Nate Harrison

Nate Harrison (Eugene, Oregon, 1972) is an artist and writer working at the intersection of intellectual property, cultural production, and the formation of creative processes in modern media. His work has been exhibited at the American Museum of Natural History, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Centre Pompidou, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Kunstverein in Hamburg, among others. Nate has several publications current and forthcoming, and has also lectured at a variety of institutions, including Experience Music Project, Seattle, the Art and Law Program, New York and SOMA Summer, Mexico City. From 2004-2008 he co-directed the Los Angeles project space ESTHETICS AS A SECOND LANGUAGE. Nate is the recipient of the 2011 Videonale Prize as well as the 2013 Hannah Arendt Prize in Critical Theory and Creative Research. He is completing his doctoral dissertation Appropriation Art and Intellectual Property: Rethinking Authorial Agency in Postmodernity and Beyond. Nate earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, a Master of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts and a PhD in Art and Media History, Theory and Criticism from the University of California, San Diego. Nate serves on the faculty at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and lives in Brooklyn, New York with a lovely wife and daughter as well as two pesky cats.


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