Joseph Imhauser’s artworks and events use the structure of choice as a medium to create platforms that welcome chance and encourage poetic connection to heighten the malleability of definition. His works oscillates between too many variations to list. In 2009 He co-founded Lyeberry, an informal platform for the sharing of events, experiences objects and ideas.
Imhauser received a BFA from CalArts (2005) and MFA from NYU Steinhardt (2012). In 2009 he co-founded Lyeberry, a mobile platform dedicated to undermining the hierarchical structures of dominant power through informal environments. He currently teaches art theory at NYU Steinhardt. Recent awards include the Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s YoYoYo Initiative for Lyeberry (2014) and the Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Fondation Cultural Exchange Fellowship (2013). Recent exhibitions and performances include: Poetics of a Wall Projection at Parapet Four Seasons, Los Angeles, CA (2016); Rican/Struction: Abraham Cruzvillegas & Amigos, Galería Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2016); Todo en Orden at Celaya Brothers Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico (2016); Anti-Aufklärung at Point Éphémère, Paris, France (2016); Exit: Cartographia de la Creatividad at Museo de Arte de Sinaloa, Culiacán, Mexico (2015); Un Cabinet de Curiosités at Antoine Lefevbre Editions, Paris, France (2015); Roulade: The Hubris Issue at Husk Gallery, London, UK (2015); Lyeberry #13: Luckyday at Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA and Cratér Invertido, Mexico City, Mexico (2014); Body Politics at EMBROS Free Theatre, Athens, Greece (2014); If We Carry On Speaking the Same Language to Each Other We Are Going to End Up Repeating the Same History at PARMER, New York, NY (2014).
Art and Research Interests
Joseph is available to advise MFA and PhD students with backgrounds in art theory, queer theory, contemporary philosophy, collaboration, fabrication, performance, and visual art.
His research interests include but are not limited to political and social events, consciousness, computation, artificial intelligence, anarchism, archives, autobiographical accounts, alternative formations, multidimensionality, revolution, combinations, disruption, bookmaking, boundaries, fetish, organizing, self-realization, multipolarity, affect, communicability, nonsense, everyday experiences and the intersection of social and individual perspective.
Nonsense is sense for the future. – Chus Martinez