Andrew Salyer

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Andrew Salyer is a writer, artist, performer, and curator. He has presented research papers at national and international conferences including the College Art Association (CAA), American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Performance Studies International (PSi) at Stanford University and University of Calgary, and recently at the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) in Belgrade, Serbia. He works in various media including photography, text, performance, drawing, audio, video, sculpture, and installation. His work has been published by Ugly Duckling Presse and Emmie Magazine, and staged at Hemsley Theatre. He has performed at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Chazen Museum of Art, Stanford University, and University of Paris-Sorbonne, and his work has been exhibited at the New York Photo Festival, Darling Foundry, University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, and the New Media Caucus’ traveling video exhibition. He has curated exhibitions for the Gelsy Verna Project Space, Madison Jewish Artists’ Lab, and Big Car. He is also part of a collaborative art-making team SALYER + SCHAAG; their work was recently selected for Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s Wisconsin Triennial. He received a B.F.A. from Herron School of Art/Indiana University and an M.F.A from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He completed his PhD in Art Theory and Practice at UW-Madison in 2019, researching the poetics and politics of falling in contemporary art. His recent PhD curatorial exhibition was a photographically-based project titled, “White Men Falling.” For the exhibition, he also physically performed a catalog of falls based on a practice-as-research model.

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A Feel for the Algorithm
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