Christian Viveros-Fauné, Leah Edelman-Brier, Monica Haller

McKnight Visual Artist Discussion Series: Christian Viveros-Fauné in conversation with Leah Edelman-Brier and Monica Haller

The McKnight Visual Artist Fellowships are awarded annually to eight established Minnesota-based artists. This discussion series, pairing a nationally recognized art critic or curator with two McKnight Visual Artist Fellows, offers attendees an opportunity to learn more about the fellows as well as about how their work intersects with broader contemporary art ideas and concerns.


Leah Edelman-Brier is a visual artist who primarily uses the medium of photography. She received her BFA from Rhode Island College and holds a MFA in art photography from Syracuse University. Her work questions the female experience through allegory, family, autonomy, historical, and pop culture references.

Monica Haller works with a variety of media to reflect on what is below the surface of the shared “natural” and social landscapes she inhabits. Haller has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and Jerome Foundation, among others. She is assistant professor of photography and moving image at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She exhibits and works internationally.

Christian Viveros-Fauné is a New York–based writer and curator. He was awarded Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Grant in 2010, was named critic in residence at the Bronx Museum in 2011, and has been a lecturer at Yale University, Pratt University, and Holland’s Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Currently he writes criticism for The Village Voice, ArtReview, and Sotheby´s in other words. He is also at work on Social Forms: Art & Politics from Goya to the Present, to be published by David Zwirner Books in October 2018.

Co-presented with Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Fellowships are funded by the McKnight Foundation and administered by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

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Christian Viveros-Fauné, Leah Edelman-Brier, Monica Haller