Category: Sean Fader

July 24, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

DPI Professor Sean Fader’s “Insufficient Memory” Acquired by Buffalo AKG Art Museum

DPI PROFESSOR SEAN FADER’S “INSUFFICIENT MEMORY” ACQUIRED BY BUFFALO AKG ART MUSEUM   MONDAY, JUL 24, 2023   INSTALLATION VIEW OF DIFFERENCE MACHINES: TECHNOLOGY AND IDENTITY IN CONTEMPORARY ART (ALBRIGHT-KNOX NORTHLAND, OCTOBER 16, 2021–JANUARY 16, 2022). ART © SEAN FADER. PHOTO: BRENDA BIEGER FOR BUFFALO AKG ART MUSEUM   “I hope that people look at this work and they realize how many people we’ve lost in the fight for queer equity, and that visibility for queer people is complicated: visibility…Read More

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June 19, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

Sean Fader’s: “SUGAR DADDY, DEAR DANIELLE” at The Denny Gallery

Sean Fader’s: “SUGAR DADDY, DEAR DANIELLE” at The Denny Gallery   NYU Tisch Professor and Queer Artist, Sean Fader presents an audio-visual exhibition from May 19th – June 24th by Danielle Niecey    |    June 19, 2023     June 3rd, 2023. The Denny Gallery, Manhattan New York — At 12:00 noon the Denny Gallery opened their doors to the eager guests that awaited the new exhibit inside. An intimate group of art enthusiasts, students, buyers, and media press representatives arrived…Read More

June 12, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

Sean Fader Interviewed by Ksenia M. Soboleva

Sean Fader Interviewed by Ksenia M. Soboleva   The digital image as a tool for exploring queer histories. Jun 12, 2023 Interview Art   Sean Fader, Lillies, 2023, archival inkjet print, custom gold lead frame, digital video, 40 × 30 inches. Courtesy of Sean Fader and Denny Gallery.   When Sean Fader and I happened to be on the same Zoom call in the summer of 2022, we quickly decided that the virtual encounter had to be followed by an in-person one….Read More

May 31, 2023 Events

Walkthrough of Sugar Daddy: Dear Danielle with Sean Fader

May 02, 2023 Artists, Events, Press


DPI PROFESSOR SEAN FADER ANNOUNCES NEW EXHIBITION “SUGAR DADDY: DEAR DANIELLE”   TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2023   SUGAR DADDY II, 2023 ARCHIVAL INKJET PRINT 44 X 78 IN/112 X 198 CM   DPI Professor Sean Fader accounces a new exhibition, Sugar Daddy: Dear Danielle, which opens on Friday, May 19th at Denny Gallery in New York and runs through until June 24th. Denny Gallery’s New York location is at 39 Lispenard Street New York, NY 10013. The opening reception on Friday, May 19th will be held…Read More

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January 25, 2023 Artists, Press, Press Releases

Sean Fader’s Upcoming Exhibition at UC Irvine

DIFFERENCE MACHINES: TECHNOLOGY AND IDENTITY IN CONTEMPORARY ART Dates:  January 28 to April 29, 2023 Opening Reception: January 28, 2023 – 2:00pm Curated By: Tina Rivers Ryan and Paul Vanouse   Image: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, WE ARE HERE BECAUSE OF THOSE THAT ARE NOT, 2020; Digital game displayed on projector; gaming chair; pink lights; and vinyl text. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Tina Rivers Ryan for Buffalo AKG Art Museum.   Artists List: Morehshin Allahyari, Zach Blas, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, A.M. Darke,…Read More

September 22, 2022 Events

“Insufficient Memory” Acquired by the Buffalo AKG Art Museum

We are delighted to announce the Buffalo AKG Art Museum’s (formerly the Albright-Knox Art Gallery) acquisition of Sean Fader’s “Insufficient Memory” (2020)!   “Insufficient Memory” is a body of work consisting of still photographs and a Google Earth Interactive Tour that examines the moment of 1999–2000 when the Hate Crimes Prevention Act was first being debated in Congress (and not passed). Inspired by the discovery of an old Sony Digital Mavica in 2018, Fader asked what was overlooked, invisible, or…Read More

August 03, 2022 Events, Press

Sean Fader in Los Angeles Review of Books

The Sublime Danielle Steel: For the Love of Supermarket Schlock August 3, 2022 By Dan Sinykin   Sean Fader, Sugar Daddy IN 1978, BILL GROSE, editor-in-chief at Dell, decided to make a star of a young author from San Francisco. Grose was a thumper of novelizations from popular film and television, a fan of media tie-ins, a man with his finger in the air to feel the direction of the wind. Dell, a mass-market house, had recently been acquired by…Read More

December 10, 2021 Press

Sean Fader featured in The Brooklyn Rail: “Difference Machines”

Machines have a history of generating identity formations with significant social implications. Buffalo is known as the “City of Light” because the electricity produced at Niagara Falls at the end of the 19th century made it possible to introduce street lamps, which stimulated its industrial boom. The illuminated urban environment transformed social interactions. Everywhere, electricity produced new work forces and identity formations—including stereotypical assumptions about aptitude and engagement. Recognizing this is crucial to understanding the work presented in Difference Machines:…Read More

December 05, 2020 Press

Sean Fader in ASAP Journal

Multiple Exposures: Sean Fader’s #Wishingpelt And Humor In Social Media Performance by David J. Getsy Sean Fader, #wishingpelt Instagram image #907 (2014). Digital photograph posted on Instagram from PULSE Art Fair, New York. Read full Essay PDF. Read more on ASAP Journal.

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August 18, 2020 Events

Thirst/Trap: Artnet News Editors’ Picks

Editors’ Picks: 7 Things for Your Art Calendar This Week, From a Ruth Asawa-Inspired Workshop to an Outdoor Photo Show Gallery exhibitions are largely open in New York by appointment only—but there are plenty of other activities available 24/7 online. Artnet News, August 17, 2020 Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health situation, we are currently highlighting digital events, as well as in-person exhibitions…Read More

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August 18, 2020 Press

Sean Fader in conversation with Jon Feinstein in Humble Arts Foundation

@Beefcake_Dragqueen #queer #instagay #instabear, 2020 © Sean Fader The Digital Limits of Queer Trauma and Celebration Sean Fader uses two photographic series to bookend a transformative two decades of LGBTQIA history through the lens of digital photography and its role in queer representation. A lot has changed since the first mass-market digital camera was released. Not just in the quality or accessibility of digital images, but how we think about image culture. How we think about selfies. How images are…Read More

July 14, 2020 Press

Sean Fader in British Journal of Photography

Sean Fader’s practice celebrates and interrogates digital technology Written by Marigold Warner Published on July 14, 2020 In his latest exhibition, Fader presents Best Lives — portraits made by and for the queer community — alongside a powerful digital installation that maps LGBTQ hate crimes in America “They’re like gigantic formal portraits of queer society,” says Sean Fader, guiding his laptop through Denny Dimin Gallery in New York City, where he is exhibiting three 4x5ft portraits in regal custom-designed frames….Read More

July 06, 2020 Press

Gallery Reopening Featured in the Observer

By Osman Can Yerebakan on July 6 The unspoken rule among New York galleries is that summer is reserved for group shows. Light-hearted themes, unexpected artist groupings, and early Friday closings await gallery hoppers who brave the scorched Chelsea sidewalks. Sandwiched between spring’s hectic art fair season and heavy-hitter solo shows of the fall, July and August bring a time of fallow for the gallery calendars and walls. After the drastic halt COVID-19 has imposed on the art world, this…Read More

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July 01, 2020 Press

Sean Fader in WWD

Sean Fader Explores a New Queer Narrative With ‘Thirst/Trap’ Exhibit at Denny Dimin Gallery The artist highlights queer representation in visual art and the lost history of LGBTQ violence from the late Nineties in a dual exhibition in New York. By Kristen Tauer on July 1, 2020 Last month, NYC Gay Pride celebrated the past 50 years of queer history, marking half a century since the Stonewall uprising carved a new movement forward for LBGTQ rights. In a new exhibition…Read More

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June 28, 2018 Events, Outside Exhibitions

Sean Fader Exhibiting at the Foundation and Center for Contemporary Arts Prague

Read on Center for Contemporary Arts Prague. Apparatus 2.0: The Unreliable Library is an exhibition resulting from a collaboration between artists and organizers from Prague and New York City. Taking place in the reconstructed FCCA library, Apparatus 2.0 reflects on how we gather research and build knowledge about culture, and on the library as a space for contemplation and discovery. This exhibition expands on its predecessor, Apparatus for a Utopian Image (2016) at EFA Project Space in New York, initiated by artists Pavla Sceranková and Dušan…Read More

March 08, 2017 Press

Sean Fader interviewed on NY1

Lots to Explore During Annual NYC Art Fair Week By Stephanie Simon Friday, March 3, 2017 Watch on NY1. NY1 VIDEO: It’s Art Fair Week in NYC, meaning more than 75,000 art lovers, buyers, collectors and the curious will take in one or more of the 10 major art fairs. Most run now through Sunday. Most fairs have an array of admission prices starting around $15 and $25 plus multiple day options.

March 08, 2017 Press

Sean Fader interviewed on BTRtoday

Art Uncovered with Kimberly Ruth Listen on BTRtoday. This week Art Uncovered hits the Spring Break Art Show, a curator-driven art fair that showcases over 150 curators who premiere new artworks created by over 400 artists. The selected curators were chosen based on their proposals that deal with the theme of “Black Mirror,” which is not a reference to the popular Netflix series, but, rather, a concept that includes ideas such as self-reflexivity, especially in the digital age.

March 05, 2017 Press

SPRING/BREAK vs. the Independent by Whitehot Magazine

Occupying Offices: Independent vs. Spring/Break By PAUL LASTER, Mar. 2017 Read on Whitehot Magazine. Armory Arts Week brings the touring art circus to town—without the live animals. The Armory Show, which focuses on contemporary art, looks better than ever under the leadership of new director Benjamin Genocchio this year; it’s sister fair VOLTA, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, shines a spotlight on new art; the ADAA Art Show offers a smart, blue-chip selection of galleries, which mix classic modernism…Read More

March 03, 2017 Press

Sean Fader interviewed by ArtSlant

FACING THE BLACK MIRROR: SEAN FADER’S AWESOME YEAR BY ANDREA ALESSI Read on ArtSlant. Oscar Wilde famously suggested great art “reveal beauty and hide the artist.” For the 2017 BLACK MIRROR exhibition at SPRING/ BREAK, more than 100 curators will feature artworks that explore the dance of identity the artist undergoes—between showing what’s unseen and hiding in plain sight—especially in the face of modern technology, political unrest, and glimmers from ghosts of Art History’s past. ArtSlant will be exhibiting the…Read More

February 25, 2017 Press

Sean Fader at SPRING/BREAK in Artnet

The SPRING/BREAK Art Show Curator List Is Finally Here There’s a lot to look forward to next week. Sarah Cascone, February 24, 2017 Read on Artnet. New York’s SPRING/BREAK Art Show has finally revealed the list of its 2017 curators responding to the theme “BLACK MIRROR,” based on the idea of identity and what artists chose to reveal to the world of their personal selves. It’s an organizing principle that is drawn from the Claude glass, or black mirror, used…Read More

January 16, 2015 Press

Sean Fader in Plastiglass Journal by Annie Shepard

Read on Plastiglass Journal. “There’s a whole lot of authorship going on” Sean Fader X Richard Prince By Annie Shepard, December 31, 2014 Picasso famously said “Good artists copy, great artists steal.” But in the age of the re-tweet and the re-gram, is sharing the same as stealing? How has social media changed our sense of authorship? Sean Fader and Richard Prince’s tiff over an Instagram photo illuminates new ways of thinking about these issues.   #Wishingpelt It all began…Read More

January 09, 2015 Press

Share This! Reviewed by Momus

Querying the New Appropriation Art: Is this Cynicism? By Joseph Henry, January 8, 2015 Michael Mandiberg, “After Sherri Levine,” 2001. The Denny Gallery may have given themselves a curatorial headache with the title of their current exhibition, Share This! Appropriation After Cynicism. There are more tricky connections and presumptions in that moniker alone than in the web mantras and second-person addresses that typically sign most contemporary shows. To begin, the title suggests there was an appropriation art of cynicism. To…Read More

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January 11, 2014 Press

Slate features Sean Fader’s “Sup?”

Read on Slate. “Fantasy Versus Reality in the Online Dating World” by David Rosenberg Signing up on 16 online dating sites and going out on 100 dates in a year might not be something you’d talk to your mother about, but it does provide fodder for an interesting photography project. Sean Fader did exactly that beginning in January 2010 and suddenly found himself enmeshed in a project in which he felt like an “emotional train wreck.” Fader didn’t start out that way….Read More

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