Avram Finkelstein, Invited Artist Faculty (2016–18)
Avram Finkelstein is an artist and writer living in Brooklyn. His work has shown at The Whitney Museum, The Cooper Hewitt Museum, Kunsthalle Wien and Exit Art and is in the permanent collections of MoMA, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum, The New Museum, The Smithsonian, The Brooklyn Museum and The Victoria and Albert Museum. Finkelstein is a founding member of the Silence=Death Collective and the art collective, Gran Fury, with whom he collaborated on public art projects for international institutions including The Whitney, ArtForum, MOCA LA, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Creative Time, and The Public Art Fund. The collective had its first retrospective at 80 WSE in 2012 and has work in the permanent collections of The Whitney, MoMA, The New Museum and The New York Public Library. He has created public awareness campaigns for AmFAR, The AIDS Policy Project, The Campaign To End AIDS, ACT UP, POZ, United Against AIDS, and ACRIA.