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Joseph Akel

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Endgame, 2009 Found Image © Joseph Akel
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Untitled, 2009 Mixed-media 11"x14" © Joseph Akel
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Don't Look Now - I, 2009 Found Photographic Print 7"x5" © Joseph Akel
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Don't Look Now - III, 2010 Found Photographic Print © Joseph Akel
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COMMON TOPOGRAPHIES, 2011 Mixed-media
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COMMON TOPOGRAPHIES, 2010 Mixed-media © Joseph Akel
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Ratahei, 2008 Photography 30"x30" © Joseph Akel
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A World Within, 2011 Found Images © Joseph Akel
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Long Beach Ganymede, 2009 Found Photographic Print © Joseph Akel
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Untitled, 2011 Found Images © Joseph Akel
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LIGNE DE FOI, 2008 © Joseph Akel
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LIGNE DE FOI, 2008 © Joseph Akel
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Auckland, New Zealand
Birth year
1982
Lives in
New York
Works in
New York
Tags
publication mixed-media, photography, conceptual
Statement

Joseph Akel (1982, Auckland, New Zealand) is an artist and writer currently living in New York City. After receiving his BFA (Hons.) from Elam School of Fine Arts, Joseph completed his Master’s degree in Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Oxford. His works have been exhibited internationally in New York, Berlin, San Francisco and Auckland. Publications featuring his work include Self Publish, Be Naughty, Bolo, DIS Magazine, and Dynasty Zine as well as a limited edition artist monographs including XXX and the upcoming Common Topographies. In 2012, Joseph will be a Swing Space Artist-in-Residence with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. In addition, Joseph continues to write for publications including Artforum and Idiom Magazine and is currently working on forthcoming essay on abstraction and eroticism for New York-based journal, Paper Monument.

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B.1982 - Auckland, New Zealand

EDUCATION
2010 - Current M.St. (M.A.) Candidate, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.
2008 B.F.A. (Hons.), First Class, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, New ZealandAuckland, New Zealand

SOLO EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS
2009 Envoy Enterprises, New York, NY. One Day at a Time: XXX
2008 Associazione Culturale Spiazzi, Venice, Italy, American Magic and Dread, Nocturne

GROUP EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS
2009 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA. The Zine Mart in association with the Rock Paper Scissors Collective
2008 Exile Gallery, Berlin, Germany. Summer Camp III
2008 Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA. THE SHOP: Summer Blow Out
2008 George Fraser Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. im/perfection

BIBLIOGRAPHY AND PUBLICATIONS
2009 "XXX" / Limited edition artist monograph
2009 Butt Magazine online / "The Magazine Shoppe" (04.14)
2009 Spank #11- Black and White Sex Issue / "XXX" (02.10)
2009 Butt Magazine online / "Trompe l’oeil" (02.03)

AWARDS / HONORS / RESIDENCIES
2009 Senior Scholarship in Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, Board of Graduate Studies

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES / EXPERIENCE
2010 Emeritus Contributor, Idiom Magazine
2008 Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland, New Zealand, Instructor: Large Format Photography, Studio Lighting, Digital Photography
2007 - 2008 Peggy Guggenheim Foundation, Venice, Italy, Assistant Intern Coordinator