June 4, 2017
Matt Keegan was born in Manhasset, New York, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His solo exhibition, Generation, was presented at Participant Inc, New York, earlier this year. An iteration of Generation, titled Replicate, will open at the Carpenter Center of Visual Arts in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in October. In January, A Traveling Show (with Kay Rosen) closed at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. This exhibition began in Austria as Eine Wanderausstellung (A Traveling Show) at Grazer Kunstverein, Graz. Recent group exhibitions include The Artist’s Museum at the Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston; The Sun Placed in the Abyss at the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio; We Are the Center for Curatorial Studies at CCS Bard Hessel Museum; Reconstructions: Recent Photographs and Video from the Met Collection, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim, Guggenheim Museum, New York. A monograph, OR, was copublished by Inventory Press in conjunction with Keegan’s 2015 solo show, Portable Document Format, at Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger, Norway. Keegan is the cofounding editor and publisher of North Drive Press (2004–2010) and founding editor of == (2012 and 2014).
Siobhan Liddell was born in Worksop, England, and lives and works in New York City. She is a graduate of Central Saint Martins School of Art in London. In addition to being exhibited regularly in New York City, Liddell’s work has been featured in the 1996 Whitney Biennial; the Yokohama Triennale; the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, England; the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; and CCA Kitakyushu, Japan. Her work is in the collections of the UCLA Hammer Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Dallas Museum of Art. She has collaborated with artists, dancers, and musicians and was the recipient of the Rome Prize, Vera List Fellowship, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award.
Frederick Weston was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and currently lives and works in New York City. He is a self-taught artist who studied fashion design and participated in the vogue and club scenes in Detroit before moving to New York to enter the world of art and fashion in the early 1990s. He is a prolific designer and interdisciplinary artist working in varied media: drawing, collage, sculpture, photography, performance, and creative writing. He has developed a vast and elaborate archive of images and ephemera related to fashion, the male body, queer subjects, and advertising. Weston’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions and programs with Visual AIDS including panels at La Mama Gallery and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. In June 2017, his work will be featured in Found, an exhibition curated by Avram Finkelstein, at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City. A recently completed oral history with Weston, by Ted Kerr, was conducted for the Archives of American Art’s Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project.