Conference Presentations

“Involuntary Sculpture: (In)attention and Inscription in the Surrealist Object,” Practices of Attention,Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 16-18, 2018.

“A Destructive Character: Alberto Giacometti’s Crisis of the Monument,” (Dis)figuring War — Literature and the Arts, 1918–2018, Stanford University, November 9–10, 2018.

“Petrifying Sculpture, Animating Photography: From François Willème’s Photosculpture to Bruce Nauman’s Contrapposto Series,” VIII Art History Symposium, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, October 25, 2018.

“Lacks Worth Having: William Pope.L and Land Art,” The Center for the Humanities, CUNY, New York, March 17, 2016.

“Cartes postales des états : la morphologie photographique de la sculpture,” Villa Vassilieff, Paris, France, February 18, 2016.

“Face/Facies: Alberto Giacometti’s Theory of Sculpture,” College of Art Association, Washington, D.C., February 5, 2016.

“Thanks for the Memories: Repetitions of Giorgio de Chirico’s Disquieting Muses,” Modern Language Association, Vancouver, January 9, 2015.

“Face-Facet: Distance and Transparency in Giacometti’s Sculpture,” Summer School, Eikones Institut für Bildkritik, August 27, 2014.

“When Experience Becomes Form: An Attentional Exercise,” in association with ESTAR(SER), Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 4, 2014.

“A Labyrinth Without Blood: Art and Capital in Goldin+Senneby’s Headless,” Southeastern College of Art Conference, Greensboro, NC, November 1, 2013.

“The Body Electric: Raoul Hausmann’s Optophone and Prosthetic Sense,” UCLA Department of Art History Graduate Student Symposium, Los Angeles, October 26, 2013.

“William Pope.L and Land Art,” Yale American Art History Symposium, New Haven, CT, February, 2011.

“Critical Conversations: Art Criticism Today,” CalArts, Valencia, CA, April 21, 2011.

Invited Lectures, Performance Lectures, and Workshops

“Personal Matter: Still Life and Intimacy in the Installations of Cathy Wilkes,” Yale Union, Portland, OR, August 6, 2018. 

“Sensorial Urbanism: Scent,” Princeton Mellon Research Forum, Princeton, N.J., April 16, 2018.

“The Invisible Progress of the Past Gnawing into the Future: Two Propositions by Ezra Orion and Alberto Giacometti,” American Jewish University, Launch Sites L.A.: Ezra Orion Revisited, Los Angeles, November 19, 2017. 

“The Nachtigall Plot: Figuration and Incarnation in the Prosphorion,” Columbia University GSAPP, Interpretations: Destabilizing Ground(s), e-flux, New York, October 8, 2016.

“Le rite de l’appareil: Willem Flusser et Hércules Florence,” (with D. Graham Burnett and Sal Randolph), Archéologie des media, écologies de l’attention, Centre Culturel International de Cerisy, June 3, 2016.

“Temporary Metempsychosis May Occur But Must Not Become Permanent,” PARSE Biennial Research Conference, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, November 6, 2015. 

 “The Order of the Order: Mad Love and Failures of Conveyance in Interwar Paris,” NIDA Doctoral School, Nida, Lithuania, October 23, 2015.

“The Order of Display: Inyard Kip Ketchem (1847–1919), the Man Who Made Attention Pay,” Philadelphia, Barnes Foundation, July 11, 2015.


The Case for Copying.” The Art Assignment. PBS Digital Studios. Season 3, Episode 36. May 2017.

The Case for Surrealism.” The Art Assignment. PBS Digital Studios. Season 3, Episode 31. March 2017.