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Joel Kuennen

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La Crosse, WI

Lives in
Brooklyn, NY

Works in
Brooklyn, NY


University of Wisconsin, 2007, BA
Justus-Liebig Universitaet, Giessen Germany, 2005
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2010, MAVCS

digital, conceptual, video-art, installation, sculpture


Joel Kuennen received his MA in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. He has published in America and the UK and was selected to participate in the Arts Writers Grant Workshop, 2012. He was a contributor and an editor of The Contemporary Visual Studies Reader which was published by Routledge in late 2012 in collaboration with James Elkins, Maureen Burns, Alicia Chester, and Kristi McGuire. His thesis at the School of the Art Institute Chicago explored conditions of subjectivity as constructed through spatial relationships. His current research interests are centered around digital selves, new media art, the intersection of politics and cultural production, and online art communities. He is the chief curator at ArtSlant and has curated the ArtSlant Prize exhibition since 2012. 

He is the Chief Operations Officer and a Senior Editor at 


Recent Exhibits

Joel Kuennen participated in these exhibits:

May, 2013 Tumblr Arts Summit
ArtPadSF Art Fair
Dec, 2015 ArtSlant Prize Exhibition 2015
Aqua Art Miami
Jul, 2015 A Flânerie: Brett Day Windham
Art Marbella
Jun, 2014 Mythology of Masculinity
Pop-Up Art Loop
Apr, 2014 Douglas Mandry: Promised Land
Pop-Up Art Loop
Nov, 2013 ArtSlant Prize Presents: Hesitations, by Emily Hermant
Pop-Up Art Loop
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Exhibited with these artists
Joel Kuennen has Exhibited with these artists:

Kara Q. Smith
Exhibited at these venues
Joel Kuennen has Exhibited at these venues:

ArtPadSF Art Fair
curated with these artists
curated at these venues
Joel Kuennen has curated at these venues:

Aqua Art Miami Art Marbella
Pop-Up Art Loop

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