LIENA VAYZMAN
CRYSTAL PALACE: EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL, CURATED BY LIENA VAYZMAN
TIME (LAPSE) AT KROWSWORK ON VIEW THROUGH APRIL 18, 2010
The Lemon Tree Project photos are shown in their entirety -- with a new video installation, "Every Lemon on the Tree," in Time(Lapse), at Jasmine Moorhead's new photo/video gallery Krowswork in Oakland, CA. The four person show Time(Lapse) deals with temporality, transcience, and image degradation over time. With SF interactive video collective Drone Dungeon, Amsterdam photographer Katja Majer, and filmmaker Kim Miskowicz.The San Francisco Chronicle says "Don't Miss" Time(Lapse). Oakbook speaks of "the harsh, fragile, raw, beauty of decay..." in the Lemon Tree Project photos.

I made lemonade for the many visitors the Mar. 20 opening (photos) and at Oakland Art Murmur on April 2.
COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 2010 CHICAGO
I spoke on Food as Art as Sustainability Activism: The Politics of Agriculture and Food Systems in 21st Century Art Practices in the session Artist Citizen: Catalysts, Collectives, Utopias. The session was organized by Amy M. Mooney and Joan Giroux of Columbia College Chicago.

My fellow panel speakers were a fantastic line up: Ryan Alexiev and Jessica Ingram of Cause Collective known for the video installation at Oakland Airport; Jim Duignan of Stockyard Institute in Chicago; Sheryl Oring, who created the projects Writer's Block and I Wish To Say; and curator and art historian Gillian Whiteley of Loughborough University in the UK.
SOCIETY FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC EDUCATION WEST UN-CONFERENCE DEC. 4-6, 2009
Dore Bowen and Liena Vayzman present Local Positioning Systems: From Archival Impulse to Professional Identity at the Society for Photographic Education (SPE), West Regional unconference and retreat, Dec. 4-6, near Yosemite at the Oakhurst Conference Center. Registration limited. Info
SOUND PIECE FOR DIRTY WATER TENT DRESS
I wrote and performed "H2Evian" as part of the soundtrack playing inside the Dirty Water Tent Dress, multimedia installation about the politics of water by Robin Lasser and Adrienne Pao. Watch a short video documentation with "H2Evian" audio excerpt here.
LEMON TREE PROJECT AT RAYKO PHOTO, SAN FRANCISCO
Four images from the Lemon Tree Project shown in the big still life exhibition It's Still Life at the wonderful RayKo Photo Center Gallery in San Francisco
LANEY COLLEGE ECO-ARTS CLASS TALK OCT. 7, 2009
I spoke about the "Lemon Tree Project: Abundance and Decay" photographs and my research on food and sustainability in contemporary art, in Andree Singer Thompson's Eco Art Matters class at Laney College, Oakland CA.
SWEDISH BOOK ON QUEER ART + ACTIVISM
My 1990s photographs from the series "Your Exposure is My Release" and an interview with me appear We Are Misfits, a book on queer art and activism in North America. published in Sweden by Standard. Authors Elin Sandstrom Lundh of the Klubb Idyll collective in Stockholm Christoph Fielder traveled across the US researching queer feminist activism. I was interviewed on June 3, 2008 in San Francisco.

Read a short interview with the authors and Kirk Read (translated into English) here
NIGHT LIGHT ART SHOW PHOTOS ONLINE
Night Light: An Evening of Luminous Environments, co-curated by Liena Vayzman, featuring video installations, performances, and interdisciplinary projects on May 17 was an amazing success! Dancers from DOUBLE VISION interacted with video projected on translucent fabric, activating the space...Real-time electronic sound performances from Magnanimous and Zemi 17 headlined the Climate Theater stage... A stream of consciousness novel written on the walls and ceiling of a room...flying through digital gems...a slowly evolving reflection of video on a giant mylar panel filled the entry space.. "Better than the Whitney Biennial", said visitors. View photos on flickr.

NIGHT LIGHT IN SF BAY GUARDIAN MAY 17, 2008
From the San Francisco Bay Guardian, a write up on an exhibition that I co-curated in collaboration with 5 other artists (and have a video piece in):

"Night Light: An Evening of Luminous Environments"
"The power of art to illuminate our lives — isn't that what it's all about? Well then, this collection, brought to you by the Climate Theater's visual arts and film curators, is bound to brighten your evening, Saturday evening, to be exact, when the entire building housing the Climate and Gallery Nine is converted into a luminous playpen by a select group of artists whose métier is light and electricity. In all, 22 discrete environments glow with illuminated sculptures, installations, projections, and performances from 18 participating artists, including intermedia performance company Double Vision. Music is provided by the Duke of Windsor. (Robert Avila)" Sat. May 17, 2008, 8 p.m.–midnight, $7–$10, Climate Theater and Gallery Nine, 285 Ninth St., SF |http://www.climatetheater.com|www.climatetheater.com
MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLLEGE OF ART LECTURE APR. 30, 2008
The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, USA featured a talk by guest artist LIENA VAYZMAN Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 7pm in Brown 320.

Liena Vayzman
Self and Other, Difference and Desire: The Politics of Representation
from Self-Portraiture to Photographing Homelessness

Vayzman will speak about the trajectory in her work from self-representation to representing 'others' (in terms of race, class, and gender). Focusing on three bodies of work, Vayzman will discuss issues of power relations between photographer and subject. What are the pleasures and dangers of objectifying difference, the challenges of speaking for others vs. representing oneself? Vayzman's work makes visible queer desire, racism, and economic marginality.

http://www.mica.edu


PHOTOS PUBLISHED IN OTHER MAGAZINE #12
Two photographs by Liena Vayzman appear in Other Magazine #12, the Bad Gender Issue: "Cigar-Rubber Fetish Couple" and an untitled reverse-color (negative) image from the portraits section of this site. Other Magazine: "pop culture and politics for the new outcast." http://www.othermag.org
HOME EXHIBITION CATALOG PUBLISHED
Announcing the publication of the exhibition catalog for the exhibition "HOME: The Aesthetics and Politics of Home in Contemporary Art," curated by Liena Vayzman and featuring 30 SF Bay and national artists.

A free download of the catalog in .pdf is available is by clicking DOWNLOAD in the navigation menu.