Education

2000 Columbia University, M.F.A.

1997 Montclair State University, B.F.A.

Teaching Experience

July 2015 Present Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Assistant Professor, Department of Art & Art History

 July 2013 –June 2015 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Director: Senior Thesis Program
Full-Time Regular Faculty: Undergraduate & Graduate Courses

September 2012 –December2013 Columbia University, New York, NY
Lecturer in Photography: Undergraduate & Graduate Courses

January 2009 –June 2013 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Co-Director: Senior Thesis Program
Full-Time Visiting Faculty: Undergraduate & Graduate Courses

September 2009 - December 2009 Lesley University: The Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
Artist Mentor: MFA Program

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018

  • "African-American Automobility: The Dangerous Freedom of the Open Road", Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery / Fisk University, Nashville, TN (April 12, 2018 – September 15, 2018)

  • "African-American Automobility: The Dangerous Freedom of the Open Roa d", Stanford Art Gallery / Stanford University, Stanford, CA (January 23, 2018 – March 18, 2018) 

2014

  • “Jonathan Calm: Chambers,” LMAKprojects, New York, NY

2013

  • “Jonathan Calm: Reconstruction,” Painted Bride Art Center of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2008

  • “Jonathan Calm: Projects,” Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
  • “Scratching Chance ,” Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

2005

  • “Offline & Infamous,” Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY

2004

  • “Jonathan Calm,” curated installation, “Up and Coming” section of ARCO, Madrid, Spain

2003

  • “Jonathan Calm,” solo installation, Loop ’00, Barcelona, Spain
  • “Jonathan Calm,” solo installation, ArtForum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2002

  • “Liquor, Lotto and Chinese Food,” Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY

1998

  • “On The Inside,” The Fringe, Newark, NJ

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

  • "Occupancy", Gallery 808, Boston University, Boston, MA

2015

  • “Theatre Piece No.1 x 50: Passing Time,” The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

2014

  • “Rooted Movements,” LMAKprojects, New York, NY
  • “The Infinite Conversation,” Castle Fitzjohns, New York, NY

2013

  • “The 2013 deCordova Biennial,” deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
  • “Histories,” Clifford Chance US Collection, New York, NY

2012

  • “Harlem Postcards Tenth Anniversary,”Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

2011

  • “Streetwise,”Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

2010

  • “Photography 2010: World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures,” Dakar Etoile, Senegal
  • “Boston Does Boston IV,” Proof Gallery, Boston, MA
  • “It’s The Uncertainty,” Theodore Art, New York, NY

2009

  • “Black Is, Black Ain’t,” curated by Hamza Walker, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI
  • “Black Is, Black Ain’t,” curated by Hamza Walker, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO
  • “Video Studio: Psychogeography,” Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

2008

  • “Black Is, Black Ain’t,” curated by Hamza Walker, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • “Taking Shelter”, curated by Michele Snyder & James Voorhies, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH
  • “Streetwise,” curated by Elga Wimmer, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

2007

  • “For the Love of the Game: Race and Sports,” curated by Franklin Sirmans and Rehema Barber, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
  • “Taking Possession, In Conjuction With the 50th Anniversary of the Central High School Desegregation Crisis” curated by Brad Cushman, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
  • “Harlem Postcards: Spring/Summer 2007,” curated by Christine Kim, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
  • “Partners in Crime,” MC Gallery, curated by Louky Keijsers, Sara Reisman and Elena Sorokina, New York, NY

2006

  • “KAPITAL,” Kent Gallery, New York, NY

2005

  • “Frequency,” Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
  • “Hot Town Summer in the City,” Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
  • “HRLM,” curated by Christine Kim, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
  • “We Are The World,” curated by Elga Wimmer, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
  • “The City: Contemporary Views of the Built Environment,” curated by Susan Hoeltzel, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, NY

2004

  • “Currents: African American Video Art Toady”, Curated by Terri Smith, Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, TN
  • “The Crystal Land”, Curated by Raul Zamudio, Aljira Gallery, Newark, NJ (catalogue)
  • “We Are The World,” curated by Elga Wimmer, Chelsea Art Museum, NewYork, NY
  • “Toys In The Attic,” curated by Stephanie Theodore, Lennon Weinberg Gallery, New York, NY
  • “One Channel Only,” curated by Barry Rosenberg, Contemporary Art Galleries: Stoors The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

2003

  • “New Visions: Emerging Trends in African American Art,“ Smithsonian Institute, Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture, Washington, DC
  • “One Million People Including Satellite Suburbs,” curated by Fia Backstrom, Brooklyn, New York (August 14th)
  • “Main Space = Project Spaces,” curated by Lauri Firstenberg, Artist Space, New York, NY
  • “Veni Vidi Video”, curated by Christine Y. Kim, Studio Museum In Harlem, New York, NY

2002

  • “Cologne Art Fair” presented by Angstrom Gallery, Cologne, Germany
  • “A Moments Notice,” curated by Franklin Sirmans, Kerry Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
  • “Proper Villians,” curated by David Hunt, Untitled Space, New Haven, CT
  • “Mass Appeal: The Art Object and Hip Hop Culture,” curated by Franklin Sirmans, traveling exhibition with venues at:
  • Gallery 101, Ottawa, Canada (August 29 – October 12); Montreal Arts Interculturels, Montreal, Quebec (March 5 – April 5, 2003);
  • The Khyber Center For The Arts, Halifax, Canada (May 12- June 7, 2003); Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, Canada (September– October 26, 2003)

2001

  • “Respirator,” curated by David Hunt, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY
  • “Superimposition,” curated by David Hunt, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
  • “At Home,” curated by Stephanie Theodore, Lennon Weinberg Gallery, New York, NY
  • “Flatterers,” curated by Feliticy Hogan, Flat Space, New York, NY

2000

  • “Dusk,” curated by David Hunt, I-20 Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
  • “Meat Market Art Fair”, presented by Stephanie Theodore, New York, NY
  • “Columbia University MFA Thesis Exhibition”, curated by Jenelle Porter Brooklyn, NY (on-line catalogue)

1999

  • “Episode One,” Gair Building, Brooklyn, NY
  • “Zero,” Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

1997

  • “Love and Technology,” Graz University, Graz, Austria
  • “In Vino Veritas,” Gallery One, Two Person Show, Upper Montclair, NJ
  • “BFA Thesis Exhibition,” Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ

Selected Catalogues

2013

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, Garza, Evan, “2013 deCordova Biennial,”October 9, 2013 –April 20, 2013, 20-21, (illustration)

2008

The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Walker, Hamza, “Black Is, Black Ain’t,”April 20, 2008 –June 8, 2008, 62, 118-119, (illustration)

2005

Studio Museum of Art, NYC, Minto, Brooke, “Frequency,”November 9, 2005 –March 12, 2006, 34-35, (illustration)

2000

I-20 Gallery, New York, NY, Hunt, David, “Dusk,”Sept, 16-October 28, 2000, 6 (illustration)

Publications

2017    

  • Calm, Jonathan, “A Safe Place,”Art21.org/Magazine,July / August Issue Inspired by a True Story, August 22, 2017

2016    

  • Calm, Jonathan, “The Green Book –A Visual Journey,”BBC.co.uk/ BBC Radio 4, November 29, 2016

Selected Broadcasts & Screenings

2016    

  • The Green Book Program, BBC Radio 4, London, UK (Premier broadcast on 11/29/2016)

2013    

  • Thompson Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

2009    

  • Carousel Microcinema: 10 Wondrous Motion Pictures, San Diego, CA
  • Brick & Mortar International Video Art Festival, Greenfield, MA

2007    

  • Role Play, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK     

2006    

  • Sagamore Video Collection: Sagamore Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
  • Role Play, Tate Britain, London, UK                   

2005    

  • Poetry in Motion Screening, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2004    

  • Reel New York: Season 9, PBS Channel 13, New York, NY

2003    

  • Rotterdam Film Festival,Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Documentary Fortnight, Museum of Modern Art at Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY

2002    

  • Reel New York: Season 7, PBS Channel 13, New York, NY

Selected Lectures & Symposium

2018    

  • Recording a Green Book Journey, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY (04/07/2018)
  • Art Practice Talk Series: Jonathan Calm, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford, CA (03/08/2018)
  • Photography Lecture Series: Jonathan Calm, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA (03/05/2018)

2017    

  • The Pioneers of African American Cinema, with IDA, Brown & CCRMA, Stanford University, Stanford, CA  (4/11/2017) 

2016

  • Public Space in Iran: Murals, Graffiti, Performance with Ala Ebtekar, IDA at Stanford University, Stanford CA (10/19/2016)

2015    

  • Seeing Race Now: The Arts, Racial Justice, and Cultural Equity, IDA & AAAS with the Nation Magazine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA  (11/19/2015)
  • Theatre Piece No.1 X 50: Passing Time, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (11/5/2015)

2013    

  • The Role of Documentation in Art and The 2013 deCordova Biennial, Lincoln, MA
  • Current Works, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT

2012    

  • Current Works, Union College, Schenectady, NY    

2009    

  • Grantee Panel Discussion, Art Matters, New York, NY
  • 8 Photographers Lecture Series, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, MA 

2008    

  • Current Works,Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH

2006    

  • NY Current Works,Rockland Community College, Rockland

2003    

  • Current Works,Museum of Modern Art at Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY

2001    

  • The Grotesque Body, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
  • Contemporary Art Scene, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
  • Artist and Career, Rockland Community College, Rockland, NJ

2000    

  • Contemporary Art Scene,Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

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