ITI Workshop Fellows
Lucas Blalock is a photographer and writer living in Brooklyn, New York. He has exhibited his pictures at the Dallas Museum of Art, MoMA PS1, Hauser and Wirth, and Marian Goodman Gallery amongst others; and has recently had solo exhibitions at White Cube (London), Ramiken Crucible (New York), and White Flag Projects (St. Louis). Blalock’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Aperture, Frieze, Mousse, and Foam. Blalock has also published a number of artist books; most recently, Inside the White Cub (Peradam / Ramiken, 2014) and SPBH Subscription Series VII (SPBH, 2014).
Bruno Ceschel is a writer, curator and lecturer at the University of the Arts London. He is the founder of Self Publish, Be Happy, an organisation that supports and promotes the work of emerging photographers. Self Publish, Be Happy has organised events at a number of institutions around the world, including The Photographer’s Gallery, ICA, Serpentine Galleries, C/O Berlin, Aperture Foundation and Kunsthal Charlottenborg amongst others. Ceschel is also the Director of SPBH Editions, which has most recently published books by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Cristina De Middel, Mariah Robertson, Lorenzo Vitturi and Lucas Blalock. Ceschel writes regularly for a number of publications such as FOAM, The British Journal of Photography and Aperture Magazine and has guest-edited issues of Photography and Culture, Ojo de Pez and The PhotoBook Review.
Jason Fulford is a photographer and co-founder of J&L Books. He is a contributing editor at Blind Spot magazine, and frequent lecturer at universities. His monographs include Sunbird (2000), Crushed (2003), Raising Frogs for $$$ (2006), The Mushroom Collector (2010), and Hotel Oracle (2013). He is co-editor, with Gregory Halpern, of The Photographer’s Playbook, and co-author of the forthcoming photobook for children, This Equals That.
Jen Hofer is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, urban cyclist, and co-founder of the language justice and literary activism collaborative Antena. Her latest translations include the chapbook En las maravillas/In Wonder (Libros Antena/Antena Books, 2012) and Ivory Black, a translation of Negro marfil by Myriam Moscona (Les Figues Press 2011). Her latest homemade books include Denotative Skies (DIY edition, 2013) we do not see what we do not see (DIY edition, 2013), When We Said This Was A Space, We Meant We Are People (Libros Antena/Antena Books, 2013), and Shroud: A Piece Of Fabric Sewn To A Piece Of Paper By Way Of A Map (collaboration with Jill Magi, DIY edition, 2013). Her work is available from presses including Action Books, Atelos, Dusie Books, Insert Press, Kenning Editions, Litmus Press, Little Red Leaves (Textile Series), Palm Press, Subpress, and Ugly Duckling Presse. She teaches poetics, translation and bookmaking at CalArts and Otis College.
Christine Hume is the author of three books, most recently Shot (Counterpath, 2010), and three chapbooks, Lullaby: Speculations on the First Active Sense (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008), Ventifacts (Omnidawn, 2012), and Hum (Dikembe, 2014). She teaches in the interdisciplinary creative writing program at Eastern Michigan University.
John Keene is the author of the novel Annotations (New Directions, 1995); the poetry collection Seismosis (1913 Press, 2006), an art-text collaboration with artist Christopher Stackhouse; and the forthcoming short fiction collection Counternarratives (New Directions, 2015). His translation of Brazilian writer Hilda Hilst’s novel Letters from a Seducer (Nightboat Books) appeared in 2014. An artist as well, he has exhibited his work in New York and Berlin, and teaches at Rutgers University-Newark.
Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including Citizen & Don’t Let Me Be Lonely, and the play, Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue, commissioned by the Foundry Theatre and Existing Conditions (co-authored with Casey Llewellyn). Rankine is co-editor of American Women Poets in the 21st Century series with Wesleyan University Press and The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind with Fence Books. A recipient of awards and fellowships from The Academy of American Poets, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, The Lannan Foundation, Poets and Writers the National Endowments for the Arts, and a finalist for The National Book Award, she teaches at Pomona College and is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
Hannah Whitaker is an artist based in New York. She holds a BA from Yale University and an MFA from ICP/Bard. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles, Galerie Christophe Gaillard in Paris, Locust Projects in Miami, and Thierry Goldberg in New York. In 2012, she was nominated for the Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Prize. She co-edited issue 45 of Blind Spot magazine and co-curated its accompanying show at Invisible Exports in New York. Whitaker is the author of Imaginary Landscape No 1, a self-published book project. Additionally, she is a contributing editor for the Triple Canopy, where she organized an issue devoted to how we view photographs online.
Matvei Yankelevich is the author of the poetry collection Alpha Donut (United Artists Books) and the novella-in-fragments Boris by the Sea (Octopus Books), and the translator of Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms (Overlook/Ardis). He is a founding editor of Ugly Duckling Presse, where he has edited and designed books and chapbooks and ephemera since the 1990s. He has taught at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, for the MFA in Writing at Long Island University, and is a member of the Writing Faculty at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. In the Spring of 2014, he’ll be the resident director of Salt & Cedar Letterpress in Detroit.
Ben Alper is an artist based in North Carolina. He received a BFA in photography from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design in Boston and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Alper’s work has been shown widely, including exhibitions at the NADA Art Fair in Miami, the Luminary Center for the Arts in St. Louis, Le Dictateur Gallery in Milan, Italy, Meulensteen and Michael Matthews galleries in New York and at Johalla Projects and Schneider Gallery in Chicago. Additionally, his work has been published in The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Vol. 2, Conveyor Magazine, Dear, Dave Magazine, Album Magazin, Yet Magazine and the catalog for Young Curators, New Ideas IV. In 2014, Alper was awarded a Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant, which supported the production of his first artist book, Adrift. He is also the co-founder of A New Nothing, an online platform for long-term visual conversations between artists.
Daniel Augschöll was born in a small town in the middle of the Alps. After graduating in Visual Arts at the IUAV University in Venice he moved to Berlin, where he studied photography at the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie. His latest project Far Well Fany Stix has been exhibited in multiple venues in Europe and the accompanying publication FWFS has been presented at LE BAL in Paris and at Osservatorio Fotografico in Ravenna (Italy) among others. He is currently working on the second chapter of the book Far Well Fany Stix. Together with Anya Jasbar he is also co-founder and editor of Ahorn Magazine, an online publication dedicated to contemporary photography.
Andre Bradley lives and works in Providence, RI. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bradley’s history as a high-school dropout was chronicled in Andre’s College Application, an article published by EducationWeek in 2007. Bradley was co-founder and co-director of now defunct Organized Youth for Educational Alternatives. Bradley is a graduate of Hampshire College where he was selected in 2008 as a James Baldwin Scholar and in 2012, as a recipient of the Elaine Mayes Award for Photography. Currently a graduate student in Photography at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he was selected as a president’s scholar and was a recipient of the T.C. Colley Award for Photographic Excellence. Bradley has exhibited his works at the RISD Museum of Art, and has had solo shows at The Annex, at Providence College, and The Jerome Libeling Center for Film, Photo, and Video at Hampshire College.
Ching-In Chen is author of The Heart’s Traffic and co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities. A Kundiman, Lambda and Callaloo Fellow, they are part of Macondo and Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation writing communities, and a participant in Sharon Bridgforth’s Theatrical Jazz Institute. They have been awarded fellowships and residencies from Can Serrat, Soul Mountain Retreat, Ragdale Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Millay Colony, and the Norman Mailer Center. They are senior editor of The Conversant and have served as Cream City Review’s editor-in-chief and on the Woodland Pattern board and Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission.
LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of TwERK (Belladonna* 2013). She has been published widely and her performance work has been featured at The Kitchen, Exit Art, Brooklyn Museum, The Whitney, MoMa and The Walker Center. As a curator/director, she has staged events at El Museo del Barrio, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Symphony Space and BAM Café. A recipient of several awards, LaTasha, along with Greg Tate, are the founders and editors of Coon Bidness, yoYo and SO4.
Emma Kemp will represent Earl Gravy, a parasite spawned from continued efforts at art-making by Emma Kemp and Daniel Wroe. Recent works include The Great Planes (2013) and Tan Lines (2014). Both artists attended California Institute of the Arts.
Tonya Foster’s new book, A Swarm of Bees in High Court is forthcoming from Belladonna. Foster lives in New York, where she is a doctoral student in English at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Jen Hyde is a poet, book artist, and occasional chapbook publisher for Small Anchor Press. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Drunken Boat, The Volta, The Sink Review, No, Dear and Elsewhere, and her art objects have shown most recently at The Kimberly-Klark Gallery in Ridgewood, Queens. She has been a writing fellow at NYU Shanghai, and she presently lives in Brooklyn, NY
Anya Jasbar is Federica Loi’s alter ego. She is an artist/photographer and writer currently living in Berlin, Germany. Together with Daniel Augschoell, in 2008 she founded Ahorn Magazine, an online publication about contemporary photography. She received her BFA in Visual Arts at the IUAV University of Venice (Italy) with a thesis on the relationship between literature and photography in the work of Larry Sultan, and she received a Postgraduate Diploma at the Ostkreuzschule fuer Fotografie with the tutorship of Robert Lyons (University of Hartford) and Ute Mahler (Ostkreuzschule/HAW Hamburg). She is currently pursuing a MA Degree in North American Studies at the Freie Universitaet Berlin, with a research on the use of images and archival material in contemporary poetry.
Michael David Murphy is an artist and writer in Atlanta, Georgia. His most recent project, “We Are the 15 Percent” received global notice, including the Katie Couric Show, MSNBC, The Today Show & The Huffington Post. His installation, “Unphotographable” was shown at Festival Images in Vevey, Switzerland in 2012. Michael’s photographs and writing about photography have been published worldwide. He is Program Manager for Atlanta Celebrates Photography.
Bobby Scheidemann is an artist whose work explores everyday phenomena through photography and video. He received a BFA in Photography from Texas State University in 2011 and has exhibited in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Ohio, Texas and internationally in Sweden and the United Kingdom. Bobby currently resides in Austin, TX watching traffic for roadtolls.tumblr.com and filming bands in their kitchen for kitchenconcert.tumblr.com.
Analicia Sotelo received her MFA from the University of Houston. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Antioch Review, The Indiana Review, West Branch, Subtropics, iO, Anti– and others. She lives in Houston, TX and reviews for American Microreviews and Interviews.
Thomas Whittle is an artist currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His practice includes painting, drawing and photography as well as curating, writing and installation. In 2013 he took part in the residency Testing Ground: Master Class at the Zabludowicz Collection, London as well as exhibiting the solo exhibition I Against I: Part I and Part II at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art. Whittle has also exhibited in Dortmund, Munich, Istanbul, London, Toronto, Worcester, Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle.
Suzanna Zak is a Los Angeles based artist. A frequent traveler, her work depicts the malleability of place and space by using a mixture of photography, sculpture, and writing. Some recent projects include Freedom Isa Bonfire, an installation at Good Press Gallery in Glasgow that coincided with a bonfire at Dockweiler Beach in California, and Sun+Soil / Moon+Dirt, a book of concrete poetry published by Shelter Press. She also runs the art book press Rock Bottom.