Arthur Gibbons, Director

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About the Program Visiting Artists

Visiting Artists

Each discipline invites guest artists to campus to give readings, performances, and lectures during the summer sessions. These artists may also participate in a discipline caucus and conduct studio visits with students in their discipline.

Past visiting artists include:

2014: Andrea Blum, Paul Chan, Shannon Ebner, Rochelle Feinstein, Charles Gaines, David Grubbs, JP Gorin, Trisha Low, Fred Moten, Ben Patterson, Lanka Tattersall, Wu Tsang.

2013: Tony Conrad, Catherine Christer Hennix, Sergej Jensen, Branden Joseph, Louise Lawler, Danny Marcus, Maggie Nelson, Trevor Paglen, Kelly Reichardt, Josef Strau, Roberto Tejada.

2012: Ei Arakawa and Kerstin Braetsch, Gerard Byrne, Patty Chang, Jacob Ciocci, Melvin Edwards, Ellen Fullman, Tim Griffin, George Lewis, Babette Mangolte, Carolee Schneeman, Dana Ward.

2011: Claire Bishop, Moyra Davey, Kevin Jerome Everson, Ed Halter, Leslie Hewitt, Ben Lerner, Josiah McElheny, Terre Thaemlitz, Lynne Tillman, Charline von Heyl.

2010: Peggy Ahwesh, Fia Backstrom, Monika Baer, Charles Bernstein, Tim Davis, Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker, Sharon Hayes, Christian Marclay, Pauline Oliveros, Larry Polansky, William Pope.L, Joan Retallack.

2009: James Benning, Dawoud Bey, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Dike Blair, Alvin Lucier, Rebecca Morris, Charles North, Mendi and Keith Obadike, Paul Pfeiffer, Eileen Quinlan.

2008: Marina Abramovic, Ammiel Alcalay, Robert Ashley, Moyra Davey, Nina Katchadourian, Tom Levin, Daria Martin, Anna Moschovakis, Jennifer Moxley, Alix Pearlstein, Matvei Yankelevich.

2007: Jean-Philipe Antoine, Nicolas Collins, Tony Conrad, Nancy Davenport, Carroll Dunham, Kenneth Goldsmith, Ann Hamilton, Marvin Heiferman, Peter Hitchcock, Jennifer Hofer, Patricia Johanson, Kaffe Matthews, Andrea Polli, Melissa Ragona, Stephen Vitiello.


2015 application is now available in Slideroom. 

Please visit our 'applying' page for the link and application guidelines.

Alumna Corrine Fitzpatrick MFA '11 writes about the Bard MFA program for Artforum's

Info Sessions dates are now posted.