Ceci Moss
Since 2005
Works in Oakland, California United States of America

Ceci Moss is the Assistant Curator of Visual Arts at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and an Adjunct Professor at San Francisco Art Institute. She is responsible for coordinating several exhibitions (both solo and group shows) each year, special projects, public art commissions, and public programs for YBCA. Highlights include solo exhibitions by Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Lucy Raven, Nate Boyce, Shana Moulton, and Brenna Murphy, a large scale public art installation by Kota Ezawa in YBCA’s sculpture court, and YBCA’s signature triennial Bay Area Now 7 co-curated with Betti-Sue Hertz. She also co-curated with Astria Suparak the exhibit Alien She that examines the lasting influence of the punk feminist movement Riot Grrrl on contemporary artists, and toured to five venues nationwide.

She has a MA and PhD in Comparative Literature from New York University, and a BA in History and Sociology from U.C. Berkeley. Her academic research addresses contemporary internet-based art practice and network culture. Her PhD dissertation "Expanded Internet Art and the Informational Milieu" examines the expansion of internet art beyond the screen in the 2000’s, especially towards sculpture and installation, as a product of what theorist Tiziana Terranova called an “informational milieu.” Combining art history and media theory through the analysis of case studies that range from internet art and social media in the 2000’s to Jean-François Lyotard’s groundbreaking new media exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in 1985 Les Immatériaux, her dissertation asks how the widespread technological capture of information affects cultural production, specifically contemporary art, and the kind of critical response it necessitates.

Her writing has appeared in Rhizome, Art in America, ArtAsiaPacific, Artforum, The Wire, Performa Magazine, New Media & Society and various art catalogs. Prior to her position at YBCA, she was the Senior Editor of the art and technology non-profit arts organization Rhizome, Special Projects Coordinator for the New Museum/Rhizome and an Adjunct Instructor at New York University in the Department of Comparative Literature. From 2000-2014, she programmed a radio show dedicated to experimental music, Radio Heart, on the independent radio stations KALX, East Village Radio and Radio Valencia.

Alcove: John Monaco and Shane Murray, American Allure -- Thursday, January 10, 6 - 8PM


547 West 27th Street, 6th Floor
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American Still Life
by Willie N. Steiner

John Monaco's AMERICAN STILL LIFE series brings together two disparate media, digital sculpture and images from the World Wide Web. Harkening to Caravaggio's classic painting "Eros as Victor, 1596-1598" and the subjects of "Easy Riders" magazine, Monaco has developed a new language in the history of the still life. Monaco's objects in this series are purely digital, never taking a three-dimensional form and the synthetic models and their environments are appropriated from publicly available sources.

The result of Monaco's investigation is a definition of the artist/sculptor in the digital era and the age of information.



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“Cyclone” by Robert Henke.


CALL FOR PAPERS - INTENDED TO PROVOKE: Social Action in Visual Culture[s]


Submission Deadline: January 10, 2008

INTENDED TO PROVOKE: Social Action in Visual Culture[s]
The Fifth Annual Visual Cultures Symposium
at George Mason University
Thursday, March 27, 2008

What happens when art is made as an intentionally political act?

This symposium addresses the use of art as a form of social action -resistance - intervention - opposition. We seek to interrogate the ways in which shifts in our understanding of what constitutes "art" are intertwined with social conditions and our will to change them.

Academic or creative work from scholars, students, artists and activists is encouraged. We construe the term "art" broadly, in all of its contemporary meanings: from fine art in galleries and museums to street performance and graffiti to mass media images.


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Live Stage: This is the Truth… [Boston]

This is the Truth and Nothing But the Truth
by the Institute for Infinitely Small Things :: January 11, 2008; 6-9 pm :: Axiom Gallery, 141 Green Street, Boston, MA.

This is the Truth and Nothing But the Truth is presented as part of Some Sort of Uncertainty (January 11th - Feburary 17th, 2008 ), curated by Adriana Rios. Some Sort of Uncertainty also features works by: Bruce Campbell, Lina Maria Girlado, Elias Heim, Brian Knep, Nathalie Miebach, Liz Nofziger, Michael Sheridan, and Douglas Weathersby.

The Institute for Infinitely Small Things conducts creative, participatory research that aims to temporarily transform public spaces dominated by corporate and political agendas. Using performance and conversation, we investigate social and political “tiny things”. These have included corporate ads, street names, and post-9/11 security terminology...



Observable Occurences

Over the course of the Observable Occurrences event The Space Hijackers launched our very latest piece of equipment "Pirate Radio Briefcase". This stylish case contains a fully operational pirate radio station complete with twin CD players, Mixer, Amplifier, Speakers, Transmitter and Aerial....

Using the case over the weekend we broadcast a series of messages to people driving past on a range of frequencies. We broadcast information about tricks that shops play on you to customers in a supermarket carpark before they shopped. Public service announcements were given to drivers to ignore the adverts on their radio's and the billboards on the roads. Comments on commuting and car lifestyle were broadcast to people heading in and out of London.