Education
University of California Los Angeles, MFA, Interdisciplinary Studio, 2006
Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, NY 2001
Hampshire College, BA, Amherst, MA 1999

Solo Exhibitions and Commissions
2017
upcoming Kunsthalle Lissabon

2016
Emily Roysdon: Photos and Prints 2001-2016, Higher Pictures (New York)

2015
Comedy of Margin Theatre, Secession (Vienna)
If Only a Wave, Participant, Inc. (New York)
Here We LTTR: 2002-2008, Tensta Konsthall (Stockholm)

2014
Uncounted, two year co- commission by Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) and If I Can’t Dance I Don't Want to be Part of Your Revolution, Edition V – Appropriation and Dedication
Uncounted Futures, two year commission by T:BA Festival, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art

2013
By Any Other Name, two year co- commission by Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) and
If I Can’t Dance I Don't Want to be Part of Your Revolution, Edition V – Appropriation and Dedication
Minor Theatre (wrkshp 1), two year commission by T:BA Festival, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art

2012
I Am a Helicopter, Camera, Queen, Tate Live Performance Room, Tate Modern (London)
Minor Theatres + Queer Documents, tranzitdisplay (Prague)
Pause, Pose, Discompose, Visual Art Center, University of Texas, Austin

2011
POSITIONS, Art in General (New York) (catalog)
A Gay Bar Called Everywhere (with costumes and No Practice), The Kitchen (New York)

2010
If Don’t Move Can You Hear Me?, Matrix 235, Berkeley Art Museum
Sense and Sense, Konsthall C (Stockholm)

2008
Work, Why, Why not, Weld (Stockholm)

Select Exhibitions
2017
Ten Days Six Nights, Tate Modern (London)
Gordon Matta-Clark, Serralves Museum (Porto)

2016
Gwangju Biennale
Secret Surface, KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin)
The Bill, Artspace (Auckland)
Performing the Grid, Ben Maltz Gallery (Los Angeles)
The Holes, Künstlerhaus Bremen (Bremen)
Enacting Stillness, The 8th Floor Gallery (New York)
Open Sesame, The Lumber Room (Portland)

2015
The Heart is a Frame, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Do Disturb, Palais de Tokyo (Paris)
Society Acts, kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Riga)
Aurora, Dallas Contemporary
Tempremental, Doris McCarthy Gallery (Toronto)

2014
Sites of Reason: A Selection of Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art (New York)
Moderna Exhibition; Society Acts, Moderna Museet (Malmo)
Biennale of Sydney
Still Acts, La MaMa Gallery (New York)
Skeptical Thoughts on Love, Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart
The Heart is a Frame, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Pier 54, Highline, (New York)
Queering Citizenship, Satellite Gallery, Vancouver
Framed Movements, Australian Center for Contemporary Art (Melbourne)

2013
Future Generation Art Prize, Palazzo Contarini Polignac (Venice)
Laboratory of the Future, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle (Warsaw)
Step Right In, Visual Art Center, University of Texas, Austin

2012
Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre (Kiev)
Abstract Possible; The Stockholm Synergies, Tensta Konsthall (Stockholm)
Yoko Ono: Grapefruit, Moderna Museet (Stockholm)
Coming After, The Power Plant (Toronto)
Photography Is, Higher Pictures (New York)
Nothing is forgotten, some things considered, UKS (Oslo)
Social Choreography, Gallery TPW (Toronto)
Read, Look, We promise it’s not dangerous, Emily Harvey Foundation (New York)
Millennium Magazines, Museum of Modern Art Library (New York)

2011
Dance/ Draw, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (catalog)
Time Again, Sculpture Center (New York) (catalog)
Abstract Possible, Museo Tamayo (Mexico City)
Untold Stories, Kunsthalle Talinn
NY Temporary, Center for Photography and the Moving Image (New York)
Always The Young Stranger, Higher Pictures (New York)
Through Symbolic Worlds, International Project Space (Birmingham, UK)
Symposion, The Event, (Birmingham, UK)

2010
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art (New York) (catalog)
Manifesta 8 (Murcia, Spain) (catalog)
Bucharest Biennial, Pavilion UniCredit (Bucharest)
Mixed Use: Manhattan, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid) (catalog)
Greater NY, MoMA/PS1 (New York) (catalog)
Undercurrents, The Kitchen (New York) (catalog)

2009
The Generation Show; Younger Than Jesus, New Museum (New York) (catalog)
Character Generator, Eleven Rivington (New York)
Artists’ Books as (Sub)Culture, Center for Book Arts (New York)

2008
If We Can't Get It Together, The Power Plant (Toronto)
History Keeps Me Awake at Night, PPOW (New York)
Radical Drag: Transformative Performance, Galerie SAW Gallery (Ottawa)
The Way That We Rhyme, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco)
Body Fluids, Conflict Room (Antwerp)
"Small Things Fail, Great Things Endure," New Langton Arts (San Francisco)

2007
documenta 12 magazines, Documenta (Kassel, Germany)
Exile of the Imaginary: Politics/Aesthetics/Love, Generali Foundation (Vienna)
Blow Both of Us, Participant Inc. (New York)
Locally Localized Gravity, Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia)
Shared Women, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, (Los Angeles)
Failure Ridiculous Terrible Wonderful, Park Projects, (Los Angeles)
Read Me, Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena, CA)
Act Out, Studio Voltaire (London)

2006
When Artists Say We, Artists Space (New York)
Eat the Market, Sam Durant’s LACMA Lab, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
this talk we have, this talk we have had, this talk we have/have had,
David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles)
Hot Topic, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY)
Paperwall: Analyzing Images, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse (Montreal)
Flex Your Textiles, John Connelly Presents (New York)
The Searchers, EFA Gallery (New York)
Bunker o no Bunker: por una profiláxis del sujeto, Galeria Ramis Barquet (Monterry)
From mini-FM to hacktivists, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (New Zealand)

2005
I Beg Your Pardon, or The Re-establishing of Cordial Relations,
Vera List Center for Art and Politics, curated by Andrea Geyer (New York)
Wear Me Out, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives (Los Angeles)
A Wave of New Rage Thinking, Printed Matter (New York)
Can I Get a Witness, Longwood Arts Project, Bronx Museum of Art, (Bronx, NY)

2004
Dance Dance Revolution, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University (New York)
Experimental Media for Feminist Tresspass, Pilot Television (Chicago)
Publish and be Damned, Cubitt Gallery (London) Casco Projects (Utrecht)
Lesbians to the Rescue, New Image Art (Los Angeles)
24/7: Wilno - Nueva York (visa para), Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Explosion LTTR, Art in General (New York)

2003
Influence, Anxiety, and Gratitude, MIT List Visual Art Center (Cambridge, MA)

Other Performances
Expo Zero, Boris Charmatz’s Musee de la Danse, May 7, 2016, Museum of Modern Art. Warsaw
Uncounted (performance 7), April 30, 2016, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Uncounted (performance 6), November 7, 2015, Kunsthalle Zurich
Uncounted (performance 5), September 11, 2015, TBA21, Vienna
Uncounted (performance 4), February 22, 2015, Participant, Inc, New York
By Any Other Name, February 13, 2013, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
By Any Other Name, November 9-10, 2013, Playground Festival, STUK, Leuven
Rigor, with Luciana Achugar, Levi Gonzalez, David Watson, December 2, 2011, Movement Research 20th Anniversary Festival commission, New York
Interim, with Ian White, April 22, 2010, Chisenhale Gallery, London
LTTR at WACK!, 2008, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Let’s Take The Role, 2005, The Kitchen, New York

Curatorial Projects
Illegitimate and Herstorical, AiR Gallery, Brooklyn, 2012
"Into the body or into the medium," video program, Tate Modern, London, February 25, 2012
Ecstatic Resistance, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO, 2009
Ecstatic Resistance, X Initiative, New York City, 2009
Shared Women (with A.L. Steiner, Eve Fowler), Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, 2007

Costume Design
You’re Me, choreographer Faye Driscoll, The Kitchen, April 12-21, 2012
Armed Guard Garden, choreographer Vanessa Anspaugh, New York Live Arts, February 15-18 2012
Counterfeit Scenario, choreographer Levi Gonzalez, The Kitchen, February 9-11 2012

Other Collaborations
The Knife, songwriter, 2012
JD Samson & MEN, songwriter, 2008-2012
UNIQLO and MoMA Design, Message Art Now!, t-shirt design, 2011
LA Eyeworks, eyeglass edition, 2007-2009

Select Screenings
2013International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (Germany)
2012Lux/ ICA Biennial of Moving Images (London)
2010
Berlinale, Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin
Images Festival (Toronto)
2009
Nostalgia Isn't What It Used to Be, Light Industry (New York)
Subject in Process, Center for Contemporary Art (Glasgow)
Six Tuesdays After Film as a Critical Practice, LUX 28 (London)
Art, Cinema, and Context Now, Arsenal - Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. (Berlin)
Together Alone, Power Plant (Toronto)
2008
Whose History?, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (Germany)
Performance on Film, FLACC Casino Modern (Gent, Belgium)
2007
Film as a Critical Practice, Office for Contemporary Art, (Oslo, Norway)
The Dead, Absent, and Fictitious, Documenta Halle, Documenta 12 (Kassel, Germany)
A weekend of work from the Cinenova collection, Whitechapel Gallery (London)
2006
Feminist Legacies and Potentials in Contemporary Art Practice, symposium of “If I Can’t Dance”, with by Helena Rickett, De Appel (Amsterdam)
“the fantasy of failed utopias and a girls daydream,” Stedelijk Museum CS (Amsterdam), National Center Contemporary Art (Moscow), Kuenstlerhaus Stuttgart (Stuttgart), Ballhaus Ost (Berlin), Galerie Meerrettich (Berlin)
Every Body Moves Against Control, MIX 2006 (New York, NY)
The Dead, Absent, and Fictitious, Outfest 2006 (Los Angeles)
End of Gays, curated by Jose Munoz, Outfest 2006, (Los Angeles)
2005
Multitudinario, Sala de Art Publico Siqueiros (Mexico City)
Pilot Television: New Ground, and UP!, Care Of Gallery (Milan), Artmosphere (Vienna)
F- (The Failures of Queerness), curated by Jose Munoz, Outfest 2005 (Los Angeles)
Transgressing Gender Conference (Zagreb, Croatia)

Publications by the artist (artist projects)
Uncounted: Call & Response, commissioned by Secession, 2015
West Street, commissioned by Printed Matter and MoMA, The NY Art Book Fair, 2010
LTTR 5, Positively Nasty, editor, editorial: Conceptually Nasty & essay: How To Tell When the Rebels Have Won, 2006
LTTR 4, “Do You Wish to Direct Me?” editor, 2005
LTTR 3, Practice More Failure, editor & essay: Anus Rhymes with Famous/The Constituative Affect, 2004
LTTR 2, Listen Translate Translate Record, editor, 2004
LTTR 1, Lesbians to the Rescue, editor & essay: Democracy, Invisibility, and the Dramatic Arts, 2002

Publications by the artist (anthologies)
Queer, ed. David Getsy, Documents of Contemporary Art series, Queer Love, Whitechapel Gallery and The MIT Press, 2016
Otherwise: Imagining queer feminist art histories, ed. Amelia Jones and Erin Silver, Manchester University Press, 2015
Wynne Greenwood: Stacy…Kelly, New Museum, 2015
Abstraction, ed. Maria Lind, Documents of Contemporary Art series, Ecstatic Resistance, Whitechapel Gallery and The MIT Press, 2013
Reading/Feeling, ed. Frederique Bergholtz, Tanja Baudoin, and Vivian Ziherl, Ecstatic Resistance, If I Can’t Dance Press, 2013
New Communities, Public #39, edited by Nina Montmann, From “social movement” to “Ecstatic Resistance,” p 94-101
The Sundown Salon Unfolding Archive, Fritz Haeg (Evil Twin Publications)
New Feminism: Worlds of Feminism, Queer and Network Conditions; edited by Marina Grzinic and Rosa Reitsamer, Locker, “Art as a Proposition,” p 233-243
Exile de Imaginaren, edited by Juli Carson, Generali Foundation, p153-163
High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting, 1967-75, Distributed Art Press, 2006
ed. Katy Siegel, interview Carolee Schneemann on her piece Body Collage, p137

Publications by the artist (magazines)
Artforum, Collective Consciousness: A Roundtable, Summer 2016, p 266 – 277
Stedelijk Studies, Issue #3 The Place of Performance, Uncounted, 2015
Capricious Magazine, Protest, guest editor and essay, 2011
Zehar, no.65, Performance Edition, Talking Back, p 55-68
C Magazine, #104 Winter 2009, Ecstatic Resistance, p14-25
Cabinet, ”Opal”, March 2008, p 6-7
Journal of Aesthetics & Protest, vol. 2 issue 1, 2007, p 98
make/shift, issue 2, 2007, p 42-45
ANP Quarterly, Issue 5, Fall 2006, cover and 8 page conversation with JD Samson
Corpus, Spring 2006, untitled (David Wojnaorwicz project), cover and pages 74-81
Women & Performance: a Journal of Feminist Theory, Volume 14:2, #28, 2005
Democracy, Invisibility, and the Dramatic Arts, pages 123-126
Gay and Lesbian Quarterly, Volume 10, Number 4 2004
Radiant Spaces (interviewed by Jean Carlomusto), pages 671-679
Kutt Magazine, No. 3, Winter 2003
You Are My Status Rose, A Song for Mary Fallon and a Few Others, pages 40-41

Public Presentations
QUEER, publication release with David Getsy, ed., Prem Sahib, Whitechapel Gallery, April 24, 2016, London
“Is the Living Body the Last Thing Left Alive? The new performance turn, its histories and its institutions,” Para Site International Conference 2014, Para Site (Hong Kong)
Dancing with the Art World (with Yvonne Rainer, Simone Forti, Douglas Crimp, Johanna Burton, Tere O’Connor, etc) Hammer Museum, LA, April 26-27, 2013
Expanded forms of Reenactment in Queer Performance (with Cynthia Carr, Holly Hughes, Malik Gaines, Alejandro Segade), New Museum, May 10, 2013
“How are we performing today?” First Annual Performance Symposium,
Museum of Modern Art, November 17-18, 2012 (NY)
We Who Feel Differently, organized by Carlos Motta, New Museum, May 4-5, 2012
Choreography Under the Influence, (with Avital Ronell), Danspace, December 4, 2011
7 on 7, New Museum, May 14, 2011 (New York)
In Conversation with Tom Burr, Sculpture Center, May 12, 2011 (New York)
Gender and Photography Symposium, Princeton University, April 23, 2011 (New York)
In Conversation with Maria Lind, Art in General, April 10, 2011 (New York)
Modern Women, (with Connie Butler, Ruth Noack, Ivet Curlin)
Museum of Modern Art, May 21, 2010 (New York)
Shelf Life, University of Southern California, April 18, 2009 (Los Angeles)
We, Ourselves, Us (with Simon Critchley, Nina Montman), Power Plant (Toronto)
New Art from the American Election, ABF-huset (Stockholm)
Multiple Ideas (with Matt Keegan, Dexter Sinister), Museum of Modern Art (New York)
Tracing the Index, (organized by Chitra Ganesh, Mariam Ghani) Bronx Museum of the Arts
From the Salon to the Moshpit: Creating Spaces of Assembly (with Jill Dawsey, JD Samson) Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco)
Local Operations (with Emma Hedditch, Jimmy Roberts) Serpentine Gallery (London)
Exquisite Acts & Everyday Rebellions (with Faith Wilding, Chitra Ganesh) CalArts (Valencia)
Feminism: Legacies and Reinventions (with Yvonne Rainer, Mary Kelly, Suzanne Lacy, Andrea Bowers, Taisha Paggett) Rosamund Felsen Gallery (Santa Monica)
Impunities: Experimental Writing Conference; Collectivity, Community, Control (with Ishmael Reed, Lewis MacAdams) REDCAT (Los Angeles)
Necessary Positions: A Conversation about Feminist Art Then and Now organized by Suzanne Lacy, REDCAT (Los Angeles)
Ecstatic Resistance, Sundown Schoolhouse (Los Angeles)
Ultra-Red: Encuentro, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (Los Angeles)
Gender and Safety, Civic Matters, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Collective Resistance, London Lesbian Gay Film Festival, National Film Theatre
Queer Failure (with Jose Munoz, Catherine Lord, Penny Arcade, Judith Halberstam,
Nao Bustamante), Director’s Guild of America (Los Angeles)

Publications about the artist (essays and anthologies)
Brush Fires in the Social Landscape: 20th Anniversary, Aperture, 2015
Art & Queer Culture, ed. Richard Meyer and Catherine Lord, Ecstatic Resistance and Untitled (David Wojnarowicz project), Phaidon Press, 2013
Modern Women: Women Artists at the Museum of Modern Art,
edited by Cornelia Butler and Alexandra Schwartz, MoMA , 2010, p. 20, 26, 67-68
Mixed Use: Manhattan, edited by Douglas Crimp, Lynne Cooke and Kristin Poor,
MIT Press, 2010, cover, p 172-175, 199-202, 227

Publications about the artist (press and reviews)
CURA., Issue #21, Emily Roysdon, interview by João Mourão and Luís Silva, pg 156-165
Artforum, Best of 2015: The Year in Performance, Catherine Wood, pg 129-130
Artforum.com, Critic’s Pick: Performing the Grid, Samara Davis, January 2016
Mousse, #52, Forget About the Middle Class, Chus Martinez, pg 176-183
Momus, “What Instruments Have We?”: A Conversation with Emily Roysdon, by Joseph Henry, March 10, 2015
Artforum.com, Critic’s Pick: If Only a Wave, Samara Davis, January 2015
Hyperallergic, Abstraction that Invites Speculation, Alexis Clements, February 19, 2015
TDR/ The Drama Review, Remembering Feminist Remimesis: A Riddle in Three Parts, Rebecca Schneider, June 2014, #58(2), pg 14-32
e-flux, Journal #44 ed. Carlos Motta, What is Love?: Queer Subculture and the Political Present, April 2013
Artforum.com, Critic’s Pick: Pause, Pose, Discompose, Chelsea Weathers, October 2012
Artforum.com, Critic’s Pick: Positions, Corrine Fitzpatrick, April 2011
…Might Be Good, #198, Emily Roysdon, Rachel Cook, October 2012
Camera Austria, Issue 121, review: How Are We Performing Today? New Formats, Places, and Practices of Performance-Related Art, Symposium at MoMA, New York, Judith Rodenbeck
Artforum, May 2011, If I Don’t Move Can You Hear Me?, Gwen Allen, p. 238-241
The L Magazine, April, 2011, 5 Art Stars You Need to Know, Paddy Johnson
Art Review, March 2011, Emily Roysdon, “If I Don’t Move Can you Hear Me?” Tyler Colburn, p120
Artforum, May 2010, Whitney Biennial, Chus Martinez, p. 238-241
Art Review, March 2010, Reclaim the Street (Theatre), Tyler Coburn, p 104-107
The New Yorker, Jan 25, 2010, Ecstatic Resistance, page 21
New York Times, Dec 18, 2009, Ecstatic Resistance, Holland Cotter, page C32
Art in America, March 2010, Ecstatic Resistance, Lyra Kilston, p 147
The Kansas City Star, Dec 20, 2009, Seeing A World That Could Be, Alice Thorson, pF3
The Pitch (Kansas City), Dec 10-16, 2009, Irresistible Sincerity, Chris Packham, p20
Art Monthly, July/Aug 2009, Reel to Real, Colin Perry, p1-4
Artforum, November 2009, Character Generator, Lauren ONeill-Butler, page XX
Reading Room, March 2009, Opening a Closing Door: Feminist and Queer Artists as Historians, Helena Rickett, page 88-103
New York Times, April 9, 2009, Young Artists; Caught in the Act, Holland Cotter, page C23
Modern Painters, December 2008, eMerging Artists, Quinn Latimer
New York Times, July 25, 2008, Art in Review, Holland Cotter, page E4
S.F. Chronicle, Jan 18, 2008, ‘Small Things End, Great Things Endure’: New Look for Feminism, Reyhan Harmanci, G-18
Artforum, Best of 2007, On The Ground: Los Angeles, Michael Ned Holte, page 289
Art US, issue 19, Summer 2007, page 52-53
Artforum, May 2007, World’s Apart, Helen Molesworth, page 101-102
Artillery, May 2007, Don’t Look Back, Christopher Russell, page 17-20
New York Times, March 21, 2007, Collective Creation, In Philadelphia and Beyond,
Holland Cotter, page E5
LA Weekly, March 7, 2007, Must See Art, Amra Brooks
Los Angeles Times, March 12, 2007, Feminism Looks to the Horizons, Suzanne Muchnic, pg E2
Time Out New York, January 25-31, 2007, Blow Both of Us, Lauren Cornell, page 60
Art Review, October 2006, this talk we have/ this talk we have had/ this talk we have/have had, Chris Balaschak page 152
LA Weekly, July 26, 2006, Must See Art, Amra Brooks
Artforum, June 2006, Repetition and Difference: LTTR, Julia Bryan-Wilson, page 109-110
Artforum, March 2006, Top Ten (Strategic Form), Brendon Fowler, page 114
New York Times, March 03, 2005, A Different Kind of Never-Never Land, Holland Cotter, page B5
NYFA Current, Aug. 05, Setting A Pace: Andrea Geyer and LTTR, Amoreen Armetta, Vol. 14, #16
Time Out New York, August 18-24, 2005, Recommended Reading, Emily Weiner, Issue 416, p 64
New York Times, August 27, 2004, Caution: Angry Artists at Work, Roberta Smith, page E23
New York Times, December 26, 2004, Art: The Missed Opportunities, Holland Cotter, page B44
Artforum, December 2004, Best of 2004, On The Ground: New York, John Kelsey, page 65
New York Times, August 06, 2004, Explosion LTTR, Holland Cotter, page E35
Boston Globe, May 30, 2003, Something Borrowed, Cate McQuaid, page C15
Boston Phoenix, May 2-8, 2003, Who’s Your Daddy?, Randi Hopkins

Grants, Awards, Residencies
Future Generation Art Prize, Finalist, 2012
Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant, 2010
Franklin Furnace, 2009
Art Matters, 2008
Wexner Center for the Arts, Winter 2009
International Artists Studio Program in Sweden (IASPIS), 2008
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Swing Space, 2008
Emerging Artist Book Grant, Printed Matter Inc., 2005
UCLA Regents Stipend, 2004-5, 2005-6

Teaching
Professor of Art, Konstfack University College of Arts, Craft and Design, Stockholm, 2013-ongoing
DAAD Guest Professor, University of the Arts Bremen, Germany 2016-2017

Public Collections
Museum of Modern Art (New York)
Moderna Museet (Stockholm)
New York Public Library's Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs (New York)