Gavin Kroeber's projects and writings poach from visual art, urban theory, and performance. He produces curatorial projects, artistic research platforms, and performance events that interrogate the cultural dynamics of power and their expression in the poetics of place. He is a frequent contributor to Art in America and has written for publications such as Afterall, Art in America, Art Journal, and PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art. He holds a Master of Design Studies in Art, Design, and the Public Domain from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He was co-founder of the nomadic curatorial platform Experience Economies and Producer at Creative Time from 2005 until 2010.
Published in 2016 as a contribution to Art Journal’s occasional “Critical Bibliographies” series, this piece provides a glimpse into the previous year’s curatorial research, highlighting a number of texts tracing relationships between art, urbanism, and landscape (and their contested central objects: art, the city, and nature.)