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Jennifer Hope Davy is an artist and writer whose practice centers on the overlooked, the everyday, and the murky space between cognition and visibility, ideally, shedding light on larger social, economic, and cultural issues. Working across disciplines, her work largely operates in the form of a gesture, an act, or a proposition appearing in/as exhibition, performance, and fiction. Her less subjective work, operates more in the form of criticism and critical analysis. As a former contributor to Art US, Art Lies, and Sculpture Magazine, Davy has contributed essays to catalogues and journals such as: Tracing Mobility: Cartography and Migration in Networked Space, Haus der Kulturen der Welt; Material Culture, TCU Press; Blanton Museum of Art: American Art Since 1900. Blanton Museum of Art; Come Forward: Emerging Art in Texas, Dallas Museum of Art; Excavatio, Association internationale Zola et Naturalisme, University of Alberta.
In addition to art, writing, and criticism, Davy has worked in varying capacities including: curator, editor, producer, researcher and professor of art and media studies. She has held adjunct and visiting professorships at institutions such as: Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston; Transart Institute, New York/Berlin; The Institute of International Studies Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok; and the University of Texas at San Antonio. As a freelancer, she has worked with artists, curators, cultural producers and organizations such as: Art Pace, San Antonio; Between Bridges, Berlin; Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio; European Graduate School, Berlin; Radiator Festival, UK; Refusalon Gallery, San Francisco; Sala Diaz Gallery, San Antonio; Studio Wolfgang Tillmans, Berlin; and Trampoline: Agency for Art and Media, Berlin.
Her most recent projects include a small collection of fiction entitled Pedestrian Stories (Delere Press, 2014), a social practice based workshop and exhibition at FARM Cultura Park (Sicily, 2015) and Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Boston, 2016), and a photographic essay in [Given, If, Then] A Reading in Three Parts (Punctum Press, 2015) also exhibited in Mexico City (Studio Luz Maria Sanchez/MACO, 2015) and Cologne (Galerie Quartier am Hafen, 2016). Currently Davy is completing a manuscript in art and theory entitled, Mourning the Aporia, and beginning her first ‘novel’ as a resident of the Tulsa Artist Fellowship.
She received her BFA in interdisciplinary studies from the San Francisco Art Institute, her MA in art criticism from the University of Texas (SA) and her PhD in media studies at The European Graduate School (CH), where she is also a Fellow.