • Zalfa Halabi
  • José Peña Loyola
2015
  • Renee Brown
  • Cynthia Cruz
  • Emmanuel Iduma
  • Michael Johnson
  • Damla Koksalan
  • Kaitlyn Kramer
  • Amelia Rina
  • Tatiane Schilaro
  • Elizabeth Sultzer
2014
  • Tyler Akers
  • Melissa Amore
  • Rabia Ashfaque
  • Sabrina Mandanici
  • Alexandra Nicolaides
  • Jacquelyn O'Callaghan
  • Victoria Potucek
  • Egor Sofronov
  • Eric Sutphin
  • Terence Trouillot
  • Vyoma Venkataraman
2013
  • Carina Badalamenti
  • Matthew Farina
  • Yuan Fu
  • Jessica Holmes
  • Candy Koh
  • Naomi Lev
  • Tara Stickley
  • Sam Swasey
  • David Willis
2012
  • Alex Allenchey
  • Sara Christoph
  • S. Noah Dillon
  • Kareem Estefan
  • Margaret Graham
  • Juliet Helmke
  • Nayun Lee
  • Diana Seo Hyung Lee
  • Lee Ann Norman
  • Kurt Ralske
  • Collin Sundt
  • Aldrin Valdez
2011
  • Suzanne Brancaccio
  • Ambereen Karamat
  • Taylor Ruby
  • Charles Schultz
  • Daniel Slyfield
  • Sarah Stephenson
  • Jillann Hertel Del Tejo
2010
  • Miriam Atkin
  • Anney Bonney
  • Elizabeth Masella
  • Patricia Milder
  • Una Mimnagh
  • Tom Winchester
2009
  • Jeffrey Edwards
  • Aimee Walleston
2008
  • Vera Angelico
  • Michael Capio
  • Sophie Landres
  • Christine Licata
  • Yvonne Olivas
  • Sorada Thrumgovit
  • Alyssa Timin
2007
  • Kathleen Boyle
  • Patrick Greenlee
  • Anna Lee
  • Jee-Young Maeng
  • Clay Matlin
  • Patricia McGillin
  • Kara Rooney
  • Lita Talarico

Current Students

Our students come from all over the world—Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, and Turkey—as well as from around the United States. They also come from a wide variety of backgrounds and education, with undergraduate degrees in Art, Art History, Comparative Literature, Philosophy, and Creative Writing, among others. What they have in common is intellectual curiosity, a passion for art, and the desire to write well.

  • 2018
  • Alexandra Alexa
  • Ann Collins
  • Qi Huiyuan
  • Forrest Muelrath
  • Sanjana Srinivasan
  • 2019
  • Sahar Khraibani
  • Jennifer Mitchell-Nevin
  • Emily R. Pellerin
  • David Shuford
  • Sumeja Tulic
  • Irene Villasenor
  • Mengqi Yan