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Assistant Professor



dean erdmann is a multi-disciplinary artist working in moving and still images, sculpture and installation. Their work in the past several years grapples specifically with how biography and history collide. Accordingly, their practice often centers archival research from pre-existing or self-generated archives. Their work explores class, whiteness and Americana; the body and queerness; place, family, geopolitics, and recuperative histories.

erdmann is a 2018-2020 Vera List Center for Art Politics Fellow, the recipient of the 2019 Urban Glass Fellowship, a 2013 California Community Foundation Fellow, and recipient Center for Cultural Innovation grant. Their work has been exhibited at ONE Archives, Mexicali Biennial, Hammer Museum, REDCAT, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Spiral Hall, Tokyo, Kavi Gupta Berlin, the Sheila Johnson Design Center, Torrance Art Museum, and Public Fiction, to name a few. Upcoming, their public commission for the new Los Angeles Metro Crenshaw line opens Fall 2022, alongside recent exhibitions at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum and String Room Gallery (NY).