Jean Marie Casbarian

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Jean Marie Casbarian
Jackson Heights, NY



1999 M.F.A. Bard College, Milton Avery School of the Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY - Photography (Concentration in Interdisciplinary Installation)
1987 B.F.A. University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO - Photography




* solo/two-person

2015 Translation(s) II: Translating the City - Videotage Unlimited, Kowloon, Hong Kong
2015 Translation(s) II: Translating the City - Art Stays International Art Festival, Ptuj, Slovenia
2015 Auf Mnemosynes Wohl ! - Des Gorki Theaters, Berlin, Germany
2014 Open Studios, Governor’s Island - Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
2014 Luminocity - Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC, Canada


*We took the image and put the sound too loud, Curated by Fawz Kabra - Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2013 Stories in the Social Landscape - International Center of Photography, New York, New York
2012 *Rapid Pulse International Performance Festival - Defibrillator performance art gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 *Nothing to Declare, Curated by Karen Flores - The Blanc Compound, Manila, Philippines


The Not Festival, conceived and produced by Choreographer Luis Malvacias and in association with Movement Research, the Greenspan Center in Williamsburg and Gallery Galou, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Pictures Are Words-Not-Known, Curated by Sean Justice and the International Center of Photography - LiShui Museum of Photography, LiShui, Zhejiang Province, China
2011 Chain Letter, Curated by Camilo Alvarez - Samson Projects, Boston, MA
2011 *IN/EX/CHANGE, Curated by Lynn Book for ARTSTAYS 9 International Festival of Contemporary Art, Ptju Slovenia
2011 *Brief Histories, Co-curated by Fawz Kabra & Isak Berbic - Sharjah University City, Al Bayrouni, Sharjah, UAE
2011 Myself, Curated by Marjorie Vecchio - Sheppard Gallery, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, Nevada
2010 *Blind Dates Project, Co-Curated by Neery Melkonian & Defne Ayes - Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY
2010 *INsideOUT, Curated by Karen Brown - Altgeld Galleries, University of Northern Illinois, Dekalb, IL
2010 *Brick + Mortar International VideoArt Festival, Curated by Loretta Yarlow - Various locations, Greenfield, MA
2010 *Shelter, Curated by Victoria Hindley & Nina Goldnagl / 1080 Wien Project - Soho in Ottakring, Vienna, Austria
2009 *The Horror Show, Curated by David & Debra Tolchinsky - Northwestern University Film Department, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY
2009 Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute Retrospective - Redline Gallery, Denver, CO
2009 Transart InstituteWinter Residency Exhibition - Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Sea of Seas - The Slade Research Center, London, UK
2009 *Counting Pomegranate Seeds - Museo Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica
2008 *ArMAR ARMENIA - Asociacion Cultural Armenia, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2008 Waiting 1 : Underneath the Willow Tree - BVOO Galerie, Linz, Austria
2008 *Cutting Into the Memory Hole - Performance for Sites and Citations of Memory Conference, Hampshire, College, Amherst, MA
2008 *The Horror Show, Curated by David & Debra Tolchinsky - Northwestern University Film Department, Chicago City Arts Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007 *Untitled (A Night in Late August 2001) in the exhibition, Unforeseen - The University of Massachusetts Amherst Fine Arts Center, Amherst, MA
2006 Journal Notes, in Faculty Show - Johnson Library Center Main Gallery, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
2006 *See Me/See You, in Reshaping of The Given Form, Curated by Anja Matwijkiw, Professor of Philosophy, Indiana University, NW - Savannah Center Gallery for Contemporary Art, Gary, IN
2005 *See Me/See You - Bad Dog Gallery, Dekalb, IL
2005 *DoubleBlind, in Recent works by Former Artemisia Members - LIPA Gallery, Chicago, IL


*You said you would be there - LIPA Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 *Hollows of Man with voice(s) in Arvest2002 - Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
2002 *The Color of Liquid (Installation/Performance) - Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 *voice(s) - Ironton Studios & Gallery, Denver, CO
2002 Hollows of Man in The Inheritance Project - Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 *voice(s) - Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 Afghani Suicide Boxes, in Size Matters - Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999 Listening to White - The Chocolate Factory, Red Hook, NY
1998 Light Reflections (installation/performance) in Storylines, curated by Susan Krane - Sibell-Wolle Gallery, Boulder, CO
1998 Hollows of Man - Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO
1998 *Lamps, Three Chairs, Three Tables (poetry/performance) with Kari Edwards - Edge Gallery, Denver, CO
1998 *The Reconstruction of Anna Marie Knaus in On the Edge: Photo Based - Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO
1997 *Barnacles, Bedrock and Bedlam - Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996 *Hollows of Man, curated by Carol Keller - Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO
1996 Her Face Erased in Southwest96 - Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1995 Hollows of Man - Spencer Gallery, LaNapoule FRANCE
1995 Untitled - Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
1995 Spoken in Tongues in RMWI Retrospective Exhibition - Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO
1994 Reins  in 3rd Annual Photo Show - Mackey Gallery, Denver, CO
1994 *Spoken in Tongues - Context Gallery of Art, Denver, CO
1994 Untitled, Invitational Exhibition - Edge, Gallery, Denver, CO
1993 Untitled in Women and Madness-A social Construction of Identity - Congress Street Gallery, Tucson, AZ
1992 Notes from a Stranger in Colorado Photographers 10x10 - Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, CO
1991 *Mortal Passages - Context Gallery of Art, Denver, CO
1991 Untitled - Shwayder Gallery, Denver, CO
1991 Untitled - McConnell Gallery, Denver, CO
1990 Notes from a Stranger - The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1990 Untitled in Eleventh Annual Invitational - Colorado Lawyers for the Arts,  Denver, CO
1990 Untitled - ArtReach, Inc.,  Denver, CO
1990 *Notes From A Stranger - Galeria IRUDI Fotografia, Algorta, SPAIN
1990 Notes From a Stranger - Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute, Denver, CO
1989 *Conversations with the Soul - Women’s Studio Workshop, Inskirts Gallery, Rosendale, NY
1989 *Notes from a Stranger - 2/C Gallery, Denver, CO
1989 Untitled in Mountain West Biennial - Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan UT
1989 Untitled - Ginny Williams Gallery, Denver, CO
1989 Untitled - Kyle Belding Gallery, Denver, CO




2014 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY - Governor’s Island, Process Space Residency Grant, August- December
2013 Five Colleges, Incorporated, Amherst, MA - Five College Artist / Research Associate
2004 CAAP Grant, Chicago, ILGrant recipient – Family Archives: Photographs My Father Took
1998 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York, NY - Nominated for receipt to participate in the 1999 Biennial Competition
1995 U.S. West, Grant recipient – LaNapoule Foundation, Cannes, FRANCE - Artist Residency Program
1994 U.S. West, Finalist – LaNapoule Foundation, Cannes, FRANCE - Artist Residency Program
1990 Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute, Denver, CO - Associate Fellowship
1989 Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO - Snowmass Land Company Scholarship




2013 Cover Art for the book, Káukasos,by Ana Arzoumanian, Ed. Activo Puente
2007 Sound Collaboration for Not a Figment of Imagination by Susan Jahoda
2003 Voice Talent for ‘Dolly’  Animation by Debra Tolchinsky (nominated for MPSE Golden Reel Award.)
2002 Cover Art for the book, ‘a day in the life of p.’ by kari edwards - Subpress Collective (Honolulu & NY), Small Press Distribution, Berkley, CA.
2001 Director of Photography for ‘Persistence of Sequence’ - Video Short by Damien Arakelyan.
1997 Sound Composition for ‘Temple of Water’ - Performance by Rossina Calderone at Het Wilde Weten’s Chapel, Rotterdam-Holland.




2015 The Daybooks of Margaret Jurigian as told by JM - Printed and bound by Conveyor Arts
2015 Floating Towards Home (or when will the sun set, where will the sun rise,)essay for the book, Adrift by Magda
2014 ELSE Journal, Inaugural Issue 0, October 2014
2013 Chasing Napalm, essay for the exhibition Less Like an Object More Like the Weather CCS Bard




2011 hetq, November - Redefining Armenian, Turkish Relations via Contemporary Art
2011 Ararat Magazine, February 9, Blind Dates with Our Ottoman Past, by Christopher Atamian
2010 Hyperallergic, June 16, Exploring the Ruptures, Gaps & Erasures of the Ottoman Empire, by Hrag Vartanian
2009 The Horror Show, catalogue essays by Pam Thurschwell, Jeffrey Sconce, Timothy Murray
2009 The Village Voice, August 6, Scares for Intellectuals! by Araceli Cruz
2009 New York Stereoscopic Society, August 30, The Horror Show at The Dorsky Gallery, reviewed by George Higham
2008, December 27, The Horror Show at Chicago City Arts Gallery,  Igancio Vilarreal
2008 Kunst in Argentinien, Visuelle Archäologen, January 11, Ausstellung “Armar Armenia” zeigt zeitgenössische armenische Videokunst ,reviewed by Von Hanna Jochims
2002 KUVO Radio Jazz, Denver, CO, June 21, Interview with Rodney Franks for Ironton Gallery voice(s) Exhibition, Denver, CO,
2002 The Chicago Tribune, April 26, ‘Inheritance’ recalls Armenia deaths, review by Lisa Stein
2002 SHA-ZAM, April 11, Inheritance: Art and Images Beyond a Silent Genocide by Teri Lemon
2002 The Journal Times (Racine, WI), March 7, Art and Politics by Jeff Wilford
2001 Storylines, September, essay by Susan Krane, September.
1998 Daily Times (Boulder, CO), September 4, Narrative Threads by Joe Miller
1998 The Denver Post, September 2, Tales of our Time
1998 Boulder Planet, September 2, Something From Nothing by Jennifer Heath
1998 Westword, February 26, Frames of Reference by Michael Paglia
1996 The Denver Post, December 29, The Colorful Palette of 1996 by Steven Rosen and others (Named Top 10 Denver Art Exhibits for 1996)
1996 The Denver Post, July 18, A Serious Look at Jean Casbarian by Steven Rosen
1995 Nice Matin, November Issue, Des Artistes En Residence
1994 The Denver Post,  December 25, Risky Project Can Take a Bow by Steven Rosen
1994 Westword (Denver, CO), April 27, Alternative Viewpoint by Hart Hill
1994 The Rocky Mountain News, January 23, On Art by Mary Chandler
1994 The Denver Post, January 23, Critic's Choice by Steven Rosen
1991 The Denver Post, August 29, Mortal Passages by Steven Rosen
1990 American Cablevision,  February 22, The Art Seen
1989 Westword (Denver, CO),  April 12, Through a Lens Darkly by Nancy Clegg




2016 TransCultural Exchange Conference, Boston, MA
2009 Institute of International Education, New York, NY - Fulbright-Hays Program, Committee Member, Sculpture/Installation Art review board / 3-year post
2011 Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois - Visiting Artist Presentation & Workshop, Naming the Invisible or the ArtLab, Graduate School of Art
2011 Smith College, Northampton, MA - Visiting Artist Public Lecture
2010 Alwan For The Arts, New York, New York - Artist Presentation & Paper, (under) Mining the Landscape: Reimagining the Near East Relief Archives, read by Nancy Agabian (in my absence) for the panel discussion, Haunting (hi)Stories
2010 Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island - Artist Presentation & Paper, Public Memory/Private Memory – Sifting  through the Invisible, for the forum, Becoming a Diasporic Cluster, Arts in the One World 2010,  Home: Composing the Rooted LocalIn the Rapid Global Environment
2008 Columbia University, New York, NY - Artist Presentation/Panel for the forum, Speaking Beyond Living Room Walls: The Armenian Diaspora and its Discontents, organized by Critic/Curator Neery Melkonian
2007 Transart Institute, New York, NY - Artist talk at Point B, Brooklyn, NY
2007 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI - Graduate Student Critique, Photography
2006 University of Indiana, NW, Gary, IN - An Artist’s Perspective of the Body, Public Lecture
2006 Society for Photographic Education, Chicago, IL - Portfolio Reviewer (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
2005 University of Northern Illinois, Dekalb, IL - Painting and Drawing
2002 University of Northern Illinois, Dekalb, IL - Performance Class / Graduate Critiques
1999 University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO - Senior Thesis Review
1999 University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO - Theater Department Public Lectures with Gregory Walker
1998 University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder, CO - Public Lectures
1998 Denver University, Denver, CO - Public Lectures, Sculpture Department, Denver, CO
1998 Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Arvada, CO - Public Lectures




Jerome Liebling Center for Film & Photography, Amherst, MA - Thinking the Multiple, Curator
Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL - Member, Public Relations Chair, Archivist
Context Gallery of Art, Denver, CO - Co-Founder, Co-Director
2/C Gallery, Denver, CO - Exhibition exchange with Basque photographers Algorta, SPAIN, Curator
2/C Gallery, Denver, CO - Co-Founder, Second Presiding Officer, Public Relations Chair




Transart Institute, Berlin, Germany/New York, NY - Faculty & Student Advisor for Low-Residency MFA Program
ICP-Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies, NY, NY - Faculty & Advisor
International Center of Photography, General Studies Program, NY, NY - Faculty
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA - Lecturer, Photography
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA - Visiting Assistant Professor, Film and Photography
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL - Adjunct Assistant Professor of Photography
City Colleges of Chicago, Wright College, Chicago, IL - Adjunct Professor of Photography
University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO - Honoraria Faculty in Photography




Art Resources In Teaching, Chicago, IL
Marwen Foundation, Chicago, IL - Interchurch Refugee & Immigration Ministries, Chicago, IL
ArtReach, Inc., Denver, CO
Refugee Mental Health Access Project / Victims of Torture, Denver, CO
Colorado Center for the Blind / Department of Social Services, Denver, CO




College Arts Association

Society for Photographic Education