January 8, 2018

Andrea Fraser Appointed Chair of the Art Department at University of California, Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA—Artist Andrea Fraser has been named chair of the Department of Art at the University of California, Los Angeles’s School of Art, where she is currently as professor of new genres. Fraser takes over from professor Hirsch Perlman, who has served as chair since 2013. Fraser has previously held teaching positons at Columbia University School of Art, the Whitney Independent Study Program, and the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, among others.

Fraser was a founding member of the feminist performance group The V-Girls, the Artists Political Action Network, the cooperative gallery Orchard, and the artist-run organization Parasite, which was “formed to support, document, and present project-based art work […] to develop a discursive context through activities within occupied ‘host’ organizations.” Fraser has contributed texts and essays to Artforum, Art in America, Adbusters, Texte zur Kunst, and October, and more. She is the author of four books, including Andrea Fraser: Works 1984–2003, Museum Highlights: The Writings of Andrea Fraser, Texts, Scripts, and Transcripts, and Andrea Fraser.

Fraser’s work takes multiple forms to engage with ideas embedded in institutional critique, feminist practice, group relations, project-based art, and context art. Her work has been exhibited at many prominent institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Hammer Museum at UCLA, Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, among others. In 2013, she was recipient of the Wolfgang Hahn Prize and, in 2016, of the Oscar Kokoschka Prize.

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