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Les Joynes (US)
Lives and works in New York.
(image: Joynes in sculpture performance at the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture).
Les Joynes is US Department of State ZERO1: Art and Technology Artist and Visiting Scholar on Contemporary Visual Cultures at Columbia University, New York. Selected exhibitions include: Brazilian Museum of Sculpture, Sao Paulo; Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing; Norimatsu Museum, Japan; the Barbican, London; and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia.
He trained in fine art and theory at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London (BA Hons Fine Art); Goldsmiths, University of London (MA Fine Art); Musashino Art University, Tokyo (Masters in fine art); Leeds Metropolitan University, UK (PhD); The School of Art and Communications, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (Post-Doctorate) and Chelsea College of Art, University of the Arts London (TrAIN Fellow).
He is recipient of the US Fulbright-Hays Award for Mongolia and US Public Diplomacy Mission China Award; Edwin Austin Abbey Fellowship for Public Art; the Japan Ministry of Culture Scholarship; The Royal Geographical Society of Great Britain (FRGS) and the Taiwan Ministry of Education Scholarship. Publications Include: Going Beyond, Art as Adventure (Cambridge Scholars, UK); Mapping Madness: Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing (Neiman Foundation, New York); ProjectAnywhere V2 (Parsons, New York); Looking to New Institutional Models: China’s Cultural Landscape by Mid-Century (Long Museum, Shanghai); Art in America; Springer (Vienna) and his work has featured in Art Monthly (UK), Playgraph (Japan), Commons and Sense (Japan), Sculpture Magazine (US), NHK Television (Japan). He serves on the editorial board and artist-selection for ProjectAnywhere, Australia. He has presented on contemporary art at Cambridge University; University of California; the Bauhaus Foundation Dessau, Germany; Pro-Arte, St. Petersburg, Russia; and La Salle College of the Arts, Singapore.
Image: Les Joynes (left) and members of Blue Sun installing FormLAB at Zanabazar Museum of Fine Art, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 2014.
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