Christopher Meerdo
University of North Texas
Studio Art
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Education

MFA, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2011.
Major: MFA

Development Activities Attended

Other,"Jan van Eyck Academie," Jan van Eyck Academie, Netherlands. (2019).

Other,"Skowhegan," Skowhegan, United States of America. (2013).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
ART 4450, Professional Internship, 1 course.
ART 5900, Special Problems, 1 course.
ASTU 2501, Beginning Photography: Photo I, 1 course.
ASTU 2701, Beginning New Media: Time and Movement, 1 course.
ASTU 3000, Interdisciplinary: Rotating Topics, 1 course.
ASTU 3501, Intermediate Photography: Rotating Topics, 1 course.
ASTU 3504, Intermediate Photography: Photography, Sound and the Moving Image, 3 courses.
ASTU 3506, Intermediate Photography: Lighting Techniques, 1 course.
ASTU 3701, Intermediate New Media: Rotating Topics, 1 course.
ASTU 4700, Senior New Media Studio, 1 course.
ASTU 5000, Topics in Studio Art, 1 course.
ASTU 5001, Praxis: Rotating Topics, 1 course.
ASTU 5015, MFA Project In Lieu of Thesis Research, 1 course.

Teaching at Other Institutions

The Oxbow School of Art, The Oxbow School of Art - Virtual Objects, Summer 2020.

The Oxbow School of Art, The Oxbow School of Art - Virtual Objects, Summer 2019.

Awards and Honors

Team Teaching Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (2017).

Research

Presentations Given

Invited Talk

Meerdo, C. (Presenter), Piet Zwart Institute, Master of Fine Art Guest Tutor Lecture, Netherlands. (20202020).

Meerdo, C. (Presenter), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Channeling / Eigengrau, Chicago, IL, United States of America. (20202020).

Meerdo, C. (Author & Presenter), Bureau Europa, Maastricht, Netherlands, Netherlands. (2019).

Meerdo, C. (Author & Presenter), University of Georgia, Welch Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series, Atlanta, GA, United States of America. (2019).

Meerdo, C. (Author & Presenter), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States of America. (2017).

Lecture

Meerdo, C. (Author & Presenter), Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands, Netherlands. (2018).

Symposium

Meerdo, C. (Author & Presenter), Open Engagement, Observing Power, co-presented with Danny Giles, Chicago, IL, United States of America. (2017).

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

Art - Exhibition, Invitational. Meerdo, C., "DIS.art, Metadata," New York, NY, United States of America. (November 20, 2020 – Present).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "The Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan, 3rd Yinchuan Biennale," Yinchuan, China, China. (20202020).

Art - Exhibition, One-Person. Meerdo, C., "Document Gallery, Bundle Umbra," Chicago IL, United States of America. (2020).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "47 Canal, Diaries: Era of Good Feelings," New York, NY, United States of America. (November 13, 2020December 20, 2020).

Art - Exhibition, Invitational. Meerdo, C., "Königsforst/Skien Kunstforening," Skien, Norway, Norway. (September 2020November 2020).

Art - Exhibition, One-Person. Meerdo, C., "Patient Zero / Maastricht University," Maastricht, Netherlands, Netherlands. (July 1, 2020August 1, 2020).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "LVL 3, Something Blue," Chicago, IL, United States of America. (February 22, 2020April 5, 2020).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Jan van Eyck Academie, Open Studios 2020," Maastricht, Netherlands, Netherlands. (March 4, 2020March 8, 2020).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Atlanta Contemporary, Coco Hunday," Atlanta, GA, United States of America. (2019).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Bureau Europa, Digital Dilemma," Maastricht, Netherlands, Netherlands. (2019).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Exgirlfriend, Grand Opening Survey Show," Berlin, Germany, Germany. (2019).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Forum Triangulare, Come Closer, Aspremont-Lynden Castle," Lanaken, Belgium, Belgium. (2019).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Jan van Eyck Academie, Open Studios," Maastricht, Netherlands, Netherlands. (2019).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Kunstenfestival Watou, Saudade," Poperinge, Belgium, Belgium. (2019).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Stadsfestival Damme, het nest tussen waarheid & herinnering," Damme, Belgium, Belgium. (2019).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Weinberg/Newton Gallery, The Way the Mystic Sees," Chicago, IL, United States of America. (2019).

Art - Exhibition, One-Person. Meerdo, C., "Exgirlfriend Gallery, Positions Berlin," Germany. (2019).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "LVL3, Local Comfort," Chicago, IL, United States of America. (2018).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Platform Gallery, In Real Life," Evanston, IL, United States of America. (2018).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "University of Illinois at Chicago, No Chill," Chicago, IL, United States of America. (2018).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Wilfried Lentz, Parallax," Rotterdam, Netherlands, Netherlands. (2018).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "AND Gallery, March Forth," Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America. (2017).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Floating Museum," Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. (2017).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Galleri Lyssky, Field of Dreams," Oslo, Norway. (2017).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "National Gallery of Kosovo, Hyperimaging," Pristina, Kosovo, Kosovo. (2017).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Phoenix, No Copyright Infringement Intended," Leicester, England, United Kingdom. (2017).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Pilot Projects, Idle Hands: Further Adventures in Metaphysical Arbitrage,," Philadelphia, PA, United States of America. (2017).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Vivid Projects, No Copyright Infringement Intended," Leicester, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom. (2017).

Art - Exhibition, One-Person. Meerdo, C., "Coco Hunday, Sub-Ohm," Tampa FL, United States of America. (2017).

Art - Exhibition, One-Person. Meerdo, C., "Exgirlfriend, The Fantasy of Opting Out," Berlin, Germany, Germany. (2017).

Art - Exhibition, One-Person. Meerdo, C., "The Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art, Active Denial System," Pittsburgh, PA, United States of America. (2017).

Art - Exhibition, Two-Person. Meerdo, C., "LVL3, Displaced Desire," Chicago, IL, United States of America. (2017).

Art - Exhibition, Two-Person. Meerdo, C., "Material Art Fair," Mexico City, Mexico, Mexico. (2017).

Media Contributions

Internet
"DIGITAL DETRITUS: THE PHYSICALITY OF INVISIBLE DATA," The Royal Academy of Art (KABK). (October 6, 2020).
"Pylon-Hub, “Channeling”, Julia Langhammer," Pylon-Hub, “Channeling”, Julia Langhammer. (2019).
"Regioactive.de, “Exgirlfriend at Positions”," Regioactive.de, “Exgirlfriend at Positions”. (2019).
"Pylon-Hub, “Metadata”, Julia Langhammer," Pylon-Hub, “Metadata”, Julia Langhammer. (2018).
"Cocohunday, Sub-Ohm, Conversation with Kristi McGuire," Cocohunday, Sub-Ohm, Conversation with Kristi McGuire. (2017).
"Hyperallergic, “A Museum Floats Down the Chicago River”, Lucy Wang," Hyperallergic, “A Museum Floats Down the Chicago River”, Lucy Wang. (2017).
"Vice, “And Gallery Fostering Contemporary Art Scene”, Nathaniel Ainley," Vice, “And Gallery Fostering Contemporary Art Scene”, Nathaniel Ainley. (2017).
Magazine
"DIAPHANES Magazine, “Channeling”, essay, cover, and scattered inserts, Christopher Meerdo," DIAPHANES Magazine, “Channeling”, essay, cover, and scattered inserts, Christopher Meerdo. (2020).
"Hart Magazine, “Zomertip: Come Closer in Kasteel Oud‑Rekem”, Christine Vuegen," Hart Magazine, “Zomertip: Come Closer in Kasteel Oud‑Rekem”, Christine Vuegen. (2019).
"Monopol Magazin, ‘10 Dinge, die Sie auf der Art Berlin und der Positions nicht verpassen sollten”," Monopol Magazin, ‘10 Dinge, die Sie auf der Art Berlin und der Positions nicht verpassen sollten”. (2019).
"Monopol Magazin, “Berlin Art Week: Positions”," Monopol Magazin, “Berlin Art Week: Positions”. (2019).
"Exposure Magazine, “Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes: #firstdayfirstimage”, Stacy Platt," Exposure Magazine, “Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes: #firstdayfirstimage”, Stacy Platt. (2018).
"Sleek Magazine, “Christopher Meerdo Takes on Digital Information and Violence”, Vanessa Gravenor," Sleek Magazine, “Christopher Meerdo Takes on Digital Information and Violence”, Vanessa Gravenor. (2017).
Newspaper
"Berliner Zeitung, “Marktplatz Hangar”, Ingeborg Ruthe & Irmgard Berner," Berliner Zeitung, “Marktplatz Hangar”, Ingeborg Ruthe & Irmgard Berner. (2019).
"de Volkskrant, “De kunst van de toekomst ziet u in de ateliers van de Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht” Anna van Leeuwen," de Volkskrant, “De kunst van de toekomst ziet u in de ateliers van de Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht” Anna van Leeuwen. (2019).
"Frankfurter Allgemeine, “Ein Präsident im Kunst-Hangar”, Kevin Hanschke," Frankfurter Allgemeine, “Ein Präsident im Kunst-Hangar”, Kevin Hanschke. (2019).
"Metropolis M, “Van Eyck Open Studios 2019 - denkers en makers”, Domeniek Ruyters," Metropolis M, “Van Eyck Open Studios 2019 - denkers en makers”, Domeniek Ruyters. (2019).
Other
"Jan van Eyck Academie, Open Studios Catalog, Lex ter Braak," Jan van Eyck Academie, Open Studios Catalog, Lex ter Braak. (2019).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
Meerdo, C., "Jan van Eyck Academie Fellowship," Sponsored by Van Eyck Academie, International, $9000 Funded. (2019).
Grant - Research
Meerdo, C., "Research Seed Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texas, National, $9118 Funded. (March 2020March 2020).
Meerdo, C. J., "Scholarly and Creative Activity Award," Sponsored by University of North Texas, National, $5000 Funded. (2019).
Meerdo, C. J., "Small Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texas, National, $1000 Funded. (2019).
Meerdo, C., "Hopper Prize Artist Grant," Sponsored by Hopper Prize, National, $1000 Funded. (2018).
Meerdo, C., "Faculty Enrichment Grant," Sponsored by School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Private, $5000 Funded. (2017).
Grant - Service
Meerdo, C., "William Bronson Mitchell and Grayce Slovet Mitchell Enhancement Fund," Sponsored by School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Private, $35000 Funded. (2018).
Grant - Teaching
Meerdo, C., "Team Teaching Award," Sponsored by School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Private, $1500 Funded. (2017).

Awards and Honors

Research Seed Grant, University of North Texas. (March 2020March 2020).

Jan van Eyck Academie Fellowship, Jan van Eyck Academie. (2019).

Museum Acquisition, The Art Institute of Chicago. (2019).

Scholarly and Creative Activity Award, University of North Texas. (2019).

Small Grant, University of North Texas. (2019).

Hopper Prize, Hopper Prize. (2018).

William Bronson Mitchell and Grayce Slovet Mitchell Enhancement Fund, William Bronson Mitchell and Grayce Slovet Mitchell. (2018).

Faculty Enrichment Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (2017).

Service

University Service

Committee Member, Foundations Lecturer Search Committee. (December 20, 2020 – Present).

Member, Washington DC Research Fellows Trip. (2020).

Attendee, Graduation, Graduation. (2019).

Professional Service

Reviewer, Grant Proposal, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC. (February 1, 2020November 30, 2020).

Other, Society for Photographic Education. (October 25, 2020October 28, 2020).

Other, Oxbow School of Art. (2019).

Other, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. (2019).

Public Service

Other, Prints for Hunger, Chicago, IL. (April 2020June 2020).