Christopher Clary makes things that we can live through and expand with to know our own affective, queer selves.


Bio
I’m a new media artist using sex and tech to create interactive works for self-discovery and connection.

Most recently, I’ve been working on livestream projects. From Is this THING on?, a platform for artists that received funding from NEW INC, Meta Open Arts, Gray Area, Goethe Institute, and the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. And Untitled (Larry & Bobby Kissing), a commission for ICP that was awarded by the New Jersey Council on the Arts. To The Chrisy Show, a talk show that was supported by an Eyebeam fellowship and NEW INC membership.

Also thankful to be commissioned by Rhizome, honored at Les Rencontres d’Arles, exhibited at ETH Zürich, read at MISS READ Berlin, performed at Palais de Tokyo, collected by MoMA, sold at Art Book in China, reviewed in Art in America, and bested by Hyperallergic.

Public Collections
American University, Washington, DC
Graphische Sammlung ETH, Zürich, Switzerland
International Center of Photography, Library, New York, NY
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, Library, New York, NY
Rhizome, New York, NY
Richmond Museum of Art, Richmond, VA
University of Buffalo, Library, The Poetry Collection, Buffalo, NY
Walker Art Center, Library, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, Library, New York, NY

Honors
2022 Grant; Gray Area, Goethe Institute, and the Federal Foreign Office of Germany; C/Change R&D Lab
2022 Grant; Meta Open Arts and NEW INC; Next Web Seed Grant
2021 Award; New Jersey State Council on the Arts; Interdisciplinary Performance
2020 Fellowship; Eyebeam; Rapid Response for a Better Digital Future
2020 Membership; NEW INC; Rhizome’s Art & Code
2015 Commission; Rhizome; The Download
2011 Nomination; Rencontres d’Arles; Discovery Award
2009 Residency; Artists Alliance
2006 Residency; Exit Art

Exhibitions
2024 Reverse Tar Pit, Brooklyn Art Cluster, Brooklyn, NY
2023 Reverse Tar Pit, New Art City, online
2023 MEMORY CARD, New Art City, online
2021 NFS NSFW NFT, New Art City, online
2019 Archive as Artificial Scenery in Photobooks, abC, Beijing, China
2019 The Goodwink Conspiracy, Sydney, Australia
2019 Ding / Unding, Graphische Sammlung ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2018 Internet Yami-Ichi, Rhizome, NADA Art Fair, New York, NY
2018 Private Practice, Practice Gallery, Paris, France
2017 Je est un autre: the vernacular in photobooks, ICP Library, New York, NY
2017 Write: Kevin, Poster, Practice Gallery, New York, NY
2017 Re: Art Show, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Public, Private, Secret, ICP, New York, NY
2016 Adult Material, Galerie Andreas Schmidt, Berlin
2016 Piss Elegant, BGSQD, New York, NY
2016 Art Must Go, Circus Books, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Sorry to dump on you like this.zip, The Download, Rhizome, New York, NY
2014 Come and Play, Dream The End, New York, NY
2012 I Dream of a Threesome, Splatterpool Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Cloud Nine, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Discovery Award, Les Rencontres, Arles, France
2011 24 Days of Matter Printed, Printed Matter, New York, NY
2011 CurateNYC, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Ides of March, ABC No Rio, New York, NY
2009 Gay Men Play, New York Photo Festival, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Beta Program, Fragmental Museum, New York, NY
2009 Feedback, Cuchifritos, New York, NY
2009 Small is the New Big, Scope, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
2009 12x12, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
2008 The Sparky Show, Schroeder Romero/Winkleman, New York, NY
2007 Face Off, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
2006 American Seven, WORKS San Jose, San Jose, CA
2006 The Artist Studio, Exit Art, New York, NY
2005 Homomuseum, Exit Art, New York, NY
2004 Silhouette, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
2004 Queer Art/Body Commodities, WORKS San Jose, San Jose, CA
2004 Suitcase Project, Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
2004 Small Works, 80 Washington Square East Gallery, New York, NY
1996 New York State Biennial, New York State Museum, Albany, NY
1995 Regional Biennial, Memorial Art Museum, Rochester, NY
1995 University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA
1995 MFA Thesis, The American University, Washington, DC
1995 Montecastelli Art Gallery, Montecastelli, Umbria, Italy
1990 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
1990 Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Performances

2024 Is this THING on?, Season 3, online
2023 Is this THING on?, Season 2, online
2022 Is this THING on?, Season 1, online
2020-2022 The Chrisy Show, Chaturbate, online
2021 NFS NSFW NFT, New Art City, online
2020 Montez Press Radio, New York, NY
2020 Killer Dentist Press, Aeon Bookstore, New York, NY
2019 JELLY COUNTY, Topos Bookstore, Queens, NY
2019 Paris Ass Book Fair, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2018 All Used Up, ICP, New York, NY
2018 WordHack, Babycastles, New York, NY
2018 Paris Ass Book Fair, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2018 The Diamond Stingily Show, PS1, Queens, NY
2017 Interrupt 4, Brown University, Providence, RI
2017 Wonder Books and Troll Thread, BABZ Fair, Queens, NY
2017 Re: Art Show, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Baxter St. Camera Club, New York, NY
2016 WordHack, Babycastles, New York, NY
2012 Space is the Place, Brooklyn, NY

Talks
2024 Reverse Tar Pit, Brooklyn Art Cluster, Brooklyn, NY
2023 Reverse Tar Pit, ONX Studio, New York, NY
2023 Tumblr, Rhizome in partnership with NEW MUSEUM, New York, NY
2021 Alt Romance, NEW INC in partnership with Rhizome, online
2019 Queering the Collection, Book Launch, ICP, New York, NY
2018 Queering the Collection, Workshop, ICP, New York, NY
2018 Queering the Collection, All Used Up, ICP, New York, NY
2018 Queering the Collection, Emergency Readings, ICP, New York, NY
2017 Interior Decorating, BGSQD, New York, NY
2016 The Classroom, New York Art Book Fair, New York, NY
2011 Discovery Award, Les Rencontres, Arles, France
2009 Photography of Sex Between Men, NY Photo Festival, Brooklyn, NY

Publications
2022 404: Kevin, self-published, Foundation
2021 Crypto: Kevin, Cultural Traffic, OpenSea
2019 Ugency Reader 1, Queer.Archive.Work
2019 FkN JPGs on Tumblr, TROLL THREAD
2019 FkN JPGs on PAOM, self-published
2019 Post: Kevin, self-published
2019 Open: Kevin, self-published
2018 Re: Kevin, TROLL THREAD
2018 Hex: Kevin, self-published
2018 Screen: Kevin, self-published
2018 FkN JPGs on iTunes, self-published
2018 FkN JPGs on Cam4, TROLL THREAD
2017 FkN JPGs on eBay, TROLL THREAD
2017 Write: Kevin, self-published
2016 My Porn, Volume 1, self-published
2016 Sorry to dump on you like this.zip, Printed Web Editions
2016 Printed Web 4, Library of the Printed Web
2016 Photo by __________, Issue 1, self-published
2016 Photo by __________, Issue 2, self-published

Book Fairs
2023 Internetausdrucker, Rhizome at Dunkunsthalle, New York, NY
2202 Internet Yami-Ichi, New York, NY
2019 abC, Beijing, China
2019 Internet Yami-Ichi, New York, NY
2019 New York Art Book Fair, PS1, Queens, NY
2019 Paris Ass Book Fair, Paris, France
2019 NY Queer Zine Book Fair, New York, NY
2018 New York Art Book Fair, PS1, Queens, NY
2018 NY Queer Zine Book Fair, New York, NY
2018 Paris Ass Book Fair, Paris, France
2017 New York Art Book Fair, PS1, Queens, NY
2017 NY Queer Zine Book Fair, New York, NY
2016 Internet Yami-Ichi, Queens, NY
2016 Zine Fair, Baxter St at Camera Club of New York, NY
2016 New York Art Book Fair, PS1, Queens, NY

Curatorial
2021 This the wrong place to die, The Wrong Biennale, online
2021 NFS NSFW NFT, New Art City, online
2019 QUEERZ.MOV, Empirical Nonsense, New York, NY
2018 All Used Up, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
2018 Emergency Readings, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
2018 Queering the Collection, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
2017 SAFE, The Wrong Biennale, online

Bibliography

2023 Aura of an Era, Rhizome, Larissa Pham
2022 Artist Award Roundup, Art News
2022 A Decade to Download, The Internet Yami-Ichi 2012-2022
2021 From Blockchain to Browser, Exhibiting NFTs, Art in America, Brian Droitcour
2021 Canal 180, Portuguese cable TV
2019 JM Media, China, Li Daning
2019 With the Artists of the Paris Ass Art Book Fair, Vice, France, Matthieu Foucher
2018 Temporary Autonomous Installations, ICP Library Blog, Bernard Yenelouis
2018 Queering Collections with Christopher Clary, ICP Library Blog, Patricia Silva
2018 Artslant, Christian Petersen
2017 The Guy Who Makes Art Out of the Internet, Vice, February Issue, Paul Soulellis
2017 ICP Library Blog, Emily Dunne and Bernard Yenelouis
2017 Elephant Magazine, David Evans
2016 Elephant Magazine, Robert Shore
2016 The Year According to, Walker Art Center, Paul Soulellis
2015 Hyperallergic, Hrag Vartanian
2015 Artnet, Ben Davis
2015 The Download, Rhizome, Paul Soulellis
2015 Butt Magazine
2012 Nightcharm
2012 Hyperallergic, Kyle Chayka
2011 Discovery Award, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Chris Boot
2009 Gay Men Play, NY Photo Festival, Chris Boot
2009 Photographie
2009 Photo District News
2008 The New York Times, Holland Cotter
2007 queerty.com, Andrew Belonsky
2006 GCN, Ireland
2006 Metroactive, Michael Grant
2005 The New York Times, Holland Cotter
2005 Village Voice, Gallery Picks
2005 NY1 News, Stephanie Simon
2005 HX, Gallery Picks
2005 jameswagner.com, James Wagner
2005 NYMosaico, Jessica Wilcox
2005 Gay City News, Frank Holliday
2005 The Brooklyn Rail, Hrag Vartanian
2004 Village Voice, Gallery Picks
2004 Queer Art/Body Commodities, David Duckwork
1996 New York State Biennial, Ken Johnson
1996 Albany Times Union, Gallery Picks

Experience
2021-2022 Member, POD Advisory Committee, Eyebeam, New York, NY
2022 Teacher, Is this THING on? Workshop, Gray Area Festival, San Francisco, CA
2018 Teacher, Digital Day Camp, Eyebeam, New York, NY
1997-2002 Studio Assistant, Byron Kim, Brooklyn, NY
1997-2001 Studio Assistant, Glenn Ligon, Brooklyn, NY
1994-1995 Teacher, American University, Washington, DC

Education
1995 MFA, American University, Washington, DC
1990 BS, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Born in 1968
Based on the Jersey shore